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  • Beyond March Madness: What Really Matters in Intercollegiate Sports

    Beyond March Madness: What Really Matters in Intercollegiate Sports
    It’s time for March Madness and the NFL draft, placing college basketball and football squarely in the national spotlight once again. Both of us will join millions of other Americans in cheering for our favorite schools and players but, as...
  • Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr.

    Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr.
    Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr., a retired Baltimore internist who had been director of nuclear medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, died Wednesday in his home at the Charlestown Retirement Community of respiratory failure. The former longtime Ellicott City resident...
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99
    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • Muslim leaders in North Carolina welcome FBI probe into triple slaying

    Muslim leaders in North Carolina welcome FBI probe into triple slaying
    Muslim leaders in North Carolina on Friday welcomed an FBI decision to open a preliminary inquiry into the shooting deaths of three Muslim students this week in the scenic college town. The families of the three victims have demanded that federal...
  • Robert H. Chambers III

    Robert H. Chambers III
    Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
  • Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News

    Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News
    Sara Ruggles helps create the big picture at Newport News Shipbuilding. Thanks partly to her, top executives can see how nuclear-powered warships fit together. Not bad for someone who was waiting on tables a few years ago. It was May 2008 when...
  • Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

    Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation
    A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday. Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate...
  • Aspirin Benefits Debated And Discussed

    Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do. It's clear that daily aspirin can be beneficial for people who have had a heart attack or an ischemic stroke. Scores of...
  • John H. 'Jack' Somerville

    John H. 'Jack' Somerville
    John H. "Jack" Somerville, a retired Baltimore attorney who had been a partner in Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 30 at Legacy Heights Senior Living in Charlotte, N.C. The former longtime Timonium resident was 90....
  • Karaoke smackdown: Battier vs. Bryant

    Karaoke smackdown: Battier vs. Bryant
    For the first time in Battioke history, party host Shane Battier is out to win the celebrity-strewn charity karaoke event March 3 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. This time, Battier says, it's personal. Are you listening, Kobe? Asked for the No. 1 smack-...
  • Erik Spoelstra as Michael Jackson (no, really) at Battioke

    Erik Spoelstra as Michael Jackson (no, really) at Battioke
    Yes, that was Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra as (sort-of) Michael Jackson during Tuesday night's South Beach Battioke fundraiser at the Fillmore theatre in Miami Beach. And yes, that was Spoelstra alongside girlfriend Nikki Sapp making his (and her)...