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  • Support adoptive same-sex couples

    I read the results of the Sun poll on November 19 which reported that 53 percent of Marylanders would support a law to continue to discriminate against gay people in adoption issues. The ideal place to raise a child may be a home with a happily married...
  • Rolling Road lived up to its name in the early 1900s

    100 Years Ago Rolling out the welcome mat In the Times social column: "Mr. Henry J. Bender has returned to his home on Rolling Road after visiting friends in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Davis have returned to their home on Rolling Road after...
  • Theodore Holmes, founder of Chicken George restaurant chain

    Theodore Holmes, founder of Chicken George restaurant chain
    Theodore Neal "Ted" Holmes, who founded the old Chicken George restaurant chain and built it into a regional fast-food business, died of diabetic complications Nov. 29 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in Burtonsville. The Jessup resident was 72. Born in York,...
  • African Art Museum of Maryland settles into new space in Fulton

    African Art Museum of Maryland settles into new space in Fulton
    Thirty-one years ago, Doris Ligon had a vision. She wanted to educate the community, young people in particular, about the historical and cultural significance of African art. “My husband and I felt as though we had the energy to make a difference...
  • Maryland law professor was adviser to Nobel laureate

    When University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson was asked to become involved with the Liberian presidential campaign of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he initially declined. But she ultimately won him over, and his efforts helped her become Africa's...
  • Handcrafted, everyday beauty from Africa on display

    Handcrafted, everyday beauty from Africa on display
    Beauty can be found even in the utilitarian. A recently opened exhibit of African art at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes that point powerfully, with a varied array of elaborately handcrafted personal objects from across the continent — from...
  • Music and arts festival comes to city

    Common Ground on the Hill is branching out from its roots in Westminster and launching a concert series in Baltimore. The 18-year-old music and arts organization, founded at McDaniel College in Carroll County when the school was still called Western...
  • Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal

    Immigrants key to reaching mayor's population goal
    What comes to mind when Mexican immigrant Elsa Garcia thinks of Baltimore's drawbacks? "Basura. O las drogas," said the East Baltimore resident. "Trash. Or drugs." Then, quickly, comes her list of Baltimore's pluses: Her husband has been able to find...
  • Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans

    Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans
    Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
  • Westminster native climbs a mountain for a cause

    Westminster native climbs a mountain for a cause
    With visible excitement, Chris Glass runs his finger across a large wall map of the world at the world headquarters of the nonprofit, IMA World Health, in New Windsor. He carefully traces his route to Tanzania, then taps his finger gently on Mount...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature around 51 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy with a low temperature around 41 degrees tonight. TRAFFIC Here are today's morning traffic issues. FROM LAST NIGHT... O'...
  • Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa

    Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa
    Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the...