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By Robert Reinhold and Robert Reinhold,New York Times News Service | March 14, 1993
WACO, Texas -- Nearly two weeks after federal agents began a siege on an armed religious sect, federal officials said yesterday that conditions were deteriorating inside the compound, with a number of the 105 remaining sect members suffering life-threatening injuries from the shootout. But there was no sign of any speedy break in the standoff.Doctors gave medical advice to the wounded by telephone Friday night and urged them to seek hospitalization; none accepted. One of the most seriously wounded is Judy Schneider, 41, the wife of Steve Schneider, the top lieutenant to the Branch Davidian sect's leader, David Koresh.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2014
A white powdered chemical compound emerged from two University of Maryland School of Medicine laboratories more than 10 years ago with a name destined for oblivion, but a future that now looks promising as a treatment for the most challenging cases of prostate cancer. Today, VN/124-1 is a drug candidate with a name - galeterone - a pharmaceutical company founded on its potential and a record of strong preliminary results in clinical trials with human patients. The Food and Drug Administration has put galeterone on a fast track for approval to treat prostate cancer, which kills about 30,000 men a year in the United States.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 27, 1993
WACO, Texas -- Federal authorities said yesterday that they have begun edging closer to the fortified compound of the David Koresh cult and clearing its surrounding grounds of debris that could hamper an assault."
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away. "Of the larger wreckage pieces recovered along [adjacent] Lake Drive, was a brake valve weighing about 70 pounds, a piece of aluminum rail car frame, and a fractured piece of burnt rail tie," wrote Paul L. Stancil, the National Transportation Safety Board's senior hazardous materials investigator, in a factual report on the explosion released Monday.
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By Newsday | April 22, 1993
Eleven children orphaned by the inferno at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, are under the care of Texas child-welfare officials who hope to place them in their relatives' homes within the next few weeks. Ten others already have been placed with relatives, according to officials.Meanwhile, the outpouring of support -- from the room filled with Teddy bears and U.S. Treasury bonds that are accumulating in a Waco office building, to the incessant phone calls nationwide from people offering to adopt or serve as foster parents -- has intensified daily, officials said.
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By Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King and Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King,Los Angeles Times | July 5, 2007
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- After months of whipping his followers into a frenzy of anti-government sentiment, the head cleric at a radical mosque was caught yesterday trying to slip out of his besieged compound clad in a head-to-toe veil known as a burqa, police said. The arrest of Maulana Abdul Aziz came as police and paramilitary troops backed by armored vehicles and helicopters surrounded the mosque, which was the scene Tuesday of a shootout that left as many as 16 people dead. More than 1,100 of Aziz's followers surrendered to authorities yesterday.
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By Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King and Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 17, 2008
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A missile strike destroyed the compound of a suspected militant leader in Pakistan's tribal belt yesterday, killing at least 18 people, officials and residents said. The Pakistani military disavowed responsibility for the strike in the South Waziristan tribal agency, raising the possibility that it was carried out by U.S. forces. American military officials in neighboring Afghanistan had no immediate comment, though U.S. troops are believed to have carried out similar attacks in recent months.
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By Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King and Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King,Los Angeles Times | June 20, 2007
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- About 30 suspected Islamic insurgents were killed yesterday when explosions ripped through a compound near the Afghan border that was described by Pakistani intelligence officials as a militant training camp. The compound, which housed a madrassa, or Muslim seminary, was in North Waziristan, a semiautonomous tribal area along the Afghan frontier that is a sanctuary for Taliban and militants linked to al-Qaida. Tribal sources said they believed that the blasts, which occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the district of Data Khel about two miles from the Afghan border, were caused by missiles fired either by an airborne drone or by Western forces from across the border.
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By Patrick A. McGuire and Patrick A. McGuire,Staff Writer | April 11, 1993
WACO, Texas -- It was one of those soul-jarring thunderclap that detonate out of the blue, forcing involuntary cries from throats and blasting a little hairline crack down the length of the most cast-iron of nerves. Even the unflappable Bob Ricks, a senior FBI official involved in trying to resolve the bitter 43-day standoff down here between federal agents and a heavily armed religious cult, stopped in mid-sentence and looked instantly to the heavens. "Oh, wow," he said, gulping, a most unusual display of emotion for an FBI agent.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 4, 1996
MEDINA, Wash. -- Some chilly nights, after his computer turns off every light bulb, the fireplace and the infrared heat over the patio, and before it adjusts the blinds, Charles Simonyi, Microsoft's chief programming wizard, stands on a cantilevered terrace of his 20,500-square-foot lake-side home, marveling at what he calls "the absolute magic," the quiet perfection of it all.To the southwest is Mercer Island, where a co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen,...
