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,...
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
December 2, 2009
Sheila Dixon will likely remain Baltimore's mayor until she is sentenced - which could be months from now - or steps down, according to city and state lawyers. But even that is open to legal interpretation. It's one of the many questions raised Tuesday following Dixon's misdemeanor conviction for spending charity gift cards on herself, and acquittal on three similar charges. Also up in the air is what her sentence will be and whether prosecutors plan to retry her on the one count the jury could not decide.
January 19, 2012
It is the question Maryland basketball fans seem to be asking themselves. Heck, it's the question Mark Turgeon must be asking himself when he goes to sleep at night and gets up in the morning What has happened to Alex Len? The player who had Terps fans chanting "We love you Alex" during his impressive debut last month against Albany and then followed up with equally strong performances against Radford and Cornell has slowly disappeared in Maryland's four ACC games. Except for a few spurts on the offensive end against N.C. Stateand on the defensive end against Wake Forest and Georgia Tech, the 7-1 freshman from the Ukraine has looked out of sync.
May 31, 2008
Comedian Lonnie Shorr, who would go on to appear on the Merv Griffin, Dean Martin and Tonight shows, was bitten by the acting bug while a 1950s City College student. He made his Baltimore debut when he landed a role in the student play Remains to be Seen, presented on his high school's 33rd Street stage. "I was always the class clown," he said. He was born in 1939 in Zebulon, N.C., and he likes to tell his audiences where he came from. "It's just a word and it's funnier than Baltimore.