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  • Columbia mother solicits letters of support for son who threatened suicide

    Columbia mother solicits letters of support for son who threatened suicide
    Hours after Karen Brocklebank's son posted pictures online late last month of his forearm marred with a series of self-inflicted cuts and a threat to kill himself on his 13th birthday, she sat in an uncomfortable emergency room chair, sleepless and in...
  • Glenelg: Glenelg High hosts speakers and a fall flea market

    Glenelg High School and its AP Scholars Program host a fall flea market this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. until noon. More than 20 families will host tables both indoors and outside. Refreshments will be sold, as well as pumpkins for fall and Halloween...
  • Starting the conversation at Centennial's anti-bullying week

    Starting the conversation at Centennial's anti-bullying week
    About 40 percent of students at Centennial High School have reported being bullied in the past school year, according to Principal Carl Perkins. That, he said, is just too many. "That's huge," he said. "That's one of the things that caused us to take...
  • Archaeologist and educator Lee Preston pieces together Howard County's past

    Archaeologist and educator Lee Preston pieces together Howard County's past
    He may not sport a fedora on his head or a bullwhip on his belt, but Lee Preston can be recognized by the ARKLOGIST license plate on his car. And by a book that might be tucked under his arm: “Archaeology in Howard County and Beyond: What I’ve...
  • Teen's suicide raises long-standing concerns about cyber-bullying

    Teen's suicide raises long-standing concerns about cyber-bullying
    The Easter Sunday suicide of a Glenelg High School teen has raised long-standing concerns about cyber-bullying, as parents and teachers call on Howard County schools to do more to boost awareness and prevention. Chaun Hightower, president of the Howard...
  • Schools, parents try to keep pace with cyber-bullying tactics

    Schools, parents try to keep pace with cyber-bullying tactics
    Katie Anger, a bright-eyed redhead from West Friendship, opened the door for cyber-bullying as a middle-schooler, when she installed the "Honesty Box" app on her Facebook page. Some teens used the now-defunct Facebook feature to criticize her...
  • Howard County Schools Host Cyberbullying Presentations

    Cyberbullying became a problem for tech-savvy students well before adults — particularly parents and teachers — knew much about it. For the past decade, that's where Sameer Hinduja has come in. Hinduja is the co-director of the...
  • Howard County PTA holds anti-bullying forum

    Howard County PTA holds anti-bullying forum
    More than 100 parents and students gathered at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia on Thursday night to learn about how to prevent of cyberbullying and hear details of the Howard County public schools' anti-bullying policy. Thursday's forum was in the...
  • Contractors act as interrogators

    The U.S. military's use of private contractors for the sensitive task of wartime interrogation marks a sharp shift from traditional practices and is raising difficult issues of accountability as authorities investigate the alleged role civilian workers...
  • A flurry of Festival Days events benefit local organizations

    The ballroom was packed for "Wine & All That Jazz," and sure enough the Boca Raton Chamber announced 350 people had bought tickets for the annual food and wine tasting at $60 or VIP at $120 a pop. This was the Boca Chamber's fundraiser, one of 30...
  • Survivor, modeling CEO to speak on sex trafficking

    It can and does happen here, and when it comes to human trafficking, Florida ranks third in the nation behind New York and California. Ford Modeling Agency's former CEO Katie Ford, sex trafficking survivor Katarina Rosenblatt and State Attorney David...
  • Companies work with local colleges to prepare future workforce

    Companies work with local colleges to prepare future workforce
    Nipro Diagnostics launched an internship program last year and was surprised by the lack of interest. "We only got one intern," said Scott Verner, chief executive of the fast-growing, high-technology maker of diabetic-testing equipment in Fort...