| May 6, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The call came into the Baltimore County emergency dispatch center just after midnight. An unidentified woman asked police respond to a home in Parkville. She didn't say why.
When officers arrived in the first minutes of Sunday, they found 26-year-old...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Gun control doesn't stop bombings, and it doesn't prevent violent people from buying nails, BBs or pressure cookers. While I am supportive of gun control — and applaud Maryland for being one of the few states taking a strong stance on gun possession...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs.
Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational...
| Oct 5, 2012
I commend the FACE-IT Faith-Based Coalition and Harford County officials for sponsoring last week's Recovery Festival at Aberdeen Festival Park.
Sharing personal experiences and achievements is a vital component of the recovery process. As a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Thomas Stephen Szasz, arguably the world's foremost psychiatrist, died Sept. 8. 2012. Former psychiatrist and current columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote that "Szasz is the kind of author no one reads but everyone knows about."
That's unfortunate. Too...
| Jul 13, 2012
Howard County Volunteer of the Year nomination forms are available at howardcountymd.gov/voy.htm. Deadline is Sept. 7. Information: 410-313-2023.
Silhouette Stages will hold auditions for its production of the musical...
| May 3, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Rudolph James "Rudy" Redd Sr., an engineer who spent his nearly 40-year career with the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and was an advocate for the mentally ill, died April 27 of a cardiac arrest at his home...
| Jul 20, 2012
Howard County General Hospital will offer the following community education programs. Unless noted, all programs will be held at the HCGH Wellness Center at the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Space is...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Howard County boasts a long list of nonprofit organizations and charitable agencies, so we’ve decided to highlight what they are, what they do and how you can help. And since May is Mental HealthMonth, Howard Magazine chose NAMI of Howard County...
| Aug 23, 2012
Many thanks for Dan Rodricks' moving article on Mike Flanagan ("Shadows of doubt – the life and death of Mike Flanagan," Aug. 19).
People who live and struggle with mental illness have to contend with the shadows caused by their brain disorder as...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:54 PM
The arrest last month of a Maryland man for allegedly threatening to commit a mass murder at his former workplace inevitably drew comparisons to the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that had occurred a few days earlier, leaving 12 people dead...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Officially, the state of Maryland does not hold any of the 22,000 inmates in its prison system in what is called "solitary confinement," a cruel form of extreme punishment that isolates certain prisoners from any contact with other human beings, sometimes...