February 27, 2012
So, I gather from the Twitterature that what I missed by skipping the Oscars last night was a crappy sound system and Angelina Jolie showing some leg. Still think your time was well spent on it? If your preoccupation with the Oscars over the weekend caused you to miss a little fun I had with the Frederick County commissioners over their ordinance making English the official language of the county, you can catch up here . Really, the wealth of asinine legislation in the United States beggars the resources of satire.
August 27, 2011
Some things never change. As you walk around the hospitality and pit areas at an IZOD IndyCar race you can still find Mario Andretti signing autographs more than five decades since he drove his first racecar in competitive open wheel racing. Andretti, the most versatile American racecar driver in history, is at age 71, theoretically, long retired. But that's hard to prove. Over four decades beginning in the 1960s he won four Indy Car championships and became the only driver in motorsports history to win the Indianapolis 500 (1969)
July 28, 2011
Nicholas Benedict, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville, earned a 60-year membership pin for his service with the Freemasons fraternal organization. The pin and certificate were presented to Benedict by Ed Foreman, master of Tuscan Masonic Lodge 202, in Towson, and Jack Grieve, grand inspector for the Grand Lodge. Benedict joined the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge in New York in 1961, serving in numerous leadership roles. One of his main priorities was education, as the lodge consistently raised scholarship funds for local students.
November 6, 2010
Michael Thron of Olney asks: It has been a long time since I have hunted or even shot my 12-gauge shotgun (any free time outdoors lately has been devoted to piscatorial activities and endeavors). I would like to take it out sometime to shoot it, sight it in etc. What is the closest place to me or to someone in the Washington suburbs to do this legally and, hopefully, without a fee? Outdoors Girl responds: A list of ranges and clubs and contact information is on the Department of Natural Resources website on the Wildlife and Heritage page under the heading, "Quick Links.
September 15, 2010
Bessie Turner bought her house in a quiet Brooklyn Park neighborhood six years ago with a plan: She wanted to give her two sons a better place to live. She'd stay until January 2010, then pull out some of her equity and move to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her sons would continue living there, paying less than if they were to rent a similar place, and she'd be there often. But that all changed two years ago Thursday. Her elder son, Rudolph Turner Jr., 25, was fatally shot in his bedroom.
August 19, 2010
Hilary Rosensteel, better known as Rosie the Rioter to fans of the Charm City Roller Girls, offers sage advice to those who think this might be the life for them. •"No. 1, you have to like to sweat. It is a sport. Roller derby definitely draws a lot of people for different reasons, a lot of creative types. But there's also people who have never played sports before. I think people leave sometimes because they don't like sweating. " •"You really have to like skating.