| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
In a column last month I suggested that members of the Western Maryland Initiative, which is calling for the state's five western-most counties to secede from the state, consider a more parsimonious solution: Simply move to West Virginia.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
• More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most don't know it.
• Half of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime.
• Currently, one in eight Marylanders has kidney disease, and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The state of Maryland announced $1.2 million in new matching grants Monday to support events and projects commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Fifteen Maryland non-profit and government entities will get the grants for projects or events,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. will speak at an Author Luncheon on Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Harford Community College's Chesapeake dining rooms. McDaniels' biography of Isaac Murphy, "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy," was just...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Anybody who has ever encountered the college admissions process knows that there's no such thing as an even playing field. Most schools will admit that upfront. "Like all colleges," Harvard College notes on its own admissions web site, "we seek to admit...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:19 AM
BELTSVILLE -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler introduced Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County as his running mate Monday, defying conventional wisdom about the need for geographical balance on a gubernatorial ticket.
In choosing the two-term...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Dundalk's high school deteriorated during the past two decades just as the community's once-bustling steel mill declined. From the school's top floor, you could see the Key Bridge and the detritus of a shuttered industrial past.
Inside, the school...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:40 PM
James Ihedigbo knows what it is like to be overlooked and underestimated.
He was lightly recruited, undrafted and cast aside by two NFL teams before landing with the Ravens.
He entered camp as the starting strong safety, but outsiders assumed it would...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:53 AM
A key focus of the new strategic plan for Howard County schools, laid out by Superintendent Renee Foose, is engagement — on the parts of teachers, administrators, students and parents.
It was that engagement that took center stage Monday, Sept....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Four people will be honored in Annapolis on Monday, all recipients of this year’s Mayor’s Living Landmarks Award for sustained commitment to Annapolis’ cultural heritage.
The honorees are Peg Bednarsky, innkeeper at the Historic Inns...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:12 AM
On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …"
Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours,...