| Apr 18, 2012
| 3:16 PM
In 1998, Patrick Smithwick turned 47, an age his father never reached. Legendary steeplechase jockey A.P. "Paddy" Smithwick was just 46 when he died of lung cancer in 1973.
Living longer than his father prompted Smithwick to scrutinize his orderly life....
| Apr 20, 2011
| 6:04 PM
Here is how Charlie Kelly imagined the scene at the pearly gates this week: William Donald Schaefer awaits entry as St. Peter goes over his list. Maybe his eyes are widening as he sees all the rude, bombastic things Schaefer has said over the years.
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Morris Martick, the colorful restaurateur who ran a Baltimore landmark for nearly four decades, died of lung cancer early Friday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 88.
Friends said he collapsed while walking on Howard Street last month. He had...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 12:52 PM
Regarding the letter to the editor published Dec. 9 in the Open Forum, "Steaming over smoking ban:"
I find all of your arguments faulty. First let me speak to "how would enforcement work?" It's simple, when someone, who is not a smoker, sees a person...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking communications equipment into the communist nation, is asking authorities there to let him return to the United States to visit his ailing mother before she dies.
| Dec 17, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Morris Martick, the inimitable Baltimore restaurateur, has died at 88.
Martick died of lung cancer early Friday at Union Memorial Hospital. Read Jacques Kelly's obituary.
We've started to hear from people who knew Morris Martick, or just about him....
| May 20, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It is irresponsible to claim, as the letter writer from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) does, that eating meat is equivalent to smoking cigarettes ("Unhealthful foods kill more Americans every year than tobacco," May 13). In...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 1:49 PM
"One of these days, they'll ban outdoor smoking."
That was a rueful refrain heard a decade or so ago from smokers as they were banished from indoor public spaces and relegated to lawns and building stoops if they wanted to light up.
That was prophetic,...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Alan Gross, the Potomac man serving 15 years in Cuba after carrying communications equipment into the communist island nation, continues to communicate with supporters from the military hospital where he is held.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:09 PM
North County High School freshman Jack Andraka stood on the auditorium stage, speaking about the invention that earned him the $75,000 grand prize at the recent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Behind him stood Dr. Anirban Maitra, a...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Jeanette Elizabeth Aska, a Baltimore City high school biology and physics teacher, died of lung cancer July 3 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 60.
Born on St. John's, Antigua, she was a 1970 graduate of Charlotte...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:24 PM
For years, the PSA test has been the standard method for early detection of prostate cancer, which strikes one in six men.
But recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federal advisory panel, said the test that checks for prostate-specific...