Dr. Thomas R. Foster Jr., a retired Baltimore City public schools deputy superintendent who co-authored math textbooks, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Parkville resident was 82.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger joined the family of slain University of Virginia lacrosse player and Cockeysville native Yeardley Love and Towson University officials Tuesday morning to announce a House of Representatives bill that would make May 3, the anniversary of Love's death, National One Love Day for relationship violence awareness.
As county agencies and BGE braced for the year's biggest winter storm, Baltimore County Public Schools decided Wednesday evening that they would rather be safe than sorry and cancelled school for Thusrsday.
Donald E. McBrien, former director of pupil services for Howard County public schools who earlier held the same position in Baltimore County public schools, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 79.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
With talent sprinkled throughout the lower ranks, the Notre Dame Prep swimming program should remain in good hands after the latest wave of outstanding seniors graduate in May with a diploma and three Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference titles in hand.
On Feb. 1, the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Since being established in 1997, the Hall of Fame has honored 68 men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to Howard County women's athletics. This year's inductees are Mike Bossom (Andover, 1988), Shannon Saltzman Webster (Centennial, 1993), Allison Valentino (Atholton, 1993), Tatyana McFadden (Atholton, 2008) and Merri-Ellen James (Glenelg, 1983). The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Hebron High School. An alumnae basketball game will be played prior to the ceremony at 5 p.m. and a high school girls varsity game between Centennial and Mt. Hebron follows at 7.
My final trip to Loehmann's as it was going out of business was an emotional experience for this 69-year-old, who first shopped there in spring 1962. A fashionista before the word became trendy, my mother discovered the store on Joppa Road, near our Baltimore County home, and knew her only daughter would find the perfect prom dress there. She predicted that Loehmann's was the fashion future, as Hutzler's department store luster was dimming.
Imposing a massive increase all at once, however, is not only burdensome to those who end up paying it (or finding a new place to play ball), it also is an indication that someone hasn't been paying close enough attention to the finances of the operation.
As a 5-year-old sitting on his great-grandmother's knee in 1950s Philadelphia, Marc Young listened patiently as she whispered in broken English the same two sentences she would come to repeat in a weekly ritual for years.
Van Bavel, of Reisterstown, was featured recently by Baltimore magazine as one of 40 "up-and-comers" under the age of 40, Joshua Bixler Tyler, of Hampton, graduated with honors from Towson University, Yasmine Mzayek and Eunji Park named finalists in the 27th annual "Champions of Courage" Black History Month essay competition