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  • Editorial: Surveillance in the war on terror

    Editorial: Surveillance in the war on terror
    The disclosure of the federal government's hugely expansive monitoring of phone calls and online communications as part of its fight against terror came as a surprise even to people who pay attention to these things. It's amazing, in fact, that any...
  • Hawks are … almost … there …

    Hawks are … almost … there …
    Duncan Keith entered the press conference area and set down a plastic bag holding four enormous bottles of juice. After what the Blackhawks defenseman and his teammates had just endured Saturday, you can't blame him for being thirsty. It can't be easy...
  • Across the country, one runner at a time

    Across the country, one runner at a time
    Ryan Rodriguez had two location options to choose from for his leg of a countrywide relay. His choices were the city of Banning, in Riverside County, or the town of Amboy, in the Mojave Desert. Regardless of which area he ran through, the 41-year-old...
  • Exercise: Alternative reward for those battling addiction

    Exercise: Alternative reward for those battling addiction
    I like to run. Apparently, this gets me high. Last year, researchers at the University of Arizona published a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology examining the "neurobiological rewards" of treadmill running in 10 humans, eight dogs and eight...
  • Walter "Skip" Campbell Jr., former senator, Florida

    Walter "Skip" Campbell Jr., former senator, Florida
    Last week: George Zimmerman seems to get in a lot of trouble with guns. I bet he thinks he is being picked on by the authorities. The problem we as a society have is questioning whether he is a sociopathic criminal or misunderstood young man. I think...
  • Maryland's marathon man goes for race No. 100 on continent No. 7

    Maryland's marathon man goes for race No. 100 on continent No. 7
    When Steve Neibergall crosses the finish line at the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya on June 29, he will have finished more than just a 26.2-mile race. The Kenya event will be the 100th marathon the 52-year-old Annapolis resident has completed since he...
  • Spying On Us, But Missing The Bombers?

    Most Americans understand that in a hostile world, governments need to engage in some snooping to monitor and thwart our enemies. We know they need to crack codes and keep secrets. In exchange for handing the government that extraordinary power, we expect...
  • One Run for Boston nears Springfield

    One Run for Boston nears Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A nationwide relay to benefit Boston bombing victims and survivors passed by the Oklahoma City Memorial on Tuesday and crosses into Missouri on Wednesday night. The relay started in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 7 and wraps up in...
  • Security starts with immigration overhaul

    I grieve for the "new normal" of Erika Brannock and for her future ("For bombing victim, a 'new normal,'" June 19). And I grieve for the future of America if our "new normal" is a government relentlessly spying on law abiding citizens. Until this...
  • Kona Ice truck offers local flavor to Erika Brannock fund

    Kona Ice truck offers local flavor to Erika Brannock fund
    In the months since the weather warmed up, a Kona Ice truck has been traveling to events in Baltimore County — car shows and ball games and the farmers' market in Towson, to name a few. The brightly colored truck, owned by Joni and Claude Elmore,...
  • Early 20th-century marathons found a starting line in Laurel [History Matters]

    From 1909 until 1939, marathons were run from Laurel to Washington or Baltimore. After the first few marathons, they not only became AAU-sanctioned, but the race was one of the qualifying marathons for the U.S. Olympic team. There was one constant in...