| Sep 10, 2011
| 12:27 AM
Reuben Dagold wasn't sure what he was going to do when he retired as a bureau director of the Baltimore City Health Department 11 years ago at age 62. He knew one thing.
"I told myself that I wasn't going to take on any responsibility," Dagold recalled....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:07 PM
Legoland Florida has unveiled the bulk of its Miniland USA, the area of the theme park that will represent American locations through the use of a gazillion Lego building blocks. Miniland, previewed to media members Tuesday, includes Florida scenes and...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:11 AM
As of 9 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway at I-70, due to an accident involving two vehicles.
Accidents were slowing traffic on northbound I-95 at Route 295, on Route 10 at Furnace Branch Road, and at 32nd Street...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:25 AM
If you show up early for the Thursday night's lighting of the Washington Monument, say at 5:30 p.m., you'll have couple of hours to spend on Mount Vernon before they actually light the thing. If choral music makes you hungry, don't worry.
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Fireworks lit up Mount Vernon Place, the sound of choirs echoed off townhouses and laser lights illuminated the chilly air Thursday evening for the 40th annual lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument.
"The fireworks this year were the best. They were...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 2:33 PM
The annual lighting of the Washington Monument on Mount Vernon Square took place on Thursday. It was a perfect December night for it: clear and crisp with a holiday feeling.
Many years my husband and I have gone. This year we stayed put at home and...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:49 PM
Maura Gillespie turns the corner beside her desk and unlocks a door to the balcony. Laid out below her, perfectly symmetrical, is the National Mall, with the Washington Monument rising like an exclamation point at the end of the expanse.
"People say it's...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 11:56 AM
When Jennifer Pharr Davis makes her way though Maryland on the Appalachian Trail this summer, don't blink or you'll miss her.
The North Carolina hiking specialist is trying to break her own speed record of 57 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes — an...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:42 PM
If you're easily startled by big, low-flying airplanes, you'll need to get a good grip on the steering wheel Monday.
NASA will be starting a monthlong campaign of air pollution sampling, using a four-engine turboprop P-3B Orion to skim 1,000 feet over...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 12:15 PM
This week Watchdog brings you an update on a problem that has yet to be fixed.
Update: The fence around the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon has not been repaired.
Several months ago, Jean Renalds called Watchdog with concerns about the fence. The...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:59 AM
Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...