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  • Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment

    Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment
    Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They...
  • Hoyer's daughter discloses she is gay

    The daughter of Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland disclosed Wednesday that she is a lesbian, an announcement gay advocates hope will boost their effort to keep the state's new same-sex marriage law on the books. Stefany Hoyer Hemmer said her decision to...
  • Maryland group alleges voter-roll problems

    A Maryland organization says it has found hundreds of dead people listed on voter registration rolls in Baltimore and Prince George's counties, as well as residents who have registered in multiple places and some who have addresses that turn out to be...
  • Outside prosecutor to handle probe of court clerk Conaway

    Outside prosecutor to handle probe of court clerk Conaway
    An outside prosecutor is being called in to take charge of the investigation involving Baltimore Clerk of Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway Sr.'s expired gun permit, a spokesman for the Baltimore's state's attorney's office said Wednesday. Conaway...
  • Shirley M. Miller, homemaker

    Shirley M. Miller, homemaker
    Shirley M. Miller, a homemaker and volunteer who earlier had worked at Waverly Press, died Dec. 12 of a stroke at Londonderry, an Easton retirement community. The former longtime Towson resident was 92. The daughter of an educator and a homemaker,...
  • Deal offered to preserve former Shore sanctuary

    Deal offered to preserve former Shore sanctuary
    In a deal some say could be a model for government land preservation in lean budget times, a wealthy businessman and former Anne Arundel County politician has agreed to give up development rights -- and grant limited but free public access -- to a 950-...
  • Nearly $2 million in grants to restore Eastern Shore habitat

    Nearly $2 million in federal grants have been awarded to protect and restore wetlands on the Eastern Shore, including a portion to enhance wildlife habitat on a 950-acre former bird sanctuary whose owner just donated the development rights to the state....
  • Almost one-third of counties aren't meeting school funding requirements, state says

    While Maryland has been ratcheting up aid to local school systems, state education officials say that seven counties aren't paying their share and are failing to fund schools this year at the minimum level required under state law. Education advocates...
  • Legislative leaders say they will seek fixes to school funding requirements

    Gov. Martin O'Malley joined legislative leaders Friday in saying they will take action this General Assembly session to make county governments live up to their responsibility to fund public schools at a minimum level required under state law. Seven...
  • Schools come up short

    Schools come up short
    When it was announced recently that Maryland public schools were rated top in the nation for the fourth straight year by Education Week magazine, the state's interim schools superintendent was quick to give credit where it's due — to the taxpayer...
  • Harim USA is highest bidder for Allen Family Foods assets

    An affiliate of a South Korean poultry firm was the winning bidder in a bankruptcy auction for the assets of Allen Family Foods, a Delaware company that employs hundreds on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Richard A. Robinson, an attorney representing Harim USA...