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  • Prince Edward presents city's youth a royal challenge

    Prince Edward presents city's youth a royal challenge
    At-risk youth in Baltimore city will have an opportunity to join an international network of young people in taking on a royal challenge to improve their lives by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award-Young American's Challenge. Prince Edward,...
  • Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations

    Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations
    The Fourth of July is more than fireworks and picnics. It's a celebration of the day the Continental Congress took the bold step of declaring independence, vowing to "dissolve the political bands" connecting England and the colonies in order to start an...
  • Catonsville teens in their first synchronized swimming competition in 1961

    An article in the Dec. 7, 1961, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized the participation of several local teenagers in a new aquatic competition. Four 17-year old members of the Rollingwood Pool in Catonsville have entered the...
  • Phelps' voyage

    Phelps' voyage
    Michael Phelps was 15 years old the day he returned home to Rodgers Forge from his first Olympic Games in 2000. He had finished 5th in the 200-meter butterfly in Sydney, Australia, even though he was mostly ears and arms at that point, and it seemed as...
  • 'The Amazing Race': They survived a Japanese game show -- and herded ducks

     
    What a doozy of a season premiere of The Amazing Race! They're not messing around -- this season, the first challenge took place before the teams even headed to the airport. They had to find a license plate off a......
  • 'American Idol' visits Atlanta

     
    Tonight, American Idol auditions hit Atlanta, and the guest judge for the visit is Mary J. Blige. Contestant No. 1 is Dewone Robertson. He says his great-uncle discovered Gladys Knight and the Pips and that another relative played drums for......
  • The opening Opening Day

    The opening Opening Day
    The day the Orioles arrived in Baltimore, trolleys clanged down cobbled streets. Kids rushed to see Pinocchio at the Hippodrome. Banana boats dumped their bushels onto weathered wharves where the Inner Harbor now stands. On April 15, 1954, Baltimore...
  • Leesburg woman stripped of Miss Florida crown after counting error

    Leesburg woman stripped of Miss Florida crown after counting error
    Days after she was crowned Miss Florida, Leesburg resident Elizabeth Fechtel learned the title has been taken away because of a tabulating error. Losing the crown means Fechtel won't be able to compete in the Miss America pageant. The Miss Florida...
  • Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel crowned Miss Florida

    Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel crowned Miss Florida
    A Leesburg woman was crowned Miss Florida Saturday night, earning her a spot in the Miss America pageant in September. Elizabeth Fechtel, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Florida, took the top spot after first being among the five finalists...
  • Gary Conway of 'Land of the Giants' lists Brentwood French farmhouse

    Gary Conway of 'Land of the Giants' lists Brentwood French farmhouse
    Actor and screenwriter Gary Conway of “Land of the Giants” fame has listed his home in the land of the Westside for sale at $2.95 million. Found in Brentwood, the French farmhouse-style residence, built in 1977, borrows heavily from European...
  • Two Lake County beauty queens to compete in Miss Florida pageant

    Two Lake County beauty queens to compete in Miss Florida pageant
    LEESBURG — Two Lake County beauty queens will vie this weekend to be crowned as the next Miss Florida. Elizabeth Fechtel, 20, of Leesburg and Arianna Beyer, 19, of Mount Dora, will compete with 48 others at the annual Miss Florida Scholarship...
  • Miss Delaware loses crown for being a few months too old

    Miss Delaware loses crown for being a few months too old
    A beauty contest winner, stripped of her crown as Miss Delaware due to age, said on Friday she had done nothing wrong and wants to be allowed to compete in the Miss America pageant even though she will turn 25 this year. Amanda Longacre said she learned...