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  • Not just college pranks [Editorial]

    University System of Maryland officials are considering stiffening the penalties for college fraternities whose initiation rites cross the line from good-natured teasing to hazing that threatens life and limb. Pledging to join a campus fraternity or...

    Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Resolutions Anne Arundel Medical Center will offer the following classes at its Belcher Pavilion (formerly Health Sciences Pavilion), seventh floor of the Doordan Institute, Annapolis. To register, visit or call 443-481-5555. •...

    Oregon allows mothers to take placentas home from hospital

    Oregon allows mothers to take placentas home from hospital
    PORTLAND, Ore. — New mothers will now be able to leave Oregon hospitals with two bundles of joy — one in a car seat, the other in a cooler. The first, of course, is the baby. The second, thanks to one of the more curious laws that went...

    Trying to contact the dead creates false hope

    Q: My ministry is bereavement for young widows and widowers. I asked one of my priests if he could speak on why people should not seek out a medium. A local medium/psychic is drawing a lot of attention. I thought I'd try to educate people on why we...