| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As a low-slung car traveling about 40 mph clanked and clattered over the worn wooden deck timbers of the Jericho Covered Bridge in Kingsville, Chris Scovill noted wryly about how often the posted speed limit is observed on the structure that connects...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:44 AM
He may have been first in the hearts of his countrymen, but George Washington has not necessarily been first in the minds of composers. This makes the National Symphony Orchestra's premiere at the Kennedy Center Thursday night of the distinctively...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:13 PM
One of the very best parts of the Miley Cyrus-hosted "Saturday Night Live" on October 5 was a music video. A parody of Miley's "We Can't Stop," "We Did Stop (The Government)" pokes fun at the government shutdown while holding true to the style and tone of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Today's 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is getting a lot of attention. Here are five things you probably didn't know about the speech:
1. The speech was not delivered at the battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in July. It marked the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:35 AM
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, November 21, 1963:
More than 5,000 people were on hand to see President John F. Kennedy open the Northeastern Expressway. The President arrived via helicopter and then walked to a podium as the...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Past mournful statues with age-darkened faces and along the graves of railroad barons, Civil War generals and an infamous assassin, wound a small group who had connected through a most modern forum – the website Yelp.
About a dozen people...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:16 AM
The following comments were to be presented to the Harford County Council this week. A copy of the remarks was provided in advance for publication.
Good Evening. Council President Boniface, Council Members and those in attendance. We appreciate being...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Mutter Museum may leave you shocked and horrified or amazed and fascinated. Either way, its collections of bones, bodies, body parts, plus tumors and other terrors, are unforgettable.
The nation's finest and oldest medical museum — celebrating...
| Jun 14, 2013
The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security.
As with most...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:05 AM
In 2013, one can look online and see, via a live camera feed, the green fields of the Codori Farm outside Gettysburg, Pa.
The only sound to be heard through the feed, which is provided through the http://www.earthcam.com website, is the whoosh of cars...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Chautauqua is the name, and living history is the game. This weekend, the Maryland Humanities Council begin its 19th annual Chautauqua tour throughout the state, starting with free performances on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of...
| Jun 8, 2013
The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week, with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell.
The winner was Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Bayside Hills,...