| Oct 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Lanny Ross struggled to push his 78-year-old mother through the surf toward shore.
On a cool, cloudy October afternoon, his two-seater plane had smacked into the Chesapeake Bay, stranding them both amid five-foot waves.
His mother's right eye was...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Miami top a list of 29 cities that attract single men on the go.
The cities on the list, compiled by the editors of AskMen.com, were considered for factors from the cost of a pint of beer and a cab ride to culture, weather and...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:50 PM
At Europe's lively open-air markets and bazaars, bargaining for merchandise is the accepted and expected method of setting a price. Whether you are looking for door-knockers or hand-knitted sweaters, seize the chance to bargain like a native. It's the...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Hamburgers, like movie stars, are sometimes cast in new roles. There is a lot of that going on at Hollywood Burger Bistro in Canton.
The menu is dominated by hamburgers made, according to the restaurant's website, from hormone-free California beef. The...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:40 AM
Fewer oysters died from shellfish diseases in Maryland waters last year than at any time in more than 25 years, state officials report, despite late-summer storms that wiped out bivalves in some upper Chesapeake Bay spots.
A fall survey of oyster bars ...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:29 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be mostly sunny and breezy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 69 and northwest winds between 14 and 20 miles an hour.
A small craft advisory is in effect for the Maryland Chesapeake Bay and the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:55 PM
It’s not exactly Occupy Wall Street, but…
Several organizations organized protests to coincide Gov. Bob McDonnell’s second annual energy conference in Richmond.
Members of the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club walked outside the...
| Jun 9, 2012
In a recent column, I wrote about Gen. George Washington's aide-de-camp, Tench Tilghman, Maryland's version of Paul Revere, whose historic ride in October 1781 from Virginia to Philadelphia brought news to the Continental Congress of the British surrender...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 3:26 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 69 and southwest winds of 5 to 8 miles per hour becoming northwesterly. There is a 50 percent chance of precipitation during the day and 100...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 3:51 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Wednesday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 63 degrees and winds becoming northerly between 6 and 9 miles per hour. Scattered thunderstorms may develop, mainly south of the Baltimore area, with...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
We've been slurping Chesapeake oysters, my Chesapeake Bay Foundation buddy Don Baugh and I, for more than 100 years between us.
And while we've known the bay in better times, we never had better oysters from it than the dozens we downed — chilled...