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The beleaguered San Onofre nuclear power plant north of San Diego has been idle since January 2012 after the discovery of unsafe reactor conditions. The operator is now seeking approval to restart one of the plant's two reactors at 70% power for a five-...
Amy Stewart's new book, "The Drunken Botanist," explores the plant ingredients in our favorite cocktails (and the lesser known ones too). "Every great drink starts with a plant," Stewart writes in her introduction, a section aptly titled "Aperitif." "If...
More than 1,000 reenactors are expected in Gloucester on Oct. 19-20 to recreate the Battle of the Hook, a pivotal Revolutionary War skirmish in the county that helped seal the fate of the British forces in 1781. The reenactment will take place at the...
In Robert Heinlein's classic novella, "The Man Who Sold the Moon," an entrepreneur raises money for a lunar expedition by warning a soft-drink company that, without its support, he might have to turn to a competitor that will pay him to display its logo...
The Cinderella team of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament hails from Florida, but its coaches have Maryland roots. Andy Enfield set scoring records at Johns Hopkins before he became head coach at Florida Gulf Coast, the darling of the...
Early after the first of this year, I wrote a column concerning interesting facts about our presidents, and I promised to write more. That column and this one — and possibly some future ones — are based on a book by Cormac O’Brien titled...
ReporterWalk through Washington Hall with Tom Kalasky and the scope of the project quickly comes into focus. "The last significant renovation was done in 1937," said Kalasky, Washington and Lee University's Director of Capital Projects. W&L is in the middle...
It may be known as the Nation's River, but here where the Potomac carves its way between Maryland and Virginia, ownership is up for grabs. Again. A court battle that pits a group of property owners against two small paddling and tubing companies seeks...
What do we really believe? To the editor: Watching the events of the last couple of months unfold, I have to ask the question: What do we really believe? We all watched as the Newtown shootings unfolded. Days after, we saw the funerals and the tears...
Tags: Abraham Lincoln, The Herald-Mail, Politics, White House, Gaming
When I retired five years ago after a career as a rather maverick newspaperman bristling at the restraints of corporate journalism, I vowed to speak what was in my heart and to say "yes" to just about everything. Being a yes-man instead of a naysayer has...
Tags: Politics, Government
It's an odd-numbered year, which means this is when something might get done in Washington before next year's elections shut everything down. But for that to happen, it may require an odd political pairing: President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's...
I can hear 'em now. "He's a good guy"; "He's a family man"; "He'll govern like a moderate"; "It will be so good for the country"; "He's post-partisan." That the election of a mixed-race candidate for president sent positive messages about America around...
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Feb 26, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Feb 21, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
Mar 17, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Mar 17, 2013 |Column| Baltimore Sun
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