| Sep 29, 2012
| 12:05 PM
When the Washington-area snipers launched their shooting rampage a decade ago, Prince George's County restaurateur Paul LaRuffa suffered the same effects as everyone else: anxiety about leaving the house, fear of pumping gas, worry for loved ones —...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Alice Mercer has been a leader on Century's field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams, which all reached the state semifinals this year.
In lacrosse — the sport the senior has signed to play at Maryland next year — she has 202 career...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:34 PM
Zach Phillips keeps a few lucky quarters in his pocket. Pedro Strop wears Ninja Turtle boxers. And Jason Hammel — well, it got so extreme that he had to swear off the whole superstition thing. It was, he says, a distraction.
"Yeah, I've actually...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, has spent a week at camp, attended the Catonsville July 4th parade and watched an IronBirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium during what he has been told is a vacation to America.
In reality, he and nine...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:28 PM
You walk into a job interview prepared to be grilled about your skills and what you can bring to the position. Instead, the interviewer throws a curveball:
"If you were a box of cereal, what would you be?"
That's an actual question Wegmans posed to a...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Kelly Auxt, Angela Springer and Stephanie Yonowitz, of Owings Mills, graduated with a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction; Lisa Goldberg and Rebecca Harman, of Reisterstown, graduated with a master's degree in Counselor Education, and Michael...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Based on estimates by the Federal Reserve, for the first time in U.S. history, student-loan debt ($867 billion) has surpassed credit card debt ($704 billion). These debt levels have real implications for productivity and lifetime earnings for this current...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 9:55 AM
The following students from Laurel received degrees from Frostburg State University: Courtney Branch, Bachelor of Science in theater; Amy Carr, Bachelor of Science in early childhood/elementary education; Meische Cox, Bachelor of Science in athletic...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The shooting rampage at a movie theater in Colorado that killed 12 and injured more than 50 is enough to make adults uneasy.
Many forget that it can have just as deep of an effect on children.
Psychologist Tiffany Garner said there are ways parents...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:27 PM
I don't know what to say about the shooting yesterday at Perry Hall High School. I can't imagine the circumstances that led to this day. I can't imagine the confusion of the freshmen trying to get their bearings on their first day of school. The anguish...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:37 AM
Perry Hall High School will maintain a heightened police presence until its principal determines that the campus is ready to return to normal, in the aftermath of a cafeteria shooting in which one student critically injured another on the first day of...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:18 PM
The polite refusals became all too familiar to counselors at Loyola University Maryland when they offered help to students who had lost a parent, endured an assault or lived through some other kind of trauma.
"Thanks so much for reaching out," the...