| Oct 21, 2012
CUATRO MILPAS, MEXICO— In this hardscrabble farming village, an American teenager like Luis Martinez was bound to stand out.
Raised on Little Caesars pizzas and Big Gulps, Luis, 13, was portly. The village kids, subsisting on bowls of chicken...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down, damaging several homes and sending a gazebo up onto a roof, in Jarrettsville during the storms that passed through the Baltimore metro area Friday evening.
"An EF-0 tornado with...
| Nov 1, 2012
When it comes to the relationship between Southern Californians and massive storms like Sandy, the conventional wisdom is that such weather (“such” meaning the kind not commonly found in Southern California) can give rise to just a tiny bit of...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Jean E. Breiner, a registered nurse who had been the school nurse at Padonia Elementary School for more than two decades, died Friday of myleoid leukemia at her Timonium home. She was 77.
The daughter of a truck driver and a homemaker, the former Jean...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:47 PM
It wasn't just any raking job; it was dethatching to get all the old, dead grass out. That's hard work. You have to dig in and put some real muscle into it.
The pain in my rib cage started the day after the dead grass was bagged and bound for the...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A light breeze swished through the 6-foot-tall grass as a bumblebee delicately worked the pollen from the purple head of a clover. A dragonfly balanced briefly on top of a bent stalk of grass before buzzing off. A wild turkey, spooked from its hiding...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Have to love that moment when a room full of women eager to see "Showgirls, With Guys!" realizes they are watching a Steven Soderbergh movie.
"Magic Mike"is not "Showgirls." It isn't "Striptease," or that terrible Lindsay Lohan stripper movie that...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Heavy branches from a neighbor's silver maple snapped off during Friday's violent storm and plunged onto power lines connected to Tom MacDougall's house in Northeast Baltimore.
The wires ripped from the dwelling, damaging its vinyl siding. The branches...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:33 AM
With the scorching heat, derecho storms and power outages, keeping your home cool this summer is looking like a brutal challenge.
Hundreds of thousands of homes in the Baltimore-Washington region lost power from the ferocious storm in late June. That was...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:49 AM
Larry Dean, owner of Bel Air Liquors, and builder Todd Hoffman, owner of Innovative Building Solutions, were recognized at a joint U.S. Green Building Council Harford County Green Business Network event recently at the site of the new store along Main...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used."
We had all come to Springfield...