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  • Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, homemaker

    Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, homemaker
    Emmarene Ida "Rena" Pennington, a homemaker who later became a school bus driver, died Sunday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 92. Emmarene Ida Bartholomae, the daughter of a German...
  • The media are letting us down in the run-up to the 2012 elections

    The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing...
  • Theft of nickel is a case of international intrigue

    Theft of nickel is a case of international intrigue
    Three people connected to the theft of more than 321,000 pounds of stolen metal have pleaded guilty in a scheme with tentacles reaching from a scrap metal dealer in West Baltimore to companies in Pittsburgh, New York, Switzerland, India and Australia. It...
  • Arnold teenager explores the world — and her own backyard

    One of Lauren Morrell's earliest memories involves a family hike and a candy wrapper, which explains why the 16-year-old from Arnold is now the student representative to the Severn Riverkeeper group and why, the day she turned 15, she applied to become...
  • McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics

    McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics
    At the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden won five medals, but none of them were gold. She's adding to her medal collection at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, but this time she's collecting gold. Monday,...
  • McFadden sisters both make 100 final in the Paralympics (UPDATED)

    Tatyana McFadden is three-for-three at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Friday evening the Atholton graduate won her third goal medal, this one coming in the 1,500-meter race. McFadden, who was born with spina bifida, competes in the T54 classification....
  • McFadden finishes ninth in marathon

    McFadden finishes ninth in marathon
    Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden came up short in her final event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, the marathon. It wasn't lack of determination or ability that resulted in her ninth-place finish. According to the London Telegraph it was two...
  • Find middle ground in drug policy

    Regarding Neill Franklin's op-ed ("A caravan for peace," Sept. 9), there is a middle ground between drug prohibition and blanket legalization. Switzerland's heroin maintenance program has been shown to reduce disease, death and crime by providing...
  • Romney was right about culture and prosperity

    Romney was right about culture and prosperity
    One of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes -- some real, many imagined -- has taken over. Mitt Romney's recent overseas tour, we are told,...
  • Switzerland prepares to tighten screws on whistleblowers

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland's parliament will consider a bill on Monday that critics say will tighten the rules on whistleblowers, shutting the door to what is often a last resort for people trying to stop wrongdoing and corruption. Although the bill...
  • Swiss begin bankruptcy proceedings against Espirito Santo private bank

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's financial regulator, FINMA, said on Friday it had initiated bankruptcy proceedings against Banque Privee Espirito Santo SA (BPES), part of the Portuguese Espirito Santo family's troubled business empire. FINMA, had said...
  • Swiss central bank ready to act 'immediately' as deflation risks resurface

    By Alice Baghdjian ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's central bank vowed to vigorously defend a three-year-old cap on the Swiss franc which has come under pressure from a recent appreciation of the currency, but it stopped short of announcing concrete new...