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  • Intersections: It's time for the fountain frogs to croak

    Intersections: It's time for the fountain frogs to croak
    Those frogs have got to go. You know which ones I'm talking about, Glendale. Situated at the entrance of the Marketplace on Brand, the trio, now sporting a faded green facade, cower behind their tree branches, indiscriminately spitting water at you when...
  • Sports notices: DC United and Thunder SC offer a free soccer clinic

    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. Soccer DC United and the Thunder Soccer Club are combining to offer a free soccer...
  • '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...
  • Daylight-Saving Time Ends

    Daylight-Saving Time Ends
    Time to "Fall Back" to Eastern Standard Time; Daylight-Saving Time is history come 2 a.m. Sunday. That means if your clocks aren't digital, you'll have to turn them back an hour manually, or don't be surprised if you show up fashionably early to church,...
  • Elizabeth S. Trump

    Elizabeth S. Trump
    Elizabeth S. Trump, former longtime director of nurses at Maryland Shock Trauma Center who played a pivotal role in its establishment with Dr. R Adams Cowley more than 50 years ago, died Wednesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at her home in the...
  • Going with your gut

     Going with your gut
    When struggling to make decisions, whether it's choosing an ice cream flavor or a spouse, a common piece of advice urges: Go with your gut. But is the gut really all that wise? Where is it even getting its intel? A gut feeling, also known as instinct or...
  • History Matters

    100 Years Ago Laurel exchange Miss Maude Brashears of Laurel is visiting her brother, Mr. Joseph Brashears of Washington. Mr. and Mts. J. M. Lowman of Odenton have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence White of Laurel. 75 Years Ago "Alive, alive...
  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • 10 things you might not know about turkey

    10 things you might not know about turkey
    As we approach Thanksgiving, you're welcome to 10 helpings of these turkey facts: 1 Hunting a wild turkey is exceedingly difficult. The bird may appear dumb and slow, but looks can be deceiving. In fact, Tom Turkey has fantastic hearing, amazing...
  • 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...
  • 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...