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  • 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...
  • Benjamin Franklin High celebrates renovations

    Benjamin Franklin High celebrates renovations
    For decades, visitors arriving at Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove have been greeted by a brick wall. And for years, city school leaders said Tuesday, that has sent the wrong message to the Curtis Bay neighborhood, a struggling area...
  • Letters: Many views of 'alternative' treatment

    Letters: Many views of 'alternative' treatment
    The recent series of articles by Trine Tsouderos in the Los Angeles Times misrepresents the scientific contributions and future research agenda of the National Institutes of Health and its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ["New...
  • Yuri Rasovsky dies at 67; big name in radio dramas, audio books

    Yuri Rasovsky dies at 67; big name in radio dramas, audio books
    Radio drama was thought to be nearly extinct when Yuri Rasovsky launched the National Radio Theater of Chicago in the early 1970s, and he emerged as a major voice in its revival. One of his first productions was a radio adaptation of the 1920 silent...
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
  • 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...
  • Boys basketball: Patterson Mill, Edgewood earn non-division wins

    The Patterson Mill Huskies boys basketball team picked up a win against a Chesapeake (upper) Division opponent, dispatching the host-team North Harford Hawks, 58-40, Tuesday night. Edgewood also grabbed a Tuesday night victory, beating the Cristo Rey...
  • The rare and ethereal armonica is coming to Baltimore

    The rare and ethereal armonica is coming to Baltimore
    Dennis James, a heralded armonica virtuoso who lives in upstate New York, will visit Baltimore next weekend to be a soloist with two organizations. The story goes that in 1761, when Benjamin Franklin invented the glass instrument he dubbed the "armonica,...
  • Is it time to eliminate the penny?

    Is it time to eliminate the penny?
    Editor's note: Robert Whaples is professor of economics and chair of the Economics Department at Wake Forest University. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming, "The Handbook of Modern Economic History and The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History"...
  • Catasauqua's revolutionary connection

    Catasauqua's revolutionary connection
    If you grew up in the Lehigh Valley you probably learned the name George Taylor in history class. Or maybe you've heard mention of him around the Fourth of July. Taylor, who had homes in Easton and Catasauqua, earned favored-son status in local lore when...
  • Cherry Hill community readies to fight for its high school

    As of Wednesday, the Cherry Hill community has put North Avenue on notice: The gauntlet has been thrown in the battle for Southside Academy High School. In an emotional meeting between Baltimore city school system officials and the high school...