| Mar 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Buck Showalter remembered sitting in the Orioles clubhouse as a driving rain delayed the first playoff game Baltimore had hosted in 15 years.
"Do you think the fans will stay?" asked a relatively new Oriole.
"Hell yes," replied closer Jim Johnson....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a significant legislative victory.
The 27-20 vote sent the bill to the House of Delegates, where repeal...
| May 17, 2013
The Howard County NAACP Youth Council sponsors a spring flea market and yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Antiques, jewelry, toys, clothing, household items, sports...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:17 PM
As afternoon light tried to filter through the thick, stained-glass windows of Sharp Street United Methodist Church last weekend, Marco K. Merrick pounded out the bass line of a spiritual on a raw-sounding piano, singing along in a raspy voice: "Great...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:47 AM
100 Years Ago
The iceman cameth
From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes.
"Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment.
The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Kweisi Mfume was named the new chair of Morgan State University's Board of Regents on Tuesday, more than three months after his predecessor was ousted amid a public battle over university leadership.
Mfume quickly signaled that university President David...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Surrounded by religious leaders, civil rights activists and others who have fought for years to stop executions in Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday repealing the state's death penalty.
Unless the law is overturned in a...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation Thursday morning abolishing capital punishment in Maryland -- a goal of his since he took office in 2007.
The governor's approval will make Maryland the 18th state to repeal the death penalty. A throng of...
| May 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
One day after Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation to abolish capital punishment in Maryland, death penalty supporters said Friday they will launch a petition drive to give voters the opportunity to overturn the new law.
At a news conference,...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Nova A. Scott, a retired Baltimore public schools educator who became the first African-American woman to serve on the Howard County Commission on Aging, died Wednesday of complications from an infection at Howard County General Hospital.
She was 86....