| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:01 AM
At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds.
Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:32 PM
In four months, I will observe a strange anniversary: 20 years since the day I almost died.
I was 11 years old and being treated for a severe case of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune digestive disorder. I could barely hold down food and was...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thanks for your recent editorial supporting a ban on indoor tanning by minors ("Ban the booth," Jan. 20).
As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment for that illness. My melanoma was probably caused by years of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Willard Hackerman held no public office, but he was as much a city father to Baltimore as any mayor or City Council member, delegate or senator. Few, if any, have had a larger impact on this community than the 95-year-old man who died at Johns Hopkins...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Prompted by recent multimillion-dollar medical malpractice judgments, Maryland lawmakers are pushing to create a fund to help pay for treating babies who suffer neurological injuries during birth.
Proposed legislation calls for hospitals and doctors with...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Drivers have reported that new cell phone blocking technology at the Baltimore City Detention Center may be extending beyond the jail's walls, despite assurances to the contrary.
Three people have told The Baltimore Sun that they were using their cell...
| Feb 2, 2014
Bruce Wheatley was considering coming back to the Towson area where he grew up when he saw an advertisement for an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Columbia that pitched an all-female staff.
As a nurse, he was dismayed enough to complain to St....
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88.
The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:55 PM
A mother and her young son were injured in a hit-and-run incident Saturday night in Baltimore County.
The woman and her 9-year-old boy were walking in front of a fast food restaurant near Merritt Boulevard and Rabon Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. when they...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
It had been years since Tammy Bresnahan dialed 936-1212 to hear the Baltimore-area weather forecast, and when she called it again last month, she was surprised to learn the once-popular hot line had been disconnected.
"The weather's been kind of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I moved back to Maryland 15 years ago and chose the Bel Air area as the place I wanted to live. I was charmed by the downtown district, an excellent library system and historic buildings such as the courthouse, Liriodendron, and Hays House....