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Two local doctors recognized for their medical research

Two Baltimore physicians have won major prizes in their fields.

Dr. Kenneth P. Johnson, professor and chairman of neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, was awarded the John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research. The prize honors his 30 years of leadership in designing and testing breakthrough treatments for MS and his pioneering work to identify an infectious trigger of the disease.

Dr. Bert Vogelstein, the Clayton professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, won the Charles S. Mott Prize, which honors the most recent outstanding contribution in cancer research. Vogelstein developed a technology that dramatically improves the accuracy of genetic tests for certain hereditary diseases, including colon cancer.

City GOP central committee sets Lincoln Day event today

The Baltimore City Republican Central Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day Reception today at the World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor, 401 E. Pratt St.

The event will start at 5: 30 p.m. in the Constellation Room on the 21st floor. The speaker will be Paul H. Rappaport, candidate for U.S. Senate. Information: Victor Clark Jr., 410-467-2722.

Roland Park church's shop is holding half-price sale

The Nearly New Shop at St. David's Episcopal Church in Roland Park is holding a half-price sale this month.

The sale, which includes used women's and children's clothes, household items and books, is being held through May 27 at the church, 4700 Roland Ave. The shop will be open from 9: 30 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Profits from the sale support the church's community outreach projects.

In Baltimore County

Agency's Reisterstown office is moving to shopping center

REISTERSTOWN -- The county Department of Social Services' office in Reisterstown will move from Hannah More Center on Reisterstown Road to Chartley Shopping Center at 130 Chartley Drive.

The last day of operations at the More center will be Friday. The new center will open May 15.

Margaret Owens, director of the Reisterstown district office, said the 40-person staff has outgrown the More center. Information: 410-853-3010.

Hospital plans golf clinic for people with disabilities

TIMONIUM -- Kernan Hospital will sponsor a Learn to Golf clinic May 20 for people with physical disabilities.

A morning session will be held from 9 to 11, and an afternoon session from 12: 30 to 2: 30 at Pine Ridge Golf Course, 2101 Dulaney Valley Road.

The clinic is a cooperative effort between Kernan Hospital and the Disabled American Veterans. Early registration is encouraged. Information: 410-448-6230.

Senior center schedules an open house May 17

OVERLEA -- Overlea-Fullerton Senior Center will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17.

The event will feature a free continental breakfast, blood pressure screening, an Eating Together meal, and other activities. Reservations are required for the meal. Information: 410-887-5220.

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