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  • 'Jersey Shore' recap: Episode 5, or when things get filthy

    'Jersey Shore' recap: Episode 5, or when things get filthy
    Here we are at the fifth episode: Still waiting on a physical altercation between the roommates, and hoping for some sort of monumental event that will bring us back next week. I think the producers took a different route and decided to tempt us as if...
  • O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage

    O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
    Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien said in a strongly worded letter that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will not comply with federal law requiring churches to offer birth control coverage even it means dropping health insurance for its 3,500 employees....
  • Why must Catholic bishops insist on trying to control women's lives?

    The argument by Catholic bishops and other conservatives that providing contraception and reproductive health services for all women is a denial of Catholics' religious freedom is without merit ("O'Brien's quixotic fight," Feb. 9). The law is not...
  • Saluting the rapists: America's culture of silence on sex

    Saluting the rapists: America's culture of silence on sex
    Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in '94 when Bill Clinton's surgeon general used the M-word? Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted disease, said that...
  • Forensic nurses taking the lead on rape cases in Maryland

    Forensic nurses taking the lead on rape cases in Maryland
    Rape is a notoriously difficult crime to prosecute. Of every 100 rapes nationwide, 46 are reported, 12 lead to arrests and three result in prison sentences. To improve those odds, advocates are encouraging more nurses to receive the training to give a...
  • Bring forced marriage out of the shadows

    Bring forced marriage out of the shadows
    Are forced marriages a major issue in the United States — even here in Maryland? The problem might not get a lot of attention, but it is bigger than most people realize. In fact, there is growing concern over forced marriages, including in the...
  • Tween Tuesday: Giving thanks to Maryland's sex-ed teachers

    Tween Tuesday: Giving thanks to Maryland's sex-ed teachers
    When you think of superheroes, you might imagine those fellows in tights flying and leaping through the air. Or maybe you think of police officers, firefighters and servicemen and women who risk their lives to protect us. But I'd like to nominate another...
  • DNA ruling jeopardizes Maryland rape convictions

    DNA ruling jeopardizes Maryland rape convictions
    When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill...
  • An epidemic's unseen cause

    While just a teenager in the 1970s, she danced on The Block, where she snorted cocaine and heroin and sold sex in backrooms. Later, with her addictions firmly rooted, she set out on her own, offering her body on the streets of West Baltimore as a deadly...
  • STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline

    STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline
    The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week. Last year, rates of...
  • My Answer: Puzzled by aunt's funeral indulgence

    Q: Everyone in our family knows my aunt and uncle had a very stormy relationship. But when my uncle suddenly died a few weeks ago, my aunt spent lavishly on the funeral — expensive casket, beautiful flowers, etc. Why did she do this? Was she...
  • Sexual immorality always comes with a price

    Q: I'm afraid I've caught an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and I'm scared. What should I do? If I pray hard enough, will it go away? No one told me this might happen. -- C.K. A: My heart goes out to you because you've apparently been deceived into...