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  • Fort Meade expansion a boon, but increased traffic must be addressed

    Fort Meade expansion a boon, but increased traffic must be addressed
    Growth at Fort Meade, the ever-expanding Army base across the border in Anne Arundel County, has been beneficial for Howard County. But as an article in today's issue makes clear — the second in a two-part series — unless something is done...
  • Head of the Class: North County residents earn honors, degrees

    Emily North, of Baldwin; Kathryn Nunn, of Parkton, and Roderick Lancaster, of Phoenix, have been named to the dean's list at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa. Daniel Weinel, of Jarrettsville, a freshman music recording technology major, was...
  • Morris Tischler, who invented an early transistorized pacemaker, dies

    Morris Tischler, who invented an early transistorized pacemaker, dies
    Morris Tischler, a retired science teacher who invented a 1950s transistorized cardiac pacemaker, died of respiratory failure March 9 at his Pikesville home. He was 89. He was born in Newark, N.J., but when his father's real estate business failed in the...
  • Virginia scores Maryland tech firm

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Monday that Silver Spring-based Acentia will move its headquarters to Fairfax County where the company will invest $3.1 million and create 60 new jobs. "Fairfax County gives us access to the highly-skilled technical...
  • Jewish families eager to break bread after Passover

    Jewish families eager to break bread after Passover
    One-year-old Daniel Herman isn't a big fan of matzo, said his mother, Ahuva Herman. But any lingering fussiness from the past eight days disappeared Sunday as Daniel got his baby teeth into a piece of egg bagel. He bounced and giggled on his mother's lap...
  • Lillian Lowery named Maryland state superintendent of schools

    Lillian Lowery named Maryland state superintendent of schools
    An outsider with experience in leading a neighboring state through sometimes-unpopular reforms will become the next Maryland superintendent of schools, the state school board announced Friday. Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery, a 57-year-...
  • Concert news: Blake Shelton, Chuck Brown, Big Freedia, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Theophilus London

    Concert news: Blake Shelton, Chuck Brown, Big Freedia, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Theophilus London
    Country fans have a lot to choose from this Spring. In addition to Miranda Lambert at 1st Mariner in January and Brad Paisley in March, Blake Shelton is now on the road as well. Shelton is on his "Well Lit & Amplified Tour" to promote "Red River Blue,"...
  • After a final rush, 15 candidates file to compete for three school board positions

    Fifteen candidates, including three incumbents and one former board member, have filed for the 2012 Howard County Board of Education elections. The last candidate to file by Wednesday's 9 p.m. deadline was Mary Jo Neil of West Friendship. The influx of...
  • Weekend's best bet: Mac Miller at Patriot Center

    Weekend's best bet: Mac Miller at Patriot Center
    Watch the video for "Loud" above. His raps have curse words and drug references in them. Kids, be careful! I've been duped by Mac Miller before. When he released "K.I.D.S.," the mixtape that first caught most rap blogs' attention, in August 2010,...
  • Laurel volunteers send a taste of home to troops overseas

    Laurel volunteers send a taste of home to troops overseas
    For troops and civilian workers stationed thousands of miles away in Iraq andAfghanistan, a little taste of home can be a big morale booster. Eva Black and Maddi Klein know this from experience. The women, along with their friends and family members,...
  • Customs agents in Baltimore intercept crop pest

    U.S. Customs agents intercepted a 24-ton shipment of Pakistani rice infested by a destructive crop pest this week at the port of Baltimore — just days before a federal quarantine on such imports was scheduled to begin. The Customs and Border...
  • No air-conditioning, 'no rent'

    No air-conditioning, 'no rent'
    The heat wave may be over, but some residents of a north Baltimore apartment building are still hot about having no air conditioning for much of the summer. Now, they want to make management feel the heat. David Henry, a retired IBM worker, and his...