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  • Naval Academy ranked No. 1 public liberal arts college for second year

    Naval Academy ranked No. 1 public liberal arts college for second year
    The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis ranked as the top public liberal arts college in the country, pushing its traditional rival, the U.S. Military Academy, with which it shared the top honors last year, into the No. 2 spot, according to the annual U.S....
  • Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics

    Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics
    When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water. He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall. But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound. The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
  • Hereford primed for postseason success in wrestling

    Hereford primed for postseason success in wrestling
    If there ever was a time in which Hereford could make noise in the postseason, the 2012-2013 wrestling campaign might be it. The Bulls returned 11 of 14 starters from last year's team that finished second in the Baltimore County championships and lost...
  • Record crowd at 17th annual Bel Air YMCA Turkey Trot

    The field in the YMCA Turkey Trot in Bel Air continues to swell, like a turkey in a pre-Thanksgiving fattening regimen. When the annual 5K went off for the 17th time Nov. 22, 1,285 runners stood behind the starting line, so many that it took 2 minutes for...
  • The Paula Broadwell I know

    The Paula Broadwell I know
    Events of the last two weeks have been very tough and sad for all of us as a nation. As a good friend of both Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, they have been very hard for me personally as well. Both made big mistakes, and they know it more...
  • William E. "Bill" Hathaway, emergency medical expert

    William E. "Bill" Hathaway, an emergency medical services expert who taught the subject at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and earlier had served in the Army Intelligence Corps, died Nov. 1 of cancer at his home in Amherst, Va. The former...
  • Why did David Petraeus have to step down from the CIA?

    Why did David Petraeus have to step down from the CIA?
    We need to learn to get past these bimbo eruptions. Because if we don't find a way to forgive and move forward, a lot of good people are going to end up on the scrapheap. Gen. David Petraeus is the latest. Perhaps the most brilliant and successful...
  • Spartan Death Race may be 'brutal,' but it gains in popularity

    Spartan Death Race may be 'brutal,' but it gains in popularity
    Katy McCabe spent six years in the Marines, including a 13-month tour in Iraq and two shorter stints in Afghanistan. So when she signed up for last year's Spartan Death Race, McCabe didn't think it would be more difficult than being in the military. "I...
  • Mids describe smooth transition from 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Mids describe smooth transition from 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
    When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out. His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay — and under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy,...
  • Bin Laden realized the truth: Terrorism doesn't work

    Bin Laden realized the truth: Terrorism doesn't work
    Five weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden publicly commanded his foot-soldiers to ramp up the violence against American civilians. But five weeks before his death, he privately instructed his lieutenants to refrain from killing any civilians....
  • Commencement speakers: the rude, the unfunny and the insightful

    Commencement speakers: the rude, the unfunny and the insightful
    Commencement season is the college equivalent of the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Institutions from the Ivy League to the local community college scramble to lure the shiniest star they can to their podiums on graduation day. And the match-ups...
  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living. He was 85. "It's important for America to...