| Mar 7, 2013
Samuel L. "Sandy" Frank, a retired Baltimore clothing manufacturer executive and World War II veteran, died Feb. 28 from cancer at his Roland Park Place home.
The former longtime Mount Washington resident was 92.
The son of Henry Frank, who headed A....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Dr. William Dewey Blake, a retired University of Maryland School of Medicine professor who was chairman of the department of physiology, died of cancer Sunday at his Bath, Maine, home. The former Bolton Hill resident was 94.
Born in Summit, N.J., and...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:43 PM
David Harmon,17, has been swimming for eight years for Spy Swimming at the Severna Park Community Center and is in his fourth season on the Archbishop Spalding swim team.
In that time he has become a three-time YMCA district champion, a multiple YMCA...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Few people on the street may be familiar with the World Bank. Yet, it plays a critical role in the U.S. effort to engage the world through its contribution to economic development in poor and post-conflict societies.
As current World Bank President...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Parents who aren't saving for college could learn a lesson or two from low-income parents who do.
A Sallie Mae study released last week found that half of parents with children under 18 haven't saved for college. The top reasons...
| Apr 13, 2014
Jessica Winters is happy.
The graduating valedictorian of Kenwood Academy High School on Chicago's South Side held up a sign saying so in a cheery video made recently by fellow students to the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams' "Happy," along with the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:16 PM
(Reuters) - Dartmouth College has received an anonymous donation of $100 million - the largest in its 244-year history, the Ivy League school said on Thursday.
The donation will be used in part to expand the school's faculty and comes on the heels of a...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:04 AM
WASHINGTON — An analysis of government data released Wednesday shows that the cost of drugs administered by doctors accounts for a growing piece of Medicare's spending and varies widely from region to region in the United States, raising questions...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Jim Newton is editor at large of the Los Angeles Times. He serves as a member of The Times' editorial board, advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial page and Op-Ed, including a weekly column examining the policy and politics of...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense.
| Feb 16, 2014
In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done."
She also quoted a friend, columnist Maryln Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.
The research, published Tuesday in the...