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  • With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?

    With fewer vaccinations, is your child's school safe?
    Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...
  • Vaccine debate: The conspiracy theorists vs. reality

    Vaccine debate: The conspiracy theorists vs. reality
    Fewer parents are vaccinating their children, but still sending them off to school, warns physician and professor Nina Shapiro in our Opinion pages. In it, she argues for "unvaccinated-free zones" to protect all children from disease. “The law...
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013

    Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013
    Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions. A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...
  • Dr. Jerel Katz, surgeon

    Dr. Jerel Katz, surgeon
    Dr. Jerel Katz, who overcame a childhood bout with polio and went on to have a 40-year career as a general surgeon, died Aug. 5 of kidney failure at Riderwood Village, a Silver Spring senior living community. The former longtime Pikesville resident...
  • Bob Filner, just the latest rotten San Diego mayor

    Bob Filner may be the latest San Diego mayor to tarnish the city's image, but he is by no means the first. In fact, his offensive and sophomoric amorous adventures don't even put him at the top of the list of San Diego mayors who have failed their...
  • Hilary Koprowski dies at 96; developed oral vaccine for polio

    Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96. Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Khaled Hosseini on "And the Mountains Echoed"

    Khaled Hosseini on "And the Mountains Echoed"
    Khaled Hosseini stormed the best-seller lists with his debut novel, “The Kite Runner,” in 2003, following it up with the even more popular “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007. Both set in the author's native country of Afghanistan,...
  • A Documentary About the Life and Music of Doc Pomus Plays at The Avon Theatre

    A Documentary About the Life and Music of Doc Pomus Plays at The Avon Theatre
    It’s one of the enduring mysteries of pop music. How something so slight and disposable, a three-minute tune — songs written about fleeting and often trivial teenage emotions — can still somehow be so long-lasting and deep. Doc Pomus,...