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  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...
  • Retired Broward Circuit Judge Stanton Kaplan, 76, dies

    Retired Broward Circuit Judge Stanton Kaplan, 76, dies
    Retired Broward Circuit Judge Stanton Kaplan, who was known as a tough but exceptionally fair judge, died Saturday at his Plantation home. He was 76. Though he ran a tight ship and insisted on proper courtroom decorum, he loved slapstick humor and...
  • Judicial legend Stanton Kaplan honored

    Judicial legend Stanton Kaplan honored
    When the late Broward Circuit Judge Stanton Kaplan wanted quiet in his courtroom, there was no need to bang the gavel — he commanded such respect that he'd tap his pen on the bench and the required hush would descend. On Wednesday evening,...
  • Community & Clubs: Rotary convention features Bill Gates

    As you read this column, I am attending the 2011 Rotary International Convention in New Orleans. More than 20,000 Rotarians have come to New Orleans from over 180 countries, including dozens of Rotarians from Costa Mesa and Irvine. President-elects...
  • Community Commentary: Autism, vaccine link unproven

    It is a sad day indeed when newspapers publish diatribes against vaccines when our nation is facing a measles and pertussis epidemic simultaneously ("Mailbag: Parent disputes vaccination advice," May 27). As an emergency physician, trained in internal and...
  • James H. Berger, purchasing agent

    James H. Berger, purchasing agent
    James Hopkins Berger, a retired purchasing agent who in his youth earned a Carnegie Hero Award for saving the lives of two family members during a 1958 Roland Park house fire, died Dec. 15 of prostate cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Mays...
  • Support groups around Howard County

    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Support Group — Second Thursday, 7-9 p.m. For caregivers of Alzheimer's patients or those who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's. Learn about the disease, what to expect and how to cope. The Bain...
  • Van Deusen named Rotary Club president

    Jay Van Deusen, owner of Van Deusen Construction Company and Rainbow International of Northeast Maryland, has been named President of the Rotary Club of Bel Air. Van Deusen, a member of the 50-person organization for six years, served as president elect...
  • On the road: One woman's quest to meet all her Facebook friends

    On the road: One woman's quest to meet all her Facebook friends
    As 2011 dawned, ArLynn Leiber Presser made a New Year's resolution: Somehow, she would get face-to-face with every one of her 325 Facebook friends, over the next 365 days, across three continents. The reason? In the language of Facebook, "It's...
  • Editorial: It's important to immunize

    A new school year is just around the corner here in Newport-Mesa, and education officials are alerting parents that a new law requires students entering grades 7-12 to get a whooping cough booster shot. Incidents of whooping cough have exploded in the...
  • UCF lands two NIH grants worth $5.5 million for hemophilia research

    UCF lands two NIH grants worth $5.5 million for hemophilia research
    An innovative UCF scientist has helped land two NIH grants totaling $5.5 million, the University of Central Florida announced Friday. The National Institutes of Health funding will be used to research a better treatment for hemophilia, the life-...