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  • Dream home: Pen Lucy gem is dream restoration project

    Dream home: Pen Lucy gem is dream restoration project
    For years, Dr. Martina Callum has traveled the country and the world as a locum tenens physician, providing temporary health care in communities where few doctors exist. But after months on the road, she'd return home to an apartment in White Marsh...
  • Actress favors Hanoi, Seoul as top cities

    Actress favors Hanoi, Seoul as top cities
    Diane Farr says she got a late start in traveling and didn't leave the country until she was 15. But since then, the 41-year-old actress ("Californication," "Rescue Me," "Numb3rs") has more than made up for it by traveling all around the world,...
  • Disbelief and Shock; Neighbors React to Violent and Fugitive History of Elderly Man

    Disbelief and Shock; Neighbors React to Violent and Fugitive History of Elderly Man
    William Walter Asher III did the one thing that allowed him to remain a fugitive for 36 years; he confided in almost no one.  But the words uttered by his dying mother 6 years ago are what ultimately led FBI agents to his home in Salida, just outside...
  • Family Travel 5: Five ideas for multigenerational trips

    Family Travel 5: Five ideas for multigenerational trips
    Summer is a fine time for grandparents to get away with their loved ones. Here are five places the generations can gather. 1. Return to Africa. More than 30 years ago, Montanan Maxey Megrue and her now-late husband traveled to Tanzania. This year, she...
  • 36-Year Fugitive Back in Prison

    36-Year Fugitive Back in Prison
    A 66-year-old man is finally in prison after being on the run for more than three decades. William Walter Asher III was one of four people responsible for the 1966 robbery of a San Francisco bar; during the incident the bartender was shot and beaten to...
  • Md. tax increases should be on the table

    Md. tax increases should be on the table
    Gov. Martin O'Malley acknowledged the obvious on Saturday when he told local officials at the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference that tax increases may be a part of the solution to the state's projected $1 billion budget shortfall...
  • Farmers' markets are growing faster than zucchini

    Farmers' markets are growing faster than zucchini
    Anyone who squeezes through a crowded farmers' market knows that now is prime time for locally grown produce. The summer's bounty — sweet corn, squash, eggplant, melons, peaches, berries, tomatoes — has arrived with the intensity of a...
  • Bicentennial cake became an embarrassment

    The giant 1976 Bicentennial Birthday Cake that would land the city in "The Guinness Book of Records" was like a lot of ideas hatched by city government in Baltimore. While it gave the weary city beside the Patapsco a shot of well-needed national...
  • Father, Son Charged With Threatening Sarah Palin, Her Family

    Father, Son Charged With Threatening Sarah Palin, Her Family
    A father and son from Pennsylvania were charged this week with making threats to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, her family and lawyer. The men, identified as Shawn Christy, 47, and Craig Christy, 22, were indicted by an Alaska grand jury Wednesday,...
  • 36 Hours in Halibut Cove

    36 Hours in Halibut Cove
    It's a half-hour boat ride from Homer, but it's a world away in many other respects. I'm talking about Halibut Cove, an idyllic little place just across Kachemak Bay. In good weather the crossing can be like glass, according to our captain Sam Beachy --...
  • Monterey Peninsula's bargain hotels, food and activities

    Monterey Peninsula's bargain hotels, food and activities
    Clint Eastwood knows how to set a scene on screen or at Mission Ranch, his strikingly handsome hotel and restaurant in Carmel. The hotel, a historic property, has a multimillion dollar view of the sea and beautiful grounds to match. Magenta bougainvillea...