| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The Maryland Zoo's 4-year-old elephant Samson's serious illness with herpes is one example of how zoo breeding programs put elephants at risk ("Young elephant recovering from virus," March 14). This frightening disease causes massive internal...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:53 AM
We're still in Paris, where Yolanda and Brandi are running through the streets backed by what sounds like Parisian dubstep.
Brandi's on a mission to look as good as Yolanda does when she's her age, to which I say, "Yesssss, ma'mm!" Both of them spent...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 8:04 AM
A 5-year-old from Lutherville, a tot who campaigns for animal rights and says animals are friends not food, is vying for the title of PETA's Cutest Vegan Kid.
Maya Parker-Rollins, who's been vegan her whole short life, is competing to be the girl winner...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:37 PM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's nominee for vice president last year, challenged the Maryland GOP on Thursday night to follow the example of the party in his home state of Wisconsin and take back the State House.
Bringing a message of hope...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt spent the better part of last year in heated political disputes, but by Christmastime, the two city leaders exchanged gifts.
They just can't agree on what was exchanged.
The mayor reported...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Alaska, the polar bear who recently died at the Maryland Zoo, is a touching example of how animals can recover from years of deprived living conditions in circuses if given the opportunity (Polar bear euthanized at Maryland zoo," Jan. 16).
| Mar 26, 2013
People flock to Pimlico Race Course on the third Saturday in May for the excitement, for a good party or for a stiff Black-Eyed Susan. The bill of fare, though, hasn't been high on the list of attractions since the Coolidge administration.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:21 PM
For those of you have been having Jerzday withdrawals, we now have Snooki & JWOWW Tuesdays.
And, unlike last season, each episode is an hour instead of a half an hour.
I’m not going to lie: I do find both of these girls extremely entertaining....
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore used to be a town of colorful public characters.
One of them, my father, passed away 40 years ago today. Sam Shapiro was often described as a "perennial" candidate — for mayor in 1967 and 1971 and House of Representatives in 1968 and...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Next week, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will return to Baltimore with Fully Charged!, the 141st edition of The Greatest Show On Earth. Everyone at Ringling Bros. takes great pride in presenting quality family entertainment to audiences in...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:45 PM
"When entertaining, it is always best to have an elephant," said Phineas T. Barnum.
I watched the unloading of the animals the other night by the Ringling Brothers Circus in back of the B.&O. Railroad Museum. The elephants all seemed well fed and quite...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:41 PM
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend.
"You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand,...