| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:02 PM
In the days following last month's nationally televised announcement that Texas twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison had chosen Kentucky over Maryland, there was a lot of message board chatter about Mark Turgeon possibly losing out on other top recruits,...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:26 AM
As an artisan, Judy Williamson needs only to look outside her window for inspiration.
From her house sitting majestically atop a hill, she has a direct view of South Mountain and the Washington Monument and is surrounded by a rural canvas painted this...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Students chatting in Morgan State University's gleaming new engineering building grew wide-eyed when a classmate shared the news: A highly regarded professor had been indicted on charges that he defrauded the National Science Foundation of hundreds of...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Samuel H. Patterson, former director of recruitment and placement at Black & Decker Corp. who also enjoyed farming, died Nov. 7 of congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
He was 93 and lived at Oak Crest Village in Parkville.
The son of...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival.
Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Despite an aggressive petition drive to force a referendum on the state's Dream Act — which allows in-state tuition rates for the children of illegal immigrants — the campaign to defeat the measure in November remains a low-budget, grass-roots...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Baltimore television stations expected little in the way of political advertising this election year. Then the fight over expanded gambling in Maryland erupted, pitting deep-pocketed casino companies against each other.
The barrage of ads urging...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 12:41 PM
John “Jack” Ewald’s life was full of interesting coincidences and connections through his work as a Methodist pastor and his community involvement.
There were many times when things seemed to come full circle, said his wife, Barbara...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Until a few weeks ago, University of Maryland junior Tali Alter was registered to vote in her home state of Illinois.
But the 21-year-old psychology major was eager to cast a ballot in this state in favor of same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:14 PM
George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born in Baltimore, he...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Low graduation rates among African-Americans at Maryland's historically black colleges and universities present a major issue deserving of systematic analysis for solutions. This problem has been well documented by countless media outlets in HBCU...