| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:42 PM
He commanded Anne Arundel's billion-dollar budget and was considered a possible candidate for governor.
But in recent weeks, former County Executive John R. Leopold sat behind the glass panes of a small office at the Anne Arundel County Food and...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Padma Yadlapalli, D.V.M., recently opened her veterinary practice in the Hickory Ridge Village Center in Columbia. The Freetown Animal Hospital, housed in the vacated Rave Reviews consignment shop, offers care for companion animals — dogs and cats...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Howard County is home to an incredible assortment of dining experiences. From haute cuisine to grab-and-go, from special occasion to tonight’s supper, more than 250 restaurants await you within minutes of home or work. Whether you’re in the...
| May 16, 2011
| 10:05 AM
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
May 25, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars formed, as their name suggests, when its members were living in a camp for displaced persons...
| May 19, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars formed, as their name suggests, when its members were living in a camp for displaced persons in Guinea, having fled the decade-long civil war in their home country. Writing and performing gave the band and its audience a...
| Nov 15, 2009
When the power went out that night, Dr. Ibrahim Thorlie was operating on his fifth patient of the day in a maternity hospital with a shortage of antibiotics and running water. His colleague was doing an emergency caesarean in the next room. In the...
| Sep 10, 2009
| 10:14 AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -- More than 200 people including many schoolchildren returning from holidays remained missing Thursday, a day after a wooden boat capsized at sea and left at least eight dead, police said.
Some 39 passengers have been rescued so...
| Apr 3, 2005
The island greeted me with its stillness, the tropical air so hot and thick it felt like a weight on my body. I waded ashore in water as warm as a bath, and looked up.
Behind the trees where the shoreline ends, I could see patches of a stone wall,...
| Apr 3, 2005
In any culture, the past and present swirl around each other, touching and, in some sense, changing the other.
During the recently ended rebel war in Sierra Leone, as during the slave trade, people made desperate choices to protect themselves and their...