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August 5, 2013
The Test Center at Harford Community College was recently awarded test center certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). Criteria for certification are rigorous and based on the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines which were developed to guide post-secondary test centers in the delivery of quality testing programs. The Harford Community College Test Center is one of the few test centers in the United States and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process.
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SPORTS
Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
With the season starting a month from Tuesday, there's still plenty of time for Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon to settle on a starting lineup. Not that Turgeon hasn't been thinking about who will take the court at Xfinity Center for the opening tip against Wagner on Nov. 14. At a breakfast with boosters in Baltimore on Monday, Turgeon made one interesting pronouncement. “Damonte Dodd's maybe one of our most improved players,” Turgeon said of the 6-foot-11 sophomore from the Eastern Shore.
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HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services' Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups. "It's a big difference," Townes, 49, said of the personalized treatment she receives compared with the care her friends get at hospitals. Community health centers such as Chase Brexton are about to play a far larger role in the nation's health care when the federal health reform law is fully implemented in January.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones admitted before Saturday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series that he might need to be a little more patient at the plate for his team to get back into the series against the Kansas City Royals. Jones doesn't make any apologies for his aggressiveness at the plate, but he noted that the playoffs offer a different game, inherently smaller strike zones and more opportunity for batters to wait on their pitch to hit. And Jones has struggled in the postseason, entering the day just 5-for-42 with 11 strikeouts in 10 career playoff games.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Sixteen health centers in Maryland will share in $1.7 million in federal funding to help enroll uninsured residents in health plans under health care reform. The money is part of $150 million the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday it was making available to health centers around the country. The money will be used to hire new staff, train existing staff and hold community outreach events. Health centers will help consumers understand their coverage options and determine their eligibility.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
Baltimore City Health Department will open emergency cooling centers Thursday offering free water and cool air. The National Weather Service is calling for a high of 99 and a heat index up to 106 degrees. There's a 30 percent chance of late afternoon rain and thunderstorms. These centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: • Northern Community Action Center -- 5225 York Road • Southern Community Action Center -- 606 Cherry Hill Road (inside the shopping center 2nd floor)
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2012
Five groups submitted bids to manage Baltimore recreation centers Wednesday, including two groups that would charge significant monthly fees for after-school programs that have traditionally been free. The bids mark the beginning of the second phase of the cash-strapped city's attempts to find private parties to take over some centers so it can improve other centers with limited resources. After awarding four centers to third-party groups last month, the city sought bidders for 11 other centers.
NEWS
February 12, 2014
While it sounds encouraging on paper, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to open youth curfew centers in Baltimore represents a misplaced priority ( "Mayor proposes year-round curfew centers," Feb. 10). Once again, the onus is on Big Brother, not parents, to dictate how and if children in Baltimore live more enriched lives. Schools provide early morning activities as well as a breakfast and lunch. Then there are after-school programs and activities, some school-based. Do we see the enabling trend here?
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
Dozens of boys and girls stretched to a Taylor Swift song before an all-out dance session. Outside, a group of children did cannon balls and splashed in the pool. Others awaited the star attractions of the recreation center at Liberty Elementary School - the horses trotting on the front lawn. For a time, it had appeared unlikely that kids would have any recreational activities this summer at Liberty Elementary. It was one of about 20 rec centers shut by the city as part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's strategy to invest in fewer, higher-quality facilities.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2011
Baltimore officials awarded the rights to run four city recreation centers to three nonprofit groups Wednesday despite fiery opposition from City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young. The vote by the city's spending board marked the first step in an administration plan to focus public spending on other centers. "In the end, it's the right thing to do for the children of Baltimore," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has proposed ceding control of as many as 25 rec centers to private groups.
