| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.
Not only should it not be built so close to their...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I commend Professor George La Noue for his careful and comprehensive analysis of the recent judicial decision concerning Maryland's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) ("Antiquated ruling on desegregation," Oct. 27). I concur in his...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Maryland's job base is finally back to the size it was half a decade ago — before the deep recession gouged a big chunk out of it.
It's a psychologically important milepost in the long slog toward recovery, one reached as the nation is still...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Eleanor S. Pope, a homemaker who knew the Jazz Age writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in her childhood, died Sept. 22 of kidney failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 90.
The daughter of Bayard Turnbull, a noted Baltimore architect, and Margaret...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission.
Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:47 PM
After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago.
The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors.
The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Sidney Silber, a retired real estate developer, philanthropist and accomplished gardener who once ran his family's bakery, died of cancer Tuesday at his Lutherville home. He was 95.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Isaac and Dora Rodbell Silber....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:10 AM
A pair of du Pont cousins, one in love with a woman and the other devoted to plants, used their vast family fortune to create a pair of mansions within minutes of each other in the Brandywine Valley, but from two very different worlds.
Alfred I. du...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:01 AM
James H. Eacker, a retired Rouse Co. executive who was active in environmental issues, died June 8 of heart failure at Howard County General Hospital. He was 79.
The son of the former president of Boston Gas & Electric Co. and a homemaker, he was born...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:04 AM
A daredevil and two dissidents are piquing online readers' interest this morning as Edward Snowden, Nelson Mandela and Nik Wallenda all make the news again. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 24, 2013.
Nik Wallenda, who teetered his way...