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Man fatally shot trying to disarm a police officer

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A man was fatally shot last night while attempting to disarm a Southeastern District police officer who was investigating a report of a domestic situation, police said. The officer's name and that of the man were not released. Shortly before 9:15 p.m., the officer was talking to the man in the 2700 block of Orleans St. near Lakewood Avenue when he attacked the officer. Police said at least one area resident called police, telling them that the man had the officer on the ground and was holding her in a head-lock while trying to take her gun. Within minutes, several other officers responded. Police said the female officer was able to retrieve her gun and that it appeared she and another officer shot the man. Police said the man was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Neither officer was injured.

Richard Irwin

Kidney transplants involve 12 patients, 3 hospitals

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A surgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital took part last weekend in a six-way kidney transplant; the operations were performed at three hospitals. The procedures took place simultaneously Saturday at Hopkins, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Doctors said the six donors and six recipients were in good condition yesterday. The procedure, known as a "domino swap," involved six people donating kidneys to strangers. However, the donors are friends or relatives of other recipients with whom they were not compatible for a donation. Hopkins doctors flew one kidney to Integris, while Integris transported another kidney to Barnes-Jewish and Barnes-Jewish flew yet another to Hopkins to complete the swap. The surgeries began at the same time and lasted 12 hours. While Hopkins surgeons have completed a six-way transplant before, doctors said this was the first time they have done so with two other hospitals.

Kelly Brewington

Shooters to start culling deer at Loch Raven

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Sharpshooters with rifles were scheduled to begin culling the deer herd at Loch Raven Reservoir last night, marking the first time firearms have been allowed in the watershed area. The hunt will continue for the next several nights, until shooters reach a limit of 250 deer, Baltimore County officials said.

MARY GAIL HARE

State to survey educators on teaching conditions

Over the next month, the state will survey teachers and principals in Maryland's public schools to gather information about school conditions, professional satisfaction and areas in need of improvement. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the survey yesterday at Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis along with state Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and Clara Floyd, president of the Maryland State Teachers Association.More than 70,000 educators will get a login and password for the survey.

Sara Neufeld

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