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  • Blimp spotted over Baltimore region conducting aerial mapping for Navy

    Blimp spotted over Baltimore region conducting aerial mapping for Navy
    A 178-foot blimp that some residents have spotted above the Baltimore region in recent days is a manned, government research airship conducting aerial mapping, according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The MZ-3A "lighter-than-air" blimp began...
  • An election with a message

    An election with a message
    While is it generally unwise to read too much into local elections from a handful of states, Tuesday's results produced a message writ too large to ignore. If Republicans want to win over swing voters, they'll need to produce candidates more like New...
  • Trend toward solar-powered homes catching on in Laurel

    Trend toward solar-powered homes catching on in Laurel
    Chip Gribben has been a green kind of guy for a long time. He composts his scraps in his back yard, uses energy-efficient light bulbs and has been driving an electric car for 20 years. But only last year did he and his wife take one of the biggest steps...
  • Voter's guide to candidates in Laurel's Nov. 5 election

    Voter's guide to candidates in Laurel's Nov. 5 election
    Each candidate was asked to provide the same information for the voter's guide. Their responses are below: Michael Leszcz Seeking ninth term on Council, sixth term at-Large Age: 67 Education: St. John's University, Queens, N.Y.; Canal Zone...
  • Harford elementary schoolers meet First Lady, get lesson in healthy eating

    Harford elementary schoolers meet First Lady, get lesson in healthy eating
    Five Magnolia Elementary School students, along with their peers from schools in Washington, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia, sat down with First Lady Michelle Obama Wednesday for a meal made with fresh produce from the White House garden. "The First...
  • Music therapy for preemies

    Music therapy for preemies
    Research shows that music therapy has a profound impact on premature infants. We asked Clarissa Karlsson, a board-certified music therapist at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to explain the benefits. How does music...
  • Baltimore: brave and free

    Baltimore: brave and free
    The experiment of staging a Grand Prix in the heart of Baltimore has benefited the city. Whether you loved or hated it, it has caused us to consider the branding and selling of the city of Baltimore — who we are and why people want to visit, work...
  • Sister Joannes Clifford, Mercy High teacher

    Sister Joannes Clifford, Mercy High teacher
    Sister Mary Joannes Clifford, a mathematics teacher who spent 53 years at Mercy High School and founded a ministry to the widowed, separated and divorced, died of cardiovascular disease Oct. 30 at her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook. She was 87....
  • Glitches persist on Maryland health insurance exchange

    Glitches persist on Maryland health insurance exchange
    Technical problems continued to frustrate people attempting to access the new state health insurance exchange on Friday The issues with marylandhealthconnection.gov, the online exchange set up under national health reform, prompted some analysts to...
  • Baltimore County revokes charter school license

    Baltimore County revokes charter school license
    After five years of below-average performance, Baltimore County's only charter school will lose its license to operate in July, but will continue as a regular public school next year. The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to pull the...
  • Former champions shape young dancers at Atlantic Ballroom

    Former champions shape young dancers at Atlantic Ballroom
    On the dance floor, 7-year-old Daryna Lyalko and her partner, Jonathan Proescher, 9, are as elegant and poised as any dance couple of any age. It's only when the two, who study dance at Atlantic Ballroom, in Towson, win a competition that Daryna's...
  • Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday

    Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday
    Some very big cats may have been roaming the neighborhoods around Abingdon Elementary School in the middle of the night Tuesday into early Wednesday morning, according to a report made to Harford County's 911 Center. Someone called 911 at 12:54 a.m....