Shirley S. Klein, a Harford County philanthropist and retired businesswoman, died Monday. A longtime resident of Forest Hill, Mrs. Klein was the matriarch of the family that established and owns the Klein's ShopRite supermarkets throughout Harford County and elsewhere in the Baltimore region.
With temperatures in the high 90s and a heat index as high as 106 degrees, Howard County employees and residents are taking every possible precaution to stay cool Monday in the scorching summer weather.
For nearly 20 years, public art pieces have dotted the landscape of the Town of Bel Air as municipal leaders work with developers of large commercial tracts to produce pieces that will beautify those projects and add to the quality of life for local residents.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for Maryland to stop issuing specialty license plates with the Confederate flag, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz moved to rename a popular county-operated park named for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Freddie Gray is not the first person to come out of a Baltimore police wagon with serious injuries. Relatives of Dondi Johnson Sr., who was left as a paraplegic after a 2005 van ride, won a $7.4 million verdict against the city. A year earlier, Jeff Alston was awarded $39 million by a jury after he became paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a van ride. Others also have received payouts after filing lawsuits.