August 28, 2014
While the Johns Hopkins football team ushers in a new season, Ryan Rice is also grasping something new: his position. For the previous three years, Rice lined up at cornerback, where he made 87 tackles, intercepted four balls, and broke up 12 passes in his career. Last fall, he had a career-high three interceptions and added 27 tackles and four pass break-ups. Those numbers contributed to him being named a second-team preseason All-American by D3football.com. But this year, Rice is moving to safety - a switch he has embraced.
August 27, 2014
A team of Johns Hopkins University undergraduates was named a finalist in a competition to build a real-life version of the tricorder, a fictional device used on the TV show "Star Trek" to diagnose health ailments. The stakes are high — the Hopkins team could win a portion of a $10 million prize sponsored by wireless communications company Qualcomm and end up with a device that could be sold for medical use. But the competition for the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize is fierce. The Hopkins team is the only undergraduate group, and it faces nine other teams from around the world, including from India, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
August 22, 2014
Since Charles Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" more than 150 years ago, it's been known that nature's selection creates some species and ends others. But researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggest that another actor is responsible for driving wedges in animal populations to create new species - mothers themselves. A study published last month in the journal Ecology Letters suggests that female creatures' sexual preferences may launch an evolutionary process that can lead to the creation of new species.
August 13, 2014
Big Lots has revamped its food department, adding name brand products and expanding the international assortment, the retailer said. The closeout retailer has 16 Baltimore area stores, in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, according to its website. In addition to closeout items, Big Lots will offer an everyday selection of brands such as Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Mike & Ike, Life Savers, Nutella, Miracle Whip, A.1. Sauce, Velveeta, Smucker's, Duncan Hines and Pillsbury.
August 8, 2014
Charlotte Hounds (4-9) @ Chesapeake Bayhawks (4-9) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Video: youtube.com/majorleaguelax Outlook: In the span of one year, the Bayhawks and Hounds have gone from fighting for the Major League Lacrosse title to battling for the right not to be called the worst team in the league. The loser Saturday will receive the top slot in January's college draft, though the Hounds traded their first-round pick to the franchise that is now the Florida Launch for Josh Hawkins (Loyola Maryland)
July 17, 2014
Anne Arundel County voters pick the county's executive, council members, sheriff and several courthouse officials. If one council member has his way, they may soon also pick the county attorney. Councilman Daryl Jones, a Severn Democrat, will introduce a resolution at Monday's council session that would make the county attorney's job an elected position. Currently, the county attorney is appointed by the county executive. Jones also is introducing an alternative resolution that would ask voters to decide if the County Council should have the ability to confirm whoever is appointed county attorney.