| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Terence Kennedy, a financial consultant and adjunct faculty member of Stevenson University, died Aug. 12 of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 73.
The son of a construction worker and a telephone operator, Mr. Kennedy was born and...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 10:53 AM
The Talent Machine Company's summer production of Cole Porter's "Can Can," showcasing its 14- to 18-year-old cast members, ran two weekends, Aug. 5 to 14, at St. John's College Key Auditorium. As in past TMC summer shows, this event could be compared to a...
| 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....
| Sep 4, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Dr. Julius Henry "Jute" Taylor, who was a physics professor at what is now Morgan State University for 37 years and also headed the department, died Aug. 27 of heart failure at his Windsor Hills home.
He was 97.
The son of a brick mason and a homemaker,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:54 AM
Candace M. Pfefferkorn and Michel E. de Messieres
Joan and Louis Pfefferkorn Jr., of West Friendship, announce the marriage of their daughter, Candace Marie Pfefferkorn, to Michel Escande de Messières, son of Susan and the late Olivier de Messières, of...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Jill Rosen went to Michelle Obama's Olive Garden press conference. "I didn't even get a breadstick," Rosen said, but she did hear the first lady commend the Darden Group's pledge to reduce sodium on fat on its menus.
Here's Rosen's story. You can...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:46 PM
Frederick W. Glassberg, a one-time Rouse Co. executive who became a prominent real estate and community developer in Howard County, died Sept. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 77.
A native of...