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  • Embracing Isabel's 'silver lining'

    On a point overlooking Galloway Creek, Joe and Rosalie Hession savor sunsets from the top floor of their new, round, hurricane-resistant house. Up the road, William and Janice Norris are still living in a cramped, government-issued trailer. But they draw...
  • A Baltimore legend, champion of underdogs

    John Steadman, who chronicled the Maryland sports scene in his newspaper columns, books and commentaries in a career that spanned seven decades, died of cancer yesterday at a Towson hospice. He was 73. A one-time minor-league baseball player, Mr....
  • Phelps' swim opens eyes

    Michael Phelps isn't old enough to drive, but last night he swam fast enough to get to Sydney, Australia. A 15-year-old from Towson, Phelps will be the youngest male to represent the United States in Olympic swimming since 1932. Fourth with 50 meters...
  • The opening Opening Day

    The opening Opening Day
    The day the Orioles arrived in Baltimore, trolleys clanged down cobbled streets. Kids rushed to see Pinocchio at the Hippodrome. Banana boats dumped their bushels onto weathered wharves where the Inner Harbor now stands. On April 15, 1954, Baltimore...
  • John J. Byrne dies at 80; insurance exec turned Geico around

    John J. Byrne dies at 80; insurance exec turned Geico around
    John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," died March 7 at his home in Etna, N.H., according to Robert E. Snyder, a family spokesman. He was 80...
  • In search of 'Jewish Jocks'

    In search of 'Jewish Jocks'
    Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane." You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck

    Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck
    Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59. McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
  • Series Game Day: Sandoval homers three times in Giants 8-3 victory

    Series Game Day: Sandoval homers three times in Giants 8-3 victory
    SAN FRANCISCO--Pablo Sandoval was talking Tuesday, one day before the World Series began, about facing Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.  “It’s exciting because you want to be in action like this, face the best,” he said.  On...
  • Hamlin wins Sylvania 300; Johnson takes Sprint Cup points lead

    Hamlin wins Sylvania 300; Johnson takes Sprint Cup points lead
    LOUDON, N.H. - Jimmie Johnson is the new points leader in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but Denny Hamlin is back as a major threat. Hamlin dominated Sunday's Sylvania 300, the second race in the Chase, to score his fifth win of the season. Johnson...
  • Minnesota's 'Riviera'

     Minnesota's 'Riviera'
    "The Scandinavian Riviera," as some locals affectionately call it, runs along Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage, Minn., hard by the Canadian border. More prosaically, it's the area along State Route 61. My wife and I headed to Lake Superior's...
  • In The Pipeline: Local Babe Ruth footage unearthed

    In The Pipeline: Local Babe Ruth footage unearthed
    I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that? Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...