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  • Riots in Ferguson and what they mean [Commentary]

    Riots in Ferguson and what they mean [Commentary]
    A riot can be many things. It can be an act of communal madness, reflecting the emotional imbecility of those who believe the best way to express joy at their ball team's win is to overturn a car. It can be an act of opportunism, a chance, under cover...
  • Laurel flight attendant adds a down-home style to the skies

    Laurel flight attendant adds a down-home style to the skies
    When she's winging it, Beverly Bleything finds herself in the limelight. The South Laurel resident, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, is a magnet for commentary from curious passengers whose safety, first and foremost, she is there to emphasize...
  • Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron

    Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron
    When your father, two uncles and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight. Marine Capt. Katie Higgins not only followed in the footsteps of her family members, but this week she was named to the U.S. Navy Flight...
  • Morgan State's Ian Chiles looks for a chance to prove he can play in the NBA

    Morgan State's Ian Chiles looks for a chance to prove he can play in the NBA
    WASHINGTON -- Joel Chiles remembers taking his youngest son, Ian, to a carnival many years ago. Ian was 10 years old, and he wanted to play the basketball game in which you win a prize for a certain amount of made shots. Joel gave Ian three $1 bills...
  • Retailers eye Baltimore area for expansion

    Retailers eye Baltimore area for expansion
    Consumers can expect to see unfamiliar store brands cropping up in the Baltimore area as a handful of retailers eye the market for expansion. Newcomers could include businesses that are well-entrenched in other markets, such as Stein Mart and Gabe's,...
  • Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup
    In this week's recruiting roundup, Mark Turgeon and the Terps lose one guard target and add three others. Football recruiting -- Class of 2015 quarterback target Kai Locksley (Gilman), son of Mike, could decide within the next week, though his...
  • Landon Donovan left off U.S. World Cup team as Crofton's Beckerman, two Terps make squad

    Landon Donovan left off U.S. World Cup team as Crofton's Beckerman, two Terps make squad
    The United States Men’s National Team will go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil without perhaps its most iconic player, Landon Donovan. But coach Jurgen Klinsmann included Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Maryland players Omar Gonzalez and...
  • Coppin State triple jumper has gone from ACL surgery to an NCAA contender

    Coppin State triple jumper has gone from ACL surgery to an NCAA contender
    After she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, doctors told Coppin State triple jumper Christina Epps that it wasn't likely she would ever be able to compete at the same level again. A little more than two years later, the fifth-year...
  • Coppin State triple jumper Epps advances out of regional

    Coppin State triple jumper Epps advances out of regional
    Coppin State senior Christina Epps advanced to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships by placing third in the triple jump with a personal-best 43 feet, 11.75 inches (13.40 meters) on Saturday at the East Regional Preliminary in Jacksonville, Fla....
  • Columbia's Factory Athletics celebrates 20 years of building better athletes

    Columbia's Factory Athletics celebrates 20 years of building better athletes
    As an all-county baseball player at Columbia’s Atholton High School and a two-year starter at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sclafani had hopes of being drafted by a Major League team after college. That didn’t happen, so he...
  • Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings

    Residents displaced by landslide blame city, CSX for inaction despite warnings
    Forced to evacuate his rowhouse on East 26th Street after the street collapsed in a pile of dirt, asphalt and parked automobiles on the adjacent train tracks, Jack Temple said he's living in "limbo." Temple and about 20 other Charles Village residents...
  • Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past

    Collapse symbolizes deterioration of Baltimore's illustrious railroad past
    For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland. That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...