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  • Astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly speaks at SCALE fundraiser

    Astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly speaks at SCALE fundraiser
    Donald Cormack hasn't driven a car since his stroke last spring. He walks with a crutch. Most frustrating, he can hardly speak, because the words seem stuck in his head and it takes all of his energy to get them out. "I talk so much, I have a headache,"...
  • Books for the under-15 set: Justin Bieber, Stephen Colbert and Mark Kelly

    Books for the under-15 set: Justin Bieber, Stephen Colbert and Mark Kelly
    A flurry of new children's books is headed for the shelves, and the authors carry some very familiar names, including Stephen Colbert. A look at the future: -- Colbert's book, "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" is scheduled for a May 8 release, according to...
  • On Flag Day, inspiration abounds

    On Flag Day, inspiration abounds
    For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her. Crowther-Peters, dressed as 19th-century...
  • Last Endeavour crew to speak Thurs. at Hopkins

     
    The last NASA crew to fly the space shuttle Endeavour will speak at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center on Thursday, Aug. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.Astronauts scheduled to participate include Commander........
  • In our supposed democracy, guns continue to rule

    In our supposed democracy, guns continue to rule
    In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people. So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
  • Jeffrey Zaslow, co-author of The Last Lecture and Girls from Ames, dies

    Jeffrey Zaslow, co-author of The Last Lecture and Girls from Ames, dies
    Sad news today -- Jeffrey Zaslow, who wrote such popular non-fiction as "The Last Lecture" and "The Girls from Ames," died today in a car crash in Michigan. The Wall Street Journal, where he has worked as a reporter, said that he died after losing control...
  • 2011, the year of winning by losing

    2011, the year of winning by losing
    Charlie Sheen was clearly the man of the year. You'll recall that 2011 began with the oafish actor celebrating his own narcotic and sexual crapulence like a victorious gladiator working the crowds. He was egged on by a media with as much decency as the...
  • Police officer now present at County Council meetings

    You might have noticed someone new at recent Howard County Council Meetings: an armed police officer. Since July 1, a uniformed officer has been present at all County Council legislative sessions and public hearings. The change was made at the...
  • Tea party: They call us names because they fear our strength

    Tea party: They call us names because they fear our strength
    Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and...
  • Who's to blame for America's nasty politics? Tom Brokaw.

    Who's to blame for America's nasty politics? Tom Brokaw.
    You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw. No, not the man himself, but what he represents. Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Mr. Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    Everything you need to know about what's going on 11/14-11/20. MOVIES OPENING (Friday; Subject to change) Being Elmo  Happy Feet 2 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 NOTABLE TV MONDAY Basketball Wives L.A. (season finale; 8 p.m.; VH1)...
  • Out of history: Md. pages lament program's end

    Donald F. Munson grew up around politics, but it wasn't until he became a congressional page in the early 1950s that he decided to make a career of it. The Washington County Republican, who served 36 years in the Maryland General Assembly, met Gerald R....