| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:13 AM
So, I'm here to talk about another difficult situation for our great country: immigration from our southern border.
In my previous column, I talked about how few options the U.S. has in the Middle East, whether it's the Israelis and Palestinians,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border.
"In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (N.Y. Times); "Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:42 AM
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, headquartered in Baltimore and celebrating its 75th anniversary with a gala tonight, has at least part of the solution to the problem of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border with Mexico — and it's...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:29 AM
He's only going into his junior year at the University of Maryland College Park — with a goal of becoming a doctor — but Mays Chapel resident Roger Lin will spend three weeks in August working with a nonprofit program known as A Broader View,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Slowly, steadily, the Laurel area is being transformed into a global grocery village. Along with a rich array of eateries featuring international flavors, the local landscape is now a destination for more exotic supermarkets whose shelves brim with hard-...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Mary Murphy looked up from the paperwork on her desk one day in May 1968.
A man stood in the doorway of her office — a Catholic priest. He was staring at her.
"Can I help you, sir?" said Mary Murphy.
The man in the doorway didn't hesitate....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Until about 1950, a married American couple wanting to have a child other than by procreation had only two options: adopt a U.S.-born children privately (e.g. attorneys, private child welfare agencies) or through public social welfare agencies. The...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Shallow Thought Wednesdays guru John Lindner reports that his eyes have been opened about coffee. And it's not just the caffeine at work. Here's John. LVDid you know that coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world next......
| Aug 20, 2011
| 2:40 PM
When an approaching thunderstorm threatens swimmers at Greenbrier State Park, lifeguards reach for an iPod, scroll through the menu and press play.
"La tormenta se aproxima," says the recording amplified by the loud speaker system. "Todo el mundo salga...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Jose Soto doesn't pay attention to politics in Frederick County. He's new to town and spends much of his time working at an apple-processing plant in Pennsylvania. But he heard something a few weeks ago about the county making English its official...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Ellicott City resident Jisoo Choi won top honors in her category at the state level of the Letters About Literature contest — a national contest that encourages young readers to write a letter to an author expressing how the author and book...