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  • Defense employees frustrated by furloughs

    Defense employees frustrated by furloughs
    Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week. The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
  • Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation

    Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation
    Over the 14 years since losing her right arm to a hollow-point bullet, Dana Burke was convinced she could feel herself pointing, pinching or waving as she motioned with the 5-inch-long limb the attack left behind. Still, she had to relearn how to pull...
  • Pain of sequestration is real

    Pain of sequestration is real
    Recently, some in the media have promoted the idea that the $85 billion sequestration cuts triggered on March 1 aren't causing drastic effects. CNN called the cuts "not as bad as advertised," and a Washington Post report found the cuts less "scary" than...
  • Beyond 'Thank you for your service'

    Beyond 'Thank you for your service'
    "Thank you for your service" is, today, an oft-repeated mantra, uttered after encountering a member of the nation's armed forces or — if recognized — a veteran of past and present wars. And rightly so. Typically, a highlight of the 2013 All-...
  • Federal firefighters push for shift-swap flexibility

    When city or county firefighters have a family event or unexpected obligation pop up on a workday, their solution is familiar to most shift workers: They find a colleague willing to trade hours. But for the roughly 10,000 firefighters employed by the...
  • North Baltimore residents cautioned over rabies cases

    North Baltimore residents cautioned over rabies cases
    Baltimore health officials are asking North Baltimore residents to be wary of potentially rabid animals after euthanizing three of them over the past month. Residents are advised to ensure pets are vaccinated for rabies and to keep a safe distance...
  • Organizers 'build a stronger bond' at second annual Shootout for Soldiers event

    Organizers 'build a stronger bond' at second annual Shootout for Soldiers event
    U.S. Army Spc. Calvin Todd's trip to the second annual Shootout for Soldiers event was the longest, most difficult journey of the thousands of people who came to McDonogh on Thursday for the 24-hour lacrosse event. After losing a leg while serving in...
  • Orioles notes on Tommy Hunter, Jim Johnson, Bryce Harper

    Orioles notes on Tommy Hunter, Jim Johnson, Bryce Harper
    Not a lot of news coming out of pre-game interviews with the team and Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Some highlights: ** Tommy Hunter says he has an “itty, bitty bruise” on his pitching hand after barehanding a sharp comebacker yesterday....
  • Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter escapes without serious injury

    Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter escapes without serious injury
    There was some real concern after Sunday's game in Toronto when right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter grabbed a hard comebacker with his pitching hand. But after preliminary X-rays, icing and some rest, Hunter described the injury as "an itty, bitty...
  • Injured soldier gets double arm transplant

    Injured soldier gets double arm transplant
    Brendan Marrocco sometimes looks down at his arms and can't believe they really exist. Until six weeks ago, the 26-year-old didn't have arms. He lost both of his, as well as his legs, in the Iraq War when the armored vehicle he was driving ran over a...
  • VFW helping veterans collect VA benefits

    VFW helping veterans collect VA benefits
    Dawn Brown left the Navy after 15 years when she developed Hodgkin's lymphoma. She lost her job as a secretary at a Baltimore school about a month before she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She didn't know that her military service qualified her for...
  • Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran

    Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran
    Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...