December 2, 2012
With this weekend's state finals, the 2012 high school football season came to a close with only a handful of senior all-star games to look forward to. River Hill and Dunbar successfully defended their state championships to complete a fall full of highlights for The Baltimore Sun's Top 15. Here's a final look at how the Top 15 finished their seasons. Look for the final rankings in Tuesday's paper. Ranking/Team/Record/Season result 1. Gilman/9-2/MIAA A Conference champion 2. River Hill/14-0/Def.
November 23, 2012
As the holidays and harsh winter weather approach, this is often the time of year when families get drawn into a difficult decision - is it time mom or dad stopped driving? This can be one of the more vexing ordeals a son or daughter with an aging parent can face. It's not a matter to be taken lightly. Seniors age 80 and older have the highest rate of fatal crashes per mile driven of any group, including teens, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The death of a Johns Hopkins University bicyclist nearly two years ago - killed by an octogenarian driver turning into a marked bike lane on University Parkway - underscored the potential risks involved.
November 12, 2012
Charmington's is just a short walk from the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, but it's an even shorter walk for another thriving community of educators. They live in the same building. Charmington's occupies a sunny corner space in Miller's Court, a former manufacturing plant that provides discounted housing for teachers and office space for nonprofit organizations. Although Charmington's menu of sandwiches and wraps isn't very ambitious, either in size or culinary outlook, the food is wholesome, fresh and affordable.
November 4, 2012
In Week 10, the high school football regular season came to an end and the MIAA A Conference playoffs got underway, all in a wild weekend that included three Top 15 upsets. After a couple of weeks of every team holding its spot, these latest results will scramble The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 heading into the playoffs. Here's a look at how the Top 15 fared this weekend and who's up next in the MIAA or regional semifinals. Look for the new rankings in Tuesday's paper. Ranking/Team/Record/Latest result/Next opponent/ 1. Gilman/7-2/Idle/Vs.
October 21, 2012
After Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown was lost for the season with a knee injury in August, wide receiver Devin Burns went to coach Randy Edsall and said he would like to switch positions to help fill the void. So Burns, who has alternated in his career between quarterback and receiver, was given a playbook and began the transformation back to his original position. Burns' instinctive decision may prove beneficial to the third-year player and his team. Burns could well become the starter at quarterback for next week's game at Boston College if incumbent Perry Hills' left knee injury prevents him from playing.