| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and I groaned because I had a sinus headache. I hit the snooze button, but when it went off five minutes later, I jumped up because the day was an important day.
People from all over the country were in...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70.
"Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A two-inch-thick steel door secured by a padlock hides an exclusive gem of Maryland history.
Only 10 people have keys. Nine of them work to protect the governor.
Behind that door, more than 140 narrow wooden steps wind upward to a spectaular vista...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As much of Baltimore finishes its work day, the Domino sign is just warming up.
Each evening, it takes 15 minutes from the moment the timer clicks on for the noble gases to be ready to paint the town red. Showtime zips through hundreds of...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:40 AM
On a recent Friday evening, a carnival on wheels took to the streets of Baltimore. Women decked out in chandelier earrings juggled floor-length or knee-high dresses on bicycles. Men wearing bow ties and blazers peddled mountain bikes, while one young...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Like yours, my mind is still swirling.
It doesn't exactly hurt like a hangover, and it's not racing like Jacoby Jones' record-setting kickoff return. It's simply still comprehending, ever so slowly, that our city's football team was crowned world...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Kellie Cook of New York City pushed her 80-year-old mother, Yvette Cook, in a wheelchair down 18th Street, as her two sons playfully lagged behind them. This black family came to the nation's capital to watch President Barack Obama's swearing-in...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen will join with gun control campaigners and religious leaders in a rally against gun violence on the National Mall Saturday.
The advocates plan to march in silence at 11 a.m. from the Capitol to the Washington...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Can Denver Mayor Michael Hancock bust a move?
After tomorrow night, he might be forced to.
In a bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Hancock promised to perform star Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' famous pre-game dance in the event of...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Ray Lewis will play through an injury, but Denver Mayor Michael Hancock isn't about to dance through one.
After losing a bet to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake over the outcome of the Ravens-Broncos playoff game, Hancock was supposed to perform...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Another Harbaugh Bowl could be looming on football's biggest stage.
If John Harbaugh's Ravens defeat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, and if Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship this...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:11 PM
The mayor of Denver calls his hurt leg an "injury." The mayor of Baltimore calls it an "excuse."
Addressing the pressing issues of our time, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday took issue with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's...