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  • Some want State House dome returned to multicolor scheme

    Some want State House dome returned to multicolor scheme
    Imagine driving into Annapolis along Rowe Boulevard or sailing into the city's harbor, glancing up toward the tiered State House dome, and seeing that it's colored not in the brick red and Colonial white you've known your entire life, but in lemon gold,...
  • Torture: Wrong then, still wrong now

    Torture: Wrong then, still wrong now
    The images of the burning towers on Sept. 11 are seared into our collective memory. It seemed unthinkable that we could be attacked on our native soil. During our nation's founding, we were also attacked on our soil. And though the British who captured...
  • Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny

    Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny
    The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase. After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
  • 50 picture-perfect fall getaways

    50 picture-perfect fall getaways
    As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
  • An interfaith road trip to promote understanding

    An evangelical minister, a rabbi and an imam rent a van. What sounds like the start of a joke is actually a national tour we began together on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, to improve interfaith cooperation and address a rising...
  • Penn Station's architect designed terminals in Hoboken, Scranton

    I repeated a blooper in my recent column on the 100th anniversary of Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station that was caught by a sharp-eyed Roland Park resident and lawyer, John C. Murphy, who comes from a family of Baltimore architects. I had stated with...
  • Road to second Grand Prix full of twists

    Road to second Grand Prix full of twists
    It was a party unlike any Baltimore had ever hosted during the usually sleepy Labor Day weekend, with candy-colored cars speeding noisily around the Inner Harbor to the delight of crowds drawn to the city's inaugural Grand Prix. But behind the scenes,...
  • Aberdeen councilwoman criticizes loser in recent mayoral election

    Aberdeen City Councilwoman Sandra Landbeck spoke at length at Monday's council meeting about how dismayed she was by the actions of Patrick McGrady, the challenger to Mayor Mike Bennett who Bennett narrowly defeated during the recent city election....
  • Duckpins have been a Maryland favorite for more than 100 years

    100 Years Ago Neighbors in war and peace Social news from Lawyers Hill in the Times: "Miss Warfield was the guest of Miss Mary Bowdoin on Sunday last." From Pfeiffer's Corner social column: "Miss Alice Wheeler spent the weekend in the home of her...
  • Catonsville High student sees politics from ground floor

    Catonsville High student sees politics from ground floor
    About eight years ago, Reiter Boldt made a current events presentation to his Hillcrest Elementary School classmates. When he came home, he was more shocked that his peers knew nothing about the topic than pleased with his talk, which was likely about an...
  • Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Maryland

    Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Maryland
    For Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Maryland on Tuesday represented something of a political homecoming. It was nearly 20 years ago that Gingrich, then a Georgia congressman, hatched the outlines of the "Contract with...
  • Navy beats Army 27-21 for 10th straight win in rivalry game

    Navy beats Army 27-21 for 10th straight win in rivalry game
    This wasn't South Carolina or East Carolina, Rutgers or San Jose State. This certainly wasn't Air Force, either. A frustrating Navy football season previously punctuated by narrow defeats and botched kicks ended with a sloppy but satisfying 27-21 victory...