April 13, 2012
Boys' Latin School's Tyler Steinhardt is always involved in fundraising. If he isn't having a dodge ball tournament to raise money for a child with cancer, then he is organizing a special help group on another high school campus or coaching lacrosse in Uganda. For his next project, Steinhardt, 18, has organized the Shootout for Soldiers, a 24-hour lacrosse game to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project or wounded American soldiers. Initially, there were some snags, but now head coaches Bobby Shriver of Boys' Latin and Calvert Hall's Bryan Kelly have gotten involved.
April 10, 2012
In reviewing "Savage U," MTV's sex advice show featuring Dan Savage, I predicted that it was going to be a culture-wars lightning rod at some point. The show debuted with an episode set at the University of Maryland April 3. Well, it didn't take long. On April 7, Brent Bozell, publisher of the right-wing media watchdog website NewsBusters went absolutely off the rails with a column attacking MTV and Savage as merchants of "smut. " Here's how Bozell started his column, and he was only warming up: MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the “advice” category.
March 14, 2012
Talk about rebuilding or replacing Havre de Grace High School got me to thinking. Talk about rebuilding or replacing Havre de Grace High School got me thinking. For more than a year, some noticeable changes have been taking place at the school. It started with the removal of what for generations had been the school's tennis courts tucked behind the gym at the corner of Adams and Bourbon streets. It's been a long time since they've been used for tennis. In recent years as they fell further and further into disrepair, they had been used primarily for baseball, lacrosse and softball teams seeking a dry spot during the cold, wet months of spring.
March 11, 2012
When it happened, he didn't feel a thing. Within 30 seconds, "all the pain in the world" coursed through his body. And U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Curtis Winston recalls thinking, among many other things, that he'd never play sports again. Wilson, a former high school athlete, was helping lead an Allied mission near Baghdad in 2007 when his Humvee hit an IED, triggering an explosion that shattered his left leg and knee and caused multiple fractures to his right hand. He didn't walk for five months.
March 10, 2012
The average tenure of an American museum director is about six years. It's a tough job, requiring the gifts of a scholar-historian, expert business manager, public relations genius and civic booster all rolled into one, and it's definitely not for the faint of heart. Yet Gary Vikan, who announced this week that he is stepping down as director of the Walters Art Museum after 18 years in the post, not only made it look easy but seemed to enjoy every minute of it. Mr. Vikan's long tenure at the Walters saw a significant expansion of the museum's collections and programs as well as its presence in the community and online.
February 7, 2012
There's a new ship in the harbor - at least for another day. Rainbow Warrior III, the signature vessel of Greenpeace, cruised into Baltimore Monday on its maiden voyage to the United States. It's the third ship to bear that name - the first was allegedly bombed by the French Navy in 1985, and its successor was retired last August. This 190-foot baby was designed and built to the environmental group's specs, and they say it's the...
January 23, 2012
The Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the University of Delaware have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement to collaborate on an orthopedic rehabilitation project that will improve rehabilitative care for wounded warriors and civilians. Entitled "Enhanced Locomotion for Limb Salvage Patients: Optimal Dorsiflexion Resistance Ankle-Foot Orthoses," the joint project will generate personalized rehabilitation devices (orthopedic braces) for wounded warriors who receive treatment at Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs medical treatment facilities, as well as civilians.
January 12, 2012
After suffering their first loss of the season on Friday night, the Havre de Grace Warriors rebounded during Tuesday's tri-meet at Magnolia Middle School for victories over the North Harford Hawks and Harford Tech Cobras. The Warriors came out on top of their matchup with North Harford, 113-75, and topped Harford Tech, 131-57. North Harford also beat Harford Tech, 102-86. Havre de Grace began the meet with a victory, with Hunter Infeld, Robbie Orzewicz, Renz Amato and Daniel Schoeberlein teaming up to win the boys 200-yard medley relay.
January 5, 2012
If playing the UCBAC's hottest boys basketball team had any effect on the Aberdeen Eagles, it did not show Wednesday night, as they put an end to the Elkton Golden Elks' winning ways, 64-53, in Aberdeen. The loss puts the elks at 6-1 overall and 2-1 Chesapeake, or upper division, of the UCBAC. By beating Elkton, Aberdeen moved to 5-2 overall, and 3-0 in the Chesapeake Division. Leading for the Eagles Wednesday was Mike Davenport, who netted 17 points. Deandre Henson had 15 points for Aberdeen, while teammate Dezmon Smoaks scored 10 points.
January 5, 2012
Numerous Harford County girls basketball teams - Patterson Mill, Edgewood, Havre de Grace, Joppatowne, Bel Air and host Fallston - played in the Vern Brown Memorial Tournament at Fallston High School during the Christmas break last week. Patterson Mill rose to the occasion Thursday and knocked off the Perry Hall Gators, 53-43, to bring home the title. The Havre de Grace girls didn't fare nearly as well. The Edgewood Rams rebounded from an opening-round loss in the tournament to beat Havre de Grace, 64-22, in the tournament's White Division Consolation Game.