| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:00 AM
After his first three moves on Monday, Max Totten, Palm Crest Elementary School’s top chess player, was sure he had vanquished his opponent.
“I thought I was winning,” the fifth-grader said. “Then she came up with a checkmate.&...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Virginia H. Griffin, a retired registered nurse and former Roland Park resident, died Sunday of a heart attack at Towsongate Condominiums.
Mrs. Griffin would have celebrated her 80th birthday in two weeks, family members said.
The daughter of an...
| Mar 21, 2013
Next week we will be making changes to our daily A+E comics/puzzles package as part of our continuing evaluation of reader feedback.
First up, we’re adding a puzzle: Jumble Crossword. This easy but entertaining game lets crossword aficionados test...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts.
"I think already with this generation, we'...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:59 PM
After years of planning and months of campaigning, the most expensive presidential race in history comes down to a final five-day whirlwind of speeches and television ads in the eight states still up for grabs.
President Barack Obama and Republican...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground, arrived unannounced at an animated gathering of soldiers and veterans at Perry Point Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cecil County.
He immediately mingled with the crowd. During what was...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 12:28 PM
You've probably scaled back your children's screen time this summer, and we applaud your efforts to encourage kids to put down their tablets in favor of outdoor play. Still, when youngsters are allowed online, there is no reason their Internet...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 1:46 PM
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
| Jul 22, 2012
Jacqueline Piatigorsky was born into the Rothschild banking clan and grew up in a palace in Paris, but her silver spoon came with a ball and shackles. She rarely left her sumptuous homes and was dominated by a callous nanny. She felt invisible to her...