| Mar 12, 2011
Google Inc. has launched an online tool that allows users to search for people or provide information about someone who may be missing as a result of the earthquake in Japan.
Person Finder, which has been used in previous disasters, is a central database...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Disaster survivors in Japan must not only deal with physical trauma from earthquakes and tsunamis, but with psychological distress that can strike immediately, soon after or long after the event.
"There will be people who will be able to move back to how...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 3:17 PM
Sport Chalet is teaming up with Soles4Souls for the second time in two years to provide shoes to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.
The pair first partnered up in January 2010 to collect shoes for the victims of the Haiti earthquake....
| Mar 18, 2011
| 3:47 PM
There may be radioactive particles wafting out of the sky, but Masahiro Hamaguchi has a more pedestrian concern about the air around him: the dribble of cold, wet snow.
A week after the deadly earthquake and even deadlier tsunami that have devastated...
| Mar 23, 2011
Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children.
After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is back in the news for another seemingly crazy statement: Claiming that capitalism ended life on Mars.
"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 8:46 PM
The Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council on May 1-8 is sponsoring Open Faiths — Open Doors Week. The goal is to allow the public to learn about different faiths in the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach in a friendly, unthreatening...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Dr. Ross Joseph Brechner, a mathematician turned ophthalmologist who abandoned private practice for a second career in public health, died Aug. 4 of heart disease at his Catonsville home.
He was 71.
"Ross was a fine ophthalmologist who changed careers...
| May 27, 2011
| 7:14 PM
One of the most important foundations of the Christian faith is the teaching and practice of charity for the less fortunate. Followers of Jesus Christ resonate their faith in devotion to providing the necessities of life for the poor, the...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Schools, homes, shoes and jobs. Love. Hope. As myriad as the needs of those swept up in poverty, abandonment and disaster are the people who pour out their time and treasure to help.
In Howard County, we have a commendable reputation for helping our own,...