| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I don't know if you remember, but we have been panicking lately about predictions that an epidemic of dementia is waiting to sweep through an aging U.S. population, bankrupting families as well as the health care system.
About 5.4 million Americans...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Charles Campbell, a retired executive with Gulf Oil, once again gets the facts wrong in his latest attempt to attack wind energy ("Nuclear power is good for the environment," May 28).
First, Mr. Campbell falsely claims that Denmark has not seen a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:47 PM
After three years of trying, Gov. Martin O'Malley has won approval of legislation that aims to spur construction of towering wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic coast.
Now comes the hard part.
Daunting regulatory, political and financial hurdles...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Tom Horton's recent commentary on nuclear energy is excellent and provides the beginning of a rational discussion of green energy in Maryland ("Embracing nukes," May 23). He includes data which shows that wind farms on average operate at 30 percent of...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will head to Denmark Wednesday night to be a on panel about "progressive governance," one of the governor's favorite topics.
O'Malley will be appearing Friday in Copenhagen alongside Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 2:04 PM
William B. "Buck" Frisch, a retired McCormick & Co. executive who played a pivotal role in bringing the tall ships to Baltimore during the nation's bicentennial in 1976, died March 30 of multiple melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79....
| Mar 18, 2012
Several columns ago, I wrote about the 160th anniversary of the foundering of the HMS Birkenhead off the West African coast that established the maritime tradition of "women and children first" when it comes time to evacuate a stricken vessel.
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:13 PM
Charles F. "Blackie" Blockston Jr., a merchant mariner who during World War II survived the U-boat sinking of the freighter Carlton and spent three weeks drifting 600 miles in a lifeboat before being rescued, died Aug. 28 of multiple-organ failure at...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Riding his bike home from work at the Hampden restaurant Corner BYOB, Michael Cassidy took more than a nasty spill.
A wheel of Cassidy's bike hit a manhole or metal plate on lower Falls Road south of Woodberry Aug. 24, according to restaurant owner...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Irvin L. Steinbach, a retired court psychologist and avid urban walker, died Sunday of a cardiac arrest at Roland Park Place. He was 86.
The son of a businessman and a homemaker, Irvin Lee Steinbach was born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 12:45 PM
I have habitually and patiently read Thomas F. Schaller's column for some time now. His most recent ("An American recipe for class immobility," Feb. 21) warrants a response.
First of all, I am hopeful that Mr. Schaller understands the fundamental...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Denmark bans Marmite is now the new working title of my screenplay.But it's also true, reports the Guardian (via Eater), which explains Denmark's ban on foods with fortified vitamins. I've never ever had Marmite, have......