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  • Generations bred in despair

    Long before Sierra Swann was charged, along with Nathaniel Broadway, with murdering her month-old twin girls last week, she lived with her mother, five siblings and her mother's boyfriend in a one-bedroom apartment that lacked electricity. Her mother,...
  • Twins slipped through gap in city services

    An apparent gap in child protective services allowed a teen-age mother with a history of abuse to leave Johns Hopkins Hospital with her newborn twin girls that she and the infants' father are accused of beating to death less than a month later, city...
  • Influx of foreigners troubles Indonesia

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Indonesia's military asked aid groups in tsunami-stricken areas yesterday to draw up a list of international relief workers - and to report on their movements - as fears arose for the safety of foreigners helping survivors in a...
  • Kenilworth kudos

    Theories are many for why the Shops at Kenilworth, an enclosed shopping center just inside the Baltimore Beltway in Towson, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month while many malls 10 times its size have struggled. "You know your customers. Just...
  • Federal grants to UM used to staff anti-crime office

    University of Maryland officials said yesterday that they were directed by a state anti-crime office to use federal grants to hire about 30 workers for whom the university had no supervisory authority - an arrangement one called unusual. The employees,...
  • Probe displays ties between Annapolis and College Park

    This time of year, the University of Maryland, College Park is supposed to be receiving tuition checks. This summer, it's also been receiving subpoenas. To many, one of the more bewildering aspects of the continuing federal grand jury investigation...
  • Regulation of staff at homes is lacking

    Group homes for children can employ almost anyone -- even convicted criminals. Children of Life employed two key figures in one of the nation's largest drug paraphernalia rings. The women cooked and cared for youths at group homes in Harford County...
  • Residents decry plans for juvenile center

    Hoping to keep troubled adolescents out of detention facilities, state officials have drawn up plans for a new juvenile center with tutoring and activities in the Old Goucher community of Charles Village. As an alternative to being locked up, juveniles...
  • Darryl E. Owens

    Darryl E. Owens
    Darryl Owens is an editorial writer specializing in criminal justice, education, race relations, social services and Osceola County. He joined the Editorial Board in 2009 and also writes a weekly column. Contact Owens at 407-420-5095 or dowens@...
  • Deficit reduction plans would squeeze Medicare

    Deficit reduction plans would squeeze Medicare
    Spurred by growing concerns about the federal deficit, plans to curb Medicare spending are proliferating -- setting the stage for potentially bruising battles between seniors? advocates and budget cutters. The proposals, put forth by members of...
  • "Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life" by Thomas Geoghegan

    "Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life" by Thomas Geoghegan
    "Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life" By Thomas Geoghegan The New Press, $25.95, 336 pages When Chicago author and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan interviews a German banker in his new book "Were You Born on...
  • "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.

    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
    "Woodrow Wilson: A Biography" By John Milton Cooper, Jr. andom House, 2009, 702 pages, $35 President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I...