| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:39 AM
|| Lucky ||
It's high cat season in Baltimore-area shelters, and their kitty condos are bursting at the seams with friendly felines who need homes. If you've been thinking of adding a sweet cat to your...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
You have to remember that most journalism is done on the fly.
Language Log has a post today on selective (and distorted) quotation in news stories. Here is some speculation from the post:
"The journalist knows what (s)he wants to write, and what sort...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Three young girls suffered minor scratches and bite wounds after they were attacked by a pit bull terrier as they walked with their babysitter in Maryland City Wednesday morning.
Police said the three children, whose ages are 2, 4 and 6, and their adult...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast.
Since July 1, 333 dead dolphins have washed ashore from North Carolina to New York, 10 times normal...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The old adage is that the happiest time of the year for moms and dads is the day the yellow bus takes their darlings off for their first day of school. It's not altogether true in my house (which felt too quiet by mid-morning yesterday), though I'll admit...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
As Maryland health officials prepare for nationwide health reform, the goal is clear: enrolling the state's estimated 800,000 uninsured residents. But finding them is a challenge.
There is no master list or map of the uninsured, who make up 14 percent...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:33 AM
"How many different kinds of disgusting do you have to be to boo a man who volunteered to fight and die for you?" -- Will McAvoy
"Willie Pete," the third episode of "The Newsroom's" second season, opened with a Will McAvoy rave-out during a comment...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Dr. Adam Kushner agreed to go to Syria last month to help in any way he was needed. And when the Baltimore surgeon got there, the work was waiting for him.
In the hours before he arrived at a small hospital in the northern province of Aleppo, a nearby...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:14 PM
As Fable, a 5-year-old Newfoundland, lies on a table at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, she doesn't seem to notice the needle in her jugular vein.
Instead, the pooch blissfully licks peanut butter from the hand of her owner, Lauren...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Henrietta Lacks was an African-American mother of five living in Baltimore County's Turner Station when she died, unheralded, of cervical cancer at the age of 31. Yet the malignant cells that killed her, which were taken from a cervical tissue sample...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Gather around, little ones, so that Mr. John can explain to you why some people will think that you are stupid.
There is a word, literally, about which people have been shouting on the Internet the past few days. It comes from a word meaning "letter,"...