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  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Rethinking drug sentences

     Rethinking drug sentences
    With an eye toward reducing what even many conservatives concede is excessive incarceration of minor drug offenders, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday that federal prosecutors would be directed to file charges in a way that would spare many...
  • MC Longshot recalls early days reading poetry

    MC Longshot recalls early days reading poetry
    Chad Heslup high-tailed it up to Minneapolis a few years ago, to continue to develop his connections with that city's entrenched independent hip-hop scene, but his roots as a rapper are in Chicago, where he began. He returns to the city this weekend to...
  • Juan Dixon explains why he didn't want Roddy Peters wearing No. 3

    Juan Dixon explains why he didn't want Roddy Peters wearing No. 3
    Former Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon says he received a telephone call over the summer from current Terps coach Mark Turgeon, who asked if it would be all right for incoming freshman Roddy Peters to wear No. 3. Dixon said that he was caught "off...
  • Exploring the Terps' jersey policy, Dixon's controversial remarks and the true impact of a blowout

    Exploring the Terps' jersey policy, Dixon's controversial remarks and the true impact of a blowout
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Should Maryland begin permitting basketball players’ numbers to be formally retired?...
  • Ex-Terps coach Gary Williams on the Juan Dixon-Roddy Peters No. 3 jersey situation

    Ex-Terps coach Gary Williams on the Juan Dixon-Roddy Peters No. 3 jersey situation
    Gary Williams has tried to keep his distance from the Maryland basketball program since he retired in May 2011, allowing Mark Turgeon to build his own program. If that means Turgeon's players being able to wear the honored jerseys that belonged to...
  • Should Maryland add Lefty Driesell's name to Cole Field House?

    Should Maryland add Lefty Driesell's name to Cole Field House?
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. How significant is it that former Terps coaches Gary Williams and Lefty Driesell are both...
  • Maryland Madness' return to Cole Field House gives current Terps 'goose bumps'

    Maryland Madness' return to Cole Field House gives current Terps 'goose bumps'
    A nearly 60-year-old basketball arena called Cole Field House was transformed into a hot, crowded, ear-deafening time capsule Friday night. It could have been 1969, the year Lefty Driesell arrived from Davidson filled with bluster and bravado and...
  • Royce White in limbo again after being released by Philadelphia 76ers

    Royce White in limbo again after being released by Philadelphia 76ers
    These could be Royce White's final NBA stats: two teams, zero minutes played. In what may go down as one of the saddest stories involving a first-round draft pick not named Len Bias, White has been waived by the Philadelphia 76ers after playing in...
  • Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

    WASHINGTON — As drug dealers go, Lori Ann Newhouse was strictly small time. A high school dropout from a little Iowa town, Newhouse had three sons, a low-paying job as a telemarketer and a relentless methamphetamine habit. On St. Patrick's Day...
  • Wearing a familiar No. 25, Maryland's Jonathan Graham still playing a waiting game

    Wearing a familiar No. 25, Maryland's Jonathan Graham still playing a waiting game
    COLLEGE PARK — For years, Ernest Graham had a wish. The former Maryland basketball star hoped to live long enough to see his number retired by the school. The bad news for Graham — whose single-game mark of 44 points remains a team record...