| Feb 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day today (Feb. 14). Don't forget your sweetie! For last minute sweets, visit Bomboy's Home Made Candies, (322 Market St., 410-939-2924) and Lyon's Pharmacy (328 St. John St., 410-939-4545). Both are embellished with red and pink hearts,...
| Feb 23, 2014
Three years ago this month, millions of brave Egyptians were celebrating the fall of their brutal, corrupt dictator, Hosni Mubarak. To the American eye, the Arab Spring was even more remarkable than the revolutions that brought down the Soviet empire...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.
Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players?
Don Markus: After...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:20 PM
George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96.
Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:09 PM
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92.
"The cause of death was failure to...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:25 AM
From a Real Estate ad: "Security Investment Realtors, 8 Normandy Shopping Center
"94 Acres: Murphy Road and Route 216 in the Fifth district of Howard County. Improved 8 room frame home in good condition. This tract...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:37 AM
President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Alberta Stornetta loves history.
Years ago, when members of the Arnold Preservation Council said they were interested in learning about the area's history, Stornetta eagerly took on the project.
But she was surprised to find there wasn't much out...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:15 PM
A day after a federal judge barred Carroll County commissioners from invoking Jesus Christ in their pre-meeting prayers, Commissioner Robin B. Frazier did just that — twice — saying she was willing to go to jail for her beliefs.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."
I have the...
| 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...