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  • WBAL radio hires Mary Beth Marsden as afternoon drivetime anchor

    WBAL radio hires Mary Beth Marsden as afternoon drivetime anchor
    WBAL radio has signed Mary Beth Marsden as the new anchor of its "Afternoon News Journal." She will start Sept. 6 at the news/talk station's afternoon drivetime anchor desk. The former anchorwoman for WMAR-TV replaces Shari Elliker whom the station...
  • Brian R. Murphy, veteran and technical adviser, dies

    Brian R. Murphy, veteran and technical adviser, dies
    Brian R. Murphy, a Social Security Administration senior technical adviser and Army veteran, died Friday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The lifelong Hamilton resident was 59. The son of a Baltimore Life Insurance Co. regional manager and...
  • Head of the Class: Residents earn degrees, dean's list honors

    The following students graduated from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., in fall 2011. Newman Yen, of Nottingham and Douglas Peters, of Perry Hall. Kelly Moffett, of Parkville; Caitlin Canoles, Rachel Lebowitz, Emily Parker and Michael Partin,...
  • Baltimore's reconstructed railroad station opened 100 years ago this week

    Baltimore's reconstructed railroad station opened 100 years ago this week
    The doors of Baltimore's new Union Station, now Pennsylvania Station, swung open a century ago this week to welcome enthusiastic crowds of Baltimoreans, travelers and gawkers alike. Its completion was considered a great civic triumph after years of...
  • 'The Office' season 8 premiere, or what life's like without Michael Scott

    'The Office' season 8 premiere, or what life's like without Michael Scott
    "The Office" began a new era in its season 8 premiere Thursday night, more specifically an era without the beloved Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Life without Michael seemed grim to a devoted "Office" fan like me. What would Dundler Mifflin (or is it...
  • Penn Station's architect designed terminals in Hoboken, Scranton

    I repeated a blooper in my recent column on the 100th anniversary of Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station that was caught by a sharp-eyed Roland Park resident and lawyer, John C. Murphy, who comes from a family of Baltimore architects. I had stated with...
  • Coppin State beats Hampton, 73-70

    Tony Gallo scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half, helping Coppin State overcome an eight-point deficit on its way to a 73-70 win over Hampton on Saturday night. The Eagles (10-11, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 29-26 at halftime and...
  • Hollywood in Bel Air

    Harford County is hardly Tinsel Town. The closest places to Bel Air named Hollywood are in St. Mary's County on Maryland's very lower Western Shore and in Carbon County, Pa., not too far from Scranton, backdrop for the hit TV series "The Office." Yet Bel...
  • Rockin' with Mitt: A song to lift the spirits of the wealthiest 1 percent

    The GOP presidential front-runner recently declared he does not care about poor people. Not much news there. But perhaps Mitt Romney, instead of mangling "America the Beautiful," might be interested in performing the following song, sung to the tune of...
  • Head of the Class: Monkton, Parkton students earn honors

    Caroline Vonasek, of Monkton, was named to the spring 2012 dean's list The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Jessica Kuhn, of Baldwin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and design, from James Madison University,...
  • College lines: Harford residents earn degrees, honors

    SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY: Three local students were named to Susquehanna University's dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To...
  • 'Put y'all back in chains'? More Biden being Biden

    'Put y'all back in chains'? More Biden being Biden
    To no one's surprise, Vice President Joe Biden said what was on his mind the other day down in Danville, Va. To no one's surprise either, the Mitt Romney campaign pounced on this notoriously free-speaking politician like a feline on catnip. It all...