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  • The Rev. Robert Nugent dies at 76; priest who supported gays, lesbians

    The Rev. Robert Nugent dies at 76; priest who supported gays, lesbians
    Tribune Newspapers The Rev. Robert Nugent, a Roman Catholic priest whose support of gays and lesbians in the church brought the Vatican's censure, ending his public role as an advocate for reconciling church doctrines with the realities of gay life, died...
  • State didn't give out $17 million in need-based scholarships, auditors say

    State didn't give out $17 million in need-based scholarships, auditors say
    Millions of dollars in scholarship money that the state could have provided to about 8,000 needy college students has sat untouched, according to an audit released Wednesday. Auditors from the Office of Legislative Audits found that the Maryland Higher...
  • Donna L. Hansen, congressional staffer

    Donna L. Hansen, congressional staffer
    Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
  • Obama nominates Hopkins professor for EPA post

    Obama nominates Hopkins professor for EPA post
    President Barack Obama has nominated a Johns Hopkins University professor to lead research at the Environmental Protection Agency — an appointment likely to stir controversy among senators concerned about the agency's reach. Thomas A. Burke, an...
  • Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]

    Kibitzers seek to mess with the presidential debates [Commentary]
    One of the best features of our quadrennial presidential campaigns is the series of debates between the major party nominees, plus another between their running mates. Voters tune in by the millions and get a better look at them than they might at any...
  • News Clippings from Long Ago [Column]

    What families save to put into scrapbooks really tell stories about what was really happening long ago. Again, we return to R. L. Mitchell books donated to the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum. The war years did make some changes in the "Town" of...
  • Dr. Walter E. Dandy Jr., anesthesiologist

    Dr. Walter E. Dandy Jr., anesthesiologist
    Dr. Walter E. Dandy Jr., a retired Baltimore anesthesiologist who helped establish the intensive care unit at Union Memorial Hospital and later served as its medical director, died July 11 of pneumonia at the Broadmead retirement community in...
  • Demand for dog blood increases during summer

    Demand for dog blood increases during summer
    As Fable, a 5-year-old Newfoundland, lies on a table at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, she doesn't seem to notice the needle in her jugular vein. Instead, the pooch blissfully licks peanut butter from the hand of her owner, Lauren...
  • Unique partnership builds college pipeline for Baltimore students

    Unique partnership builds college pipeline for Baltimore students
    A chant resembling a rally at a college stadium rang from a first-grade classroom at the Baltimore charter school KIPP Harmony Academy. "M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D," the children sang, pumping their fists. "Maryland will win!" This week's activity helped...
  • Mary N.C. Redd, teacher

    Mary N.C. Redd, teacher
    Mary N.C. Redd, a retired city public schools educator and active volunteer, died Aug. 17 of a cardiac arrest at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Ashburton resident was 88. The daughter of a doctor and a homemaker, Mary Cornelia Nixon Camper was born at...
  • Stephen M. Ross, Faulkner expert

    Stephen M. Ross, Faulkner expert
    Stephen M. Ross, who devoted years to studying novelist William Faulkner and was a retired National Endowment for the Humanities official, died of a stroke Aug. 21 in Philadelphia. The Catonsville resident was 69. His wife, Carol Kolmerten, said he...
  • Seniors' moments could be a big boost for Gilman soccer

    Seniors' moments could be a big boost for Gilman soccer
    Gilman soccer coach Jon Seal wouldn't mind a rerun of the past three seasons, in which his Greyhounds earned a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship berth each year while claiming the 2010 title. With a senior-laden...