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  • Letter: Yolanda Adams Gospel concert sells out

    Gospel music lovers missed their chances to purchase tickets for this year's "Afternoon of Musical Praise" featuring Grammy-winning artist Yolanda Adams, slated for Aug. 18 at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Post Theater. The concert sold out almost two weeks...
  • Laurel Regional Hospital offers community programs and support groups

    Community Programs and Support Groups — Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, community programs such as childbirth education classes, HeartSaver first aid/CPR, maternity center tours, P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) and a...
  • Statistics on childhood cancer

    Statistics on childhood cancer
    Nearly 2,000 children ages 19 and younger will die from cancer in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Another 15,780 new cases will be diagnosed. Some statistics about childhood cancer: Second-leading cause of...
  • Ron Villella, former Pembroke Pines mayor, dies at 70

    Ron Villella, former Pembroke Pines mayor, dies at 70
    Ron Villella, the mayor of Pembroke Pines in the 1970s who left South Florida to work for newly elected Gov. Bob Graham, died Saturday at a hospital from a rare soft tissue cancer that began in his leg, friends said. Mr. Villella, who was most...
  • Charities request a piece of the pie

    Thirty-nine nonprofits, from Boca's ballet company and arts festival to the food kitchen and animal shelter, asked the city for $694,000 in grants for the upcoming year, many upping their requests by thousands of dollars, which isn't unusual. Speakers...
  • Robert B. Reich: Berkeley vs. Big Soda

    I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey. Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley,...
  • Newington Man Plans To Join Trip To Lobby In Fight Against Cancer

    NEWINGTON -- For Tom Boccaccio, cancer is deeply personal. Almost six years ago, his beloved wife Maureen died of adrenal cancer, a rare form of the disease that strikes the adrenal glands. "We were married for 45 years," said Boccaccio, fighting back...
  • Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday

    Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday
    Seminole Classic Casino and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to host a celebration for 140 local breast cancer survivors at the casino’s Hollywood Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The pink carpet event will feature food and an opportunity for...
  • Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia

    Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia
    Want a say on expanding mental health coverage to the uninsured? The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, DMAS, is requesting public comment on a June 20 proposal to extend health coverage to 20,000 uninsured Virginians with a serious...
  • County NAACP president opposes cell towers

    County NAACP president opposes cell towers
    Opponents of cell towers on school property received support from the Prince George's County NAACP Branch at the most recent Prince George's County School Board meeting. Branch president Bob Ross asked school officials to reconsider their partnership...
  • Lake shutterbugs can showcase their handiwork on 2015 calendar

    Lake shutterbugs can showcase their handiwork on 2015 calendar
    The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake program is seeking photos of a named Lake County body of water for its 2015 Adopt-a-Lake calendar. A panel of volunteers will rate the shots and pick the semifinalists; and then the public can vote online for their...
  • Democrat Mark Pryor struggles to hold Senate seat in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Jay Gadberry has always voted for Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, despite his own moderately conservative leanings. After all, the two attended college together. Pryor even flew back to Arkansas when Gadberry's oldest daughter was killed...