April 2, 2012
Big news out of Landover, a suburb of Washington D.C., this morning: 2tor Inc. raised $26 million in a fourth major round of investment, and plans to use the money to expand its reach into the higher-education online degree market. The Landover-based company has about 270 employees, and company officials said that they could hire as many as 100 new employees in coming years. 2tor partners with universities to build full-scale web experiences interwoven with an online education program that grants a serious degree to students.
February 2, 2009
Tor Martin Hylbom, a retired Sun makeup editor who was active in his church, died of a stroke Jan. 24 at Sinai Hospital. The former longtime Anneslie resident was 69. Mr. Hylbom was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colo., and graduated from the Kent School in Kent, Conn., in 1958. He attended Washington and Lee University, and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado College in 1962. From 1963 to 1967, Mr. Hylbom, who was a graduate of the Army Language School at Fort Ord in Monterey, Calif.
November 9, 2008
The Devil's Eye by Jack McDevitt Ace / 368 pages / $24.95 Politics. There's no escaping its ugliness, even on a world several light-years outside the Milky Way galaxy. That world is Salud Afar, and it's where celebrated horror writer Vicki Greene has gone to research her next novel. Once there, she sends a burst of a message to antiquities dealer Alex Benedict. It ends with, "They're all dead." Then Greene's memory is wiped. But Greene had asked Benedict and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, for help.
November 19, 2006
For my husband and I, the moorland of Dartmoor National Park is our favorite place to hike in England. Famous as the setting for the Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, the moor is actually a large granite plateau dotted with high rock formations called tors. It's mostly covered in gorse, heather and bracken, but also has a soft, marshy ground. The weather can be very unpredictable and storms can blow in without warning, causing you to lose your bearings in an instant.
August 27, 2006
The game was tied in the bottom of the ninth and the Orioles needed a runner in scoring position. Everybody, from the players perched on the top step of the dugout to the 26,379 fans at Camden Yards yesterday, knew that Corey Patterson was about to try to steal second base. It was just a matter of when. Patterson fully expected to see a pitchout, as did his manager, Sam Perlozzo. But one didn't come on Shawn Camp's first pitch to Kevin Millar, so Patterson decided the time had come. Devil Rays@O's Today, 1:35 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM Starters: Devil Rays' J.P. Howell (0-1, 10.80)
March 7, 2006
Book Signing Christie at MICA R. Gregory Christie, award-winning children's book illustra tor, is holding a free discussion and book signing at noon today at the Maryland Institute Col lege of Art. He will discuss his illustrations, travels and experi ences as a black artist. This event is in the Brown Center's Falvey Hall, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-225-2300 or visit www.mica.edu.