| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Memorial Day is still several months away, but it would be nice to think that all Americans still hold some place in their hearts for those who have gave what Abraham Lincoln called the "last full measure of devotion" for their country. The conflicts in...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:06 PM
A century and a half ago — and a drive of about two and a half hours from Harford County in modern times — Union and Confederate forces were in the midst of positioning themselves to become the masters of Harpers Ferry at the confluence of the...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Ann M. Klingaman, a retired Baltimore County public school educator whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of complications from a broken hip at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia.
The former longtime Catonsville resident was 88.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:31 PM
In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832.
Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Tens of thousands of shoppers are expected to converge on the Baltimore Convention Center this week for the 32nd Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, an event that has grown to become the largest indoor antiques show in the country.
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Drawing on the last drumrolls of the Perry Hall High School marching band, Baltimore County schools superintendent S. Dallas Dance greeted 700 applauding administrators Friday to deliver his inaugural back-to-school address, sending a message he hoped...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline, many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day, which marks the...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, where his scheme unraveled — than previously thought, according to the National Archives...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:48 AM
Our public schools offer such an incredible range of learning activities. One such example is Speech and Debate.
Nationwide, many high schools participate in the National Forensics League Lincoln-Douglas Debates, based on the famous debates between...
| Dec 2, 2012
"Flight" (R). An airline pilot makes a heroic landing, but in the aftermath faces a level of scrutiny he didn't expect. With Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Nadine...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Gordon Trotter, 78, stood behind a table in the home economics room at Harpers Choice Middle School in Columbia on a recent weeknight.
Wearing a short-sleeve black polo shirt, dark brown slacks and brown loafers, the longtime Wilde Lake Village resident...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
He had lost a son many years before, the boy barely more than a toddler when he died. Now another son was dead, and grief sat on him like the shawl that draped his shoulders as he rattled around the big, cold house. His wife was emotionally troubled and...