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  • CIA deception threatens global effort to eradicate polio

    The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
  • Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

    Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
    Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
  • Cardinal George: Doctors 'couldn't find any evidence of cancer'

    Cardinal George: Doctors 'couldn't find any evidence of cancer'
    Medical tests have shown that Chicago's Cardinal Francis George appears to be free of cancer, he said in a wide-ranging interview, though doctors have advised the Roman Catholic archbishop to skip two Christmas Day traditions dear to him. Because months...
  • Bill Murray scoffs at doubt

    Bill Murray scoffs at doubt
    For Bill Murray, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new film “Hyde Park on Hudson” meant risking some serious derision. Now 62, Murray carries with him a huge recognition factor thanks to a host of comedies: "Stripes," "Caddyshack,"...
  • Bill Murray scoffs at doubt as FDR in 'Hyde Park on Hudson'

    Bill Murray scoffs at doubt as FDR in 'Hyde Park on Hudson'
    For Bill Murray, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new film “Hyde Park on Hudson” meant risking some serious derision. Now 62, Murray carries with him a huge recognition factor thanks to a host of comedies: "Stripes," "Caddyshack,"...
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • At 85, Polio Survivor Joins Rotary To Help Fight Disease

    At 85, Polio Survivor Joins Rotary To Help Fight Disease
    Polly Hincks was 85 years old when she decided to join the local Rotary Club. Now 86, the polio survivor was eating dinner at The McAuley retirement community last fall when she met a few members of Rotary International. She learned that the...
  • Manchester Rotary Club Hosts Mother's Day Breakfast

    Manchester Rotary Club Hosts Mother's Day Breakfast
    The Manchester Rotary Club is to host a Mother's Day pancake breakfast on Sunday. Doors will be open from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manchester Country Club, 308 South Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon, blueberries and...
  • Rotarians led the fight to eradicate polio

    Rotarians led the fight to eradicate polio
    Your health section recently noted that a Hopkins dean was among those who want to eradicate polio ("Hopkins dean joins effort to eradicate polio," April 21). I believe we all ascribe to that hope. My comment comes from the point of view of all the work...
  • Around Town: Family campus at Golden West closer to reality

    Around Town: Family campus at Golden West closer to reality
    This year's sixth annual Surf City Splash raised $100,000 for several charities, according to a news release from the Surf City Rotary Club of Huntington Beach. More than 230 guests attented the event at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, enjoying...
  • Rebecca Rigger, activist

    Rebecca Rigger, activist
    Rebecca Rigger, a League of Women Voters activist who monitored the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of a heart attack March 25 at her Monkton home. She was 85. Born Rebecca Rogers in Big Island, Va., she was raised at an apple orchard in the...