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September 5, 2014
Raccoon rabies project The county health department has begun its raccoon oral rabies vaccination project to immunize thousands of wild raccoons by placing approximately 85,000 rabies vaccine baits throughout the county. Trained bait teams, wearing shirts with Department of Health logo, will place the edible baits in likely raccoon habitats. In addition, a county police helicopter, flying at low altitudes, will be used to distribute baits in less populated areas. Information: visit aahealth.org/orv or call the Bureau of Environmental Health at 410-222-0056.
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NEWS
By Becky Robinson | September 4, 2014
The first day of school can be scary for little ones, and for Stephanie it was traumatic. A small tortoiseshell cat with tiny white toes, Stephanie - as she has been nicknamed by the shelter now caring for her - created a flurry of news stories and speculation over the Labor Day weekend after she got lost inside a local school. Richard Henry Lee Elementary in Glen Burnie treated her kitty sighting with the severity of a bomb threat, choosing to evacuate students and close at 9:45 a.m. on Friday of last week, after a teacher caught a glimpse of Stephanie loose without a hall pass.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but their overuse has lead to problems including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Mary R. Clance, an epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, discusses the history, troubles and appropriate uses of the drugs. How have antibiotics contributed to public health since their discovery and what is their status now? The collective memory of death from infectious disease is short-lived. Death from pneumonia, puerperal fever, post-operative infection, urinary and skin infections were commonplace just two generations ago. Pneumonia was the leading cause of death at the beginning of the 20th century.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
This week, Varsity Letters will take an in-depth look at the boys and girls soccer outlooks in various counties and leagues in the Baltimore area. On Tuesday, Anne Arundel County will be featured. Please be sure to check out the complete boys and girls soccer preview section which will appear online Tuesday night and run in Wednesday's print edition of The Baltimore Sun. Here's a closer look at the Anne Arundel girls: Just how tough is the competition at the top in Anne Arundel County?
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Police have charged a 26-year-old Baltimore man in the stabbing death of a coworker at the Popeye's fast-food restaurant in Brooklyn Park. Anne Arundel County Police charged Moises Gomez-Castillo, 26, of Baltimore, with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of Luzviminda Monreal, 47, of Laurel, at the restaurant on Richie Highway. Police believe Gomez-Castillo killed Monreal while attempting a robbery. "She, unfortunately, was the person in the way of him accomplishing that mission," said Anne Arundel Police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith.
NEWS
By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Anne Arundel police said they have made an arrest in the case of a Popeye's employee who was found dead at the restaurant early Sunday morning. Police, who did not release the suspect's name or a motive, said they would announce details of the arrest at a briefing on Tuesday at 10 a.m. About 8 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call from the Popeye's manager who discovered the body of Luzviminda Monreal, 47, a Laurel woman who worked at the...
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