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  • Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist

    Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist
    Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining...
  • Show your glow: tips for summer skin care

    Show your glow: tips for summer skin care
    Summertime is skin time. And whether you plan to bare a little or a lot this season, it simply won't do to hit the beach and barbecues with parched, ashy, reddened or rough skin. And those aren't the only problems caused by winter's chill. Dr. Robert...
  • Yerby R. Holman, railroad executive

    Yerby R. Holman, railroad executive
    Yerby R. Holman, a retired Western Maryland Railway executive and World War II veteran who had been active in civic and church affairs, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community. He was 98. The son of Yerby R....
  • More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases

    More college men are fighting back against sexual misconduct cases
    Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters. All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
  • UC Irvine law school earns full accreditation

    UC Irvine law school earns full accreditation
    UC Irvine’s law school has been granted full accreditation by the American Bar Assn., the university has announced. The UC Irvine School of Law was the first new public law school in the state in almost 50 years when it opened in 2009 and gained...
  • Harold H. Hogg, construction company owner

    Harold H. Hogg, construction company owner
    Harold H. Hogg, founder of a Central Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania commercial construction company who endowed the Hogg Family Chair at Duke University, his alma mater, died June 3 of leukemia at the Moorings Park retirement community in Naples, Fla....
  • Finding creative solutions to summer 'brain drain' dilemma

    Finding creative solutions to summer 'brain drain' dilemma
    Chicago Public School kids — including mine — are released for summer on Friday, which means I have two days to start panicking about summer brain drain. Or not. I can't decide. On the one hand, research indicates it's a real thing, with...
  • The Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling Jr., United Methodist minister

    The Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling Jr., United Methodist minister
    The Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling Jr., a retired United Methodist Church minister and former superintendent of the Baltimore Northwest District, died of cancer Aug. 23 at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 87. "He had a lot of strengths, and...
  • Moravian College's Hall of Fame class includes a former Dieruff High standout

    Moravian College has had many successful athletic programs. Perhaps none have been more successful, however, than John Byrne's women's softball program. And, the highlight of the Greyhounds' golden era in softball was probably 2004 when the team...
  • Why have U.S. companies become such skinflints?

    Why have U.S. companies become such skinflints?
    Here's a depressing statistic: Last year, U.S. companies spent a whopping $598 billion — not to develop new technologies, open new markets or to hire new workers but to buy up their own shares. By removing shares from circulation, companies made...
  • Handing over the reins at Easton's Williams Arts Center

    Handing over the reins at Easton's Williams Arts Center
    The Williams Center for the Arts at Easton's Lafayette College has become a mecca for jazz and world music, as well as classical music and dance companies. What began as a modest series of mostly classical music concerts has grown to 20 some concerts...