| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The Howard County Library System will hold its seventh annual Choose Civility symposium "The Ball's in Your Court: Can Civility and Sports Co-Exist?" from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Miller branch in Ellicott City.
Korva Coleman of...
| Sep 10, 2014
Christopher Newport University's Center for American Studies marks Constitution Day with a debate about executive prerogative – that's the right (or not) of a president and others in the executive branch to resist subpoenas from Congress or courts....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support.
With justifications including "sequestration,"...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:38 PM
YORK — Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare.
She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at...
| Jul 15, 2014
An Ohio man recently asked people on the Internet to give him money to make some potato salad. He wanted $10 but wound up with nearly $50,000 and counting.
That's bad news for potatoes but good news for Zack Brown, who used the fundraising website...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Sobered by indiscriminate job losses and mounting education debt, consumers of ongoing education are demanding more evidence their newly minted degrees will pay off in the job market. Schools are responding with new curriculum and placement-tracking...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:40 AM
In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows.
Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Mark D. Metzger, who was director of youth initiatives for the Baltimore County Police Department for more than 30 years and was recognized for his work with juvenile delinquents and their families, died April 9 of lung cancer at his Stoney Beach home...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Eugenie Anne "Jane" Connall, a longtime Howard County psychologist who was also an animal lover, died April 5 of breast cancer at her Columbia home. She was 58.
"She was just incredible and very inspirational. Her death is a big loss for our community...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Orville Wright Donnelly, a retired physician who was a McDonogh School graduate, died of dementia complications March 28 at Kendall-Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. The former Homeland resident was 91.
Born in Trenton, N.J., he was...