| May 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
When I tweeted a little while back, "At the desk. Looking around to see if Strains To Be Cute, Eighteen Hundred Words, I Thought I Moved It, and Deadline Schmedline are working today," a younger colleague was eager to suss out their identities.
| May 31, 2014
On Wednesday, just for a moment, my heart stopped. The same way it stopped when I heard that Toni Cade Bambara had breast cancer and when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away. It stopped the same way that my grandmother's heart stopped when she...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Mitch Kuykendall wasn't thinking about the shrinking federal budget or the latest partisan squabbles on Capitol Hill when he climbed a ladder propped up against a burning apartment building in Maryland City last July.
He was, he said, just doing his...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:20 PM
John L. Bell, a retired civil engineer who was a partner in the Baltimore engineering firm of Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, died April 28 of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 92.
The son of the Rev. John Wesley Bell, a Methodist minister, and...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Bike riders with the Police Unity Tour stopped at the Harford County Sheriff's Office Southern Precinct in Edgewood Sunday morning, as part nationwide ride that culminated in Washington, D.C., Monday at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The annual 40-mile hike by Boy Scouts of America Troop 35 has played an important role in the life of Michael Conklin.
The 25-year-old has completed the course four times since his first at the age of 13. And even though he no longer lives in Maryland,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Seniors often remark how fast time flies as they get older. I certainly identify with that. It seems like I just wrote about Older Americans Month and here it is again.
Older Americans Month is now a tradition in the United States. The idea was first...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 8:51 AM
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Five years ago, I knew exactly how I felt about the tabloid website TMZ. It sometimes paid for news, and that put it outside the realm of trustworthy journalism. End of story.
But last week, with...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
In The Sun editorial of Feb. 20, "Tax cuts for the rich," you champion progressive taxes and argue against personal income tax reductions because measured in dollars, wealthy Marylanders will receive more tax relief than those in lower income brackets....
| Mar 5, 2014
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 5, 1964:
Leon Panitz of the Panitz Brothers Inc., developers of Joppatowne, unveiled his new plans 50 years ago this week for a marine-oriented 500-acre residential recreational community at...