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  • Letters and maps tell history of Laurel during Civil War

    Letters and maps tell history of Laurel during Civil War
    Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's social and cultural landscapes.
  • NBA season likely to be canceled, union chief says at seminar

    NBA season likely to be canceled, union chief says at seminar
    NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he "had to bet on it," he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout. "We're $800 million apart per year," Hunter told about 200 people...

    Op-ed: Other states need a lesson from Md. on robocalls

    Op-ed: Other states need a lesson from Md. on robocalls
    On Election Day 2010, with the polls still open, computers placed calls to 112,000 voters in predominately African-American precincts in Baltimore City and Prince George's County with an unusual message: "Relax" and stay home. The recorded message did not...

    Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage

    Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage
    When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm. Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...

    Monday morning talkers: Palin says 'I can win'

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. • Well, I guess it's nice to have a dream: ...