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  • NOLA Schools Get Good Rating; Mother Nature Freezes Out the Midwest

    NOLA Schools Get Good Rating; Mother Nature Freezes Out the Midwest
    Today's halo goes to 11 New Orleans-area schools that have earned the high-performing rating from the state board of education, in spite of also having a high poverty rating. A big halo for the students, teachers and administrators of these schools......
  • Feds Warn About Wave of Fake $100 Bills

    Feds Warn About Wave of Fake $100 Bills
    Federal agents say that counterfeit $100 bills are popping up at stores across the metro area, with crooks even passing a bogus bill to a Boy Scout troop selling Christmas Trees in Independence. Workers at Boy Scout Troop 492's Christmas Tree lot in...
  • Benjamin Franklin High celebrates renovations

    Benjamin Franklin High celebrates renovations
    For decades, visitors arriving at Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove have been greeted by a brick wall. And for years, city school leaders said Tuesday, that has sent the wrong message to the Curtis Bay neighborhood, a struggling area...
  • Students fill budget gaps themselves

    Patrece Otero remembers when the Glendale Unified School District used to give her $200 a year to buy classroom supplies for her 20 or so students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. This year, Otero received $100 for her 36 students. That's one...
  • Elizabeth S. Trump

    Elizabeth S. Trump
    Elizabeth S. Trump, former longtime director of nurses at Maryland Shock Trauma Center who played a pivotal role in its establishment with Dr. R Adams Cowley more than 50 years ago, died Wednesday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at her home in the...
  • History Matters

    100 Years Ago Laurel exchange Miss Maude Brashears of Laurel is visiting her brother, Mr. Joseph Brashears of Washington. Mr. and Mts. J. M. Lowman of Odenton have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence White of Laurel. 75 Years Ago "Alive, alive...
  • Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
  • Harlan: Slow down and focus on the details

    In Poor Richard's Almanack, Benjamin Franklin popularized the idiom we love to quote but have a difficult time applying to our daily lives: Haste makes waste. As children, we frequently heard this admonition from parents and teachers. Take your time,...
  • Corporate profits are huge, wages are still low

    Corporate profits are huge, wages are still low
    The recession is officially over, and corporate profits are at an all-time high in America. But according to a new article from alternet.org, the average middle-class citizen hasn’t seen any improvement in their situation. Personally, I don’...
  • The Valley Line: A new year and new beginnings

    The Valley Line: A new year and new beginnings
    Here we are into the second week of January already. I reluctantly removed the ornaments from my tree, wrapping each one carefully in tissue paper. I always hate putting them away because they are so magical and representative of places I’ve been in...
  • High school basketball standout killed in city shooting

    High school basketball standout killed in city shooting
    He was supposed to be in Florida right now, prepping with his teammates for a weekend basketball showcase. Instead, the team flew south Thursday afternoon without their 6-foot 5-inch forward, who was a "beast" on the court, his brother said. "He had...