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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
We have never really stopped fighting the Civil War. Probably never will. But, once in a while, maybe we can all agree that the things that once split the nation apart should not keep us apart now, that there are still things that ought to bind us together. The winter holidays seem a particularly apt time for such reflection, a time when we tend to take stock, gather around families and friends, count blessings, put hope in the next year. All of which is to say that the Baltimore premiere of Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas" in a soaring production at Center Stage couldn't be more welcome or relevant.
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NEWS
Jacques Kelly | November 22, 2013
A train derailment this week near Pennsylvania Station showed me how confused we are about the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, where the mishap occurred. This 1873 work of engineering burrows under West Baltimore neighborhoods for 1.4 miles, but its role in local transportation remains little known. I winced when a radio news reader described its location as "south of Baltimore. " Though many assessments say that this 140-year-old engineering relic needs to be replaced, it has not happened.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
An Odenton man who drowned in the Potomac River on Labor Day has been identified, Montgomery County police said. Mark Moore, 22, was identified by police on Friday. Search crews were called on Monday night for a possible drowning at the to Potomac River near the Great Falls overlook, police said. Montgomery County Fire Rescue recovered the body in the water on Thursday. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he had been sitting in the water near the shore with friends when he decided to wade farther into the river when he was swept downriver.
FEATURES
By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| August 5, 2013
So you've read all the stories about rescued pets in our “ Collared ” feature, talked with neighbors and friends, and browsed the beds and leashes aisles at pet stores. Your heart wants it, your head knows it's right, and it's time to adopt a best friend. This weekend may be your chance. Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac (LRCP) will bring a whole slew of Labrador Retrievers looking for their forever homes to the Towson PetSmart, 1238 Putty Hill Ave., this Sunday, Aug. 11. Labs are given up for adoption for myriad reasons, including relocations and moves, allergies, owner deaths, and financial challenge.
NEWS
By Martin Weil and and Maggie Fazeli Fard, The Washington Post | August 5, 2013
From the banks of the Potomac River, in a region steeped in American history, a massive fossil was dug up last month that apparently can be traced back to a time long before this country's recorded history, a time deep in the world's prehistory. The fossil is the skull of a whale that is "approximately 15 million years old," said John Nance, the paleontology collections manager at the Calvert Marine Museum in Southern Maryland. The skull is about 6 feet long and is believed to weigh about 1,000 pounds.
NEWS
July 28, 2013
I race sloops with the Potomac River Sailing Association based just across the river from Reagan National Airport, and during every regatta I see bottles and cans floating in the current. This is unacceptable, not only because my skipper is protective of his boat but because the Potomac is one of our most spectacular natural resources and it shouldn't be filled with such litter. Luckily, the Maryland state legislature is considering a bottle bill that puts a 5-cent deposit on all bottles and cans.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | June 23, 2013
        Fishing Deale's Schmitt wins EverStart on Potomac Bryan Schmitt of Deale won the EverStart Series Northern Division tournament on the Potomac River on Saturday. Schmitt won with a three-day weigh-in total of 52 pounds, 8 ounces with 15 bass. His third-day weigh-in was 16 pounds, 2 ounces. Schmitt was awarded $37,554 for his victory, which he attributed to a grassy area on the Potomac that he recently found using his depth finder. College tournament: Shippensburg University's team won the college portion of the competition.
SPORTS
By Dan Appenfeller, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
The bites were coming for anglers on the Susquehanna Flats in a Bass Federation tournament in September 2010. But they weren't from fish. “It was so salty, they were catching crabs up in the flats,” Baltimore angler Donald Haskins said. “A lot of us were downriver fishing for bass, and we would get a bite and we'd have a crab on our line.” The September tournament came toward the end of a three-month drought, which dried up the Chesapeake watershed late that year, and the Susquehanna River was trading a great deal of water and crustaceans with the Chesapeake Bay. Dry spells and unexpected pinches are the last thing competitors, including Haskins, will anticipate in this week's EverStart Series Northern Division tournament.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
  "Things happen for a reason. " Potomac's Nana Meriwether, the reigning Miss USA, says that a lot. Especially when she talks about the road she followed to her title: two runner-up finishes at the Miss California pageant before being crowned Miss Maryland last year; another second-place finish, this time in June's Miss USA competition; then - finally - the Miss USA crown, but only after the woman who beat her, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo...
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
The Milford Mill boys basketball team set a fast pace to Thursday's Class 3A state semifinal game, challenging overmatched Urbana to keep up. Guards Justin Jenifer, Bruce Watkins and the rest of the No. 4 Millers simply wouldn't let the Hawks stay close for long. Jenifer scored a game-high 20 points, Watkins added 18 as the Millers cruised to a 78-53 win over Urbana at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center. Milford Mill (25-2) will look to win its sixth state title when the Millers face Potomac, from Prince George's County, in the Class 3A championship Saturday at 3 p.m. at Comcast Center.
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