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  • Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene

    Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene
    As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon. Worcester County also...
  • Dvario Montgomery has Alabama on top LSU and UF; no sign of UCF

    Dvario Montgomery has Alabama on top LSU and UF; no sign of UCF
    Alabama is currently in the lead for blue-chip prospect Dvario Montgomery. The Winter Park wide receiver creates a top 10 list of his favorite colleges every week with his wide receiver coach Sinclair Brown. The list indicates who Montgomery (6-3, 210)...
  • Ask Tom why: What generates high humidity levels in inland locations such as Kentucky and Tennessee?

    Dear Tom, While driving across Kentucky and Tennessee recently, my wife and I were amazed at the very high humidity levels — 90 percent or higher. What generates such high humidity at inland locations? —Craig Butler Dear Craig, Few areas...
  • The ABCs of summer reading

    The ABCs  of summer reading
    Henry James once opined that the two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon." I would like to edit James — alas, who wouldn't? — and bestow the most felicitous phrase award upon the words "summer reading." They...
  • "They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group" by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

    "They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group" by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
    "They Called Themselves the KKK: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group' By Susan Campbell Bartoletti Houghton Mifflin , $19, ages 12-15 The most chilling quotation that Susan Bartoletti uses is "Boys, let us get up a club," the words of John Lester,...
  • "Shake, Rattle & Roll: Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me and Mom" by Mark Alan Stamaty

    "Shake, Rattle & Roll: Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me and Mom" by Mark Alan Stamaty
    "Shake, Rattle & Roll: Turn That Noise Down! How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me and Mom" By Mark Alan Stamaty Knopf, $17.99, ages 10-14 Stamaty is an experienced comic strip writer and cartoonist, and he takes on the task — in comic book format —...
  • "Dust Devil" by Anne Isaacs

    "Dust Devil" by Anne Isaacs
    "Dust Devil" By Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, ages 5-9 A notice warns that this "is a genuine Montana story," and, like a Montana fence post, "either of them may lean a little but they seldom flat-out lie."...
  • Getting a rush out of sneaky theft

    Getting a rush out of sneaky theft
    Trying on shoes at a department store, I was struck by how long it took for the salesperson to return from the stock room. "Where did he go?" I asked author Rachel Shteir, my new shopping companion. "Now, if you wanted to steal those, you would just...
  • Taking a census of Grammy nominees, winners

    Taking a census of Grammy nominees, winners
    Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they? Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
  • TB in elephants called 'a gray area'

    TB in elephants called 'a gray area'
    An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
  • Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case

    Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case
    The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...