January 24, 2013
It's a matter no one gives a, well let's say hoot, about until there's a problem. When there is a problem with it, everyone affected will be angry enough to call city hall and give the poor soul who answers a blast of, let's just call it hot air. The matter at hand is sewage disposal and treatment, and it appears Aberdeen is at the forefront of making sure no one gets any stink on them from being cavalier about modernization. The city council voted last week to spend up to $96,000 on equipment that will make possible sewer line replacement using a technique called pipe-bursting.
July 7, 2012
If you witnessed the thunderstorms that hit the area Friday, June 29, you might have thought that they seemed more intense than normal. What was soon evident was this was no average thunderstorm. High winds peaked at 70 mph, downing limbs and uprooting trees. This storm ripped a swath of damage across multiple states and left millions without power, including 564,000 BGE customers in eight counties and Baltimore City. The "derecho" storm, as it has been categorized, left no time for usual preparation.
June 14, 2012
When Santi White, aka Santigold, released her debut album in 2008, she earned comparisons to another forward-thinking sonic provocateur: M.I.A. Four years and a second album (last month's "Master of My Make-Believe") later, Santigold has eclipsed any similarities to ... well, anyone. Her blending of sounds - driving beats intersect with ska, reggae and punk touchstones, all delivered in a slick, danceable package - has made her brand of jittery pop wholly her own. Santigold, who performs Tuesday at Rams Head Live , spoke recently about beating trends, building a brand and her friendship with the late Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys.
June 4, 2012
To Phoenix-area residents, it's simply "dead man's curve" - a twisting section of Jarrettsville Pike that lies at the bottom of a steep hill near a meandering stream, where mature trees block the line of sight in both directions. Four yellow signs warn of dangers: the sharp curve, the steep grade, crossing deer and an upcoming school bus stop. But drivers often ignore the signs and speed down the hill, say those who live and work in the area. "If it was on flat ground, it wouldn't be an issue, but because of that hill, people have some speed and they just don't know what's coming," said Bob Thompson, who co-owns Lothorian Pools at the bottom of the hill, just beyond the curve.
May 21, 2012
Curves of Parkton will celebrate NationalWomen's HealthWeek by offering free 30-day memberships to non-members who visit the club during the week of May 13 to 19. The Parkton Curves will also hold a weeklong Open House to encourage women to check out the club, pick up free health information and get a free fitness assessment. Visitors may also sign up to attend a program on National Curves Day, May 17. It features messages from health experts and activities designed to raise awareness of small, practical steps women can take to get healthy.
April 3, 2012
No. 1 Calvert Hall's coaches say their junior pitcher Ben Deaver has "tremendous upside. " The 6-foot-3, 195-pound right-hander has good repetition in his delivery, movement on his fastball, a confidence-destroying slider and a curve ball that assistant coach Brooks Kerr says is almost a guaranteed out. "When he has two strikes on a batter, you can expect the curve and it's a done deal," Kerr said of Deaver, who has received interest from...