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  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
  • Howard Co. teachers' union is being unreasonable [Letter]

    As a former teacher and as a teacher educator who has observed classrooms in almost every school system in Maryland, I feel I'm qualified to make the following comments, even though negativity toward Howard County Public School System and its teachers...
  • State releases proposed rates for individual-market, small-business health insurance

    State releases proposed rates for individual-market, small-business health insurance
    Major health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has asked the state to let it increase its rates in the individual marketplace by as much as 30 percent on average next year, but two competitors want to lower what they charge people who don't get...
  • Celebrating 40 years of rhyme and reason with HoCoPoLitSo

    Celebrating 40 years of rhyme and reason with HoCoPoLitSo
    Garrison Keillor lounged by a backyard pool, sipping a glass of wine. Isaac Bashevis Singer sat at a dining room table and ate homemade pea soup. Edward Albee arrived with a new boyfriend in tow. Over the past four decades, the likes of Larry McMurtry,...
  • Ivey calls Brown 'failed leader' as Democratic running mates debate

    Ivey calls Brown 'failed leader' as Democratic running mates debate
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler's running mate came out swinging at front-runner Anthony G. Brown on health care Tuesday as the three Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor met in their only scheduled television debate. Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince...
  • Brown, Hogan lead primary contests

    Brown, Hogan lead primary contests
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has strengthened his lead in the fiercely contested Democratic primary for governor and enters the campaign's final two weeks with a 2-1 advantage over his closest competitor, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun. In...
  • Help for Howard residents curious about their ancestors

    Among the generations of fine ancestors Dennis Ayers discovered while climbing through the branches of his family tree are a "witch" and an "Indian-slayer." Then there's the 11th-century tale of the origin of his family name with William the Conqueror's...
  • Howard fire and rescue officials honored for innovation

    Howard fire and rescue officials honored for innovation
    The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services was honored last week for recent innovations in emergency medical services that were recognized for improving cardiac care response times and minimizing cardiac emergencies. Among the programs...
  • Rare event as 'Giselle' comes to Rouse stage

    It's been years since a Russian superstar soared across a Howard County stage — memory takes me back to Mikhail Baryshnikov when he danced in the 2003 Columbia Festival of the Arts at Wilde Lake High School. Saturday evening, June 14, two...
  • In Arundel, heated county executive race seen as pivotal for GOP

    In Arundel, heated county executive race seen as pivotal for GOP
    Arnold resident Nancy Weber hasn't decided whom she'll vote for in the Anne Arundel County executive race, but she knows one thing: "I'd like to see more Republicans in office." Weber recently met Republican candidate Steve Schuh, a state delegate,...
  • Facts about Dan Furman

    Dan Furman Age: 30 Occupation: Delegation Counsel, Howard County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly and Attorney/Owner Dan Furman, Attorney at Law, LLC. Education: J.D., Catholic University of America, B.A., Political Science, University of...