| Jan 21, 2012
| 1:45 PM
It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier.
I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
| May 2, 2012
It's an exciting time to be a football fan in Howard County. In 2009, Mt. Hebron grad Aaron Maybin, who played college football at Penn State, was a first-round pick (11th overall) of the Buffalo Bills and is now making a name for himself with the New...
| May 7, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Mary-Marguerite Kohn, the popular co-rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church who was an outspoken advocate for social justice, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of gunshot wounds she suffered Thursday in a double shooting at her Ellicott City...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Push might have just come to shove. Bill Ryan's Jan. 11 memo to elementary and middle school principals and assistant principals could be sending shivers down the backs of high school athletics and activities managers and more than a few high school...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:44 PM
The sport of bocce was played during the Roman Empire and, as of this past Saturday, is now being played in Columbia as well. Roughly 30 people showed up at the bocce courts off Cedar Lane to open the new league here over the weekend.
Just a month or...
| Feb 8, 2012
Zach Brown won state titles in wrestling and outdoor track and in football rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior at Wilde Lake High School. He was named the offensive football Player of the Year for Howard County in 2007.
| May 19, 2012
Ian Yarmus can spot them when he goes down to his favorite indoor climbing gym in Rockville or when he travels to Seneca Rocks in West Virginia, the place after which he named his now 3 -year-old daughter.
"I remember being 100 feet up [at Seneca], and...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Jurors heard the words of George Huguely V for the first time during his murder trial Friday morning, when prosecutors played a harrowing video of his police interrogation, recorded hours after his former University of Virginia girlfriend, Yeardley Love,...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Babies who develop autism later in life may show signs of the disease in their brain development as early as six months old, new research has found.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of North Carolina at...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Faith Loudon plans to eat at as many local Chick-fil-A restaurants as she can manage on Wednesday — at least six. Other Marylanders, meanwhile, are vowing to donate the amount it would have cost them to get a chicken meal from the fast-food chain to...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Calvert Hall and Hereford both have some unfinished business from last season, while Dulaney, Loyola Blakefield and Loch Raven shoot to get above .500.
The Cardinals lost a double-overtime thriller in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:45 PM
A new Maryland State Department of Education policy aimed at better acclimatizing student athletes to the heat during the early days of practice nearly brought teddy bears and trash cans to the football field this week.
While much of the model heat...