| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A couple decades ago Major League Baseball dealt with a more innocuous, but still illegal, practice — players taking "greenies," or amphetamines, to boost player performance ("Steroids and 'stealing,'" Aug. 6).
More often than not, they were...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I am bearing down on 60 years and am a lifelong resident of Maryland. I will add that I have never voted for a Republican gubernatorial candidate. The time might be appropriate for a major sea change in our beleaguered state.
I am a bit skeptical...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Through the miracle of modern science, man has come up with something that is going to be well received by PETA and other animal rights advocates: In the near future, we very likely will be eating synthetic meat ("Test-tube hamburger patty makes its...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The zero tolerance mentality that many schools have incorporated is just so un-American. The mind-set is rigid, unyielding and is just utterly ridiculous ("Common sense in the classroom," Sept. 3).
Our school systems have lost their focus on priorities,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:10 AM
Sam & Elsie's Restaurant, just over the Howard County line, has been in operation since 1955. Long before Interstate 95 was a reality, no doubt countless thousands of cars passed by the popular eatery and watering hole, day and night.
Tales of the...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Participation in the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure dropped for the second straight year, according to officials at the Sunday event. Yet those who braved the blustery climes to take part in the 21st annual event in Hunt Valley said they wouldn't...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts took the position over a year ago, I was dubious, at best, regarding the challenges facing him. He has begun to turn heads regarding his policing policies.
Commissioner Batts instituted a "Most...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I have been following the actions of the Baltimore County government and the sale of county-owned property with great interest and concern. In all of my years on the County Council and in the House of Delegates, I have never seen such actions as these...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In the midst of a horrific summer with incomprehensible amounts of bloodshed, the Baltimore City Police Department is doing some internal shuffling ("Batts shakes up police top ranks," July 10). If these moves are meant to appease the citizens of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
As U.S. citizens, we have grown so comfortable with air conditioning that we tend to forget about its benefits. We take for granted in the brutally hot and humid months that the automobile we drive, the place we call home, the grocery store, our work...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The vitriolic discourse between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley should be directed to the judges and courts ("Don't return to a failed crime-fighting strategy," Sept. 22).
The number of arrests don't matter if the courts fail...