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  • Slow start for Phelps

    Who was that swimmer in the far lane, finishing fourth and failing to medal? A sluggish-looking Michael Phelps launched his final Olympics Saturday night in uncharacteristic fashion, leaving the pool without a stop at the medal platform after a fourth-...
  • Captain Carl F. Keener, bay pilot

    Captain Carl F. Keener, bay pilot
    Capt. Carl F. Keener, a retired Chesapeake Bay pilot and World War II Navy veteran, died July 25 from complications of a lung infection at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The longtime Timonium resident was 87. Carl Franklin Kenner was born in...
  • Golden roll

    Golden roll
    Third gold: 200 free -- Aug. 12 It's time we overhauled our language as it concerns Phelps. We can no longer talk about his quest. It's not a chase, it's not a dream and it's not simply a goal, either. Eight gold medals at the Olympics? Let's just start...
  • AST Dew Tour-Panasonic Open Results

    Friday, June 20, 2008 BMX Vert Finals 1. Jamie Bestwick, Great Britain, 96.00. 2. Chad Kagy, Gilroy, Calif., 93.17. 3. Simon Tabron, Great Britian, 92.00. 4. Kevin Robinson, East Providence, R.I., 91.17. 5. Austin Coleman, Los Angeles, Calif., 90.17. 6....
  • Mt. Washington, N.H. loses world wind speed record

     
    A panel of the World Meteorological Organization, a part of the United Nations, this week certified a new official surface wind speed record (not related to tornadoes) that eclipses one held for nearly 76 years by the weather station at the......
  • February was cool here, warm globally

     
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has published its global and national data for February and for the past winter months. It demonstrates as clearly as anything could that what's happening locally, even nationally, does not necessarily...
  • Aussies suffer another costly hailstorm

     
    The National Weather Service's Sterling forecast office recorded its first (non-snow) thunderstorms of the year on Monday, and with them came some 1-inch hail.But that hail pales in comparison with the storms that have pounded parts of Australia during...
  • Winner crowned on 'Hell's Kitchen'

     
    John-John reports on the season finale of Hell's Kitchen: When the season finale of "Hell's Kitchen" started things weren't looking that good for Holli. She narrowly missed out on beating Jay in a head-to-head challenge that tested the pair's cooking of.....
  • Feeding the world, poisoning the planet

    First of five articles AASEN, Netherlands -- Leopold Hendrick admits a visitor through the locked doors of the world's first bureaucracy dedicated to tracking and taxing animal waste, a kind of manure IRS. The government administrator apologizes for...
  • Tsunami aid pledges top $3 billion

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Australia promised $764 million - the largest government pledge - to the tsunami relief effort, topping a $674 million German aid package on the eve of a crucial donors conference today. World leaders were competing to head the donors...
  • Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night

    Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night
    Michael Phelps lost a half-million dollars Monday. Last night, he felt like a million.How did Phelps react to the end of his dream to match the greatest feat in the history of the Summer Olympics? All Phelps did was recover with a double shot of gold,...
  • For swimmer Phelps, Games pressure is off

    For swimmer Phelps, Games pressure is off
    His chase of Mark Spitz is done, but Michael Phelps isn't. A year out of Towson High and a stroke or two from Olympic legend status, Phelps took a bronze medal in last night's 200-meter freestyle.Phelps was beaten by a savvy Australian and a veteran from...