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Fort Detrick (military base)

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  • Paul W. Ramey

    Paul W. Ramey
    Paul Wilson Ramey, a member of the Army Corps of Engineers who was a founder of AIDS Action Baltimore, died of cancer Dec. 29 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 55 and lived in Hampden. Born and raised in Woodstock, Va., he was a 1975 graduate...
  • Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says

    Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says
    Researchers commissioned by the Defense Department said Monday that decades-old limits on lead exposure are inadequate to protect the health of workers on military firing ranges. Moreover, the National Academy of Science reported, lead from ammunition...
  • Six decades later, sons seek answers on death of Detrick scientist

    Six decades later, sons seek answers on death of Detrick scientist
    First, the Army told Frank Olson's sons that the Fort Detrick scientist's death in a fall from a 13th-floor window of a New York hotel had been an accident. Then a presidential commission revealed that the CIA had given an unwitting Olson LSD as part of...
  • Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days

    Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days
    The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July. But defense officials and some...
  • Ebola drug, grown in tobacco, effective in monkeys with symptoms

    Ebola drug, grown in tobacco, effective in monkeys with symptoms
    An experimental Ebola treatment -- produced in the leaves of specially engineered tobacco plants -- saved the lives of three monkeys who were already showing symptoms of the illness, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Science...
  • Bullet struck wife, young son in Frederick County murder-suicide, police say

    Bullet struck wife, young son in Frederick County murder-suicide, police say
    A New Market man fatally shot both his wife and their young son with one bullet last week, then turned his gun on himself, the Frederick County sheriff's office said Monday. Police said Benyam Asefa 40, shot Barbara Giomarelli 42, who was holding their...
  • State weighs regulations for research labs

    State weighs regulations for research labs
    State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
  • Investigators open probe into airplane crash that killed father and son

    Investigators open probe into airplane crash that killed father and son
    Federal investigators began examining Monday the wreckage of a two-seater, home-built airplane that crashed Sunday in Virginia, killing a man from Davidsonville and his son from Westminster, the father of 10 children. On Saturday, experimental...
  • Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight

    Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight
    For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...
  • Defense employees frustrated by furloughs

    Defense employees frustrated by furloughs
    Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week. The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
  • Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs

    Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs
    The Naval Academy Museum is now a casualty of Defense Department furloughs. The museum in Preble Hall, normally a seven-day operation, will be closed on Mondays through Sept. 29, an academy spokeswoman said Friday. It will remain open Tuesday through...