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  • Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet

    Hopkins APL scientists launching massive balloon to study comet
    Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
  • Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton

    Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton
    WTMD's First Thursdays concert last night -- the first of the season -- could be described in many ways, but "damp" comes to mind first. At 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the concert began at its new home (Canton Waterfront Park), rain interrupted what...
  • FlowerMart's Baltimore charm draws thousands to Mt. Vernon

    FlowerMart's Baltimore charm draws thousands to Mt. Vernon
    Lifelong Baltimore resident Richard Greene has been coming to FlowerMart for nearly 50 years. The 63-year-old retired state employee, who now lives in Tuscany-Canterbury, is one of approximately 40,000 people expected to attend the two-day festival, a...
  • Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

    Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower
    In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying...
  • Soldiers Dying In Battle For Mental Health

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Mudslide buried the love of his life, sitting beside him

    Mudslide buried the love of his life, sitting beside him
    ARLINGTON, Wash. — First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley. The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had...
  • Monument renovation not so disruptive [Letter]

    Monument renovation not so disruptive [Letter]
    I am sorry to say it, but the recent article regarding the impact of the Washington Monument restoration is complete rubbish ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). The writer bases the entire...
  • Monument is fine, cutting down trees the problem [Letter]

    Monument is fine, cutting down trees the problem [Letter]
    We often hear the clanking of the scaffold as the work is being done on the Washington Monument ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). Like our neighbors, we look forward to its completion. We...
  • A boring Women's History Museum in D.C.? Spare us

    A <em>boring</em> Women's History Museum in D.C.? Spare us
    Oh no, not Rosie the Riveter again! House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has cleared for a floor vote a bill that would set up a commission that would be the first step in building a National Women’s History Museum near the National Mall. The...
  • But can I get married here?

    These venue selections a bit too traditional for you? Most everyone knows you can get hitched at some offbeat places in Baltimore — Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, the Zoo. But we we're curious about some even more unusual spots in town....