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  • A barrage of wedgies [Commentary]

    A barrage of wedgies  [Commentary]
    Social issues are labeled "wedge issues" for a reason. They appeal to emotion. They are easily communicated. They count when ballots are cast. Throw in poll-tested rhetoric and effective manipulation of facts, and there you have it: the capture of an...
  • Q&A with U.S. Sailing's Gary Jobson on the America's Cup

    Q&A with U.S. Sailing's Gary Jobson on the America's Cup
    Legendary Annapolis-based sailor Gary Jobson played a key role as the tactician on Ted Turner's Courageous, which won the America's Cup in 1977. The Baltimore Sun recently interviewed Jobson, now the president of U.S. Sailing and a member of its Hall of...
  • After remarkable America's Cup, Jobson laments event's 'unfortunate' timing

    After remarkable America's Cup, Jobson laments event's 'unfortunate' timing
    Gary Jobson is not only a Hall of Fame sailor. He is also something of a history buff when it comes to a sport that has been a big part of his life since childhood. Which is why Jobson, of Annapolis, was happy to witness this year's America's Cup...
  • Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance

    Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance
    Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
  • National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame makes progress on future home

    National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame makes progress on future home
    Navigator Stan Honey led what was then the fastest nonstop circumnavigation of the world under sail — "48 days and a few hours" in 2010. Sailmaker Mark Reynolds won three Olympic medals, two gold and one silver, and is a two-time Star World...
  • Annapolis native Hutchinson reacts to his America's Cup ouster

    Annapolis native Hutchinson reacts to his America's Cup ouster
    Terry Hutchinson was taught a long time ago to be resilient, to be able to adjust to the shifting winds on the sea or, for that matter, in life. It helped Hutchinson, who grew up in Annapolis and still has a home there, move up the ranks from crew...
  • 'Ring of Honor' wrestling gets a stranglehold on Baltimore

    'Ring of Honor' wrestling gets a stranglehold on Baltimore
    It's Saturday night at Canton's Du Burns Arena, and Mike "The Prodigy" Bennett flexes and preens as his opponent, Ring of Honor champion Jay Lethal, staggers across the mat. As the bad-boy wrestler's scantily clad girlfriend-valet joins the gloating,...
  • Selling sailing to the masses

    Selling sailing to the masses
    John F. Kennedy once remarked that sailing was in the blood of every American, saying that "all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean. ... We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea...
  • Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23

    Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23
    A media mogul, a surfboard industry pioneer, a coach of disabled athletes and the first man to sail solo around the world are among the inaugural inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a Maryland institution working to build a permanent home on...
  • Headed to the Hall of Fame, Jobson still competing

    Headed to the Hall of Fame, Jobson still competing
    The story has been told and retold many times in the 50 years since the meeting took place. Gary Jobson was growing up on the Jersey Shore and for his 11th birthday, he had been given a Penguin dinghy of his own to take out onto Barnegat Bay. "I'm not...
  • Kodak bankruptcy: Why can't U.S. firms realize the potential of their discoveries?

    Your editorial "A sad 'Kodak' moment" of Jan. 21 clearly identified the problem that resulted in Kodak's bankruptcy as a lack of vision by the executives. As you pointed out, it's ironic that Kodak invented digital photography in 1976 but didn't move...
  • Hollywood transitioning from sweet bird of youth to early-bird special

    One of the worst jobs in Hollywood these days might be operating a retirement home. That's because more and more golden-aged actors are passing on shuffleboard and bridge to keep punching the clock on the small screen. Among the busiest veterans:...