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Bay ice challenges commerce, navigation and fishing

Sheets of ice up to a foot thick in the Chesapeake Bay have beached small boats and fishermen, hampered operations at the port of Baltimore and kept one Coast Guard cutter busy tending to stranded islanders for more than a week amid the worst freeze in decades.

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  • A matter of trust
    A matter of trust

    At an emotional meeting this week, members of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners found themselves struggling to explain their recent initiative to allow the city's School Police Force, which is separate from the Baltimore City Police Department, to carry weapons inside school...

  • How to reduce drunk driving
    How to reduce drunk driving

    People who have never been tested on a Breathalyzer are often surprised by just how intoxicated a person has to be to register a blood alcohol concentration of .08. It is enough to slur speech, impair vision, and dangerously alter perception and reaction time. You are, in a word, drunk and...

  • Charter schools do not equal education reform
    Charter schools do not equal education reform

    As Philadelphia's Superintendent of Schools, I recommended the approval of more than 30 charter schools because I thought it would improve educational opportunity for our 215,000 students. The last 20 years make it clear I was wrong.

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  • Pre-gastric bypass surgery test uncovers woman's cancer
    Pre-gastric bypass surgery test uncovers woman's cancer

    In the past five months, the pain has receded in Rachel Sandridge's back. Her legs aren't so sore and she has a lot more energy.

  • Many ailments can lead to chronic cough
    Many ailments can lead to chronic cough

    Chronic coughs are one of life's little annoyances. Coughing fits make it hard to sleep, make breathing difficult when exercising and can sneak up when you least expect it, like during an important phone call. The causes of chronic cough are many, said Dr. Jonathan Matz, an internal medicine...

  • Audit critical of Medicaid procurement
    Audit critical of Medicaid procurement

    State auditors say Maryland's health department did not follow proper procedure when it hired a contractor to replace the system used to process Medicaid payments. The department later had to suspend work with the company.

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