| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recommendation of a Maryland legislative commission to spend $533 million to replace part of the Baltimore City Detention Center should not be a priority in fixing the problems at the jail. A far more important goal would be to reduce overcrowding...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Gertrude A. "Trudy" Mugele, a homemaker and former administrative assistant who instilled in her children the enduring value of a good education, died Oct. 24 of heart failure at her Lutherville home. She was 90.
The daughter of Francis and Bronislava...
| Nov 1, 2013
In just about the same amount of time it takes to drive from Harford County to Ocean City or the Delaware beaches, it's possible to be on the shores of the Garden State.
Though it can serve as a punch line, even without a setup, for jokes about...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Of the 20 Maryland finalists announced this week for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award, five come from schools in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Meade's Jessica Zhao, South Carroll's Kendall Noel, Reservoir's Amaya Phillips, C. Milton Wright's...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:40 AM
When Emma Halley started work on her project for Howard County's History Day last year, she had no idea what would eventually come of it.
After all, said the 16-year-old Glenelg High School junior, she took a laid-back approach, simply expanding a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
— Jim Davis
There they crouch. The words "cat" and "courage" lurking quietly in the same sentence. As an American man, I understand how I'm supposed...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A 25-year-old man from New York City was arrested Friday morning after police say he robbed a Hampstead Burger King.
Jacob Halberstam will be charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft over...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:36 PM
This year's fall collections will be dominated by a Parisian influence, darker colors, a flair for the dramatic and even a nod to the past. Yes, the first signs of fall will flourish the next seven days at New York Fashion Week.
Hundreds of designers...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Virginia Bates, a poet and artist who opposed the Vietnam War and was a founder of the Howard County Peace Action Community, died of complications from the flu Dec. 9 at Bridgepoint of Los Altos, an assisted-living facility in California. The former...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Peering into his tripod-mounted Swarovski scope, Hal Wierenga tries to explain why he's out in the cold along the Magothy River, searching for a big white bird that might never appear.
"For those of us who do what we do, it's an event," he says, scanning...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:55 AM
If you happened to visit Hiss United Methodist Church over the last ten years, chances are you were greeted by Dianne Thompson, director of evangelism and communications. For most of those years, she has handed out welcome packets loaded with goodies...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Horse-drawn carriages are something of an icon in and around New York City’s Central Park. But the city’s new mayor says he’s going to ban them, citing animal cruelty in the practice he finds outdated and unnecessary.
Mayor Bill de...