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  • 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,...
  • Is it time to eliminate the penny?

    Is it time to eliminate the penny?
    Editor's note: Robert Whaples is professor of economics and chair of the Economics Department at Wake Forest University. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming, "The Handbook of Modern Economic History and The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History"...
  • 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...
  • What to know about daylight-saving time

    What to know about daylight-saving time
    SAN DIEGO - It's that time of year to move clocks ahead one hour.  Daylight-saving time begins Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00 a.m.   DST is also a good reminder to change the batteries in smoke alarms. Here some other facts about daylight-saving time,...
  • 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...