October 22, 2012
Sure, her official position is hazy -- and she might not even be getting paid, but Carrie Mathison is back at the CIA. And so are bunch of video screens fixed on Nicholas Brody. The recursive storylines that defined Homeland's first season were back in a big way in Episode 4 of Season 2, as Carrie returns to work on a top-secret surveillance team monitoring Brody. As the show's perspective switches between the two characters, we again see Carrie's life being defined by the Brody she sees and hears on screen.
October 11, 2012
Out and About At this beautiful time of year you don't need any special reason to visit the historic district. On the weekends the historic sites - the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin, the Firehouse Museum, the Heritage Orientation Center and the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park - are all open to visitors. Lots of shops have samples of their wares out on the sidewalk, and a few restaurants offer outdoor seating. Grab an ice cream cone and sit on a picnic bench next to the Tiber.
October 3, 2012
Two Anne Arundel County men who were found smoking marijuana at a Pasadena gas station parking lot Tuesday evening face several drug-related charges. Justin Andrew Hartman, 22, of the 300 block Alameda Parkway in Arnold, the driver, was charged with drug and paraphernalia possession and intent to distribute. Scott Matthew Stein, 27, of the 200 block Fox Tree Drive in Glen Burnie, also faces possession and intent to distribute charges as well as failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest.
July 11, 2012
Things I'll be watching for during Maryland's season-opening football game against William & Mary at Byrd Stadium on Sept. 1. *Stefon Diggs' debut. Will he follow the Torrey Smith model and make his mark initially more as a kick returner than a receiver? Remember that Smith caught only 24 passes in his first season but averaged 25.9 yards on kickoffs, where his talents were immediately evident. *The new FieldTurf. Does it have that new car smell? *The uniforms. Does Maryland come out right away with those funky “Maryland Pride” uniforms, or does it keep them in reserve?
June 5, 2012
The mystery over what's caused the sewage smell in the Inner Harbor deepened today, as members of the watershed watchdog group Blue Water Baltimore reported seeing telltale debris floating in water that's reportedly turned grey since last Friday's downpour. David Flores, the group's water quality manager, and Tina Meyers, the Harbor Waterkeeper, spotted items they said are often seen after a sewage break or overflow, such as used condoms, tampon applicators and greaseballs in the water and on the shore by Domino's Sugar refinery and the Ritz-Carlton waterfront residences.
May 26, 2012
A powerful stench was in the air Saturday at the Inner Harbor as 12-year-olds Alison Chase and Marissa Westerbeke hunched over the water's edge, studying tiny crabs floating to the surface. The girls were in town from Connecticut for a relaxing annual vacation with Alison's family, but the pervasive smell of dead fish and rotting plant matter — caused by a massive algae bloom — had them totally grossed out. "It's, like, sad and disgusting," said Marissa. "It's gross.