Jan 18, 2012

Wikipedia editors question site’s blackout

NEW YORK  — Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet’s most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work. “My main concern is that it puts the organization in […]

Dec 30, 2011

The teacher becomes the student

When I entered law school in August 2005, I was already 29, married and my wife was expecting our first child. I had been a teacher since I was 21 and continued to teach high school English until 2008 when I graduated. After an appellate clerkship, I began representing mostly plaintiffs at a firm in […]

Oct 27, 2011

New toolkit is helping Frederick’s Hispanics

After months of tests, doctors diagnosed Amalia Ochoa’s infant daughter Vicky with brain abnormalities. Doctors said that Vicky wouldn’t walk or speak, and if Vicky’s head continued to grow at the current rate she wouldn’t live past 3. Ochoa is originally from Mexico, speaks little English and can’t drive. She had to find therapy and […]

Sep 19, 2011

A homecoming for Loeschke, Towson’s new president

Towson University’s newly appointed president, Maravene S. Loeschke, said Monday she plans to focus on workforce development and ensuring academic excellence once she begins work Jan. 1. Loeschke, 64, has been president of Mansfield University, a small liberal arts college located north of Williamsport, Pa., since 2006. A former faculty member and administrator at Towson […]

Aug 1, 2011

Parents look for best ways to raise bilingual kids

MIAMI — One-year-old Alice Di Giovanni asks for “banane,” not banana, when she’s in the mood for one. She’ll bid you farewell with a “ciao.” And if she wants more, she says “mas.” The Miami toddler is one of an increasing number of Americans living in homes where a language other than English is spoken, […]

Apr 18, 2011

International judge: Lose the white wigs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Hair today, gone tomorrow. A judge has asked lawyers to shed their wigs next time they appear before her at the International Criminal Court. A handful of attorneys appeared Monday in traditional black gowns and white horsehair wigs for a preliminary hearing in a case dealing with violence after Kenya’s disputed […]

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