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  • Joseph Leporati: 'It is like watching your loved ones be buried alive'

    Joseph Leporati: 'It is like watching your loved ones be buried alive'
    J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat's recent letter to the editor, "I won't accept the Ice Bucket Challenge," appears to make a solid case against supporting the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. Unfortunately, he relies only on quantitative means,...
  • Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids

     Why the very rich aren't giving much of their fortunes to their kids
    What do Sting, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? All three have huge fortunes, and none of them are giving it to their kids. Sting just revealed that most of his $300 million won't end up with his six adult children. "I certainly don't...
  • Albert A. Logan Jr., Boys' Latin teacher

    Albert A. Logan Jr., Boys' Latin teacher
    Albert Asbury "Ab" Logan Jr., a retired Boys' Latin School teacher who worked in Baltimore neighborhood organizing in the 1970s, died of cancer Aug. 25 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Cockeysville resident was 70. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of...
  • Peninsula churches take advantage of online giving

     Peninsula churches take advantage of online giving
    At several churches on the Peninsula, the collection plate comes in a digital form. Churches in the area, including those serving Baptist, Catholic and nondenominational congregations, allow their members to donate online as a one-time or recurring...
  • Stern Advice: Fall means it's time to hit the (tax) books

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - When everyone else starts loading their backpacks and shopping the back-to-school sales, I know it is time for me to dive back into TurboTax. That's because fall is the perfect time to plan my approach to the tax forms I won't...
  • 'Detroit won't recover' without grand bargain, city's bankruptcy lawyer says

    DETORIT The grand bargain to help resolve Detroit's bankruptcy offers a fair and lucrative resolution of the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts, the city's top bankruptcy lawyer argued Tuesday. Jones Day bankruptcy lawyer Bruce Bennett offering opening...
  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • Balancing Act: Ask questions before you volunteer

    Attorney Maria Torres remembers the day when her desire to volunteer took a disconcerting turn. She needed to finish up a legal brief and rush to a business lunch, and the programming committee chair for her volunteer organization was dragging out the...
  • Rafael Olmeda: The ice bucket challenge stands apart

    She died two years ago today, August 31, 2012. Diane Riportella was my sister, and Lou Gehrig's disease stole her from our family and her community. She was the most sinful of saints, a fundraiser for numerous charitable causes, a fitness instructor,...
  • Made in America festival looks to go beyond music

    In the next few hours, tens of thousands of fans will descend on Grand Park for the first day of the Made in America festival. The two-day event that could attract up to 50,000 fans during the Labor Day weekend isn’t just an experiment for...
  • ALS Assn. drops its bid to trademark 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    The ALS Assn. has announced it is withdrawing two trademark applications it submitted for the phrases “Ice Bucket Challenge,” and "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" after getting flak for its attempt. In a statement on its Facebook page, the...