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In Laurel, Valerie Nicholas reaches the hungry and homeless
In Laurel, Valerie Nicholas reaches the hungry and homeless

After what she described as a "rough week," Valerie Nicholas assembled sandwiches and other foodstuffs in her Laurel home and headed into a night that would quickly degenerate into freezing rain. The first stop Jan. 23 was the parking lot at the Old Country Buffet, where Nicholas met Bill Jahn, a cab driver for more than 30 years who likes to reminisce about transporting Muhammad Ali to the Capital Center. Jahn said he'd been out since 2 a.m. and wanted hot coffee; Nicholas handed him a bag of food and promised to get cash for him from an ATM a little later that evening. According to Jahn, the two met over two years ago when Jahn's EBT card bounced in a Safeway...

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