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  • Wedded: Lauren Fischer and Pete Wallace

    Wedded: Lauren Fischer and Pete Wallace
    Date: Dec. 7 Her story: Lauren Fischer, 27, grew up in Perry Hall. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 2008, she moved to Alexandria, Va., for a marketing job with O'Keefe & Company, a technology public relations firm. She now works in marketing...
  • From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...
  • Keystone XL is one more hole in a sinking ship [Letter]

    Keystone XL is one more hole in a sinking ship [Letter]
    On what basis did the U.S. State Department conclude that the Keystone XL pipeline project is relatively benign in regard to greenhouse gas? The key passage from the report's executive summary states that "approval or denial of any one crude oil...
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • African Art Museum shines light on the continent [Column]

    Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa. "I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of...
  • Jobs for high school grads [Letter]

    Jobs for high school grads [Letter]
    If President Barack Obama were serious about providing jobs for high school graduates, he'd change some U.S. State Department policies. There are plenty of temporary jobs in Maryland and elsewhere, but now they go to foreign students thanks to the J-1...
  • Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run

    Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run
    The FBI announced Thursday that a Maryland man — who is accused killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 — has been added to the bureau's 10 most wanted list. Authorities say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State...
  • Benghazi victims deserve answers [Letter]

    Benghazi victims deserve answers [Letter]
    I find it hard to believe no one in the military, the U.S. State Department or the White House was aware with what was going in Benghazi. It's either an out right cover-up due to some political expediency or outright incompetence. Therefore, I don't think...
  • Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor

    Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor
    Juliette M. Carpenter, a former U.S. State Department supervisor who later worked for the state of Maryland, died Feb. 4 of respiratory failure at Glynn Taff Assisted Living Inc. in Catonsville. The Baltimore resident was 93. The daughter of a postal...
  • Missing Shirley Temple [Commentary]

    Missing Shirley Temple [Commentary]
    The death of Shirley Temple has me thinking of the years nipping at my heels. She and I were — almost — precise contemporaries. Shirley was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, Calif. and I came along just two days later in faraway...
  • Byrd's legacy of jazz continues to soar in Annapolis

    The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother, Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a...
  • Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape

    Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape
    It took the Baltimore Police crime lab well over a year to link a Southeast Baltimore man to a 2012 rape because of a backlog in DNA analysis. Before officers could arrest him, police say, he attacked again. Bernard Burton, 25, was charged last week in...