| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:14 AM
In the little town of Thurmont (population not quite 6,200), the recession has taken a heavy toll on Main Street, but things are picking up as residents prepare for next month's G8 Summit at nearby Camp David.
The Cozy Country Inn has been busy booking...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago today precipitated the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. A worst-case scenario contemplated the voluntary evacuation of Tokyo, as the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission feared a...
| Mar 15, 2012
Even as they turn 100, Washington's cherry trees in full bloom remain as wondrously beautiful as ever — which explains why more than a million people are expected to come gaze at them over the next five weeks.
D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom Festival,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Wearing high heels did not seem to slow Fumiko Campbell as the Catonsville resident moved along the polished floors of St. Agnes Hospital at a pace somewhere between a jog and a walk last week.
It's probably not what the doctors had in mind when they...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Japanese cultural exchange student Minami Tajima remembers one of her first visits to an American restaurant. She and about two dozen other students from Japan visited Anne Arundel County last year, and after she befriended Arundel High School student...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Steve Evan's trailer home in Millersville is a living, breathing tribute to an interesting life that on Monday will be 85 years and counting. Only a small part of it speaks to a bowling career that began when Evan was in his early 40s and trying his...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Personal demons have long been exploited for the sake of advancing a professional wrestling storyline.
As a matter of fact, current WWE Champion CM Punk is no stranger to it, as he himself brought Jeff Hardy's history with drugs and addiction into...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada came out of this second live game spring start confident that the elbow problems that have hindered his bid for a starting rotation spot have subsided.
Wada threw 47 pitches in three extended innings (10 outs) in a...
| Apr 1, 2012
Catherine Mahan founded a landscape architecture firm in 1983 on the first floor of a Mount Vernon rowhouse. She had four employees and scraped by at first doing jobs for local architects and designing backyards for homeowners.
When she retired from...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Kevin Costner, a superstar for two dozen years, hasn't had a big film hit in years. But overseas and out of camera sight, he's been renewing connections with international fans — as a singer.
Releasing CDs in Europe while performing on three...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 2:52 PM
For many students who take a foreign language, the highest authority they have to answer to is their teacher.
But for some of the 220 students who study Japanese at St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, Monday offered an opportunity to show their...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:43 AM
With news that the Orioles have agreed to terms with Japanese lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, that they are pursuing Taiwanese lefty Chen Wei-Yin and that they attempted but failed to sign Korean Chong Tae-Hyon, it’s obvious the club’s international...