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  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero [Commentary]

    Louis Zamperini was more than a hero [Commentary]
    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
  • Gay Morgan student says fraternity case left him 'broken,' yet stronger

    Gay Morgan student says fraternity case left him 'broken,' yet stronger
    When Brian Stewart accused a local fraternity chapter at Morgan State University of discriminating against him for being gay late last year, the university stressed its commitment to diversity and began investigating. The two results, Stewart said...
  • Likelihood of El Niño increased to 70 to 80 percent

    Likelihood of El Niño increased to 70 to 80 percent
    U.S. scientists on Thursday raised the likelihood that the global climate phenomenon El Niño will develop by summer, pegging the odds at 70 percent. In a monthly El Niño forecast discussion, the Climate Prediction Center in College Park said that...
  • El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland

    El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland
    Meteorologists are growing increasingly confident that El Nino is brewing — but that doesn't mean they know what kind of weather it might bring Maryland. The climate phenomenon that brings unusually warm water to the Pacific Ocean off South...
  • Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate

    Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate
    If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades. Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
  • Forecasters predict 70 percent chance of El Niño by summer

    Forecasters predict 70 percent chance of El Niño by summer
    Australian meteorologists predict a 70 percent chance El Niño will develop this year, higher than the 50 percent odds U.S. forecasters called for last month. "It is now likely (estimated at a greater than 70 percent chance) that an El Niño will...
  • Ocean Research Project is Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford's latest endurance adventure

    Ocean Research Project is Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford's latest endurance adventure
    Having circumnavigated the Americas on his own, Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford has turned his attention to researching plastics' effects on environment Matt Rutherford is more comfortable on water than he is on land. As he sat recently for an...
  • Beyond Cancun: Four undiscovered Mexican getaways

    Beyond Cancun: Four undiscovered Mexican getaways
    Think Mexico is only for spring breakers on a beach, coconut drink and pink umbrella in hand? Think again. Adventurous visitors willing to branch out from well-traveled haunts like Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Maya will be rewarded with singular...
  • Teresa P. deKowzan, nurse

    Teresa P. deKowzan, nurse
    Teresa P. deKowzan, a registered nurse who during her 35-year career at Mercy Medical Center was supervisor of the delivery room and served as a mentor to young nurses, died Saturday of breast cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 90....
  • Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]

    The Panama Canal officially opened on Aug. 14, 1914, when the SS Ancon sailed the newly constructed 48-mile waterway from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. That path linking the two bodies of water on the Isthmus of Panama is mentioned a number of...
  • El Niño watch issued, with global climate pattern possible by summer or fall

    El Niño watch issued, with global climate pattern possible by summer or fall
    The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center on Thursday placed the globe on El Niño watch, with a 50 percent chance of the global climate pattern developing by summer or fall. El Nino is characterized by above-average Pacific Ocean...
  • El Niño showing signs of further development

    El Niño showing signs of further development
    El Niño has shown signs of further development since forecasters issued a watch for the global climate pattern a month ago. Observations of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures along the equator show warm water being pushed deeper, according to the...