| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:33 PM
I’m supposed to write a column right now, but as I type these words my brother Len is fighting for his life at home battling AIDS. It’s tough for me to think of a whole lot else. So please indulge me.
Len has never set foot in Burbank or...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Margaret Pearson doesn't ask the Almighty why violence stole two of her children.
"I never ask God that," she said. "Never."
She relied on her faith to endure the murder of her daughter, who was strangled in a hospital room in 1982 while she was being...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:56 PM
JUBA, South Sudan -- Nelson Mandela left an estate worth about $4.1 million -- a minuscule fortune compared to the wealth of many African leaders -- to his widow, Graca Machel; other family members; staff; and educational institutions, according to a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Sister Lois Mueller, a Sister of Mercy whose career as a teacher and administrator took her to parochial schools in Baltimore, Washington and Georgia, died Wednesday of pneumonia at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 98.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column "There's nothin' to apologize for that. There's nothin' wrong with it. And I would do it again and again." — Bruce Rauner on Sweetnessgate Let's unpack this quote, shall we? Rauner, the ultrarich equity investor who is......
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Nine months after Roger Ebert's death, his wife Chaz can still sense his presence.
"When you have somebody like that and they are not there, there's a lot of energy gone," says Chaz Ebert, who married the film critic in July 1992. "And yet, I still...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Norman J. Roppelt Sr., a champion duckpin bowler and softball player whose mastery of the Baltimore chop earned him membership in the Maryland Oldtimers Fastpitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame, died Jan. 16 of pneumonia at Hilton Head Hospital in...
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:23 AM
I don't know how many watched the Dolphins-Bucs game on ESPN on Monday night, much less the preview show. But if you watched it, you may have seen a wonderful five-minute segment on former Lehigh wide receiver Ryan Spadola, who is now on the Miami...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The first thing they do to new male students at the Naval Academy is shave their heads. So it is a bit of a shock to see the guys sporting ... mustaches.
But the button-downed Brigade of Midshipmen has received permission from the top of the chain of...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...