| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:56 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Change your clocks, dear readers!
Sunday is Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," late for a very important date.
Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Josephine Grace "Joey" Gay, a 7-year-old child born in Columbia who died Dec. 14 in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting, was recalled by her family for her "indomitable" spirit, love of the color purple and her generosity.
In a statement...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:52 PM
On Friday, December 14, 2012, our beautiful daughter, Josephine Grace Gay, was killed in an unimaginable tragedy at her elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Joey, many of her friends, teachers, and school staff members were taken from our loving...
| Nov 25, 2012
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
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....
| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Tianna Hawkins never really was one for Barbie dolls and cartoons. As her mother remembers it, Tianna was barely out of diapers before something a little different had caught her attention.
And it certainly wasn't pink or sparkly.
"Ever since she was...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 10:23 AM
The city invested nearly $7 million in the Grand Prix at a time of cutbacks in neighborhood services. It tied up downtown traffic before, during and after a long holiday weekend, less than two weeks before voters go to the polls for a mayoral election....
| May 19, 2011
| 11:18 AM
Truthfully, I'm perplexed by Kreayshawn, an East Oakland rapper who's friends with Lil B, Soulja Boy and Odd Future. Her image is almost too cool, like she's trying just a bit too hard (why is she wearing that Chicago Blackhawks chain?). She reps...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Janelle reports on Thursday's Project Runway. She totally sent this to me Friday, too, so the belatedness is my bad!We begin in the morning, with everyone waking up. Sarah (the contestant, not SKK) says that she woke up dead, and......
| Sep 9, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Here's BOFF on this week's Dating in the Dark:The Men Chad is 33 years of age and works in catering. He describes himself as a "good ol' Texas boy" who is looking for a girl that will let him still be......
| Oct 22, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Janelle reports on this week's Project Runway:Previously, New York City was inspiring. April’s clothes were sad. Now, who will go to fashion week? Heidi tells the final four that they’ll each design a collection, but only three will show at......