| Oct 8, 2010
Is there any way to look at the war in Afghanistan as anything but a mounting failure? I don't think so. The "metrics," as former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld would say, aren't looking good.
This week, as the ninth anniversary of the start of the...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Business entrepreneur and philanthropist William Polk Carey, who donated more than $100 million to Maryland schools and universities, spent most of his life outside the state, but he never stopped thinking of himself as a Baltimorean.
Mr. Carey, 81, died...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
During the week after Christmas, my family and I returned to BWI on a military rotation flight after 10 days of leave in Germany. After passing through customs we were met by several hundred people enthusiastically cheering service members returning...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Despite winning a very prestigious engineering honor, Havre de Grace native Christopher Jones insists he's "not a big awards person" and "not a person that gets too excited."
The humble Jones, who works at Northrop Grumman, was recently named the 2012...
| Jan 12, 2012
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17, for a Westminster airman who was killed Jan. 5 from injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device attack on Jan. 5 in Shir ghazi, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.
Airman 1st Class...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Thirteen-year-old Alexander Williams was always so reluctant to read that his school arranged to get him special help. But he felt differently about the stories when they were told on a big screen.
Most people who love the films begin with the books. But...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:38 PM
More than 500 friends, family and neighbors braved gray skies and a steady drizzle on Tuesday to pay final respects to Airman 1st Class Matthew Ryan Seidler, a Westminster man killed in Afghanistan on Jan. 5.
Seidler's flag-draped coffin waited in...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The three recent high school graduates, in a Chrysler Sebring sedan, were coming home from a birthday party. The 55-year-old warehouse manager, driving a black BMW convertible, was returning from dinner and cards at a friend's house.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 6:56 PM
A Democratic challenger hoping to unseat GOP Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in the 6th Congressional District race outraised the incumbent 3-to-1 in the final months of last year and has pulled almost even in cash in the bank, campaign finance reports filed...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Three high-profile Democrats, including 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean, have endorsed Milad Pooran in the race for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, the campaign announced Tuesday.
The endorsements -- which also...
| Mar 4, 2012
I was attending a pancake supper at St. Francis Catholic Church in Fulton on Fat Tuesday when I was approached by another parishioner who I didn't recognize.
Shay Fourney had seen my U.S. Air Force ball cap sitting on the table and she was curious if I...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Today, Gov.Martin O'Malleywill make all Maryland families stronger by signing into law the Civil Marriage Protection Act. All children, no matter who their parents are, must be protected under the same set of laws. This is family values at its finest.