Drinking water threatened by salting, expert says

March 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Diamond Hillyer Dr. Joel Moore of Towson UniversityPhoto from Towson University. Dr. Joel Moore of Towson University said that the 10 to 17 million tons of salt used on U.S. roads and highways is contaminating local streams, causing toxicity in plants, organisms, and even drinking water. [...]

Panelists talk sports journalism ethics

March 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Kelli Palmer Greg Amante, producer of ESPN’s Outside the Lines.Photo by Kelli Palmer Sports news networks like ESPN must not be afraid to investigate professional athletes, teams and leagues, even when those reports may hurt the network’s broadcast business partners like the NFL, three [...]

Don’t be afraid to fail, photojournalist tells TU students

March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erica Scripa Photojournalist Patrick Smith told a room full of eager Towson University students Wednesday  that they should never be afraid of failure as they pursue a career in journalism. Speaking at the West Village Commons as part of the Department of Mass Communication’s fourth annual [...]

County Council OK’s ‘rain tax’ reduction

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Tim Anderson and Jay Greene The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously Monday to reduce the local stormwater management fees by one-third, but rejected a proposal to lower the fees to one cent. Rates for a single-family detached home would be $26 for the 2016 fiscal year beginning July 1, [...]

Mikulski will not seek 2016 reelection

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jay Greene Senator Barbara Mikulski announced Monday she will not be on the ballot in the 2016 election. Mikulski, 78, now in her fifth term as a Maryland Democratic senator, became the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress in 2012. The Baltimore native was elected to the House of [...]

Council to consider tobacco bill

February 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Businesses and individuals who sell tobacco products to minors could face fines of up to $1,000 and be barred from selling cigarettes and other tobacco-related items under a bill being considered by the Baltimore County Council. During a meeting Tuesday, First District Councilmen Tom Quirk said [...]

Minister outlines the difference between good and evil

February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sylvia A. Bolls Rick James talks about the difference between good and evil at Towson University. Society can learn to combat evil by having people know the difference between making a good decision against a bad one, a minister from Campus Crusades for Christ said Monday. Speaking to an [...]

BC students get free software from Microsoft

February 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Bria Jenkins Students in the Baltimore County public schools now have free access to Microsoft Office 365 Proplus for up to five computer devices under a new program designed to bring students into the 21st century. The software program, which was approved by the Board of Education last [...]

Measles outbreak sparks review of local procedures

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jay Greene The measles outbreak in Disneyland last December and the cases popping up closer to home have prompted Baltimore County officials to review local health procedures so they would know how to respond should the highly contagious respiratory disease come to Maryland. In the public [...]

African Americans love the police, GW professor says

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caryn Altman Despite the recent demonstrations in Missouri and New York against police brutality towards black men, the African American community actually loves the police, a best-selling author said during a speech at Towson University Wednesday. “We think about what is going on in the [...]
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