Connie West was working at a school attended by children living at LifeLine facilities when she met an eight-year-old named Raykwan. Four years later she adopted the disabled boy, who has cerebral palsy and several other maladies; she said he and other residents did not receive adequate attention. West changed his name to Ray Lewis West, after the Ravens’ star, “because he needed a strong name to get through this,” she said.
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In a recurring series, The Darkroom takes a look back at some of the talented photojournalists who have helped enrich The Sun. One such photographer was William L. LaForce Jr.
Aberdeen IronBirds fans attending Thursday night’s game against the Batavia Muckdogs got a special treat during and after the game: a performance by Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard, and his team of sheep-herding, Border Collie-riding Capuchin monkeys.
Lepard’s show included one of his monkeys “throwing” the first pitch of the game, teaser performances during the third and after the fifth innings and a longer performance at the end of the game. A group of sheep were released from a pen and the monkeys, riding their respective Border Collies, rounded them up.
The eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka has been reduced to rubble by recent shelling. Ukraine said on Wednesday it was confident of receiving further aid under a $17 billion IMF bailout but appealed to Western institutions and donors for further cash and credit to rebuild the east, shattered by separatist conflict.
From the exterior, the rowhouse at 1524 Hollins Street is indistinguishable from the other grand, three-story Victorians overlooking Union Square. Since 1997, when Baltimore closed its City Life museums, the interior has been left largely unkempt, save for some general maintenance efforts by the Friends of the H.L. Mencken House. But in the backyard blooms a lush urban garden, dutifully maintained by Betsey Waters and the Society to Preserve H.L. Mencken’s Legacy.
Connor Berry, of Landsdowne, Md., has a condition called Robinow Syndrome, an extremely rare type of dwarfism that affects fewer than 250 people worldwide.
“As of right now, he’s doing OK, health-wise. But I worry about how he’s going to see himself when he looks at other kids his age, and how they’re going to see him, and what obstacles he’s going to face being smaller than other kids,” said his mother, Caitie Berry, 26, seated in a swing at the park near the family’s home and keeping a watchful eye on her young sons.
Tracking down Chesapeake Blue Crabs is easier said than done. These creatures have a mind of their own, and can easily migrate tens of miles a day. So naturally the chase becomes part of the job.
Here’s a look down memory lane at some retro crabbing photos from The Sun’s photo archives.
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Rainbow Brite. Rain-Blo bubble gum. LGBT pride. Italian peace flag. Double rainbow euphoria. Roy G. Biv. Gateway to gold. No matter the point of reference, rainbows have a way of capturing the imagination and bringing about a sense of wonderment.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the rainy season, Baltimore Sun director of photography Robert Hamilton provides a few tips for photographing the meteorological phenomenon. As for finding that pot of gold, we can’t help you there.
With the return of summer also comes the return of the Howard County Times’ video series ‘Sports Breakdown,’ where athletes from across the county teach our reporters and editors how to do what they do best.
Our first installment this year brings together rivals Tori Diggs, of Oakland Mills High, and Rachel Lazris, of Wilde Lake High, who teach girls basketball beat reporter Matt Owings how to sink three-point shots.
The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 Ernest Hemingway novel ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, Spain. Four people were hospitalized on the first day of the daily race through the narrow, cobbled streets that form part of the northern city’s week-long festival.