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  • Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win

    Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win
    Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win The comeback of Baltimore's Michael Phelps continued in impressive fashion Friday at the Bulldog Grand Slam in Athens, Ga., as the most decorated Olympian of all time beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 100-...
  • Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79. Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
  • Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space

    Goddard internships prepare students for careers in space
    — Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission. Christen McWithey is 19 years old. McWithey, who just...
  • In Maryland, smoking could cost you job

    In Maryland, smoking could cost you job
    Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center — whether as a surgeon or security guard — will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is...
  • Insomnia Cookies coming to Charles Village

    Insomnia Cookies coming to Charles Village
    A late-night cookie store will open in Charles Village in late July. The store will be open every day until 3 a.m. Insomnia Cookies, a Bryn Mawr, Penn.-based bakery and dessert cafe that delivers warm cookies to the customer's door until the wee hours...
  • Hereford High's Sarah Ashwood selected female athlete of year

    Hereford High's Sarah Ashwood selected female athlete of year
    Hereford senior Sarah Ashwood, with her 5-foot-2 frame and low-key demeanor, doesn't look like a typical star athlete. "She is tiny and quiet," Hereford girls soccer and indoor coach Brad Duvall said. "But people really listen when she speaks."...
  • Father's Day: a day to celebrate motherhood [Commentary]

    Father's Day: a day to celebrate motherhood [Commentary]
    Just in time for Father's Day, I'd like to say happy Mother's Day to all the dads out there. It turns out, you are more like her than you knew. Long after the kids are grown and gone, a mother's body bears witness to pregnancy, childbirth and nursing....
  • Columbia's Factory Athletics celebrates 20 years of building better athletes

    Columbia's Factory Athletics celebrates 20 years of building better athletes
    As an all-county baseball player at Columbia’s Atholton High School and a two-year starter at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sclafani had hopes of being drafted by a Major League team after college. That didn’t happen, so he...
  • School funding falls short for city gifted programs

    School funding falls short for city gifted programs
    Darius Johnson says he's just an ordinary student, presented with an educational opportunity in his freshman year of high school that led him to extraordinary choices: Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Duke, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Stanford and Washington...
  • Marriotts Ridge High School student named Presidential Scholar

    Marriotts Ridge High School senior Tianhao Gao approached taking the SAT with one primary objective: score well enough to prevent needing to take it a second time. To say she accomplished that goal is an understatement. The Ellicott City resident, who...
  • William Voss Elder III, White House curator

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator
    William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82....
  • Across the border, but closer than nationals

    Across the border, but closer than nationals
    PHILADELPHIA -- When Stephanie Ryall steps onto the track tonight at the 120th Penn Relays, she'll be one of only three Canadian individuals at the event. None of the three have run there before. The Hamilton runner says a calm strategy should help her...