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  • Columbia celebrates new sister city in Ghana

    Columbia celebrates new sister city in Ghana
    When Mary Aboah moved from Tema, Ghana, to the United States in 1999, she wanted to live in a community that reminded her of home. Aboah settled in Columbia, which like Tema was a planned community created in the 1960s, a move she said "changed her...
  • 50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy

    50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy
    At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
  • A 'national service' requirement for lawyers -- and everyone else [Letter]

    A 'national service' requirement for lawyers -- and everyone else [Letter]
    I support of letter writer Claudia Diamond's idea that new lawyer applicants in Maryland should be required to perform a set number of pro bono volunteer hours before being awarded a license to practice ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7) I...
  • Loyola High grad Boston named Team Uganda lacrosse coach

    Loyola High grad Boston named Team Uganda lacrosse coach
    Andrew Boston (Loyola High) has been named head coach of the Uganda men's team as the nation works toward its international debut in next summer's Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. Boston, who played at the University of...
  • Living on the bay and loving it

    Living on the bay and loving it
    Driving the back roads that hug the periphery of Maryland's shoreline, there is no singular characteristic that defines the homes. The ones that date back to summer-only retreats are usually one-story clapboard structures with the give-away air...
  • 'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'

    'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'
    WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police. "I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
  • Catonsville's home team a hit in Ecuador [Letter]

    We would like Catonsville to know what a wonderful thing the Catonsville Girls Softball League did for two tiny villages along the southern coast of Ecuador. They donated enough used and new softball equipment to outfit two girls' teams in one of the...
  • Baltimore 'a-rabbers' look to museum to preserve legacy

    Baltimore 'a-rabbers' look to museum to preserve legacy
    Charlie "Fruit Man" McLean has been "a-rabbing" in Baltimore for more than 40 years, and he still can't think of a better way to spend his time. As a boy, he rode with the men who sold fresh produce in the streets from their brightly colored horse-drawn...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • New vistas for Volunteers In Service To America

    New vistas for Volunteers In Service To America
    While looking for a job earlier this year, Shareki Chaney, 26, kept busy by volunteering at her son's public charter school. Now Chaney has a new job as a Volunteer in Service to America. She is one of 17 AmeriCorps VISTAs who are newly assigned to...
  • Richard H. Morrow, 81, Johns Hopkins public health professor

    Dr. Richard Harold Morrow Jr., a physician and Johns Hopkins public health official and who had worked in Ghana and Uganda, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 17 at his home in the Bare Hills section of Baltimore County. He was 81. Hopkins colleagues...
  • Mayor's cousin awarded $65K contract, but nepotism rules don't apply

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as a project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week. The city's spending panel — controlled by the mayor — approved the...