| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:51 PM
With the Fourth of July approaching, many people are contemplating cookouts and picnics. But all that celebratory food and drink can pose a threat to your health. There are steps to take to ensure there aren't any unwelcome fireworks in your belly,...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:26 PM
The deadly outbreak of E. coli in Germany that has taken 22 lives and sickened some 2,200 is a reminder both of how vulnerable we can be to food-borne illness and how important it is to have a strong food safety system.
American health officials...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Elly Wierda, a volunteer who was a member of the Dutch Resistance during World War II, died July 7 of cancer at her Rock Hall home. She was 88.
Born Elly Klein Bog, the daughter of a wealthy textile company owner and a homemaker, she was raised in...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 8:11 AM
When Joseph M. Coale III, who worked for William Donald Schaefer when he was mayor in the 1970s, first proposed exploring his ancestry two years ago, Coale was greeted with the famous blue-eyed Schaefer stare and a sense of profound indifference.
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:04 AM
I leave the water running while I do the dishes, drive a half-ton truck that gets 10 miles to the gallon and, in the energy hog display that my husband finds most annoying, I move from room to room without turning off lights behind me.
OK, so I also don'...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates was right to call out our European allies for their lack of commitment to NATO and their over dependence on the defense forces of the USA ("Gates hits NATO allies hard," June 11).
Anyone who has traveled to Western Europe...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:42 AM
When Marion Nadeau moved from Utah to All Saints Road in Laurel last year, one of the first things she did was look for a place to exercise her twodogs. She saw the Dr. Bruce Morley Dog Playground, on Van Dusen Road near Cherry Lane, listed online and...
| Jun 28, 2012
As European leaders meet this week in an attempt to once again shoo reality away from the continent's respirator, countries outside the European Union are making it increasingly clear that they'll have no role in prolonging the charade.
Cyprus has just...
| Jul 1, 2012
With all the upheaval in the eurozone and the promise of more to come, what's an investor to do? Kick anything vaguely European out of the 401(k)?
Baltimore money managers T. Rowe Price and Legg Mason say they both have relatively low levels of...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Dr. Otto Christian Beyer, a retired urologist and surgeon who practiced for three decades, died of a respiratory ailment Thursday at his Ellicott City home. He was 84.
In a memoir, he wrote that his father, also named Otto Beyer, was born in a farming...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:25 PM
For the second time in 24 hours, an airline has announced its arrival at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will start twice-daily nonstop service Sept. 6 from BWI to...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Power outages lasting a week or longer are on everyone's minds, and the finger-pointing goes on, mostly in BGE's direction for not being prepared for the derecho storm last week. The professional weather forecasters could not predict it, so I'm unclear...