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  • When well-educated politicians cry 'snob'

    When well-educated politicians cry 'snob'
    With the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University...
  • From Sun Magazine: After concussions shattered a season, Brian Roberts sees recovery ahead

    From Sun Magazine: After concussions shattered a season, Brian Roberts sees recovery ahead
    Just over a year ago, on Sept. 27, 2010, the Orioles were leading the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0, in the ninth inning of a largely meaningless road game when second baseman Brian Roberts came to the plate. He felt prepared for the at-bat, and believed...
  • Softball: Black Ice players receiving attention from college coaches

    Softball: Black Ice players receiving attention from college coaches
    The Maryland Black Ice 18-U softball team travels to five different states, and as far away as Florida. All the better for getting the players noticed and landing them college scholarships, according to coach Keith Calta. The Black Ice, which practices...
  • Hopkins falls to No. 2 on U.S. News & World Report list

    Hopkins falls to No. 2 on U.S. News & World Report list
    Johns Hopkins Hospital lost its coveted spot as the nation's top-ranked hospital for the first time in 22 years, edged out by Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital in the latest analysis by U.S. News & World Report to be released Tuesday. Hopkins still...
  • Head of the Class: Monkton, Parkton students earn honors

    Caroline Vonasek, of Monkton, was named to the spring 2012 dean's list The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. Jessica Kuhn, of Baldwin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and design, from James Madison University,...
  • Specter archives on exhibit at Philadelphia University

    The piece hung over the sofa in Arlen Specter's Capitol office: Framed replicas of the failed U.S. Senate resolution to impeach President Bill Clinton, personally signed by all 100 senator/jurors, the House members who prosecuted the case, and members...
  • Father, son bond over music; reunite for jazz concert

    Father, son bond over music; reunite for jazz concert
    Virtuoso violinist and Brazilian music pioneer and expert Ted Falcon has had several music mentors in his life, but none has a more special place in his heart than his father, Allentown guitarist Marvin Falcon. "I grew up listening to my dad give guitar...
  • Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

    Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age
    Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hit hard by aging, according to a small new study. Brain scans showed that people over age 65 who regularly ate fish had 14 percent more gray matter in brain...
  • Devices slice time, distance for patients via 'telemedicine'

    PITTSBURGH Concerned about a growth on his face, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., resident, Robert Johnston could have made an appointment with the dermatologist already treating him for other reasons. Instead, he snapped photos of himself and the affected area,...
  • 'Lucy' film features brain capacity myth, but let your mind enjoy it anyway

    Scarlett Johansson's character Lucy in the eponymous hit movie in theaters has such a highly functioning brain that she develops telepathy and telekinesis. When Lucy is accidentally drugged and harnesses her brain's full potential, she achieves superhuman...
  • Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general

    Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general
    Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco. In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
  • Back-to-school shopping a chance to teach financial tips to kids

    Ready or not, Labor Day is a few weeks away, which means so is another school year. This time around, turn shopping for clothes, colored pencils and such for class into a chance to offer children and teens some tips about money management, bargain...