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  • Commentary: A long way from the 1950s ... or are we?

    Commentary: A long way from the 1950s ... or are we?
    Way back in the late 1950s, my parents and I frequently went to the movies. On one occasion, we went to the College Theater in Swarthmore, Pa., near our home, to view a film called "Sapphire." My guess is very few of you, if any, have ever heard of,...
  • John C. "Jake" Smedley, social worker

    John C. "Jake" Smedley, social worker
    John C. "Jake" Smedley, a retired social worker and former Ruxton resident, died Dec. 9 of cancer at his Silver Spring home. He was 91. John Calvin Smedley was born in Letchworth, England. After the death of his parents, he moved to Beverly Hills, Calif....
  • Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia

    Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia
    Alex Brooks started studying Russian because he needed a language class and didn't want to take French. Spanish class was filled, so the Friends School student settled for Russian. "I was willing to take a risk with a new alphabet," said Brooks, a...
  • Highland/Fulton: Students at Fulton Elementary show lots of character

    Fulton Elementary School students who demonstrate respectfulness, responsibility and readiness each day are given recognition. One student is selected from each grade to be the "Kid for Character". The following students were selected for the month of...
  • Owings Mills author makes dystopian debut with 'The Listeners'

    Owings Mills author makes dystopian debut with 'The Listeners'
    Harrison Demchick is by his own account an optimist. He doesn't think that human society or our ruling institutions have become irredeemably corrupt. He didn't make one single preparation for this past Friday, when the Mayan calendar came to an abrupt...
  • Wellness blog serves as voice of hospital, library wellness partnership

    Wellness blog serves as voice of hospital, library wellness partnership
    Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts. Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...
  • Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown

    Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown
    When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
  • Highland/Fulton: Debate team at Reservoir High School makes a good case

    Our public schools offer such an incredible range of learning activities. One such example is Speech and Debate. Nationwide, many high schools participate in the National Forensics League Lincoln-Douglas Debates, based on the famous debates between...
  • John F. Muller, counselor

    John F. Muller, an addictions counselor who earlier had been co-owner of a wholesale seafood business, died Nov. 24 from colon cancer at his Middle River home. He was 78. The son of a Methodist minister and a homemaker, John Frederick Muller was born and...
  • Daniel M. McGuiness, retired professor

    Daniel M. McGuiness, retired professor
    Daniel M. McGuiness, a retired associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland who influenced a younger generation of editors and writers, died Nov. 18of Parkinson's disease. He was 69. "Dan was a born teacher because his way of teaching...
  • Despite 'discomfort' with capitalism, France must be doing something right

    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column on French economic policy is unfairly critical of a great nation that perhaps has contributed more to the world's culture — in literature, music, philosophy and art — than any other country on earth...
  • Baltimore author Margaret Meacham publishes two books in a month

    Baltimore author Margaret Meacham publishes two books in a month
    When author Margaret Meacham was a little girl, she let her imagination soar while perched high in the branches of a buckeye tree in her family's Pittsburgh backyard. Now, half a century after those leafy daydreams, the 60-year-old Meacham is a popular...