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  • Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too

    Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too
    A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
  • Courting Miss Washington

    Courting Miss Washington
    At a time when most high school seniors are focusing their energy and attention on college applications, 16-year-old Drew Helen Washington is perfecting her poise, honing her public speaking talent and stepping into the limelight as the 94th Queen of...
  • Nonfiction

    Nonfiction
    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...
  • 'Steve Jobs' review: Walter Isaacson's biography mesmerizes

    'Steve Jobs' review: Walter Isaacson's biography mesmerizes
    He was an abandoned child who grew up with the unshakable belief that he was destined to be a prince. How arrogant and sensible of him. His personal hygiene was bad. He often wore no shoes and liked to stick his feet in the toilet. His food faddery was...
  • Tablets: Downloadable classic books are in abundance

    Tablets: Downloadable classic books are in abundance
    Let's say you're getting, or giving, a new tablet or an e-reader (iPad, Kobo, Nook or Kindle Fire) for the holidays. Here's an idea for what to do with it: Load it first with free books. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, as well as the cultural gift known as...
  • Beer Untapped: Your guide to the best bars in South Florida

    Beer Untapped: Your guide to the best bars in South Florida
    Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” OK, maybe he didn’t really say that, but it’s still a damn good quote. Here’s a list of local craft beer bars that confirm...
  • Energy Answers incinerator project would put the health of thousands of Baltimore residents at risk

    Columnist Jay Hancock's effort to take another journalistic swipe at BGE and Constellation Energy leaves the impression that the Energy Answers incinerator planned for Baltimore City is a benign, renewable energy project worth Marylanders' support ("...
  • Incinerator poses serious health risk

    Jay Hancock's recent column ("This waste-to-energy plant could be model for Md.," Sept. 11) leaves a false impression that the Energy Answers (EA) incinerator project planned for Baltimore is a worthy, benign renewable energy project. Children in the...
  • Boys Athlete of the Week: Kameron Williams, Mount St. Joseph, basketball

    Boys Athlete of the Week: Kameron Williams, Mount St. Joseph, basketball
    An extremely hard worker according to his coach, Pat Clatchey, Williams showed how that work can pay off with 65 points in three games last week. The 6-foot-2 junior shooting guard scored 28 of those points Friday in a 78-76 victory over No. 3 St....
  • Tuesday's varsity scoreboard

    Tuesday's varsity scoreboard
    BOYS BASKETBALL No. 5 Milford Mill 80, No. 14 Calvert Hall 71 Forest Park 83, No. 7 Lake Clifton 80 No. 8 City 58, Benjamin Franklin 54  (OT) C. Milton Wright 70, Overlea 63 Digital Harbor 54, Northwestern 29 Edgewood 77, North East 39 Glen...
  • Friday's roundup: Carr, Patterson rout W.E.B. DuBois

    Friday's roundup: Carr, Patterson rout W.E.B. DuBois
    Last year’s All-Metro Player of the Year, Aquille Carr, had 17 points and six assists as No. 1 Patterson beat W.E.B. DuBois, 76-38, Friday night. Shakir Brown added 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Clippers improved their record to 3-0. Jibri...