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  • Bloomsburg University announces winter graduates

    Bloomsburg University announces winter graduates
    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recently released its list of Fall/Winter 2013 graduates. Area graduates include: Lehigh County: Derek J. Beisel, Laurys Station, BSBA Business Adminisstration Marketing; Christopher Brogan, Allentown, BSBA...
  • In Sonoma County, a heartwarming safe-parking program for the homeless

    In Sonoma County, a heartwarming safe-parking program for the homeless
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As a cold rain pelted the parking lot, the gates opened and the cars began to roll through. In an aging Nissan was a 74-year-old longtime farmworker whose landlady had booted him to raise the rent. A 65-year-old disabled woman...
  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    Christian Rojas has a plan. The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
  • John Kass: Social worker still mourns loss of 12-year-old

    Not every child can be saved. Not every kid who grows up broken can be steered away from bad choices by caring adults toward some new life, one with a purpose. But Valerie Groth, a veteran Chicago Public Schools social worker at New Sullivan...
  • A Q&A with Maryland Championship Wrestling owner Dan McDevitt

    A Q&A with Maryland Championship Wrestling owner Dan McDevitt
    Over the next two weekends, Maryland Championship Wrestling will be holding two events, their annual Bodyslam Austism event, and Xtreme Measures. I had a chance to talk to MCW owner Dan McDevitt about these events, as well as his views on the good and...
  • Pro sports teams go on offense to be able to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO — California's professional sports franchise owners are asking lawmakers to let them hold high-stakes, electronic raffles during games. They seek an exclusive right to offer much fatter prizes than the state now allows all other...
  • City foster youths sent to get diploma in a day have trouble enrolling in college

    City foster youths sent to get diploma in a day have trouble enrolling in college
    Ebony Scott remembers vividly the day she got the piece of paper she hoped would change her life. After receiving her diploma, she cried, celebrated, took pictures and went to TGI Friday's for dinner. She hadn't spoken to her grandmother in more than...
  • Coping with child neglect

    Coping with child neglect
    It's a story whose elements are all too familiar. It's easy to deem it another indictment of our failing child welfare system: A drug addict who has already lost six children to the foster care system is jailed after her two little boys wander into a...
  • Don't malign tax-free charitable giving [Letter]

    Robert B. Reich was one of my outstanding professors at law school, so it was particularly disheartening to see one of my academic heroes get it all wrong in his recent commentary ("Charity begins at home (particularly at wealthy homes)," Dec. 18)....
  • Baltimore tradition makes Christmas happen for thousands

    Baltimore tradition makes Christmas happen for thousands
    Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates. Growing up in the O'Donnell Heights project in Baltimore, Winebrenner and her family depended...
  • Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving

    Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving
    On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin. The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...