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  • Connecting the social and the spatial

    Connecting the social and the spatial
    Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without. Each has its role to play in research shedding light on the possible relationship of social grace and sense of physical space, work that might eventually help people who suffer the social difficulties common in autism spectrum disorder.
  • Catonsville High teacher has respect of his students

    Catonsville High teacher has respect of his students
    James Fitzpatrick leans back in a huge black office chair with wheels and points at a projection on a screen in the front of the classroom, not far from the Soccer Barbie dolls and a clock featuring the portrait of French writer Voltaire. "Here is the...

    Commentary: Proud dad ready to watch his daughter graduate

    For the past few years, I've taken this first week of June to write a column to acknowledge a few seniors whom I've had the pleasure of watching, covering and enjoying over the time spent in high school. This year things are just a bit different....

    Radio Control Modelers can't get enough of piloting battery-run aircraft

    Radio Control Modelers can't get enough of piloting battery-run aircraft
    Like any good pilot, Jack Stites prepared his plane for takeoff by inspecting the wings and body and by moving the wing flaps to make sure there were no obstructions. Satisfied with its air-worthiness, he piloted the red-and-white plane as it took off...

    Schmitt emerges from Phelps' shadow

    Schmitt emerges from Phelps' shadow
    As a kid, Allison Schmitt's sport was soccer. She even had a Mia Hamm Barbie doll. If she imagined back then that she would find herself at the Olympics someday, it would have been as a teammate of Hope Solo and Alex Morgan. Instead, she is poised for...