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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Maryland State Department of Education statistics indicate Howard County schools have the highest percentage of students diagnosed with autism of any system in the state - a fact many local advocates say is a testament to the area's resources and support system. For parents with students diagnosed with autism, Howard is seen as a place where they can access in-school and out-of-school information and assistance. According to 2013 state education department data, Howard County had 764 students with an autism diagnosis - 16 percent of all students.
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HEALTH
October 1, 2014
A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families: Nonprofits, charities and support groups American Breast Cancer Foundation Towson-based, national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the financial barriers to early detection screenings and diagnostic tests for the uninsured and underserved, regardless of age or gender. 1220 B E. Joppa Road, Suite 332, Towson. 410-825-9388. abcf.org American Cancer Society Links patients to education, support and assistance programs.
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NEWS
January 11, 2014
The population of Earth has exceeded 7 billion, and the impacts to this planet are profound. Famine, poverty, depletion of resources, destruction of natural systems, increased pollution, war, overcrowding, disease, and a general reduction in the quality of life for billions will be the norm. It is time for all religions, policymakers and governments to seek a reduction in human births through support of birth control availability. The alternative will be a foreboding future for our human descendants and a dying natural world.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Maryland State Department of Education statistics indicate Howard County schools have the highest percentage of students diagnosed with autism of any system in the state - a fact many local advocates say is a testament to the area's resources and support system. For parents with students diagnosed with autism, Howard is seen as a place where they can access in-school and out-of-school information and assistance. According to 2013 state education department data, Howard County had 764 students with an autism diagnosis - 16 percent of all students.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2012
The body of a swimmer who disappeared Sunday near Howell Point on the Eastern Shore, was recovered by the Maryland Natural Resources Police Monday. Brandon M. Greene, 21, of Edgewood, was reported missing shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said. The boaters with whom he was traveling had stopped off Howell Point in Kent County to go swimming when they noticed he was missing. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Still Pond in Kent County, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Kent County Fire Rescue and helicopters from the Maryland State Police and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., joined in the search of 80 square miles over nine hours.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
Unemployed and underemployed individuals are invited to an open house on Aug. 14 to learn about job search resources available at Career Connections in Baltimore. St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore will host the event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. Ambrose Center at 3445 Park Heights Ave. Career Connections is a drop-in employment resource center where individuals can receive an academic and skills assessment, life and employability training and lessons on resume writing and interview attire.
NEWS
March 6, 2007
How about this for a solution to the water shortage that has brought development to a standstill in some Western Maryland towns? Change the definition of shortage. That's basically the idea behind a proposal offered by state Sen. David R. Brinkley, a Carroll County Republican. He wants to change the calculation by which state regulators determine whether the supply of water is adequate to meet anticipated demand. This shortsighted approach doesn't produce any additional water; it would allow municipalities to claim water rights to underground supplies from farmland and parks adjacent to their borders for the purposes of permitting new growth.
BUSINESS
By LESTER A PICKER | May 2, 1994
First of two parts Several years ago, I walked into the office of Bill Adams, former head of corporate contributions for my client, ICI Americas in Wilmington, Del.He tossed five rubber-banded piles of paper across his desk at me. "Look at these," he remarked with a good deal of frustration. "Five proposals from five different youth agencies in the same area of town." Each wanted money to do similar programs targeted at identical groups of kids.Adams was bothered by the duplication of effort and its subsequent duplication of overhead costs.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | October 23, 1992
Torrey C. Brown, secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources, was impressed with all the park sites he toured yesterday in Carroll County.But he said he was most impressed with the county's volunteerism."
TOPIC
By George F. Will | September 23, 1990
JOURNALISTS often are the last to learn what is happeing, even after it has happened. The morning after John Silber won the Democratic nomination to be Massachusetts' governor, the Washington Post said, "Silber gave a voice to the more conservative and disaffected Democrats but wounded himself repeatedly through a series of intemperate remarks. . . ."Right. Wounded himself to victory. "Self-immolation" was a Boston press description of Mr. Silber as he rose from a late start, and dead last, to a landslide victory.
HEALTH
September 11, 2014
A selection of events, resources and medical institutions. Events Free prostate screening 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore. Registration is required. To make an appointment, call 443-444-4100. ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1 mile fun walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Funds raised are split between local community and national efforts to fund research, testing, and education for men and their families.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts was confirmed Monday by the City Council for a full six-year term. Batts has led the city's police force since October 2012, when he was selected to fill the unexpired term of the previous commissioner, Frederick H. Bealefeld III. His appointment was confirmed unanimously on a voice vote without discussion. He will receive a salary of $201,700, reflecting an $8,000 raise. Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said Batts has made "some improvements" and that he was especially pleased with the commissioner's efforts to put more police in neighborhoods.
NEWS
By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
David and Susan Herron of Severna Park were having a delightful Labor Day on their 28-foot sailboat until the Chesapeake Bay Bridge got in the way. "Get down!" yelled Susan at her husband as she saw the mast crack against the bridge. The tall aluminum pillar and supporting wires toppled down across their boat, draping into the bay. "That's the last time I'm going boat camping!" she said and began packing their cellphones into plastic bags, worried their boat might capsize with the mast dragging behind.
NEWS
By Robert W. Miller | August 12, 2014
There are many programs known by their acronyms in education; many of these have political origins. People can debate the effectiveness of the various programs, but it is stunning to hear the almost universal objections to one of the newest acronyms: the SLO. SLO stands for Student Learning Objective. Generally, it is an objective to be chosen by teachers to demonstrate student growth by measuring progress made between a baseline test and a final test. SLOs are part of the latest attempt to evaluate teachers, implemented this year in Maryland and stemming from the overly-simplistic desires of politicians to "fix" education by getting rid of "bad" teachers.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley and a group of faith leaders agreed Monday that thousands of immigrant children who have poured into the United States should be housed in foster homes and other small settings, not large centers as the federal government has proposed. The governor invited about 50 religious leaders and others to meet at the State House in response to the crisis that has developed along the nation's southern border as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children - many fleeing violence in Central America - have entered the country seeking refuge.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Janice H. Wilcox, former chief of staff for higher-education programs at the U.S. Department of Education and founder and CEO of Education Resources Group, died June 26 of neuroendocrine disease at her Towson home. She was 73. "Janice was the founder of the Patuxent Women's Coalition, and I was a member long before I became a City Councilwoman," said Sharon Green Middleton. "She touched my life, and I will always be grateful to her. She was the kind of person who did the little things in life well.
NEWS
By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 29, 2000
YOUR QUEST INTO your ancestry might begin with an old family photograph, or a family legend, or curiosity about your family tree. A vast resource to aid your search for relatives is the Family History Center, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4117 Lower Beckleysville Road, Hampstead. The Family History Center is a library of millions of names from around the world, and particularly Europe. It's stored on CDs, microfilm, microfiche, and in books and other records. A staff of knowledgeable volunteers enjoys explaining how to use a computer to sift through records from the past millennium to find your family.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70 years ago. The 238th is staging its annual reunion this weekend in Columbia, and while he was in town, Casey was interviewed by students from Howard Community College on Thursday as part of a...
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel Thursday. Meanwhile, federal officials planned to assess a former Army Reserve site in Westminster as a possible shelter for some of the children, according to a document obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The Obama administration has considered - and rejected - three other sites in Maryland.
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