April 11, 2013
Grace-Kelly Anoma stood in front of a special committee convened to address Coppin State University's troubles and let loose with her frustrations. Some professors teach by reading straight out of the textbook, Anoma told the panel Thursday evening. The dorms often run out of hot water. Students are frequently awarded financial aid, only to wait months for it to be posted to their accounts. The cafeteria food is inedible. Some staff have "the nastiest of attitudes. " "I'm one of those people where I feel like enough is enough," the sophomore nursing student said, drawing applause from a crowd of hundreds.
November 28, 2012
Pardon the radio silence around here lately. The baby is on round two of teething, and he's not happy. The song goes, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy," but I think it's more likely, "If baby ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. " We're all short on sleep, even the preschooler, who can't help but be disturbed when his next-room-neighbor is waking up inconsolable several times a night. My husband and I have been taking turns stumbling into the baby's room, offering bottles, hugs, snuggles, teething rings.
September 13, 2012
Baltimore-based Remedi SeniorCare, which provides pharmaceutical services to long-term care facilities, has bought an Ohio company in a deal that expands its Midwestern customer base. With its acquisition of Cornerstone Pharmacy in northeast Ohio, Remedi now serves more than 15,000 long-term care residents from pharmacies in Cleveland and Troy, Ohio. That adds to the 31,000 residents across nine states and Washington, D.C., that Remedi already counted as clients. Cornerstone President Brad Pinkerton joins Remedi as president of the Midwestern region.
May 20, 2012
The reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cut its threshold for lead poisoning from 10 micrograms per deciliter to 5 micrograms were something of a simplification. What the CDC said, after years of study and discussion, was that no level of lead exposure for children is safe. The 5-microgram level was set somewhat arbitrarily as the point at which doctors and public health officials would recommend parents take action to reduce their children's risk, but there is ample evidence to show that levels of 3 or 4 micrograms - and perhaps even lower - are associated with learning and attention deficit disorders later in life.
April 28, 2012
Harriett Ann Colder, a reading specialist who established a remedial education company that helped students with English, math and reading, died Tuesdayof multiple organ failure at Howard County General Hospital. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 74. The former Harriett Ann Orth, who went by Ann, was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson. After graduating from Towson High School in 1955, she earned her bachelor's degree from what is now Towson University in 1959. In the early 1960s, she earned a master's degree in remedial reading and diagnosis of learning disabilities from Loyola College of Maryland.
April 16, 2012
You end your editorial on the Buffett Rule ("The Buffett Rule backlash," April 13) with the question, "Where will the $50 billion come from to balance the budget, if not from this minimum tax plan?" Here's the answer: From less spending! George B. Wroe, Glyndon