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  • Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist

    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. dies at 70; cardiac surgery innovator, activist
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic defibrillator in a human and a civil rights activist who helped open the doors of John Hopkins University School of Medicine to minority students, has died at the age of 70.
  • A shot in the eye: Researchers may have a cure for colorblindess

    A shot in the eye: Researchers may have a cure for colorblindess
    SEATTLE For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there's never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues. Now, for the first time, two University of Washington...

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....

    Middle school teacher ignited Matt Belsante's love of jazz

    Middle school teacher ignited Matt Belsante's love of jazz
    Matt Belsante didn't grow up planning to be a professional musician, but fans of the critically acclaimed jazz artist are glad he did. "The thing I enjoy most about performing (this type of) music, is that I get to perform in front of audiences who...

    Five locals named to FHSAA Academic All-State Team

    Five locals named to FHSAA Academic All-State Team
    Five were locals named to the Florida High School Athletic Association Academic All-State team on Monday. There were more than 200 candidates for the award which is extended to the FHSAA's nearly 700 member schools, according to a release. To be...