| Dec 20, 2009
I'm in an old farmhouse on a high, windy prairie in Idaho. There's snow on the ground: It's 6 below zero this morning, and the plumbing is frozen again. Coincidentally, I just finished rereading "Alone" by Adm. Richard Byrd, an account of the brutally...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 2:58 PM
Buckroe Fishing Pier: The pier manager said the best action this week has come from the crabbers. Loads of male and female crabs have been taken. On the fishing side, a few small croakers, good numbers of medium-sized spot, numerous puffer fish...
| Jun 17, 2010
| 1:44 PM
Here are assignments you can use to engage your students with this week's news, events, and anniversaries. For many more activities, visit the student pages.
How are you using the E-edition of the newspaper? Do your students have laptops? Are they...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 10:20 AM
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado briefly touched down in the area of Main Street in Bridgeport about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the agency's website.
The tornado, with winds of 100 mph, also hit Nichols Street and Cedar...
| Feb 7, 2010
Vehicles spun out wherever people drove them. Traffic came to a dead stop on a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 95. Other major highways remained nearly deserted. Above-ground mass transit took the day off. Baltimore- Washington International Thurgood...
| Feb 8, 2010
Marylanders began digging out Sunday from the great blizzard of February 2010, but they face the prospect of limited mobility for at least the next day or two - and more snow on the horizon.
With highways and most major thoroughfares cleared of snow,...
| Feb 9, 2010
As crews continued to clear roads, train tracks and runways of packed snow and ice from the weekend blizzard, another storm was expected to pummel the region today, causing headaches for those returning to work.
Crews have worked overtime to restore some...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 3:13 PM
Southwest, Airtran cancel many Thursday flights
Updated 6:13 p.m.: Southwest Airlines will cancel the majority of its flights at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport for a second day, according to a BWI spokesperson.
| Feb 16, 2010
Bolton Hill resident Matt Steen found out the hard way that neighborliness during a snowstorm only goes so far.
When he and his wife couldn't make it up the snow-clogged hill to park in a spot they had shoveled out last week, they parked overnight at a...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| May 8, 2011
About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty.
At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...