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  • Steve Jobs, old-fashioned visionary

    Steve Jobs, old-fashioned visionary
    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died this week after a long battle with cancer, is rightfully being lauded as a visionary, a person who brought technology seamlessly into our lives and who could all but see the future in his development of new ideas that...
  • James K. Donahue, CEO of Industrial Shows, dies

    James K. Donahue, CEO of Industrial Shows, dies
    James Keefe Donahue, former president and CEO of Industrial Shows of America Inc. who also was producer of the International Auto Show and Chesapeake Bay Boat Show, died June 23 of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Lutherville resident was...
  • University of Maryland president John Toll embraced big ideas

    John Toll, former president of the University of Maryland who passed away July 15 ("Founding chancellor of University System of Md." July 16 ) was a great teacher. I never took a college physics course from him, but I had the chance to work with him...
  • Back Story: In late 1800s, New York City buried wires after a natural disaster

    Back Story: In late 1800s, New York City buried wires after a natural disaster
    The debate continues over whether Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. should start burying its power lines to avoid a repeat of the lengthy outages that swept the area after the derecho storm last month. Another city whose electrical infrastructure was...
  • Obama never took Business 101

    According to President Barack Obama, entrepreneurs and small business owners cannot take credit for their inventions or business success because their accomplishments were only made possible by the government's investments in infrastructure. Is this a...
  • Millard R. Hart Sr., master expert woodworker

    Millard R. Hart Sr., master expert woodworker
    Millard R. Hart Sr., a retired master woodworker and lifelong tugboat enthusiast, died May 11 of congestive heart failure at the Maples, a Towson assisted-living facility. The longtime Hamilton resident was 85. Millard Raymond Hart born at his family'...
  • North County student wins Intel Science Fair's top prize

    North County High School freshman Jack Andraka stood on the auditorium stage, speaking about the invention that earned him the $75,000 grand prize at the recent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Behind him stood Dr. Anirban Maitra, a...
  • John S. Croucher, hospital engineer

    John S. Croucher, hospital engineer
    John Stewart Croucher, a retired hospital assistant engineer and World War II naval veteran, died of a stroke Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Bel Air resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised on Eastern Avenue in Highlandtown, he was a...
  • Coachspeak: Glenelg Country boys basketball's Kevin Quinlan

    Coachspeak: Glenelg Country boys basketball's Kevin Quinlan
    At the midway point in the season, the Glenelg Country boys basketball team is still getting settled into the demanding Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference after moving up from the B Conference. Coach Kevin Quinlan has...
  • The famous dead yield only murky diagnoses

    The claims are everywhere: on posters and T-shirts, on the Internet and in books, even sometimes headlining the national news. Thomas Jefferson's eccentricities were actually a form of autism. Albert Einstein's genius flourished despite a learning...
  • 5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House

    5 seek to replace Rep. Nelson in Florida House
    Five Republicans, all first-time office-seekers, are vying to succeed Bryan Nelson in Florida House District 31. The five include the son of a former state legislator; the former president of the Lake County teachers union; an Apopka businesswoman; a...
  • Gotta catch 'em all!

    Gotta catch 'em all!
    Yumina Myers' culture-shock moment came on the first day of high school in Vermont when, dressed in a T-shirt and jeans branded with Mickey Mouse's goofy face, someone stopped the recent Japanese immigrant in the hallway. "They looked at me and said,...