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  • Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, surgeon

    Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, surgeon
    Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Qureshi, a retired surgeon who worked with the elderly residents of Baltimore's public high-rise apartments, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease May 6 at Quail Run Assisted Living in Perry Hall. He was 75 and had lived in...
  • Remembering a woman who left footprints [Senior Circles]

    For me, May is a month of remembering — my mother who died this month 37 years ago; the Rosie the Riveters on National Rosie the Riveter Day, May 25; my good friend and mentor who died in 2003 whose birthday is this month; and all those who gave...
  • Local singer gets second shot at 'The Voice' [Ellicott City]

    Last summer, 19-year old Trevor Pozoulakis first auditioned for the NBC television show "The Voice" in New York.   While the Howard Community College student didn't make the final cut with his rendition of "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5, the aspiring...
  • Rescue dog to perform in BSO production

    Rescue dog to perform in BSO production
    Griffin was never supposed to be a star. Given up to a kill shelter in Ohio during what his current owner, Gregg Boersma, believes was a foreclosure dispute, the Siberian husky mix seemed destined for euthanasia. Then Boersma saw his photo online and...
  • Kaiser to stop buying flame-retardant furniture

    Kaiser to stop buying flame-retardant furniture
    Kaiser Permanente will stop buying furniture with flame retardants because of the potentially harmful chemicals they may contain - the first health system in the country to adopt such a measure. The California-based Kaiser, with 19 Medical facilities...
  • Arbutus church leader wants to strengthen community ties

    Arbutus church leader wants to strengthen community ties
    The Rev. Aaron Frank is exactly where he belongs. After months of sending out resumes, he has assumed the role of pastor at Hope Presbyterian Church in Arbutus. "I was circulating resumes left, right and center over the past year," Frank said. "When...
  • City police to eliminate 212 vacant officer positions

    City police to eliminate 212 vacant officer positions
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he'll eliminate 212 officer positions — all vacant — from the department, marking the first significant reduction in the ranks in decades. Shrinking the size of the police...
  • Skipper White gets North Sails honor at NOOD Regatta in Annapolis

    Skipper White gets North Sails honor at NOOD Regatta in Annapolis
    Annapolis skipper John White, whose USA 1162 team won the only race of the day in the J/80 class, earned North Sails Local Boat of the Day at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay. “Off the starting line, we were...
  • Baltimore ain't (yet) got that swing [Commentary]

    Baltimore ain't (yet) got that swing [Commentary]
    "Hey, it felt like a real city there for a minute," commented a waiter from Tapas Teatro, one block up North Charles Street from Penn Station. "All right, we have a touch of New Orleans," said an enthusiastic MTA employee coming out of the William...
  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
  • Man's family sues after electrical death on vacant property [Pages from the Past]

    An article in the May 2, 1914 edition of The Argus reported an lawsuit after the accidental death of man. For the death of Diedrick Albers, who was killed July 30, 1913, by an electric shock while on the premises at the corner of Wilkens and Beechfield...
  • Keegan Turner will be in the spotlight at D.C. gala [West Friendship]

    Sporting a runway outfit compliments of Bloomingdales, young Keegan Turner, a second grade student in Jaime Pickett and Patricia Mack-Preston's classes at West Friendship Elementary, is sure to light up the night during the Global Down Syndrome Foundation...