| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:45 PM
To Heather and Aaron Whaley, they're already parents to a 4-year-old girl living in a Russian orphanage off the Sea of Japan.
The Frederick couple have never met the child, but they've given her a name — Addie. They've hung pictures of her in a...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Cecil Singleton had settled in to watch an episode of "Parenthood" when he caught a TV news teaser featuring the words "Elmo sex scandal." A man had accused puppeteer Kevin Clash — the man behind the world's most popular Sesame Street puppet —...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:27 AM
After the past few days, America needs something to be mad at and quick. Luckily the NRA and Instagram have stepped in to help our rage cravings. The NRA has been unusually silent throughout aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Its Twitter...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:27 PM
While most children see dream jobs, spouses and freedom in their futures, Brian Bailey saw only death. The autistic boy, who stopped speaking at 18 months, grew up with anxiety about getting older, and his rocky educational track record early on didn't...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:57 PM
St. Paul's senior Jordan Surhoff has been swimming almost as long as she can remember. The daughter of Orioles Hall of Famer B.J. Surhoff and former internationally ranked swimmer Polly (Winde) Surhoff, she has three older swimming siblings —...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:43 AM
In December, a young man in Newtown, Conn., killed 20 small children and seven adults, including his mother, and then committed suicide. This tragic massacre has prompted legislators to reexamine firearms laws and quickly propose legislation that might...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Kathy Flaherty of Severna Park, who has a special-needs child in third grade, wanted to know more about assistance for "twice-exceptional" students, who have disabilities but are intellectually gifted. Mark Turner of Odenton, who has a special-needs...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Nationwide, one in 88 people have been diagnosed with some form of autism. In Howard County, that number is one in 73.
However, those numbers, from the county public school system, represent only students. There is no reliable way to count how much of...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:41 AM
It's showtime for a time-honored Ellicott City tradition — the annual holiday train gardens.
This year, the B&O Railroad Ellicott City station museum added a brand new exhibit to its annual Holiday Festival of Trains, a celebration of toy trains...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:15 PM
My best wishes to all as we enter what is termed the "most wonderful time of the year." It's also the time of the year when nonprofit organizations are begging for your dollars and we are reminded of those who are in need of some of life's basic needs:...
| Dec 8, 2012
More than a quarter-century has passed since Tom Wopat last jumped, feet first, into the General Lee and sped away for a half-hour of redneck fun on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard." But in a career that has included Tony and Grammy nods (thanks to his stint...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:28 PM
City school officials offered few answers to Hazelwood Elementary/Middle parents during a contentious meeting Thursday about an employee accused of impregnating a 15-year-old and misrepresenting himself as a child therapist.
Separately, the city...