Republican Larry Hogan denounced Democrat Anthony G. Brown's handling of the launch of Maryland's health insurance exchange during their second televised debate Monday, calling it a "complete disaster."
Each spring, as baseball diamonds around Howard County thaw out, hope is renewed that a local public school team will return to Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen for the state championship game. But each spring for the last five years, Howard County has come up empty-handed in late May. This spring, with talent spread deep throughout the area, Howard County baseball enters the season confident and hungry to be playing past graduation. "Out of all the counties, I think we have the most talent," said Atholton senior center fielder Brady Acker, a three-time all-county selection who will play for George Mason next year. "I'm surprised none of us have won it yet, but I feel like this could be the year."
A week into free agency, all of the marquee players have been snatched up and few household names remain on the open market. Most teams, including the Ravens, have filled important needs, which could change their priorities when it comes to the NFL draft.
Baltimore County officials failed to ensure that 12 county speed cameras underwent a required calibration check this year, prompting officials to void more than 1,400 citations and take all dozen cameras out of service for more than a month.
County farm owners who have started exploring the option of developing their land because of a state law intended to preserve farmland could soon be given more time to consider their options as part of a comprehensive package to encourage land preservation presented by the county administration Monday.
My latest NFL mock draft, which went live on the blog yesterday, had the Ravens selecting Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey. I can't get enough of these mock drafts, so I've decided to round up a handful of other mock drafts that hit the blogosphere after this week's NFL scouting combine.
Never and I chatted about a lot of things Wednesday, from Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and the talented young pitching staff to the Buck Showalter effect and the blueprint for winning in the AL East. Neyer also gave his outlook for the Orioles in 2011, though my headline kind of spoils the big finish.