| Sep 11, 2011
In the summer of 1971, the nation was in the doldrums. Inflation was rising, and unemployment was painfully high. The stock market was sinking. Polls indicated President Richard Nixon could lose his 1972 re-election bid.
He decided major changes were...
| Sep 9, 2011
Sunday, Sept. 11
Festival The 44th-annual Maryland Seafood Festival, featuring food, music, family activities and more, concludes today at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $14, free for children 12 and younger....
| Nov 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
A private residence near Sykesville that predates the Revolutionary War is the latest structure in Howard County to be recommended for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Howard Lodge, a 21/2 -story brick house built about 1750, was...
| Nov 30, 2011
An article in the Nov. 30, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported that a thief left a trail that led to his arrest.
Footprints in last week's snow led police six blocks to a 44-year-old man who was apprehended for the theft...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:45 PM
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.—Long a model American community with high-performing schools, beautiful parks and rising real estate values, this city of 31,000 on the Puget Sound has lately turned into a reluctant showcase for the downgrading of America....
| Aug 1, 2011
| 3:16 PM
The world’s most fuel-efficient couple kicked off their latest record-setting venture on Monday, setting out from a Burbank gas station for a 23-day road trip around the continental U.S.
John and Helen Taylor hold 88 driving records, including the...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Imagine going on a month-long road trip. What if you’re riding partner is your spouse?
For one Australian couple, the road is their playground.
"We're very excited we're about to embark on an epic drive through us 48 states," said Helen Taylor,...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:16 PM
The nine young adult performers who participated in the Howard County Arts Council's Rising Star competition all deserve to be considered winners, but only one of them went home with the $5,000 first prize. It was awarded to Samantha McEwen at the 15th...
| Mar 15, 2012
Hug it out! Stay at home dads and Huggies have made up after the diaper company made a mess by offending the dads.
The diaper company changed its "Have Dad Put Huggies To The Test" campaign after the controversial commercials depicting dads as...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:56 AM
After convincing his mostly preschool audience to chant, "Dance, Kinderman, dance" a few times, John Taylor pretended to timidly oblige.
But he cleverly surprised his young spectators when he flamboyantly cocked his right hip and unleashed a sample of...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Washington football coach Steve Sarkisianannounced today that the UW has received National Letters of Intent from 25 incoming football players who will join the team for the 2012 season.
The list includes players from five different states and lists...