| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
As if plunging casino revenues weren't enough of a problem for Connecticut's first and biggest tribal casino, former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Michael Thomas has been found guilty of embezzling more than $100,000 in tribal funds.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15).
Dangerous would be a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:15 AM
On July 1, Medicare proposed a dramatic and disappointing reduction in dialysis payment rates that could jeopardize local dialysis care. As a dialysis professional I am responsible for some of the sickest and most vulnerable patients in Maryland, those...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:27 PM
ELLINGTON — Beau Archibald was nearing the end of a trip to China, where he had coached in a tournament, with plans to fly to Miami for a short stay before heading to Venezuela where he would work at a camp. This was not an atypical swing in a...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland recently held its annual Volunteer Awards Reception at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Two volunteers with Hagerstown connections were honored.
Karen Walker received the Western Maryland Community and...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In an early comedy routine, George Carlin compared football and baseball: "Baseball is a 19th century pastoral game," he said. "Football is a 20th century technological struggle.… Football has hitting … and unnecessary roughness and personal...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Prodigy Dialysis is temporarily closing four locations.
The announcement came less than a week after the company confirmed that it is no longer receiving payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Jen Fetterman, director of clinical...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not be making payments to Prodigy Dialysis locations in Somerset County because the agency determined they are not in compliance with regulations.
Jen Fetterman, director of clinical services for Prodigy...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:21 AM
The opening this weekend of a new mosque in Rowland Heights is powerful evidence of a building boom of such facilities in Southern California and around the nation.
Over the last several years, new mosques have risen in Mission Viejo, Irvine, Anaheim,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:35 PM
The sand-colored mosque rises against the San Gabriel Mountains, its blue-tiled dome and six minarets cutting a striking profile in an industrial area of Rowland Heights.
Inside, lush tapestries from Pakistan adorn the walls, and ornate chandeliers from...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:34 PM
After four years of construction and $5.5 million in fundraising, the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley formally opened its soaring new mosque Saturday.
For Muslim worshippers, the transformation of their prayer space from a dilapidated church next...