| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:16 AM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president.
I am a 1968 graduate of Douglass High School (Baltimore City School System). I also attended Coppin State College for three (3)...
| Sep 26, 2011
The mayor of a small town that is accused of siphoning millions of sales tax dollars from Chicago and elsewhere has used his village credit card for $36,000 in purchases, dinners and trips over four years, records show.
The expenses by Channahon Mayor...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:14 AM
It's hard to get a handle on the London rock band Noah and the Whale. Just when you think you've figured out what they're up to, they change.
On the band's 2008 debut album "Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down" Charlie Fink and friends gave us tuneful...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
A 12:51 p.m. update: Here's a link to the latest AP poll.
As you'll see, my colleagues agreed with my ballot and ranked Virginia Tech 13th.
The only team I ranked that didn't make the cut was No. 25 Miami. I did not include No. 24 Illinois on my ballot....
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:45 AM
For some people, the concert news of the day has already run, and no one's gonna top it.
They'll read these names below and say, Are any of these guys VAN HALEN??? Do they wear shiny leather pants and vaguely Middle Eastern scarves and a pinstripe vest...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:57 PM
One of my favorite aspects of our “gotta have it now!” society is how quickly TV shows come to DVD. Instead of waiting for some of your favorite episodes to make the rerun rounds or worse, try to catch it in the DVD cycle.
This fall, I'll...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:10 PM
KJ Mohr has programmed film festivals around the country for years. But it at started, she said, "for very selfish reasons."
"I devoured all the foreign videos from my public library, but I knew there was a lot of independently produced film out there...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The retirement of Ricky Williams leaves the Ravens with one running back who has more than five career NFL carries -- and that’s Ray Rice, who is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Here’s a quick look at who the Ravens have on the...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 3:44 PM
In today's Friday files, we're talking about everything from delusional politicians to philanthropic G-strings.
But first, I want to give House Speaker Dean Cannon a mild coronary by saying: Dean, you are right.
Not for your continued efforts to use...
| Oct 1, 2011
Just about every Friday morning, Karen Lubieniecki takes a leisurely stroll to Laurel Park, finds a place along a railing at the nearly empty racetrack and spends an hour or so watching the horses exercise as the sun climbs the sky.
It isn't that she's a...
| Oct 17, 2011
They loped in like a pair of old lions, one a bit stooped, both proud to a fault. On the left, sipping from his bottled water, was Gov. Jerry Brown. On the right, fidgeting with note cards, was Michael Milken.
The occasion was last week's State of the...