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  • Day trips from Williamsburg to Gettysburg

    Day trips from Williamsburg to Gettysburg
    Gettysburg, Pa. 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...
  • Terps basketball prepares for a first: a visit from the president

    Terps basketball prepares for a first: a visit from the president
    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...
  • Despite loss, President Obama's visit caps 'great weekend for Maryland athletics'

    Despite loss, President Obama's visit caps 'great weekend for Maryland athletics'
    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,...
  • Arthur L.S. Waxter, developer

    Arthur L.S. Waxter, developer
    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...
  • Despite competition from Maryland, Christie's Bridgegate takes the pettiness prize

    Despite competition from Maryland, Christie's Bridgegate takes the pettiness prize
    I have been scratching around for something from the annals of Maryland politics that matches that bizarre story out of New Jersey, but I just don't have it. Nothing beats Republican Gov. Chris Christie's aides conspiring to cause a four-day traffic jam...
  • NSO premieres George Washington-inspired work for orchestra, narrators

    NSO premieres George Washington-inspired work for orchestra, narrators
    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...
  • Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs

    Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs
    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...
  • Will Obama leave a legacy?

    Will Obama leave a legacy?
    Second presidential terms are supposed to give the occupant of the Oval Office a voter-endorsed ticket to pursue a more favorable narrative place in the history books. Barack Obama's second time around, however, is developing more as a rerun of his...
  • Lawmakers seek top honor for Shock Trauma founder

    Lawmakers seek top honor for Shock Trauma founder
    Nearly four decades ago, Baltimore's fledgling shock trauma center saved the life of a 29-year-old prosecutor. The young lawyer returned months later to ask the medical staff how he could repay their effort. "Run for office," center founder Dr. R...
  • Notebook: Dayton says it will add women's lacrosse in 2016

    Notebook: Dayton says it will add women's lacrosse in 2016
    Dayton has announced that it will add women's lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport and begin competition in the spring of 2016. Women’s lacrosse is the fastest-growing team sport in the United States, according to the most recent research by...
  • 15 million-year-old whale skull found on banks of Potomac River

    15 million-year-old whale skull found on banks of Potomac River
    From the banks of the Potomac River, in a region steeped in American history, a massive fossil was dug up last month that apparently can be traced back to a time long before this country's recorded history, a time deep in the world's prehistory. The...
  • Confederate veteran honored in Havre de Grace

    Confederate veteran honored in Havre de Grace
    About 35 to 40 people took part in a ceremony Saturday to honor a Confederate veteran at a Havre de Grace cemetery. The members of United Daughters of the Confederacy Harford County Chapter 114 and the Lt. Col. Robert H. Archer Camp 2013 of the Sons...