| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:05 AM
The City Council president showed me his underwear. The state prosecutor let me try on Sheila Dixon’s ill-gotten mink. A state delegate swore at me for asking why she’d lied about her age. A priest denounced me from the pulpit. And David Simon...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 4:29 PM
— Residents of Kent Island are never far from the water. That's what drew many of them to the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay, where they're close to boating, fishing and all nature's bounty.
But for the mostly tidy cottages, bungalows and...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:47 PM
A second ground rent reform law has been invalidated, with an Anne Arundel County judge ruling that the 2007 law dealing with collection of overdue rents is unconstitutional because it tramples ground rent holders' property rights.
The holding of...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Attorneys for thousands of ground-rent holders told an Anne Arundel County judge Wednesday that a reform law tramples their property rights, particularly through a process that they say makes delinquent rent collection cost more than the rent payments are...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Since Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso took the helm four years ago, only about one-quarter of the system's principals have remained in their posts, a high turnover rate that has rankled education advocates who say they are concerned that leadership...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The girl is 13, maybe 14, an unhappy adolescent with problems at home and a need to get away. Her mother spends most days getting high and is thinking about trading her child's body for drugs. The live-in boyfriend hits on her whenever mom nods out....
| Jul 10, 2011
| 8:11 AM
They had already been through the public testimony, the email campaigns and, they thought, the political wrangling. Severna Park High School was on track to receive a nearly $107 million to rebuild one of Anne Arundel County's highest-performing schools...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Old Mill, jr.
The bad news for those who compete against Franklin is this: She'll be back.
Franklin turned in a spectacular season in a number of ways this spring. She finished second in the 400 hurdles at the Penn Relays (in Maryland,...
| Jun 17, 2011
Most people take a day off work to spend a little time with the family, hit the beach or a local park, or try to get a few errands done.
Zeb Atkinson of Gambrills decided to stop in at a local business, spend nine hours slicing and sawing, and pay the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:08 PM
John Polyniak, a World War II veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later was severely wounded during the battle for St. Lo, died June 7 of heart failure at the Encore at Turf Valley assisted-living facility in Ellicott City.
| Jun 17, 2011
'Moving at the Speed of Life'
The Dignity Players presents this one-woman show, written and performed by Kris Valerio, July 7-10 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. The show addresses issues including technological...