| Feb 18, 2012
Major League Baseball's spring training will be in full swing with games starting on the first weekend of March and your Postcards columnist will be reporting from at least one Grapefruit League destination.
But there's another option for baseball in the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award, won for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Today, a controversy exists over the whereabouts of the McDaniel Oscar. In his 1990...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 2:09 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The largest study to examine the risks of hormone-based birth control has concluded the contraceptives carry a small risk of stroke and heart attack, depending on the method and type of hormone used.
But the risk for...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 6:47 AM
The Paschall Brothers, an a cappella gospel quartet based in Chesapeake with ties to Newport News, has won a prestigious prize from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The group, led by the Rev. Tarrence Paschall, will receive one of nine 2012 NEA...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:37 PM
The "American Dream" is alive and well in Hagerstown — in the person of Tuyen Tran.
Some of you might know her as "Melissa," the skilled and gentle nail technician at Nail Palace & Spa in Hagerstown's North End.
This spring, Melissa's husband,...
| May 10, 2012
By the early 2000s, the flame retardant known as penta had become a villain.
Packed by the pound into couches and other furniture, the chemical was turning up in the blood of babies and in breast milk around the world. The European Union voted to ban...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Maj. Joseph Thomas Forney, U.S. Army, retired, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away Saturday, April 14, year of our Lord 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Born Aug. 7, 1914, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of the...
| Mar 2, 2012
After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy.
"Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Date of birth: Sept. 5, 1972
Education: bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University in 1994, law degree from George Washington University Law School in 2001
Occupation: attorney with Stein, Sperling,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Laura C. Lawrence, 65, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Born Feb. 19, 1947, in Jugtown near Smithsburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert T. and Sophia...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people.
He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:11 PM
What should the future of our space program be?
The National Research Council had unpleasant medicine for NASA in its just-released report on the vision and direction of the agency.
A panel of 12 independent experts concluded, among other things, that...