| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:01 AM
On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions:
"Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Benjamin C. Whitten, a prominent Baltimore educator and community activist who served as president of the Baltimore Urban League, died Sept. 21 of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Morgan Park resident was 89.
"Ben was a true giant in the...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 9:28 PM
Gilman, defensive end, junior
• 6-foot, 210-pound player was quick off ball, found ways to get to quarterback
• Had 16 sacks, 23 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries
• Opponents tried to...
| Dec 9, 2010
Darius Jennings, Gilman, quarterback, senior
If you watched Jennings score the final rushing touchdown of his Gilman career, you saw exactly what makes him The Baltimore Sun's Offensive Player of the Year.
After taking the snap in the Wildcat...
| Jun 29, 2011
"She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows, sign her letters with X's and O's," sang Sgt. 1st Class Erica Russo as she smiled and swayed in front of a small group of backup vocalists.
As her strong alto voice belted out the familiar notes of Trisha...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
The college women's lacrosse season is still quite young, but Ohio State University's Alayna Markwordt is making her mark. Just four games in, the senior from Glenelg has become Ohio State's all-time leading scorer and its all-time points scorer....
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:40 PM
The Ravens' pass rush will receive a long-anticipated boost this training camp.
Sergio Kindle, who missed all of last season with a severe head injury, will not start training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform list, a source said.
| Aug 10, 2011
A cat dragging its tail through the dog days of summer will have a new place in Catonsville to get a medical check-up after Aug. 15.
That's the day the Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital at 816 Frederick Road makes its debut to the community.
| Aug 6, 2011
| 7:46 PM
A year ago, there was talk of an undefeated season and a possible BCS invitation, a Heisman Trophy campaign for senior quarterback Ricky Dobbs and a seemingly assured eighth straight Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.
It all unraveled quickly for the Navy...
| Aug 30, 2011
You'll have no trouble finding food at the Maryland State Fair. Some of it is still walking around on hooves, granted. But once you're on the Midway, you'd have trouble swinging a test-your-strength mallet without hitting a stand selling corn dogs,...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Roselyn Elizabeth Hammond, a retired Morgan State University biology professor who often entertained at the piano, died of cancer Sept. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Ashburton resident was 72.
Born Roselyn Elizabeth Brown in Grambling, La., she was...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:07 PM
In reviewing "Savage U," MTV's sex advice show featuring Dan Savage, I predicted that it was going to be a culture-wars lightning rod at some point. The show debuted with an episode set at the University of Maryland April 3.
Well, it didn't take long....