August 8, 2012
A 27-year-old Takoma Park man, who drove women to locations in the Annapolis area for the purposes of prostitution, has been charged with numerous counts of human trafficking and prostitution. Freddy Leguisamon was arrested last month by Annapolis police, after an investigation that combined the efforts of several law enforcement and government agencies. He faces 54 counts of general prostitution, eight counts of receiving compensation from human trafficking, five counts of taking another person to a place for the purpose of human trafficking, and four counts of operating a prostitution business.
August 5, 2012
The United States lost a crucial match to New Zealand, 3-2, Saturday at Riverbank Arena, eliminating the Americans from the medal chase with one game remaining in pool play. Katie O'Donnell (Maryland) and Claire Laubach scored for the United States, which desperately needed a win — and the three points in the standings that would come with it. Instead, Clarissa Eshuis ' goal with less than eight minutes remaining dashed the Americans' hopes. They pulled their goaltender and pulled out all the stops, but they could not score a second-half goal against New Zealand.
April 28, 2012
Gov.Martin O'Malley's claim that legislative agreement on all points is needed in advance for him to call a special session to pass a budget is completely bogus ("Leaders float the idea of two special sessions," April 25). The General Assembly's most important responsibility is to pass a budget every year. It failed that duty. Our state constitution allows Governor O'Malley to give the legislature another chance to do its job. The legislature will not likely fail to do its No. 1 job a second time.
October 20, 2011
I have often thought of downsizing. Even when the children were babies, I daydreamed about a smaller house to clean, with fewer rooms for them to scatter their messes. But I have never been sure I could leave my neighborhood behind. And I don't think I could walk away from the house that has been the scene of so many memories. And I am certain I could never leave my garden. I can't imagine driving by my old house a season or two later and seeing that new owners had plowed everything under because they know what I ignore: My garden is too much work.
August 24, 2011
At first thought, a hospital coming so close to Laurel Regional Hospital does sound unfair, and could be a risk to Laurel Regional Hospital's actual existence ("Hospital's proposed move could hurt Laurel Regional Hospital," Letters, Aug. 18). I speak from experience both as a past patient and having had a parent there, by ambulance, two weekends in a row with heart concerns. On the second visit, I spoke to someone in cardiology who said, "If this was my father, I would get him out of here; we can't help him. " I did, and he went to Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.
August 5, 2011
Regarding the recent article about the lawsuit over the Maryland Dream Act ("Vote on tuition bill faces lawsuit," Aug. 2), I believe democracy should be upheld. I was one of hundreds in attendance when the law was heavily debated in the State House. Over the last year, Maryland Industrial Areas Foundation has committed itself to true grassroots organizing and building a diverse base of African-American, Caribbean Americans, Latinos, and others who support the law. Our organizing culminated when we turned out a multitude of diverse supporters to witness the passage of the tuition bill in April.