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  • Jamal Lewis among star athletes to land in bankruptcy

    Jamal Lewis among star athletes to land in bankruptcy
    It might have been trash-talking, but Jamal Lewis made good on his promise. The young Baltimore Raven broke the single-day rushing record by running for 295 yards in the 2003 home opener at the stadium newly rechristened for the company that had bought...
  • What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?

    What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?
    A little more than a decade ago, a group of business executives and civic leaders envisioned a moment when the world's eyes would be riveted by events in the Baltimore-Washington area: the lighting of a cauldron followed by two weeks of elite athletic...
  • Presidential party

    Presidential party
    What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is. The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
  • Washington's birthday is when you say it is.

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Today is George Washington’s REAL birthday. Right? Well, sort of. Our first president was actually born on Feb. 11, 1732. But in 1752, the American colonies finally switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar,...
  • Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny

    Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny
    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...
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen (and ladies) marks 75 years of municipal aid

    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,...
  • Visiting Mount Vernon in spring

    Visiting Mount Vernon in spring
    There's no such thing as a bad time to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon, the historic estate of our first president. Still, spring seems to be a natural fit, as the expansive gardens begin to show signs of renewed life, new lambs frolic in the...
  • Awarding Sophie Kerr prize in New York makes sense

    Great move on Washington College's part to move the awarding of the annual Sophie Kerr Literary Prize to New York. These are the kind of "bold strokes" that its namesake, George Washington, and its revolutionary founders would have applauded. As the...
  • Cheating, tampering found in city schools

    Cheating, tampering found in city schools
    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...
  • 2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows

    2011 school test scores will be clean, Alonso vows
    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...
  • Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight

    Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight
    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...
  • Garden paths

    Garden paths
    Online refer: For more garden photos, go to baltimoresun.com/travel. For more information on gardening, read Susan Reimer's blog at baltimoresun.com/gardenvariety When Cheval Opp retired from IBM, she knew exactly what she would do with her time....