| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Instead of one coherent column, I thought I would write about a bunch of things that have been bugging me lately. So here is a compendium, if you will, of random pet peeves (some more serious than others):
1. The anti-texting-in-the-car law. Starting...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
My 10-year-old cat, who we have had for nine years, started licking off her fur on her back legs and stomach a year ago. Her fur is very thick and medium length; she chokes on all the fur she is swallowing. She is an indoor cat and our only pet. There...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Lynne Brick loves to garden — and she knows how to stay healthy and safe while she's digging in the dirt.
Brick, a veteran gardener and the president and founder of the local gym chains Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's Women's Health and Fitness,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Tomorrow is Take Your Dog to Work Day, which means companies across the United States will open their doors to pooches of all shapes and sizes. Founded in 1999 by Pet Sitters International, Take Your Dog to Work Day now involves thousands of employers,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
When the Sparrows Point steel mill closed, Deborah S. Barkley felt sorry for the laid-off workers — she didn't want that to happen. But she knew her life would get better.
For 20 years, she's lived less than a mile from the Baltimore County plant....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:53 AM
With this week's heat wave, air quality warnings and severe weather forecasts as a backdrop, President Barack Obama could scarcely have picked a more auspicious moment to reveal his multi-pronged plan to address climate change. His surprise decision to...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Eating a meal at the airport just got a little more tasty - and perhaps, a bit more healthy.
In an effort to bring travelers more affordable and nutritional options, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has recently added two...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:10 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center said Friday that it has received a new Medicare provider agreement, allowing it to again seek reimbursement for treating patients on the federal government's health program.
The Towson hospital has not...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin's fear-mongering article about the threat of budget sequestration was appalling ("No to sequestration," Feb. 20). He of all people should know that the sequester was proposed by President Obama himself to Senate Majority Leader Harry...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center loses about $400,000 every day it's not certified by Medicare to collect payments from the federal health care program.
The big question is how much that will ultimately cost the Towson hospital. Tens...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Bonnie Bessor's job can take its toll after a while. As executive director of Rebuilding Together, she's responsible for finding ways to help low-income Baltimore residents with home repair, maintenance projects and money to pay for the heat.
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:22 AM
As Monarch Academy music teacher Kenzie Turk talked about the trials of living with Type 1 diabetes, her service dog, Bear, lay nearby, drifting in and out of a deep sleep.
Dozing in class isn't usually acceptable at the public charter school in Glen...