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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
Four Maryland hospitals are offering free hepatitis C testing to at least 1,750 patients who may have been exposed to the viral disease by a traveling medical technician, as state officials launch a broad regulatory review in response to the case. The testing and review follow the arrest of David Matthew Kwiatkowski in New Hampshire last month. Authorities say he injected himself with stolen narcotics-filled syringes while working at a hospital there and left the contaminated needles to be re-used by unwitting staff in patients, infecting at least 30 people.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University, said the disease is easily treated. What is hand, foot and mouth disease? Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common, self-limited viral infection typically affecting children ages 2 to 10 years old. What are the symptoms?
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By Meredith Cohn | September 17, 2012
Spraying to control mosquitoes in Baltimore County's Pikesville neighborhoods has been postponed until next week, health officials said. The state Department of Agriculture will spray Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in parts of Pikesville. Spraying in Catonsville will be Sept. 19 and 26.  Spraying will begin after 7:30 p.m. each evening.(More information and maps can be found at the county health department website .) Agriculture officials recommend residents and their pets stay inside as not to come in direct contact with the spray, Biomist 30-30.
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By Meredith Cohn | September 17, 2012
Spraying to control mosquitoes in Baltimore County's Pikesville neighborhoods has been postponed until next week, health officials said. The state Department of Agriculture will spray Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in parts of Pikesville. Spraying in Catonsville will be Sept. 19 and 26.  Spraying will begin after 7:30 p.m. each evening.(More information and maps can be found at the county health department website .) Agriculture officials recommend residents and their pets stay inside as not to come in direct contact with the spray, Biomist 30-30.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University, said the disease is easily treated. What is hand, foot and mouth disease? Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common, self-limited viral infection typically affecting children ages 2 to 10 years old. What are the symptoms?
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2000
Attendance at the first of three school board candidate hearings has generated criticism about the effectiveness of the county's school board selection process. The hearing, sponsored by the School Board Nominating Convention Committee, drew about 50 people to Annapolis Senior High School on Thursday. "It's no surprise to me that by the time the evening was over there were less than 40 people in attendance from the entire county," said Thomas H. Frank, a delegate from Arundel High School to the School Board Nominating Convention.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 29, 1996
LIMA, Peru -- Marxist rebels released the ambassadors of the Dominican Republic and Malaysia and 18 other hostages yesterday after a Peruvian Cabinet official entered the residence of the Japanese ambassador in what appeared to be the first direct contact between the rebels and the government.Dressed in business suits and looking surprisingly refreshed and composed, the freed hostages hugged one another as they left the residence, then waved to other hostages who watched from second-floor windows.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporter | January 13, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest of Maryland hand-delivered a letter to President Bush yesterday asking that the U.S. open direct talks with Iran and Syria to help quell the violence in Iraq. The Eastern Shore Republican was at the White House for the signing of a fisheries bill when he gave the letter to Bush. The congressman's office later issued a news release about it. "An increase in American troop levels alone cannot resolve this conflict," Gilchrest wrote. "A positive outcome in Iraq requires regional cooperation and positive engagement from all neighboring states."
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By Laura King and Kim Murphy and Laura King and Kim Murphy,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 4, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iranian diplomat seized in Iraq two months ago has been freed, the Iraqi government said yesterday. The envoy was welcomed by senior Iranian officials at the airport in Tehran, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported. British Prime Minister Tony Blair's office later announced it has held "direct contacts" with Ali Larijani, Iran's chief international negotiator, to help end the diplomatic standoff over 15 British sailors and marines being held for alleged violations of Iran's territorial waters.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2004
After riding silently on our scalps for thousands of years, human head lice have finally begun to speak. Genetic evidence teased from the DNA of Pediculus humanus suggests that modern man caught one variety of the itchy pest during an encounter with one of our archaic cousins - possibly Homo erectus, who died out in Asia a short time later, at least 25,000 years ago. Scientists say the findings are the first evidence of direct contact between our own...
