| 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...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 6:44 PM
Baltimore International College chefs-in-training dished up free barbecue Saturday to neighbors in Little Italy who worry they are on the verge of losing the four-decade-old culinary and hospitality school.
The college learned in June that it would...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 9:37 AM
With a piece of India
n flour bread in his pocket and hopes of becoming a free man in his heart, James W.C. Pennington ran away from Rockland Estate in search of freedom.
The so-called fugitive blacksmith would go on to become a minister in Presbyterian...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 4:00 PM
Frederick County is about 50 miles west of Baltimore, about a one-hour drive. Take Interstate 70 west to exit 54 (Maryland Route 355 — Market Street). Make a left on Market Street. Market Street will lead you directly into...
| Apr 3, 2011
Antonio Fulgham can barely read or write. The 21-year-old from West Baltimore has been deemed "mentally retarded," with bleak job prospects. He blames his plight on lead poisoning he suffered as a toddler while growing up amid flaking paint in two...
| Apr 10, 2011
Hearts Touched by Fire
The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"
Edited by Harold Holzer
Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38
The Civil War
The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It
Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
| 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,...