| Aug 29, 2014
College football spent the last eight months in therapy, facing its flaws and refining its goals.
It returned in earnest Thursday night after a transformative and tumultuous offseason new and improved, more honest about where the sport is headed and open...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades.
Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
| Sep 24, 2014
A big black witches' caldron with a fire burst by remote control, the famous Fountain of Blood with glow-in-the dark talking heads and even a real bloodmobile on Halloween.
That's just the start of what Rick and Jeanne Newman have cooked up for their...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Model trains that for 22 years got holiday revelers into a yuletide state of mind will no longer be part of the "Winter Wonderland" at Hoffman's Chocolates.
But plans are that it will keep chugging — all year-round.
Paul Hoffman, the founder...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:03 AM
From H. L. Mencken, The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition, edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. Copyright 2014 by The Library of America, New York, N.Y. With the permission of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. All rights reserved.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:58 AM
The calendar is saying “autumn” but there’s no need to say goodbye to the summer yet, what with “endless summer” and other deals that abound in Florida. Here are some to consider. Check with each resort for full details and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The double yellow line painted along the middle of State Street in downtown Bristol doesn't simply provide direction for motorists. It's also the state line. The businesses on the south side of the street are in Tennessee. Just steps to the north lies...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Martha Ida Healy, the first woman to be named a trust officer at the old Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co. 50 years ago, died of cancer Wednesday at her Glyndon home. She was 95.
Born in Glyndon, she was the daughter of Robert J. Healy, an accountant...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A mother charged with leaving her 4-year-old daughter in a car for eight hours while she gambled at Maryland Live casino on New Year's Eve pleaded guilty Thursday and has been sentenced to five days in jail, and was ordered to stay away from gambling...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Menopause may well be a universal condition, but the brand of narcissistic self-examination on display in Henry Jaglom's "The M Word" is distinctly Southern Californian. One might even say it's Jaglomian, given the iconoclastic writer-director's prior...