September 24, 2011
When I learned that single motherhood was the lowest rung of the prosperity ladder 40 years ago, I asked myself, "Why would I choose that?" Is that still the problem today? Where are the fathers? Where are the husbands? Must fathers live apart from mothers and children so that the government at all levels can give them money? Is it working? Are Baltimore, Maryland, and the federal government proving themselves good parents? Can we reverse this? Are kids so accustomed to having government buy food and shelter that they only have to pay for iPhones?
March 12, 2010
Following the devastating earthquake this past January in Haiti, the American Red Cross worked to turn despair into hope. At the Red Cross of Central Maryland we witnessed an incredible outpouring of public support for our relief efforts. Individuals and groups ranging from area churches, local schools and corporations all opened their hearts and their wallets so the Red Cross could provide medical assistance, clean drinking water, food and shelter to the people of Haiti when they needed it most.
February 18, 2007
Closures announced for Presidents Day Carroll County Government offices will be closed tomorrow for Presidents Day. Carroll County public libraries, senior centers and public schools also will be closed tomorrow. Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be open tomorrow. Town Hall will be closed for three days The Mount Airy Town Hall will be closed tomorrow for President's Day and Tuesday and Wednesday for packing and moving to the newly renovated Town Hall at 110 S. Main St. Town Hall will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
November 10, 2005
Baltimore: Training City to participate in biological exercise Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday that the city, along with Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties, will conduct a biological training exercise this month. State agencies and hospitals will participate. Called Harbor Base III, it will be the third full-scale biological exercise in the city since 2003. A statement from the city Health Department says the drill is to help improve coordination between hospitals, communication between rescue and police agencies and examine how public and private agencies work together in a crisis.
July 14, 2002
In case you didn't know, butterflies are in trouble. "Butterflies desperately need our help," says butterfly breeder Rick Mikula, author of the award-winning Family Butterfly Book and owner of Hole-in-Hand Butterfly Farm in Pennsylvania. "The destruction of habitat is killing butterflies. The more asphalt we lay, the more wildflowers we replace with hybrids and ornamentals, and the more insecticides we spray, the fewer the wings that will fill the sky." In an effort to reverse butterfly loss, Mikula breeds, raises and releases butterflies.
December 8, 1999
Carroll County Department of Social Services is throwing a private party today to celebrate an anniversary in 2000 -- a 65-year period that has seen the agency grow from a staff of three to about 130. On July 26, 1935, after Congress passed the Social Security Act to help the poor, the Carroll County Public Welfare Board formed. A director, an investigator and a clerk were hired to help the poorest county residents in the aftermath of the Depression. Today, its staff members handle thousands of cases, ranging from child abuse and adoptions to job placement.