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  • Geckeler introduced as Towson women's basketball coach

    Geckeler introduced as Towson women's basketball coach
    Niki Geckeler, who led Howard University to back-to-back 20-plus-win seasons and three postseason tournament appearances, was introduced as the women's basketball coach at Towson on Thursday. "When we started this search, we went in search of a coach...
  • In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports

    In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports
    The plaque hangs on the wall of the doctor's office, proof of its worth to Greg Brouse, 1981 grand-prize winner of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award. "My kids can't believe I was either a scholar...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...
  • Playing with an edge comes naturally for Virginia Tech's Erick Green

    BLACKSBURG — When Erick Green was nine years old, he'd grab a chunk of chalk, head outside his Winchester home and draw a 3-point line roughly 20 feet away from the basketball hoop in the driveway. That was the easy part for Green. Actually...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Akin rape comments 'offensive and wrong,' Bartlett says

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.” Akin, the GOP nominee...
  • Doris J. Spriggs, aide to six mayors

    Doris J. Spriggs, aide to six mayors
    Doris J. Spriggs, a former Social Security Administration specialist who later became an aide to six Baltimore mayors, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center. The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 79. "Doris was really one of the...
  • Local colleges ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

    Local colleges ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report
    Local colleges including William & Mary, Christopher Newport University and Hampton University are ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges report. The University of Virginia and William & Mary retained their spots as the No. 2 and...
  • Ellicott City: Alpha Kappa Alpha's local chapter celebrating its 40th year

    Happy 40th anniversary to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Iota Lambda Omega Chapter. To mark this important occasion, the AKA Sorority is inviting the public to a celebration, the chapter's 40 Years of Timeless Service Luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to...
  • Wesley Brown dies at 85; first black graduate of Naval Academy

    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, died Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md., the Naval Academy's alumni association announced from Annapolis, Md. He was 85 and had cancer. A 1949 graduate, Brown was...
  • Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation

    Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation
    Robert L. Carter, who as an NAACP civil rights attorney was an architect of the legal strategy used in the cases that led to Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has...