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  • For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away

    For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away
    Equipped with a flip phone and 400 free minutes, each member of a group of truant students at Carver Vocational Technical High School knows that at any moment a call could come that changes his or her day — or life. The Baltimore students are...
  • Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane

    Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane
    — Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the world, the search for the wreckage of her twin-engine Lockheed Electra will resume this summer. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the...
  • Executions are an anachronism

    In today's Sun the column by Dan Rodricks was right on the mark regarding Maryland's outdated adherence to state executions ("Floggings, no — lethal injection, yes?" March 22). He quotes a book by University of Baltimore law professor John D....
  • Wait Time Worries

    Wait Time Worries
    We all hate waiting for that important package or the cable guy.  Studies show that uncertainty of not knowing the wait time length, can lead to stress and anxiety.  “The most frustrating thing is when you have to take off work,” said Bill...
  • Holiday weekend outlook: 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...
  • Fourth of July: Trivia for your Independence Day

     
    Fourth of July weekend is finally here. As we head into a weekend of barbecues, fireworks and apple pie, we thought we might remind you what the holiday is really about with some good old fashioned trivia and a roundup......
  • A citizen's required reading for July 4: The Declaration of Independence

     
    After all these years, do you really know what it says?...
  • 'iSteve' no more: Steve Jobs biography will now be titled 'Steve Jobs: A Biography'

     
    "iSteve" will not be the title of the upcoming authorized bio of Steve Jobs. iBummer....
  • Walter Isaacson book 'iSteve' renamed 'Steve Jobs: A Biography'

     
    Apple Steve Jobs CEO biography iSteve now called Steve Jobs a biography by Walter Isaacson: Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, already a top seller months before its release, is dropping the title "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" in favor of simply...
  • NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...
  • Steve Jobs biography may be available in time for the iPad 3

     
    "Steve Jobs: A Biography" seems to be arriving in time for Christmas - with any luck, to accompany the iPad3....