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  • 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...
  • O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore

     O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off. The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
  • What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems

     What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems
    I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
  • Westminster celebrates its diversity at annual block party [Column]

    Fully equipped with a spatula, sunglasses, hat and an apron, Dr. Darcel Harris was all smiles last Sunday as she answered questions, cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and helped coordinate activities for more than 300 attendees at the 11th annual...
  • Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case

    Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case
    Does anyone besides me get irritated at the hypocrisy and race-baiting that is made worse by articles like the one penned by Auset Marion Lewis ("A river of tears for all the Trayvons," July 16)? It belonged in a bad romance novel instead of a...
  • Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham to run for city delegate seat

    Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham to run for city delegate seat
    Longtime Baltimore civil rights leader Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham will make it official Tuesday night that he is running for the House of Delegates from a Baltimore district represented by three incumbent Democrats. Cheatham, former president of the...
  • Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says

    Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city. The mayor flatly rejected the governor's...
  • 'Baggage Claim' director David E. Talbert cherishes Baltimore roots

    'Baggage Claim' director David E. Talbert cherishes Baltimore roots
    "Baggage Claim" may be director David E. Talbert's movie, but the characters and situations, he freely admits — they come from his wife. "Most of my best ideas come from my eavesdropping on my wife's conversations with her girlfriends," the Prince...
  • Leonard J. Kerpelman, attorney in school prayer case, dies

    Leonard J. Kerpelman, attorney in school prayer case, dies
    Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...
  • New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving
    It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you. The new law tightening the state's curb...
  • ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot

    ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot
    A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright. Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
  • Ben Carson says he was targeted by the IRS over his beliefs

    Ben Carson says he was targeted by the IRS over his beliefs
    Famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Ben Carson said this week he believes he was targeted for an audit by the Internal Revenue Service because of his vocal opposition to the Obama administration. Carson said he had only his suspicions to go on, but this year...