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  • Kenneth L. Webster, state delegate, dies at 76

    Kenneth L. Webster, state delegate, dies at 76
    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...
  • Despite uncertain future, Baltimore International College throws block party

    Despite uncertain future, Baltimore International College throws block party
    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...
  • Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation

    Shady Side schools exhibit shows student life, segregation
    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...
  • With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate

    With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate
    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...
  • If you go: Planning a trip to Frederick

    Getting there 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...
  • Baltimore housing authority says it won't pay millions in lead poisoning judgments

    Baltimore housing authority says it won't pay millions in lead poisoning judgments
    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...
  • Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies

    Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies
    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-...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts

    Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts
    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. Racer sightings Adobe Road Wine Dinner: With champion driver Marc...
  • Baltimore's true identity: black history

    Baltimore's true identity: black history
    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...
  • College student's philosophy program brings Plato and Buddha to Jessup prison

    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....
  • Joseph T. "Jody" Landers III

    Joseph T. "Jody" Landers III
    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,...