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  • Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]

    Criticism of Somerset wind farm proposal is off base [Letter]
    As the developers of the proposed Somerset County wind farm, we feel compelled to respond to the blatant — and seemingly intentional — factual misstatements put forth in recent letters to the editor by opponents of our investment. We...
  • Georges Garinther, civilian engineer

    Georges Garinther, civilian engineer
    Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
  • Goucher sends emails to students mistakenly telling them they've been admitted

    Goucher sends emails to students mistakenly telling them they've been admitted
    Goucher College sent congratulatory emails to the parents of 60 applicants on March 12 telling them their children had been admitted. The message from the small liberal arts college in Towson contained the words every parent of a high school senior...
  • Severna Park native and Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw reflects on being first to coach 600 career men's lacrosse games

    Severna Park native and Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw reflects on being first to coach 600 career men's lacrosse games
    Delaware's Bob Shillinglaw recently became the first coach in men's college lacrosse to coach 600 career games. The Severna Park native and graduate may not have envisioned such longevity, but he always knew he would be a coach. “I was very,...
  • 'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1

    'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1
    "Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old facesĀ for the first part of its two-part special. The episode starts by pitting two of its most successful grads, Rachel and Mercedes, against each other. One is a future Broadway starlet; the other, a...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
  • Johns Hopkins takes fourth place at NCAA D-III swimming championship

    The Johns Hopkins men's swim team grabbed its second straight fourth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA championship on Saturday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Jays piled up 245 points to finish just 1.5 points out of third place. Kenyon won its second...
  • UM physics professor a lauded scientist, passionate teacher

    UM physics professor a lauded scientist, passionate teacher
    Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors. Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...
  • Trying to bloom: Buyers hoping more homes hit the market this spring

    Trying to bloom: Buyers hoping more homes hit the market this spring
    Stephanie and Jake Martin didn't have to wait long to sell their rowhouse in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood — they had a contract in three days. But buying a new place proved a bit more difficult. The Martins searched for months around Homeland...
  • Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project

    Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project
    Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator,...
  • Kevin Plank offers Cupid's Cup contest winner an extra $25 grand

    Kevin Plank offers Cupid's Cup contest winner an extra $25 grand
    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank was so impressed with Friday's winner of the nationwide entrepreneur competition he runs with the University of Maryland, he offered the graduate student $25,000 in exchange for a stake in his company. Disease Diagnostic...
  • Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals
    Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy. Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms...