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  • White House climate change report unveils dire warning, calls for action

    White House climate change report unveils dire warning, calls for action
    The Obama administration Tuesday released an updated report on how climate change requires urgent action to counter impacts that touch every corner of the country, from oyster growers in Washington State to maple syrup producers in Vermont. "Climate...
  • FOOD

    FOOD
    Las Olas Wine and Food Festival: The only rule here is to eat and drink heartily, as the 19th annual ritzy bash clogs up the Las Olas drag with 45 tables of wine, spirits and microbrews, along with dozens of food samples from local restaurants. New this...
  • "Breathe Deep" raises more than $210,000

    "Breathe Deep" raises more than $210,000
    Dollars, footsteps and emotion came together for Breathe Deep North Shore, as one of the nation's largest lung cancer fundraisers secured more than $210,000 in contributions for research and awareness. This year's effort, culminating in a run-walk at the...
  • Breathing easier [Editorial]

    The American Lung Association's latest ranking for U.S. cities with the worst air pollution rates the Baltimore-Washington area ninth worst for ground-level ozone, exceeded only by smog-shrouded regions of California and Texas. No other community on the...
  • Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem

    Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem
    Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report, but summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country. Despite strides made virtually...
  • Questions surround Bernie Mac charity

     Questions surround Bernie Mac charity
    Bernard McCullough grew up above an Englewood church and then worked as a fry cook while honing his comedy act at night. Decades later, after hitting it big in nightclubs, television and movies, Bernie Mac wanted to give back. He founded a small charity...
  • Colleges Should Ban Smoking Or Be Taxed

    No college or university administrator would consider condoning illiteracy, dishonesty, fallacious logic or bigotry. Let's help them add tobacco to this list by taxing colleges that condone its use. College is supposed to be challenging. But at the...
  • Harford's 'Snow Lady' leaving school system for Bel Air advertising firm

    Harford's 'Snow Lady' leaving school system for Bel Air advertising firm
    After five years being what many Harford County Public Schools students came to know as the "Snow Lady," Teri Kranefeld is leaving her post as manager of communications for the school system. Kranefeld has been hired by A. Bright Idea as a senior...
  • 'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows

    'Vapor' shops multiply as e-cigarette use grows
    The air is alive with perhaps a dozen sweet scents at Kahuna Vapor in Ellicott City, customers adding to the aroma with every vaporous exhalation. They're not smoking. They're "vaping" — using a battery-powered electronic cigarette that heats...
  • Harms of Marijuana Use

    Harms of Marijuana Use
    On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
  • Broward commissioners say 'no smoking' in county parks, but apparently can't enforce it

    Broward commissioners say 'no smoking' in county parks, but apparently can't enforce it
    Broward County commissioners decided Tuesday to ban smoking in all county parks. But it may not be worth the paint on the “no smoking” signs, since the county may not have the legal authority to enforce such a ban. It’ll be no more...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...