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  • Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships

    Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships
    Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that might not come. For Uganda to be ready for its historic debut on the world stage, he knew he...
  • With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

    With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]
    Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
  • Woman in confrontation with police in Bel Air pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    Woman in confrontation with police in Bel Air pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
    A Davidsonville woman, who was videotaped in a physical and verbal confrontation with Bel Air Police officers outside Looney's Pub in Bel Air in March, took a plea before judgment for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Harford County District...
  • A looming crisis in caregiving [Commentary]

    My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby. My turn at...
  • Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran

    Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran
    When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.  Little did the retired Howard...
  • CEFM Networks new executive director has ambitious plans for Catonsville nonprofit

    CEFM Networks new executive director has ambitious plans for Catonsville nonprofit
    Megan Murduck, a fresh-faced 23-year-old, has plans to change Catonsville Emergency Food Ministries Network as she steps up as the organization's new executive director. "Overall, we're a Band-Aid program, and I'd like to take some steps to promote...
  • African Art Museum shines light on the continent [Column]

    Doris Ligon may be Baltimore born and bred, but she can't seem to get her mind off Africa. "I was in my 30s before I heard anything positive about Africa," recalls Ligon, 77, who, along with her late husband, Claude, opened the African Art Museum of...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief

    Musical Knights bring an Irish twist to Tanzanian relief
    It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title. But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group. The seven-member...
  • The generation Kennedy inspired [Letter]

    There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure). There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
  • William A. Miller Jr., newsman

    William A. Miller Jr., newsman
    William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. "He was a very special...