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  • For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away

    For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away
    Equipped with a flip phone and 400 free minutes, each member of a group of truant students at Carver Vocational Technical High School knows that at any moment a call could come that changes his or her day — or life. The Baltimore students are...
  • Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane

    Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane
    — Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the world, the search for the wreckage of her twin-engine Lockheed Electra will resume this summer. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the...
  • Executions are an anachronism

    In today's Sun the column by Dan Rodricks was right on the mark regarding Maryland's outdated adherence to state executions ("Floggings, no — lethal injection, yes?" March 22). He quotes a book by University of Baltimore law professor John D....
  • Wait Time Worries

    Wait Time Worries
    We all hate waiting for that important package or the cable guy.  Studies show that uncertainty of not knowing the wait time length, can lead to stress and anxiety.  “The most frustrating thing is when you have to take off work,” said Bill...
  • Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader

    Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader
    Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
  • Sports notices: Tee up with First Tee's spring program

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Golf The First Tee of Howard County's spring program still has openings for selected...
  • State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration

    State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration
    It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home. A few blocks to the...
  • Franklin County History

    Founded: 1785 History:   Franklin County was founded in 1785 and was named after Benjamin Franklin. Since the 1980s, much of the residential growth has been around Smith Mountain lake, attracting many commuters and many retirees. Franklin County is...
  • Corkboard: National Duck Out for a Drink Day

    Since the earliest days of our foundation, our forefathers and their forefathers have celebrated something resembling National Duck Out of Work for a Drink Day. It's always day of camarederie, merriment, and spending 15 minutes away from what, even...
  • Alonso first-day school tour sets tone for year of academic focus

    Alonso first-day school tour sets tone for year of academic focus
    Breaking from the tradition of beginning the school year with the city's Blue Ribbon recipients and highest performers, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso personally welcomed back students and staff who will take part in radical transformations at...
  • Marvel-ous misquote

    Marvel-ous misquote
    "We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up." Ahhh yes, you can count on Captain America for words of wisdom. Or can you? The above quote is actually a scripture verse, II Corinthians 4:8....