February 17, 2013
If you're a big fan, you already knew what was coming in the season finale. But it didn't make it any easier -- or less heartbreaking -- to watch. The majority of the Season 3 "Downton" finale, or the "Christmas special" as its called in the U.K., took place in Scotland, where the whole family (minus Branson) visits the Highlands home of the Dowager's niece, Susan, and her husband, Shrimpy. Most of the trip included bagpipes, hunting, more bagpipes and Scottish reel dancing. But more on that later (and more on O'Brien meeting her Scottish lady's maid doppelganger)
February 21, 2011
Up to half of sexually active young people will get a sexually transmitted disease by the time they are 25, yet many don't seek testing because it may be difficult, costly or embarrassing. Public health officials nationally and in particularly affected cities like Baltimore, however, say they've found a method that seems to address the major hurdles — a website that supplies free in-home testing kits for three of the most commonly reported STDs. "The highest prevalence is in young adults, and we knew we had to reach these kids," said Charlotte A. Gaydos, a professor of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
June 30, 2012
On Thursday, the day the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, a 47-year-old Baltimore woman went to the drugstore, and pulled out her debit card to pay for a prescription refill. But she didn't have enough money in the account to cover the $425 charge. So she asked the pharmacist and staff for a favor. "I asked them to break up the prescription to give me one-third," says the woman, who would not allow her name to be published because she didn't want to disclose her medical conditions.
June 23, 2010
The Sun ran a story on page 3 about the theft of two bikes from a garage ("Two bikes are stolen from Jenna Bush Hager's garage," June 20). Someone broke into my store, causing damage, and stole over $5,000 worth of cigarettes. I spent $7,000 upgrading security! We didn't even make page 4! jcggordan
August 18, 2010
In an interview with GQ magazine, LeBron James said the highly critical letter written by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert the night James announced his decision to sign with the Heat will give him "a lot of motivation" when Miami plays Cleveland. Of Gilbert, James said: "I don't think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me you will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You'll get a good sense of their character. Me and my family have seen the character of that man. " James also told the magazine that growing up in Akron, about 40 miles outside of Cleveland, he and his friends didn't like people from the bigger city.
April 13, 2010
At a ribbon-cutting in November to celebrate the completion of an 11-year, $9 million streetscape improvement project intended to bolster retail businesses in Parkville, Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. invited shoppers to take advantage of free holiday parking at the newly landscaped lot on Lavender Avenue. Five months later, the Baltimore County Revenue Authority is trying to sell the 56-space lot — and with it, the only metered parking in the area. "The lot made less than $900 last year and less than $14,000 for the five years before that," said Lynnie Cook, the authority's executive director.