| Jun 5, 2011
The body of 13-year-old Tywonde' Jones lay under a white sheet behind a decrepit vacant home in Northwest Baltimore.
He had been stabbed and slashed 228 times. One-hundred and eighty-eight were puncture wounds, some as deep as six inches, piercing his...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Most Orioles fans don't need a study to know that things have gotten pretty depressing in Birdland after 13 straight seasons of losing baseball. But in case you've had your head in a paper bag all these years, I'll pass along the findings of a recent...
| May 9, 2011
| 4:30 AM
Depression is one of the most common illnesses young people face, and as Melissa Healy's article ("Depressed teens mostly struggle alone" April 29) highlighted, far too many teenagers with the illness never receive adequate treatment. While identifying...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:03 AM
In 1992, Paula Butturini and her husband, John Tagliabue, moved back to Rome, where they'd met, gotten engaged and were married in the '80s.
Each morning she would walk from their apartment near the Tiber River to Campo dei Fiori, where everyone from the...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:49 PM
July 9, 2011
Henry Ackerman had plans — big, cross country, into-the-wild plans.
It was 1998, and he was 48 years old, alone, sad and somewhat peculiar. He lived with threecats and a big, sandy-colored dog in an unkempt Baltimore County apartment...
| Mar 19, 2011
March 19, 2011
The Orioles' new shortstop, with the movie star looks and the West Coast ease, hasn't been hard to find the past four weeks. On most mornings, he turns his chair around at his corner locker and faces a roomful of new teammates.
| Aug 6, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Nearly a decade ago, not long after losing a daughter to suicide, a Baltimore County couple made a decision. They would turn their personal tragedy into a means of helping themselves, and others, by addressing mental illness in the open, without shame....
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:30 PM
For actor Hugo Weaving, the distance between his farm in Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles isn't just 7,500 miles, give or take. It's the distance between his identities as a pop culture icon and as a conservatory-trained actor who revels in the classical...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Your editorial on prescription drug abuse in suburbia ("OxyContin in suburbia," July 31) was spot on. I live in Harford County and I know this has become a major headache to law enforcement here. In reply to your editorial, Tina Regester of Bel Air,...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:37 AM
When Sekou Walker established a Facebook group on Aug. 5 titled, "You Know You Grew Up in Columbia Md When…" he just wanted to continue reconnecting with a dozen or so old friends from Oakland Mills and Wilde Lake high schools. He thought they'd...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Six Mile Coffee was a hub of activity at 7 p.m. on June 30 as customers formed lines at the counter or filled chairs – their eyes intent on computer screens or each other.
The front door maintained a steady rhythm of musicians going in and out as...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 5:30 AM
A sad, sad day in Birdland upon learning of the death of Mike Flanagan.
Another link to the lost Oriole Way has left us all too soon.
Mr. Flanagan was everything we Orioles fans loved about our Birds in those wonderful years of "Oriole Magic." Tough,...