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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Latin Image salon owner gives back with free haircuts

    Latin Image salon owner gives back with free haircuts
    For parents, getting their children ready for a new school year can be expensive, considering the costs of school supplies, academic and athletic fees, clothes and other educational necessities. To help parents reduce those expenses a bit, especially...
  • Westminster circus in September 1879 was, simply put, electrifying

    There can be no doubt that at this time in 1879, folks in Carroll County were still talking about the circus that came to town that year on Sept. 3. The circus was billed as "W.W. Cole's Famous New York and New Orleans Circus, Museum, Menagerie &...
  • Staff Q&A: How would you rank beer in a list of mankind's greatest feats?

    Staff Q&A: How would you rank beer in a list of mankind's greatest feats?
    Thursday marks the start of Baltimore Beer Week, so we asked our staff what they think about the brew's invention. •••• If the beer is made by Brewer’s Art, then somewhere between the airplane and the microchip. If it’s...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...