| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Jodi Levitan still gets choked up when she talks about her father, Jack Fisher, of New Orleans, who died of dementia at age 90 on Father's Day of 2012.
"It's hard to talk about," said Levitan, 58, of Poplar Hill. "It's a terrible disease."
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile.
Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Michael Phelps said Saturday he's back in the pool a couple of times a week, but he's nowhere near ready for a return to competitive swimming.
Rumors about Phelps reversing his retirement picked up steam after he entered the drug-testing pool for...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
To jolt a young Michael Phelps out of bed for 6 a.m. swim practice, his mom Debbie sometimes resorted to blasting him with a hot hair dryer.
"I was always the worst at getting out of bed," Phelps recalled Saturday at a breakfast fundraiser honoring...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:57 AM
One of Dallas Dance's first initiatives after taking over the Baltimore County Public School system last summer was, as it has turned out, one of the simplest decisions he has had to make.
Dance made a commitment to the Board of Education and...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Wouldn't it be the worst to be an unathletic kid in the Phelps family?
Luckily it didn't happen.
With them, it's all Iron Man this, Olympics that. And now Michael's sister Whitney is about to run the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4 while his other...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Michael Phelps and other Olympic athletes from Maryland will be honored at a celebration Monday afternoon at the Inner Harbor, after which the swimmer will be named an honorary captain of the Ravens at the team's season opener.
Gov. Martin O'Malley,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:11 AM
The only one coming out of the 2008 Olympics with anything close to Michael Phelps' star power was his mother, Debbie Phelps.
Caught repeatedly on camera at the sidelines rooting for her son -- and tearing up unselfconsciously as he inched closer to...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Hilary Phelps was approaching the finish line of her first Ironman triathlon. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" was playing. She was wrung out from more than 14 hours of swimming, cycling and now running, certain that there wasn't a single drop of...
| Oct 6, 2012
At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window.
And at Kali's Court,...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Visa's new Olympic-themed ad starring Michael Phelps just might give America a case of the shivers. Fair warning.
First of all, it's got the voice of Morgan Freeman who can induce goosebumps by reading the telephone book. But the film-work is also...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:44 AM
As the 2012 Olympics in London approach, I'm finding myself feeling strangely nostalgic.
Four years ago, my son Isaac was only a few weeks old, and we were still navigating the waters of the basics like sleeping and nursing and the difference between...