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  • Rebecca Rigger, activist

    Rebecca Rigger, activist
    Rebecca Rigger, a League of Women Voters activist who monitored the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of a heart attack March 25 at her Monkton home. She was 85. Born Rebecca Rogers in Big Island, Va., she was raised at an apple orchard in the...
  • Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia

    Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia
    Alex Brooks started studying Russian because he needed a language class and didn't want to take French. Spanish class was filled, so the Friends School student settled for Russian. "I was willing to take a risk with a new alphabet," said Brooks, a...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, high near 82. Wednesday night is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 60. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning’s issues. TOP NEWS Harborplace sold to N.Y. real estate firm: The Baltimore...
  • Former Baltimore resident named No. 2 at CIA

    Former Baltimore resident named No. 2 at CIA
    A former Baltimore resident and Fells Point business owner, Avril D. Haines, has been named deputy director of the CIA -- the first woman to hold the second-highest position at the agency. Haines, 43, previously worked as a White House deputy...
  • Security is found off-line

    Security is found off-line
    More than a decade ago, I ordered a book from a publisher specializing in technical books. I then received notice that my credit card information, along with hundreds of others, had been compromised by an Internet hacker who had penetrated the publisher's...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • In debate, Biden lied or covered up

    The conservative and liberal talking heads all say their candidate won the vice presidential debate last week. What I find particularly troubling is the lack of journalistic objectivity from The Sun in regard to what Vice President Joe Biden said, which...
  • Conservatives: lose the obsession with Obama

     Conservatives: lose the obsession with Obama
    Conservatives have long viewed Washington as one giant, inevitable disaster waiting to happen. For conservative political strategists, part of our job is helping to frame that eventual disaster as President Barack Obama's fault. But conservatives should...
  • How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry

    How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry
    The plight of the organized resistance to the regime in Iran, particularly the violent persecution of the group known as the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI), has been one of the great, untold stories in international politics. It is a story of deadly...
  • Joseph S. Eubanks

    Joseph S. Eubanks
    Joseph S. Eubanks, a noted bass-baritone and Morgan State University music professor who performed with the first American company of "Porgy and Bess," which toured the world in the 1950s, died May 16 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson....
  • Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants

    Out of service? Online hiring systems frustrate applicants
    The emailed rejection came as no surprise to Bill Skibinski, though the Abingdon resident believed he was more than qualified for the entry-level job he'd applied for online. After spending two years seeking full-time work, Skibinski is convinced that...
  • Fort Meade preparing for hundreds at Bradley Manning demonstration

    Fort Meade preparing for hundreds at Bradley Manning demonstration
    Fort Meade officials plan to close the main gate of the Army base in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, but police said they didn't not have plans to limit traffic on surrounding roads during a mass demonstration for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Officials...