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  • Local DJ named in drug ring complaint

    Local DJ named in drug ring complaint
    From the Midnight Sun blog: Darrin Ebron, a Baltimore DJ with tenuous Hollywood connections (he once played Eddie Murphy's wedding!) has been named in a federal complaint as part of a drug ring that transported hundreds of pounds of cocaine from Los...
  • Orphans from Colombia seek adoptive homes in Columbia

    Orphans from Colombia seek adoptive homes in Columbia
    Rita Allan is a biology teacher in the Howard County school system and was a biologist for 20 years before that, so when she learned that the Colombian boy who would be visiting her family likes science and nature, she took special note of their shared...
  • Sixth-grader hopes to have hottest recipe at March 11 chili cookoff

    Chili cook-offs are definitely hot stuff. Especially when the spicy delicacy is being prepared by young Mitchell Feaga. Mitchell, a sixth-grader at Glenwood Middle School, is just one of dozens of chili afficionados who will participate in "Hotter Than...
  • A pregnant woman with HIV, and the cost of U.S. foreign aid cuts

    A pregnant woman with HIV, and the cost of U.S. foreign aid cuts
    When I met a woman I'll call "Mary" in Luwingu, a remote district in northern Zambia, she had already seen three of her children die. She did not know that she had contracted HIV until she arrived at the clinic where for the past few months I had been...
  • Rule would allow campaign donations by text message

    Rule would allow campaign donations by text message
    You can text FOOD to give money to UNICEF or text AFRICA to support the International Rescue Committee. Soon you'll be able to contribute via text to a Maryland politician, state officials say. Regulations to allow campaign contributions by text...
  • News from West Friendship

    Santa Claus is coming to town. St. Nick, atop a shiny red fire engine, is coming to your neighborhood. The jolly elves of West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department will continue their good will North Pole trek for the next few evenings. Kids, and all...
  • Maryland seeks to improve support for mothers to breast-feed

    Maryland seeks to improve support for mothers to breast-feed
    Breast-feeding didn't come easy at first for Sharalyn Webre, who struggled through five months with her first child. But with more experience, patience and family support, feedings were less complicated with her next two children, including a baby girl...
  • Easing southern Asia's powerful thirst

    Sri Lanka's top beer producer built its reputation on its chilled lagers and full-bodied stouts. But soon after last week's catastrophe, when a tsunami struck the nation's coastline, executives at Lion Brewery in Colombo knew that the best way they...
  • Need for careful rebuilding also applies to young souls

    KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka - On the last day of their lives, the friends and playmates of 11-year-old Kirishanthini were at an orphanage overlooking a peaceful lagoon near the sea. When the water came - "It came very fast and black in color," Kirishanthini...
  • Tsunami aid pledges top $3 billion

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Australia promised $764 million - the largest government pledge - to the tsunami relief effort, topping a $674 million German aid package on the eve of a crucial donors conference today. World leaders were competing to head the donors...
  • Influx of foreigners troubles Indonesia

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Indonesia's military asked aid groups in tsunami-stricken areas yesterday to draw up a list of international relief workers - and to report on their movements - as fears arose for the safety of foreigners helping survivors in a...
  • John Goodman in Talks to Star in Bad Robot's 'Valencia' (EXCLUSIVE)

    John Goodman is in talks to star in the Paramount Insurge and Bad Robot thriller "Valencia." Dan Trachtenberg will direct, with J.J. Abrams producing for Bad Robot. Paramount had no comment. The majority of the movie takes place in an underground...