| Jan 23, 2011
Steve Walters has a modest proposal that makes Baltimore homeowners cheer and government bean-counters wince: slash the city's property tax rate in half.
The Loyola University Maryland economics professor, pointing to the modern rebirths of San Francisco...
| Sep 12, 2010
On screen, Julie Bowen plays a perfectionist mom, a sane obsessive surrounded by slightly crazy compulsives: the father who married a hottie younger than her. The man-child of a husband she considers her fourth child. The pigeon- and hotel bedspread-...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2011
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...
| May 13, 2011
| 4:30 AM
I am writing to you today because recently The Sun has published letters urging Governor O'Malley to veto the bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly according Tier 1 status to waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities. The Earth Engineering Center of...
| May 21, 2011
| 3:53 PM
For its part, Train rocked its audience, into a stupor. Throughout its 80-minute set, the band had a hard time engaging a crowd that was not much larger than what an early-afternoon performer would get at Virgin Mobile FreeFest and that seemed far more...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:34 PM
The Maryland Transportation Authority moved a step closer to raising its tolls to the levels paid elsewhere around the country when its board formally proposed the largest increases in the state's history.
Board members gave preliminary approval Thursday...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:14 AM
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...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:40 PM
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...