| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On Election Day 2010, with the polls still open, computers placed calls to 112,000 voters in predominately African-American precincts in Baltimore City and Prince George's County with an unusual message: "Relax" and stay home. The recorded message did not...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:40 PM
David Stern, NBA
Still The Man, though the NBA has hit some potholes. Stern imposed the lockout to overhaul an economic system he says led 23 of 30 teams to lose money. Barring a quick agreement, the opening of training camps in early October will be...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:04 AM
In her 30 years with The Dance Dimension, feisty dance director Marilyn Byers has rarely missed an opportunity to welcome back her star dancers at Thanksgiving time. One of those rare missed opportunities came last year, when the two-time cancer...
| Nov 21, 2011
John L. Crew Sr., a career educator whose seven-year tenure as superintendent of Baltimore City public schools in the late 1970s and early 1980s was marked by rising student achievement — and by a reputation as a steady and calming influence —...
| Dec 4, 2011
Megan Connors of Harford County says she got a great education at Auburn University but a brutal lesson on private student loans.
Federal aid wasn't enough to cover four years at the Alabama school, so Connors made up the difference with private loans....
| Jul 10, 2011
| 4:42 PM
The morning after an independent filmmaker heard he's been given a $25,000 arts award, he tried to assess what the check would mean.
Matthew Porterfield, who walked away with the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday, worked seven years as a...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 2:20 PM
The private developers of two high-profile state projects are seeking financing through a visa program that lets wealthy foreigners go to the front of the line for green cards and possible U.S. citizenship in return for a $500,000 investment....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Dr. Herbert Leonard Warres, a World War II combat surgeon who later became a radiologist and headed the outpatient radiology department at what is now the University of Maryland Medical Center, died Wednesday at North Oaks retirement community in...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Fans of the Ivy Bookshop in North Baltimore got some good news today, with the announcement that new owners have been found. Ann and Ed Berlin will take ownership in January, according to an email from store owner Darielle Linehan.
She said the "Berlins...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:42 AM
As a Muslim from the United States traveling to study in the Middle East, I assumed this would be the end to discrimination and prejudice toward me for being a Muslim, but I soon discovered otherwise. Even in a Muslim country, there were ways in which I...
| 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...