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  • High speed rail: America is left at the station

    High speed rail: America is left at the station
    Tax dollars have built this nation's transportation infrastructure, from roads and bridges to airports and subway systems. Rent a car or truck for the day and you may think you're paying for your transportation, but that's only the vehicle — most of...
  • Reviving tough love in tough schools

    Reviving tough love in tough schools
    At City Springs Elementary and Middle School in Baltimore, where 99 percent of students are from families with incomes below the poverty line, there were 86 student suspensions in 2008-09. In 2009-10, there were only 10 suspensions. Twenty students at...
  • Life expectancy low, but growing in city

    Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and...
  • John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies

    John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies
    John Andrew Moag Sr., a retired CSX executive who volunteered at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and the Franciscan Sisters, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Blakehurst retirement community...
  • Chesapeake Bay Candle opens first U.S. plant in Glen Burnie

    Chesapeake Bay Candle opens first U.S. plant in Glen Burnie
    It's called Chesapeake Bay Candle. But for 17 years, all the products in the signature line of Annapolis-born and Rockville-based Pacific Trade International were made by cheaper labor in Asia. On Tuesday, the brand celebrates a sort of homecoming: the...
  • Descendants offer stories from ill-fated Clara Nevada

    A recent column on the wreck of the steamer Clara Nevada, which went to the bottom in 1898 while returning from the Alaska gold fields with the loss of all hands and a cargo of gold dust worth $13.6 million today, brought interesting reader feedback. The...
  • National Aquarium taps Californian as new CEO

     National Aquarium taps Californian as new CEO
    The National Aquarium Institute has tapped a California aquarium industry veteran to be the organization's next CEO. John C. Racanelli, 55, will be expected to increase the ocean conservation and educational messages delivered through the National...
  • It's time to gaze at All-Stars

    Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star. For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
  • Newspapers sell out of historic editions

    Newsstands from Seattle to New York quickly sold out of yesterday's papers declaring Barack Obama the nation's first black president, as some jubilant customers picked up two, three or even 30 copies as keepsakes. The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times...
  • NAACP head hopes to mobilize voters

    By age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more. At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...
  • Some see cloud over City Hall

    With the raid of Mayor Sheila Dixon's house, the complicated financial investigation that has bubbled through Baltimore news cycles for years officially jumped the local threshold. Political and public relations experts say this whiff of scandal will...
  • All signs point to home

    Families strolled in under flags of red, white and green. Workers from La Tavola stepped out into the drizzle for a better look. A quartet played Frank Sinatra's "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)." All of Little Italy seemed to have turned out yesterday...