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  • Gart Westerhout, astronomer

    Gart Westerhout, astronomer
    Gart Westerhout, an internationally known radio astronomer who established the astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park and was scientific director at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville.
  • State Farm no longer there for Penn State

    State Farm Insurance has pulled direct sponsorship of Penn State football for the 2012 season in the wake of the sex abuse scandal at the university, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. The decision by the Bloomington, Ill.-based company was made in the...

    Bits & Pieces: Local gymnasts learn from Russian mentor

    When the 2012 London Olympics begin later this week, six local gymnasts will pay particularly close attention to the gymnastics competition. The six — Sophie Bronow, Veronica Cheung, Hannah Miller, Mandie Pierce, Olivia Island and Sami Picciotti,...

    Russell Matthews, actor

    A faulty blackboard sealed Russell Matthew's acting fate. As he took the prop on stage during a skit, it immediately fell apart. "I took a chance to save face and ad-libbed a lament on the funding of our public school system," the Silver Spring...

    Dinah K. Faber

    Dinah K. Faber
    Dinah K. Faber, a writer, photographer and historian who was known as "the Booth Lady" for her preservation work on Tudor Hall, the Harford County home of the famous Booth family, died Sunday of colon cancer at her Colby, Kan., home. She was 62. The...