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  • Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech

    Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech
    After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment. State Democrats expressed near-...
  • River Hill High School freshman Tyler Conway named Miss Maryland Jr. Teen

    Few things give me as much satisfaction in writing this column, then to hear news of the children of parents whom I wrote about when they were school kids. Such is the case with the latest good news from Kenya Conway, whom I recall from her days as a...
  • Deserving students will benefit from Mark Hollingsworth Scholarship

    Earlier this year, I wrote about the Mark Hollingsworth Scholarship, founded in memory of a Sykesville man who died from lung cancer in July 2010, at the age of 48. Hollingsworth was a devoted family man, an avid traveler and triathlete, and a...
  • Back to School Nights

    The Baltimore County Public School System hosts back-to-school nights to allow parents and guardians to get to know the school their children will attend. Back-to-School Night activities are planned for these public schools in the area: Arbutus...
  • Change in employment led to narrow escape on 9/11

    Last Sunday, we all focused on a day of remembrance. Many of us were lucky to have our loved ones return home on that fateful Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Others were not so lucky. Each of us will forever remember where we were and what we were doing when...
  • Back to School night opens the lines of communication

    Like buying school supplies, Back to School night is synonymous with the opening of a new school year. Like buying school supplies, Back to School night is synonymous with the opening of a new school year. On Monday, Sept. 12, Bonnie Branch Middle...
  • There he goes again: Obama in full TV campaign mode on BET, mtvU, NBC ...

    There he goes again: Obama in full TV campaign mode on BET, mtvU, NBC ...
    Early in his presidency, Barack Obama's aversion to governing and addiction to going on television, led me to write that when the going gets tough, Obama goes on TV. Here we go again with the president moving from camera setup to camera setup talking...
  • Loch Raven: From Bible school to overseas missions, a busy summer at Hiss

    Members of Hiss United Methodist Church have been busy this summer. In late June, the church was transformed into the biblical town of Nazareth for a week during the church's annual Vacation Bible School. More than 85 children, youth and leaders were...
  • Shift in county policy stresses money, not items, for donations

    Policy changes within the Volunteer Office of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services have altered the county's flagship donation drives for families in need, leaving at least one local volunteer wondering whether the county's neediest...
  • Prince George's to hold Back-to-School Fair

    Prince George's County students and their parents can register for school and before- and after-care programs, and meet with county agency and school representatives, at a Back-to-School Fair Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Show Place Arena,...
  • No sales tax for back-to-school clothing

    Consumers getting ready for school to start at the end of the month will not be charged sales tax next week for most clothing and shoes priced under $100. Maryland's Tax Free Week begins Sunday, Aug. 12, and ends at midnight Saturday, August 18....
  • Eat like a Raven with these back-to-school recipes

    Eat like a Raven with these back-to-school recipes
    It's back-to-school time, and perhaps you are settling back in to a family-dinner routine after summer chaos. Or perhaps you at least plan to. If your picky eater isn't getting into the groove just yet, perhaps these recipes will help. Tell your kids they...