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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    In today's Sun the column by Dan Rodricks was right on the mark regarding Maryland's outdated adherence to state executions ("Floggings, no — lethal injection, yes?"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...
  • Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader

    Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the late, iconic Apple leader
    Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
  • Sports notices: Tee up with First Tee's spring program

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Golf The First Tee of Howard County's spring program still has openings for selected...
  • 'Dave Herman is not gone'

    David Herrman, a stalwart member of the AM Kiwanis, died last week following emergency surgery. Along with many in the community, our club members will mourn his loss. Some background: Dave was a member of the Kiwanis Club of La Caņada when, 18 years...
  • Intersections: It's time for the fountain frogs to croak

    Intersections: It's time for the fountain frogs to croak
    Those frogs have got to go. You know which ones I'm talking about, Glendale. Situated at the entrance of the Marketplace on Brand, the trio, now sporting a faded green facade, cower behind their tree branches, indiscriminately spitting water at you when...
  • Sports notices: DC United and Thunder SC offer a free soccer clinic

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Soccer DC United and the Thunder Soccer Club are combining to offer a free soccer...
  • Judge rules that indicted document collector can go home pending trial

    A federal judge rejected Friday a last-ditch effort by prosecutors to keep Barry H. Landau behind bars while the New York collector awaits trial on charges he pulled off one of the country's biggest theft of national memorabilia over a span of years. The...
  • Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted

    Drunkonyms: All the ways we say we're wasted
    The drunk-with-debt metaphors, like our debt itself, don't appear to be going away any time soon. We spend like drunken sailors. The debt-deal is like curing a drunk with vodka. And from columnist Jonah Goldberg this week: "The tea party is like the...