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  • Sunrooms add light, space and value

    Sunrooms add light, space and value
    The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today. "It's a...
  • Four seats on school board

    Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Linda Sneen's name. COSTA MESA — School's out but the school board race is in session. A small group of candidates have taken out papers to run in the Nov. 2 election. As the 5 p.m. Aug. 9 deadline...
  • 'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan

    'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan
    The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America Timothy Egan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 324 pp., $27 During 18 years with the New York Times, many as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent, Timothy Egan wrote several nonfiction...
  • Civil war events

    Civil war events
    Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months: Maryland Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
  • 100 years later, Flowermart still blooming

    100 years later, Flowermart still blooming
    It has been 100 years since Baltimore's ladies of the gentry decided to call attention to their efforts to beautify the city by holding a Flower Mart at the base of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, selling crab cakes their cooks prepared and...
  • "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" by John Milton Cooper, Jr.

    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" by John Milton Cooper, Jr.
    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr. Random House, 702 pages, $35 President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I hope,...
  • Presidential party

    Presidential party
    What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is. The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
  • President Taft Drove an Electric Car

     
    Most of the time, press releases are pretty boring and not great fodder for a blog ??? especially press releases from insurance companies. But not one we came across a few minutes ago, from Hagerty Insurance. The company specializes in......
  • Voter turnout best in a long time

     
    by Frank James Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University, warned early on Election Day that figuring out just how many of the eligible voters went to the polls wouldn't be......
  • Barack Obama doesn't like ambiguity on college grid

     
    Barack Obama lobbied for a college football playoff on "Monday Night Football" the day before he was elected President. He hasn't backed off now that he has actual power. Here he is on the subject in an interview "60 Minutes"......
  • Into the deep freeze... single digits Friday night

     
    Forecasters out at Sterling are warning of bitter cold by the end of this week as cold air from the Yukon rolls in. They foresee temperatures in the single digits in parts of the Baltimore region by Friday night or Saturday......