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  • Elkridge: Rockburn Branch Park to host Open Car Show

    Reminiscent of those steamy summer evenings when the hottest cars in town gathered at local burger joints and drive-ins, the Elkridge Adult Athletic Association (EAAA) and the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will host the annual...
  • The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4

    The Sun Remembers: July 29-August 4
    Aug. 4, 1996: Earl Weaver, the irascible Orioles manager who led the club to 1,480 victories, four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship, is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I'm proud of my record," Weaver tells the crowd in...
  • Rodricks: Marveling at Phelps' heroic journey

    Rodricks: Marveling at Phelps' heroic journey
    Baltimoreans who witnessed his odyssey unfold will remember the first 12 years of the 21st century as the Michael Phelps era. If you mark the life of this community by our shared experiences and our heroic figures — the sources of civic pride that...
  • Who would be on Baltimore's Mount Rushmore?

    Your article about Michael Phelps' prospects for being on Baltimore's Mount Rushmore of athletes made me think who else could be compared to its towering figures ("Make room on our Rushmore," Aug. 5). James Rouse would be George Washington, Thomas...
  • O'Malley signs gambling expansion bill

    O'Malley signs gambling expansion bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Wednesday asking voters to approve expanded gambling in Maryland as supporters and opponents prepared for what could be a bruising referendum campaign this fall. The governor's action capped a whirlwind special...
  • Allowing voters to veto transportation projects won't change anything

    Former Gov. Parris N. Glendening's proposal to let voters decide whether to build transportation projects ignores the long history of disconnect between the state's plans and outcomes, which cannot be resolved by a simple yes or no by voters ("Voters will...
  • Save the Mechanic

    Save the Mechanic
    Robert Moses told Baltimore to put a highway through Mount Vernon Square. Aren't you glad Baltimore did not listen? William Donald Schaefer and every public official in Maryland wanted to put an interstate highway through Fell's Point that would have run...
  • In defeat, a victory for Baltimore pension reform

    In defeat, a victory for Baltimore pension reform
    Baltimore's Fraternal Order of Police is celebrating what is, at most, a Pyrrhic victory in its effort to reverse the pension reforms Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the City Council enacted two years ago. Federal Judge Marvin J. Garbis' ruling that...
  • Vision of fishable Inner Harbor by 2020 is murky

    Vision of fishable Inner Harbor by 2020 is murky
    Tony Tochterman, who along with his wife, Dee, owns Tochterman's Fishing Tackle, the city's oldest bait and tackle store, remembers it well. Tony and Bob Wall, division chief of Baltimore's Recreation and Parks Department, helped introduce area...
  • Tables fit for a king

    At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window. And at Kali's Court,...
  • Benjamin C. Whitten, city educator

    Benjamin C. Whitten, city educator
    Benjamin C. Whitten, a prominent Baltimore educator and community activist who served as president of the Baltimore Urban League, died Sept. 21 of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Morgan Park resident was 89. "Ben was a true giant in the...
  • Hearings on utilities' derecho storm response scheduled

    Hearings on utilities' derecho storm response scheduled
    Maryland energy regulators will grill Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials on their cleanup after the June 29 derecho storm in a hearing scheduled for Sept. 13. Eight public hearings will meanwhile take place across the state in August, the...