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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Toni Coleman used to turn to two key ingredients when cooking: sugar and salt. The 68-year-old retired federal government worker figured it probably wasn't healthy, but food just didn't taste good without it. After taking classes offered by the American Heart Association Maryland, the Gwynn Oak resident has learned to cook with herbs, garlic and other fresh ingredients, which has helped her reduce her intake of calories, sodium and other things...
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
The first day of summer will bring Grammy-winning singer Brandy and R&B veteran Johnny Gill to downtown Baltimore for this year's African American Festival, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced today at City Hall.  The free two-day festival will take place June 21-22 at the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex. The first day's performers include "R&B Divas" reality star and singer Monifah, Chico DeBarge, Jacob Latimore and the R&B/funk band Mint Condition.  On Sunday, Brandy and Gill will be joined by the Choir Boys and "Preachers of LA" cast member Deitrick Haddon.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | April 1, 2014
College basketball Maryland senior forward Alyssa Thomas was named Monday to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's All-America Team for the third straight season. The Harrisburg, Pa., native was honored as an All-American in her sophomore and junior seasons. Thomas is Maryland's all-time leading scorer among both men and women. She leads the Terps this season in scoring (19.1 points per game), rebounds (11.0 per game), steals (50) and assists (140). Her 64 doubledoubles are a program record, and she leads the NCAA in triple doubles this season, with four.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
There was lots of drama Sunday at the LPGA's Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif. Not only did Sweden's Anna Nordqvist rally for a one-shot victory, but Lexi Thompson gave the U.S. team a huge boost for this summer's inaugural International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club. Thompson's strong finish of four birdies on the last six holes - including one on the final hole - lifted the 19-year-old Floridian to ninth in the Rolex World Rankings. It also helped give the four-player U.S. team the No. 1 seed among the eight countries that will be represented in Owings Mills in late July.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | April 1, 2014
Your Bank of America credit card will get you free admission this weekend to the  American Visionary Art Museum. It's part of the bank's Museums on Us program, which offers free weekend access to a range of museums on the first full weekend of each month this year. Both Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit cardholders can get in free at the downtown museum on Key Highway on Saturday and Sunday. The program now has a mobile site that gives a full list of all 150 museums in the program.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Seven local wrestlers were named High School All-Americans by the National High School Coaches Association following the 25th annual High School Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach last weekend. Brendan Woody (South River), Quinn Devaney (McDonogh) and Brady Daniel (River Hill) were named freshman All-Americans. Sam Martino (McDonogh) was named a sophomore All-American and three River Hill seniors - Michael Beck, Logan Kirby and Cory Daniel - were named All-Americans. The wrestlers earned the distinction by placing in the top eight in their divisions' weight class.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Tucked in a corner of an older shopping center in Ellicott City, from the outside, White Oak Tavern is unassuming and nearly anonymous. But that's just the facade. Inside, White Oak (named for Maryland's state tree) is warm and food-centric, with an impressive craft beer selection and a well-executed menu that shines a light on local farmers. Scene & Decor White Oak's space is open and airy, with a large bar to the right, a dining room to the left and, in keeping with the "oak" theme, wood everywhere, from the floors to the benches to the walls.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Maryland basketball fans who haven't had a chance to see top recruit Melo Trimble play can get a glimpse of the incoming freshman guard this week during the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. The game itself will be Wednesday night, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. Trimble will take part in the 3-point shooting contest Monday night on ESPNU. Others in the 3-point contest include Kevon Looney  (UCLA), Rashad Vaughn (UNLV), Devin Booker (Kentucky), Myles Turner (uncommitted)
NEWS
Tim Wheeler | March 28, 2014
Del. Rudolph C. Cane bid farewell Friday to the House of Delegates, saying goodbye to the chamber where he's represented the Eastern Shore as its first African-American representataive for nearly 16 years, an advocate for diversity and the interests of his region. The soft-spoken Democrat from Hebron, 79, had previously declared his intention to retire at the end of his fourth term. But he departed a little more than a week before the 90-day legislative session ends because he's scheduled to have back surgery on Monday.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
- As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways than one. Duquette and the Orioles went through a relatively stagnant offseason that left fans frustrated and experts predicting a fifth-place finish in the American League East. He had to defend the lack of moves as recently as the first day of February at the team's FanFest event, promising that the Orioles wouldn't go into Opening Day without improving the club.
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