NEWS
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Forty health care workers in Mali are receiving a vaccine that could guard against the Ebola virus as a University of Maryland School of Medicine center launches the first human trials of the experimental vaccine. One person received the vaccine Wednesday, two more were expected to receive it Thursday and dozens more are scheduled to follow in the coming weeks. The inoculation was developed at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda using an inert virus that is coated in an Ebola protein, so the body builds immunity to the deadly virus.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
At some point, a band eyeing pop ubiquity must make a late-night stop at NBC's Studio 8H in Manhattan. In January, it was the turn of Bastille - a British rock quartet riding the success of a chart-topping single called “Pompeii” - to perform on “Saturday Night Live,” and the magnitude was not lost on drummer Chris Wood. If it had been, Wood's friends and family were there to constantly remind him anyway. “Everyone just kept saying to us, 'You realize it's a really big deal, right?
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | October 3, 2014
A Florida business bought the Belair Edison Crossing shopping center for $12.3 million this week, a deal that suggests strength in the city's retail investor market, the broker for the transaction said Thursday. “It's a significantly sized deal in Baltimore City,” said Gil Neuman, managing director of Greysteel Co. “I think there's a new sort of … revival, so to speak, of Baltimore, which is being seen nationally as a desirable place to invest.” The 16-acre Belair Road property last sold in 2003 for $4.7 million, according to reports at the time.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Under Armour plans to build its third U.S. distribution center in a suburb of Nashville, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said Thursday. The 1 million-square-foot-warehouse, a more than $100 million investment for the sports brand, will be built in Mount Juliet, Tenn., and will open in early 2016, the company said. Under Armour also has distribution centers in Baltimore and Rialto, Calif. The Tennessee warehouse will employ 1,500 workers over the next five years. The company operates two Under Armour Factory House retail stores in the state, in Nashville and Sevierville.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | October 1, 2014
Three restaurants will join Pier One and Bark! this fall and winter in a new section of Annapolis Towne Centre, developer Greenberg Gibbons said. Mission BBQ, a fast-casual eatery that pays tribute to military service members, police officers and fire fighters, will open in October. Einstein Bagels will open in December. BGR, The Burger Joint, also will open in December, featuring burgers made from a blend of hormone free, grain-fed beef as well as tuna, veggie and turkey options.
TRAVEL
By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who lives in Bethesda. The three stopped at the first observation site along the drive, propped their bikes on kickstands and began walking up a short boardwalk to the spot where two sets of binoculars were available for searching the marshy grasses and slow-moving Blackwater River.
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Letter to The Aegis | May 9, 2013
Editor: The Harford County out-station of the Elkton Vet Center was closed for renovations from April 15 - 25. In order to continue our services to veterans, Readjustment Counseling Services detailed a mobile vet center to Harford County. Mobile vet centers are larger RV's outfitted as counseling offices. They are used to bring counseling and referral services to veterans who live in rural areas and to veterans in areas hit by disaster. They are also used in parades or for other outreach activities.
NEWS
By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | March 26, 2014
The initial results of an economic study of eight of Columbia's village centers identified adding more restaurants as the best future use for the centers, some of which have seen a decline in recent years. "Most of the village centers, from my point of view, are under supplied in restaurants, cafes, formal dining, coffee shops," said Tom Moriarity, the lead consultant on the study, at Tuesday's public meeting held at Slayton House. "People are eating out more often, the millenials, [generation x]
NEWS
Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering to treat patients with the virus in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda on Sunday, the institute said. The patient will be treated at the NIH Clinical Center's Special Clinical Studies Unit, which is "specifically designed to provide high-level isolation capabilities" and staffed by experts on infectious diseases and critical care, according to an NIH release. "The unit staff is trained in strict infection control practices optimized to prevent spread of potentially transmissible agents such as Ebola," the institute said.
SPORTS
By Josh Stirn and Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. This article has been updated to reflect the fact that Perry Dozier Jr., who was considering Maryland for his final official visit, will visit Louisville instead. Diamond Stone , the top-ranked center and No. 5 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings for the Class of 2015 has a final five of Wisconsin, Connecticut, Duke, Oklahoma State and Maryland.
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