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  • Getting young people to embrace health reform

    Getting young people to embrace health reform
    Young people often criticized as whiny, entitled and irresponsible, may now have the most clout in one of the biggest overhauls of the country's health system ever. Enrollment in President Barack Obama's landmark health reform plan began this week and...
  • How will health reform affect dental coverage?

    How will health reform affect dental coverage?
    Much of the attention over what changes federal health reform will bring has focused on doctor visits and hospital stays. But what about dental care? Tequila Terry, director of plan and partner management for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange,...
  • Miss Maryland shares secrets of pageant life

    Miss Maryland shares secrets of pageant life
    Smiling, Christina Denny took the stage with the 52 other hopefuls in preparation for the Miss America competition earlier this month. Flanked by towering entrants, the 5-foot-6-inch Owings Mills native performed fast-paced choreography with precision....
  • Work out for a good cause

    Work out for a good cause
    October is a great month for outdoor sports in Maryland, a time when the crisp air and fall foliage make running or cycling especially enjoyable. Nonprofits have recognized the appeal of this season and created many events that give athletes a chance to...
  • Healthy living: Ballet-inspired workout at Xtend Barre

    Healthy living: Ballet-inspired workout at Xtend Barre
    I’ve never been one to wear a tutu, and if you asked me to do a “plie” I would stare at you blankly. Luckily for me and my fellow balance-challenged fitness enthusiasts, the new Xtend Barre Bel Air studio offers a ballet-inspired full...
  • Obama must not allow a default

    Obama must not allow a default
    In spite of opposition by 72 percent of the American public, Republican members of the House of Representatives have driven the government, and possibly the economy, over the shutdown cliff. More ominous is their threat not to agree to an increase in...
  • Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker

    Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker
    Angela M. Lidinsky, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 90. The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. manager and a homemaker, Angela Mary Miller was born...
  • Wellness center offers free yoga, discounted massages to federal workers

    Wellness center offers free yoga, discounted massages to federal workers
    Businesses have been stepping up to help out furloughed workers, offering special discounts, financial help, free food and other deals. Here's one that's offering to relieve the stress of unplanned, unpaid leave. Until the government reopens, Ojas...
  • Hollifield Station Elementary takes active approach to fundraising

    Hollifield Station Elementary takes active approach to fundraising
    By the dozens, Hollifield Station Elementary students darted along a pair of 1/16th-mile ovals on the school's lower field, high-fiving teachers with each completed lap. Along the periphery stood parents and members of the school's PTA, all agreeing...
  • Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun

    Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun
    The Baltimore police supervisor who shot a recruit during an unauthorized training exercise in Owings Mills was expected to have a live firearm, his lawyer says in court documents, while acknowledging that he meant to pick up and fire a practice pistol...
  • Making the most of your furlough

    Making the most of your furlough
    It's 6:30 in the morning, and the alarm goes off. It's time for you to get in the shower so you can get ready for work and be at the office by 7:30. Your first few moves out of the bed are slowed down when you remember that you were furloughed and there...
  • Six years later, it's still standing room only at Woodberry Kitchen

    Six years later, it's still standing room only at Woodberry Kitchen
    It might be useful to think of Woodberry Kitchen not as a restaurant but as a theatrical production, and a long-running one at that, still playing to sold-out audiences after six years. Start with the producers. Spike Gjerde opened Woodberry Kitchen...