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  • Counting on the generosity of the crowd

    Counting on the generosity of the crowd
    Robert Stone was a healthy baby until he was 13 months old. Then, over three or four days, he became unresponsive and lost the use of his limbs. His bewildered parents put him through one medical test after another, each yielding inconclusive results....
  • Organizations

    Are you a pregnant woman who just discovered she’s expecting twins? Better call the local chapter of Mothers of Multiples. Interested in becoming a better public speaker? Learn how with Toastmasters. Quilters, hikers, beekeepers, cooks, figure...
  • Baltimore's GiveCorps helps donors make small gifts count

    Baltimore's GiveCorps helps donors make small gifts count
    Abby Ferretti, 28, is a hands-on philanthropist. Four times a week, she volunteers with an organization called Back on My Feet, where she goes on 5:30 a.m. runs with residents of local homeless shelters. She's not the type to just write a check and...
  • Charles E. McManus Jr., businessman

    Charles E. McManus Jr., businessman
    Charles E. McManus Jr., a retired Crown Cork and Seal Co. executive and longtime Towson resident, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 98. The son of the chairman of Crown Cork and Seal Co. and a homemaker, Charles...
  • Swimmer Phelps to host SNL opener

    Olympic gold medal swimmer and Rodgers Forge native Michael Phelps will make his acting debut by hosting the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, a rite of passage the sketch comedy show reserves for the nation's highest-profile athletes. Phelps...
  • Body not that of Catonsville kidnap victim, police say

    The body of a teenage male found yesterday morning near train tracks alongside Carroll Park is not that of one of the two brothers kidnapped Tuesday from their Catonsville home, a city police spokesman said. The body was found about 9 a.m. in a woods off...
  • Defending the defenseless

    Defending  the defenseless
    The director of a Baltimore children's advocacy center says that in the light of Sarah Foxwell's abduction and killing on the Eastern Shore, people are looking for solutions to one of society's most hot-button issues: child sexual abuse. "We can stack...
  • Local leaders see merger as positive for Baltimore

    After days of rumors and speculation that raised fears that Baltimore might lose yet another corporate headquarters, local business and political leaders seized on what they saw as the positive news in yesterday's announcement that a Florida power company...
  • 'The emotions are still there'

    The musicians dressed in the black of mourning took their places. At 8:46 a.m. yesterday, a year to the moment after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, the choir rose, and the orchestra, led by the deep strains of the bass, began to play...
  • Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks

    Fitness challenge honors 343 firefighters killed in 9/11 attacks
    Sheila Tucker Turushina stared ahead at the picture of the World Trade Center's North Tower exploding on Sept. 11, 2001. Turushina, wearing nearly 80 pounds of firefighter turnout gear, took as many steps as she could take in 3 minutes 43 seconds to...
  • Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward

    Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward
    Businesses in Broward County are mobilizing to keep funding for children's services they call critical for families, jobs and the local economy. They're pushing for a "Yes" vote on the Nov. 4 ballot to re-authorize a property tax that funds the...
  • Newtown Official: Sandy Hook Shooting Donations Divided Town

    The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday. Llodra and Superintendent...