| Aug 26, 2011
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 11:53 PM
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)...
| Aug 16, 2011
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?
| Jul 30, 2011
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."
| Nov 1, 2010
| 8:15 PM
"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,...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 4:07 PM
"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 —...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
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."...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2011
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,...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2010
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...