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  • Enough with the 1812 revisionism

    David Brandenburg's letter, published in The Sun on July 4 ("The truth about the War of 1812"), shows the danger of amateur historians who take small facts and from them draw a revisionist fallacious interpretation of the American historical narrative....
  • NRDC report ranks Maryland fifth for power plant pollutants

    Electric power plants that burn oil or coal in Maryland sent more than 27 million pounds of toxic pollutants into the air in 2009. That was the fifth-highest total in the nation and a threat to public health, according to a new report by the Natural...
  • Winter storm warnings in Garrett, Allegany

     
    The hardy residents of Garrett and western Allegany counties - and anyone headed west on I-68 - are under winter storm warnings today and tomorrow as a storm system moves up the Ohio River valley. Garrett could see 6 to 12......
  • Brutal winter blast struck 110 years ago

     
    One of the worst weeks of winter weather ever to strike Baltimore was in full fury on this date in 1899. Brutal cold and persistent, heavy snow paralyzed the city and turned the harbor and the bay into an icy prison.......
  • What I did on my summer vacation, part three

     
    I wrote a 'You Be the Critic' post soon after I started this blog 2 1/2 years ago. If you look you'll see I got exactly two responses, one from 'Robert' asking if he could submit his expenses to the......
  • Monday storm looking more like a rainy mix

     
    The chances that Marylanders will be dealing with snow on Monday seem to be melting away this morning. But predictions that the storm center will pass to our north and west and bring us a "wintry mix" and rain instead of snow......
  • Louisville riverboat fest

    Louisville riverboat fest
    Paddle-wheel riverboats bring back memories of reading "Tom Sawyer" and thoughts of the Mississippi River. Louisville will be awash in the big boats on the Ohio River Oct. 14-19 with its Centennial Festival of Riverboats, which is celebrating the 100th...
  • Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins

    Intersex fish found in 3 Pennsylvania river basins
    Male fish carrying eggs – intersex fish – have been found in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river basins, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The research found that...
  • Hooking musky from land requires an understanding of its habitat

    PITTSBURGH Honored by the Ojibwa Indians who gave it its name, revered by anglers for its sheer size and difficulty to catch, the fabled "fish of 10,000 casts" struck on the first cast just 2 feet from shore and was immediately lifted out of the water....
  • Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year

    Kentucky: Riverboat fest celebrates Belle of Louisville's 100th year
    Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River. The Belle,...
  • Indiana's attempt at utopia: New Harmony

     Indiana's attempt at utopia: New Harmony
    Through hard work and clean living, George Rapp promised his followers the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Arriving in June 1814, they toiled tirelessly, turning trees into lumber and clay from the banks of the Wabash River into bricks with which to...
  • Around the bases: Take a trip to these local treasured ballparks

    Around the bases: Take a trip to these local treasured ballparks
    Thinking of a road trip to follow the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Here's a list of the International League teams they'll play on the road through the end of the regular season on Sept. 1. Keep in mind these are the top minor league affiliates of major league...