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  • Artist teaches culture through world music at Howard schools

    Artist teaches culture through world music at Howard schools
    Tim Gregory is fond of telling schoolchildren that his music career began while playing his mother's pots and pans with pencils as a kid. It's a testament to his credo that "everything is a potential instrument." Gregory not only encourages playing...
  • Theft of nickel is a case of international intrigue

    Theft of nickel is a case of international intrigue
    Three people connected to the theft of more than 321,000 pounds of stolen metal have pleaded guilty in a scheme with tentacles reaching from a scrap metal dealer in West Baltimore to companies in Pittsburgh, New York, Switzerland, India and Australia. It...
  • Test your wine knowledge with this quiz

    It's quiz time! Time to gauge your wine savvy. Below you will find a host of questions on topics covered these past seven months. See how much you've absorbed... information-wise! 1. "Pride of the Wineries: A California Living Book" stated that this...
  • From 'Captain America' to 'Uncle Vanya,' Hugo Weaving stretches his acting chops

    From 'Captain America' to 'Uncle Vanya,' Hugo Weaving stretches his acting chops
    For actor Hugo Weaving, the distance between his farm in Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles isn't just 7,500 miles, give or take. It's the distance between his identities as a pop culture icon and as a conservatory-trained actor who revels in the classical...
  • Lutherville student mourned here and in Australia

    Lutherville student mourned here and in Australia
    Monica Gillespie, head of school at St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville, wouldn't say her recent trip to Australia provided closure for her, or the school for that matter. How could it? Both St. Paul's School for Girls and St. Hilda's School,...
  • Bits & Pieces: Fulton ice dancer and partner earn silver medal at Junior Grand Prix in Australia

    Bits & Pieces: Fulton ice dancer and partner earn silver medal at Junior Grand Prix in Australia
    The United States' ice dancing team of Laura Bonacorsi, of St. Louis, Mo., and Travis Mager, of Fulton, took home the silver medal at the International Skating Union Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating Series event last week in Brisbane, Australia....
  • Open combat roles to women

    Open combat roles to women
    With the recent announcement that Australia will allow its female soldiers to serve in all combat roles, including the special forces and infantry, the United States government is once again confronted with an age-old question: Why are American women...
  • From coast to coast, local bike riders raise awareness for eating disorders

    From coast to coast, local bike riders raise awareness for eating disorders
    With an impending graduation and no job lined up, John Windsor sat in his apartment at St. Mary's College and listened to his old high school friend pitch him an idea of traveling across the country on a bike.' Hours later that January night, Windsor and...
  • Catholic church will never allow married priests

    Edward McCarey McDonnell must not be aware that the Catholic church hierarchy has banned all discussion of a married priesthood or the ordination of women ("Abuse not a product of culture but church policy," May 24). Bishop William Morris of Australia...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Falernia Pedro Ximenez Reserva

    Wine Find: 2010 Falernia Pedro Ximenez Reserva
    From: Elqui Valley, Chile Price: $13 Serve with: Seafood, salads Find it at: i.m. Wine, 8180 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton, and other local wine shops Pedro Ximenez is a white wine grape varietal best known for its role in producing dessert wines in Spain's...
  • 5 questions with Columbia Iron Girl winner Michellie Jones

    5 questions with Columbia Iron Girl winner Michellie Jones
    Michellie Jones, a fomer world-champion triathlete won the seventh-annual Columbia Iron Girl last Sunday in her first try, after Nicole Kelleher was penalized two minutes for using an illegal draft move on the bike portion of the race. Jones, 42, won...
  • Roger A. Bell, astronomy professor

    Roger A. Bell, astronomy professor
    Roger Alistair Bell, a University of Maryland professor of astronomy who specialized in the discovery of physical properties and compositions of stars, died July 1 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Dove House in Westminster. The Ashton...