| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
As I've followed the news about the scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, I am probably not alone in being moved by one of the stories that emerged from the release of emails among his staff. A woman had complained to The Port Authority of...
| Dec 25, 2013
Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy."
While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:46 PM
"Many consider John Hanson, who was John Hanson Briscoe's relative and for whom he was named, as being the first president of the United States, and not George Washington," said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, who was discussing the recent death of Briscoe, his...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:44 AM
He may have been first in the hearts of his countrymen, but George Washington has not necessarily been first in the minds of composers. This makes the National Symphony Orchestra's premiere at the Kennedy Center Thursday night of the distinctively...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories.
Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Remembrance, Dedication days
Two tributes that take place each November at Gettysburg National Military Park have special significance this year. Dedication Day, held annually on Nov. 19, will mark the 150th anniversary of the...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:40 PM
COLLEGE PARK — Roberto Nelson insists that he isn't losing focus. Oregon State's leading scorer says his concentration is solely on the men's basketball game the Beavers (1-1) will play on Sunday at Maryland (1-1).
But, as he prepared for the...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Len Elmore couldn't remember whether Richard Nixon ever came to Cole Field House during his presidency, but the former Maryland basketball star recalled an executive order given to longtime coach Lefty Driesell.
"Nixon told Lefty that he couldn't play,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Arthur Lee Shreve Waxter, a Towson and Bolton Hill real estate developer who was a former Maryland Arts Council chairman, died of cancer Sunday at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. The longtime Roland Park resident was 87.
Born in Baltimore and raised...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors.
The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
At the most recent Taneytown Business Breakfast, State Senator and historian Joe Getty, R-Baltimore and Carroll County, delighted an audience of almost 100 with insights on the local perspective of President Abraham Lincoln, Taneytown and the Battle of...