| Jan 20, 2013
| 2:21 PM
William R. Smith, a career railroader who rose from coach cleaner to head the Canton Railroad Co. and was also a strong advocate for the port of Baltimore, died Saturday from complications of Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Jan 21, 2013
| 12:59 PM
I first saw him one Sunday morning as I exited church.
A man in his early 50s, he was carrying boxes to an information table at the back of the church. His hands were trembling in a way that was familiar to me.
My heart went out to him.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:59 PM
PYATT, Ark. -- A senior at Bruno-Pyatt High School realized a dream on Tuesday night. He got to play in a basketball game for his school, despite having to use a wheelchair. Here’s his mother’s account.
My name is Penny Sheehy. My son,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Pacemakers regulate the beat of a weak heart and ease the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease, and now Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers hope the devices also will slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer's.
Doctors at Hopkins and four other medical...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa.
But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali.
Plank and Ali were among...
| Dec 25, 2012
On a recent fall day, Darlene Armstrong watched with wonder as the Shedd Aquarium's white-sided dolphins turned somersaults and splashed spectators.
The 17-year-old disabled girl's life had changed dramatically since she was rescued from her Chicago...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Justin Tucker's legs shook underneath him, and for a moment, he thought he might actually be nervous about kicking a field goal.
Then he realized, as he later told his father, that the movement didn't result from any internal tension but from 88,645...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Every day, Marylanders are exposed to pesticides in our drinking water, on our food and through chemicals in our homes, lawns and public spaces. We also encounter pesticides in our rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. While these exposures are often...
| Mar 3, 2013
When Victor Soderquist Jr. had a heart attack in his bedroom at a Bethel group home in December 2005, there was no nurse there to help him.
In fact, the Dodgingtown Group Home where Soderquist lived for 14 years hadn't had a second-shift Sunday nurse...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The Festival of Children Foundation recently awarded $60,000 in grants to local charities for their work assisting children.
A panel of six judges working for the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit chose 10 charities from among 48 applications to receive a...