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  • Ethan Saylor's death a tragedy that must not be repeated

    Ethan Saylor's death a tragedy that must not be repeated
    On Jan. 12, Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, died at the Regal Westview movie theater in Frederick. I did not know Mr. Saylor or his family, but I can't get his tragic death off my mind. Mr. Saylor liked the movie he saw, "Zero...
  • Abstinence with an attitude

    Abstinence with an attitude
    From graffiti on buses ("Virgin. Teach your kids it's not a dirty world") to posters of chickens in tennis shoes ("What do you call a guy who makes a baby, then flies the coop?") to the heart-rending pleas of real teens ("Mom. Dad. Talk to me. I need...
  • Woodstock resident ready to 'Rock Out Cancer'

    Woodstock resident ready to 'Rock Out Cancer'
    When Brian Kahatt discovered a marble-sized lump on his neck a few years ago, he didn't think anything of it. When it didn't go away after a couple of months, he decided to see a doctor. The doctor told him he had stage 3 tonsil cancer. Seven weeks of...
  • During law school reunion, city's history of desegregated public pools discussed

    During law school reunion, city's history of desegregated public pools discussed
    During a weekend gathering of black alumni from the University of Maryland Law School in which the continuing inequalities faced by African-Americans was discussed, one participant called for Baltimore to preserve the city's tradition of public pools....
  • Investigation finds 'visibly dirty' equipment at shuttered Monarch Medspa

    Investigation finds 'visibly dirty' equipment at shuttered Monarch Medspa
    State health investigators suspect that a deadly outbreak of infections at Monarch Medspa in Timonium last year may have stemmed from "visibly dirty" equipment or two health care workers who carried the same bacterium found in patients, according to a...
  • Lead poisoning cases continue to decline

    Lead poisoning cases continue to decline
    The number of Maryland children poisoned by lead fell to a new low again last year, even as state officials expanded their effort to deal with a much larger pool of youngsters harboring lower levels of the harmful substance in their blood. A report...
  • Battle against sickle cell disease has local roots [Ellicott City]

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickle cell disease affects an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 Americans. It is most prevalent in people with ancestors from Africa, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean countries,...
  • Hot dog-eating contest bad choice for Independence Day fun [Letter]

    I note with great displeasure in your June 27 edition that we are again going to put on a hot dog-eating contest in Granville Gude Park to celebrate the Glorious Sixth. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 million Americans are now obese, and...
  • End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say

    End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say
    Turtle derbies are almost as old as the republic, and still a staple in Maryland, a state that loves its terrapins. But conservationists and wildlife biologists say it's time to end this tradition, for the sake of the animals supposedly being celebrated....
  • Neighbors debate pros and cons of park after Hess case

    Neighbors debate pros and cons of park after Hess case
    The row of brick duplexes on Yakona Road in Towson has been empty for months, the occupants gone after reaching a settlement with Hess Corp. over claims that a leaking gasoline tank had contaminated their properties. This summer, the houses are...
  • Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health

    Abortion rights not synonymous with women's health
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that...
  • Sales of crib bumpers prohibited in Maryland

    Sales of crib bumpers prohibited in Maryland
    A ban on decorative bumpers that line a baby's crib goes into effect in Maryland Friday. The ban applies to crib bumpers that are made of non-mesh type material and sit directly above the mattress. The ban does not apply to vertical bumpers that wrap...