| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Jill Rosen went to Michelle Obama's Olive Garden press conference. "I didn't even get a breadstick," Rosen said, but she did hear the first lady commend the Darden Group's pledge to reduce sodium on fat on its menus.
Here's Rosen's story. You can...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 11:51 AM
In large swaths of the nation, life expectancy has stopped increasing and even declined slightly over the decade that ended in 2007, particularly among women. This historic reversal of a long-time trend toward longer life expectancies in the world's...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It's becoming increasingly clear that President Barack Obamais not burdened with too heavy a commitment to honesty.
This is hardly a shock about any politician, but revelations of dishonesty hurt some more than others. Announce that Bill Clinton has been...
| May 14, 2011
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot unveiled an ambitious initiative this week aimed at improving the overall health of Baltimore citizens by 2015. It sets practical goals for reducing the most serious health risks and acknowledges that...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:15 AM
So Brennan Center for Justice lawyer Mimi Marziani "knows for a fact that there is no evidence of a voter fraud problem" ("Maryland group alleges voter-roll problems," June 22). Really? Didn't the article say a few paragraphs before that there are...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 3:21 PM
If you are sending a message to Americans about what we should be eating, it makes more sense to entice us with a plate rather than a pyramid.
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack followed that logic when they unveiled...
| Oct 24, 2011
Last month I wrote about Team Mark, a group that promotes community involvement and charitable fundraising in memory of Mark Hollingsworth, a local husband and father who died from cancer in July 2010. Team Mark participated in the Athleta Iron Girl...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:06 AM
Shelonda Stokes has a vision for this year's African American Festival — and it's a whopper.
In her second year producing the festival, she's already excited about one of its new features: a fitness-craving flashmob, with enough people to earn a...
| Oct 26, 2011
After a two-year break, the River Hill High School marching band under the direction of Joe Fischer has returned with a wonderful halftime show. They are performing the music from the Cirque de Soleil show, "La Nouba."
You have only one more...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:08 PM
When a load of bagged salad arrived at the Fishes & Loaves food pantry in West Baltimore recently, people scooped it up quickly.
Salad is a treat for the more than 100 people who come to the pantry each month but usually face a limited choice of high-...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:09 PM
For more than 30 years, Carl Powell has taught exercise classes on television and in gyms and spas in Hawaii, Germany and other parts of the world. For seven years, he conducted workout sessions on the Tom Joyner Morning Show's annual Fantastic Voyage...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Your letter writers insist ad nauseum that the Catholic Church should not be involved in politics. This is absurd.
Even Michelle Obama said recently that the issues presently confronting us are not only political in nature but are also moral questions...