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  • Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history

    Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history
    For years, R. Todd Stevens drove by the old Crownsville Hospital Center and wondered about the closed psychiatric facility. The hospital shut down in 2004, two years before Stevens moved just a couple miles down the road. He was surprised to learn the...
  • NASA hosting live webcast Thursday as Comet ISON grazes the sun

    NASA hosting live webcast Thursday as Comet ISON grazes the sun
    Comet ISON’s journey from outside the solar system toward the sun reaches its crescendo Thursday, and you can follow along live through a NASA live webcast. The comet will pass less than 700,000 miles from the sun's surface. Scientists and amateur...
  • John Kinnaman III, intelligence analyst

    John Kinnaman III, intelligence analyst
    John Kinnaman III, a retired National Security Agency intelligence analyst and Olympics enthusiast, died Nov. 16 of lung cancer at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. He was 74. The son of a career Army officer and a homemaker, he was born in Indianapolis...
  • Comet ISON expected to disappoint sky watchers

    Comet ISON expected to disappoint sky watchers
    Scientists aren't sure how much, if any, of Comet ISON's nucleus survived a pass by the sun Thanksgiving Day, and that will likely mean the comet won't be visible in the night sky as had been hoped. "There just doesn't seem to be enough left of the...
  • Cosmic Fest scheduled at Westminster library

    Viewing Comet Ison had been described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the Westminster Branch Library was prepared to host a 5 am "Cosmic Fest" Thursday to view the much anticipated comet. But Comet Ison didn't survive a recent encounter with the...
  • Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout

    Back Story: Comet Kohoutek was another flameout
    Comets ISON and Kohoutek will forever share two things. Both were hailed as "Comets of the Century," and both failed to live up to the hype attending their impending arrival in our solar system. Unlike Comet Hale-Bopp, which put on a grand show in...
  • Anne Arundel police chief hires pair of top assistants

    Anne Arundel police chief hires pair of top assistants
    Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis has appointed an assistant chief and a civilian chief of staff after being granted permission to do so by the County Council. In October, the council approved a bill to give the police chief more leeway in...
  • Stanley J. Andrzejewski Sr.

    Stanley J. Andrzejewski Sr.
    Stanley J. Andrzejewski Sr., a retired electronics engineer who survived the nearly ill-fated assault on Italy's Mount Belvedere during World War II, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. The son of a...
  • Community mourns the passing of centenarian Stanley Marc [Elkridge]

    Elkridge has lost its most beloved centenarian. On Sunday, Oct. 6, Stanley J. Marc, 101, of Elkridge, died. He was mostly referred to as Pop or Uncle James, as his immediate family, extended family and all the "friends like family" were scattered all...
  • Learn more about unusual six-tailed asteroid in online chat

    Learn more about unusual six-tailed asteroid in online chat
    Scientists have plenty of questions about a bizarre asteroid spotted spouting what looks like six comet-like tails, but they are nevertheless giving the public an opportunity to make their own queries about it. Researchers are holding a Google Hangout...
  • Survey: Federal workers still willing to put in extra effort as job satisfaction drops

    After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States. Developing a...
  • Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.

    Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.
    Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...