| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:25 AM
As if living through the past year were not trial enough to endure, we are about to be subjected to everyone's year-in-review retrospective. Among the year-end rituals, one of the more light-hearted is the various word nerd efforts to establish a Word...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:58 AM
My review of Sunday's sad CBS telecast of the Ravens loss to the Browns focused on the way tweets from Sun reporters provided what the network should have given viewers but didn't.
Jeff Zrebiec, who was in Cleveland to write a game story for The Sun,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
It's been a busy couple of weeks at Scotchtown Hills Elementary School, with students collecting canned goods for not one, but two good causes.
Since the second week of October, students have been bringing in nonperishable food items to donate to...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The state's first confirmed flu case this season was detected Thursday in a child living in the Washington suburbs, state health officials said.
The child, who was not identified, was hospitalized briefly, but is recovering.
The flu strain detected...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Or a woman you betrayed and sent to jail.
We pick up from last week with Dexter waking up in the middle of nowhere. Yup, Hannah’s not over Dexter’s betrayal, but what are her intentions? Although...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:39 AM
So Attorney General Eric Holder can't stand the fact that Texas is going to require voter ID ("Congress must fix Voting Rights Act," July 29). I really don't see anything wrong with that. You need ID to buy cough medicine at the drug store, to get into an...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Jan Freeman has taken exception to something I wrote about sequence of tenses: Your footnote says, "*The exception is to use present tense for statements that remain true over time: 'She said she believed in demonic possession' suggests that she no longer...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading.
She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Harford County Executive David R. Craig got his flue shot, and he's urging all Harford residents to get one as well.
His vaccination was administered by the Harford County Health Department in Bel Air.
"Flu season is upon us and I join with the Harford...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The worst flu outbreak in a decade hasn't spared the Ravens or other NFL players during the playoff season.
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was recovering from the flu while playing the Denver Broncos last week, while owner Steve Bisciotti couldn't make the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Every flu season, doctors instruct their patients in the basics of respiratory etiquette: To limit spread of the disease, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and practice good hygiene.
The practices are based on the belief that the flu and...