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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 24, 2014
After the success of last year's fundraiser in memory of her daughter, Josephine "Joey" Gay, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Michele Gay wants to continue the momentum with a second fundraiser to fuel a safe schools initiative. So the Columbia native was in the area last week to meet with volunteers to work on Joey's Second Annual Purple Ball and visit the offices of Vice President Joe Biden and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal on behalf of Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative - the pending nonprofit formed by six Sandy Hook mothers that has grown into a national advocate for school safety and security.
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NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
The security apparatus at a shopping center like The Mall in Columbia is designed to be as sophisticated as it is unobtrusive - off-hours training and drills to prepare employees for shootings and other calamities, surveillance cameras that can capture in real time suspicious persons or behavior. And yet, Darion Marcus Aguilar managed to arrive on Saturday morning at the Columbia mall with a shotgun in a bag and spend about an hour in the food court area before heading to the skate shop Zumiez where he would emerge from a dressing room to kill two employees and then himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
In hip-hop, momentum matters. After the success of 2012's "The Yellow Album," Los Angeles rapper Dom Kennedy knew he had captured more ears than ever before. But the 29-year-old born Dominic Hunn refused to consider his next album, last October's "Get Home Safely," his only shot at next-level stardom. "Everything is not dependent on this project or that project. It's all an evolution of growing as a person," Kennedy said on the phone from downtown Los Angeles last week. "My mindset going into 'Get Home Safely' was making a project that I could be happy with for the rest of my life and something that will test the time.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Goudie | January 22, 2014
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Baltimore, with the first signs seen in many children before they even reach traditional school age. Sixteen percent of the pre-kindergartners, ages 4 and 5, at one Northwest Baltimore public school were overweight, according to a 2013 survey of 150 students, and 12 percent of them were considered obese (above the 95th weight percentile for their ages and heights). Nearly half of the fourth-graders at that same school were overweight, and one in five of them was obese.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges. The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that calls for 42 months in prison as a result of a wiretap investigation. In a brief hearing, U.S. District Judge George Russell asked him whether he had any questions about pleading guilty. "No, sir," Barksdale replied. "I got busted.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Each week, when the weather allows, Jon Korin hops on his road bike and pedals far enough for a three-day tally that cyclists call a century ride — 100 miles. This year, the retired Severna Park resident who grew up riding his bike to school reached another cycling goal: He joined with Anne Arundel cyclists to launch the county's first bicycling advocacy group. Korin, 59, is president of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA), which began in March as a project for Leadership Anne Arundel, a nonprofit that gathers residents for community service and outreach.
NEWS
By Brian Griffiths | January 7, 2014
As the saying goes "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session. " Nowhere is that more true than in the Maryland General Assembly, when the checkbooks and liberties of average Marylanders are under a yearly assault from Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly leadership.  There are thousands of bills that will be before the General Assembly this year. Many of them will be passed with zero testimony by average citizens and by unanimous votes in the General Assembly.
FEATURES
By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
With the polar votex on its way, pets need extra consideration. Just as dogs and cats and bunnies can't be left out in the heat of the summer, cold and snowy days pose their own risks to beloved pets. The experts at the MD SPCA offer the following tips for pets and cold: - Pets shouldn't be left outside for extended periods of time when it's cold. If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet. - Watch for cats! Outdoor cats sometimes seek shelter near warm car engines and sleep under the hoods of vehicles.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
The professional organization for NFL athletic trainers has endorsed USA Football's Heads Up Football program, which teaches kids safe tackling technique. The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society on Thursday announced its plan to partner with USA Football in an effort to prevent concussions in youth football. "Athlete safety is advanced through education, and that is the heart of USA Football's Heads Up Football program,” society President John Norwig said in a statement.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
Until his family's foundation started building youth athletic fields in economically distressed areas around the country, Cal Ripken Jr. had no idea just how many kids needed a place to play. The Orioles great had already spent a good portion of his post-playing career teaching baseball to kids. They came to Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen by the thousands for clinics and tournaments. But when the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation looked into building fields as a next step for its youth outreach, Ripken recognized a broader mission.
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