| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Defending Class 7A state champion St. Thomas Aquinas is the state's No. 1-ranked high school softball team regardless of classification, according to the new Miracle Sports state rankings released Tuesday. Palm Beach Gardens, which is No. 3 in 8A, is No....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain"
Oxford University Press, $24.95
The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:54 AM
George Bernard Shaw, writing in the preface to Pygmalion, says flatly that "it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him." The way we speak betrays many things about our regional origins, level of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The woman seriously injured in an early-morning blaze in North Laurel Thursday has died as a result of her injuries, Howard County police said Friday.
The woman, identified as Kimberly Ann Murphy-Smith, 50, of Canterbury Riding, was rescued from the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The race for the Republican nomination for governor is an odd and complex affair. The candidates are campaigning around the state seeking support from the 1,200 people they expect to be delegates at the May nominating convention at the Mohegan Sun casino....
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Art enthusiasts, dabblers and neophytes: This is your final call. Saturday is the day when many of Southern California's major museums are offering free admission to the general public. No art-school prerequisites are required, though they will...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Here is a look at the top high school softball games for schools from the Sentinel's readership area for the week of March 10. Rankings are from the Sentinel's most recent rankings.
No. 1 Harmony at No. 4 Kissimmee Osceola. 7 p.m.: Osceola...
| Jan 28, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports:
•Various Apple products collectively valued at $2,300 were reported stolen Jan. 20 from a business in the 200 block of West Crossroads Parkway. The thefts are believed to have...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:36 PM
There was so much interest in Austin Hatch's news conference on Wednesday in a lecture hall at Los Angeles Loyola that a TV station from Indiana went live with some of his comments.
Hatch, the 6-foot-6 senior who moved to Los Angeles from Fort Wayne,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The notion that religious freedom is under siege isn't just an American preoccupation. Some Christian leaders in Britain also have sounded the alarm, prompting a pointed rejoinder from the former spiritual leader of the Church of England that also...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
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Were he still with us, Charles Bukowski would be 93 Friday. Happy birthday, Charles Bukowski!
Bukowski was dubbed the Poet Laureate of Skid Row; he wrote about the gritty neighborhoods of...