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  • 'DON'T LET ME DIE'

    Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin landed on the helipad at about 12:30 p.m., screaming at the sky as a small all-terrain vehicle carried him past the palm trees and concrete bunkers to the emergency room. Doctors inside cut off his blood-covered boots and prepared...
  • Prepping for the flu

    Prepping for the flu
    Tracey Haldeman is not taking any chances with her business being disrupted this flu season. So the president of Baltimore's Pinnacle Communications is providing an attractive incentive for her eight employees to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and...
  • Turning up the heat on spam

    WASHINGTON -- Sitting in a plush leather chair in a borrowed office at George Washington University Law School, Eric Menhart seems nothing more than an ambitious, third-year law student with some impressive experience under his belt. He has interned...
  • DeLay indicted in Texas probe

    WASHINGTON // Tom DeLay, the Texas Republican whose bare-knuckled style propelled him to the top echelons of the House and drew allegations of ethical lapses, was forced to step aside as majority leader yesterday, after a Texas grand jury indicted him for...
  • Electric rate jolt coming

    Thanks to a nearly six-year cap on residential prices, electricity in Maryland is the one source of energy that costs less today than it did early in the Clinton administration. But tomorrow is the beginning of the end for consumers who cherish...
  • Lady D's survivors rely on faith, work

    Two years and a day after the water taxi Lady D flipped over in the frigid waters of Baltimore Harbor, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet in Washington on Tuesday to provide some long-awaited answers about what happened and why. But...
  • On abortion issue, Roberts leaves both sides with doubts

    WASHINGTON - For many of the activists who have dedicated themselves to the battle over the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion rights is the issue that unites them. Yesterday, they got a chance to hear Judge John G. Roberts Jr. speak at length - and repeatedly...
  • West Nile virus victims younger than those in past, CDC finds

    ATLANTA - For reasons health officials cannot explain, this year's victims of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus are younger than usual. The median age for this year's infected patients is 55, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a...
  • Raptors' die-off spreads fears of West Nile virus

    ANTIGO, Wis. - In an old incubator salvaged from a hospital nursery, a young red-tailed hawk lies flat on its belly, swaddled in a white terrycloth towel and a pink blanket. Except for the rise and fall of its body as it breathes, the bird is utterly...
  • Fifth La. resident dies of West Nile virus; 14 new cases

    NEW ORLEANS - The West Nile virus has killed a fifth Louisiana resident and infected 14 more people in what health officials said yesterday is the nation's biggest outbreak since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. Seventy-one...
  • State is likely to halt testing of dead birds for West Nile

    Maryland health officials say they may stop testing dead birds for the West Nile virus this year because of federal budget cuts and the knowledge that last year the disease spread to every county but one. Last year, the state lab tested 1,650 dead...
  • West Nile cases expected to decrease

    JACKSON, Miss. - In 1975, an outbreak of the mosquito-borne St. Louis encephalitis spread through 29 states, killing 95 people and infecting about 3,000 others. The next year, infection rates were down, and they have stayed down. Health officials...