| Oct 6, 2008
Perhaps more than in any other place in Maryland, the debate over whether to allow slot-machine gambling hits home in Anne Arundel County, where the state's largest slots parlor might be built squarely in suburbia.
Royce Clark owns a small salon and...
| Aug 15, 2008
| 10:06 PM
So much history can be decided by fractions of a second in swimming. But never in the history of the sport has so much been at stake with so little time as there was today in the 100-meter butterfly.
Michael Phelps should not have won. It looked, from...
| Jun 8, 2008
Trainer Rick Dutrow leaned on the rail at the Detention Barn a half-hour after Big Brown had been pulled up in the Belmont Stakes and momentarily dropped his forehead onto his crossed arms.
Dutrow's thin brown hair was soaked. His blue shirt soggy. His...
| Mar 6, 2009
Go here: The bloodiest battle of the Civil War occurred in these rolling farm fields in the summer of 1863, when Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee invaded the north. More than 51,000 Americans were killed or injured on the battlefield that provided President...
| May 13, 2009
| 3:19 PM
At the races, there are two categories of bets -- straight bets that involve only one horse, and exotic bets that involve two or more horses. The standard bet for all wagers is $2. You can bet any amount, starting with $1, but the payoff prices shown on...
| May 17, 2009
Rachel Alexandra stumbled at the start and struggled down the stretch, but the heralded filly was still good enough to beat surging Mine That Bird to the wire in the 134th Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
The stirring, one-length...
| Aug 12, 2009
Sophia Litrenta is planning to open a lemonade stand Tuesday.
The 9-year-old is still working out the details but she thinks she'll charge 50 cents a cup. She wants to raise $200, an ambitious goal that means selling 400 cups in the two hours her stand...
| Jan 10, 2010
Today, Raymond Berry will retreat to the den of his Tennessee home and - if his nine grandchildren will allow – watch the NFL playoff game between two places dear to his heart.
Berry will root for the New England Patriots, the team he once...
| Dec 22, 2009
This is the time of year when Donald Savoy Jr., one of Baltimore's last a-rabs, might have had two or three of his horse-drawn wagons parked on inner-city corners, loaded with tangerines and oranges and late-season greens. But Mr. Savoy and other men...
| Jan 24, 2010
The Seminoles called it home before the Spanish moved in. Then came the Americans.
Now the Cincinnati Reds have pulled up stakes to make way for the Orioles of Baltimore.
Welcome to Sarasota, Fla., hon.
The men of orange and black will play their games...
| Feb 19, 2003
In the Knickerbocker snowstorm of January 1922, Maryland's biggest ever until this week, Bill Jasper remembers great electric arcs flashing like fireworks when the streetcar trolley hit a patch of ice on the power line.
His dad, Will Jasper, was a...
| Feb 21, 2003
For the past week, the only action at Laurel Park was happening on the business end of a snowblower.
There were no spectators - just an overworked crew of maintenance workers stealing catnaps in their cars. The races were canceled, the fans housebound....