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Frances S. Meginnis, age 95

A beloved high school English teacher, Frances Shores Meginnis, died at the age of 95. She gave me some low grades in English composition, which let me know, appropriately, that I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was.  65 more words

Memoir

DodgyJournalism -RepublicanAegis Out-Foxes The Public Interest By Refusing To Report On Aberdeen Residents Report of Wild Foxes On Carroll Ave

At the end of the June 20 (2016)  Aberdeen City Council meeting an Aberdeen resident complained about four foxes living on the weed over-grown property adjacent to her property. 92 more words

Former Journalist, Maryland Congresswoman In Hospice Care

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–A former journalist for the Baltimore Sun and Maryland Congresswoman is now in hospice care.

Prior to working for the Baltimore Sun, Helen Bentley, 92, was appointed Federal Maritime Commission Chairman in 1969 under president Richard Nixon. 98 more words

Local

Libby Thawley, 93, turns childhood memories into stories of a bygone Towson

Throughout her life, Libby Thawley wrote down memories of growing up in Baltimore County on scraps of paper and stored them in her desk drawer. When she saw a flier in 2011 requesting submissions to “The Blakehurst Banner,” she decided to share a funny family story about a New Year’s Eve mishap in 1940 at Hunt’s Church, in Towson. 29 more words

Journalism

When speaking aloud, you punctuate constantly — with body language.

Your listener hears commas, dashes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks as you shout, whisper, pause, wave your arms, roll your eyes, wrinkle your brow.

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How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?

“How many horses have to die before the racing industry changes?”

That question is the title of an Op-Ed written by Leah Smith, a senior at the Park School of Baltimore. 580 more words

Horse Racing