| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Iona Quillen was proud of her roots.
She spent a lot of time researching and could trace the family tree beyond her growing-up years in West Virginia, back to the McDonalds in Ireland.
She was an only child, but her parents adopted a male cousin after...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88.
"Ernie was one hell of a trade...
| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
This is World Tuberculosis Day, the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis (TB), an airborne infectious disease that continues to rage around the world, killing 1.4 million people each year. The disease remains a leading...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 11:59 AM
March 28, 2009: In the longest lacrosse game in NCAA history — seven overtimes — top-ranked Virginia defeats No. 9 Maryland, 10-9. Brian Carroll (Gilman) scores the winning goal for the host Cavaliers. The game lasts 3 hours, 45 minutes....
| May 20, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Kirk Douglas will be paying tribute to his old friend and frequent co-star Burt Lancaster at the UCLA Film & Television Archive's June 7 screening of their classic 1957 western, “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” at the Billy Wilder Theater in...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Anne Bronte, younger sister of Charlotte and Emily, has a new gravestone, the BBC reported Tuesday. The new plaque corrects a 164-year-old error on the original.
Anne, author of the novels "Agnes Grey" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" as well as a...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:41 PM
The Board of Public Works gave the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene the green light Wednesday to move forward with the emergency demolition of 18 vacant buildings at the Henryton State Hospital Center in Carroll County.
The center, which...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Woodrow Olson, 97, of Webster died on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Westside Wesleyan Church in Bristol, the Rev. Matt Pribyl officiating. Burial with military rites...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Malaria is an enormous and tragic problem — that can be beat.
It takes the life of a child every minute in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a million people die from malaria each year. It also stifles economic development, as malaria prevents children from...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:30 PM
I remember a group of people gathered around a large kettle stirring the steaming contents with a large paddle. They were silhouetted against the red sunset so I couldn't see them very well, but I was sure they were witches.
In reality they were my mom's...