The Rev. Francis Gignac, a good friend of the South Laurel/Montpelier community, passed away June 4, 2014 at a Jesuit retirement community in Clarkston, Mich. Father Frank, as he preferred to be called, traveled from Catholic University each weekend for 29 years to say Masses at St. Nicholas Church on Contee Road.
Millions of people got a long-distance view of the "Lincoln Bible," one of those used by President Barack Obama for his second inauguration on Monday. Starting tomorrow, you can get a closer look at the velvet-covered Bible that was used for Abraham Lincoln's oath of office on March 4, 1861.
Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an acclaimed and influential professor of American history who wrote widely on Southern history and culture and whose book on honor in the antebellum South was a 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at Roland Park Place. He was 80.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Health organizations have spent millions in the developing world attacking a worldwide epidemic of anemia in pregnant women. This year, a team of undergraduates from Hopkins has invented a device that could help turn the problem on its head.