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  • Executive Profile: Boris Elisman, president and chief operating officer of Acco Brands

    Executive Profile: Boris Elisman, president and chief operating officer of Acco Brands
    After arriving here from Russia as a 13-year-old, Boris Elisman developed a particular fondness for Twinkies. Enjoying one every day, the lanky teen eventually noticed he was putting on weight. His pants, which his parents couldn't afford to replace,...
  • Big MOCA donor Steven Cohen faces off with feds over hedge fund

    Federal authorities are trying to topple Steven A. Cohen from his heights as one of the world’s top hedge fund managers by stripping him of the right to invest other people’s money. Could fighting the non-criminal proceeding that the...
  • New 'Cry Analyzer' Provides Clues To Baby's Health

    New research offers the tantalizing possibility that an innovative tool could decipher what an infant's cries mean and assess if he or she is at risk for developmental problems. A team of doctors and engineers from Brown University and Women & Infants...
  • Herman L. Ammon

    Herman L. Ammon
    Herman L. Ammon, who taught chemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park for nearly five decades and was also an expert in the field of crystal structure, died Aug. 2 of a stroke at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. He was 76. "Herm was a...
  • Unique partnership builds college pipeline for Baltimore students

    Unique partnership builds college pipeline for Baltimore students
    A chant resembling a rally at a college stadium rang from a first-grade classroom at the Baltimore charter school KIPP Harmony Academy. "M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D," the children sang, pumping their fists. "Maryland will win!" This week's activity helped...
  • Briefs: UCI picked eighth

    UC Irvine has been picked to finish eighth in the nine-team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation preseason coaches poll for men's water polo. The Anteaters, coming off a 14-12 season that included an 0-8 record in the MPSF, received 12 points, one better...
  • Addiction: State's Overdose Problem Requires A Sense Of Urgency

    Connecticut is not doing enough to keep people from becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs and dying of drug overdoses. Only a fraction of those who need help with the chronic, relapsing disease of addiction get that help here, mirroring statistics...
  • Criticism of St. Mary's College seminars is unfair, uninformed

    Criticism of St. Mary's College seminars is unfair, uninformed
    Regarding Anne D. Neal's commentary on St. Mary's College of Maryland, how sad it was to read such an uneducated piece published by a usually trustworthy source ("Campus cautionary tale," May 30). The article was a perfect example of manipulation of...
  • Unintended pregnancies higher in military

    Just over 10 percent of women in the military said in 2008 that they'd had an unintended pregnancy in the previous year — a figure significantly higher than rates in the general public, according to a U.S. study. The findings, which appeared this...
  • Donnetta Lavinia Grays Cast in "Intimate Apparel" Reading

    Donnetta Lavinia Grays Cast in "Intimate Apparel" Reading
    Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Geneva Carr, Lynda Gravátt, Billy Eugene Jones, Paul Anthony Stewart and Susan Kelechi Watson are cast in Westport Country Playhouse’s next Script in Hand playreading: “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, set for...
  • Briefs: CdM's Wyatt commits to Brown

    Corona del Mar High senior Jake Wyatt has committed to play water polo at Brown University, he announced in an email Wednesday. Wyatt was a third team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 performer for CdM in 2012. He also earned Newport-Mesa Dream...