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  • Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]

    The Panama Canal officially opened on Aug. 14, 1914, when the SS Ancon sailed the newly constructed 48-mile waterway from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. That path linking the two bodies of water on the Isthmus of Panama is mentioned a number of...
  • Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief

    Gregory Thornton announced as new city schools chief
    Before a crowd of students, education leaders and activists, new Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton said Tuesday that he was "coming home" to Maryland, where he will take the helm of one of the state's lowest-performing but highest-profile school...
  • Dr. William A. Edelstein, MRI pioneer

    Dr. William A. Edelstein, MRI pioneer
    William A. Edelstein, a pioneer in the field of MRI who was also a professor in the radiology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Feb. 10 of lung cancer at his home in Original Northwood. He was 69. The son of Arthur...
  • Eastern Shore encouraged to cash in on Wallops Flight Facility

    Eastern Shore encouraged to cash in on Wallops Flight Facility
    Maryland officials should get more economic bang from the Wallops Flight Facility — just over the line in Virginia — by capitalizing on space tourism and the potential from unmanned aircraft, according to a new study. The report, commissioned...
  • Local teens step lively toward 2014 World Irish Dancing Championships

    Local teens step lively toward 2014 World Irish Dancing Championships
    While most people have put away the shamrocks, corned beef recipes and green clothing until next St. Patrick's Day, two Anne Arundel girls are preparing for a demanding international Irish dance contest that combines athleticism and artistry. The two...
  • Budget Travel names Berlin 'America's Coolest Small Town'

    Budget Travel names Berlin 'America's Coolest Small Town'
    Berlin is feeling a little cooler than usual after being named "America's Coolest Small Town" by Budget Travel magazine. The Eastern Shore town topped the in the magazine's 9th annual online contest to find hip and happening tiny burgs across the United...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Down and Dirty'

    'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Down and Dirty'
    Episode 6 of the All-Star season showed us a tightly run leg in Sri Lanka, where teams raced by train, taxi and tuk-tuk in and around the capital city of Colombo. It turned out to be a non-elimination leg, which was a pretty satisfying conclusion to the...
  • Calvert Hall students capture awards [Towson]

    Thirty-three Calvert Hall College High School students attended Central Maryland History Day contest on March 22. Sophomore Michael Tritsch finished second in individual exhibit for his project, "The July 20 Plot: Rights and Responsibilities of Military...
  • New Harper's Choice manager is 'problem solver'

    If you ask longtime Harper's Choice village manager Wendy Tzuker about the job she retired from last month after 27 years, she'll tell you at the crux it's about solving problems. If that's the case, then Tzuker's replacement, Town Center resident Steve...
  • Lineboro couple takes Nissan Leaf on 'Electric Road Trip'

    Lineboro couple takes Nissan Leaf on 'Electric Road Trip'
    Jonathan Slade and his wife, Novia Campbell, are no strangers to road trips. After watching a Maryland Public TV special ranking the best breakfast restaurants in America, Slade and Campbell set off just a week later for Portland, Ore., where the two...
  • Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]

    Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]
    If you work in Maryland, you have good reason to be concerned about climate change and to be in favor of more clean energy like land-based wind power. Unfortunately, a bill moving in Annapolis right now would severely handicap Maryland's ability to pursue...
  • As Terps rally toward Final Four, they hope fans follow

    As Terps rally toward Final Four, they hope fans follow
    COLLEGE PARK — They had been traveling much of the night, but no matter. Hours after returning from a victory that sent them into the Final Four, Maryland's women's basketball players — giddy with fatigue and joy — stood on a balcony...