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  • O'Malley to sign death penalty repeal today

    O'Malley to sign death penalty repeal today
    Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation Thursday morning abolishing capital punishment in Maryland -- a goal of his since he took office in 2007. The governor's approval will make Maryland the 18th state to repeal the death penalty. A throng of...
  • Women of Harford: Madelyn Ball

    Women of Harford: Madelyn Ball
    No matter how early she arrives at school or how late she departs, there always seem to be students buzzing about the 70-acre campus of The John Carroll School, according to Principal Madelyn Ball. And that’s no wonder, given the sheer number of...
  • Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs

    Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs
    From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years. Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
  • Derailment blast didn't register on earthquake monitors

    Though some compared the explosion that followed Tuesday's CSX train derailment in Rosedale to the earthquake that rattled the region in 2011, it did not register on U.S. Geological Survey monitors. That is according to data from the National Earthquake...
  • Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'

    Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'
    Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?" The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the...
  • One last road trip for Schaefer

    One last road trip for Schaefer
    From Faidley's at Lexington Market to the Washington Monument, from Camden Yards to the Inner Harbor, a motorcade will ferry the body of William Donald Schaefer on a two-hour farewell trip Monday afternoon through the hometown that he loved and led....
  • Touching home: one final lap around Baltimore

    Touching home: one final lap around Baltimore
    Marylanders — hands on their hearts, crisply saluting or wiping away tears — lined streets and gathered at landmarks to bid personal farewells to William Donald Schaefer Monday afternoon, as the former mayor and governor was taken on one final...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, TV and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, TV and more
    Our list of everything going on the week of 11/28-12/4 NOTABLE TV MONDAY Basketball Wives LA: Reunion, Part 2 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1) Top 40 (special; 8 p.m.; BBC America) Bored to Death (season finale; 9 p.m.; HBO) The Closer (mid-season premiere; 9 p....
  • James Edward O'Meara Jr., construction company owner

    James Edward O'Meara Jr., construction company owner
    James Edward O'Meara Jr., founder of a commercial construction company and a World War II veteran, died Saturday of heart failure at his Glyndon home. He was 90. The son of a masonry company owner and a homemaker, Mr. O'Meara was born in Baltimore and...
  • Marian Shriver McSherry

    Marian Shriver McSherry
    Marian Shriver McSherry, long-time devotee of Maryland's Catholic aristocracy and mother of 12 children, died on July 24 of breast cancer at her home in Frederick. She was 85. A second cousin of R. Sargent Shriver, Marian Macsherry was born in...
  • Marin Alsop: Readying the notes on legendary ladies

    Marin Alsop: Readying the notes on legendary ladies
    It's still late-summer, but classical musicians can hardly wait to get back into the concert hall for the 2011-2012 season. One of the first to return is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Marin Alsop leads a Gala Celebration concert Sept. 10 at...