| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.
The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The first thing they do to new male students at the Naval Academy is shave their heads. So it is a bit of a shock to see the guys sporting ... mustaches.
But the button-downed Brigade of Midshipmen has received permission from the top of the chain of...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Lance Armstrong tried to shed his serious public persona Saturday in Ellicott City by poking fun at the elephant in a room about half-filled with triathletes: his lifetime competitive sporting ban.
His host, Brock Yetso, president of the Ulman Cancer...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Lance Armstrong won the Revolution 3 Half-Full Triathlon at Centennial Park in Howard County on Sunday, finishing the 70-mile race in just under 4 hours, 11 minutes.
The effort by the famous cyclist and embattled seven-time Tour de France winner in the...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:08 PM
News that Nike is dropping its sponsorship of tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong brought me back to one of the most poignant sections of his first book, "It's Not About the Bike."
Armstrong described the aftermath of his testicular cancer diagnosis in 1996,...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Oh, Lance. How could you?
Thursday’s announcement was stunning.
Seven-time winner of the Tour de France, testicular cancer survivor, Livestrong founder, cancer fundraiser, our hero, our real-life Superman — and you’re giving up without...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Nancy is getting a promotion at work, so she is offered a better car and more New England territory. She also manages to pick up Adderall to sell.
Silas is happy about getting to grow everyday at work, while Shane is having trouble dealing with tapeworm-...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Moira Mattingly had only been pregnant for about 24 weeks — still plenty of time, she thought, to pick a name for her daughter.
So when she went to the hospital with some discomfort — small pains coming every seven minutes — the news...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Like many Americans, for years I wanted to believe Lance Armstrong. He had the aura of a hero, a testicular cancer survivor's story and seven consecutive Tour de France victories ("Armstrong lays out story of his doping," Jan. 18).
In hindsight, the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Lance Armstrong's well-orchestrated apology tour has brought back a bad memory: all the wasted hours I spent reading his book, "It's Not About the Bike." I was one of many readers captivated by his dramatic tale: hot-headed young rider gets felled by...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:56 PM
It's Men's Health Week, and public health officials are encouraging men to pay more attention to their bodies. Not only should they be paying more attention to little changes that don't seem right, they should be getting annual checkups. Diseases common...
| Aug 7, 2008
If karma counts for anything, Katie Hoff deserves to win a gold medal at these Olympics.
Because if that happens, she'll never again have to explain why she threw up after the 400-meter individual medley at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
It's a story that...