| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure).
There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:53 PM
It was Nov. 22, 1963. Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios as broadcasters announced that President John F. Kennedy had been fatally shot in Dallas.
Kennedy's murder sent shockwaves through the country, with some historians going so far...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:59 PM
William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88.
"He was a very special...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When my family and I moved to this region in the late 1970s, we were struck by how many people made a sharp distinction between "the City" and surrounding counties.
In today's global society, the boundaries blur. I hear UMBC students from Moscow to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Disney World is fine, but at Christmastime it's Maria Springer's home that is the happiest place on earth.
Throughout the month of December, Springer hosts gingerbread-decorating workshops in her lovely Phoenix home. Her kitchen — transformed into...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Grace S. Rand, a retired Baltimore County public school librarian and former Reisterstown resident, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 94.
The daughter of Edmund S. Scull, a Bethlehem Steel Corp....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:52 PM
On the field next to Northeast Middle School, young refugees Abhishek Yonghang and Ahmed Osman kicked a soccer ball around, each grateful for the common connection as they adjust to a new life far from their former homes in Nepal and Somalia.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police.
"I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The family of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens -- who died in an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya -- has established a fund honoring him at UC Berkeley, the university announced Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of his death....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON — J. Christopher Stevens was in many ways the model American diplomat, committed, idealistic, willing to take risks and eager to find out what was really happening in obscure corners of the world.
A lanky 52-year-old Californian, with...