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  • In Baltimore, expulsions are forever

    In Baltimore, expulsions are forever
    Everard Grant knows his 16-year-old stepson made a huge mistake when he lit a poster on fire at his Baltimore high school. But he doesn't think he deserves to be shut out of the city's public schools forever. The boy, Tyrone Jamison, is one of 34...
  • Churchill Downs to observe Barbaro anniversary

    Barbaro's owners will return to Churchill Downs today to honor the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner on the first anniversary of his death. Neither the Jacksons - Roy and Gretchen - nor Churchill Downs would elaborate on plans. The Kentucky Derby Museum, a...
  • School officials say help was offered to two teens involved in fatal stabbing

    School officials say help was offered to two teens involved in fatal stabbing
    In recent days, teachers and administrators at William H. Lemmel Middle School learned of a rift between two boys they thought were friends. They tried, unsuccessfully, to get their parents to come in for a conflict-resolution session. And then on...
  • Teen recalled as playful, gifted

    In the same West Baltimore church where he played the drums and goaded its leaders into shooting hoops with him, 15-year-old Markel Williams was remembered yesterday as a playful kid, though one who could be quite a handful. St. Matthew's Gospel...
  • Honoring the '58 greats

    Today we examine the year 1958 and what it was like in Baltimore and New York around the historic Dec.28, 1958, game between the Colts and Giants. As the 50thanniversary approaches, we'll look at the game through the eyes of those who played in it and...
  • Save the date: 1958

    Fifty years ago, Baltimore was a grimy, rowdy, unpretentious town of rolled-up sleeves and red-hot steel, a warren of row homes and warehouses, a place where a man could walk into a bar on Greenmount Avenue and gab with a Colts player over a cold Natty...
  • Their day in court

    Their day in court
    Every Wednesday at noon, debt collection lawyers take their seats behind a thick wooden table in a downtown Baltimore courtroom for a ritual they call the "rocket docket." It's one way officials at the city District Court try to unclog a backlog of...
  • Black & white

    Black & white
    Lenny Lyles is not a bitter man. In fact, it pains him to tell this story. He hesitates, knowing how it will sound. He was a different man in 1960, frustrated and angry, and it was a very different time in America. But the guilt hasn't totally faded....
  • Reminders of the 'Greatest Game' filled John Unitas' Golden Arm

    Too bad we can't jump in the car today and drive to Johnny Unitas' Golden Arm restaurant in Rodgers Forge and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1958 championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants with a hearty meal and a couple of...
  • Unsettled

    Unsettled
    It's not that Muhammad Shumri imagined building a new life in Baltimore would be easy. But he didn't expect it to be so hard. The 48-year-old physician was a high-ranking official in the Iraqi Ministry of Health when a photograph that placed him at a...
  • Star-struck

    You say the economy's in the tank, your credit card's maxed out, and you can't afford a movie ticket, much less a Wii? Well, lift your head up high! Go ahead, look up! The new year holds in store all kinds of celestial entertainment for Maryland...
  • Obamas get the balls rolling with style

    After the daylong inaugural celebration on the Mall, last night was the time for thousands to party at the balls. Festivities began across Washington at 8 p.m. as people checked their overcoats, hats and gloves to reveal, in many cases, tuxedos and...