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  • Dirty trucks in port targeted

    Dirty trucks in port targeted
    With more than a million miles on the road, Armand Patella's 19-year-old Ford 9000 truck has seen better days. But he's hung onto it, because new trucks aren't cheap. Patella, the head of Picorp trucking service on East Lombard Street, still uses the...
  • A new dress, and set of lungs, for prom

    A new dress, and set of lungs, for prom
    For the first time in the six years since Victoria Chakwin was diagnosed with a deadly lung disease, the gown she wears won't be hospital issue. The 18-year-old from Martinsburg, W.Va., will go to her senior prom Saturday night in a red-and-black...
  • Imogene B. Johnston

    Imogene B. Johnston
    Imogene B. Johnston, long active in Harford County Republican Party politics and a community activist, died Oct. 26 at Senator Bob Hooper Hospice in Forest Hill of complications from a fall. She was 89. A daughter of a coal-mine supervisor and a...
  • Rolling into summer

    This weekend marks the beginning of summer vacation season for many Marylanders. From graduating students to young families, singles and seniors, the preferred place to be over Memorial Day weekend is generally Ocean City or the nearby Delaware beaches....
  • 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...
  • Smoking programs not keeping pace

    Smoking programs not keeping pace
     Most states, including Maryland, are not doing enough to protect the public from tobacco or prevent related disease, according to the latest assessment from the American Lung Associationdue out today. In its 10th annual State of Tobacco Control Report...
  • The 'other' tobacco tax

    The 'other' tobacco tax
    Over the past decade, Maryland has gradually raised its tax on cigarettes to the current $2 per pack, and the results have been striking. Fewer people smoke cigarettes today than before the tax was implemented, and that's particularly true among high...
  • All tobacco is not equally harmful

    Your recent editorial endorsed a tax increase on tobacco products other than cigarettes, but it was based on some sweeping statements that are not scientifically accurate or credible ("The 'other' tobacco tax," Jan 20). You stated: "Tobacco is linked...
  • Acid reflux drugs don't help asthma in children

    Acid reflux drugs don't help asthma in children
    A new study has found that acid reflux medicine used to treat asthma in children isn't effective. Physicians often prescribe the acid reflux drug lansoprazole in addition to standard inhaled steroid drugs to children who have asthma. The number of...
  • Don't be fooled: Smokeless tobacco is dangerous

    I was dismayed by the letter written by Brad Rodu minimizing the devastating health consequences caused by using smokeless tobacco products ("All tobacco is not equally harmful," Jan. 24). Dr. Rodu is a dentist and scientist at the James Graham Brown...
  • Why Ravens fans hate Pittsburgh: weird weather

    Feeling down, hon? Weather bumming you out? Stay away from the 'Burgh. According to the National Weather Service, Pittsburgh has only 59 sunny days a year. That's fewer than even Seattle (71). If you do go to the 'Burgh, try not to breathe. The American...
  • Matthew Competiello: Youth cigarette smoking declines, cigar use rises

    The Sun Sentinel's coverage of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month highlights a report filled with many encouraging signs for Florida youth. After decades of efforts in the...