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  • 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  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...