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  • Heavy crowd for St. Baldrick's fundraiser

    Heavy crowd for St. Baldrick's fundraiser
    Even with the lights off, Looney's Pub in Bel Air remained a packed house Saturday, filled with local residents eager to show support for the fight against childhood cancer. More than 50 people volunteered to have their heads shaved on the Looney's stage...
  • Md. needs a database on pesticides

    Md. needs a database on pesticides
    What pesticides are Maryland families exposed to on a regular basis? Good luck finding out. There's simply no way for the average person to discover what chemicals are being applied to farm fields or even backyards. Worse, it's nearly impossible for...
  • Not all cats kill wildlife

    Not all cats kill wildlife
    In response to the letter, "Cats: Natural-born killers" (March 9), so are humans. When I moved into my house in Havre de Grace 18 years ago, there was an abandoned house behind our property and there still is. There were also 19 feral cats. There were...
  • Brother Patrick Ellis, college president

    Brother Patrick Ellis, college president
    Brother Patrick Ellis, a member of the Christian Brothers who served as president of La Salle University and Catholic University of America, died Feb. 21 of leukemia at a Christian Brothers nursing home in Lincroft, N.J. The Baltimore native was 84....
  • Melody A. Cronin, attorney

    Melody A. Cronin, attorney
    Melody A. Cronin, a Baltimore attorney who was known for her pro bono work with the Wills for Heroes Foundation, died Sunday of acute myelocytic leukemia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Fells Point resident was 35. "Mel was a quick-witted,...
  • Mississippi baby born with HIV is first child cured of disease

    Mississippi baby born with HIV is first child cured of disease
    A Mississippi infant born with HIV has become the first child cured of the deadly virus, leaving hope that the disease can be eliminated in the youngest patients, scientists from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and other institutions said Sunday....
  • Hopkins researcher receives new award to spotlight scientists

    Hopkins researcher receives new award to spotlight scientists
    Many people have heard of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Google co-founder Sergey Brin. But few know about Bert Vogelstein, a Johns Hopkins scientist who helped map the cancer genome and created gene and stool tests to detect colon cancer. A new,...
  • Dr. Moreland Perkins, philosophy professor

    Dr. Moreland Perkins, philosophy professor
    Dr. Moreland Perkins, a philosophy professor who taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and was also former mayor of Riverdale Park, died Nov. 7 of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Roland Park resident was 85. "Moreland was highly...
  • MedImmune creating drug pipeline for AstraZeneca

    MedImmune creating drug pipeline for AstraZeneca
    When Gail Folena-Wasserman joined Gaithersburg biotechnology startup MedImmune in 1991, she was its first employee in research and development, and dreamed of what the company might be "when it grew up." Two decades later, the senior vice president for...
  • Students for Safe Schools on a mission at Bollman Bridge school [North Laurel/Savage]

    Bollman Bridge Elementary takes bullying and community outreach seriously. The school started a group called Students for Safe Schools to help build a nurturing environment while helping others learn to stop bullying. The students volunteer during their...
  • Men's store is new addition to Charity's Closet [North Laurel/Savage]

    Charity's Closet is expanding! The clothing re-saler has been so successful that it is now going to have Phil N. Thropy, a men's store, as well as Charity's Closet, which will become just for women. Clothing is just $5 an item. The store also needs...
  • Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA

    Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA
    Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....