| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Henrietta Lacks had no control when doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital used her cells 62 years ago in research that led to groundbreaking medical advances. But now her descendants will.
The National Institutes of Health said Wednesday that it had reached...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Shirley D. Patterson, a retired chemist who taught at what is now Community College of Baltimore County at Essex, died July 15 of heart failure at her Chattanooga, Tenn., home. She was 68.
The daughter of an educator and a homemaker, Shirley Dale...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Home values in Baltimore rose more than 4 percent in the most recent round of property assessments, one of the largest increases in Maryland as the state saw some overall growth for the first time in five years.
In the Baltimore region, average home...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Deana Parris had a decision to make.
A year after she joined the trampoline team at the Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center in Laurel, her parents declared that she and her brother had to pare down their many extracurricular activities to two each....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:19 PM
A Maryland legislator has filed a complaint with the Baltimore County school board's ethics panel, saying he wants them to rule on whether Superintendent Dallas Dance violated board policy when he took a part-time job with a company doing business with...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Getting kicked off the Virginia Tech football team could have ended Telvion Clark's career. Instead, he turned it into an opportunity to find success at Towson.
After playing a limited role during his freshman and sophomore years, Clark was poised to...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:09 PM
When a top Baltimore City school official was asked by a company to help train administrators, she sought advice from the city ethics panel and was told to donate her earnings to the school system.
Sonja Santelises, the chief academic officer for the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Dr. John M. Freeman, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric epilepsy who had also been a medical ethicist, died Friday of cardiovascular disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The longtime Ruxton resident...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Animal advocacy group PETA called Tuesday on the National Institutes of Health to stop animal experiments related to sexual health, including Johns Hopkins studies of erectile dysfunction using rodents.
In a letter to the NIH director, People for the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Helen Mizeur, Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler are now campaigning in our neighborhoods. I thank them for their service to Maryland and the country even though they do not see things the way I do.
However, I do...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Growing up in Plainfield, N.J., Ravens left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe would rise at dawn whenever his father was heading out for his latest contractor job.
As the youngest of 10 brothers and five sisters, Monroe quickly became accustomed to the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Baltimore County Ethics Commission said Tuesday it will not file a complaint against a Dundalk councilman who for years did not disclose his outside employment — including a stint at a company that did business with the county schools —...