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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun reporter | March 16, 2007
You might think reaching for that cup of coffee or cigarette is a simple decision. But scientists believe the way we act to satisfy cravings involves a little-understood automated response - one we have no control over - and researchers in Baltimore are using brain scans to unlock its secrets. "If there's an automated component to craving, we really want to understand how it works," says Elliot Stein, director of the neuroimaging lab at the Bayview campus of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in East Baltimore.
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By Newsday | June 3, 1993
NEW YORK -- Bleach is not nearly as effective in killing the AIDS virus on shared needles as drug addicts have been taught, federal researchers have decided.And for the first time, federal officials suggest that addicts should have easier access to clean needles over the counter or in needle exchanges, said Dr. Harry Haverkos of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.The conclusion -- reached in February but just now making its way to many front-line groups who work with addicts -- is a blow to conventional AIDS outreach among drug users and a boost for more controversial efforts to provide new, sterile needles.
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By Sue Miller and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | November 22, 1991
"It's a disaster . . . I saw whole families infected with AIDS . . . I saw children, 12-year-olds, shooting up . . . I saw 16-year-old women prostituting to get money for their drug habit."With those words, Dr. Neil Solomon voiced his reaction to the infamous "Needle Park" in the center of Switzerland's largest city, Zurich. The park was created as a haven to provide drug addicts with clean needles to prevent the spread of AIDS, but has become Europe's drug supermarket and, because of that, is expected to be closed early next year.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | March 28, 2008
When friends recalled Marshall Shure yesterday, they compared him to Matlock, a folksy, down-home attorney who could lull people into thinking he was their friend while he was tearing their testimony apart. He could equally play the part of father confessor and social worker. Mr. Shure, an assistant state's attorney who prosecuted vagrancy, car theft, spouse beating and drug possession cases in Baltimore's neighborhood courts - mostly in the Southern District - died of lung cancer Wednesday at the Levindale Hebrew Center and Hospital.
EXPLORE
February 5, 2013
OK news media, every story has two sides. We have seen what convicted felons, mentally disturbed and drug addicts can do with their guns, which are stolen and unregistered to say the least. Two laws broken right there! Now, let's hear from those hundreds of legal gun owners who are alive and well today because they were armed and ready when violence entered their lives.   Over 60 million people in this country own firearms legally. Positive thinking, intelligent, hard working citizens living within their rights.
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By John B. O'Donnell and John B. O'Donnell,Washington Bureau of The Sun | February 4, 1995
WASHINGTON -- A move by House Republicans to make major changes in Social Security's disability program took on a more bipartisan tone this week as Maryland Democrats called for a range of changes in the $65 billion aid plan.Acknowledging that there is "fraud and abuse" in the program, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Baltimore Democrat, asked the Senate Finance Committee to hold hearings on the program while some of her Maryland colleagues in the House -- both Democrats and Republicans -- urged various reforms.
FEATURES
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2000
Noticeably absent from Wednesday night's premiere of the Baltimore-based HBO miniseries, "The Corner," was Mayor Martin O'Malley. Although he sent his chief of staff, O'Malley acknowledged yesterday that he has avoided any relationship to the gripping, six-part movie depicting the desperate world of Baltimore drug addicts. O'Malley yesterday commended David Simon and Edward Burns of Baltimore, who wrote "The Corner," the book upon which the movie is based, but added that he doesn't think promoting the city's drug-addiction problem to the rest of the nation is in its best interest.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
In "The Wire,"Lester Freamon famously said, "You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, and you don't know where the [bleep] it's gonna take you. " Well, it's apparently taking folks to Martha's Vineyard for a chichi Obama campaign fundraiser. To raise some cheddar for Obama, National Journal reports via the Sunlight Foundation's Party Time blog that his campaign is throwing a little street party, Baltimore-style. Except that it's on the beach, in one of the country's most elite zip codes and at the private home of not junkies or cops or even dock workers -- but socialites.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2002
A new public residential drug treatment center opened yesterday in Northwest Baltimore - the first new facility in 30 years - and city officials hope it will create more bed space for addicts wishing to become clean. The facility at 4615 Park Heights Ave. will hold 135 people. It will be run by Gaudenzia Inc., a 34-year-old company that has more than 40 treatment sites throughout Pennsylvania. The facility will offer outpatient and residential programs for substance-abuse treatment, as well as prevention and education.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
A tweet linking to an offensive joke came from the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office early Monday morning, and was taken down with a few hours. "We are investigating it. I don't know if it was a hack, I don't know what it is," said Lt. Col. Rick Tabor, the second in command to Sheriff Ron Bateman. Reb Orrell, who said he works part-time for the sheriff's office, told The Baltimore Sun he accidentally shared the American White History Month photo that contained the statement.
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