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  • Lewis museum woes: Sad but not surprising

    While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired. As a...
  • HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]

    HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]
    The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...
  • Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]

    Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]
    Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress. While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
  • Westminster celebrates diversity at Tristreet block party

    Westminster celebrates diversity at Tristreet block party
    Fully equipped with a spatula, sunglasses, hat and an apron, Darcel Harris was all smiles Sept. 15 as she answered questions, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and helped coordinate activities for over 300 folks who attended the 11th annual Pennsylvania...
  • NAACP Youth Council sponsors 'Fighting the Hunger'

    NAACP Youth Council sponsors 'Fighting the Hunger'
    The Howard County NAACP Youth Council sponsored its third Fighting the Hunger event Sunday, Nov. 24, at Ridgley's Run Community Center in Jessup. "This is our way of giving back to the community by providing a meal, clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries...
  • Despite controversy, most Harford school athletes have paid to play

    Despite controversy, most Harford school athletes have paid to play
    Despite the ongoing public controversy about it, Harford County's $50 pay-to-play fee to participate in athletics is having little apparent impact on the players themselves. According to a public schools spokesperson, there are 3,050 students on the...
  • Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed [Letter]

    Ehrlich reliably arrogant and ill-informed  [Letter]
    Bill Marker's letter to the editor concerning a recent commentary by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right on ("Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many," Nov. 21). When I read Mr. Ehrlich's column ("An open letter to the NAACP,"...
  • Roland Park Country School to open public charter school

    Roland Park Country School to open public charter school
    Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015. Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to...
  • Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many [Letter]

    Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many  [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. apparently just doesn't get it. He wants the NAACP ("An open letter to the NAACP," Nov. 17) to support government funding of a few young people so they can escape their communities like the Arbutus he used to call home. Some of us...
  • State pledges to examine patient treatment history at Crownsville Hospital

    State pledges to examine patient treatment history at Crownsville Hospital
    It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
  • On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU

    On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday he is in "strong agreement" with concerns raised by the ACLU over how his agency tracks its officers' interactions with citizens. The civil liberties group released department data that showed...
  • Big government liberals will never abide school vouchers [Letter]

    Big government liberals will never abide school vouchers [Letter]
    The use of vouchers makes so much sense, but The Sun and other liberal organizations will never fully back them since they give the poor an opportunity to become "haves" and diminishes the government's control of the "have nots" ("An open letter to the...