Sunday, May 12, 2013
Despite a certain brood of cicadas appearing in Maryland this year, Howard County won't see any until 2021.
A brood of cicadas will appear in Maryland over the next few weeks, though none will show in Howard County. After 17 years underground, the Brood II cicadas will emerge, with some already popping up in North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Michael Joseph Raupp, an entomology professor at the University of Maryland, said some of the cicadas will make an appearance in the counties of St. Mary’s and Calvert, with historical evidence suggesting cicadas may also be seen in Anne Arundel County. However, the Brood II cicadas have not made their homes in Howard County, which is why there won’t be any spotted there. “We don’t really understand the mechanism that has determined where these broods are,” Raupp said. “It could have to do with patterns …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Will you miss seeing the Terps in the ACC?
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents on Monday approved a move to the Big Ten Conference, ending nearly 60 years of affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, multiple sources reported. Rutgers is expected to announce Tuesday that it will join the Terps in the Big Ten, the New York Daily News reported. Maryland’s move is the latest in a flurry of conference realignment that has drastically altered the landscape of college athletics in recent years, often disrupting traditional regional rivalries as schools chase increasingly lucrative television contracts. Maryland’s move, which could carry a $50 million exit penalty from the ACC, is considered to be a financial strategy that will bring the school a share of the Big Ten’s …
The University's Board of Regents voted Monday to approve the move.
Update, 11 a.m.: The University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday morning to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference and leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, ESPN reported. It's unclear when Maryland would make the move, but a buy out from the ACC could cost as much as $50 million, according to ESPN. Original Post, 5:30 a.m.: As soon as Monday the University of Maryland could end its 60-year affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten, according to a Baltimore Sun article. The Board of Regents at the university will meet Monday to discuss the move, thought Baltimore Sun reported it wasn't clear whether the board vote was necessary or if Chanvellor William E. Kirwan could decide on …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Baltimore County police identified Earl Badu as the man who jumped from I-695 Thursday.
Earl Badu, 33, a member of the University of Maryland’s 2002 basketball national championship team, has been indentified as the man who died Thursday after jumping from Interstate 695 into a construction area on Interstate 95 near Perry Hall. Baltimore County police identified Badu as the jumper in an email on Saturday. According to University of Maryland’s athletic site, Badu was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship team after walking onto the squad in the fall of 1998. Badu, a graduate of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died from his injuries at Bay View Medical Center. According to electronic court records, Badu, who listed a PO Box in Bethesda as his address, was convicted of passing a bad check on Sept. 21.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Police charged 19-year-old student Alexander Song of Fulton with a misdemeanor and took him to a hospital for psychiatric analysis.
Fulton, Md. - Update, 10:30 a.m. Monday After a University of Maryland alumnus alerted police Saturday night about the threatening messages online, police worked alongside UMd.'s Office of Information Technology to track down Alexander Song, The Diamondback reported. Song's roommate at Oakland Hall, Brian Barnett, said he knew his roommate was stressed, but he was surprised to learn about the threatening messages, according to The Diamondback. Read the full story here. Original Story, Sunday Night University of Maryland police arrested and charged a student who threatened to go on a "shooting rampage" on campus, police said. According to police, UMd. student Alexander Song, 19, of Fulton, MD, posted the following statements online: …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Columbia-based Nightmare Graphics donated 4,000 'Zaching' T-shirts at today's University of Maryland men's basketball game.
During Sunday's University of Maryland versus University of Virginia basketball game, spectators in the student section received special T-shirts in honor of one of their own. Nightmare Graphics, a Columbia-based screenprinter, donated 4,000 red limited-edition T-shirts that depict the now famous "Zaching" pose, a gesture made originally by Maryland freshman Zach Lederer as he recuperated from brain cancer surgery in late January. The Centennial High School graduate is one of the basketball team's student managers. Lederer at the time said that, while slightly drugged up, he struck the pose to let family members and friends know that he was OK and they shouldn't worry about him. Since the original photo went viral, people from across the …
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Jeffrey Fineman barely survived a horrific accident when he was 17. Now he is turning 40 and grateful every day for the joys his second chance brings him.
They would be significant milestones for anyone, of course—40 years of life, 20 years working for one company. They are miraculous milestones for Columbia Association employee Jeff Fineman. He will celebrate both in January, more than two decades after a horrific car accident in which he suffered a profound brain injury. He was 17 at the time. "They told me I was going to have a vegetable," recalled Luba Fineman, Jeff's mother. She is referring to the first reports she received from neurosurgeons at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. In so many ways, March 14, 1988, was otherwise a typical Monday for Jeff and his friend, Dennis Chandler. They attended classes at Atholton High School and then decided to take a spring …