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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 50 years ago: 24th person killed in crash on Harford roads

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, November 15, 1962: Harford's fatality rate rose to 24 people with a crash this week 50 years ago in Aberdeen. Helen Harris, 47 of Garden City Park, N.Y., died instantly when the car in which she was...
  • 'Life of Pi' review: Survival of the surprisingly clean-shaven

    'Life of Pi' review: Survival of the surprisingly clean-shaven
    **1/2 (out of four) Boasting a title that Homer Simpson would decry for false advertising—it’s easy to imagine him hungrily moaning, “Mmm, a life of pie!”—”Life of Pi” is not really about the life of man named...
  • August A. Giraldi, D.D.S. July 18, 1911 ¿ Sept. 25, 2012

    August A. Giraldi, a longtime resident of La Canada-Flintridge, passed away peacefully at the age of 101. He led a wonderful life of accomplishment and generosity. He was known and loved for his positive attitude and his willingness to pass on his...
  • Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile

    Local chef and farmer writes about the lingering effects of West Nile
    In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River. In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
  • Q&A: William H. Macy of 'The Sessions'

    Q&A: William H. Macy of 'The Sessions'
    When “The Sessions” co-star William H. Macy came to Chicago in the early 1970s, he briefly worked as a waiter at former Lincoln Park bar Le Pub. He made more money, he says, as a carpenter. “[I would] build shelves and things like...
  • Respiratory experts see how far they've come

    Respiratory experts see how far they've come
    SAN DIEGO -- When it comes to treating respiratory diseases, new technology is allowing patients to live better and longer, experts said. “We’ve come a long way,” said Suzan Herzig, a respiratory therapist at UCSD Medical Center in...
  • 'The Sessions' review: Decent Oscar bait--not more, not less

    'The Sessions' review: Decent Oscar bait--not more, not less
    **1/2 (out of four) For better and for worse, “The Sessions” has “crowd-pleaser” written all over it. The dramedy, which won the audience award and a special jury prize for ensemble acting at Sundance this year, engineers a small...
  • 'The Sessions' tells tale of the virgin's diary ★★★ 1/2

    'The Sessions' tells tale of the virgin's diary ★★★ 1/2
    In 1990 the writer Mark O'Brien contributed an article for the literary magazine The Sun called "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate." A survivor of childhood polio, the substantially disabled O'Brien spent much of his sleeping and waking hours confined to an...