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  • Dogs, guns and pies: All part of the job

    Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...
  • A Super Economy (for some)

    A Super Economy (for some)
    A political campaign is about the worst time to have a discussion about economic realities. The party that is out will speak of nothing but looming disaster, while the party that is in will be singing nothing but "Happy Days Are Here Again." And, since...
  • 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......
  • The C&O, rails and Elvis converge in Cumberland

    What do George Washington and Elvis have in common with the C&O Canal and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad? This weekend, they all come together in Cumberland. The Western Maryland city - home to the canal and the railroad and once George...
  • Steel yourself for an adventure in lively Pittsburgh

    It used to be when you mentioned Pittsburgh, the uninitiated conjured images of belching smokestacks, die-hard football fans and snow. This year, Pittsburgh's getting national attention only for the Steelers' losing streak and the city's budget woes -...
  • Ohio River oil spill cleanup may stretch into third day

    (Reuters) - The cleanup of a 5,000-gallon fuel oil spill from a Duke Energy Corp power plant into the Ohio River could stretch into Thursday, Duke said on Wednesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a 15-mile section of the river to limited traffic. The...
  • Oil spill from power plant closes 15-mile stretch of Ohio River

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River on Tuesday after at least five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a 60-year-old power plant owned by Duke Energy 20 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio. The spill occurred...
  • Researchers see link between fish sex changes, chemical pollution

    At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Now she's a little alarmed. Each time a different batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrow arches a bit higher. In the latest study,...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...