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  • James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore

    James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore
    James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83. "Judge Miller was an...
  • The Harris boycott [Editorial]

    The Harris boycott  [Editorial]
    Last week, D.C. Vote, a 40,000-member advocacy group pushing for District of Columbia voting rights, called on supporters to boycott Eastern Shore vacation spots — including Ocean City — this summer. Outgoing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray even...
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...
  • An issue that will be back [Editorial]

    When it comes to the status of marijuana in Maryland, Sheriff Jesse Bane was absolutely right when he told the Harford County Council last week: "I will guarantee you dollars to doughnuts they will be back next year to legalize marijuana..." For better,...
  • Maryland judge who ruled against gay marriage ban retires

    Maryland judge who ruled against gay marriage ban retires
    In the years since Baltimore Circuit Judge M. Brooke Murdock's famously controversial ruling helped energize the movement to overturn Maryland's ban against same-sex marriage, three gay men have invited her to officiate at their weddings. One was a lawyer...
  • Maryland primary moved to meet federal law [Letter]

    Maryland primary moved to meet federal law [Letter]
    In response to former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's letter ("Leopold: June primary a self-serving move by Democrats," May 2), I am sure Mr. Leopold remembers from his days as a legislator that one of the most important responsibilities of a...
  • Trying (and failing) to grind out sympathy for Cardin's issues

    Trying (and failing) to grind out sympathy for Cardin's issues
    Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from...
  • Olive on Main moves in under Laurel's lifted liquor restrictions

    A new Main Street restaurant is the first in Laurel's Historic District to take advantage of the state law change that allows liquor licenses within 500 feet of a church. Olive on Main, which opened April 21 in the former site of Salute Italian...
  • Severn resident's quilts at Wood Memorial offer look at regional heritage

    Severn resident's quilts at Wood Memorial offer look at regional heritage
    When Severn resident Joan M.E. Gaither was born nearly 70 years ago, the word "negro" was printed on her birth certificate. Gaither, an artist and retired educator, says she has channeled the hurt and humiliation she has endured from racism over the...
  • Task force recommends starting school after Labor Day

    Task force recommends starting school after Labor Day
    A task force assigned to study a post-Labor Day start date for Maryland schools will recommend to Gov. Martin O'Malley that the summer break be extended, a measure that has been embraced by one Eastern Shore school district but opposed by most of the...
  • 35 state lawmakers issue statement condemning Cardin's missed committee votes

    35 state lawmakers issue statement condemning Cardin's missed committee votes
    Thirty-five state lawmakers on Thursday issued a statement condemning Del. Jon S. Cardin for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year.  "As members of the Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate, we must comment on the recent...