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  • Preakness-proven Baffert will send 'Govenor' out for an upset

    Preakness-proven Baffert will send 'Govenor' out for an upset
    Bob Baffert strode into the Preakness stakes barn Friday morning, shouting toward Orb's trainer Shug McGaughey loud enough so all could hear. "OK, Shug, I'm here to take away that media spotlight for you," he said. Baffert, indeed, is one of the few...
  • Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants

    Short-story collection chronicles the teen years of tyrants
    Rafael Trujillo collected bottle caps. Mao Zedong was wed to an older woman at age 14 but refused to consummate the marriage. Joseph Stalin was a choirboy who studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest. In "The Iron Bridge," Anton Piatigorsky used these...
  • Who benefits from immigration reform?

    After many ups and downs, Congressional passage of comprehensive immigration reform now looks possible. In exchange for tighter border controls, an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants will receive a path to citizenship. The biggest players in the...
  • Least of These Ministries collects for Haitian children

    The Least of These Ministries, based in Westminster, is hosting a school supply drive for children in the Dominican Republic and Haiti The ministries is collecting spiral notebooks, pens and pencils for Haitian children living in work camps. The school...
  • Hiss mission volunteers find helping others 'is time well spent' [Loch Raven]

    On Sunday, June 16, fifteen congregants from Hiss United Methodist Church packed up cars with suitcases and supplies and headed off to Tennessee. But not for a vacation. They were members of Hiss' VIM - Volunteers in Mission and their destination was...
  • Aberdeen Mayor Bennett gives annual State of the City address

    Aberdeen Mayor Bennett gives annual State of the City address
    The following is the complete text of Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett's 2013 State of the City Address delivered at the May 20 city council meeting: Good evening and thank you for attending this evening.  I would like to brief you on the State of the City...
  • A year after riding through sorrow, jockey Joel Rosario returns to Preakness with favorite Orb

    A year after riding through sorrow, jockey Joel Rosario returns to Preakness with favorite Orb
    Joel Rosario rode anyway. Upon returning to the jockey's room last May 20, he learned that his brother Marino, a police officer in his native Dominican Republic, had been killed in a motorcycle accident. Creative Cause -- and a chance to ride in his...
  • Barcelona is in the mix for DJ Reagan

    Barcelona is in the mix for DJ Reagan
    Many Baltimoreans declare that their morning commute only becomes bearable when tuned into the crazy antics of WWMX-FM morning radio host Reagan Warfield. He regularly interviews world-famous celebrities and rock stars and banters with a widespread...
  • County schools to honor Class of 2013 service-learning leaders

    While all Maryland students are required to complete at least 75 service-learning hours before graduation, many Baltimore County Public Schools students far exceed this minimum requirement — earning as many as 7,500 hours. Among those students who...
  • HCC faculty work to serve school's foreign student body

    Some foreign-born students at Howard Community College enter professor Mary Beth Furst's business class, sit attentively through instruction and say next to nothing. Furst said that when they are called upon, "You would think they were going to die,...
  • BWI sets passenger record for 2012; overseas travel increases

    BWI sets passenger record for 2012; overseas travel increases
    For the third consecutive year, BWI Marshall Airport set a record for commercial passenger traffic, with 22.68 million travelers passing through its terminal in 2012, airport officials announced. The 1.3 percent increase over 2011 comes during a time of...
  • Havre de Grace: Toss a silver dollar across the Susquehanna in honor of Washington

    Happy President's Day, dear readers. Monday, Feb. 18 is the official observance, but President George Washington's birthday is Feb. 22. Slice that cheery pie from Goll's Bakery, 234 North Washington Street, 410-939-4321 and toss a silver dollar across...