| Mar 8, 2012
| 10:47 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
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-...
| Aug 17, 2011
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...
| Aug 29, 2011
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...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 3:33 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2011
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| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:13 PM
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....
| Oct 15, 2011
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...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 6:44 AM
"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...