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  • Dr. Edward L. "Mac" McDill, Hopkins professor

    Dr. Edward L. "Mac" McDill, Hopkins professor
    Edward L. "Mac" McDill, former chairman of the Johns Hopkins University's sociology department who was also the founding director of the Hopkins Center for Social Organization of Schools, died April 25 of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in...
  • Dr. Solbert Permutt, physiologist

    Dr. Solbert Permutt, physiologist
    Dr. Solbert "Sol" Permutt, a retired physiologist and teacher who helped expand the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, died of esophageal cancer May 23 at Roland Park Place. The longtime Mount...
  • Stoneleigh teen, 17, has a decade of crime fighting under her belt

    Stoneleigh teen, 17, has a decade of crime fighting under her belt
    In her capacity as youth ambassador and spokesperson for the Towson Area Citizens on Patrol, Amy Williams drew on her own experience in connecting with younger children. "I really got to become a role model for a lot of the younger kids, and teach them...
  • Gilman quarterback ready to carry offense

    Gilman quarterback ready to carry offense
    Now that two of Gilman's top offensive weapons are playing in college, quarterback Shane Cockerille will be the focal point of rival defensive game plans, and the senior from Stoneleigh is up for the challenge. After all, he spent the offseason attending...
  • Baltimore-born terrorism expert explores 'The Myth of Martyrdom'

    Baltimore-born terrorism expert explores 'The Myth of Martyrdom'
    Adam Lankford thinks there's an oft-repeated misconception about suicide attackers that isn't merely wrong. It's potentially deadly. Lankford is the Baltimore-born terrorism expert who has just published a book titled "The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really...
  • Peabody grad stars in 'Beauty and the Beast' at Hippodrome

    Peabody grad stars in 'Beauty and the Beast' at Hippodrome
    When William A. Martin arrived at the Peabody Institute to work on a master's degree in 2001, he was of two minds, thinking about a performance career and a teaching one. You could say he was also of two voices. "He was a 'bari-tenor' when he started...
  • Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities

    Courtney Upshaw's challenges in childhood have made him grateful for his opportunities
    Courtney Upshaw once lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He slept some nights on a worn couch that barely contained his growing frame. He arrived at the University of Alabama with little more than the clothes he was wearing. April 26,...
  • Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun

    Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun
    Savannah Bass, 21, who grew up in Ruxton and graduated from Roland Park Country School in 2008, is working to curb binge drinking on college campuses and along the beach during spring break. As one of 13 University of Alabama students in charge of...
  • Q&A with Jarret Johnson

    Q&A with Jarret Johnson
    Each Wednesday we'll bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest in this series is linebacker Jarret Johnson, who recorded six tackles (four solo), 11⁄2 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble...
  • Lewis Yablonsky dies at 89; Cal State Northridge sociologist

    Lewis Yablonsky dies at 89; Cal State Northridge sociologist
    When Lewis Yablonsky was growing up in New Jersey in the 1930s, he was beaten by poor whites for being Jewish and by black gangs for being white. He committed petty thefts, ran crooked card games and carried a switchblade for protection. Some of his...
  • Blame football, not Title IX

    Blame football, not Title IX
    In 1975, Nebraska Sen. Roman Hruska warned a congressional hearing that college football was in mortal danger. The threat came from Title IX, the 1972 measure that outlawed sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial...
  • Presenting the 2013 Les Fleurettes

    Presenting the 2013 Les Fleurettes
    Seventeen young women will be presented to society on Saturday when the La CaƱada Thursday Club holds its annual Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The honorees are Tracey Hill Andrews, Galey Kathryn Caverly, Jessica Anne Davidson,...