Monday, February 11, 2013
After Karen Brocklebank's son threatened to kill himself, she asked for support on social media and it came, in droves.
On Jan. 28, Karen Brocklebank wrote the first post on the Letters for Noah Facebook Page. The post described how her son was dealing with depression caused by bullying on social media sites and in his Howard County middle school. "This past weekend he posted on his Instagram account that he was planning to commit suicide on his birthday," wrote Brocklebank. "He also posted images of his arm where he has been cutting himself for the past two months." She was inspired to write about Noah's condition after sitting in the emergency room at his bed, where police had taken him after hearing about the Instagram post. "Noah has been dealing with bullying for the past year," wrote Brocklebank. "He has been feeling alone and left out, ostracized …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Despite playing in New England, fans came in big numbers to watch Ravens earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip. The head coach and players noticed.
John Harbaugh smiled plenty throughout Monday's news conference Considering his team is headed to the Super Bowl a week from Sunday, that's no surprise. But the Ravens coach really beamed when the conversation turned to Baltimore's fans. Harbaugh and his team were both delighted at the large number of Baltimore fans that went up to New England and watched the Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13, in last Sunday's AFC title game. "We might have had one-eighth of the crowd, which is really a high number for a visiting AFC Championship game. That speaks so much about our fans," Harbaugh said when talking to the media Monday in Owings Mills. "For all of those people to make that trip up there at this time of year to support their Ravens is just—…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Howard County Council Member Calvin Ball (D-District 2) writes about why he's supporting President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I Am My Brother’s Keeper. I Am My Sister’s Keeper. A slow roar fills the arena as an infectious chant begins… four more years! Tears of joy and hope flow through the crowd while smiles beam from a room of diverse delegates and supporters who are full of pride and excitement for our President, his accomplishments and the prospects on the horizon upon his re-election. For the past few days, Democrats and Americans from all walks of life have been full of increasing energy as we shuttled into Charlotte united in our cause to make America a better place for those who are in need today and those who may look to us for help in the future. Today, we must stand up for those who need us the most. We must stand up for those who have served our …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The President of Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws called the decision in Howard County not to grant a license to a liquor store inside Wegmans 'disappointing.'
A state advocate for expanding consumer access to beer and wine is speaking out against the decision in Howard County not to grant a liquor license to a proposed liquor store on the second floor of the Columbia Wegmans, saying it is a "defeat" for consumers. Adam Borden, president of the board of directors for Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws, said his organization was disappointed by the unananimous decision by the Howard County Alcoholic Beverage Commission to not grant a liquor license to Upstairs Wine and Spirits LLC. Owners of the proposed business said they had planned on opening an approximately 10,000 square foot liquor store in a walled-off space on the second floor of Wegmans. On Wednesday, a Wegmans spokesperson said…