| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Jon Walker’s friends were looking forward to watching him reunite with his beloved German shepherd, Zara, when he returns from a year-long Army deployment in Afghanistan later this month.
But his dog bolted into a patch of woods while playing...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Yesterday (the weekend) in one sentence: The quarterfinal round was, sadly, as predictable as the last 16, but there’s a chance teams might play more openly in this round.
What's on tap: Brazil vs. Germany, 4 p.m., ESPN.
What you’ll see:...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: I have a scarf that says “Not in the face” in both Brazilian and English; I bet one of the Brazilian players wished they knew how to say it in German to stop that beating yesterday.
What's on tap: Argentina vs....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 AM
First things first, Wednesday night's IronBirds game, which is the last one I attended before writing this column, was one of the quickest I have ever covered. I've documented my strong bias toward well-pitched, low-scoring games many times in this...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Bernadette M. Ridenour, a homemaker and former stenographer, died Wednesday of dementia at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 88.
The daughter of Louis and Elsie Intlekofer, German immigrant bakers, Bernadette Marie Intlekofer was born in Baltimore and...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Costa Rica did CONCACAF proud and Honduras tried, but France put on a performance against a fraudulent Swiss side that not many European sides have been capable of in Brazil.
What’s on tap: Argentina vs. Iran, 12 p.m.,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Germany and Ghana played to a thrilling 2-2 draw, leading me and many others to wonder whether this means the U.S., which played poorly and still beat Ghana 2-1, is better than I thought, or whether Portugal, who was smoked 4-...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:20 PM
After graduating from the University of Delaware, Michael Kammarman and his twin brother, David, spent part of the next two years backpacking around the world.
The brothers, who played soccer at Laurel High and graduated in the Class of 1989, spent...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Portugal’s stunning comeback in a 2-2 draw Sunday night denied the United States not only its second win of group play but also, for now, a place in the round of 16.
Every member of Group G now enters Thursday’s round-robin finales with...
| Jun 21, 2014
"To day has bin a memorable day," Emilie Frances Davis wrote in a miniature diary on Jan. 1, 1863, the date the Emancipation Proclamation became law.
"I thank God I have bin here to see it. The day was religiously observed, all the churches were open....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The World Cup has been blowing up on big screens and social media throughout the Baltimore region, and Harford County has proved no exception to the excitement over the two U.S. games so far.
People reported packed venues for the June 16 U.S. match...