| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Until about 1950, a married American couple wanting to have a child other than by procreation had only two options: adopt a U.S.-born children privately (e.g. attorneys, private child welfare agencies) or through public social welfare agencies. The...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79.
"He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Item: I know that R.L.G. must be right at Johnson, because he says the same things about whom that I have been saying: In normal speech, who is used as subject and object; whom appears in formal speech and writing, and less frequently there. "Since whom ...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Lest anyone had any doubt what a year Michael Phelps has had, behold this: GQ's Russian version just named him International Man of the Year.
Phelps made the cover of Russian GQ's current issue, looking, well, rather sexy in low slung sweats, and a...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:40 AM
The Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a staple of the late-summer sporting scene in the Washington area for more than four decades, is getting a dramatic makeover that will include a new title sponsor, stadium upgrades and shared billing with an existing...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Each month this year, climate data have shown one of the warmest starts to any year on record, and that continued in September across the country and state and in Baltimore.
Across the contiguous U.S., January through September was the warmest first nine...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:43 PM
For anyone growing up in the 1950s, black-and-white television images of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev threatening Western leaders with his "We will bury you!" statement were more than a little frightening.
In an era when communism and the nuclear...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:14 AM
If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway...
| May 20, 2012
President Obama achieved a major foreign policy goal in 2010 when he concluded the New START Treaty committing the U.S. and Russia to reduce the size of their long-range nuclear arsenals by a third within six years, to 1,550 warheads on each side. But...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Now that Vladimir Putin is Russia's president once again, the result of still another fraudulent election, we should expect ever more hostile relations with Moscow.
Mr. Putin, a vain and vulgar man, was born and bred to despise the United States. And...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Stan Ruchlewicz, 56, the City of Westminster's administrator of economic development and Main Street manager, died June 5.
The news in Westminster spread quickly Tuesday that he had suffered a heart attack earlier in the day.
Ruchlewicz came to...