| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:57 AM
When the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001 and Ray Lewis, as MVP, got a new SUV, he didn't want just a plain, ordinary one. He wanted icing on that cake.
So Lewis took his prize to the Belair Road body shop that has become the go-to place for...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Charm City celebrities, no matter where they were, woke early to send seasons Tweetings. Here are just a few:
Raven Terrence Cody @TerrenceCody Merry Christmas twitter and twitter fam
TV reporter Jessica Kartalija @JessKartalija Can't wait...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Growing up in a small town in Alabama that had its share of gangs and violence, it wasn't easy for Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb.
His family dealt with personal strife they later conquered.
And Webb always looked forward to spending time after...
| 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...