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  • 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-...
  • The generation Kennedy inspired [Letter]

    There's not much left to be said about John Kennedy. I can't say I really knew him. But I did meet him a few times, and on the last occasion, he actually called me by name (good staff work, I'm sure). There weren't many Maryland politicians who backed...
  • Done with Africa, travel author Paul Theroux looks stateside

    Done with Africa, travel author Paul Theroux looks stateside
    It's been half a century since Paul Theroux showed up as a fresh-faced Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa. It's been 38 years since “The Great Railway Bazaar” made his name as a travel writer, and about 11 since he traveled overland...
  • New vistas for Volunteers In Service To America

    While looking for a job earlier this year, Shareki Chaney, 26, kept busy by volunteering at her son's public charter school. Now Chaney has a new job as a Volunteer in Service to America. She is one of 17 AmeriCorps VISTAs who are newly assigned to...