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  • New 'rock snot' research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear

    New 'rock snot' research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear
    For years, those fishing in East Coast waterways have faced bans on felt-soled boots and urgings that they scrub their gear to combat the spread of a pervasive algae. But a recent Dartmouth College study could turn such thinking on its head. Didymo, a...
  • Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor

    Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor
    Mary Bracken Neale, a retired natal intensive care nurse and ocean sailor, died of cancer May 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born Mary Elizabeth Bracken in Baltimore and raised on Atwood Road, she was the daughter of Thomas...
  • Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, wins pole for Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore

    Scott Dixon, of New Zealand,  wins pole for Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Scott Dixon, the only driver to record top 5 finishes in each of the previous two Grand Prix of Baltimore races, will open Sunday’s competition in the lead after winning the pole in Saturday’s qualifying session. Dixon, a 33-year-old...
  • Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance

    Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in Annapolis appearance
    Shortly after the America's Cup began last month, the trophy Jimmy Spithill and his crew had taken home from Valencia, Spain four years earlier was put out for the 34-year-old skipper and his Team USA crew on their way down to the dock each morning....
  • Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton

    Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton
    The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries." Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...
  • Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous and Race has a timeless appeal

    Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous and Race has a timeless appeal
    Rick Carrion has never met Lin and Larry Pardey, but the retired high school science teacher from Cecil County and the couple who met in California and have spent the past six decades not staying put share a special passion for sailing in general and...
  • New Zealand dodges the Mayan Apocalypse as Miss Maryland gets a promotion

    New Zealand dodges the Mayan Apocalypse as Miss Maryland gets a promotion
    It's the end of the world as we know and New Zealand feels fine. Yup, it's official the Mayan Apocalypse has snubbed Oceanian and the rest of the world will likely make it through Dec. 21 in one piece. (Shocking I know). The Mayan Calendar has run out...
  • Bits & Pieces: Scheduling conflict presents troubling quandary for Atholton seniors

    Bits & Pieces: Scheduling conflict presents troubling quandary for Atholton seniors
    It has come to my attention that an unfortunate combination of circumstances and apparent stubborness on the part of some administrators has led to a troublesome conflict between the state track championships and the Atholton High School graduation....
  • Man pleads guilty for eBay sale of night vision goggles to undercover agent

    A 34-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty late Wednesday to illegally selling night vision goggles and other military style gear online to an undercover federal agent in Baltimore pretending to be an overseas buyer — a charge that could land him in...
  • For Easter lamb, it's game over

    For Easter lamb, it's game over
    Sandra Lawler was all grown up and had left her Boston home before she realized that not everybody serves lamb on Easter. "I moved to Chicago, and they were serving ham, and I said, 'What is this? Who eats ham for Easter?'" The chef at Baltimore's Feast...
  • Shaky status makes wine country what it is

    I touched down in Gisbourne, New Zealand, on a flying "cigar tube with wings." The placards to that town read "First to see the light" and "First to see the New Millennium." Having crossed the international dateline while in a more sizable bird and "lost...
  • New Zealand yacht racer turning childhood passion into a career

    New Zealand yacht racer turning childhood passion into a career
    Robert Tomkies raced yachts in his native New Zealand, with a reputation respectable enough to be hired to work for a fellow named Ted Turner. But as Tomkies' dreams grew, so did his family, until he figured that he had to do something else to take care...