| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Edward Henry Weiss, a retired marketing executive who put the name Wacky Noodle on a children's flotation device used in swimming pools, died of a stroke Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 74.
Born in Brooklyn,...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire?
But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The chanteuse Josephine Baker was the toast of Paris during the Roaring '20s and 1930s. She was exotic. She was sultry. She was chic. She was the highest-paid pre-World War II entertainer in Europe.
She was, above all else, sui generis.
Her life is...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Toby Bozzuto seemed headed for a career in the music industry.
The son of Thomas S. Bozzuto, a founding partner of developer The Bozzuto Group, Toby Bozzuto interned for Blues Traveler in college, working in the band's management office in Carnegie...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Last year, Maryland's Democratic-controlled General Assembly made short work of a Republican-sponsored bill that would have required voters to show a government-issued photo ID before being allowed to vote. The legislation, which closely tracked similar...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Linda Schuberth, a senior occupational therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute who helped children overcome swallowing and feeding issues, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, March 5 at her Homeland home. She...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Actor James Franco, he of the dark good looks and "127 Hours" fame is coming to Baltimore Friday.
But, before you get any big ideas and think this is your big chance to ask him out for drinks or attempt a marriage proposal -- forget it.
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Hate speech is a form of vandalism. It defaces the environment, and like a broken window, if left untended, signals to other hoodlums that the coast is clear to do more damage.
But unlike the proverbial broken window, which urban police departments and...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:08 PM
The competitive chess team at the University of Maryland Baltimore County fell less than a point short of regaining its national title at the 2012 President's Cup, which culminated Sunday in Herndon, Va.
The renowned team has won six national titles...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Is there, or should there ever be, a point when a state is no longer penalized for its discriminatory past?
Not according to the Department of Justice, which recently rejected a South Carolina law that would have required voters to show a valid photo...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:21 PM
Richard Franklyn Kirchner, a World War II veteran and retired Social Security Administration official, died Jan. 7 of Lewy body dementia at the Harmony Hall assisted-living facility in Columbia.
He was 86.
Mr. Kirchner was born in New York City and...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Growing up in Annapolis, Tim and Trevor White were hardly inseparable.
Each brother had his own set of friends and pursued his own interests: Trevor discovered a passion for film early on, while Tim seemed more adrift. But recently, a shared commitment...