| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:51 PM
South Mountain Recreation Area rangers and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club members invite trail lovers to join them in taking care of Maryland’s section of the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, June 1, in celebration of National Trails Day.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:19 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A bold comeback attempt or the height of chutzpah?
In what could be the start of one of the most intriguing second acts in American politics, Anthony Weiner, the congressman who tweeted himself out of a job two years ago with a...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After protesting at a nearby coal plant in 2008 and becoming discouraged with his own dependence on unsustainable energy, Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson decided to build a wind generator on his coastal property and get off the grid. He became...
| Apr 14, 2013
This past week saw the passing of an iconic figure, one whose power and influence was unparalleled during the height of her popularity.
No, not Margaret Thatcher. I'm talking about Annette Funicello.
In the mid-to-late 1950s, Annette ruled the hearts of...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Local law enforcement officials stressed Tuesday the public’s role in reporting suspicious activity and talked about what was being done locally in the wake of Monday’s bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line.
The bombs, which were...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON -- I think I've figured it out. Republicans must be staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security.
That's the only possible explanation for some of the weirdness we're seeing and hearing from the...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:18 PM
If there is a single work that captures the essence of America in sound and movement, it's "Appalachian Spring," the ballet with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham that premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress.
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Josh Asper is hungry; most wrestlers are. But Asper's appetite leans less toward pizza than perfection on the mat. The Maryland senior craves an NCAA title this week, and his drive to win has awed his teammates.
During workouts, they shy away from...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, in partnership with Warrior Hike, Operation Military Embrace, the Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association, launched an initiative...
| Mar 24, 2013
The Republican Party has not been on a roll.
In November, it lost seats in the House, gave away seats it should have won in the Senate, and for the fifth time in the last six presidential elections lost the popular vote.
While conservatives attending...