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  • Umpire John Hirschbeck loses another son

    Umpire John Hirschbeck loses another son
    Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of major league baseball umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday, WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio, reported. Michael Hirschbeck had adrenoleukodystrophy, an inherited condition that affects the nervous system. John...
  • Hopkins women second after Day 2 at D-III swimming nationals

    College swimming Hopkins women second after Day 2 at nationals The Johns Hopkins women's swim team grabbed three more NCAA titles on the second day of the Division III championships in Indianapolis. The Blue Jays have 232 points through two days; four-...
  • The importance of signing up [Commentary]

    The importance of signing up [Commentary]
    Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state. Yes,...
  • Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family

    Molly's solo act: Newly separated, focus is on new book and raising her family
    Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique. Her blond hair is...
  • United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission

    United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission
    United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations. When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
  • Side by Side breakfast in Laurel celebrates growth, achievement

    Side by Side breakfast in Laurel celebrates growth, achievement
    Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction. Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
  • City ordered to repay $3.7 million federal homeless grant

    City ordered to repay $3.7 million federal homeless grant
    The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent. But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
  • Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care

    Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care
    Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. With technical difficulties still frustrating efforts to enroll in health plans through online exchanges — and...
  • United Way distributes 100 Thanksgiving meals in Carroll

    United Way distributes 100 Thanksgiving meals in Carroll
    The United Way of Central Maryland ensured that 100 Carroll County families will have a hearty Thanksgiving meal next week. Volunteers on Friday distributed 100 Thanksgiving meals, including a 14-pound turkey and a variety of side dishes, outside of the...
  • Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food

    Christian farm in Baltimore County helps hungry receive fresh food
    Rick and Carol Bernstein started gardening with their three children on a third of an acre at their former home in Parkton, selling the produce at a roadside stand and taking extras to their local food bank. That was two decades ago, and the food bank...
  • Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need

    Food distribution fills Thanksgiving menu for those facing greater need
    Janice Scott works hard at KFC and stretches her budget to care for her 12-year-old son and her 1-year-old godson, whom she adopted this month. So she was grateful to be in a church basement in Essex on Tuesday, accepting a 14-pound turkey and a box full...
  • McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends

    McCormick unveils annual flavor forecast as chilies top trends
    Chile peppers top McCormick & Co. Inc's annual list of emerging food trends and flavors for 2014, the Sparks-based spice maker said Tuesday. The flavoring company, marking its 125th year in business next year, unveiled an anniversary edition of its...