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
It's long past time to have a look at that verbs entry in the AP Stylebook , because, and I say this out of a spirit of concern and disinterested helpfulness, it can't stand up to examination. The crucial part is this: "In general, avoid awkward constructions that split infinitive forms of a verb ( to leave, to help, etc) or compound forms ( had left, are found out, etc.)"* Now you have every reason to know that that is fudge. You must know that, because the split infinitive is a superstition of usage.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit. A steering committee of lawyers representing patients who were given doses of the medication filed 76 of the subpoenas across the country. Patients in 22 states received injections of the steroids last year before they were recalled; 745 of them developed fungal meningitis or other health issues as a result, and 58 died.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
Stevenson is dealing with two losses: Tuesday night's 14-13 overtime setback to Roanoke and a shoulder injury to starting goalkeeper Dimitri Pecunes. Coach Paul Cantabene said Wednesday morning that the freshman suffered a sprained AC joint when he was tackled from behind on a clear attempt in the first quarter and fell on his shoulder. Cantabene said Pecunes is expected to be sidelined for at least one week and possibly as many as three. “So we don't know when we're going to get him back,” Cantabene said.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
The U.S. today has both historically low interest rates and large reserves of ready cash for investment by business. The interest rates and ready cash means businesses already have the maximum incentive to invest in new production that our financial system can provide; their cost of borrowing money will never be lower than it is right now. In spite of this, U.S. businesses are still not investing in new production enough to spur hiring. American businesses fail to invest because they know their market is shrinking.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
The pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has hit 19 states said Friday it has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Massachusetts. The New England Compounding Center also said it plans to establish a fund to compensate those affected by the outbreak. The outbreak has sickened 620 people and killed 39. In Maryland, 25 people have gotten ill and two have died. The outbreak is linked to three lots of a steroid injection used to treat back pain that clinics and medical facilities bought from New England Compounding Center.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
The state board that regulates Maryland pharmacies like the Massachusetts firm under investigation in a national fungal meningitis outbreak said it can adequately oversee so-called compounding pharmacies, despite cries from critics that the federal government should have more authority. The Maryland Board of Pharmacy said last week that in the last four years it has beefed up oversight of compounding pharmacies, which make drugs not sold commercially. New safeguards including random, annual inspections would make it hard for a Maryland facility to reach the level of contamination problems found at the New England Compounding Center, said Laverne Naesea, the board's executive director.
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By Borzou Daragahi and Borzou Daragahi,Los Angeles Times | September 18, 2008
BEIRUT, Lebanon - A well-coordinated attack on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital yesterday morning left 16 people dead but was ultimately thwarted by security barriers and Yemeni soldiers, six of whom died in the car-bomb explosion and ensuing gunbattle. No American personnel were injured in the failed attempt by the attackers to breach the well-guarded compound's gates and to get near the building that houses U.S. officials. An obscure group called Islamic Jihad, unrelated to the Palestinian organization, claimed responsibility for the attack.
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By Julie Turkewitz and Julie Turkewitz,Sun Reporter | July 11, 2007
For years, residents have called the brick compound in Seton Hill a "fortress," a physical barrier between their historic community and its neighbors, Bolton Hill and Mount Vernon. The high-walled, khaki-colored brick structure squeezed between North Paca and North Eutaw streets, just north of St. Mary's Park, has been there for decades. Now, BGE plans to build an electric substation inside -- one the company says is necessary to accommodate the city's growing power needs. But residents say that if BGE plans to make such a permanent footprint in their community, the outside walls of the compound should be redesigned to be neighborhood-friendly and in sync with Baltimore's plans to create visually appealing, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
- Pikesville resident Gerald Cohen was an active 71-year-old retiree, filling his free time with gardening, volunteering and enjoying the company of his grandchildren despite persistent back pain - until he sought relief for it. Treated with steroids in the past, he received spinal injections of the medication again in August and September at a Baltimore-area clinic. But this time, side effects came quickly and severely - nausea, neck stiffness, fever and eventually a stroke. Aside from the physical ailments, he grew irritable and started seeing a psychologist over nightly worries that he wouldn't wake up the next morning.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
As Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy for unsanitary conditions, a report released Monday argued that the state boards that regulate those pharmacies are doing an inadequate job. Released by Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey, the report stems from the national fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a steroid from the New England Compounding Center that has sickened 354 people in 19 states and killed 25. In Maryland, 20 people have...
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