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Lansdowne toddler born with rare dwarfism syndrome

Lansdowne toddler born with rare dwarfism syndrome

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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.

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Sports Breakdown: How to shoot three-pointers

Sports Breakdown: How to shoot three-pointers

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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.

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The chair tradition in Catonsville’s Fourth of July celebration

The chair tradition in Catonsville’s Fourth of July celebration

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What’s in a chair? They’ve got four legs (usually), a flat surface, perhaps a back, maybe a cushion if you’re lucky. But in Catonsville around the Fourth of July, a chair is so much more: it’s a stake-out spot for the beloved Independence Day parade along Frederick Road. Each year hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of chairs are set up on the parade route, often days and weeks in advance. Baltimore Sun Media Group video intern Anastasia Champ takes a look into the tradition of Catonsville’s Independence Day in the video below.

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Little Joe, the terminally ill beagle, gets a bucket list

Little Joe, the terminally ill beagle, gets a bucket list

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Kathryne and Essam Shomali adopted Little Joe from a shelter in Dallas, Pa., in 2012, thinking they would enjoy several years with him. But earlier this year, LJ was diagnosed with a form of cancer called adenocarcinoma, and the Shomalis were told he may only have six to 12 months to live. The couple, who live in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood of Towson, then decided to make a bucket list for LJ to create some fond memories with him before he passes.

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Howard High softball all-access

Howard High softball all-access

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Take a behind-the-scenes look into the Howard High School softball program, usually one of the top teams in the county. Head coach Chuck Rice and several players give insight into this year’s team as they practice for and face rival Mt. Hebron – who ended their 2013 playoff run – in a rainy, scrappy battle for first place on April 25.

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Mount de Sales senior finally back on lacrosse field after two ACL tears

Mount de Sales senior finally back on lacrosse field after two ACL tears

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Mount de Sales senior lacrosse player Allie Hynson missed playing in her sophomore and junior years due to two consecutive ACL tears on the same knee. Now that she’s healed, she’s back on the field and finishing out her high school career with her friends and teammates.

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Lutheran girls lacrosse elevates play under new coach

Lutheran girls lacrosse elevates play under new coach

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The Baltimore Lutheran girls lacrosse team, which struggled last season and earned only a 1-9 record, has seen major improvements this year under the team’s new coach, former pro John Tucker.

Players say Coach Tucker, a former professional lacrosse player and coach for several Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League teams, has stressed fundamentals to put the team back in winning form.

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MICA student blends history and gender in fashion

MICA student blends history and gender in fashion

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In his pale gray waistcoat, charcoal corduroys, and crisp white dress shirt buttoned to the neck, a burgundy ribbon tied around the collar, Amadeus Guchhait looks like he’s from another era.
So does his art.

Guchhait, a junior at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and an Ellicott City native, has spent the semester creating a collection of clothing that unites disparate time periods and cultures as a commentary on western notions of identity and cultural appropriation. Read more here

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