| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Six-year-old Max Shlindler of Towson was presented on Feb. 6 the Most Improved Independent Skills award by his kindergarten teacher Jody College at Maryland School for the Deaf. An exciting award for any child and parents, but for Max, it comes after lots...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The article, "Birth injury fund sought" (Feb. 9), brought back memories of a fight my husband, Dr. John M. Freeman, waged from 1985 until his death on January 3. As chair of a National Institutes of Health committee to determine prenatal and perinatal...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Barry Considine still has to buy marijuana illegally, as he has since he first asked around a biker bar for it to help treat his post-polio syndrome. Ken Kopper still fears another possession arrest for using it to ease chronic pain resulting from a...
| Nov 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training.
He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:05 PM
It's a sunny morning in Westminster, and the pulleys are squeaking, the weights clinking as a half-dozen members of a small gym give the equipment a workout.
Bouncy music comes though a stereo's speakers. A trainer encourages a client on a treadmill....
| Aug 4, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Maryland's medical community is concerned about the potential fallout from two multimillion-dollar malpractice judgments awarded by Baltimore juries to families who blamed local hospitals where their babies were delivered for their children's...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 7:19 AM
The folks at Colonial Players have found a foolproof recipe for feel-good entertainment at "The Spitfire Grill."
The players' current musical presentation is based on TV writer/director Lee David Zlotoff's 1996 Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award-...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Walt Williams isn't one to shy away from a challenge. The former NBA veteran, after all, is perhaps best known for playing under the most trying circumstances in the history of Maryland basketball.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the Terps were...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Two terrific shows premiered last weekend in Annapolis, set in nearly the same period and dealing with history-making creative artists.
At Colonial Players, "Moonlight and Magnolias" is set in 1939 and tells the behind-the-scenes story of making the film...
| Oct 17, 2012
There is so much that we can learn from children who just want to belong. I illustrate my point by bringing up the story of Ryan Hobbs.
Ryan is in his third year of playing baseball with the Elkridge Youth Organization (EYO). He was born with cerebral...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:09 PM
After hours of labor, Enso Martinez cried as his wife, Rebecca Fielding, was carried from their Waverly home on a stretcher en route to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Fielding, who had wanted to deliver her baby at home with the help of a midwife, assured her...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:43 PM
For Kyle Kauffman, cerebral palsy is a hurdle, not a wall.
He has a high school diploma, a Facebook account and a dorm room at Stevenson, where he majors in public history and manages the men's soccer team.
"Soccer is probably the most beautiful sport...