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  • Classic Indian dance uses 'body, mind, spirit'

    Classic Indian dance uses 'body, mind, spirit'
    An anklet decorated with bells jingles as Priyanka Jayanti, a dancer with the Laurel-based Jayamangala School of Dance, stamps her bare feet. The jingling grows louder as Jayanti, 20, quickly leaps toward her fellow dancers, sweeping her arms into the...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record. But the standard is different just across the line...
  • Powerball jackpot rises to $400 million after weeks without a winner

    Powerball jackpot rises to $400 million after weeks without a winner
    The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $400 million after no one won Saturday night's drawing. The multistate lottery's jackpot has been building since late last year. The lottery is played in Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and 43 states including...
  • Don't inhibit campus debates [Letter]

    As a professor at American University's School of International Service, I am alarmed that two bipartisan bills are currently being considered by the Maryland General Assembly ("Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom," Feb. 12). Senate Bill 647...
  • Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time

    Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time
    Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
  • Aberdeen's historic B&O station moves slowly toward restoration

    Aberdeen's historic B&O station moves slowly toward restoration
    Restoration of Aberdeen's long-dilapidated historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad train station might finally be moving forward with plans to construct a new foundation for the eventual relocation of the building. The Historical Society of Harford County,...
  • Chorale for seniors 55 and older offers music, health benefits

    Chorale for seniors 55 and older offers music, health benefits
    The exercises were intended to open up the chest and diaphragm. Arms overhead, deep breaths in and out. Jaw loose, face loose. Next came voice exercises, the sopranos and altos, tenors and baritones going up and down the scales. On a rare balmy day in...
  • Creative and Aging Study identifies benefits of creativity

    Creative and Aging Study identifies benefits of creativity
    The Creative and Aging Study began in 2001 and ran to 2006. Dr. Gene Cohen, a psychiatrist and director of George Washington University's Center on Aging, Health and the Humanities, was the principal investigator. The National Endowment for the Arts,...
  • Federal offices in Washington, D.C., closed Thursday due to snow

    Federal offices in Washington, D.C., closed Thursday due to snow
    Federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed Thursday due to the snow storm, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written...
  • Baltimore police to invest in gunshot detection system

    Baltimore police to invest in gunshot detection system
    Baltimore police will soon install a gunshot detection system in east and west Baltimore, under a $305,000 state grant that won city approval Wednesday. The ShotSpotter system will use receivers posted in neighborhoods to detect the sound of gunfire....
  • Frito-Lay plans to expand Aberdeen plant

    Frito-Lay plans to expand Aberdeen plant
    Frito-Lay Inc., maker of such well-known snacks as Doritos, Tostitos, Cheetos and SunChips, plans to expand its Aberdeen plant and hire 100 more employees, which would make the Hickory Drive facility among the company's largest sites nationwide....
  • Aberdeen's active train station needs an upgrade, too [editorial]

    It absolutely is a positive development that the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad passenger station on West Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen is poised to make the transition from dilapidated hulk to historic site. There's something in the American psyche that...