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  • Mayor launches campaign to raise bottle tax for schools

    Mayor launches campaign to raise bottle tax for schools
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched her campaign to repair Baltimore's long-neglected schools Monday, introducing a bill to more than double the city's bottle tax as part of a plan to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars to fix dilapidated...
  • Llewellyn W. Woolford Sr., Social Security attorney

    Llewellyn W. Woolford Sr., Social Security attorney
    Llewellyn Washington Woolford Sr., a retired Social Security Administration attorney who was a past Howard County Human Relations Commission chairman, died of stroke complications Feb. 22 at his Columbia home. He was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised on...
  • Thursday's regional semifinal boys basketball scores

    Thursday's regional semifinal boys basketball scores
    BOYS BASKETBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINALS CLASS 4A NORTH Sherwood 60, Westminster 48 Springbrook 44, Paint Branch 41 CLASS 4A EAST No. 8 Arundel 71, N.County 54 North Point 100, No. 11 Glen Burnie 61 CLASS 3A NORTH No. 1 Milford Mill 59, Woodlawn 41...
  • Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history
    Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet? Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...
  • Irene Helen Alexander

     Irene Helen Alexander
    Irene Helen Alexander, who owned and operated a beauty shop and later worked at the Social Security Administration, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sept. 16 at Sinai Hospital. She was 89 and lived in West Baltimore. Born Irene Helen Lee in...
  • Kathleen Battle sings spirituals at UCLA's Royce Hall

     
    Soprano Kathleen Battle sang African American spirituals at UCLA on Saturday. The anguish and the joy in an evening of songs was brought out by Kathleen Battle's exceptional voice....
  • Today in Tallahassee: Budgets, Abortions, and ObamaCare

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers return to a full slate of committee hearings and floor action today on environmental bills, health-care and higher education budget proposals, and abortion bills. But the House (11 a.m.) and the Senate (8 a.m.) go into...
  • Annual abortion battle resumes in the House

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida's perennial abortion battle re-emerged Tuesday, as a House panel approved bills that would block abortions after 20 weeks, require 24-hour waiting periods and target abortions that...
  • Plakon’s bill to ban gender- and ethnic-based abortion advances

     
    Florida legislators are spending a lot of time trying to pass new anti-abortion measures this year. And one of the most unique ones is sponsored by Seminole County Republican Scott Plakon — one that would ban Florida women from getting an abortion...
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'
    Preaching With Sacred Fire An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45 The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois Yale University Press:...