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The Swampby Mark Silva Fill 'er up, with Blly Beer. There's been a certain climate change since Jimmy Carter came to Washington as president, leaving behind a younger brother Billy and a dispensary of hometown wisdom at his gas station in......
The Swampby James Oliphant Here's a strange story for your morning. According to the New York Times, a seven-foot metal cross that recently was the subject of a Supreme Court case has disappeared into thin air. The cross, originally erected as......
Maryland WeatherFROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS: Carol Uhler-Ford, in Pikesville, noted during last week’s rainless heat and humidity that “from around noon to maybe 2 o’clock or so, enough haze gathers to block the sun … but always gives way by 4 p....
Tags: Pikesville, Tourism and Leisure, Travel
The Swampby Mark Silva In the Senate, where the GOP holds a 41-59 majority on healthcare, the one-man filibuster of Sen. Jim Bunning, a Kentucky Republican, is putting a couple of thousand federal transportation workers out of work this week. Bunning......
The Swampby Mark Silva The groundhog may have delivered bad news this winter. But in Washington, D.C., where the White House today declared a disaster stemming from the season's record snowfall -- you should see the piles of dirty snow in......
The Swampby Mark Silva Never mind that three feet of snow in Washington. It's pushing 90 here today. Never mind that snow in Texas, Atlanta and even Florida. Never mind "climate-gate.'' Glacier National Park, in Montana, has lost two more of......
Tags: Landforms, Tourism and Leisure, Texas, Ecosystems, Travel
The Washington County Junior Football League will host registration for the upcoming football season Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Valley Mall. Sign-ups will be held in the Food Court area. For more information, go to www.wcjfl.com. Paws...
Gorgeous biking weather has arrived and so has Michiana Bike to Work Week, which starts Monday. And at the end of this week (May 17-19), you'll find a wide menu of nearby bike tours from which to choose. If you work it right, you might be able to...
Tags: Tourism and Leisure, Travel
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — My cabin was the ultimate in location, location, location. Don't misunderstand; it was a perfectly pleasant little cabin, if not a bit small (some might say cozy), with log walls, matching wood furniture and a...
Moms are almost invisible at our theme parks. No, not the ones wielding double-wide strollers and juggling a bambino or two plus a little princess. Those I see a lot. But what about fictional mothers built into the stories of individual attractions? They'...
A group of Chicago residents and preservationists are working to win federal approval to turn the entire Pullman neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side into a national park. If approved by Congress or proclaimed a national monument by the president,...
IHAVE NOT had much luck thinking up a new slogan for Baltimore. But after the events of this week, I do have a new candidate for the city's mascot. That would be Joe Bfstplk the Li'l Abner comic strip character who walked around with a rain cloud over his...
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