December 8, 2012
As Maryland coach Mark Turgeon searched for positives in his team's 61-46 win over South Carolina State on Saturday, he couldn't hide his distaste at what he had just watched. "It wasn't really a fun game to be a part of, to be honest with you," Turgeon said. "We didn't make shots, shots we've been making. " In an increasingly familiar story at Comcast Center, it was hard to pinpoint a single hero in Maryland's victory. Ten players scored, only one in double figures, as the Terps (8-1)
June 23, 2012
Keli Smith Puzo ran out of options early last month. Her 9-month-old son, Ian, had a highly contagious virus, and her babysitter was incapacitated with the stomach flu. More than 2,000 miles from friends and family, the U.S. women's field hockey forward had no one else to take care of her two young boys. For the first time during her four-month stay in San Diego training with the national team, she would have to miss practice. It was a trying day for the 33-year-old Smith Puzo.
April 26, 2012
When do I put down grub killer in the spring? Spring grubs are big, but they are barely eating now and not damaging your lawn. Don't waste your money on these grubs. Also, applying grub killer in spring sickens wasps that are predators of grubs. You've probably seen these beneficial wasps hovering over your lawn, looking for grubs to attack. Natural controls usually keep grub populations under control. A few grubs are normal and keep the predators around. Rarely is lawn damage caused by grubs.
April 11, 2012
Your article "Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets" (April 7) is an important reminder that we can never be too careful when entrusting our beloved animal companions to others - even those who are supposed to heal them. Just as parents would never neglect to check a babysitter's references, guardians of animal companions should contact their local Better Business Bureau and state veterinary board to check for complaints before choosing a veterinarian. Always insist upon your right to stay with your animal at all times - if the vet refuses to allow you in the "back room," don't hesitate to take your animal and leave.
March 17, 2012
The Manor Tavern sits in the in the thick of beautiful Monkton, where the land is big but the community is tight, and folks know the names of their neighbors' ancestors, children, horses and hunting dogs. Change, when it comes here, comes slowly, which makes the Manor Tavern an interesting case study. The 250-year-old Baltimore County property, in the thick of world-famous horse country, was purchased last summer by two teams of experienced restaurateurs. William and John Mitcherling own Towson's An Poitin Stil, and Patrick Russell and Bill Irvin operate businesses in Fells Point, including Kooper's Tavern, Slainte and the Chowhound Burger Wagon.
March 7, 2012
When William and Freddi Vaughn tied the knot seven years ago, they desired a home that would merge their lives as two mature adults finding love anew. "We'd both lived on our own for quite awhile," says Freddi Vaughn, who is in her late 50s; her husband is 66. "But after coming together, we wanted a house that was ours. " Today, the couple has happily settled into married life in their three-level villa in Pikesville. With a manicured lawn and pretty landscaping, the Vaughns' end-of-group home appears deceptively compact from the outside.