| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
One hundred and twenty years ago this summer — in 1893 — Rudolf Diesel fired up a single-cylinder engine attached to a flywheel. The contraption was fueled by peanut oil.
He must have been relieved as the engine sputtered to life because...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming.
Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
A recent letter ("Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be," Aug. 5) misstates the facts in an attempt to attack wind energy.
Wind power is already a mainstream energy source in the U.S., accounting for 35 percent of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
We harbor oddly ambivalent attitudes about...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:59 AM
In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Kevin Rector made some good arguments for not boycotting the Sochi Olympics, but he is overlooking some important issues ("Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move," Aug. 1).
First, the law prohibiting gay propaganda is...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The letters in support of Gov. Martin O'Malley's greenhouse gas reduction plan show an amazing ignorance of the facts ("O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change," July 25).
The U.S. uses 4,000 billion kilowatt hours per year....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site.
Dominique Uhl, a 6-foot-8 wing from Germany, has starred this summer for the Jersey Shore...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:25 AM
The Glenelg Jazz Ensemble had the experience of a lifetime in Europe, according to Dayton resident Betsy Brown, who accompanied the group as a chaperone.
The students, under the direction of Barry Enzman, were invited to perform six concerts at five...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
| Jul 23, 2013
TUESDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS
|| NASCAR || Truck Series: Midsummer Class. Prac. || SPEED7 ||
|| MLB || Pittsburgh@Washington (T) || MASN9 a.m. ||
|| Orioles@Kansas City (T) || MASN12:30 ||
|| Pittsburgh@Washington || MASN7 ||