| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Report: Navy's Ferguson retires after concussions
Navy safety Chris Ferguson has retired after suffering multiple concussions, The (Annapolis) Capital reported. "Chris met with the doctors and talked with his family, and that's the decision...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Seeing footage of CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, his voice catching as he announces President John F. Kennedy's death, sends a chill through Diane Scharper, a poet and author who teaches writing at Towson University.
"Even now, it brings tears to your...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The recent assault on a Towson University student by three men hit me especially hard ("Towson University student stabbed near campus Sunday night," Nov. 4).
As a native of Baltimore, I become very upset every time there is a murder or attempted...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71.
The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, a...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Erika Brannock slides to the edge of her wheelchair.
She looks down at a pair of carefully selected gray New Balance athletic shoes. And stands.
Her thigh slides deeper into a flexible plastic socket as she shifts her weight from her right leg to a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Samuel J. English III, a former WBAL-TV staff announcer and weather forecaster who later held broadcasting positions at Maryland Public Television and Towson University, died Sunday of respiratory failure at his Pikesville home. He was 79.
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
J. George Kropp, an educator whose career at Calvert Hall College High School teaching social studies and history spanned more than 50 years, died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
The longtime Loch...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:32 PM
James Patterson, a well-known, best-selling author of mysteries, has decided to underwrite eight $6,000 scholarships a year to Towson University students who are planning to become teachers.
The scholarship recipients will be chosen this month. Students...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:11 PM
A federal judge ruled Monday that Maryland hasn't done enough to help the state's four historically black colleges and universities overcome segregation-era policies that required separate programs for white and black students.
In the ruling, U.S....
| Oct 4, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 6
Festival The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew hosts its sixth annual Multi-Cultural Festival beginning at 11:30 a.m. at 7271 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. Event features live entertainment by the region's most popular ethnic musicians and...