| Aug 3, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Could Lynne Zink sell a curling iron to a bald man? Maybe.
Since becoming an auctioneer more than a decade ago, the Joppa resident and former high school teacher has handled tens of thousands of items at property sales and nonprofit fundraisers such as...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:23 AM
China and Japan are making a mountain of a molehill in their territorial dispute over a group of tiny, uninhabited islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku (in Japan) or the Diaoyu (in China). Whatever their name, they're basically just a...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Sometime after 8 p.m. Thursday, a train will come roaring out of the north from Delaware toward Perryville at 165 miles per hour, matching the fastest speed ever attained on a U.S. rail line.
After putting on the brakes, the Acela Express will make the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 5:15 AM
When President Barack Obama blocked the Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans said the move would encourage Canada to pursue oil deals with China instead of the United States and cede a massive chunk of North American oil assets to the communist nation.
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:50 PM
IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard held an impromptu question-and-answer session with the media Sunday before the Honda 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and was asked about his expectations for the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Bernard did not...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The article, "Free speech clash grips U.N." (Sept. 25) could also apply to the recent lecture at the Baltimore Council for Foreign Affairs (BCFA), where its president, Frank Burd, caved into pressure from pro-Israel groups and would not allow questions...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:04 PM
In her singsong voice, Sarah Moses asked the nervous 22-year-old Colombian man questions about American civics and culture: What is the name of the national anthem? At what age may a citizen vote? Why does the American flag have 13 stripes?
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I can predict a few things with virtual certainty. For instance, in the upcoming presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will try to outdo each other in condemning China's economic practices. Their positions will be virtually...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Watching the Olympic Games, I find one phenomenon particularly striking. After an event, athletes who literally seconds before had been attempting to trounce one another in competition suddenly start hugging each other.
An outsider might wonder about...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
As they cradled her lifeless body Monday, Ed and Ann Bartlinski tried to picture their 6-year-old daughter on a bicycle pedaling toward heaven, to celebrate her life as a miracle, rather than see her death as a sign of unanswered prayers.
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Now that Chuck Hagel has been nominated by President Obama as defense secretary, his record is sure to be intensely scrutinized -- even more than it was when he was a senator. His past remarks on Israel and a gay man have already triggered some criticism....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:47 AM
In his letter published in the Dec. 26 issue of the Towson Times ("Banning guns is not the answer; gun abuse more complex") , R. Devereux Slingluff cites an event in China on the same day as the mass murder in Newtown, Conn., when a man slashed 22...