| Mar 11, 2013
| 5:25 PM
What pesticides are Maryland families exposed to on a regular basis? Good luck finding out. There's simply no way for the average person to discover what chemicals are being applied to farm fields or even backyards.
Worse, it's nearly impossible for...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Senior Katie Waddel, 17, is playing Lucy in the Glenelg High School production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."
She also brought her artistic skills to the production, adding large sketches of the characters to the set.
Inspired by Glenelg's...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Sometimes it's easy for Vincent Vono to feel down about having to live with Parkinson's disease.
The disease has snatched his independence and sense of a normal life. The 76-year-old stopped driving last year as his motor skills slowed. He doesn't cook...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Jakob Henchell and Aiden Peters have a lot in common: The close friends who laugh at the same things are both 10 years old, fourth-graders at Talbott Springs Elementary School in Columbia and are preparing to run their first 5K.
Only, Jakob won't...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Suzy Serpico, 32, starts her days early, with a swim, bike or run before heading to her job as a physical education teacher at Hammond Elementary School.
Several evenings a week, the Columbia resident trains for an hour and a half with personal...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Morton "Jerry" Baum, founder and executive director of the Fund for Educational Excellence and a retired clothing manufacturing executive who was a tireless champion of city public schools, died May 5 from complications of Parkinson's disease at his...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Six military veterans from Maryland pleaded guilty to fraud charges this week in a scheme to obtain federal military benefits and state tax breaks with faked documentation claiming they were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, according to the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Laverne Debnam considers herself a "great giver," taking care of others in her personal and professional life. When it comes to receiving, however, it's more of a challenge. She simply asks, "OK, God, work with me."
That's why Debnam said she was...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Harold E. Hackman, a retired salesman and World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his daughter's Oakenshawe home. He was 90.
Born in York, Pa., he was a graduate of William Penn High School. Family members said...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:18 PM
The Towson University men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will participate in the Play for Parkinson’s tournament on Oct. 6 and 7 at Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va. The two-day event brings together 11 Division I men’s and women&...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:15 PM
When the McDonogh School year began Aug. 29, Ian Silverman was absent. But he had a good excuse.
Silverman, 16, a McDonogh junior and swimming star, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy in his calves, was in London, England, where he would win a gold...