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  • Q&A // Amina Jugo, Kenwood, volleyball

    When Amina Jugo moved with her family to the United States from Mostar, Bosnia, seven years ago, she met another Bosnian youngster, Azra Hosic, who talked her into playing club volleyball. Now Jugo, 5 feet 7, is a strong outside hitter for the Bluebirds....
  • Body not that of Catonsville kidnap victim, police say

    The body of a teenage male found yesterday morning near train tracks alongside Carroll Park is not that of one of the two brothers kidnapped Tuesday from their Catonsville home, a city police spokesman said. The body was found about 9 a.m. in a woods off...
  • City schools seeking helpers

    Responding to a teacher assault that made national headlines, Baltimore schools chief Andres Alonso is launching a campaign to recruit 500 volunteers for the city schools in the next two weeks. In a letter e-mailed to 2,500 community members over the...
  • All in the family

    Maureen Shanklin is fine with you comparing her home to a beehive if, by beehive, you mean a marvel of sound (and loving) organization. As evidence, she could provide this snapshot of her kitchen one fall afternoon: Six-year-old Alexis prattling about...
  • Garden of grief

    Garden of grief
    Sitting at the February funeral service for the four members of the Browning family, Garland Williams was overcome by the sheer number of people grieving the couple, their two youngest sons and the arrest of their eldest boy on murder charges in the...
  • In Baltimore, expulsions are forever

    In Baltimore, expulsions are forever
    Everard Grant knows his 16-year-old stepson made a huge mistake when he lit a poster on fire at his Baltimore high school. But he doesn't think he deserves to be shut out of the city's public schools forever. The boy, Tyrone Jamison, is one of 34...
  • Anthony exhibit step in right direction

    Anthony exhibit step in right direction
    It was a day full of new and surprising experiences for Carmelo Anthony. He was the center of attention yesterday as the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards unveiled the exhibit dedicated to him - but he was unaware some of the artifacts, such as a...
  • Celebration of 1983 team brings memories of magic

    The one-line bio on Wikipedia reads as such: "Terry Lee Landrum is a former professional baseball player who played in the major leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1980-1988." Another line should be added: He never had to buy a drink or dinner in...
  • Disastrous try at being a mother

    As a 25-year-old mother with a crack cocaine habit and untreated bipolar disorder, Vernice Harris had felt overwhelmed enough in April 2002 to take her two little daughters to a Baltimore social services office to give them up. Yet 2 1/2 years later...
  • Mental care far off for prisoner

    The woman convicted of manslaughter in the methadone poisoning death of her toddler was supposed to be sentenced yesterday as part of a plea deal sending her to a mental health facility rather than a prison. But Vernice Harris is no closer to being placed...
  • Remember '08?

    In my continuing effort to show how sophisticated I am, I'd like to quote the French poet Paul Valery: "The trouble with our times," he said, "is that the future is not what it used to be." Never mind that he uttered that cynical little gem several...
  • Inquiry ordered in death of child

    Inquiry ordered in death of child
    The head of Maryland's Department of Human Resources ordered an investigation yesterday into the agency's handling of a 2-year-old girl whose mother has been charged with her murder. Twice in Bryanna Harris' short life, social workers investigated...