| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 1:00 PM
The Rising Sun Inn, a small white building with forest green shutters, isn't easily spotted. The historical marker out front is barely visible from Generals Highway and, if a traveler isn't looking for it, would come and go in the blink of an eye.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Widespread cheating on state assessment tests has been uncovered at two Baltimore elementary schools, state and district officials are expected to announce today.
Investigators with the state Department of Education found that Maryland School...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:12 PM
After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them.
In Atlanta, one...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Director Donna L. Jacobs has once again put her dancers in the "hot seat."
For this weekend's concerts at the Baltimore Museum of Art, her Full Circle Dance Company is tackling the loaded topic of body image with the company's premiere of "B.A.R.E.,"...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 9:01 PM
People outside the world of local government may not know it even exists, but the Maryland Municipal League is an important group — it's a statewide advocacy nonprofit that strengthens the role and capacity of municipal government through research,...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:12 PM
When Shehlla Khan's husband became ill, it fell on her to take their three children to the pool. But for Khan, who is Muslim, the task was difficult.
The Columbia resident said she was concerned about people watching her swim in the conservative, cover-...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 7:28 PM
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,...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:33 PM
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....
| Dec 11, 2011
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...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 7:32 PM
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...