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  • Raven research defies common wisdom on 'species'

    Raven research defies common wisdom on 'species'
    As the Baltimore Ravens' march to victory in Super Bowl XLVII defied the common wisdom of the sports world, so, too, has an examination of the genetics of their winged namesakes in the western United States led one local biologist to evidence he says...
  • Foreign affairs council stifles free speech

    The article, "Free speech clash grips U.N." (Sept. 25) could also apply to the recent lecture at the Baltimore Council for Foreign Affairs (BCFA), where its president, Frank Burd, caved into pressure from pro-Israel groups and would not allow questions...
  • Frustrated by delays, some gun dealers skip background checks

    Frustrated by delays, some gun dealers skip background checks
    When Scott Schulte stopped at Pasadena Pawn and Gun last week to pick up his fifth firearm of the year, the Maryland State Police still hadn't finished his background check. The store let him take the pistol anyway. "I figure I can use my discretion,"...
  • Robert Lee Lyles Jr. of Annapolis, former Md. Health Care Commission member

    Robert Lee Lyles Jr. of Annapolis, former Md. Health Care Commission member
    Robert Lee Lyles Jr., who had two careers in his 69 years and excelled at each, died May 27 at his home in Annapolis. A scientist, physician and state policy adviser, Dr. Lyles "was a modern renaissance man with a tremendous curiosity," said Gene Ransom,...
  • Medical students find out residencies at Match Day

    Medical students find out residencies at Match Day
    Twins William and Raphael "Rafi" Karkowsky have always shared life's best moments. That was true again Friday when the brothers and best friends learned where they would begin their careers as doctors. They were among nearly 16,000 medical students...
  • Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans

    Hopkins to study genetics of asthma in African-Americans
    Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
  • Geithner said to consider departure from Treasury

    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he's considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the federal debt limit, according to three people...
  • Obama's truthiness

    Obama's truthiness
    It's becoming increasingly clear that President Barack Obamais not burdened with too heavy a commitment to honesty. This is hardly a shock about any politician, but revelations of dishonesty hurt some more than others. Announce that Bill Clinton has been...
  • Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

    Where you live can help determine your health, studies say
    Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic...
  • Table Talk: Goodbye, barbecue and hello, pizza at Riverside restaurant

    Table Talk: Goodbye, barbecue and hello, pizza at Riverside restaurant
    Rub, Michael Marx's barbecue restaurant in Riverside, closed in July after a four-year run. Now its successor, Hersh's Pizza and Drinks, has opened. Owings Mills natives Josh and Stephanie Hershkovitz, brother and sister, are the new owners. Josh,...
  • Preview of coming attractions, 2012

    At Erin Brenner's invitation, I will be preparing an audio conference presentation for Copyediting on zombie rules (the term is Arnold Zwicky's), the shibboleths and superstitions of grammar and usage that no reputable authority upholds but which continue...
  • Bits & Pieces: Vitagliano and Qui win Davidson scholarships

    Adriana Vitagliano of Atholton High School and River Hill's Eric Qui have been declared the winners of the 2012 Robert Davidson Scholar/Athlete Awards. Hammond's Nicole Dawson and Mt. Hebron's Andrew Risinger were the runners-up. Once again the...