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  • Rick Perry's magical thinking

     Rick Perry's magical thinking
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to visit Maryland in person to encourage local business leaders to move their companies to the Lone Star State ("Gov. Rick Perry to visit Maryland with pitch for Texas," Sept. 12). While he's at it, he should remind them that...
  • End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say

    End turtle derbies for animals', humans' sake, activists, experts say
    Turtle derbies are almost as old as the republic, and still a staple in Maryland, a state that loves its terrapins. But conservationists and wildlife biologists say it's time to end this tradition, for the sake of the animals supposedly being celebrated....
  • Fishing notebook: Maryland-record cod caught out of Ocean City

    Fred Brungart of York, Pa., caught a Maryland record 38-inch, 24-pound Atlantic cod on May 31 out of Ocean City, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service reported last week. Brungart hooked the fish aboard the 80-foot headboat...
  • Biologists look for ways to make the bay a better home for ducks

    Biologists look for ways to make the bay a better home for ducks
    These are tough times for the ducks that winter on the Chesapeake Bay. Threatened food sources and an imperiled habitat are forcing migrating waterfowl to look for other winter digs. Alicia Berlin hopes to unlock the formula to win them back. In a...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • Launching minority students in the sciences

    Launching minority students in the sciences
    When Tyren Day found success in a biology class at a city high school, he began to fix on the idea of going to college and becoming a scientist. But for a low-income student from a minority group that is under-represented in the sciences, statistics show...
  • In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street

    In the age of DNA, paternity testing hits the street
    As the sky-blue Winnebago makes its way though midday traffic in downtown Baltimore, pedestrians can't help but stare. Onlookers giggle and pull out their camera phones. The RV, painted with the phrase "Who's Your Daddy?" offers a service most wouldn'...
  • Herman L. Ammon

    Herman L. Ammon
    Herman L. Ammon, who taught chemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park for nearly five decades and was also an expert in the field of crystal structure, died Aug. 2 of a stroke at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. He was 76. "Herm was a...
  • Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

    Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams. The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...
  • Catherine F. Richardson, holly collector

    Catherine F. Richardson, holly collector
    Catherine F. Richardson, a homemaker who filled the yard of her Ruxton home with her holly collection, died Aug. 14 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. She was 94. The daughter of a Marine Corps band leader and a homemaker, Catherine Foote was born in...
  • Wilde Lake High student to spend junior year studying in Morocco

    Wilde Lake High student to spend junior year studying in Morocco
    Charis Ramsing will watch her former Wilde Lake High classmates return to school next week, having already told them she's transferring elsewhere for a year. The rising junior from Columbia doesn't begin classes at her new school until next month, and...
  • The human cost of our flawed experiment with gene patents

    Nina, a resident of East Baltimore, celebrated her 41st birthday last Sunday. Surrounded by family and friends, she struggled for breath to extinguish the candles on her cake. Two years ago Nina was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetic testing and...