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  • Social Security Disability could be fixed by reexamining the role judges play

    The Social Security Disability Insurance system is supposed to provide a financial safety net for workers and their families in the event that a serious medical impairment prevents them from working ("Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability decisions" April 29). But it's really a parachute that often fails to open in time, sending the individual into a financial free fall with years of uncertainty over whether or not they are going to hit the ground — and it only opens for about a third of applicants.
  • 'Last Comic Standing' semifinal round

     
    Tonight, the first group of semifinalists take the stage on Last Comic Standing. First up is Myq Kaplan, who riffs on being a book person. The judges agreed that he killed. Me too. But "Myq"? Really?Jamie Lee tells jokes about...

    The perfect day in Ocean City

    The perfect day in Ocean City
    Breathtaking sunsets, sweet salt air, boardwalk confections and fun in the sun — Ocean City has it all. Long regarded by those in the know as a best bet when it comes to taking the family to the beach, Ocean City, recently received the...

    Upbeat about visit to Land Down Under

    Upbeat about visit to Land Down Under
    While many in the area are planning to get out of town in the coming weeks, one Catonsville resident has just returned from a recent trip to Australia that featured adventure and lessons in environmental conservation. During her month-long stay in the...

    Aberdeen High graduate Baker receives second star

    Aberdeen High graduate Baker receives second star
    In a ceremony at the Pentagon, hosted by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Jan. 6, Brig. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, an Aberdeen High School graduate, was promoted to major general in the U.S. Army. The ceremony was attended by...