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  • Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts

    Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, had aspired to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout since he was in the sixth grade. "It shows to everyone that I'm a capable person — that I'm worth something," said Tessier, of Kensington, Md. He knew it would be an arduous...
  • Before the break: Ford carrier primped for christening

    Before the break: Ford carrier primped for christening
    NEWPORT NEWS — Framed by patriotic bunting and surrounded by a few thousand chairs, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is ready for its close-up. Sailors in dress blues and hard hatted workers from Newport News Shipbuilding swarmed Dry Dock 12...
  • Area food pantries struggle as more families seek help

    Area food pantries struggle as more families seek help
    Rice and beans may be simple, but those pantry staples are essential for any family desperate to prepare meals on a meager budget. David Cormier saw the value in those food staples firsthand when he was deployed to Bosnia and Somalia under the United...
  • Two Maryland teens make Out100 list

    Two Maryland teens make Out100 list
    Maryland connections are sprinkled through Out Magazine's 2013 Out100 list, a roll call of the year's most influential members of the LGBT community that has been gradually released online since last Tuesday. Take L.A.-based filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz,...
  • George E. Staight December 27, 1947 - November 12, 2013

    George E. Staight  December 27, 1947 - November 12, 2013
    George Staight peacefully passed away at home on November 12th, at the age of 65, after battling stomach cancer. He is survived by Lisa, his wife of 42 years, and their children Patrick, Kevin, and Annie. He was a dedicated family man who always put...
  • Boy, 8, struck by parade float in Crystal Lake

    Boy, 8, struck by parade float in Crystal Lake
    The 8-year-old boy trapped under a moving float during a Crystal Lake holiday parade had to undergo surgery for a broken leg, but is expected to be OK, police said Saturday. About 7:50 p.m. Friday, the boy's leg became caught in the wheel of a float...
  • Making the Christmas parade come to life in Bel Air [Letter]

    Editor: On behalf of the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, I would like to thank the citizens of greater Bel Air for their attendance and enthusiasm at [Sunday's] Bel Air Main Street Christmas Parade and Shamrock Park Celebration. The...
  • Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer

    Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer
    Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89. Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
  • Elkridge man taps Scouting experience to help other Eagles soar

    Elkridge man taps Scouting experience to help other Eagles soar
    As Scoutmaster of Troop 432 in Elkridge, Bill Neault attends a Boy Scout meeting each week, and every month goes camping with the boys in his troop. In addition, over the summer, he'll spent at least a full week at summer camp, then another at Philmont...
  • Nicholas Harris earns Eagle Scout award

    On Sunday, Oct. 6, Nicholas Harris was awarded the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout. A special Court of Honor ceremony was held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Hickory to recognize his...
  • Scout project not just an exercise in woodworking

    Scout project not just an exercise in woodworking
    David Bailey's Boy Scout project allowed him to bond with his father, use his writing skills to raise money and, most important, create two new places for residents to relax at Laguna Beach's Glennwood House. The 17-year-old Laguna Niguel resident...