| Aug 12, 2011
| 9:26 AM
Taking photographs of birds wasn't always on Michael Oberman's list of things to accomplish in life.
Yet nowadays, the Columbia resident says he "would rather be around a great blue heron than James Brown," one of the 300 music greats he interviewed...
| Oct 1, 2011
One of Lauren Morrell's earliest memories involves a family hike and a candy wrapper, which explains why the 16-year-old from Arnold is now the student representative to the Severn Riverkeeper group and why, the day she turned 15, she applied to become...
| Aug 24, 2011
Solving a Rubik's Cube is something many aspire to accomplish in their lifetime. Just solving the colorful and complex puzzle once, preferably without cheating or breaking a few in the process, would be good.
Imagine being able to solve every Rubik's...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 9:18 AM
Let me see if I have this right. We are going to pay $60 million for a solar project at Mount Saint Mary's University for which the kilowatt hour rate is "well-above current cost" ("Largest solar power project under way," Sept. 30). The solar panels may...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:32 AM
A six-week "Diabetes Self-Management Program" will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 11, and continuing through Nov. 15, at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park....
| Sep 12, 2011
| 4:23 PM
When it made landfall in North Carolina, Hurricane Irene cut stretches of the Outer Banks off from the mainland.
Now a Maryland company is working to restore access to the barrier islands.
Mabey Bridge & Shore Inc. in Elkridge is shipping sections of...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It's the Year of the Tiger — not according to the Chinese lunar calendar, but in the world of publishing.
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua has made waves with an account of super-striving Chinese parenting. "The Tiger's Wife," a...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield.
But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use.
The twister, one of the...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Elijah Knauer bounds into S'ghetti Eddie's as if on a mission, taking in the pinball, the family-style booths and — oh man — the spot on the menu that mentions the thing that begins with an "ice" and ends with a "cream."
"Oooooh, they have...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:00 PM
On July 10th there was a front page article titled "CEO pay on the rise," and top CEOs of Maryland publically traded companies were pictured. Surprisingly, the article and subsequent editorials missed a glaring omission: all 19 of the highly paid CEOs are...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 5:24 PM
At the Baltimore Orientation Center in Highlandtown, where refugees from distant countries learn practical skills to succeed in America, one of their most valuable lessons comes from a game of musical chairs.
"This game is a little bit like looking for a...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:16 PM
With Osama bin Laden dead, the war in Iraq over and the war in Afghanistan winding down, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told graduating midshipmen Tuesday to prepare themselves for "one of the key projects" of their generation: building American...