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  • How can we afford First Lady's trip to Africa?

    I don't get it ...the United States is in extreme debt and getting higher every second. Yet Michelle Obama and daughters are apparently enjoying their travels in Africa. ( "Aids Activists Share Plight With First Lady" June 24.) The plight of AIDS will...
  • Why fighting AIDS in Africa is absolutely in our interest

    Thomas McDonough of Towson, asks if U.S. taxpayer dollars sent to fight AIDS in Africa are not better used right here in Baltimore or Detroit, at least for now ("African AIDS money better spent at home," June 25). Senora McGuire of Dundalk deplores the...
  • Baltimore's fight against hunger gets healthy

    Baltimore's fight against hunger gets healthy
    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-...
  • Laurel gets its first health and wellness ambassador

    Laurel gets its first health and wellness ambassador
    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...
  • Honor Independence Day by helping returning veterans

    The president's announcement of the start of Afghanistan troop withdrawals marks a new phase in the war on terror. No group of Americans will be happier about the reduction of forces in harm's way than our service members and their families. And whether...
  • UMB to host summit on childhood obesity

    UMB to host summit on childhood obesity
    Jay Perman feels a touch ashamed now of the thoughts he had when he first started seeing droplets of fat in the livers of adolescent patients. Like any person on the street might, the pediatrician believed these hefty kids simply needed to stop gorging...
  • Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech

    Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech
    After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment. State Democrats expressed near-...
  • First lady announces restaurant chain's plan to cut calories, sodium

    — First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster Thursday for pledging to cut calories and sodium at its restaurants over the next 10 years. Speaking at the Olive Garden, a restaurant known for its all-you-...
  • Michelle Obama get's moving on chains

    Michelle Obama get's moving on chains
    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...
  • No disrespect, but 3 is back on track

    The iconic No. 3 may be back in the Sprint Cup starting lineup one day, a possibility that may send some NASCAR fans into an emotional tizzy. That number belonged to Dale Earnhardt, the late, great Intimidator on the NASCAR circuit. Would it be...
  • Occupy Wall Street: The revolution will be puppeted

    Occupy Wall Street: The revolution will be puppeted
    Earlier this month, the left-wing magazine The Nation highlighted Joe Therrien as a symbol of the Occupy Wall Street movement. A New York City public-school drama teacher, Therrien was frustrated with the shortcomings of the school system. So he quit...
  • Better health by 2015

    Better health by 2015
    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...