| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Green Square in Tripoli. Tahrir Square in Cairo. The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Washington's National Mall. We humans know, deep inside, that public places — squares and greens and plazas that are open to all — are more than just...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:40 AM
The husband of a slain woman was arrested in North Carolina on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, but police said they were still searching for her missing 11-year-old son.
Curtis Lopez, 45, was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m. Thursday as...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Michael Anthony Mack, the 44-year-old who police say shot two men he believed had robbed him earlier in the day on Oct. 4 in the Perrywood Garden Apartments neighborhood near Aberdeen, was apprehended in Charlotte, N.C., Friday morning, according to...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 4:47 PM
Dozens of law enforcement officers, some on horseback and aided by volunteers and dogs trained to sniff for cadavers, searched two parks in northern Montgomery County for signs of 11-year-old William McQuain on Sunday.
The search through the woodlands...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Terence Kennedy, a financial consultant and adjunct faculty member of Stevenson University, died Aug. 12 of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 73.
The son of a construction worker and a telephone operator, Mr. Kennedy was born and...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:29 PM
George Samuel Alspach Jr., who taught marine biology at what is now McDaniel College for four decades, died June 30 of complications from pneumonia at Carroll Hospital Center.
The longtime Taylorsville resident was 71.
The son of an insurance company...
| Jul 16, 2011
Today's column is only the second one in my history to originate in long hand (and the first one in 14 years to be turned in past deadline.) The culprit was BGE — we lost power at 2 a.m. on column deadline day, not to be restored until 5 p.m.
| May 12, 2012
| 5:05 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Phelps remembers this as the city where he "came back," prompting his coach Bob Bowman to ask with mock innocence, "from where?"
Bowman well knows, of course, that Phelps was referring to swimming his first race, the...
| May 13, 2012
| 6:52 PM
This Baltimore swimmer hopes to add to an already heavy stash of medals in London this summer. But in addition to training for the qualifying trials in June, there are multiple promotional demands of an Olympic year: modeling the Ralph Lauren-designed...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Roy W. Spence, a businessman who founded a Baltimore bus company and was an active churchman, died Saturday of complications from internal bleeding at Northwest Hospital.
The Pikesville resident was 84.
Born and raised in Camden, N.C., Mr. Spence...
| Apr 10, 2012
Edward M. Budelis, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who established the work-study program at Catonsville High School, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Carroll Hospital Center.
The longtime Eldersburg resident was 85.
The son of a...