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Dr. Shawki Malek, retired gastroenterologist, dies

Dr. Shawki Malek, retired gastroenterologist, dies

Dr. Shawki Nimer Malek, a retired gastroenterologist who practiced in Towson for four decades, died of cancer Monday at his Hunt Valley home. He was 75. Born in Damascus, Syria, he was the son of Nimer Malek, a carpenter, and his wife, Alia. After receiving his medical training in Syria, he arrived...

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  • Money for nothing: What Baltimore is paying Pugh and aides not to work

    Money for nothing: What Baltimore is paying Pugh and aides not to work

    There are many more important reasons for Baltimore to be concerned about the leadership limbo at City Hall during Mayor Catherine Pugh's leave of absence than the money it’s costing us. We are, of course, hopeful that she makes a full recovery from the case of pneumonia that landed her in the...

  • Baltimore Police Department needs a shake-up — but don't push out the good cops

    Baltimore Police Department needs a shake-up — but don't push out the good cops

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison has swiftly followed through on promises to change a department beset by corrupt cops, high homicide rates and a breakdown in support from the community. In a show of strong and deliberate leadership, he has moved to restructure the department, bringing...

  • Does music glorifying armed robbery lead teens to commit crimes?

    Does music glorifying armed robbery lead teens to commit crimes?

    Recently, one of my students whom I’ll call “Michael,” a Baltimore senior nearing graduation, came into a class I teach a few minutes early. Michael is smart, friendly and hard-working, and I was happy to see him. Lunch was winding down, and Michael set his phone on the desk and sat with his ear...

  • Maryland overfishing imperils rockfish population

    Maryland overfishing imperils rockfish population

    On Tuesday, Virginia did what Maryland should: close its 2019 spring recreational striped bass trophy season. “The recent stock assessment shows that early action is needed to slow the decline and restore this fishery to sustainable levels,” Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner Steven G. Bowman...

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