January 13, 2012
FRIDAY'S TV HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Daytona Winter Testing SPEED1 Daytona Winter Testing SPEED3 M. bask. Idaho@Louisiana Tech (T) MASN10 a.m. Minnesota@Indiana (T) BIGTENNoon Duquesne@Xavier (T) CBSSN5 Cleveland State@Butler ESPNU7 Army@Lafayette (T) MASN7 Loyola@Fairfield ESPNU9 W. bask. Indiana@Michigan State (T)
September 3, 2011
In reference to The Sun's editorial ("Mixed signals," Sept. 1), it is my opinion that Maryland does not need a law about non-functioning traffic lights. Hawaii is loaded with intersections that are four-way stops with no traffic signal lights and some of these intersections are very busy. Hawaii drivers have no issues with these intersections without traffic signal lights. Visitors to Hawaii who drive catch on very quickly. Maryland's driver's handbook points out that driving has four main parts - looking and seeing, thinking and deciding, letting others know what you are going to do and doing it. As the handbook states, you look with your eyes but you see with your mind.
June 10, 2011
As fellow sports writer Dewey Fox wrote, I was away from the office the first two days of this week due to a family wedding on the sands of Topsail Beach, N.C. The youngest of my brother George's three children, daughter Elizabeth, had the dream and desire of being married on a beach; and so it was, Monday at 6:30 p.m. on a beautifully sunny and slightly breezy late afternoon. Elizabeth, her groom, Aaron, and most family members from both sides made the trip from Ohio. That said, Sunday evening was the first time I ever met the husband-to-be and it still didn't hit me that my niece will now carry the name Elizabeth Taylor wherever she goes.
April 14, 2011
Donald Trump has been telling anyone who will listen about how he's investigating Barack Obama's birth certificate. He says he has "people" in Hawaii who "can't believe" what they're discovering. Sarah Palin and birthers around the country are praising him for his efforts. I don't believe him. For one, Trump has been talking about this issue for weeks (months?) now and has provided absolutely zero new information or evidence to help his case. Two, several media organizations have investigated the matter, confirmed the president was born in Hawaii and did so in less time.
March 12, 2011
It's time to reset the clocks — daylight savings begins Sunday morning when 2 a.m. jumps to 3 a.m. Every second Sunday in March the clocks are set ahead one hour ahead at 2 a.m. local standard time to become 3 a.m. for daylight savings and ends the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., only Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow daylight savings.
February 7, 2011
College basketball UMBC surprises Maine, 84-79, behind De La Rosa and Fry Chris De La Rosa scored 24 points and had a career-high 13 assists to lead visiting UMBC to an upset of Maine, 84-79, on Sunday. Justin Fry added a career-high 20 points for the Retrievers (5-19, 4-7 America East Conference), who trailed 49-35 just 55 seconds into the second half. UMBC then outscored the Black Bears (14-9, 8-3) by 18-2 over the next 5:50 for its first lead of the game, 53-51.
October 24, 2010
BIG ISLAND, HAWAII — The natives here have a charming custom that captures the bewildering geographic diversity on the Big Island, a 4,028-acre hunk of cooled lava in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. During the winters, residents make an excursion to the summit of Mauna Kea, which is nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. They fill a cooler with snow, and then drive about 90 minutes to the white sand beaches of the Kohala Coast, where the sun shines 357 days of the year and the average temperature is 78 degrees.
October 7, 2010
Five years ago, Billy Busko kept a promise to himself that changed his life. Shortly after learning his father, Bill, had been diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare form of skin cancer, Busko made the two-hour drive from his home in New York City to the Hamptons on Long Island. Busko entered a bicycle rental shop, picked out a road bike and asked for a 100-mile route. The shop attendant looked at Busko like he was crazy. And he might have been. Busko promised himself that if he could bike 100 miles and still be able to walk the next day, he would enter the Ironman triathlon to honor his father.
October 6, 2010
For the fourth year in a row, Maryland has the second highest number of millionaires per capita, according to a report by the Phoenix Affluent Marketing Service. With Hawaii in the lead, Maryland ranks second with about 6.8 percent, or 144,686 households in the state are millionaires—an increase from last year's 6.3 percent, followed by New Jersey and Connecticut with 6.7 percent of households, report released last month said, noting that the top states tend to be smaller with large concentrations of "highly educated professionals and business owners.
July 2, 2010
Forty-seven years had passed since the last star had been added to the American flag, before two new designs were flown for the first time over Fort McHenry within months in 1959. Arizona became the 48th star in 1912, and the new flags adding Alaska and Hawaii each made their debut in Baltimore — both on the Fourth of July. An executive order signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Jan. 3, 1959, after the admittance of Alaska to the Union, reconfigured the stars on the old 48-star flag to seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.