| 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...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:20 PM
On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The last of the scaffolding that enclosed the dome of the State House since summer will come down Friday — leaving Annapolis with an uncluttered view of its most famous landmark just in time for Christmas.
For all practical purposes, the $800,000...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:11 PM
This column is in honor of my mother, Margaret Copeland Vought Smith, who died at age 90 on Dec. 11.
We didn't spend much time together after I moved to Maryland following college in 1971. In fact, the last time we did anything together away from her own...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Jonathan Biedron didn't bother complaining the first time he noticed a difference between the price he was charged for office supplies and the figure posted on the shelf.
But when it happened repeatedly — and always in the store's favor —...
| Jan 8, 2012
As a resident of Strawbridge Home for Boys in 1950, Jim Mathis, at age 13, found himself working on a full-fledged farm with cows, hogs, chickens and horses.
He soon learned a few lessons.
"Cows don't care what day it is. At the same time every day,...
| 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,...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:14 AM
—With the debate over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling heading into its final stretch, President Barack Obama will visit the University of Maryland on Friday for a town hall meeting the White House said will be focused on the...
| 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.
| Aug 2, 2011
100 Years Ago
"Mrs. A.W. Hoffman of Baltimore is visiting relatives near here; Mrs. Eugene Trayer and children visited her sister, Mrs. Fleming, last week; Mrs. M.C. Mills spent one day last week with Mrs. Robert Pickett here; Mr....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 3:50 PM
One of the first solutions suggested when the subject of government being out of touch with the voters comes up is term limits.
By limiting the number of years in office someone can serve, so goes the logic, it is assured new people who are closer to the...