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  • 'It's a fight for your life': Jason Puracal on being jailed in Nicaragua for 2 years

    'It's a fight for your life': Jason Puracal on being jailed in Nicaragua for 2 years
    Every day in his cell in one of the most notorious prisons in Latin America, an American father wrote a letter to his little boy. Jason Puracal would tuck the papers away, trying to fight the fear that his son might grow up never knowing his dad. "Jabu...
  • NewsPlus 07/27/12

    NewsPlus 07/27/12
    This week Mark's takes us inside the Interantional AIDS Conference and also sits down with DC Appleseed Ex. Dir. Walter Smith. Mark is also joined this week by Peace Corps Director, Aaron Williams, to discuss the many benefits of joining the Peace Corps....
  • Peace Corps Director, Aaron Williams

    Peace Corps Director, Aaron Williams
    Mark is joined by Peace Corps Director, Aaron Williams
  • Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting

    Services Held for Victims of Colorado Theater Shooting
    AURORA, Co. -- They laughed, they cried, they celebrated a young life lost too soon. Those attending Jessica Ghawi's memorial service Saturday at a San Antonio church heard numerous adjectives describing the hockey fan and aspiring sports broadcaster....
  • Nothing says Baltimore like Formstone

    While perusing an urban planning website recently from my office here in Honolulu, I learned with great sadness that the iconic and unique Baltimore Formstone building material is to be banned under new city design guidelines. Having lived my early...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell

    Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell
    Nersa "Nena" Alvarez Maceo Mitchell passed away peacefully on June 17, 2013 at the age of 83. She was born on November 20, 1929 in Puerto Padre, Cuba. She leaves behind her beloved family including husband Joseph Mitchell and 5 children: Thomas, Joseph...
  • Recipients tell of benefits of foundation scholarships

    Recipients tell of benefits of foundation scholarships
    The Laguna Beach Scholarship Foundation hosted ceremonies before the 2013 Honors Convocation on Friday for the donors of millions of dollars given over the years to graduating seniors. This year alone, $323,000 was awarded to 107 students. Donors and...
  • Obama names former CRS head ambassador to the Vatican

    Obama names former CRS head ambassador to the Vatican
    President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the humanitarian who served as president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services for 18 years, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The announcement, made Friday, means Hackett will become the...
  • St. Mary's stumbled but it's still a great school

    As I read Anne D. Neal's recent attack on St. Mary's College of Maryland, I immediately knew she had an agenda even before learning its source ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). My daughter graduated from St. Mary's in 2011 with a major in English...
  • Far from frivolous, St. Mary's College prepared me for a rigorous career in the sciences

    Far from frivolous, St. Mary's College prepared me for a rigorous career in the sciences
    As a 2010 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, I was quite disappointed by way the school was portrayed recently by commentator Anne D. Neal ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). Her attack on St. Mary's educational standards was off-base and a...