April 18, 2012
The Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting employers in the state from asking current and prospective employees for their user names and passwords to websites such as Facebook and Twitter . If Gov. Martin O'Malley signs the bill, it would make Maryland the first state in the nation to set such a restriction into law. The bill, drafted in response to a state agency's scouring the personal Facebook posts of prison guard applicants,...
September 26, 2012
The riots this past weekend in Towson should not be a surprise, and the disturbance was not an isolated incident. The weekends in downtown Towson have been a time bomb waiting to explode. The colleges in the Towson area continue to grow with inadequate housing, thus nearly every apartment and condo complex in Towson has college students living in it. Add to this, the daily influx of teens coming in from Baltimore City to hang out at the Towson Town Center, and you get more confrontations and an increase in crime.
October 22, 2011
Share your good news and events with the community. Contact Laurel Leader editorial assistant Pat Farmer, email@example.com , or phone and fax 410-332-6653. Pink Out football game - Hosted by Laurel High Cheer Program and parents, Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Kirby Field, Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane. Cheer Program's final fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. Match up between Laurel Spartans and the Wise Pumas from Dr. Henry Wise High School. Players will wear pink wristbands, and both cheerleading squads will wear pink.
April 23, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two brothers accused of perpetrating the Boston Marathon bombing, is the baffling mystery man in this crime. His older brother, Tamerlan, who died in a shootout with police in the dark early hours Friday morning, better fits the stereotype of a disaffected, nascent terrorist. He was nearing adulthood when he came to this country from Russia's predominantly Muslim central Asian region. He talked of having no American friends. He had openly disdained the immorality of American society and adopted a zealous brand of Islam.
November 12, 2012
The annual Maryland Entrepreneur Expo is indeed happening tomorrow. It's a day for helping support the founders of new businesses in Maryland, as well as showcasing the ones who are already successful. It's an all-day conference at the BWI Airport Marriott, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., in Linthicum Heights, Md. It's too late to get the discounted early bird rate, but tickets are still available here. The event is organized by Maryland TEDCO, a quasi-state agency that focuses on economic development through the state's tech businesses.
January 28, 2014
Well, not auditions to be a mom. (Would I get the part? Gawd knows.) These are audtions for "Listen to Your Mother," a sort of Stoop Storytelling for the mom set. Here are the types of stories they want: "Great childhoods, traumatic adolescence, turbulent teenage years, humorous birth stories, harrowing coming of age tales, reflections on adoption, infertility, the birth of multiples, home schooling, children with development disorders, etc. ...
July 26, 2008
Vince Bagli retired 13 years ago after spending more than three decades as WBAL television's genial sports anchor. Before that, he had a five-year stint at the old News American. Now 81, he lives near Finksburg and enjoys an afternoon out with his wife, Jean, at the theater. Some weeks ago, he saw the play, Doubt, which he called "a fine piece of work" and reminded him of his days growing up in Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood and of Sister Isabelle at St. Dominic's Parochial School.
November 6, 2013
So far this year, 223 local TV stations have changed hands. This is the biggest wave of media consolidation ever - and it's all happening in small and mid-level markets, involving companies most people have never heard of. Leading this wave is Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair alone is behind seven deals this year, including a $985-million deal to buy nine stations from Allbritton Communications. But it's not alone; other media companies are also racing to gobble up stations.
March 4, 2010
Lois Gresdo has long enjoyed hearing the little voices and the peals of laughter just outside her front door. But her street will be a quieter place when Sacred Heart of Mary School shuts its doors after 87 years of providing a Catholic education. "The school is a very positive presence for these children - and for this neighborhood," Gresdo said Wednesday after word of the school's demise reached this middle-class neighborhood in far East Baltimore, a stone's throw from Dundalk.