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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers

    NASA flights could startle Maryland drivers
    If you're easily startled by big, low-flying airplanes, you'll need to get a good grip on the steering wheel Monday. NASA will be starting a monthlong campaign of air pollution sampling, using a four-engine turboprop P-3B Orion to skim 1,000 feet over...
  • John R. Burleigh 2d, civil rights activist, dies

    John R. Burleigh 2d, civil rights activist, dies
    John R. Burleigh 2d, a civil rights activist who had been chairman of the employment committee of the Congress of Racial Equality and retired from the city housing authority, died July 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Hunting...
  • John R. Burleigh 2d., civil rights activist, dies

    John R. Burleigh 2d., civil rights activist, dies
    John R. Burleigh 2d., a civil rights activist who had been chairman of the employment committee of the Congress of Racial Equality and retired from the city housing authority, died July 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime...
  • Touchstone Physical Therapy and Wellness

    Touchstone Physical Therapy and Wellness
    For Kelly Sykes,a career in physical therapycan be traced back to a football injury during his days at Oakland Mills High School.  That injury served as the catalyst that eventually led him to open Touchstone Physical Therapy and Wellness in his hometown...
  • Saved from bulldozer, UM 'hillock' teems with life

    Saved from bulldozer, UM 'hillock' teems with life
    Harvard University has a research forest.  So does Duke.  Yale has multiple forests.  The University of Maryland has “the wooded hillock." a 24-acre patch of trees at the northern tip of the state's flagship public campus. Though tiny, largely...
  • Rev. Marion Bascom, civil rights activist and pastor, dies

    Rev. Marion Bascom, civil rights activist and pastor, dies
    The Rev. Marion C. Bascom, a leading Baltimore civil rights activist remembered for his lifetime quest for social justice, died of a heart attack Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 87 and lived in Reservoir Hill. "A giant has...
  • 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...
  • Cummings speaks of 'perseverance' to special education students at Hillcrest

    Cummings speaks of 'perseverance' to special education students at Hillcrest
    Fifteen special education students at Hillcrest Elementary School, many dressed in button-down shirts and ties or dresses, sat in a classroom Tuesday, listening to the emotional tale of someone who faced similar challenges to theirs decades ago. U.S....
  • First black Naval Academy graduate dies

    First black Naval Academy graduate dies
    The first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy has died, according to an announcement from the school Wednesday. Wesley Brown started at the academy in 1945, after the first five black men to attend failed to complete their first year...
  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living. He was 85. "It's important for America to...