| Oct 5, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Ann Porter Lundy, a former president of the Maryland Orchid Society and founder of Baltimore's chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society, died Sept. 28 of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.
She was 70.
"She taught a lot of people about...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:13 PM
It's hard to imagine, but we've reached the half-way point of the college football season.
It seems like it was just yesterday when we were pondering questions like: How dominant will Florida State be this season? How will Florida's new up-tempo, high-...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:09 AM
SIMSBURY — Ann Kanze Miller, an academic administrator at several colleges around the country who retired to Simsbury, died Sept. 17. She was 83.
Miller was born in 1931 in Minneapolis, Minn., and grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Miller's daughter,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Police agencies have been over-militarized, as evidenced by the images of Ferguson, Mo., that offended many of our senses. However, these images also have provided us the opportunity to ensure that governmental authority is being exercised within the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Dyane Fancey, a prominent poet in Baltimore's arts community who also worked in the city school system and at a popular Mount Vernon restaurant, died April 13 of heart failure. The Hampden resident was 63.
Born Diane Margaret Fancey in Washington, D.C.,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:46 AM
COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake.
If she wanted something, she took it, a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Legendary film star Katharine Hepburn continues to fascinate the world, and especially Hartford, the place where she was born and raised. Her independence, her uniqueness in a Hollywood that didn't quite get her, and especially, her forward-looking...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:12 PM
At least one shot was fired Wednesday at Kent State University in Ohio, according to school officials.
[Update 10:15 p.m. PDT April 2: A suspect was apprehended off campus, according to an advisory on the university's website. Police say there is no...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
John G. Avildsen is best known for his uplifting films about underdogs such as the Oscar-winning 1976 "Rocky" and 1984's "The Karate Kid."
But his career didn't start out that way.
Long before he won the director Oscar for "Rocky," Avildsen received...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:18 PM
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums and for how public access is granted to...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....