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  • For the national anthem, the Ravens go for a pro

    For the national anthem, the Ravens go for a pro
    Just before the Ravens face the Houston Texans Sunday, they will hear a familiar voice — other than John Harbaugh's, that is. It will be the smooth, vibrant baritone of Mishael Miller, who has sung the national anthem for Ravens home games since...
  • Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history
    Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet? Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...
  • MLK Memorial shows dedication to the dream

    MLK Memorial shows dedication to the dream
    Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans. Almost a half-...
  • Itinerary: 10 places to find MLK's legacy in DC

    While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader. Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty...
  • Education fuels Columbia woman's climb in field of nursing

    Columbia resident Barbara Miller, 70, grew up in the post-Depression era in Republic, Pa., a small coal mining town in the southwestern part of the state, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. In addition to economically challenging times, the civil...
  • More Baltimore graduates attend two-year colleges, where they are less likely to earn degree

    More Baltimore graduates attend two-year colleges, where they are less likely to earn degree
    The number of Baltimore City high school graduates enrolling in four-year colleges and universities has dropped in recent years as more head to two-year institutions where they are far less likely to graduate. The Baltimore Education Research...
  • Nancy Z. Fleming, teacher, dies

    Nancy Z. Fleming, teacher, dies
    Nancy Z. Fleming, a former educator and homemaker who participated in a University of Maryland Alzheimer disease study, died Sept. 14 of the disease at Emeritus Towson Assisted Living. The longtime Towson resident was 73. The daughter of a banker and...
  • Maryland law professor was adviser to Nobel laureate

    When University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson was asked to become involved with the Liberian presidential campaign of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he initially declined. But she ultimately won him over, and his efforts helped her become Africa's...
  • Northern Baltimore city calendar of events

    Submit notices via email: messenger@patuxent.com; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is...
  • James 'Biddy' Wood

    James 'Biddy' Wood
    James "Biddy" Wood, a retired music promoter and well-known personality in Baltimore's Pennsylvania Avenue jazz scene, died of respiratory failure Friday at Harbor Hospital Center's hospice unit. He was 87 and lived in Bolton Hill. Born in Lexington, Ky....
  • College reunion weekend prompts memories of the early 1960s

    Two things prompted me to write this particular column, sharing memories of the early 1960s. One was seeing Caroline Kennedy on "The Late Show with David Letterman" talking about her new book based on the interviews her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, gave...
  • Stepping stones on the road to college

    Stepping stones on the road to college
    "Pomp and Circumstance" played over the loudspeakers of the UMUC Marriott Inn and Conference Center auditorium June 15 as students processed, dressed in full regalia. Their beaming families gave them a standing ovation, cheering and clapping above the...