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  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents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,...
  • 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...
  • Attractions this weekend: Fireworks, Furs, freedom, patriotic songs, Trey Songz

    Attractions this weekend: Fireworks, Furs, freedom, patriotic songs, Trey Songz
    Presenting one-stop shopping for holiday weekend activities at Central Florida attractions. Get comfy, the list is as long as the weekend. + Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel, Thursday, June 30. This month's music guest: Psychedelic Furs. More...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • High school basketball standout killed in city shooting

    High school basketball standout killed in city shooting
    He was supposed to be in Florida right now, prepping with his teammates for a weekend basketball showcase. Instead, the team flew south Thursday afternoon without their 6-foot 5-inch forward, who was a "beast" on the court, his brother said. "He had...
  • Emails show Hubbard refused plea bargain

    Facing two felony charges, Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard told the school board earlier this year that he rebuffed an offer to discuss a plea bargain with prosecutors, according to emails obtained by the Daily Pilot. "Yesterday, the D.A....
  • Alleged document thieves indicted on federal charges

    The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...