| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:14 PM
When your father, two uncles and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight.
Marine Capt. Katie Higgins not only followed in the footsteps of her family members, but this week she was named to the U.S. Navy Flight...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a classmate of Charles R. Larson at the U.S. Naval Academy, says the four-star admiral and former academy superintendent was a "dear friend" and "great man" who, like McCain's father and grandfather, cast a large shadow....
| Jul 26, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Adm. Charles R. Larson, the onetime commander-in-chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in its...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. will formally relieve Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller as superintendent of the Naval Academy during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled July 23, academy officials said Thursday.
Carter, who until this month was head of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes."
To the Arnold resident, it sounded a lot like the English word, "no."
"So when teachers are congratulating you, you're saying, 'Oh, I...
| May 30, 2014
Exhibit A solo exhibition by Margaret Lee will be on display through Sunday, June 1, at Main Street Gallery, 216A Main St. in Annapolis. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Information: 410-216-7166 or mainstreetfineart.com.
'U.S. Navy Ships of War...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A few hundred high school juniors gathered in a ring around a hawk as it devoured a squirrel Tuesday morning at the Naval Academy. Brandishing their smartphones, the crowd groaned and cheered at the action.
"Take a picture and move on," an academy...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race.
"The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Perhaps the most hotly contested — or at least the nastiest — local race in the state this year is the Republican primary for executive in Anne Arundel County. Incumbent Laura Neuman, a political novice who was appointed to the job last year...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked.
But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum:
"You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you."
Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....