Recent stories by Patrick Maynard
8:20 AM EDT, July 7, 2013
Informational articles on Blood clots and hernias were two of the most-sought baltimoresun.com health posts in the first half of 2013.
7:00 AM EDT, July 5, 2013
WASHINGTON — The crowd’s signs range from the earnest — “Privacy IS security” to the humorous — “Sorry about all the porn, it was research.” The crowd is equally diverse, with everyone from members of the peacenik group Code Pink to a man waving a “don’t tread on me” Marines flag. All are gathered for one purpose: To request that the United States government stop spying on them.
11:00 AM EDT, May 31, 2013
The competition for medical dollars within the Baltimore-Washington area got a national radio audience this morning, when NPR aired a story about plans for two proton beam therapy facilities in the District of Columbia.
May 30, 2013
After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss -- even the possibility of a suddenly shortened life. For Stratos, of Virginia, and others who have benefitted from a class of revolutionary anti-cancer drugs known as BRAF mutation inhibitors, another tool in the fight against relapse has just been sharpened: Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline received FDA approval Wednesday for a new cocktail that includes a BRAF-targeting component.
2:45 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
XBOX ONE RELEASE
Check back on this slug frequently for updated details about the Xbox release.
11:05 AM EDT, May 4, 2013
If indecent exposure laws aren't enough to give adventurous Pimlico infield visitors pause, here's another disincentive: The famous race course lies inside of one of Baltimore's statistical hot spots for gonorrhea.
4:24 PM EDT, April 20, 2013
BALTIMORE -- A tuba and banjo duo dressed in saddle shoes, khakis and button-down shirts plays polkas and foxtrots by a set of escalators at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Friday morning. A nearby shoeshine man takes a break from his work to watch them and smile. It's a lighthearted moment that contrasts strongly with the scene a few feet away.
6:36 PM EDT, April 15, 2013
Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line.
9:26 PM EDT, April 15, 2013
Ryan McGrath and other Baltimore-area runners were relaxing after the Boston Marathon, refueling with some burritos, when they heard the blasts.
6:57 AM EDT, April 16, 2013
BOSTON -- At least three people are dead and 100 injured after two bomb blasts shook the site of the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon, with a third, possibly related incident an hour and a half later, reported at Boston's John F. Kennedy Library.
12:56 PM EDT, April 15, 2013
LIVE UPDATES FROM THE BOSTON MARATHON
Explosion update: Details of evacuation after Boston Marathon blast
9:49 PM EDT, April 14, 2013
Mosi Smith is an accomplished ultra-distance runner who plans to shepherd a group of Midshipmen through Monday's marathon. The Baltimore Sun talked with Smith, who has had a seven-year career as an officer with the Marines, about his race plans, his choice to run the Bull Run 50 Mile race on the weekend leading into the marathon, and his fundraising work. Here are some excerpts from that Sunday phone interview:
8:40 AM EDT, April 15, 2013
BOSTON -- When Kieran O'Leary took the trip to last year's Boston Marathon, the County Dublin resident met up with several other Irish visitors before the race.
8:50 AM EDT, April 15, 2013
BOSTON -- As athletes get ready for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon today, many will have mantras. One of my favorites, from septuagenarian marathoner Malcolm Brookes is "I can, I will, I am," but another popular one is "you were born for this." A group of British scientists wanted to check that out, testing whether a genetic switch associated with obesity had any effect on a person's likelihood of becoming a high-level distance athlete.
1:00 PM EST, February 7, 2013
As Senate Intelligence Committee members file into room 216 of the Hart office building in Washington for a CIA confirmation hearing this afternoon, they will be under a spotlight much brighter than they anticipated last week.
9:58 AM EST, February 14, 2013
If, like the Liz Lemon, you look for any possible distraction from Valentine's Day, perhaps a celebration of Anna Howard Shaw Day is in order. The fictional character's equally fictional holiday celebrates a very real preacher and doctor, born 166 years ago today in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
11:53 AM EST, January 18, 2013
January 26, 2013
On Sunday, Feb. 3, coaches Jim and John Harbaugh will lead their teams out onto the field for Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome in New Orleans. It's the first time in professional sports history that two brothers will face each other as head coaches in a championship game. Jim is the fiery leader of the NFC's San Francisco 49ers, and John is the calming presence on the sideline for the AFC's Baltimore Ravens. But you likely already knew what teams the two brothers coach for. What else do you know? Take the quiz to see how well you know your Harbaughs.
9:36 AM EST, January 14, 2013
Justin Timberlake has released a small slice of his next album, "The 20/20 Experience," causing the New York Times to spin in circles spouting wardrobe puns.
