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  • Man accused of stealing documents wants to sell own valuables

    Man accused of stealing documents wants to sell own valuables
    The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United...
  • September 21: Fall travel guide

    Fall getaways Check out these great getaways for the fall, including a mouthwatering weekend at the NYC Food Film Festival and a "Dirty Dancing" themed stay at Mountain Lake Hotel. Harpoon Octoberfest If you can't afford the trip to Munich to toss...
  • Rose Court dreams come true for 7 young women

    Rose Court dreams come true for 7 young women
    With all the fanfare and trappings of a royal announcement, Tournament of Roses officials on Monday named the seven young women who will comprise the 2012 Rose Court. Against the backdrop of excited screams from family and friends and music from the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • They'll always have Paris

    They'll always have Paris
    "Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light" Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $15.95 In the introduction, editor Penelope Rowlands recalls when she and her then-boyfriend first arrived in Paris. It took a while for the then-20-year-...
  • 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...