May 4, 2011
While delighted to learn from Michael Hawthorne's article ("Pediatricians Seek Change in Lax Toxic Chemicals Law," April 25) that the American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a national campaign to revise the 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), such reform is long overdue. The current TSCA regulatory system especially fails to protect our children, who face higher risks of exposure to toxic chemicals. Because of TSCA, the "innocent until proven guilty" status quo of assessing chemical safety implies that some level of bodily damage, if not an outright tragedy, must occur before chemicals are declared unsafe.
August 4, 2011
Deana M. Wilson and Brandon Duvall, of Clarksville, announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Marie Wilson Duvall , on April 17, 2011, at 8:49 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Her grandparents are Mark and Shirley Wilson, of Clarksville; and Marcy Vanmetre, of Fairfield, Pa. Jessica L. Pryor and Donald A. Jones Sr., of Elkridge, announce the birth of their son, Donald Alonzo Jones Jr., on July 27, 2011, at 6:55 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
April 16, 2014
Tooth decay has become a major problem among young children, and pediatric dentists are urging parents to take steps such as limiting sugary snacks and drinks. They also now advise brushing with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste and having a wellness exam at age 1, according to Dr. Norman Tinanoff, chief of the division of pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. How big a problem are cavities in children? Tooth decay in children under age 6 is called early childhood caries by health professionals.
February 7, 2010
The heart-rending images of injured and frightened children after Haiti's devastating earthquake last month no doubt stirred the compassion of many Americans, including the Baptist evangelicals from Idaho now being held on suspicion of human trafficking in Port-au-Prince. We reserve judgment on the group's claim that they were motivated only by the best of intentions when they tried to spirit more than 30 youngsters across the border into the neighboring Dominican Republic without proper documents.
May 2, 2014
Some of the most esteemed Baltimoreans attended or graduated from Baltimore City high schools: Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and U.S. Congressman Parren Mitchell (Douglass), Wall Street financier Reginald Lewis (Dunbar), and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (Poly). These revered men remind us of a yesteryear when black males, in particular, had opportunities to thrive and succeed while attending city schools. But that Baltimore of old is very different from the one many black males experience today.
July 18, 2013
Letter writer Dave Miceli claims that "what we need is better students" ("Don't blame teachers for murders," July 13). These children are not born bad. They learn from their parents. What we need are better parents who will get involved and force their children to take responsibility. The children are not the problem, it's their parents. Thomas Coburn, Rosedale