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Julie Scharper

Writer

Julie Scharper is a freelance writer and a former features reporter at The Sun. Since joining the Baltimore Sun in 2006, she covered City Hall, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County. 

Recent Articles

  • Owings Mills woman a finalist for one-way trip to Mars

    Owings Mills woman a finalist for one-way trip to Mars

    For most, a one-way trip to Mars sounds like a threat to levy against an unruly teen. But for Laura Maxine Smith-Velazquez, it would be a dream come true. The 38-year-old human factors and systems engineer from Owings Mills is one of 100 finalists vying to spend the rest of their days on Mars,...

  • Terrell Suggs' wife files for divorce, accuses him of infidelity

    Terrell Suggs' wife files for divorce, accuses him of infidelity

    Terrell Suggs' wife of two years has filed for divorce, accusing the Ravens outside linebacker of adultery -- an accusation he denies.  Candace Suggs requests full custody of the couple's two children who are ages 6 and 7, child support and alimony in papers she filed in Baltimore County Circuit...

  • Despite Alzheimer's ravages, their love endures

    Despite Alzheimer's ravages, their love endures

    Martin Glass presses a spoonful of creamed spinach to his lips, checking the temperature. Then he lifts the spoon to the mouth of his wife of 54 years, Joy. "Spinach, hon," he says. Joy Glass' eyes are distant. Her lips tremble, then open to the spoon. A smile passes over her face. "I heard from...

  • Hopkins study may show that beauty is in the eye -- or the mind -- of the beholder

    Hopkins study may show that beauty is in the eye -- or the mind -- of the beholder

    What makes a person attractive? A warm smile? Bright eyes? Smooth skin? According to Johns Hopkins University researchers, other people's perceptions of a person's attractiveness can be more important than the person's appearance. Professor Haiyang Yang of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School...

  • Baltimore the best city for single men, study says

    Baltimore the best city for single men, study says

    Good news, guys. Baltimore is the best place to be a man looking for a lady to love, according to a new study from Nerdwallet, a personal finance site. Single women far outnumber single men, and dining out and seeing a movie is affordable, the study's author's say. In other words, Baltimore is...

  • Booze-delivery service to launch Thursday in Baltimore

    Booze-delivery service to launch Thursday in Baltimore

    You get home from work on a rainy evening, order some Chinese, open the fridge, and, dagnabbit, discover you're all out of beer.  Do you brave the rain and run out to the liquor store? Look over the dregs of your liquor cabinet and Google, "vermouth and sake cocktail"? Baltimoreans will soon have...

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