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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • City Lights: Benjamin Franklin: statesman and the bringer of 'Tau-fu'?

    City Lights: Benjamin Franklin: statesman and the bringer of 'Tau-fu'?
    A few years ago, I visited the home of the blues and came away with a theory: If God wants to punish vegans, He sends them to Memphis. I came to that belief after nearly an hour trying to find an animal-free entrée on the posted menus on Beale Street,...
  • 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...