| 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...
| Apr 15, 2009
Hairdos that mirror beehives, cars that drip with unfamiliar ornaments and books that came off the shelves years ago.
It's time for Baltimoreans to tuck away their winter clothes and welcome the warm weather, and there's no better way to celebrate the...
| May 18, 2008
Jockey Kent Desormeaux took what he called an "armchair" ride on Big Brown yesterday, easing his way down the front stretch at Pimlico Race Course to a memorable Preakness victory that will send him on a historic journey.
Just 1 minute, 54.80 seconds...
| Jun 8, 2008
Jim McKay, who in 1947 spoke the first words ever heard on Baltimore television and later became the model for the modern sports anchorman with his marathon effort amid a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics, died yesterday of natural causes at...
| Jun 10, 2008
Sportscasting great Jim McKay, who will be buried today, was passionate about horses and the racing industry.
He was a man who could tell you the name of the first horse he bet on as a 14-year-old - Bay Dean - at Laurel Park and how much it paid - $151....
| Jun 21, 2008
Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Baltimore divorcee for whom the king of England gave up his throne, used to slip quietly into Sykesville to visit relatives, hoping the press would not follow.
And Betsy Patterson, whose whirlwind romance with and marriage to...
| Dec 27, 2007
"She looked at me with this look, like, 'Mom, are you dumb or what?' She said, 'These are my friends. I want to be with them.'"
Deborah McFadden, whose wheelchair athlete daughter, Tatyana, has challenged the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic...
| Dec 30, 2007
Last hurrahWith his wild beard, love for beer and passionate gesticulations from the upper deck, Wild Bill Hagy taught a generation of Baltimoreans what it meant to be a fan.
Hagy, who died in August at 68, was the face of a rowdy Memorial Stadium...
| 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...
| 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 19, 1996
After crossing the finish line, after one streak had ended and another one had been extended, Pat Day fired his left fist into the air. He spread his fingers as wide as he could.Five.
Five fingers, one for each victory in the Preakness.
| May 21, 1995
D. Wayne Lukas' grip on the Triple Crown gathered strength once again in Baltimore yesterday, when Timber Country's stalled career got back on track with a win in the 120th Preakness.The chestnut colt, called the "Big Red Train" by Thunder Gulch jockey...