September 2, 2012
Randy Edsallsaid he isn't looking back on what happened last season at Maryland, so I won't either. But that doesn't mean I won't be watching what Danny O'Brien is doing at Wisconsin this season, and I'm sure a few Terps fans were checking out the internet Saturday while Maryland was struggling to beat William & Mary at Byrd Stadium behind freshman quarterback Perry Hills. For those who hadn't heard what the former Maryland quarterback had done in his debut with the Badgers, it certainly had to make you think what O'Brien might have done in Mike Locksley's new offense in College Park rather than Matt Canada's new offense in Madison.
August 21, 2012
Danny O'Brien received some startling news last Tuesday. After finishing up practice with the Wisconsin football team, the former Maryland quarterback heard from a few of his old teammates. C.J. Brown, the man who took O'Brien's starting job 10 months ago, had torn his ACL during a noncontact drill and would miss the 2012 season. O'Brien was heartbroken. Brown is one of his close friends, someone he's talked with regularly since deciding to transfer last winter. So he did what all people do during a friend's time of need.
August 6, 2012
Sunday's mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin carried a depressing familiarity. Every few weeks in America, people somewhere are shot en masse, a gunman is captured or killed, and the debate over gun control flourishes on opinion pages. But this shooting was different. It posed a question to the core American values: do we stand up for the safety of our religious minorities with the same vigor as we do for the mainstream population? The question was valiantly answered by the heroic act of the two police officers who did not hesitate to risk their own lives in order to save the lives of others - in this case Sikhs, who are often mistaken for Muslims.
July 21, 2012
It won't be long before racing fans in Baltimore and television viewers from around the world will once again enjoy IndyCar racing with your beautiful waterfront skyline as a backdrop. And as we experienced here last month with Milwaukee IndyFest, I'm confident Michael Andretti and the Andretti Sports Marketing team will get the job done and produce a first-class international event on Labor Day weekend. Milwaukee has a long and storied tradition in auto racing. The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest active racetrack in the world, having hosted races dating back to 1903.
July 20, 2012
The Wisconsin-style fried cheese curds are back at Artscape . You can find them at Stella Jeanne's Festival Foods booth, which is near the Lyric theater on Mount Royal Avenue but facing the Mount Royal Station stage. Above is the Baltimore Sun cheese-curd finder. Curds are a by-product of the cheese-making process. They have a consistency most people describe as squeaky. And the perfect thing to do with them -- fry them. The folks that make them are based in Philadelphia but the wife, who is expecting a child any day now, is from the Midwest, where cheese curds are huge.
June 11, 2012
The Sun has concluded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's recall election was not predictive of a Barack Obama loss in November based on exit polling which showed many of those who voted for Governor Walker would also vote for President Obama ("The lesson of Wisconsin," June 7). Really? The Sun conveniently forgot to mention that exit polling on Tuesday night also showed, incorrectly, that it was a virtual tie between Mr. Walker and his opponent, Tom Barrett, but we all know that was not the case at all. Mr. Walker had a landslide victory over Mr. Barrett, just as Mitt Romney will have over Mr. Obama in November, especially if the economy and unemployment figures remain as dismal then as they do now. Gail Householder, Marriottsville