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  • Boys -- like girls -- hitting puberty earlier, report shows

    Boys -- like girls -- hitting puberty earlier, report shows
    Boys in the United States are starting puberty earlier than ever, according to a new study publishing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics. In the study, lead author Marcia Herman-Giddens from the University of North Carolina's School of...
  • Bloomberg's new plan: hide cigarettes

    Bloomberg's new plan: hide cigarettes
    NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach. The ban, which...
  • In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports

    In 50th year, Scholar Athlete award continues impact on local high school sports
    The plaque hangs on the wall of the doctor's office, proof of its worth to Greg Brouse, 1981 grand-prize winner of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete award. "My kids can't believe I was either a scholar...
  • Catherine R. Kane, government administrator

    Catherine R. Kane, government administrator
    Catherine R. Kane, a Harford County government administrator who earlier had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died Feb. 12 from colon cancer at her Bel Air home. She was 65. "She really was an important part of Social...
  • Charles L. Hayes, Monumental Life executive

    Charles L. Hayes, Monumental Life executive
    Charles L. Hayes, former secretary and senior vice president of Monumental Life Insurance Co., died Feb. 3 of cancer at the Brookshire Hospice in Hillsborough, N.C. The former Towson resident was 85. Charles Lawton Hayes was born and raised in...
  • Jim Drake dies at 83; aeronautical engineer created the Windsurfer

    Jim Drake dies at 83; aeronautical engineer created the Windsurfer
    Aeronautical engineer Jim Drake had already solved the "puzzle" of pairing a surfboard with a sail when a young man who stopped to admire "the Baja Board" in the late 1960s suggested what he called "the perfect name": the Windsurfer. In his Santa...
  • PASSINGS: R.G. Armstrong, Norman Alden, Ted Hinshaw, Neil Reed

    R.G. Armstrong Actor a favorite of Peckinpah R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...
  • PASSINGS: Doris Betts, Norman Fruman, Stanley R. Resor, Greg Ham, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller

    PASSINGS: Doris Betts, Norman Fruman, Stanley R. Resor, Greg Ham, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller
    Doris Betts Southern author of short stories, novels Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
  • Austin Rivers recruiting: Winter Park's Austin Rivers picks Duke

    Austin Rivers recruiting: Winter Park's Austin Rivers picks Duke
    Winter Park basketball star Austin Rivers has canceled his other recruiting visits and orally committed to defending national champion Duke. "It was a decision I came to (Wednesday night)," Rivers said. "I went with my heart. I really love Duke. I really...
  • Critics pounce on Coke, Pepsi health initiatives

    Critics pounce on Coke, Pepsi health initiatives
    Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools. Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan...
  • Fruit juice targeted in war on obesity

    Fruit juice targeted in war on obesity
    Over the past decade, the nation's war on obesity has targeted some fairly obvious culprits, including fast food, pastries, fried foods and soda. But recent scientific studies and a new government-sponsored documentary that aired last week on HBO have...