| Mar 24, 2011
The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925.
Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
| Aug 31, 2011
Murray Seeger, a Los Angeles Times foreign correspondant who served as Moscow bureau chief in the early 1970s and was later director of information for the AFL-CIO, has died. He was 82.
Seeger, who lived in Silver Spring, Md., died of pneumonia Monday in...
| Jan 30, 2011
In 1961, the Berlin Wall went up, the Cold War arms race was on and Dagmar Wilson, a storybook illustrator and mother of three, steamed into the national spotlight.
A self-described "non-joiner," Wilson sparked a movement that on Nov. 1, 1961, drew an...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:20 AM
For homebuyers who need to finance their purchase using a mortgage, a cash buyer can be their worst enemy.
That's because when a buyer makes a cash offer, the seller knows it's a solid deal and that financing hiccups won't delay a closing. Sometimes...
| May 6, 2011
| 8:42 AM
A day after Dr. Mark Geier's medical license was suspended in Maryland over allegations of putting children with autism at risk, state officials were seeking to remove his son from a state commission that advises the governor on the disorder.
| May 18, 2011
Alberto Santana has been around alcohol and drugs since he was 7 years old, first introduced by his family.
Since then, the 23-year-old has been in and out of jail, hospitals and homelessness.
"I get an adrenaline rush out of doing bad things," he said....
| Jul 25, 2011
| 10:36 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Michael Ealy was born in Silver Spring, Md., on this date in 1973. This birthday guy earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as Darwyn al-Sayeed in the acclaimed 2005 miniseries "Sleeper Cell." He's appeared in recurring...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple – residents of Silver Spring, Md.? British novelist Agatha Christie’s classic mysteries, such as "Murder on the Orient Express," now belong to a U.S. company.
Acorn Media Group snapped up 64% of Christie’s...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:47 AM
In Silver Spring, they've been waiting for it for a decade: a brand-new music venue smack in the middle of the arts district — a rock counterpart to the dignified AFI Silver Theatre and the brainy Discovery complex.
When the Fillmore Silver...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Â Fancy footwork is on display this weekend at Walt Disney World when the Disney STEP Classic returns for its third year. Today, the dance teams are participating in workshops taught by performance judges who are also National STEP Show Alliance...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
WMAR-TV, Baltimore's ABC affiliate, has added a new meterologist to its news team.Here's the station's release:Meteorologist Lynette Charles joins the ABC2 News Storm Team. Lynette started at ABC2 News as a freelance meteorologist and demonstrated her...