| Jun 23, 2011
It's the poor stepchild of the baseball draft.
For years it was barely regulated, which made it ripe for abuse. And even today it remains overlooked, underpublicized and all but ignored by most fans.
Yet baseball's international signing period, which...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Hurricane Irene, already a 120-mph powerhouse with tropical storm winds 230 miles from its center, was turning toward North Carolina's Outer Banks late Wednesday en route to a very wet and potentially dangerous weekend encounter with Maryland's Eastern...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Gwen Pitcairn drove slowly through the cemetery in Tequesta, the small Florida village where she raised her three children. She stopped in front of her son Stephen's grave.
More than a year after his death, it still was marked by a makeshift memorial,...
| Oct 23, 2011
Dr. Louise Schnaufer, an internationally renowned pediatric surgeon who had been associated with Union Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital early in her career, died Oct. 14 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Cathedral Village, a...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 8:37 AM
It is a wet day in Carroll County -- not too welcoming. But in the kitchen of Pete Truby's Sykesville
house, the scenario is considerably cozier. For starters, there are his dogs -- a beagle named
Molly and a vizsla known as Murphy, who enthusiastically...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Many Latinos in Baltimore lack medical coverage, which contributes to problems such as fewer mothers getting prenatal care, according to a new report that takes the first comprehensive look at the group's health.
The report, released Thursday by the city...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:48 PM
After hearing reports of scams being played in Howard County, the county government has issued a warning to residents.
"If something seems out of the ordinary, it probably is, but you can protect yourselves and others by becoming more aware of these con-...
| Jul 20, 2011
Hoping to halt a decline in membership, the Catonsville Sunrise Rotary Club will forgo weekly morning meetings for bimonthly evening meetings.
Rather than meeting at 7:25 a.m. Wednesdays at Café on the Grove, on the campus of Spring Grove State...
| Oct 27, 2011
Rapid Redux, who has won 18 consecutive starts, can tie the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Peppers Pride with a victory today at Laurel Park.
The 5-year-old gelding will face four rivals in the sixth race, a...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 3:27 PM
A panel of Roman Catholic priests and others in church life faced an audience of lively fifth graders Thursday, offering snippets of their personal history histories and the motivation for their career choices. But many children were so unfamiliar with...
| Nov 6, 2011
Stuart L. Buchwald, a former Baltimore professional prestidigitator who performed under the name of "Stuartini the Magnificent," died Oct. 21 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer at his home in Hollywood, Fla.
He was 67.
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Michele Bachmann says that the earthquake and hurricane that have recently hit the East Coast of the United States were sent as some sort of divine warning message to politicians in Washington to curb government spending. I must respectfully disagree. I...