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RAMBLING ROSE: Get ready to give thanks!

Hello my dear friends, by the time you read this, my Boo-Boo and I will be still on our vacation getting some much overdue R&R, but I haven’t forgotten you.

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Marlene King’s Breast Cancer Story, Part II

Marlene King does not consider herself a breast cancer survivor, but a breast cancer warrior. Since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2008 at age 48, she has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. In July 2012, she found out that she had Stage 4 metastatic cancer.

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Funds needed to showcase acclaimed artist

Officials at the Phillips Collection have detailed plans to develop a robust micro site featuring the works and previously unpublished interviews between preeminent American artist Jacob Lawrence and museum curators, including one conducted just prior to the acclaimed artists’ death 14 years ago.

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World-famous Budweiser Clydesdales visit Baltimore

Celebrate the opening weekend of the Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink with a parade featuring the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdale Horses and the Baltimore City Police Department mounted unit on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Loretta Lynch, the right choice for Attorney General

I had the honor of visiting the White House for President Obama’s announcement of his choice to succeed Eric Holder, who recently declared his decision to retire, as Attorney General of the United States.

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Haloti Ngata Family Foundation hosts 3rd Annual Luau

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata hosted the third annual Haloti Ngata Family Foundation Luau on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

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Cold November days killing car batteries across Maryland

Historic cold November days, not seen since the mid-1970’s, are not just putting a big chill on the inhabitants of Maryland, but these successive bouts of frigid temperatures are also taking their toll on car batteries across the region.

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Macedonia Baptist Church celebrates 140th anniversary

Reverend Al Sharpton and Baltimore community leaders will join Dr. Darron D. McKinney, Sr., pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Baltimore City and the congregation to celebrate the church’s 140th anniversary on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

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Study: Growing number of calls to poison centers involve kids and energy drinks

Energy drinks can pose a real problem for children, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.

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Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Lisa Cooper wins AAMC Award

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Herbert W. Nickens Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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Calling all screenwriters! 10th Annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Baltimore Film Office is now accepting entries for the 10th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Applicants can submit in the feature or shorts categories. The top entries in both categories win cash prizes; all access passes to the 2015 Maryland Film Festival; and passes to local movie theaters. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by 5 p.m.

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It's time to review Medicare coverage as open enrollment nears

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.

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Innovative program helps students write research papers

Norwood Elementary students benefit from Citelighter support

At the age of 28, Saad Alam approached his friend Steve Jokl and shared his idea for a new business. Alam had a family member who was struggling with writing research papers.

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Tips to get your home and business ready for winter

How to save energy on even the coldest days

As temperatures dip and the colder winter months quickly approach, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has completed several infrastructure enhancement projects and a comprehensive review of its natural gas and electric systems in advance of the winter heating season.

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NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for season

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson learned Tuesday he will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season, according to an NFL statement.

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Stringer Bell, Luther, Mandela... the album?

Actor Idris Elba releases his first album, "Mi Mandela" next week

It is not easy to capture a man's life in 152 minutes, let alone a life as illustrious and complex as Nelson Mandela's. For London-born actor Idris Elba, who played the South African leader in the 2013 biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," the task was sure to feel Herculean.

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Meet Marlene King: Breast cancer warrior

Marlene King, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 at the age of 48. Since that time, King has had a lumpectomy, a double-mastectomy, and has undergone breast reconstructive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

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When does one become 'black enough?'

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school.

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Rape allegations haunt Bill Cosby in the digital age

Nasty allegations have been haunting one of America's most iconic comedians, a man with a reputation for moral wholesomeness. For nine years, Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by women who say they were the victims.

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LETTER: Israeli/Palestinian peace impossible

J Street, a national organization, promotes a peace agenda for the Israelis and Palestinians. It believes a final status agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians embodying a two state solution will guarantee peace in the region but this is sheer naïve folly.

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