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  • 'Historia, Historia' recalls an island sojourn

    'Historia, Historia' recalls an island sojourn
    When Eleanor Stanford boarded a plane to spend two years on the islands of Cape Verde, she had no idea what she was in for. She didn't know the language. She didn't know what the people ate. She didn't even know where she was going to live. -------...
  • New CEO to lead change microloan non-profit

    New CEO to lead change microloan non-profit
    Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens. She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity. "You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
  • Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership

    Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership
    Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
  • It's A Gray Area: Government is meddling in health care

    Since my last column about health care appeared in this space, the system has continued to gallop toward disaster. Today, under the federal government's "leadership," we often pay several times more in the United States for the same prescription drugs...
  • Joseph A. Miklasz, attorney

    Joseph A. Miklasz, attorney
    Joseph A. Miklasz, a trial attorney who practiced in Glen Burnie and was a wine collector, died of cancer Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 71 and lived in Crownsville. Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Severn and in East Baltimore, where he...
  • Roland Park Country School students walk to raise money

    Roland Park Country School students walk to raise money
    Roland Park Country School graduate Jocelyn Young-Hyman, who is now a Peace Corps volunteer, has big plans for the money raised Thursday by her alma mater in its annual All-School Walk. Young-Hyman, a 2007graduate of the all-girls school on Roland...
  • A 'national service' requirement for lawyers -- and everyone else [Letter]

    A 'national service' requirement for lawyers -- and everyone else [Letter]
    I support of letter writer Claudia Diamond's idea that new lawyer applicants in Maryland should be required to perform a set number of pro bono volunteer hours before being awarded a license to practice ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7) I...
  • 50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy

    50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy
    At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
  • Remember My Uncle Jack's Legacy Of Compassion

    Remember My Uncle Jack's Legacy Of Compassion
    This week, as Nov. 22 approached, reporters, historians and former colleagues recalled the presidency of John F. Kennedy and examined the impact of his death on that date in 1963. Many accounts describe it as that generation's 9/11, the day when innocence...
  • Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot

    Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot
    For those who are at least 55, the events of Nov. 22, 1963, are forever sealed in the collective memory. Ever fresh. Ever horrifying. Whether in school, at home or in the workplace, we heard the dreadful news on that Friday: John F. Kennedy has been...
  • Dallas to mark JFK assassination with wide array of events

    DALLAS — The city is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination with events designed to celebrate his legacy and show how far Dallas, and the country, have come since that fall day in 1963. In addition to a city-...