| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Congressional wrangling over the future of the overdue, over-budget James Webb Space Telescope has split astronomers in a struggle over billions in funding.
Astrophysicists worry that action in the U.S. House to eliminate funding for the Webb project,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 4:42 AM
At the Maryland Historical Society, they're calling it the Great Cupcake Caper.
Before being arrested by police on Saturday and charged with stealing dozens of historical documents, author and collector Barry H. Landau had brought cupcakes for the...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:40 AM
This week, the Palestinians will petition the U.N. Security Council for admission as a full member state. Admitting Palestine would be a nightmare for Israel and a serious problem for the United States. Nonetheless, President Barack Obama made the wrong...
| Nov 13, 2011
Doug Groft admitted as he walked down the halls of Scott Key High School that he probably couldn't find his way around now, with all of the additions over the years.
He could, however, remember clearly the four years he served in the U.S. Navy during...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Howard Markel's "An Anatomy of Addiction" starts, like a shot, on May 5,1884. A Bellevue Hospital orderly summons Dr. William Stewart Halsted to save the leg of a laborer who has fallen from a scaffolding.
Famous for the speed and virtuosity of his...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 12:18 PM
100 Years Ago
Visiting, dancing, and great pitching
From the Lisbon social column:
"Miss Louise Fisher has returned to Baltimore after spending sometime with her mother, Mrs. Ella A. Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton White have returned to Philadelphia...
| Nov 15, 2011
100 Years Ago
"Mrs. Frances Fogarty of N. Calvert St. Baltimore, visited her grandmother Mrs. John Cole during the past week.
Mrs. Charles G. Summers Sr. have closed their summer home, "Trusty Friend Farms" and are occupying their...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:10 PM
It was an hour or so after the game, on the ride back to the team hotel, that Alex Morgan found a moment to reminisce.
Her second-half goal had helped the United States defeat France, earning a spot in the Women's World Cup final Sunday, but Morgan was...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:23 PM
William Alfred Long, a retired fuel oil salesman and longtime referee of high school and college lacrosse, died of pneumonia Nov. 16 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. The Homeland resident was 80.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington,...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 11:53 AM
It's a great time to be a history buff, with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War upon us. And there are plenty of other ways to delight history lovers with unique gifts.
1. Tour the United States Naval Academy through black and white photography,...
| Nov 29, 2011
100 Years Ago
Horses and POWs
From the Woodbine social column:
"Mr. Beverley B. Bennett is spending some time with relatives in Sykesville.
Mr. Charles Krooner spent Wednesday in Westminster.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolbert spent Sunday with...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 8:10 AM
The numbers are preliminary overnights, but based on the 6.0 rating for last night's prime-time game between the Ravens and 49ers, the NFL Network is declaring it the largest Thursday night audience in the channel's history.
A tweet from network...