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  • Police training consultants under scrutiny for contracts, expenses

    Police training consultants under scrutiny for contracts, expenses
    A nonprofit foundation paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the Baltimore Police Department as part of the commissioner's signature training program reported that nearly 40 percent of the foundation's expenditures over two years covered entertainment,...
  • Columbia man dies after 14 years in 'semi-coma'

    Columbia man dies after 14 years in 'semi-coma'
    After living for the last 14 years in what family members considered a coma-like state, Robert Roche, of Columbia, died Jan. 12. He was 61. His death marks the end of years of compassionate care from his family and friends. It also marks the end of a...
  • Robert W. "Bob" Roche, relief worker

    Robert W. "Bob" Roche, relief worker
    Robert W. "Bob" Roche, a former Peace Corps volunteer who later worked in Africa with Catholic Relief Services, died Jan. 12 of undetermined causes at Sanctuary at Holy Cross, a Burtonsville senior living community. The Columbia resident was 61. "We are...
  • Keeping Md. Guard in Afghanistan does not promote peace

    I found the recent headline regarding to Maryland National Guard ("Maryland Guard fights on in hope of Afghan peace," Jan. 29) to be Orwellian. It is a simple dictum that you can't wage war for peace. There are no winners in a war, only losers. One side...
  • Catonsville native's Peace Corps service means holidays away from home

    Catonsville native's Peace Corps service means holidays away from home
    At about 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, as Brian Holler walked down a dirt road in a small village in Turkmenistan, a heavy, rumbling noise made him pause for a second during the long-distance phone conversation he was having with a reporter. "I'm walking...
  • Eugenia A. "Genie" Kennedy, educator

    Eugenia A. "Genie" Kennedy, a former Peace Corps volunteer and teacher, died Jan. 7 of multiple organ failure at her Bel Air home. She was 82. A daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Sarah Eugenia Asbury, who did not use her first name, was born...
  • Broken families and the achievement gap

    The recent article by Joe Pettit entitled, "Achievement gap: It's still about race" (Feb. 24) misses a much larger picture. It has been nearly 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society." In 1964 two important pieces of legislation were...
  • Parishioners honor a passionate man of the cloth

    Parishioners honor a passionate man of the cloth
    People packed the pews and filled the balconies of Baltimore's historic Bethel A.M.E. church Sunday morning to honor a man they credit with reviving the house of worship — one of the city's most influential — and bringing unabashed passion...
  • Baltimore Messenger calendar of events

    Submit notices via email: messenger@patuxent.com; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is...
  • A society where everyone serves

    A society where everyone serves
    There is no single solution to America's interrelated problems of massive debt, high unemployment, youthful angst and general lack of civility in society. But any idea that could address several of these issues simultaneously would at least be worth...
  • Baltimore Best Bets

    MinĂ¡s art gallery— 815 W. 36th St., hosts Show and Tell with Eric Sipes and Leigh and Lauren Bender, Sept. 1, 8 p.m. Space is limited and fills up quickly. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. Call 410-732-4258 or go to go to http://www....
  • Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, psychiatrist

    Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, psychiatrist
    Dr. James Patrick Connaughton, a psychiatrist who was the founder and first director of what became the Johns Hopkins Children and Adolescent Mental Health Center, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at his Cloisters home in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...