| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Carmelia Hicks' favorite grade-school teacher, Julia T. Smith, was a kindly human being, but she kept a thick paddle in her desk drawer and was never afraid to use it.
The way Hicks remembers it, Miss Smith had plenty of backup.
"If you acted up, she...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Former Del. Kenneth L. Webster, who led the battle for and wrote the historic legislation that made the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a legal state holiday in Maryland, died Friday of kidney failure at the Baltimore Veteran Administration Medical...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:42 PM
If you're in Baltimore for the Grand Prix or you're simply a local looking for something to do, there's plenty to keep you occupied: driver appearances, concerts, attractions and more.
Adobe Road Wine Dinner: With champion driver Marc...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:00 AM
A new vision for our city in the 21st century is sorely lacking from the discourse in the Baltimore City mayor's race.
Sure, lowering property taxes is a good idea, but it is not a game changer — even if it could be done without slashing city...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Donald McColl was ready to start his PowerPoint presentation on the questionable origin of some early Christian artworks, but the equipment was acting up. A student asked, "Does anyone have a paper clip?"
It was a joke. No one has a paper clip in prison....
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:22 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as mayor.
I have a Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University. I am a former member of the Baltimore City Council,...
| Sep 11, 2011
Margaret F. Harris, a longtime member of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church who sang with several gospel choirs, died Sept. 3 of cancer at Season's Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center.
The Randallstown resident was 81.
The daughter of a mason...
| Apr 6, 2012
Michael Penny Carter, a longtime public schools and community activist who had been director of family and community engagement for the Baltimore school system, died Tuesday of prostate cancer at a sister's home in West Baltimore.
The Harlem Park...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Bill Bryson is my personal standard as far as travel literature. He's appealing in his teddy bear look and sharp in his wit. His ability to describe things in detail makes me feel as if I'm right next to him, bellying up to the same bar. "A Walk in the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:18 PM
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A 22-year-old woman was killed and her infant daughter injured Monday night after a man eluding city police ran a red light and plowed into her vehicle in West Baltimore, authorities...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Ten years ago, a television commercial aired simultaneously on all of the TV stations in Baltimore. It was paid for by the private dollars of principled Baltimore business leaders. It began with the words of a little boy.
"My grandmother says we're all...