| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Hurricane Tomas passed to the west of the crowded Haitian capital Port au Prince over the weekend, mostly sparing the vulnerable earthquake resettlement camps. But local and international authorities continue to worry about the effects of heavy rains on...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 12:37 PM
With visible excitement, Chris Glass runs his finger across a large wall map of the world at the world headquarters of the nonprofit, IMA World Health, in New Windsor.
He carefully traces his route to Tanzania, then taps his finger gently on Mount...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:08 AM
How much can one little dress do?
When it's made from a 100 percent cotton pillow case and lovingly trimmed with rick rack and ribbons, it can delight a little girl in Haiti who may never have had a dress.
And it might keep her safe from rape or...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Dr. Ross Joseph Brechner, a mathematician turned ophthalmologist who abandoned private practice for a second career in public health, died Aug. 4 of heart disease at his Catonsville home.
He was 71.
"Ross was a fine ophthalmologist who changed careers...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 1:58 PM
In an effort to honor those who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen will take part today in the second annual Project Green: 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance.
The event is organized by the Volunteer Center...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:39 PM
I promised myself I was going to give CNN's new weeknight host Erin Burnett a full week of shows before I reviewed her.
It was hard keeping that promise Monday night when I saw her pay a visit to the Occupy Wall Street encampment so she could look down...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield.
But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use.
The twister, one of the...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 1:32 PM
Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Bryan Voltaggio of Volt are lending their support to a benefit for Up From Under, a project for building homes in Hait
The Up From Under benefit dinner and silent acution, which is being held at Washington, D.C.'s...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 10:45 AM
Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Bryan Voltaggio of Volt are lending their support to a Wednesday night benefit for Up From Under, a project for building homes in Haiti.
The Up From Under benefit dinner and silent action, which is being held at...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:16 PM
One afternoon in early June, Ken Mallette was in Jacksonville driving from a funeral when he got a text message about severe storms striking Maryland. One of the storms' 11 tornadoes had just ravaged nearby Fallston.
In his second week as executive...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:44 AM
The unpaved street winds up a steep, rocky hill to a "shell of a hospital." It's a concrete structure without any patients, said Shirley Matlock, a member of Glen Mar Methodist Church, in Ellicott City. Construction supplies, tile and paint occupy most of...