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- Five-year-old Kaheem Philbert of Owings Mills, who is battling leukemia, was a superhero for a day on Friday — and the world was watching.
- Washington National Opera's genial "Daughter of the Regiment," which got an opening night boost from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, features a vibrant cast.
- Our Savior Lutheran Church began its Smiling Souls Food Bank ministry last month as a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank, and plans to continue its food distribution services throughout the year.
- Manger Packing Corp. turns out about 9,000 pounds a week of half-smoke sausage, considered a signature food of the nation's capital. Most of the half-smokes are destined for Washington — to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and to the beloved Ben's Chili Bowl.
- Patrick Mullins (Maryland) had a goal and an assist and D.C. United clinched a third consecutive MLS Cup playoff appearance with a 3-1 victory over New York City FC.
- Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday would not rule out a new regional sales tax to help rebuild D.C.'s metro system, but he said the state has given all it's willing to pay for now.
- Displaying his affinity for an off track, Chief Istan passed pace-setting Big Guy Ian in midstretch and turned back a late bid from Rockinn On Bye to capture the $75,000 Challedon on a rainy Saturday at Laurel Park.
- BGE's parent company donates $1 million to the new Smithsonian museum of African American History that opened Saturday in Washington, D.C.
- Sidney & Company photography and video production will host a watch party to celebrate the grand opening National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24 at the Pro-Spex Home Inspection Services offices on Main Street in Laurel.
- Maryland’s Big 33 team will include players from 12 Washington D.C. schools for the next showdown with Pennsylvania on Memorial Day, May 19.
"Why do you want to win?" Victor "Slangston Hughes" Rodgers, 33, asks an eager group of five young poets at the Edward R. Murrow Park inThe city of Laurel continues to honor those who lost their lives in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. on Sept. 11, 2001, while educating the community on emergency preparedness in both man-made and natural disasters.Citing missteps by prosecutors, a federal judge has dismissed criminal charges against a onetime Fallston resident who had been accused of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers of millions of dollars through a chain of pharmacies he owned in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.The Secret Garden "Farewell Summer" Music, Arts and Wine Festival was the last of monthly Sunday concerts held each summer at the Farm Museum. The celebration, now in its sixth year, featured DJ Tanz, DJ Biskit, the lively all-female go-go group Bela Dona, of Washington, D.C., and the crowd pleasing Panama Band, of Baltimore.The absence of West Baltimore's Lor Scoota, who was shot and killed in June, and East Baltimore's Young Moose, who is currently in jail, were palpable lastFresh out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1976, Dr. Ronald Oser says he was searching for his own ophthalmology office space outside his family's hometown in Silver Spring when a lawyer friend recommended the up-and-coming town of Laurel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Four decades later, his practice, Laurel Eye Physicians, thrives in the community the family deemed its second home, celebrating its 40th anniversary on July 1.Law enforcement agencies throughout Maryland issued thoughts and prayers for the officers killed and injured, and their families, Thursday night in Dallas.There has been a decline in sexual activity among teenagers and an increase in the use of contraceptives among sexually active teens, which some experts suggest is the reason why there has been an across-the-board decrease in teen birth rates according to a recent CDC report. But I'm not so sure we can start patting ourselves on the back for this.The Aegis, Harford County's twice-weekly newspaper, was named News Organization of the Year for 2015 in its division by the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association during the MDDC's annual awards luncheon Friday.The Town of Bel Air will temporarily be patrolled by Maryland State Police troopers on Friday and Saturday, as Bel Air Police Department personnel attend a candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., in honor of an officer who died in the line of duty 96 years ago, police Chief Charles Moore said in a press release Thursday.An Elkridge management firm owner pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday after stealing over $2.5 million from at least 51 of his homeowner and condominium associations clients.A civil liberties group is calling for an investigation after a Muslim woman from Maryland said she was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight "without any credible explanation" Wednesday.Springtime in the Washington, D.C., area is synonymous with cherry blossoms, but you don¿t have to travel to the capital city to see the pretty pink flowers."It has come to my attention that someone is anonymously circulating negative materials to voters in the 12th District," Cross writes in a letter to his supporters which was sent to City Paper. "At first these materials were a gross exaggeration of my past, so I ignored them. Now, the author of these materials has resorted to outright law-breaking." Citing Maryland election law, Cross notes that there is no authority line telling voters who is behind the flyers. "Additionally, no person has a right to print and publish overt lies with the intent of damaging another's reputation--that is illegal defamation and is subject to civil litigation."Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. owner Exelon Corp. closed its merger with Washington-area utility Pepco Holdings on Wednesday, hours after D.C. regulators reversed course and voted 2-1 to approve the union.Phillip B. Hunter, a retired attorney and Bel Air South resident who took part in the famed civil rights march in Selma, Ala., in 1965, was recognized recently along with his fellow marchers as the Congressional Gold Medal was bestowed upon their group at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.Washington's entire Metrorail system will close for at least 29 hours beginning at midnight tonight for emergency inspections following a tunnel fire thatWith easy access to jobs in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., not to mention standout schools that rank among the top in the state, it¿s no surprise that Howard County is a magnet for families. From indoor rock climbing to laser tag to pumpkin patches, there¿s always something fun nearby for parents and children.Key stakeholders in Washington, D.C., including the mayor, withdrew support Tuesday from the proposed merger of the parent company of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and Pepco Holdings, threatening to scuttle the deal for good.A season-ending trip to Cumberland and the Bishop Walsh Girls Invitational Tournament has become tradition for some of the IAAM's top teams.We are at a very pivotal point in our country's history of racial and economic disparities, and it is critical that we mandate and model community redevelopment without wholesale gentrification of low income and minority residents.WASHINGTON -- As if the line between entertainer and president was not blurred enough by Donald Trump¿s candidacy, Kevin Spacey came to Washington today for the unveiling at the Smithsonian of a portrait of President Francis J. Underwood, the character he plays in Netflix's "House of Cards."While drunk or impaired drivers have always been on law enforcement's radar, 11 police agencies from Howard through Cecil counties are joining forces to post 40 officers along the 80-mile Route 40 corridor to protect all drivers from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. over the Super Bowl weekend.To survive, museums must look to engage and inspire the next generation of artists, educators and museum professionals and to consciously seek out people of all ages and backgrounds. In our 95th year, the Phillips recognizes that our partnerships and the programming they inspire cannot be superficial or convenient, but must reflect deep engagement and commitment. Embracing a diversity of voices will ensure museums remain vibrant, well into the next century.Maryland is signing its first recruiting class under coach DJ Durkin through the day on Wednesday, and as verbal commitments make their pledges final on National Signing Day, we're bringing you introductions to these future Terps. Archbishop Carroll's Richard Merritt was the first commit after Durkin took over as coach.The fall ad campaign by Live Baltimore, a non-profit that helps promote city neighborhoods and connect homebuyers with incentives, is part of a larger push to sell Baltimore to Washingtonians.Capitol Technology University, a technology educational institution in South Laurel, was established in Washington, D.C., in 1927 as Capitol Radio Engineering Institute. Located at 11301 Springfield Road, this is a hidden jewel of learning in our community. Technology degrees offered include astronautical engineering, computer science, web development and information technology, as well as cyber and information security.