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  • Amtrak train stalls south of Baltimore

    Amtrak train stalls south of Baltimore
    A mechanical problem stalled an Amtrak train south of Baltimore Friday evening, stranding its 404 passengers for about 40 minutes, an Amtrak spokeswoman said. The Northeast Regional train, number 83, was headed from Boston to Newport News, Va., when...
  • Southern Baptists love the Scouts, unless they happen to be gay

    Southern Baptists love the Scouts, unless they happen to be gay
    As I read the article about the Southern Baptists' position on gay scouts I couldn't help thinking about the wonderful song from the musical South Pacific entitled "You Have to be Taught to Hate" ("Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts policy on gays,"...
  • Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies

    Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies
    Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63. "She had recently been sick, and...
  • Lionel A. Jones Sr., decorated Army officer

    Lionel A. Jones Sr., a retired noncommissioned Army officer whose career spanned 25 years, died April 30 of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 76. He was born in Lancaster, Va., and moved to Baltimore in 1939. After graduating from Frederick...
  • Sarah Elizabeth Hancock, UM student

    Sarah Elizabeth Hancock, UM student
    Sarah Elizabeth Hancock, an effervescent and outgoing college junior whose lifelong ambition was to become a social worker so she could help others, was remembered Thursday by family and friends as a thoughtful and caring individual. "Sarah always put...
  • Belcamp gas station robbed at knifepoint

    A man robbed a Belcamp gas station at knifepoint early Saturday morning, Maryland State Police said. The suspect entered Sunoco gas station, at 1319 Riverside Parkway, at about 1:19 a.m., walked behind the counter, displayed a kitchen knife and stole...
  • Tribune Co. hires banks to manage offers for newspapers

    Tribune Co. hires banks to manage offers for newspapers
    Tribune Co. has hired two investment banks to manage offers to buy its newspapers, executives said Tuesday, adding that no decisions have been made about whether to sell any properties. JPMorgan Chase and Evercore Partners will oversee a process to...
  • Day trips: Gallery reopens, orchids bloom and King of Pop makes an appearance

    Day trips: Gallery reopens, orchids bloom and King of Pop makes an appearance
    Philadelphia Showy orchids In advance of the famed Philadelphia Flower Show, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is featuring "Enchanting Orchids," an exhibit featuring plants grown by experts from the Pinelands Orchid Society. In addition to these...
  • Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary

    Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary
    One hundred fifty years ago this month, two strange-looking ships met near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and changed the course of naval, if not American, history. The duel in Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia ended in a draw,...
  • BWI flights to Sarasota, Huntsville will disappear

    BWI flights to Sarasota, Huntsville will disappear
    More repercussions of the AirTran Southwest merger. Southwest said today it'll end service to six additional AirTran destinations: Allentown, Lexington, Harrisburg, Huntsville, Sarasota and White Plains. That means BWI direct flights to Sarasota and ...
  • Tornadoes hit Va. area

     
    Frank is still on vacation, but here's some information about a significant weather event just to the south of us. Two months after the area was the epicenter of an earthquake, tornadoes struck New Kent County, Virginia, on Thursday. About......
  • Robert M. Wright

    Robert M. Wright
    Robert M. Wright, a retired attorney who earned the respect of his peers during his many years in the practice of construction law, died of complications of pulmonary and neurosurgery June 23 at his St. Margaret's home. He was 73. Born in Natick, Mass.,...