| Nov 10, 2011
On the right bank of the Rhône River, in the southern portion of the Rhône Valley, lies Lirac, a grape-growing region that is hot, arid and subject to the full force of the cold Mistral wind.
This wind originates miles over the Atlantic Ocean and...
| May 28, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Maybe I'll get it right this time. Maybe it won't hurt as much as last year — it couldn't, could it?
Docile bugs, less bloodshed, lower temperatures and a more well-rounded diet, that's what I'm hoping for as I once again take on the Maryland...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:25 PM
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, launching a mission to study Earth's radiation belts using a pair of NASA satellites designed and built by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Let me see if I understand this. The Maryland General Assembly might be called into special session to pass a bill allowing casino gambling at the National Harbor development in Prince George's County ("Special session on gambling predicted," July 26)....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 11:57 AM
The look on Drew Danick's face in the picture at the top of this page is pretty much how I felt when I jumped out of an airplane.
It was a long time ago, within a few years of my college graduation, which would put it in the mid-1990s. (I can also tell...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:38 AM
The last four months of hurricane season could be busy ones in the Atlantic Ocean, with government forecasters raising their expectations to an 85 percent chance of a normal or above-normal season.
The Atlantic could be in for three to six hurricanes,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Sea level rise along the mid-Atlantic coast made headlines over the weekend, as Gannett newspapers on the Delmarva Peninsula and in New Jersey launched a series of stories examining how climate change could swamp shorefront homes and resort communities,...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 6:14 PM
— They stood in the sunshine, silent and praying for the souls of the 1,500 who lost their lives. The dozens gathered at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church bowed their heads and tried to imagine those last desperate moments in the North...
| Apr 22, 2012
Steamed crabs, cream of crab soup, crab cakes, crab imperial, soft shell crab, deviled crab, corn and crab chowder, crab bisque, crab dip, crab salad, crab fritters, crab ravioli, crab pie, crab quiche — but that's probably enough for the first day....
| Aug 28, 2008
It's still warm outside, but not quite as warm as it has been. There aren't so many bugs buzzing. And as the days are getting shorter, the crowds at the region's parks, lakes and beaches are thinning.
This time of year provides a window for those who...
| Apr 8, 2008
| 1:05 PM
The 1962 storm was one of the 20th century's worst. It struck from the Carolinas to New England. Ocean City was hit hard. And it exactled its toll: 40 people were killed on the East Coast; more than 1,000 people were injured; hundreds of thousands of...
| Feb 19, 2008
Six events, five gold medals.
And if Katie Hoff's fingernails had been just a smidgen longer yesterday morning, she would have made it a clean sweep of her events at the Missouri Grand Prix.
By the end of the meet, Hoff, of Towson, already owner of...