The most oft-posted comment on social media responding to our crime stories is, invariably, some variation of, “This isn’t the Carroll County or [insert municipality] I grew up in/moved to.”And, actually, that’s true. It’s much safer now.
“Our kids’ ability to interact with the veterans, that’s what makes the day so special.” The highlight of the Francis Scott Key Veterans Day celebration was the parade of 75 or so veterans through the school’s hallways, led by the FSK marching band.
We are exactly three months away from the beginning of primary season, the Iowa Caucus, on Feb. 3. The following week is the New Hampshire primary. Yes, for the first time since February of 2016, those otherwise irrelevant states will be the center of attention, setting the nation’s political agenda and, quite possibly, deciding who our next president will be.
What if every cancer was as well-funded as breast cancer? How many of the 50,000 Americans who die of colon or rectal cancer would be saved if they were as aware of it and as diligent about being screened for it? Ditto for the 46,000 or so who die of pancreatic cancer? And how about the more than 140,000 who die of lung cancer, by far the biggest killer of all cancers? (Of course, that would require not victim-blaming.)
You could almost hear the alarms sounding at NBA headquarters. Offend China? With some half-a-billion basketball fans? With an estimated $4 billion coming in over the next few years from sponsorships, streaming deals and merchandise sales?
Parents knows their kid’s position, can tell you where their kid is supposed to be on the field during any situation and probably have a good idea of their kid’s stats, but might not know exactly what said kid is learning in math or reading in English or studying in science.
Politically, it’s also as far Left as you can go. Some of the things going on in San Francisco are a big part of the why so many of the flyover states — and places like Carroll County — are unlikely to pull levers for any candidate with a "D" next to their name. Some of the news that comes out of the city by the bay just makes you shake your head.
We have 10 or so opinion columnists. The ones local critics tend to take issue with have been with us for more than five years. Meanwhile, we’ve added three columnists over the past few years whose views generally can be found on the other side of the aisle. So, every week, our Opinion section has columns that skew Left, columns that skew Right and some that either fall in the middle or go both ways in the span of 700 words.
When President John F. Kennedy boldly asserted in 1961 that we would put a man on the moon by the end of that decade — not because it would be easy, but because it would be hard -- it was inspirational. When President Donald Trump said he wanted us to be back to the moon in 2024 it was met with crickets.
Bars and restaurants in and around Carroll County are home to a variety of local and area bands and performers. To help plan your night out, the Times has assembled this calendar of musical performances at local eateries.
Medical cannabis has been used to treat, among other conditions, chronic pain, nausea, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and mental health issues. There is not much hard science yet about its efficacy, but research tends to indicate it can reduce anxiety, reduce inflammation and even kill cancer cells. (Research also shows it stimulates appetite but, heck, even I knew that.)`
For its inaugural draft on Wednesday night, the United Women's Lacrosse League looked to the nation's most successful Division I women's program to fill its rosters. Eight former Maryland players were selected by the UWLX's four teams during the 40-player draft, with former Terps standout midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century), a two-time Tewaaraton Award winner, chosen No. 1 overall by the Baltimore Ride.