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  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the virus so that drugs could be tested. Since then, basic science has driven a better understanding of how HIV infects humans, resulting in the development of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART). Last summer the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project reported that "a 20-year-old HIV-positive individual on ART in the U.S. or Canada is expected to live into their early 70s, a life expectancy approaching that in the general population."
  • Glenelg High's Louis Colangelo is a new Eagle Scout [West Friendship]

    Congratulations to Louis Colangelo, a senior at Glenelg High School, who recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Colangelo is a member of Boy Scout Troop 007. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Louis assembled 50 "life essentials" backpacks for...

    March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore

    March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore
    Retired after 30 years working as a roofer, Allan Foster enjoyed working part time at his church and helping organize the March of Dimes' annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Most evenings, the 56-year-old and his wife walked to a neighborhood store to play...

    The storied history of the Mayflower yacht [History Matters]

    February 1965 Social studies From the "What's Doing" column:  "To get the March of Dimes rolling, Mrs. William Beggs of Wilton Acres, Chairman for the second District, had a 'Coffee' for development Chairman last Thursday. "Mr. and Mrs. James Frye...

    Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker

    Angela M. Lidinsky, homemaker
    Angela M. Lidinsky, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 90. The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. manager and a homemaker, Angela Mary Miller was born...