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  • The moose is loose, and it’s coming for you

    So how would you like to look out your kitchen door window onto your porch and see a moose looking back at you from close range?

    June 28, 2014

  • Here’s a look at what goes on inside you

    In high school, my favorite science course was biology. I can remember Mr. Munley in his wheelchair. Our class went on a field trip to the University of Miami Medical School where we saw the cadavers used by the medical students.

    June 28, 2014

  • Hiccup cure you may find hard to swallow

    Let’s give a cheer for one of the things in the human experience that the scientific researchers haven’t fully figured out yet: how to cure hiccups! Somehow it kind of restores your faith in the world, doesn’t it?
    But don’t think they haven’t tried.

    June 28, 2014

  • Privacy upheld Privacy upheld

    Anyone who values privacy rights should cheer the Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday that cellphone searches should not be done by police unless a warrant has been obtained.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Riptides Riptides

    Many tri-state area residents typically vacation in Ocean City, Virginia Beach or Myrtle Beach during the summer. Two recent riptide drownings in Ocean City should make beach-goers more cautious of the ocean.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cooperstown doors should swing open for Rose

    It would be simple to study Pete Rose’s record as a player with the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies and determine whether he should be elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Certainly. Absolutely. Without a doubt.

    June 22, 2014

  • No surprise No surprise

    It’s an excuse that’s so old, lame and worn-out that it has become a cliche.
    Some of us tried it when we were young and didn’t know better — it never works — although we know of at least one time it actually happened. The teacher believed it because the student turned in the shredded and slightly soggy remains of his paper.
    You’ve heard it: “The dog ate my homework.”

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dan’s Mountain WMA road project enters final phase Dan’s Mountain WMA road project enters final phase

    And now ... Phase 2.
    Phase 1 of the Dan’s Mountain Wildlife Management Area’s road construction was completed a couple years back, extending a good, graveled road 1.5 miles uphill from the public campground alongside U.S. Route 220 in the Rawlings area.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Outsourced Outsourced

    The Maryland Board of Public Works recently voted to pay a Colorado company $1 million to study whether our state’s public schools receive adequate funding.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Moon-watching easy when you know how

    Long before the first writing (scratches on clay tablets) appeared, our early ancestors noticed that the moon went through a regular cycle of shapes in about 30 days.

    June 21, 2014