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  • In literature, new attention to old age, dying

    In literature, new attention to old age, dying
    "O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark …" —T.S. Eliot, "Four Quartets" The Angel of Death — also known as the Old Ferryman, the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse or Mr. G. Reaper himself — is cutting a wider swath than...
  • John W. Baldwin

    John W. Baldwin, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins University history professor and author whose specialty was medieval France, died of pneumonia Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85. "He was an expert on the French monarchy, and...
  • Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living

    Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living
    It was the day after Mother's Day in 2012 when Faith Walker ran into her East Baltimore house unable to breathe. Her mother, Tyishia Walker, who suffers from asthma and has an older daughter with the disease, knew exactly what was wrong: Faith also...
  • Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen

    Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen
    Incidents of unwanted sexual contact at the Naval Academy fell last year, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a greater proportion of alleged victims came forward to report that they had been attacked. Officials said those trends show they are making...
  • Hopkins study may show that beauty is in the eye -- or the mind -- of the beholder

    Hopkins study may show that beauty is in the eye -- or the mind -- of the beholder
    What makes a person attractive? A warm smile? Bright eyes? Smooth skin? According to Johns Hopkins University researchers, other people's perceptions of a person's attractiveness can be more important than the person's appearance. Professor...
  • Most Maryland school systems close for snow

    Most Maryland school systems close for snow
    Impending snow has dealt a number of Maryland students a day off. With forecasts calling for 4-6 inches of snow in some areas of the state, most Maryland school systems closed Thursday. A number of Maryland colleges and universities — including ...
  • William E. Thompson III, food broker

    William E. Thompson III, food broker
    William E. Thompson III, a retired food broker who was a volunteer and treasurer of the American Flag Foundation, died Feb. 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 84. The son of William E. Thompson Jr.,...
  • Centre Theatre nears reopening

    Centre Theatre nears reopening
    When Baltimore developer Charlie Duff placed the winning bid on a vacant former theater in Station North, it looked like the possible setting of an Indiana Jones movie: Green mold grew on surfaces throughout the building, a tree sprouted through the...
  • President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

    President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
    Soon after Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she wouldn't seek a sixth term in office, comment began rolling in from across the country. President Barack Obama "Senator Mikulski is more than just a legendary senator for the people of Maryland,...
  • Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test

    Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test
    New research leaves little doubt about it: Fitness is powerful. A new study shows it's also a powerful predictor of whether an individual will live or die in the next decade. Put a person on a standard-issue treadmill, crank up the speed and the...
  • Mikulski proposes lifting NIH spending caps

    Mikulski proposes lifting NIH spending caps
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a longtime advocate for the National Institutes of Health, offered new details on Thursday of legislation she has introduced to increase funding for medical research -- adding her voice to a growing debate in...