February 2, 2009
Man found stabbed in Southwest Baltimore dies A man was found stabbed in South Baltimore early yesterday and later died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, city police said. Baltimore police found the man at 6:54 a.m. in the 200 block of W. Dickman St., said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. The unidentified man was taken to Shock Trauma, where he died about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive for the killing. Nicole Fuller Fire destroys home in Fallston; no one hurt Fire destroyed a 12,000-square-foot home in Fallston late Saturday night while the residents were away, authorities said yesterday.
May 24, 1998
Quote: "I probably should be out shopping or doing work that needs to be done. But when I saw that we got [Mike Piazza], I wanted to come out and see his first game with the Mets." -- Mets fan Jack Sanchez.It's a fact: The paid attendance of 15,663 was the largest at Olympic Stadium since April 12, when the Cubs' Kerry Wood made his major-league debut.Who's hot: The Mets' Al Leiter lowered his ERA to a major-league-best 1.49 and has allowed just six runs and 24 hits in his past 35 1/3 innings.
September 13, 1993
Pitching coach Dick Bosman and Gregg Olson reported progress for the injured reliever yesterday, but manager Johnny Oates remains cautious about the possible return of the Orioles' closer."
April 20, 2003
Despite the overwhelming evidence for it, evolution generates more controversy today than it did in 1859, when Charles Darwin first dropped the bomb called The Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. The descendants of groups who objected then are still raging now, and on the same grounds: Evolution denies the existence of God, nullifies the Bible and handicaps man's potential. After all, how moral can we be if we're descended from monkeys?
February 8, 2009
Blue eyes are typically associated with beauty, or perhaps Frank Sinatra. But to University of Wisconsin anthropologist John Hawks, they represent an evolutionary mystery. For nearly all of human history, everyone in the world had brown eyes. Then, between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, the first blue-eyed baby was born somewhere near the Black Sea. For some reason, that baby's descendants gained a 5 percent evolutionary advantage over their brown-eyed competitors, and today the number of people with blue eyes tops half a billion.
June 3, 2011
Thank you very much for the editorial about my recent experience with police at the Inner Harbor ("Free Speech in the Inner Harbor," June 2). Just to be clear: My friends and I, all Baltimore citizens, were simply providing information to Inner Harbor visitors about the fact that eating meat violates an ethical principle in which almost all Americans believe — compassion toward animals. According to Gallup, 96 percent of Americans believe that animals should be legally protected from cruelty.
January 10, 1995
Is there any scientific basis for the familiar aphorism "like father, like son"? Apparently there's some truth to the observation that children resemble their parents in ways that involve more than just genes. Researchers in Israel recently have come up with an intriguing new twist on the ancient nature vs. nurture debate, one that may apply to a wide variety of situations, from nurturing musical talent in the very young to breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.Dr. Eva Jablonka of Tel Aviv University and Dr. Eytan Avital of the department of natural sciences at David Yelin Teacher's College in Jerusalem have proposed that many species, including humans, transmit characteristics from one generation to the next not simply by passing along their genes, but also by training their offspring to behave as they do so thoroughly that the behavior is passed down from generation to generation without any involvement of DNA, the complex genetic material in which inherited traits are encoded.
September 25, 1994
Sixty years ago, when The Evening Sun's H. L. Mencken covered the trial of John Scopes, a young teacher charged with violating Tennessee law by teaching evolution in the public schools, the idea that people were descended from ape-like creatures seemed novel, shocking, even sacrilegious. Darwin's pathbreaking "Origin of the Species" had been attacked as blasphemous by fundamentalists like William Jennings Bryan, the prosecutor in the Scopes trial, who interpreted the biblical account of Creation in Genesis as literally God's truth.
January 8, 2009
No dumbo celebs being celebrated here. Just dumbo regular folk. The black comedy The Darwin Awards is a 2006 film with Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder and Josh Charles that was inspired by the cult Web site of the same name, which chronicles "the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways." Endless sick humor at darwinawards.com. (9:35 p.m, Showtime) Feeding frenzy:: Tonight the folks at The Office get some good news, but they still find a way to make a mess of things.