| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:36 AM
The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform?
I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Distinguished alumni Earl Christy, Sheldon W. Cole, Ernest Rodia and Lou Ward have been selected for the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame, the committee overseeing the hall of fame announced Monday.
The Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame will...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:51 AM
After a long drive from Arizona, prosecutors say, Dmytro Holovko pulled up to a meeting spot on Liberty Road and unloaded hundreds of pounds of marijuana — another successful shipment for a drug ring accused of using Baltimore as a hub in a...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:05 AM
These can be lonely times for an Orioles fan in New York City.
But just like the team they love, Orioles fans always find a way. Orioles fans enisled on Manhattan have started flocking to the Horsebox, a two-and-a-half year old bar on Avenue A in the...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:29 AM
A little more than 175 years ago, an ex-journeyman printer from New England boarded a carriage bound for America's southernmost big city. His hope was to start a newspaper there and run it himself.
His friends thought he was out of his mind.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Tim and Sandy Gillen, of Columbia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Gillen to Tom Lipinski, son of Edith Lipinski, of Concord, Mass.; and Dr. Joseph Lipinski, also of Concord.
Shannon Gillen and Tom Lipinski
Tim and Sandy Gillen, of...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Sharon and Jerry Kramer, of Ellicott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Elizabeth Kramer, to Stephen Robert Heussler, son of Robert and the late Marcia Heussler, of Hamden, Conn.
Allison E. Kramer and Stephen R. Huessler
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:16 PM
A significant number of Baltimore teachers — in some schools as many as 60 percent of the staff — have received unsatisfactory ratings on their midyear evaluations as the system moves to implement a pay-for-performance contract that's...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"They do that because they were born that way."
If you say that about homosexuals, you are tolerant and realistic. If you say it about blacks, you are racist (unless you're black yourself). If you say it about women, you may or may not be sexist,...