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  • 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...
  • United Way presents clear vision for future

    The Lehigh Valley is fortunate to have a United Way organization, staff and volunteers who: •Have a clear, eight-year vision of achievable results working with community and corporate partners, local government and volunteers. •Have...
  • John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

    John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser
    John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85. Claerhout underwent...
  • Providing schools much-needed tools

    The Tools for Schools program has delivered more than $100,000 worth of school supplies to elementary school teachers in Broward. The second annual project, organized by the United Way of Broward County, involved collecting donations from shoppers at...
  • Middlesex Chamber Announces Distinguished Citizen Award Winners

    MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 distinguished citizen awards to three area residents who have made extensive contributions to the community. Robert Bell, Jacqueline S. Williams and Robert L. Holzberg...
  • Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles

    Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles
    Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
  • Made in America festival set for third year, and double the amount of music

    The Made in America Festival, the Jay Z-organized event that for the past two years has been a two-day Labor Day music gathering in Philadelphia to benefit the United Way, will be held for a third year, officials just announced. And it will expand --...
  • Number of people injured in Texas explosion still unclear

    DALLAS One year later, the number of people hurt by the West, Texas, explosion remains a mystery because a government survey of the injured has failed to account for scores of casualties. Fifteen people, including a dozen first responders, died last...
  • United Way campaign brings in $18.3 million

    United Way campaign brings in $18.3 million
    In an upbeat sign for Central Florida's economy, employees of some 400 local companies contributed $18.3 million for the Heart of Florida's 2013-2014 charitable campaign — nearly $1 million over last year. The United Way announced the total at a...
  • Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators

    Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators
    As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health. Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...