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  • Cardboard to Leather at Ripken Stadium

    Cardboard to Leather, or C2L, is one of the Oriole Advocates' major charity projects where "gently" used and new baseball and softball equipment is collected yearly. A collection day for equipment is scheduled for Saturday at Ripken Stadium. The Oriole...
  • 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...
  • Earthquakes common in Caribbean

     
    This evening's devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti has been followed by a series of large aftershocks measuring more than 5.0 on the Richter scale. It was also preceded by smaller quakes (2.9 to 3.4) in Puerto Rico, across the Mona......
  • Tropics get interesting

     
    Lots of activity in the tropics Friday morning, although nothing, as yet, that qualifies as a tropical storm or even a significant threat to the U.S. mainland.Topping the list is a strengthening storm system off the Cape Verde Islands (circled......
  • Bill is now a hurricane; Claudette comes ashore

     
    The second named storm of the 2009 season has grown into a minimal hurricane, the season's first, according to the National Hurricane Center.Bill now sports top sustained winds of 75 mph as it churns across the Atlantic. While it is......
  • "Peak" of hurricane season fizzles

     
    September is, statistically at least, the peak of hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin. But this year has been notably anemic. We were busier in August.Only two named storms cropped up during the month that ends tonight, compared with four......
  • Earl now a "major" hurricane at 120 mph

     
    Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said today that Hurricane Earl has reached "major" (Cat. 3) hurricane status, with top sustained winds at 120 mph. Further strengthening is expected. UPDATE: Late this afternoon Earl was upgraded again to a...
  • The four biggest surprises so far in Dixon's trial

    A third batch of cards Prosecutors dropped a bombshell before the trial opened, when they told defense attorneys they had unearthed new documents that would support the testimony of a third developer previously unconnected to the corruption case. It...
  • Tejada probe launched

    Tejada probe launched
    On the same day that former Orioles shortstop attended his brother's funeral in the Dominican Republic, the FBI said yesterday that it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether he lied to federal authorities when he told them he never took...
  • Stormy weather in the tropics

     
    Hurricane forecasters are watching two areas of stormy weather in the tropics. Neither one is given much chance of developing into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours - just 20 percent. But they are expected to produce plenty......
  • Storm soaking Puerto Rico gets better organized

     
    A region of thunderstorms and soaking rains near Puerto Rico appears to be getting better organized. Hurricane forecasters now say there's a 60 percent chance the disturbance will become the region's second named tropical storm - Bonnie - within 48......
  • Maryland hispanic population booms since 2000

    WASHINGTON - The Maryland Hispanic population has increased by at least 65 percent since the 2000 Census, contributing to increasing ethnic diversity nationally, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. There are 375,830 Hispanics living in Maryland...