| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Frogs will jump and turtles will lumber along to the encouragement of their young backers when Bel Air holds its annual Independence Day celebration Friday.
The traditional Turtle Derby and The Great Bel Air Frog Jumping Contest will take place as usual...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:27 PM
A 780-pound steer headed for slaughter in West Baltimore seized a chance at freedom Friday, leaping a barbed-wire fence and taking a brisk two-mile walk along North Avenue that ended when the animal was gunned down by police in Mid-Town Belvedere.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:49 PM
When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year.
The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:58 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Heavy favorite Untapable blazed to victory in the Kentucky Oaks Friday, a triumph for jockey Rosie Napravnik and controversial trainer Steve Asmussen.
Napravnik kept Untapable a few paces off the lead for much of the run, then...
| May 18, 2014
The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium — whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary — is the latest twist in the decades-long evolution of American zoos and...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Prepared for the next invasion? It will not be led by foreign terrorists or illegal immigrants. This invasion will come in the form of drones — an American specialty.
A judge has just ruled that the Federal Aviation Agency cannot ban from public...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I was disappointed upon seeing the accompanying photograph in Sloane Brown's column about fashion-forward locals ("Glimpsed at Single Carrot Theatre," Jan. 30). Kirsten Lessner was shown wearing a mink stole that she said was "her grandmother's cousin's."...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Tracking the Terps caught up with former Maryland linebacker/defensive end Shawne Merriman, who will hold his annual Lights On Foundation coat drive at Byrd Stadium prior to Saturday’s game against Boston College. Merriman will also be Maryland&...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It seems that the state of South Dakota has a beef with Joan Jett.
Or a lack of beef, more accurately.
Jett, who spent her formative years in Rockville, is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She's so committed to animal rights that she's...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Animal advocacy group PETA called Tuesday on the National Institutes of Health to stop animal experiments related to sexual health, including Johns Hopkins studies of erectile dysfunction using rodents.
In a letter to the NIH director, People for the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I, for one, am thankful that PETA has revealed how my tax dollars are squandered on ridiculous sex experiments on rodents right in my backyard ("PETA attacks animal research for sexual health issues," Dec. 3). It's ironic that Johns Hopkins claims to...