| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:22 AM
"Women are not dying because of disease we cannot treat; they are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving."
— Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla, author of the "World Report on Women's Health"
A young woman, large...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:47 PM
With high temperatures soaring above 90 degrees across the Baltimore region in recent weeks, it wouldn't be surprising to see high school students relaxing in their air-conditioned homes for the entire summer, playing video games and other indoor...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:19 PM
The illuminated duck will drop over Havre de Grace, Saturday, Dec. 31, with fireworks on the Havre de Grace Middle School grounds on Lewis Lane. Thank you Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers for continuing this tradition in Havre de Grace.
Happy New Year...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The catastrophe in Haiti struck quickly in January 2010.
The consequences have gone on for much longer. A group in Howard County is seeking to make sure that the country is not forgotten.
More than two years after a massive 7.0 earthquake left...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Two years ago, an enormous earthquake devastated Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the surrounding areas. While the cameras are gone, Haiti's recovery continues. Having recently visited Port-au-Prince, we can report that much has been accomplished...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday.
Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 11:03 AM
Many people find the holiday season a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use.
Fish of Laurel/Elizabeth House helps needy neighbors in the...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:08 AM
How much can one little dress do?
When it's made from a 100 percent cotton pillow case and lovingly trimmed with rick rack and ribbons, it can delight a little girl in Haiti who may never have had a dress.
And it might keep her safe from rape or...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 1:39 PM
A bracelet made of potato chip bags?
As strange as it seems, that's just what a group of people made at a recent Saturday afternoon class at Cromwell Valley Park.
The craft project involved cutting the cleaned chip bag in strips, 1.5 inches by 4 inches,...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:57 PM
You can text FOOD to give money to UNICEF or text AFRICA to support the International Rescue Committee. Soon you'll be able to contribute via text to a Maryland politician, state officials say.
Regulations to allow campaign contributions by text...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:39 PM
I promised myself I was going to give CNN's new weeknight host Erin Burnett a full week of shows before I reviewed her.
It was hard keeping that promise Monday night when I saw her pay a visit to the Occupy Wall Street encampment so she could look down...