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On the first mile of her three-mile swim Sunday morning, Susan Spencer concentrated on the 25 names written in black marker on her right arm — those of friends and family members who had succumbed to cancer. On her second lap, the Baltimore...
July 9, 2011 Henry Ackerman had plans — big, cross country, into-the-wild plans. It was 1998, and he was 48 years old, alone, sad and somewhat peculiar. He lived with threecats and a big, sandy-colored dog in an unkempt Baltimore County apartment...
A host of prescription drugs have been in low supply around the United States for some time, but doctors have been warning about a particularly acute shortage of a set of life-saving cancer drugs. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that...
University of Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese said she was heartbroken that a chemotherapy drug used to treat her 3-year-old son, Tyler, for leukemia was in short supply and possibly unavailable. When she discovered that some companies...
An avid cyclist for six years, Laura Cook has had her share of close calls while riding in and around the area. It's not uncommon, she said, for cars and trucks to whiz by closer than the three feet the law requires as she and her husband of 1.5 years,...
Tyler Joseph Thomas will turn 4 years old Friday, Feb. 17. But perhaps a bigger event will take place at some point in the fall of 2015. "When we hit that milestone we will throw a big party," said North Laurel resident Brenda Frese, the mother of...
Ryan Hanley spent the summer before he turned 18 thinking about organizing a transcontinental bike ride to raise money for cancer. When he entered the Johns Hopkins University, he set about selling the idea and recruiting classmates and friends to ride 4,...
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One by one, 43 times the bell chimed and echoed across Patriot Plaza in Towson Sunday, as the Baltimore County Fire Service hosted its annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the county's fire service monument along Pennsylvania Avenue. James Doran of the...
The Baltimore SunEach summer I catch up with all nine Division I basketball coaches in Maryland to talk about their incoming recruiting classes. Then comes my take, based on those interviews, of how those new additions will do in college. Here's a look at how I fared in...
Thomas Joseph Lopresti, a longtime Towson barber and volunteer at Our Daily Bread, died April 12 of leukemia at Mercy Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 72. He was raised in East Baltimore, the son of Italian immigrants Carmello and Innocenta...
The St. Louis School seventh- and eighth-grade girls' CYO basketball team defeated St. John's of Westminster, 23-19, in a hard-fought contest March 17 at Seton Keough High School to win the Archdiocese of Baltimore League championship in the girls 12-14...
Tags: Catonsville, Students, Teaching and Learning, Music, Clarksville
Nick James Nopulos, former co-owner of Catonsville's venerable Double T Diner, died Saturday of complications from chronic lymphoma and leukemia at Howard County General Hospital. He was 91. The son of a barber and a homemaker who were Greek immigrants,...
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