| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:22 PM
A Warwick Township family is at odds with the school district. It's all over their son's eligibility play football for the district, while attending a special private school for his dyslexia.
About two years ago, after years of struggling in school,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:29 PM
In its second year awarding grants, the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County gave 11 nonprofit organizations nearly $36,000 in 2012 to help women and girls in the county.
Four thousand dollars went to the local Arc chapter to help single parents; $2,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Marlon Wayans wrings every last down-and-dirty giggle out of a single joke in "A Haunted House," his return to "Scary Movie" territory, in truth if not by contract.
He's no longer involved in that series, so he limited himself to making fun not of every...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In his recent commentary, Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, highlighted the need to transform our schools into "21st century learning environments" ("A way forward for county schools," Jan. 9). I wholeheartedly agree that...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Cara G. Becker, a Towson University student and entrepreneur whose spirit of volunteering began in her childhood, died Monday of leukemia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Towson resident was 21.
"In her young life, Cara Becker touched so many people,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:48 PM
The year was 1975.
Mary Tyler Moore was starring in one of America's most watched situation comedies.
After a year of knocking on doors in Hollywood and trying to land any kind of job, I was hired at CBS-Television City and sent into a windowless...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Esther "Penny" Love, a Baltimore public school guidance counselor for nearly 40 years who was an outspoken advocate for emotionally challenged and dyslexic students, died Monday of lung cancer at Sinai Hospital. She was 89.
Esther Shulman, whose...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:43 AM
The film's plot is predictable: One engaged parent and a dedicated teacher are the beloved heroes, while the teachers' union and an apathetic school board are rendered useless, and at times rogue. "Won't Back Down," in theaters starting Friday, tells...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:57 AM
I'm a lesbian who's been in a committed relationship with the same woman for four years. We've recently been talking about marriage and starting a family. My one concern—she hasn't told her family about our relationship. She came out to her...