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  • UMMS doesn't care for caregivers [Commentary]

    UMMS doesn't care for caregivers [Commentary]
    A patient-care technician for the University of Maryland Medical System must update his skills regularly to keep his job, but he hasn't seen an update in his salary. Another UMMS technician must work at least two jobs to have any money left after paying...
  • Common Core implementation shows why Balto. Co. needs a hybrid school board [Letter]

    Baltimore County's school board is one of the less than 10 percent of the school boards in the nation that is not elected by the local voters. Presently, members are selected by the governor who, in this case, is from Baltimore City. The next governor may...
  • An election with a message

    An election with a message
    While is it generally unwise to read too much into local elections from a handful of states, Tuesday's results produced a message writ too large to ignore. If Republicans want to win over swing voters, they'll need to produce candidates more like New...
  • PETA attacks animal research for sexual health issues

    PETA attacks animal research for sexual health issues
    Animal advocacy group PETA called Tuesday on the National Institutes of Health to stop animal experiments related to sexual health, including Johns Hopkins studies of erectile dysfunction using rodents. In a letter to the NIH director, People for the...
  • Clarksville tradition takes students to Philly for Thanksgiving

    Clarksville tradition takes students to Philly for Thanksgiving
    For 94 years, the streets of Philadelphia have been home to the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country, complete with marching bands, floats, balloons and visit from Santa Claus. And for the last 12 years, the Clarksville Elementary School chorus has...
  • A 'nuclear option' was needed to overcome GOP obstructionists [Letter]

    A 'nuclear option' was needed to overcome GOP obstructionists [Letter]
    Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. rewrites recent history in his one-sided column on the Senate filibuster rule ("The nuclear option: then and now," Dec. 1). He utterly ignores the many Republican senators who filibustered President Barack Obama's...
  • Garnette Brant, shop owner

    Garnette Brant, shop owner
    Garnette Lynch Brant, a retired real estate saleswoman who also had a Waverly consignment shop, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 93 and lived in Lutherville. Born Mary Garnette Lynch in Yadkin County, N.C., she...
  • Longtime Maryland lobbyist fined $10,000 for lead paint violations

    Longtime Maryland lobbyist fined $10,000 for lead paint violations
    High-profile Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano was fined $10,000 in October for a lead paint violation in two Annapolis rowhouses he owns, the state Department of the Environment announced Thursday. Bereano, who has lobbied state lawmakers for special-...
  • Westminster celebrated new year in 1897 with new train station [Eagle Archive]

    The big news for the New Year's celebrations in Westminster in 1897 was the opening less than a week before of a new train station in town. According to research for the Historical Society of Carroll County by Jay Graybeal, the Democratic Advocate...
  • Unraveling a family history leads to Laurel war hero

    Unraveling a family history leads to Laurel war hero
    It started as idle chatter on the beach. My family was vacationing with old friends we've known since our Laurel High School days in the early 1970s, Richard and Denise Pond. Rich was talking about his father, Clayton Pond, an American Indian and World...
  • Downtown location key for growing Columbia business

    Downtown location key for growing Columbia business
    When Sharon and Jacob Benus started Impaq International, a Columbia-based research firm, in their Pikesville basement in 2001, little did they know that just over 10 years later the company would employ more than 275 people at three locations. According...
  • U.S. asks Supreme Court not to extend Catholics' contraception exemption

    U.S. asks Supreme Court not to extend Catholics' contraception exemption
    The Obama administration argued Friday that the Affordable Care Act contains sufficient protections for nonprofits that object to providing health coverage for contraception and urged the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from a Catonsville-based Catholic...