| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:10 AM
In her long and famously prolific career as a novelist, Joyce Carol Oates has worked in many different modes, from the social realism of her National Book Award-winning "them" (1969) and the neo-Gothic storytelling of "Bellefleur" (1980) to the...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The Burbank Unified School District saw significant gains in standardized test scores when results were released Friday.
The state’s Standards Testing and Reporting (STAR) program evaluates student comprehension of English, math, science and...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Sometime in the fall of 1712, a gang of Williamsburg brickmakers began firing tens of thousands of bricks for what would become one of colonial America's most indelible landmarks.
Completed three years later, Bruton Parish Church has long been...
| May 17, 2012
What happens if you start a political party and nobody comes? Six months ago, a newfangled third party burst onto the scene, full of hope and promise. It was called Americans Elect, and it sought to give voters a choice many said they were looking for:...
| May 25, 2012
| 12:07 PM
The tropical disturbance off Florida’s east coast likely will grow into a tropical depression or storm over the weekend and possibly as soon as Friday.
As of 3 p.m. on Friday, the National Hurricane Center gave the broad area of low pressure an...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Dorothy I. Levin, a longtime Columbia resident who was known for her colorful personality and lively parties for members of the burgeoning dinner theater scene in Maryland, died Monday in her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:12 PM
With fall officially in full swing, members of the Parent Teachers Assn. and Booster Club of Burbank's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School welcomed the season with their annual Fall Festival Picnic fundraiser last week. Transforming the grounds of the...
| Oct 21, 2012
Break down the 2012 election into something fundamentally American — as opposed to the economy, which is universal, or the latest gaffe by Mitt Romney or Joe Biden, which is shallower fare — and it revolves around this question: How much...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Miss Maryland, you did us proud.
Sunday night in Las Vegas, 27-year-old Nana Meriwether, from Potomac, finished as the runner-up in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. The title went to Miss Rhode Island, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo.
Clearly, Meriwether didn't lose...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Most people do a little something to celebrate their birthday, with the emphasis on day. Others stretch the celebration through a weekend, or even a week. Then there's Sue Ann Gordon, who, thanks to her family and friends, is currently in the midst of the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Power Plant Live newcomer Kettle Hill, a "Theodore Roosevelt-themed" establishment replete with lively, wood-and-iron-and-brass layouts, is a solid rustic-yet-fun place to hang out after work.
It's a spot for working professionals with a bit of grown-...