| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is among a group of leading scientists that has joined an initiative to eradicate polio.
Dr. Michael J. Klag signed a declaration last week endorsing a Polio Eradication Endgame Strategic...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Apr 22, 2013
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....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:15 AM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:27 PM
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,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani officials said.
The explosion in a suburb of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
PARIS -- French investigators have dropped criminal charges against former President Nicolas Sarkozy for allegedly soliciting illegal campaign funds from the country's richest woman.
The inquiry found insufficient evidence that Sarkozy had sought and...