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  • Joy Umansky, baker

    Joy Umansky, baker
    Joy Umansky, chief baker at the Dorothea's Breads business she co-owned for a decade, died May 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fractured hip. She was 85 and lived in Pikesville. Born Margaret Joy Ward-Walker in Birmingham, England,...
  • Fox-hunting lives on in Maryland

    Fox-hunting lives on in Maryland
    Called to action by the blast of a horn, more than 30 yapping spotted hounds spill down a hill, bound across a country road, leap a fence and rush a faded winter field. On the hound's heels are about two dozen hunters on horseback, men and women in...
  • Back Story: The brains behind one of the greatest heists in history

    Back Story: The brains behind one of the greatest heists in history
    Bruce Reynolds nearly got away with it — and for a time he did. As the brains behind England's 1963 "Great Train Robbery," Reynolds netted some $7 million in small bills for himself and his confederates. Robbing stagecoaches and, later, trains...
  • Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead at Hippodrome

    Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead at Hippodrome
    Here's a cool example of what-goes-around-comes-around: In 1965, a British-made thriller called "Die! Die! My Darling!" hit the movie houses. This study in strangeness and sadism starred the indelibly foggy-voiced, deliciously irreverent Tallulah...
  • Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best

    Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best
    Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...
  • AP Stylebook, here is your chance

    Last year at the American Copy Editors Society's conference in New Orleans, David Minthorn and Darrell Christian of the Associated Press Stylebook announced some revisions of the stylebook, among them a relaxation of the prohibition on hopefully as a...
  • A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California

    A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California
    Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...
  • Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances

    Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances
    Baltimore has witnessed love and loss. From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
  • From teacher's pet to insufferable prig

    Being a teacher's pet as a child endeared me to no one but teachers. My third-grade teacher, Marian Gulley, once let me take a fourth-graders' history test. (At Elizaville Elementary School, the third and fourth grades were in a single classroom; the...
  • Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4

    Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4
    Scratch the surface of the altar at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church in Timonium and see the English underpinnings that have led the church to host a British Garden Party and Fete each year. Steeped in classical Anglican tradition, St....
  • It's official: It's English.

    The commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, are solemnly considering a measure to make English the official language of their county, following the examples of Frederick County and Queen Anne's County.  Perhaps the best that can be said of the measure...
  • Carroll may become third county to make English official

    Carroll may become third county to make English official
    The Carroll County commissioners introduced a proposal Thursday to make English the county's official language and will schedule an evening public hearing to give all residents the opportunity to speak. "We need good public input on this issue,"...