| Aug 3, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Over the last scorching weekend, my husband and I were just wondering what had happened to those cloudy, drizzly summer days of yesteryear. We could not think of one this summer, or even a few last summer.
Et voila! Wednesday comes. We awoke to clouds...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Clayton Cann Carter, a retired Queen Anne's County Circuit Court judge who was a Maryland history buff and a collector of Maryland-related objets d'art, died July 30 of an apparent heart attack at Chesterfield, his Centreville home.
He was 92.
| Feb 14, 2012
| 3:19 AM
Goucher College senior Sarah Bart enters tonight's final on 'Jeopardy's College Championship' in second place, $8,200 behind the leader.
Bart was leading Monday going into Final Jeopardy, but missed this question: "In 2011, Elizabeth II marked the 400th...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A DVD box set of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York." Each country's royalty should be familiar with the other's.
Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun
An extra-large gift basket of relevance.
Anne Tallent, editor, b
I don't want to ruin the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Herman G. "Hank" Tillman Jr., a retired Air Force colonel and pilot who flew in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was one of Maryland's most decorated veterans, died Sunday of liver failure at his Chester home. He was 89.
He was born in his immigrant...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:54 PM
Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above.
Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...
| Apr 1, 2012
It's a story that simply won't go away.
It's an upper-class soap opera, and even after the passage of 75 years it still packs a sentimental punch and draws a willing audience into the glittering world of the British aristocracy.
It is the saga of...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 2:03 PM
There is nothing more evocative than looking at or touching an object from, or meeting someone associated with, a dramatic historical event. Simply said, it puts you there.
And that has been my good fortune throughout my life when it came to people and...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:49 AM
"Anonymous" is not shy about naming names. It contends that the 37 plays attributed to William Shakespeare, who died in 1616, actually were written by the Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604.
As this story has it, the barely literate commoner Shakespeare...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 3:47 PM
At-risk youth in Baltimore city will have an opportunity to join an international network of young people in taking on a royal challenge to improve their lives by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award-Young American's Challenge.