| Mar 3, 2012
| 12:45 PM
If you want to break the boredom of a late winter Sunday, you could raise a cup of cheer to the memory of President William Henry Harrison, the nation's ninth president, who was sworn into office 171 years ago today.
I'm also certain the details of...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:04 PM
John Josselyn stood at a gun range in Baltimore County on the warmest day of last week, ready for target practice with his .22-caliber pistol, and recalled how the simple threat of a gun once saved him from three thugs. The gun-rights advocate called it...
| Feb 5, 2008
Nicholas Browning appeared on the television screen in a Towson courtroom yesterday, his dirty-blond hair tousled, wearing a jail-issued orange jumpsuit. The 15-year-old Dulaney High School sophomore answered the judge's questions with "ma'am," as he...
| Mar 3, 2009
Go here: With its cobblestone streets, sweeping views of the Delaware River, grassy commons and rich architectural heritage, New Castle's historic district ranks among the finest heritage towns in the Mid-Atlantic. It's got history: William Penn first set...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:24 PM
If the bean-counters in Washington need a few reasons to keep the Veterans Affairs clinic near Baldwin Park open when the new VA hospital opens in Lake Nona, I can give them three.
Their names are Patrick Egan, Nora Sawmiller and William Perdue Jr....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, 69 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in the Orlando metropolitan area — lives cut tragically short because we have failed to make common-sense, low-cost investments in safety. The sad...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:52 PM
U.S. Rep. John Mica, with support from other Central Florida congressmen, is pushing to keep open the Veterans Affairs clinic and two veterans housing centers on Lake Baldwin, even though those services are being moved to the new Veterans Affairs hospital...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:29 AM
[Updated 1:45 p.m. PST Feb. 26: This post has been updated to include a response from ITT Educational Services and to reflect the closing stock price.]
In its first action against a company in the for-profit college industry, the federal Consumer...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The U.S. consumer watchdog said on Wednesday it has sued ITT Educational Services Inc for what the agency says are predatory student lending practices that could lead borrowers to default on their loans.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Dad made it quite clear: If he ever caught my older brother smoking reefer, he'd be out of the house. If Dad ever found the stuff in the house, he'd be out of the house.
The word was marijuana would lead to harder drugs because it was a well-known...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
An Italian exchange student once asked me what he should know in order to understand America. The best I could come up with on the spot was the U.S. Constitution, jazz and baseball.
Later it would come to me that to study each of those only in the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:24 AM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Greg Warmoth is presenting "Central Florida Spotlight" from outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., where the BCS Championship will be played. "Central Florida Spotlight" airs at 12:30 p.m. Sunday...