| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Even before the 2012 London Olympics held its closing ceremonies last night, organizers and politicians were already looking ahead to the next round of bidding to host the games. Toronto is examining whether to throw its hat into the ring for the 2024...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold a blood drive on Thursday, June 27, 3 to 8 p.m., in the fire hall at 6275 Old Washington Road.
According to the American Red Cross, 60 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate; however, only...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time magazine reports that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends.
Meanwhile, a six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine, found...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Herbert W. "Bill" Acker, a retired Price Waterhouse Coopers LLD regional managing partner, died Friday of kidney cancer at his Stone House Farm in Churchville. He was 70.
Herbert William Acker — who was known as H. William "Bill" Acker —...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:19 AM
W.H. Auden trawled the Oxford English Dictionary for old and obscure words, some of which he employed in his poetry. He was so fond of the OED that he often took a volume of it to bed at night. We here in Wordville understand that.
Thus there is joy...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Millions of people got a long-distance view of the "Lincoln Bible," one of those used by President Barack Obama for his second inauguration on Monday. Starting tomorrow, you can get a closer look at the velvet-covered Bible that was used for Abraham...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Even as epidemiologists worry about a shrinking arsenal of antibiotics to fight potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are betting on another weapon to prevent infections: robots.
It sounds more futuristic than...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Mary Murphy looked up from the paperwork on her desk one day in May 1968.
A man stood in the doorway of her office — a Catholic priest. He was staring at her.
"Can I help you, sir?" said Mary Murphy.
The man in the doorway didn't hesitate....
| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an acclaimed and influential professor of American history who wrote widely on Southern history and culture and whose book on honor in the antebellum South was a 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at...
| Nov 11, 2012
Every year, health organizations spend millions in the developing world attacking the iron-deficiency disorder known as anemia. They pay special attention to pregnant women, a population highly vulnerable to the disease.
Every year, though, 115,000 of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 2:05 PM
To say that Stasia Manak has been busy would be an understatement. The Old Town resident's list of accomplishments belie her 22 years.
Stasia is an accomplished singer and dancer, and according to her mother, Sandra, she has accumulated numerous gold,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:22 AM
If you are of delicate sensibilities, you do not want to be in the newsroom of a daily newspaper on deadline, because the swearing then and there is heartfelt, vocal, and repetitious.* But journalists have a complicated relationship with bad words,...