| Jul 21, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Like any construction firm hoping to break into government contracting, Linwood Scott's company needed to obtain a surety bond — a type of insurance — in order to win its first job.
But getting the bond, which is required for contracts...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Melvin B. Lowe Jr., a floral designer and funeral home attendant who was also a partner in a special-events and decorating company, died Sept. 27 of renal failure at his Washington home. The one-time Northeast Baltimore resident was 47.
"Melvin was a...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Sometimes the only barrier separating a pastoral paradise from hell on earth is a thin line of birch trees.
Before she died in 2001 at age 74, Frederick dressmaker Esther Krinitz created 36 oversized fabric panels that provide persuasive proof that...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:07 AM
The Indiana Statehouse now has a new portrait of Gov. Mitch Daniels.
The governor’s official portrait was revealed Tuesday during a public ceremony at the Statehouse.
“I hope that long after anybody can name the person in this portrait,...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 11:25 PM
Halloween decorations today include jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders, bats, ghosts, vampires, witches and other spooky, scary things. But in past years, many of these creatures were not threatening. In the early days of Rookwood Pottery, an art...
| Oct 26, 2012
On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Rodney G. Stieff, former chairman of the board and CEO of Kirk-Stieff Co., which was the oldest silversmith firm in the country, died Tuesday of kidney cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.
The former longtime Orchards resident was 87....
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:19 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:24 PM
When man first harnessed fire, no one recorded it. When the Wright Brothers showed man could fly, only a handful of people witnessed it. But when Neil Armstrong took that first small step on the moon in July 1969, an entire globe watched in grainy black-...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:21 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- If you missed the shuttle Endeavour's trip through the streets of Los Angeles, you can see it in person starting on Tuesday.
That's when the California Science Center will open the doors to the display pavilion housing the retired...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The thunder of cannons and muskets had some competition from the real thing Saturday, but following an afternoon downpour, Union and Confederate forces squared off in a re-enactment of the Battle of Fox’s Gap.
More than 4,000 re-enactors took to...