April 19, 2012
Lauren Paul (McDonogh), who won a Division III national championship as the women's lacrosse coach at Franklin & Marshall, has been fired by the Lancaster, Pa., school after an investigation into a hazing complaint. Paul was dismissed Tuesday, and a group of junior and senior players was suspended for the rest of the season for planning and carrying out the hazing, which occurred last year, Kent Trachte , the school's dean, wrote in a letter sent to members of the college community.
March 2, 2011
Prince George's County police have charged seven University of Maryland, College Park sorority sisters with assaulting and hazing a pledge during initiation in October. The student told police that she was assaulted by current or former members of Zeta Phi Beta sorority on at least three occasions, according to charging documents. Those charged are: Bridget Blount, 24; Monika Young, 23; Zakiya Shivers, 26; Tymesha Pendleton, 26; Kandyce Jackson, 20; Amber Bijou, 22; and Montressa Hammond, 24. Most of the women are scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.
September 16, 2010
A shooting incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital today provided a vivid illustration of the difficulty officilals have in putting out a consistent message at a time when events are unfolding quickly. Shortly after the shooting of a physician at the medical complex just before noon, the city police and Hopkins administration were putting out seemlingly contradictory staements about access to the complex. The police statement, delivered on Twitter, said the incident had been contained and encouraged those with business at Hopkins to come to the medical center.
January 31, 2010
Even as a proposal to legalize medical marijuana emerges in Maryland, a backlash over the burgeoning industry has developed in other states - and is likely to influence legislation here. Last week, the Los Angeles City Council tried to rein in the growth of marijuana dispensaries, limiting the number to 70 and imposing tight restrictions on where and how they can operate. And in Colorado, towns are trying to shutter some of the hundreds of dispensaries that have popped up. But supporters of the Maryland proposal say they have learned from problems in states that approved use of the drug without uniform regulations on the dispensaries providing it. The result, they say: Maryland's measure could be among the most stringent in the nation.
December 9, 2007
We arrived in San Diego late Saturday evening, Oct. 20. The next morning, we were able to get to Mission Beach for a quick swim in the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a short trip up the highway to La Jolla, Calif., where we noted a strange odor, like a big campfire. The ride back to our resort in Escondido, Calif., was a smoke-filled adventure until we were about 10 miles from our destination and the skies returned to being blue and beautiful. We were advised the following day to stay in the resort, where all was safe with clean air and plenty to do. But Tuesday morning at 6:30, there was a pounding at our door.
December 25, 2005
1905: courts-martial on plebe hazing Hazing plebes at the U.S. Naval Academy is not a new issue, but it came to public light at least 100 years ago, when Congress and the Navy banned the practice. The hazing got so rough a century ago at Christmastime that a series of courts-martial of several upperclassmen began Dec. 28, 1905, when Trenmore Coffin Jr. was tried on the charge of hazing Jerdone P. Kimbrough. But the court-martial of Stephen Decatur Jr., a senior charged in the same case, made the most waves.