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  • Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]

    Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]
    In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the idea is to get girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, especially engineering. But playing with building tools can also inspire girls to enter the construction trades, and more should be done to encourage this, starting in childhood and continuing through school, in training programs and in industry. The dearth of women in construction deprives our economy of productive workers and denies women entry into a most lucrative field on any level.
  • A wary welcome to Amazon

    A wary welcome to Amazon
    It's not every day that a major corporation announces that it will bring 1,000 jobs to Baltimore City, so we have reason to cheer Amazon.com's decision to open a 1 million square foot distribution center here. Baltimore's official unemployment rate stands...

    Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill

    Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill
    The recent publication of Elmer J. Hall's "A Mill on the Point: One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Steelmaking at Sparrows Point, Maryland," marks the last of his quartet of books chronicling the work and social history of the once heavily...

    Man killed in Harford barn collapse identified

    Man killed in Harford barn collapse identified
    A Cecil County man was killed in a barn roof collapse in northern Harford County Wednesday afternoon. The Harford County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Daniel Paul Dixon, 32, of Port Deposit. Fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a...

    Death of civilian diver at APG ruled accidental

    Death of civilian diver at APG ruled accidental
    The U.S. Army has concluded that the death of a civilian diver at Aberdeen Proving Ground earlier this year was accidental, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press. George H. Lazzaro Jr., 41, died Jan. 30 while performing routine...