| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:17 AM
James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery. He was 65.
His death was confirmed by his manager,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Dr. Thomas Russell Hendrix, a leader in the fields of gastric and liver disease, died of complications from heart surgery Dec. 23 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 93 and lived in Roland Park before moving to Chestertown.
Dr. Hendrix, who pioneered...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight.
So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Sometimes, it takes worm glue to fix the hole in a heart. Inspired by creepy crawly creatures like the slug and the sandcastle worm, a team of scientists has created a surgical adhesive that could safely seal up the hearts of babies born with congenital...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Jeffrey A. Paige, who served West Baltimore neighborhoods in the House of Delegates, died of complications of open-heart surgery Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 57.
He was a member of the House of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Will Smith eulogized his late "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" costar James Avery, his television father figure, with a reverential Facebook message posted Sunday.
The 45-year-old mega-star, whose rap career was parlayed into a blockbuster film career after...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:21 PM
No one saw the superhero in mild-mannered Clark Kent.
Jim O'Connor keeps his students fooled too.
In his algebra and calculus classes at St. Francis High School, he is stern — no excuses, no coddling. "If you look at the clock," said senior...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Dr. George J. Magovern
Co-inventor of heart
valve that saved lives
Dr. George J. Magovern, 89, heart surgeon and co-inventor of an artificial valve that marked a key advance in open heart surgeries, died at home in Fox Chapel, Pa., a suburb of...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:44 PM
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — At Hangtown Haven, Wednesdays were family night, and on movie night 30 to 40 residents watched DVDs on a mammoth outdoor TV.
Residents nursed one another through drug and alcohol detoxification and helped heart and stroke...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Raymond Joseph Peroutka Sr., who founded a janitorial supply business, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Nov. 17 of complications after heart surgery. A resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville, he was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised on South Glover...