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  • More pre-K? 'The devil's in how you do it'

    More pre-K? 'The devil's in how you do it'
    As a 4-year-old boy bounded to the electronic blackboard at Battle Grove Elementary School in Dundalk, Principal Jennifer Gounaris described the financial and logistic challenges she has overcome to open the pre-K classroom. The result, she said, was...
  • Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

    Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts
    The race car — what's left of it — sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted. "It ain't very pretty to look at," Pete Kantorsky, Jr. said of the 1937 Ford. But one man's junk is...
  • Barbecue business markets to vets, service members

    Barbecue business markets to vets, service members
    Two local men are on a mission to bring what they consider to be the best barbecue to more people and to do so quickly. Bill Kraus and Steve Newton want to have a restaurant chain with more than 40 outlets and $100 million in annual revenue by 2018....
  • Baltimore dining calendar for the week ahead

    Baltimore dining calendar for the week ahead
    On Monday, Mission BBQ opens it third location, and its first in St. Mary's County, in the Sans Souci Plaza in California, Md., near the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The opening was preceded by a week of charity nights benefiting local fire and...
  • In light of declining test scores, Lowery looks to tackle reforms

    In light of declining test scores, Lowery looks to tackle reforms
    Maryland schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery, a self-described optimist, had hoped students would excel on this year's state assessments because they were being taught under a more rigorous curriculum. Instead, test scores plunged. Lowery now says the...
  • Shown a drone, bosses sold on National Guard

    Shown a drone, bosses sold on National Guard
    In an aircraft hangar in Southern Maryland, a group of bosses dressed in slacks and polo shirts clustered around an RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft. Like excited schoolchildren, they peppered a Maryland National Guardsman with questions: How much does it...
  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • Assateague Seashore partially reopens after WWII ordnance is detonated

    Assateague Seashore partially reopens after WWII ordnance is detonated
    On a sizzling day, one of Maryland's premier summer getaways turned ghost town while an Army bomb squad exploded World War II-era munitions that had washed up at Assateague Island National Seashore. After two muffled explosions late Tuesday morning, a...
  • Meteorologists forecasting storm outbreak, with eye toward 2012 derecho

    Meteorologists forecasting storm outbreak, with eye toward 2012 derecho
    Forecasters are watching an expected outbreak of severe weather from Illinois to Maryland that some are likening to last June's derecho; one meteorologist predicted it would be a "multi billion dollar storm" causing massive power outages. Storms were...
  • Minor derecho, tornado outbreak cap active week of weather

    Minor derecho, tornado outbreak cap active week of weather
    A lightning strike injured a Cecil County zookeeper, half-dollar-sized hail fell in several counties and tornado sightings sent people scurrying for shelter from Rockville to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Yet the worst...
  • Delay in teacher evaluations possible

    Delay in teacher evaluations possible
    Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement. The new teacher evaluations — which...