| Dec 24, 2011
| 3:09 PM
He was born into freedom in Pusan, South Korea, 60 years ago. Still, Jong C. Jang of Marriottsville spent much of his boyhood hearing his father, Ok Kyun Jang, rhapsodize about growing up in a place about 350 miles to the north.
Families were close-...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:38 PM
The Northridge home originally built as a ranch and retreat by renowned Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons sold for $719,000.
The two-story French Colonial, part of a 28-acre farm known as Marson Farms when it was constructed in 1937, sits on...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:22 PM
In the United States and Europe, antiretroviral drugs have changed HIV infection from an early death sentence to a lifelong but manageable condition. Many international philanthropies have contended that these medications could do the same in poor...
| Apr 6, 2012
It was the physical embodiment of rock's power and majesty — a wall of black, vinyl-clad cabinets, one atop the other, crowned with a rectangular box containing the innovative circuitry that revolutionized the music.
This was the famed Marshall...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Approximately 50 firefighters spent about two hours battling a fire Saturday at the abandoned Henryton State Hospital in the Marriottsville area of Carroll County, officials said Sunday.
Brett Pearce, deputy chief of the Sykesville Fire Department,...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Each year, I make my annual trek to Meriden Square or the nearby Target in the Silver City. And each year, usually while mumbling about waiting until the last minute, I stare up at the Hanging Hills of Meriden and Berlin and let out a great big sigh....
| Jan 4, 2012
| 10:30 AM
When the film "The King's Speech" won four Academy Awards last year, it opened a floodgate of curiosity about Baltimore's Wallis Warfield Simpson, the late Duchess of Windsor. As Baltimore's go-to person on matters regarding the duchess, I have given more...
| Jan 8, 2012
Actress-producer Jodie Foster has sold her gated Beverly Hills estate for $8.3 million, public records show.
Climbing roses and red brick accents give the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound an East Coast vibe. The listing described the style as...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:21 PM
Richard Franklyn Kirchner, a World War II veteran and retired Social Security Administration official, died Jan. 7 of Lewy body dementia at the Harmony Hall assisted-living facility in Columbia.
He was 86.
Mr. Kirchner was born in New York City and...
| Jan 17, 2012
Eleanor A. Laun, a combat nurse who served with the Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II, died Jan. 10 of complications from a stroke at the Charlestown retirement community.
The longtime Ten Hills resident was 94.
Eleanor A. McNelis...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:43 AM
As promised, here's the continuation of Rosalia Scalia's thoughtful Q&A with Indian novelist Amandeep Sandhu. He touches on inspirations, the challenge of writing in another language, and the role that emotion plays in great writing.
RS: You said that in...