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  • Japan quake felt in Virginia water well

     
    The big earthquake this morning in Japan sent seismic waves around the planet, and, as so often happens with big quakes, those waves triggered a reacting in an especially quake-sensitive monitoring well in Christiansburg, Va. Take a look at the......
  • Satellite imagery shows power outages in Japan

     
    Air Force satellite imagery is showing exactly how widespread the electric power outages have been in northeast Japan since the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami damaged whole towns and cities, and much of the power infrastructure. The image...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. reaffirms interest in joining Orioles organization

    Cal Ripken Jr. reaffirms interest in joining Orioles organization
    Hall of Fame former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. acknowledged again Tuesday having an "itch to come back to the big league scene" now that his son is closer to heading off to college. Ryan Ripken will start his senior year at Gilman next month. Asked whether...
  • Red Cross grateful for Japan help

    Imagine suddenly being cut off from the world. That's what happened to millions of people when a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan in March. In an instant, homes were destroyed and citizens were suddenly without safe drinking water or...
  • In Howard, seeds of optimism

    In Howard, seeds of optimism
    Just as the first green sprouts of spring give rise to optimism for better days ahead, there are hopeful economic signs in Ellicott City, where Howard County Executive Ken Ulman this week proposed a budget that — wait for it — anticipates...
  • People of Japan saddened by Schaefer's death

    The news of Mayor William Donald Schaefer's passing saddened many Japanese, especially the residents of Kawasaki, our sister city since 1979. The late mayor was instrumental and vital in the creation of the sister city relationship with Kawasaki. The...
  • 10th anniversary of Pearl Harbor was low-key

    The Sept. 11 observances that were the focus of much of the nation last weekend were in marked contrast to the somewhat understated 10th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Perhaps what presaged this change was TV's ascendancy and power,...
  • September 19 - 25 in nightlife: Deadmau5, Fleet Foxes, Brad Paisley, Wilco

    September 19 - 25 in nightlife: Deadmau5, Fleet Foxes, Brad Paisley, Wilco
    How was HFstival this weekend? Were there as many bugs as during FreeFest? Did the Avett Brothers make it at least worthwhile? There are no festivals in Baltimore this weekend, but there are a handful of excellent shows. And Deadmau5 is performing in...
  • Bringing Japan to Harford County the Ripken Way

    Bringing Japan to Harford County the Ripken Way
    Sixteen Japanese youngsters left the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy in Aberdeen Wednesday laden with gifts from their host, Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. As a U.S. State Department Public Diplomacy Envoy since 2007, Ripken has traveled to China...
  • USS Sanctuary leaves harbor to be recycled

    The former Navy hospital ship USS Sanctuary, which served in the aftermath of World War II and in Vietnam, has been sold and is now under tow from Baltimore to Brownsville, Texas, for recycling. The move marks the end of a 22-year residence in...
  • Port of Baltimore leads U.S. in autos in first half

    Baltimore surpassed New York to handle more auto tonnage than any other port in the United States during the first six months of 2011, the Maryland Port Administration reported Monday. The agency said it handled more than 538,000 tons of autos during the...
  • Shaken, but un-stirred

    As of the end of  the week, we've been looking down the barrel of a powerful named storm, the kind that cause flooding, power outages and general mayhem in these parts. No one can predict what the storm named Irene has in store for Harford County. It may...