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  • Shock, but no basis for surprise

    One county supervisor expressed shock, another fired off a press release demanding an investigation. But Monday's revelations that 14 children died last year as the result of abuse or neglect despite being under the watch of child welfare authorities...
  • Family Support

    ABUSE REGISTRY FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Abuse Hotline 800-962-2873 ADOPTION MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BAPTIST CHILDRENÂ’S HOME www.fbchomes.org; Faith-based, nonprofit organization seeks stable Christian homes for children. 7748 SW 95th...
  • California voters want more state services but resist tax increases

    In the pages of one day's Times last week were two in a lengthening procession of articles explaining what happens when governments run out of money, as city and county officials across the state cut programs to save cash. Four pages earlier was the...
  • Hampton Roads foreclosures have risen at staggering rate since 2008

    Hampton Roads foreclosures have risen at staggering rate since 2008
    The number of Peninsula-area properties facing foreclosure mushroomed from 86 in 2006 to 2,735 in 2009, according to figures provided by RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity. Foreclosures have climbed at a staggering rate here and nationally...
  • Defending the defenseless

    Defending  the defenseless
    The director of a Baltimore children's advocacy center says that in the light of Sarah Foxwell's abduction and killing on the Eastern Shore, people are looking for solutions to one of society's most hot-button issues: child sexual abuse. "We can stack...
  • Health Notes: Catholic Charities offers respite for caregivers

    Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia Inc., expanded its in-home respite care program for family caregivers to the Peninsula in October. In the eight months since then it has served 26 families, or 52 program clients and is continuing to grow. The...
  • South L.A. boy died after previous reports of abuse

    South L.A. boy died after previous reports of abuse
    A 6-year-old boy whose battered body was found on the floor of a South Los Angeles home was the subject of roughly a dozen calls to Los Angeles County's child abuse hotline alleging abuse or neglect, a county official briefed on the case told The Times on...
  • L.A. County may spend money to try to save money on welfare

    L.A. County may spend money to try to save money on welfare
    With the cost of helping Los Angeles County's welfare recipients expected to hit $1 billion by the end of this fiscal year, county officials are pushing a plan to shift the burden of some of the most hard-core unemployed to the federal government. If they...
  • Chasing the king of chess

    Chasing the king of chess
    Like a lot of kids in the summer of 1972, I was riveted by a strange spectacle unfolding in Iceland: a chess match between Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, the mercurial young American. The games weren't televised -- Fischer...
  • Seeking safe passage: Curing a public epidemic

    Seeking safe passage: Curing a public epidemic
    Every year, scores of Chicago children are shot, knifed and beaten on the city streets. Almost as frequently, new policing strategies are rolled out, anti-violence programs are launched and private and public money is thrown at the problem. But youth...
  • River Life: Peace, Pain

    Nancy watches as her home goes up in flames. She wants to rescue her cat, but two cops at the scene tell her it's too dangerous. It's just a shack. But Nancy has lived there for more than a decade. Some 75 yards from the Connecticut River, the 10-by-...