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  • 'American Idol' recap: How sweet it is

     
    Janell is helping out with Idol this year, and you should know. She hearts Steven Tyler. A little: I have to start this recap with a disclaimer: I love Steven Tyler. I know the show made a big deal out......
  • City school system to reimburse teachers for visa fees

    Baltimore school officials say the district will reimburse international teachers who paid out-of-pocket fees to obtain work visas, a practice that led the U.S. Department of Labor to order Prince George's County schools to pay nearly $6 million in...
  • Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, ironworker, dies

    Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, ironworker, dies
    Woodward Reese "Wood" Smith, a retired ironworker who during his nearly 50-year career worked on some of the nation's most notable bridges, died July 13 of pneumonia at his Loch Raven Village home. He was 93. The son of a construction superintendent and...
  • Joan Brown Sadler, nurse, gardener, BSO volunteer, dies

    Joan Brown Sadler, nurse, gardener, BSO volunteer, dies
    Joan Brown Sadler, a nurse, avid gardener and volunteer for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, died June 28 of breast cancer at Mercy Hospital. The longtime Roland Park resident was 76. "She would always say she was a professional volunteer," said her...
  • Few refineries damaged; price spikes unlikely

    Hurricane Rita's late shift to the east spared all but a few Texas oil refineries from significant damage, likely sparing consumers a repeat of the gasoline price shocks that occurred after Hurricane Katrina pummeled plants in Louisiana a month ago,...
  • More trials hinge on Va. permission

    John Allen Muhammad's conviction in Montgomery County clears the way for murder trials in other jurisdictions where bullets from the sniper's gun allegedly claimed victims - including Louisiana, Alabama and the District of Columbia. But officials in...
  • La. reports 4 W. Nile virus deaths

    SLIDELL, La. - An outbreak of West Nile virus has infected 58 Louisiana residents and killed four, prompting the governor to declare an emergency yesterday and ask for federal aid for more mosquito spraying across this hot, humid and swampy state. The...
  • As Schiavo saga winds down, leaders pursue broader debate

    Efforts by lawmakers in Washington to prolong the life of Terri Schiavo failed in the courts and tanked in opinion polls, but intense interest in the Florida woman's saga is expected to force a broader debate in Congress and state legislatures about...
  • Blackwell is convicted of molesting teen Stokes

    Maurice Blackwell, the former priest of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in West Baltimore, was convicted yesterday of molesting a parish choirboy, who years later shot him. The defrocked priest, found guilty of three counts of child sexual abuse that...
  • Courageous chaplain

    Archbishop William D. Borders is not a man given to celebrating his own courage. He doesn't talk much about the year he spent as a chaplain with an infantry regiment in Italy during World War II. He recounts with terse modesty the story of how he earned...
  • The Rev. John Edward Nix-McReynolds dies at 57; pastor of Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana

    The Rev. John Edward Nix-McReynolds dies at 57; pastor of Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana
    He was a man with a booming voice but one that calmed in times of crisis. Whether it was a teenager's personal drama or a community tragedy, the Rev. John Edward Nix-McReynolds was known for his calm, caring and focused demeanor — one that could...
  • Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4

    Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - July 4 is the ultimate summer weekend - long days, warm weather, fireworks and the beach are all part of what makes American Independence Day special. In honor of this great American holiday online travel adviser Cheapflights (www....