| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:18 AM
In a cheery room in Cockeysville, two dozen people sit with their heads down, focused on the papers in front of them. The only sound is the scratching of pencils on paper.
The sight triggers memories of school days, but this is no group of middle...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:31 PM
At a Whitney Young Magnet High School pep rally today, the school band, cheerleaders and dance team pumped up the crowd, and the young men being honored raised their arms to gesture for more noise.
It was not your usual chess team event.
But after the...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Muriel Frances Gerdom was born on Sept. 9, 1912 in Highlands, N.J. She moved to Havre de Grace in 1919. Her family was one of the first families to make the move from Sandy Hook Proving Ground in New Jersey to Aberdeen Proving Ground, where her father...
| Oct 27, 2011
In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting.