| 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 23, 2013
| 9:45 PM
A new exhibit at the Dacotah Prairie Museum, “Fun and Games,” looks at many centuries of games, puzzles and pieces used for entertainment and leisure around the world.
The show runs until May 1 on the second floor of the museum....
| Feb 9, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Aberdeen: Funeral services for Ione M. Green will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 502 S. Lincoln St., in Aberdeen. The Rev. Tom Haggar will be presiding. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen....
| Feb 16, 2013
Dear Amy: I have a niece who is 18. She and I are "friends" on Facebook.
The other day on my news feed, a video she posted of a pornographic nature (nudity and sexual activity involving a male stripper) popped up.
This is not the first time she has...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Most people have heard about the bout of "Tulipmania" that spread through the Netherlands in the 17th century, but few know about "Pteridomania," or fern madness. In the 19th century, ferns were part of a popular health regimen. People would go into the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Washington's tug of war over the federal budget has many wonders, but the biggest one of all must be the lengths to which politicians and pundits will go to deprive Granny and Grandpa of $30 a month.
That's the amount by which benefits for the average...
| Jun 12, 2013
As you get older you find yourself thinking more and more about your brain.
Actually, it's your brain that's spending more and more time thinking about your brain.
But then when your brain is thinking about itself, it is actually thinking about you...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Some writers are haunted by their shadows. Vince Gilligan sees a dance partner.
There's a night spent in the Sofitel Hotel on Beverly Boulevard, circa 1995. Gilligan notices the light from the TV set project his shadow on the wall, and thinks, "Wouldn'...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Ruth M. Walker, 84, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Chambersburg Hospital.
Born March 26, 1928, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Florence V. Keadle Clark.
Ruth attended Mercersburg Public...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Having passed its toughest road test of the season to date -- a 73-72 victory against then-No. 1 Connecticut on the Huskies on-campus arena -- the Notre Dame womens basketball team faces another extreme challenge -- playing on perennial national power...