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April 2, 1993
For all the Little Leaguers emulating his batting stance, for all the adults who dream of his fame or his bankbook, not enough people apparently care to be like Cal Ripken Jr. in the milk-drinking department.Let's not lay this all at the feet of the Orioles' star and milk pitchman; he's got enough pressure. But for a host of reasons, from changing lifestyles to mixed medical advice, milk drinking ain't what it used to be.That certainly has a major impact on Carroll County, which just dropped from being No. 2 in Maryland milk production (behind Frederick County)
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Dan Rodricks | March 30, 2013
I am not among the many who are shocked that Ben Carson, the brilliant and widely admired neurosurgeon based at Johns Hopkins Hospital, would emerge as a hero of the political right and Sean Hannity's new best friend. That Carson would stoop to making (and later sort of apologizing for) homophobic remarks on Hannity's national television show - associating gays with pedophiles and people who have sex with animals - didn't surprise me, either. I know: Here's a man who separated conjoined twins, improved and saved the lives of countless children, established a scholars program that has benefited hundreds of young people, wrote inspirational books and gave countless motivational speeches.
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Dan Rodricks | March 30, 2013
I am not among the many who are shocked that Ben Carson, the brilliant and widely admired neurosurgeon based at Johns Hopkins Hospital, would emerge as a hero of the political right and Sean Hannity's new best friend. That Carson would stoop to making (and later sort of apologizing for) homophobic remarks on Hannity's national television show - associating gays with pedophiles and people who have sex with animals - didn't surprise me, either. I know: Here's a man who separated conjoined twins, improved and saved the lives of countless children, established a scholars program that has benefited hundreds of young people, wrote inspirational books and gave countless motivational speeches.
NEWS
March 30, 1998
Arkansas shootings sign of too many guns and not enough talkThe recent tragedy in Arkansas is further proof that kids and guns simply do not mix. As we await the details of the shooting spree that left five people dead, we must ask how the two accused boys gained access to the rifles and handguns. What will it take to persuade gun owners to keep their guns unloaded and out of children's reach?Simply locking up guns is not rocket science. Study after study indicates that a gun in the home is far more likely to injure or kill a loved one than to protect a family member.
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March 30, 1998
Arkansas shootings sign of too many guns and not enough talkThe recent tragedy in Arkansas is further proof that kids and guns simply do not mix. As we await the details of the shooting spree that left five people dead, we must ask how the two accused boys gained access to the rifles and handguns. What will it take to persuade gun owners to keep their guns unloaded and out of children's reach?Simply locking up guns is not rocket science. Study after study indicates that a gun in the home is far more likely to injure or kill a loved one than to protect a family member.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1998
Benjamin Spock's enduring gift is the comfort he provided parents who came to a new job with no training.In his landmark 1946 book, "Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care," the tall, graceful Yankee sent parents a simple but profound message: There really were answers to their questions about raising children. Until then, pediatricians used intuition when it came to behavioral or developmental issues or ignored them.Spock's book allowed parents to feed their babies when the babies cried, not according to an arbitrarily imposed doctor's schedule.
NEWS
February 14, 1997
William P. Homans Jr.,75, a renowned civil rights lawyer and former Massachusetts state representative, died Feb. 7 in Phoenix.He represented Dr. Benjamin Spock, whose conviction for conspiring to induce draft evasion during the Vietnam War was overturned on appeal. He won an acquittal for Pfc. Tyrone Peterson, charged with killing his sergeant during the Vietnam War.Pub Date: 2/14/97
NEWS
February 24, 1996
Samuel M. Wishik, 89, who helped devise family planning and health programs in 65 countries and retired in 1978 as professor emeritus of public health at Columbia University, died Monday in San Diego.In 1951, the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health appointed him founding chairman of the department of maternal and child health. He eventually became an associate dean and worked closely with Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine to prevent polio, and with Dr. Benjamin Spock, the pediatrician and writer of books on child care.
NEWS
October 6, 1992
GRANTED, YOU CAN'T feel too sorry for a guy making $30 million, but Cal Ripken Jr. has his own problems.First comes a headline-making report from the director of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and child care expert Dr. Benjamin Spock that cow's milk -- the drink Mr. Ripken endorses as dairy industry spokesman -- can lead to juvenile diabetes and digestive problems in youngsters.Days later, Esskay meats, another product heavily represented by the Orioles' star shortstop in local advertisements, announced the closure of its East Baltimore processing plant after 70 years there because of dangerous structural problems.
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By John Barry and John Barry,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 12, 1994
The generation that Captain Kangaroo taught self-respect and empathy has let the big guy down.Thirty-nine years after Bob Keeshan brought his famous gentle whimsy to CBS -- imparting values of trust and mutual caring and affection through his associations with Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Green Jeans -- the Captain is shocked at how things have turned out. The generation he nurtured has not done nearly as well by its own progeny.In much the same terms expressed lately by disheartened baby-care guru Dr. Benjamin Spock, Mr. Keeshan says he sees American children as worse off today than they were when he debuted as Captain Kangaroo in 1955.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1998
Benjamin Spock's enduring gift is the comfort he provided parents who came to a new job with no training.In his landmark 1946 book, "Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care," the tall, graceful Yankee sent parents a simple but profound message: There really were answers to their questions about raising children. Until then, pediatricians used intuition when it came to behavioral or developmental issues or ignored them.Spock's book allowed parents to feed their babies when the babies cried, not according to an arbitrarily imposed doctor's schedule.
NEWS
April 2, 1993
For all the Little Leaguers emulating his batting stance, for all the adults who dream of his fame or his bankbook, not enough people apparently care to be like Cal Ripken Jr. in the milk-drinking department.Let's not lay this all at the feet of the Orioles' star and milk pitchman; he's got enough pressure. But for a host of reasons, from changing lifestyles to mixed medical advice, milk drinking ain't what it used to be.That certainly has a major impact on Carroll County, which just dropped from being No. 2 in Maryland milk production (behind Frederick County)
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By Ellen Goodman | March 19, 1998
BOSTON -- It was not a book that parents merely read. We clutched it like a steering wheel. We held onto it like a security blanket through the sleep-deprived terrors of early parenthood.When the hospital irrationally released the helpless 6-pound infant into our care without demanding to see a parenting degree, a dated driver's license, a passing test score, we had Dr. Spock's index to cling to."Newborns: Feelings in the early weeks."When we were poised at the fearful edge of the first bath, we gripped the spine of this book as tightly as the wobbly head of our newborn and looked it up."
NEWS
October 2, 1999
Be like MikeGOV. PARRIS N. Glendening was photographed in helmet and tank on a tour of Aberdeen Proving Ground last month.From this, we must conclude one of three things:1) He doesn't plan to run for president of the United States -- ever.2) He isn't the political science college professor he's cracked up to be.3) His field staff is too young to have heard of Michael Dukakis.Calling Dr. SpockLET'S BE upfront: when it's 2 a.m. and baby's wailing, bringing the little one into mom and dad's bed is the quickest way to restore peace.
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