| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:14 PM
David Berdan, a 32-year-old science teacher and cross country coach at Garrison Forest, won Saturday's Baltimore Marathon, becoming the first local champion in the 13 years of the Baltimore Running Festival.
The Owings Mills resident finished in 2:30:...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Erika Brannock slides to the edge of her wheelchair.
She looks down at a pair of carefully selected gray New Balance athletic shoes. And stands.
Her thigh slides deeper into a flexible plastic socket as she shifts her weight from her right leg to a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Obamacare could never have been a success without national and mandatory medical insurance. Take that away and the concept begins to crumble even without the opposition of Republican ideologues. All classes of our society appear delighted to take from the...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:54 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Somewhere near an eighth of a mile from the 5K finish line, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Erika Brannock stood up from her wheelchair.
Slowly, the 29-year-old Towson preschool teacher walked forward, with her sister and brother-in-...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
As they prepare to walk across the finish line at the Charlotte marathon, Boston bombing victim Erika Brannock and her family will gather Friday night for a benefit dinner to help offset a mountain of medical bills.
Brannock, a 29-year-old Towson...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:17 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With her wheelchair pushed aside, Erika Brannock gripped her walker and moved slowly toward the Thunder Road 5K finish line.
Inside, her brother-in-law, Michael Gross, was bursting with pride to see Brannock walking with a...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Dan Bongino launched his first campaign for office on a laptop computer in his dining room. His wife, alone at his side, was the only other person he was sure would vote for him.
Two years later, as the Severna Park man runs for the House of...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion inside a one-story structure in a knot of warehouses in North Laurel. But don’t dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that,...
| May 1, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombing has brought out the xenophobes.
Often when America suffers some large, inexplicable tragedy, we want to blame "foreigners" and look for ways to fortify ourselves against them. It's more reassuring to believe that an evil lies...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Erika Brannock is still adjusting to life with new physical challenges after the Boston Marathon bombing, but she now has a fully accessible bathroom, thanks to renovations by the Freemasons of Maryland.
Brannock, whose left leg was amputated above the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and at a time of rising crime in Roland Park, Father's Day weekend brought heightened security to the neighborhood.
At the Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in Mount Washington, officials decided...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Every time I drive between Baltimore and Washington and come upon those big, spooky National Security Agency buildings in Fort Meade, I have cinematic thoughts about what goes on inside. I imagine the best and brightest of surveillance nerds spying on...