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Maryland WeatherI received a delightful, handwritten letter today from Angela K., a resident of Baltimore County. She wrote to me in response to the article on migrating songbirds I wrote for The Sun last week. She has graciously given me permission......
Reality CheckHere's Bucky on the finale of The Amazing Race:(Guest recapper’s note: My apology to Meghan Rickey—who I am pretty sure reads this blog every week—for misspelling her name in my recaps. “gh” is my least-favorite digraph in...
The SwampGood morning. Here are a few Washington events of note for Thursday, May 29. President Bush is meeting with Mormon Church officials in Utah, attending a Republican fundraiser in Kansas and then returning to Washington. The Commerce Department is......
The Swampby Richard Simon Supporters of climate-change legislation are using a surprising figure to promote their cause: Ronald Reagan. Radio ads asking "What would Reagan do?" are airing during the conservative talk shows of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck on...
Tags: Glenn Beck, Ecosystems, Treaties, Rush Limbaugh, Weather
Most Lehigh Valley Conference schools are weighing options with regard to a proposed super conference by their Mountain Valley Conference brethren. If the LVC folks are looking for advice, they need only to turn to the 25 schools in District 4....
The brawny, brainy music that Ken Vandermark presented over the weekend at the Green Mill Jazz Club appealed to many sensibilities. For starters, the very sight of nine instrumentalists crowded onto the tiny stage of the Mill — each a force in his...
Cole Porter died nearly half a century ago – in 1964 at age 73 – yet his songs remain as ubiquitous today as they were then. Which helps explain why one of Chicago's top cabaret singers, Joan Curto, this week is launching an evening-length...
On Jan. 11, Salem Avenue Elementary School held its geography bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The 10 student finalists were Riley Parker, Corey Wilt, Dylan Johnson, Emi Erekosima, Dylan Moats, Kaylee Oyler, Jade Steward, Ivan Ramirez,...
How do you convey to the world the American ideal of free speech or curious turns of phrase like "stump speech" and "gerrymandering"? Abderrahim Foukara does it daily, as Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Washington. I first met the Moroccan-born journalist at...
The walls separating jazz, classical and contemporary music have been porous for some time now, but they were blown down once and for all at the Chicago Cultural Center. Or at least it seemed that way for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon, as a...
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Salem Avenue Elementary School held its National Geographic geography bee Jan. 6. Eleven students qualified for the bee by completing a preliminary test. Those students then had to answer questions about world geography and were eliminated after missing...
Brett Guessford, a fifth-grader at Williamsport Elementary School, qualified to represent his school and participate in the state level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The state bee will be held Friday,...
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