| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:36 AM
When I wrote recently about the multi-lingual Coca-Cola commercial, expressing satisfaction that the influence of white racists appears to be on the wane,* reactions were predictable.
A representative specimen from the comment by Blackberry82: "John,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:17 AM
A minor anniversary passed without notice a week ago. It was on December 20, 2005, that the first You Don't Say post was published.
Some of you have been on hand for the full eight years, showing a remarkable tolerance for the number of times I...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:05 AM
The Slammy Awards will always have a special place in WWE history.
Not only do they have a nostalgic feel (with the first Slammys awarded in 1986), but they also plant seeds for future rivalries. On this edition, we saw a slight dissension among members...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
I'm hearing that a dog flu is going around. What symptoms should I look for, and when should I take my pet to the vet if he's sick?
There was an increase in the number of cases of dog flu, or canine influenza, in Montgomery County in August. This is a...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were so many teams! And they were so happy! Until Phil sent most of them home. Last week, Leo and Jamal came in last place. Tonight, we find out who wins.
Here’s the part where I tell you that my...
| 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...