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  • Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, orthopedic surgeon, Hopkins professor

    Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, orthopedic surgeon, Hopkins professor
    Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, a retired orthopedic surgeon, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty member and an innovator in artificial-limb technology, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. He was 86 and had lived on Gibson Island.
  • Refugees find comfort in an alley garden in Highlandtown

    Refugees find comfort in an alley garden in Highlandtown
    As a boy, Abdi Hassen helped his father nurture and harvest maize, wheat and tropical fruits — until the early 1990s, when his father vanished. "He was disappeared because of his political opinion. I don't know if he is alive or not now," said...

    World Refugee Day celebration is a showcase for the displaced

    World Refugee Day celebration is a showcase for the displaced
    When Sokoja Kondorka reflects on the violence and death he saw in his home of Darfur, Sudan, he struggles to articulate it. "You never think that a hundred people are all dead in front of your eyes," he said. "If that's your village and people have been...

    Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...