William F. Childs III, a retired engineer who was an early salesman of do-it-yourself concrete products, died of complications of heart disease April 23 at his Towson home. He was 95 and lived for many years in Stoneleigh.
The United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 2.8 million in groceries — enough to fill 56 tractor trailers — to low-income individuals and families, the organization announced Tuesday.
Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9.
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore inexcusable, Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate action plan to fix the local problems and assign a senior official to ensure progress is made.
Harford County teachers want their salaries to begin moving higher after several years of stagnation, but not at the expense of the health care benefits they currently receive, the head of their union said earlier this week.
Curbing sugar consumption of children could help increase their current life expectancy, since too much sugar in the diet, especially in liquid form, has been linked to development of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many more diseases.
Born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, nobody believed Liu Fang would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even if her heart could be repaired.