| May 12, 2012
| 7:28 AM
BETHESDA — A mother arrives at the Red Cross office at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on a mission for her son, a 23-year-old soldier and double amputee. He needs a back scratcher.
With her bright eyes and wide smile, volunteer Janice...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
During my time in office, members of the downtown business community and other citizens urged me to take action against the area known as The Block. Since the end of World War II, The Block has been a concentration of strip clubs and X-rated bookstores....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Dick Clark, who died Wednesday at the age of 82, is rightfully being hailed as a pioneer of popular culture. And that's fair enough.
In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the reach of his daily"American Bandstand"show and his myriad prime-time special productions...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Every fan of the 1939 classic film "The Wizard of Oz" should plan to travel to Columbia during the next two months to visit the magical land of Oz at Toby's Dinner Theatre.
Toby's production brings the beloved screen characters — Dorothy and...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Joseph Russ, a West Baltimore mortician who was active in his industry for nearly 70 years, died of heart disease April 16 at his West Baltimore home. He was 98.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Brunt Street, he was a 1933 graduate of Frederick Douglass...
| May 3, 2012
Organic products are getting a lot of buzz these days. They are trendy and becoming part of the consumer purchasing decision in a significant way.
The old rule of thumb used to be that if you are going to eat the skin of the fruit or vegetable buy...
| May 5, 2012
In 1997, Madeleine Albright couldn't have been more certain that she knew everything important about herself and was in possession of every relevant fact about her life.
And then, at age 59, just days after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state,...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The United States has not won a war since 1945. We have been involved in numerous conflicts and our military has performed magnificently — considering the political interference and (mis)direction endured.
This interference has caused us to lose...
| May 6, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Simon Paul "Sy" Jarosinski Jr., a retired aeronautical engineer and former member of the Baltimore County Liquor Board, died April 30 of ischemic cardiomyopathy at his Timonium home. He was 90.
The son of a Baltimore City councilman and a homemaker, Mr....
| May 3, 2012
| 10:10 AM
The worst-kept secret in the gaming industry, that this year’s “Call of Duty” would be a sequel to “Black Ops,” is now “declassified.” Itchy trigger fingers will have to wait until November 13 to get their hands...
| May 5, 2012
| 10:45 AM
There's a new exhibit waiting to greet summer visitors at Delaware's Cape Henlopen State Park. And it's big.
It's a 16-inch gun barrel that once roared from the deck of the battleship Missouri during World War II, and it now rests — 120 tons, 68...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them.