| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops.
“For me, as a...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:38 AM
“Groundhog Day” opened in theaters 20 years ago, and was greeted by much head-scratching, even among Bill Murray fans. This was not a movie about Murray and his rodent nemesis from “Caddyshack.”
The Nietzschean story, which...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
When Richard Blanco was named as the 2013 inaugural poet, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith said in an email that the White House had made an ideal choice, citing the scope of his poems, "their beautiful fidelity to private experience, to...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:57 PM
On a sunny South Miami morning, Richard Blanco took the podium at a groundbreaking ceremony for his latest project on Sunset Drive. It was spring 2008, and Blanco had directed the renovation of the busy avenue, urbanizing the stretch that serves as the...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 11:47 AM
"One Today," the poem Richard Blanco read at Monday's presidential inauguration, describes a typical American morning: "My face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors/Each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day."
For Blanco, of...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:09 AM
LANCASTER — The Rev. Elby Frost, 89, widower of Evelyn Frost, died Tuesday.
Born Aug. 2, 1923, he was the son of the late Wood and Sarah Hurst Frost. He was a member of the New Mission Worship Center in Danville. Frost...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:12 PM
I guess it will happen at some point. A kid in Baltimore will come across a faded black-and-white picture, or notice all those blue #19 jerseys, and he won't quite believe it: "We had a football team before the Ravens?"
Maybe it's already happened,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Dec. 12 appeared like any other manic Monday. I drove my girls to LCHS, went to Starbucks, and continued my struggle with chapter 12 of the book I’m working on, searching for the right words that would give readers an “ah-ha” moment....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Four Baltimore-area schools are among the six that have earned state Blue Ribbon honors, Maryland Department of Education officials said on Thursday.
Baltimore County's Chadwick Elementary in the Woodlawn area and Charlesmont Elementary in Dundalk were...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:28 PM
When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose.
Do yourself a favor, Jacksonville Jaguars.
Bring Tim Tebow back home where he belongs.
Make yourself instantly interesting. Make yourself immediately relevant. Throw your downtrodden fans a bone; give...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
This just in: The Magic will forgo Easter eggs this year and have a massive hunt for multiple multi-colored ping-pong balls. No, I'm not accusing the Magic of tanking the season in hopes of getting the No. 1 draft...