10:30 AM EST, January 6, 2013
While the latest update of the Baltimore Sun public salary database continues a long-running trend of university head coaches out-earning their academic counterparts, those who oversee academic medical programs aren't exactly suffering.
9:58 AM EST, December 28, 2012
Why is “Trouble Maker,” a K-pop song that's been around for a year, suddenly getting worldwide Twitter love? I blame end-of-year lists and an upcoming awards ceremony.
10:17 AM EST, December 27, 2012
Right now, Twitter and Google users around Baltimore are looking toward both a potentially slushy weekend and the new year beyond, according to those sites' metrics.
10:21 AM EST, December 26, 2012
Happy Boxing Day! If you haven't tipped your coachman, be sure to pull a few shillings from behind your ascot, then send him off to spend the day with his brood.
8:13 AM EST, December 1, 2012
Three Pennsylvania institutions and a California organization have received National Institutes of Health funding approval for a computational modeling initiative.
12:24 PM EDT, October 16, 2012
Today we’re rolling out some improvements to our map of city homicides.
4:18 PM EDT, October 30, 2012
4:05 PM EDT, August 13, 2012
In an analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Maryland moved from last year's obesity rank -- 26th fattest in the country -- to a heavier 22nd. Don't fret too much, though: The analysis, released as part of the runup to the organizations' annual "F as in Fat" report, is based on CDC methodology that changed this year. That makes year-to-year comparisons difficult, according to a TFAH spokesman.
4:56 PM EDT, July 25, 2012
Our database design group is constantly bugging local governments for data sets to play with, even if we're not completely sure what we'll do with them.
7:50 PM EDT, July 25, 2012
A multi-month session of earthquake-related repairs to Baltimore's Basilca of the Assumption will start next week, after being delayed from its original start date, a representative for the Archdiocese of Baltimore wrote in an email on Wednesday.
4:28 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
5:10 PM EST, January 17, 2012
Paula Radcliffe has plans to run a giant British 10K in May. The event will be the world marathon record holder's first competitive race since giving birth to her second child, Raphael.
A couple weekends ago, my wife and I packed up our dog and headed to Philadelphia. I ran a race, but we also spent some time checking out the tunnel system under the city, known as the Philadelphia Concourse. I was reminded of that yesterday evening on my way home, as I wished for a tunnel that would take me under certain still-icy stretches of Baltimore's street grid.
1:00 PM EST, January 30, 2011
The Columbia Athletic Club hosted a public showing Saturday of 28 new, electricity generating stationary bicycles.
January 9, 2011
A run through Dashiell Hammett sites, in time for the 50th anniversary of his death
July 31, 2011
1:23 PM EST, December 18, 2012
Today's story by Frank Roylance about Beacon Park plans contained an interesting nugget:
4:16 PM EDT, June 10, 2011
According to marylandweather.com, we can expect temperatures just above freezing for the Suntrust National Marathon on Saturday: As of this morning, the predicted high is 45°, with a potential low for the day of 35°.
Less than a month after his Wanamaker Mile winning streak came to an end at Madison Square Garden last week, Bernard Lagat will attempt to break the United States indoor two-mile record at another talent-heavy New York race, this one scheduled for Feb 12 at the Armory.
Jerry's post on cyclo-cross yesterday reminded me to look at the bike-related feed on my aggregator this morning, and I wasn't disappointed with what I found: GGW has a really cool entry showing the most popular paths for rental bikes in Washington. Closer to home, the Baltimore bike counts I blogged about a couple weeks back have been posted for a few days, and I've been slothful in not linking them sooner. (The chastising session can now commence.)
11:44 AM EST, January 24, 2011
The Baltimore and Annapolis Trail in Pasadena is likely to remain detoured for at least another 11 months.
11:56 AM EDT, April 11, 2010
A crash on the eastbound William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge blocked traffic this morning, WBAL radio reports,.
August 15, 2010
Where Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, Pa., 35 miles northwest of Philadelphia
9:14 AM EDT, March 27, 2010
One victim was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Baltimore County, according to a police spokesman.
1:44 PM EST, February 27, 2010
One man died early Saturday morning in an Anne Arundel County accident that closed Route 100 for more than three hours. A second man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to Division Chief Michael Cox.
2:59 PM EST, March 6, 2010
One woman died Saturday morning when two vehicles collided on Route 140 near Westminster.
February 8, 2010
A two-way radio bounces off Karl Kranz's corduroys and a red bandanna threatens to come out of his back pocket as he pulls back the covering from his train. He's showing off the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore's new toy, a bright-red replica of the 1863 C.P. Huntington.
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