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  • Leave oyster laws alone

    Leave oyster laws alone
    Maryland is spending millions to try to restore the oysters of the Chesapeake Bay, a bivalve of untold gustatory, economic, cultural and ecological significance. The state has carved out large underwater sanctuaries and seeded them with shells and...
  • Equal coverage for mental and medical health remains an issue, studies show

    Equal coverage for mental and medical health remains an issue, studies show
    After overdosing 19 times, William Head Williams was finally ready to enter a detoxification program for his heroin addiction. But he was turned away from a New York hospital after his insurer deemed his admission not medically necessary, said his...
  • Research links affordable housing to children's test scores

    Research links affordable housing to children's test scores
    The conference was about affordable housing, but the keynote speech was about children and test scores and the role that housing plays in them. The standard rule of thumb for any family, struggling or not, is to spend no more than 30 percent of...
  • Baltimore's City Council members often miss votes

    Baltimore's City Council members often miss votes
    City Councilman Brandon Scott's bill seeking health grades for Baltimore restaurants was languishing in committee, partly because not enough members showed up to vote. Councilman William "Pete" Welch was a persistent no-show. When the measure finally...
  • Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

    Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results. The two plans are among...
  • Oyster poaching continues on bay despite enforcement efforts

    Oyster poaching continues on bay despite enforcement efforts
    Waterman Edward "Bruce" Lowery lost his Maryland license to harvest oysters five years ago, after racking up more than three dozen violations. He was convicted of fishing at the wrong times, in the wrong places and using the wrong equipment. But that...
  • Separating people from politics

    Separating people from politics
    If you're ever looking for an interesting social experiment, tell Americans that you're going to Vietnam and gauge their reactions. Laughs, jokes and double takes were commonplace when I told people of my plans to embark on a 10-month stint as a Fulbright...
  • Jobs being cut, moved at Polk Audio

    Jobs being cut, moved at Polk Audio
    Polk Audio's presence on its native Baltimore turf is shrinking again. The company that makes speakers and headphones for home sound systems will lose about half of its workforce of more than 80 people in a reorganization by its parent company Sound...
  • Pauline Piper, centenarian

    Pauline Piper, centenarian
    Pauline G. Piper, a longtime resident of the Wiltondale neighborhood near Towson, died of heart failure March 27 at the Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Williamstown, Mass. She was 106. Family members said Mrs. Piper attributed her...
  • Search for greater power endures

    Today is Good Friday, and it will find Christians throughout our state asking for repentance and seeking a connection to the divine on bended knee. But in other parts of Maryland, God is being sought through powerful electron microscopes and through a...
  • Babies learn from the unexpected, Hopkins research shows

    Babies learn from the unexpected, Hopkins research shows
    Want to make your baby smarter? New research by the Johns Hopkins University has found that it may be as simple as throwing some surprises his or her way. All babies are born with some natural smarts, but youngsters learn more about the world when this...