HEALTH
Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
Four Maryland hospitals are offering free hepatitis C testing to at least 1,750 patients who may have been exposed to the viral disease by a traveling medical technician, as state officials launch a broad regulatory review in response to the case. The testing and review follow the arrest of David Matthew Kwiatkowski in New Hampshire last month. Authorities say he injected himself with stolen narcotics-filled syringes while working at a hospital there and left the contaminated needles to be re-used by unwitting staff in patients, infecting at least 30 people.
NEWS
By Laura King and Kim Murphy and Laura King and Kim Murphy,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 4, 2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iranian diplomat seized in Iraq two months ago has been freed, the Iraqi government said yesterday. The envoy was welcomed by senior Iranian officials at the airport in Tehran, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported. British Prime Minister Tony Blair's office later announced it has held "direct contacts" with Ali Larijani, Iran's chief international negotiator, to help end the diplomatic standoff over 15 British sailors and marines being held for alleged violations of Iran's territorial waters.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporter | January 13, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest of Maryland hand-delivered a letter to President Bush yesterday asking that the U.S. open direct talks with Iran and Syria to help quell the violence in Iraq. The Eastern Shore Republican was at the White House for the signing of a fisheries bill when he gave the letter to Bush. The congressman's office later issued a news release about it. "An increase in American troop levels alone cannot resolve this conflict," Gilchrest wrote. "A positive outcome in Iraq requires regional cooperation and positive engagement from all neighboring states."
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2004
After riding silently on our scalps for thousands of years, human head lice have finally begun to speak. Genetic evidence teased from the DNA of Pediculus humanus suggests that modern man caught one variety of the itchy pest during an encounter with one of our archaic cousins - possibly Homo erectus, who died out in Asia a short time later, at least 25,000 years ago. Scientists say the findings are the first evidence of direct contact between our own...
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2000
Attendance at the first of three school board candidate hearings has generated criticism about the effectiveness of the county's school board selection process. The hearing, sponsored by the School Board Nominating Convention Committee, drew about 50 people to Annapolis Senior High School on Thursday. "It's no surprise to me that by the time the evening was over there were less than 40 people in attendance from the entire county," said Thomas H. Frank, a delegate from Arundel High School to the School Board Nominating Convention.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 29, 1996
LIMA, Peru -- Marxist rebels released the ambassadors of the Dominican Republic and Malaysia and 18 other hostages yesterday after a Peruvian Cabinet official entered the residence of the Japanese ambassador in what appeared to be the first direct contact between the rebels and the government.Dressed in business suits and looking surprisingly refreshed and composed, the freed hostages hugged one another as they left the residence, then waved to other hostages who watched from second-floor windows.
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By Chicago Tribune | July 7, 1991
TUCUME, Peru -- A giant sting ray haunts the sacred mountain, and witch doctors high on hallucinogens reign.Spirits move as shadows in the night. A curse is cast; a deadrooster is hung from a pole, and a dog is slaughtered.Buzzards circle overhead. The heat is punishing. The place is called El Purgatorio, and it's just outside this impoverished village of dirt streets and adobe shacks.Thor Heyerdahl has come to unlock its secrets. Tanned, fit, white hair neatly combed and blue eyes clear and direct, the Norwegian explorer, 76,, who was made famous by his Kon-Tiki voyage 44 years ago, has calmed the spirits and befriended the witch doctors in an effort to excavate the largest complex of pyramids in the Americas.
NEWS
February 24, 2007
An Arnold waterway has been reopened after a 17,500-gallon wastewater spill last week, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health said yesterday. Test results show Deep Creek's water is acceptable for direct contact and recreational use, according to state and federal standards. The ice storm on Valentine's Day knocked out power to much of Anne Arundel County, including the Bay Hills Pumping Station. It overflowed, sending the raw sewage into the creek.
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