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Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • A hero for our times [Editorial]

    In the Christmas season, it is natural for men and women of the Christian faith to ponder the lessons of the Gospel and particularly the forbearance of their savior who made the ultimate sacrifice so that others might be free. Few political leaders who...
  • Howard commission announces MLK essay contest

    Howard commission announces MLK essay contest
    The Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission announced the start of its annual essay contest for county middle- and high-school students. To be eligible, a student must be a county resident, and write an essay reflecting on an excerpt...
  • Supplement charity with advocacy [Commentary]

    Supplement charity with advocacy [Commentary]
    During the holiday season, many of us consider our good fortune and engage in charitable acts to share our prosperity. Marylanders give generously to food banks, serve at homeless shelters, or otherwise volunteer to help our less fortunate neighbors....
  • Havre de Grace gearing up for Christmas holiday season

    Uh oh, dear readers! It's Black Friday. I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps with lots of friends and relatives. Many folks are now in the turmoil of holiday shopping madness, straight through until Christmas. Friends who work in...
  • Sister Irene Marshiano, founder of the Franciscan Center, dies at 70

    Sister Irene Marshiano, founder of the Franciscan Center, dies at 70
    Sister Irene Marshiano, a nun who offered sandwiches and coffee "with respect" at the Franciscan Center she founded 45 years ago, died of complications from diabetes Oct. 31 at her order's Clare Court Convent in Northeast Baltimore. She was 70. Born in...
  • John W. Compton Sr., WWIN disc jockey

    John W. Compton Sr., WWIN disc jockey
    John Wendell Compton Sr., a retired disc jockey known on the air as Sir Johnny O, died of heart failure Oct. 29 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Randallstown resident was 75. Born in Baltimore and raised on Division Street, he was the...
  • Construction will affect traffic for Sunday's Ravens-Bengals game

    Construction will affect traffic for Sunday's Ravens-Bengals game
    Sunday's game between the Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium is the first since road and lane closures began near the stadium. Access to and from the stadium has been affected. Here are the streets affected: * A block of Warner...
  • Breast cancer resources

    Breast cancer resources
    A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families: Nonprofits, charities and support groups Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Housing applications Howard County Housing is accepting applications for the October enrollment period for the Moderate Income Housing Unit program. The MIHU is an inclusionary zoning program that requires developers of new housing in certain zoning...
  • Marita Carroll, civil rights activist

    Marita Carroll, civil rights activist
    Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical...
  • Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer

    Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer
    Mary J. Corey, whose personal warmth was matched by a drive that led her to become the first woman in The Baltimore Sun's 176-year history to head its newsroom, died Tuesday of breast cancer. The Sun's senior vice president and director of content, who...
  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    Voting Rights Act is still vital
    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life....