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  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • Trivia Night trend takes over Towson-area restaurants for mid-week fun

    Trivia Night trend takes over Towson-area restaurants for mid-week fun
    Mid-week socializing used to involve bowling shoes or secret handshakes. Now bowling leagues and fraternal associations have some serious competition. Trivia Night. The Towson area is home to more than 20 of them. For two hours a week, at restaurants...
  • Sports on TV

    SUNDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS ++++++++++++++++++++ || Autos || Watkins Glen || FS111 a.m. || || Global RallyCross Washington, D.C. (T) || CSNNoon || || IndyCar || GP of Houston, Race 2 || NBCSN3 || || MLB || White Sox@Toronto || WGN-A1 || || Tampa...
  • Sue Ward, first secretary of Md. Dept. of Aging

    Sue Ward, first secretary of Md. Dept. of Aging
    Sue Fryer Ward, the first secretary of Maryland's Department of Aging and a lifelong advocate for elders' rights, died June 22 of complications from a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Upper Marlboro resident was 78. "Her true love was...
  • Pickersgill gearing up to celebrate Old Glory

    Pickersgill gearing up to celebrate Old Glory
    Former Towson resident Bob Knowles promises "shock and awe" June 13 when Pickersgill Retirement Community hosts a Flag Day Ceremony featuring patriotic songs and readings, and 260 flags from all over the world. The flags are not just a stunning...
  • Bel Air's Wienckowski back at Alcatraz, only to escape

    Bel Air's Wienckowski back at Alcatraz, only to escape
    Chuck Wienckowski returned to Alcatraz recently, just over a year after completing his first Escape from Alcatraz. This time, the 66-year-old Bel Air resident was much faster in the annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 1. He competed the 27.5-...
  • Missile-defense blimps to sail above Harford, but not for spy purposes, officials say

    Missile-defense blimps to sail above Harford, but not for spy purposes, officials say
    Two giant missile-tracking blimps, part of an airborne-attack defense exercise, will soon be perched high above parts of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford and Baltimore counties, as Army officials have been going to lengths reassure residents that they...
  • Shades of 1978? [Commentary]

    Shades of 1978? [Commentary]
    On September 10, 1978, two days before the Maryland primary election, The Baltimore Sun published a poll showing Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III — who was acting governor in the wake of Gov. Marvin Mandel's political corruption conviction the previous year...
  • Severe storms, tornado risks expected Wednesday evening

    Severe storms, tornado risks expected Wednesday evening
    Severe storms were moving south and west of the Baltimore area Wednesday evening, expected to bring threats of hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. A tornado watch has been issued for Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Howard,...
  • No economic growth in Maryland last year, federal agency says

    No economic growth in Maryland last year, federal agency says
    Maryland's economy didn't grow last year, according to gross domestic product estimates released Wednesday. The state's GDP remained unchanged, ranking it near the bottom of the country, the U.S. Department of Commerce said. GDP growth was worse only in...
  • Hundreds show up for 'House of Cards' casting call in Bel Air

    Hundreds show up for 'House of Cards' casting call in Bel Air
    They came by the hundreds – actually upward of 2,000 – from near and far, hoping to get their few seconds of fame on the small screen. The "House of Cards" open casting call for extras needed in Season III of the Netflix TV political thriller...
  • Developer Kingdon Gould Jr. reflects on his 60-year legacy

    Developer Kingdon Gould Jr. reflects on his 60-year legacy
    Kingdon Gould, Jr., 90, is a noted businessman, real estate developer and former U.S. ambassador under two presidents. He is a great-grandson of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Over the course of his more than six decades as a resident of Howard County, Gould&...