| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Abe Bortz, the Social Security Administration's first historian and a voracious book collector and reviewer, died Tuesday of lymphoma at his home in Pikesville. He was 93.
Dr. Bortz grew up in Cincinnati, graduating from high school there in 1937 and...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber.
The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Johns Hopkins University's medical school fell one spot to No. 3 in the nation, while its education school rose to No. 2, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings.
The medical school ranked behind those of Harvard...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:05 PM
When it comes to closing the achievement gap between minority students and their white counterparts, the Howard County Public School System is doing some promising things, said State Superintendent Lillian Lowery.
"The partnerships with Harvard...
| Dec 21, 2012
Baysox gift package
The Bowie Baysox offer a "Home for the Holidays" ticket package that features eight undated box-seat tickets and a Manny Machado bobblehead. The package is available at baysoxshop.com until Jan. 4 for $88 plus $7.95 for shipping and...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Taking a cue from what they're learning in class, some Johns Hopkins public health students are spearheading a climate-conscious drive to get the university to divest itself of fossil fuel holdings.
Just before taking off for the holiday break,...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Morgan State University's Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of the university's president for an additional year during a lengthy meeting Friday — reversing a contentious decision to seek a new president at the close of the academic...
| Oct 28, 2012
From his seat in a darkened theater, the 14-year-old boy told the performers and his fellow audience members something that had been bugging him for a long time.
"Adults think that kids don't know when there's a problem, but we do," he said, after...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Aug 26, 2012
As a new school year begins, my preparation as a principal has been punctuated by an unusual and unexpected invitation to Washington D.C. This month, I was named a Champion of Change at the White House by a program run by the Office of the President....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore's next police commissioner believes the drug trade is at the core of crime problems from car break-ins to gang killings. And it's an issue that Anthony W. Batts says he's seen up close.
"I have relatives who have had addiction problems, and...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Charles Carey Deeley, a retired sales executive of a dental supply business and a World War II veteran, died of complications from congestive heart failure Nov. 13 at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. The Roland Park resident was 88....