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  • Rawlings-Blake names new Rec and Parks director

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has hired a new director of recreation and parks, choosing an experienced manager who has headed similar agencies in three cities. Ernest W. Burkeen Jr., 64, who previously ran recreation and parks departments in Miami,...
  • Former neighbor helps introduce us to sport of gymnastics [Commentary]

    When I was pregnant with my second child, I frequently joked that I had a gymnast or an acrobat in my belly. That baby (we didn't know if it was a boy or a girl until I delivered) was so active, so often, that it just had to be one or the other. At 2...
  • The or not the

    On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions: "Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
  • Stolen mummy to return home to UM medical school

    Stolen mummy to return home to UM medical school
    The 200-year-old mummified remains of a small child are making their way back to the University of Maryland School of Medicine after an absence in which they were posted for sale on eBay and languished for almost five years in a Michigan police evidence...
  • Advisory panel calls for end to most experiments on chimpanzees

    Advisory panel calls for end to most experiments on chimpanzees
    Medical experiments on chimpanzees are largely unnecessary and should be rare, concluded a report released Thursday from special panel of the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science. The authors did not recommend an outright ban,...
  • Gambling rule relaxed for slots licenses

    In response to concerns raised by a high-profile applicant for a downtown Baltimore slots casino, Maryland officials have relaxed a rule designed to keep people with past gambling transgressions from winning licenses to operate such facilities. The...
  • Loss of children inspires Ellicott City mothers to advocate for suicide prevention

    Loss of children inspires Ellicott City mothers to advocate for suicide prevention
    Before asking the question, Congressman John Sarbanes made sure to say "if you don't mind sharing." Donna Curley and Sara Tagget didn't mind. It was why they were in Washington that day. It was why they were sitting in Sarbanes' office. It was why they...
  • Karen Kalck to wed Jason McCormick

    Geri and Larry Kalck, of Fallston, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Angela Kalck, to Jason Clinton McCormick, son of Dennis McCormick of Louisville, Tenn., and Christy Linke of Plant City, Fla. The bride to be is a 1997 graduate of...
  • Court partly backs off pit bull ruling

    Court partly backs off pit bull ruling
    Maryland's highest court on Tuesday partly backed off its April decision that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, admitting that it went too far when it applied its standard to cross-bred dogs. But the new ruling, which affects only purebred animals, does...
  • Sister Mary Magdala Thompson

    Sister Mary Magdala Thompson
    Sister Mary Magdala Thompson, a Sister of Mercy who was a noted educator, psychotherapist and author, died July 14 of heart failure at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala. The former Baltimore resident was 89. "There was a common thread in all of the...
  • Teen dies at Bowling Brook

    Sheriff's deputies and state police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old East Baltimore youth who collapsed Tuesday evening while being restrained by staff at a privately run residential program for juvenile offenders. Isaiah Simmons III was...
  • Davie woman's death now ruled murder

    Davie woman's death now ruled murder
    Initially believed to be a suicide, the discovery of Jill Halliburton Su's body in a bathtub in her upscale Westridge home is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Tuesday. "She was found by a family member and she had been murdered in her...