| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:15 PM
When columnist Erma Bombeck published her book "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank" in the mid-1970s, she was trafficking in suburban, comedic gold. Septic systems were universal — iconic, even — and as close as a waste...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Tomorrow, boatloads of fishermen will be testing their luck trying to catch what is arguably the most delectable fish in the Chesapeake Bay: the striped bass.
Just as the recreational fishing season was about to open Saturday, the Maryland Department...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 11:17 AM
In an article about natural gas drilling ("Md. environment chief wants more U.S. oversight of fracking," April 13), The Sun's John Fritze reports that to "extract natural gas through fracking, companies use millions of gallons of liquids," but that...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:48 PM
The state says it's OK to eat more striped bass, but the question today, the opening of the spring season, is whether you'll be able to catch them.
In a repeat of last year, high winds are expected to rake the bay, generating three- to five-foot waves...
| Apr 18, 2011
Thank you to Dan Rodricks for his excellent assessment of Congressman Andy Harris ("The right's obsession with abortion," April 10). As a resident of Anne Arundel County, represented by Harris, I am appalled at how he has done nothing for his constituents...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 1:29 PM
It shouldn't come as a surprise, I suppose, that the striped bass season began Saturday with uneasy folks focused on the intensity and direction of the wind.
Concerns about our own health and well-being on the water aren't much different than the worries...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 6:30 PM
Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil and Republican challenger Andy Harris are running dead even in Maryland's hottest midterm election contest, a new Baltimore Sun poll shows.
The same candidates fought to a near draw two years ago. In the latest poll, each...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Maryland faces tough challenges in job creation, the budget and taxes, education, the environment and transportation in the next four years. In making endorsements for the House of Delegates and state Senate this year, The Sun sought pragmatic...
| Jan 30, 2011
For taxpayers who are procrastinators, this is your year.
Not only is the Internal Revenue Service asking those with more complex returns to hold off filing until mid-February, but the usual tax deadline has been extended three days, to April 18, because...
| Jan 29, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Patricia Cabezas was downright giddy as she peered out at the Chesapeake Bay getting herself pumped to take a dip in the icy water. But something was missing — it wasn't snowing.
Last year, she took part in her first Polar Bear Plunge, the hugely...
| Sep 1, 2010
1. River Hill
Coach: Lynn Paynter
Last season: 17-2, No. 2. Postseason: Lost in Class 3A state championship.
Outlook: The Hawks return a senior-dominated lineup led by first-team All-Metro selection Megan Rosburg and Sara Okey. Their ability to...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 9:00 AM
If you haven't ventured inside BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since last Thanksgiving, you'll be happy to hear the bathrooms are in the same place. So are the runways. That is to say, not a lot has changed physically.
But the airport has had a banner year...