September 7, 1998
Dr. Robert J. Huebner,84, who discovered that viruses play a role in causing certain cancers, died in Coatesville, Pa., Aug. 26 of pneumonia after a 16-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.Dr. Huebner spent nearly two decades as chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.He is credited with stimulating cancer research in the late 1960s and 1970s with his prediction that viruses would be linked to certain cancers in humans -- a belief contrary to medical wisdom at the time.
April 15, 1997
Michael Dorris,52, an adoptive parent of children with fetal alcohol syndrome and author of a prize-winning book on the subject, died Thursday or Friday in Concord, N.H., a family friend said.The Concord Monitor reported that Mr. Dorris was found Friday in a Concord motel room. Police said the death appeared to have been a suicide. The newspaper said he apparently suffocated himself using a plastic bag.Mr. Dorris won a National Book Critics Circle award in 1989 in the nonfiction category for "The Broken Cord," a first-person account of how fetal alcohol syndrome affected his eldest son, Abel, who died.
October 4, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged yesterday that four Connecticut residents illegally traded on inside information about a pending research agreement between Gaithersburg-based MedImmune Inc. and Merck & Co. Inc.According to the SEC, Robert J. Young of Old Saybrook learned in June 1991 that Merck and MedImmune were considering a joint venture to develop a vaccine for the human immunodeficiency virus, the SEC alleged. Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., is one of the nation's largest drug manufacturers.
March 16, 2003
For 20 years after his military service in Vietnam ended in 1968, Morgan Monceaux roamed the country working odd jobs -- short-order cook, gas-station attendant, janitor. When he got bored, he'd pick up and move to the next place. He wandered from Washing-ton state to Florida and to points in between. He hitched rides and slept wherever he could lay his head. He dug meals out of dumpsters; for a while he was homeless. Then in 1990, when he was 43, he began to paint. He was living in an abandoned building in the South Bronx in New York City.
December 14, 2003
Longtime educator slain in apparent murder-suicide Earl Jacob Lightcap, 75, a longtime principal of Edgewood High School and former assistant superintendent of Harford County schools, was found slain at his home in Long Bar Harbor on Tuesday, police said. Police suspect that David Allen Johnston, 22, was the killer, said Harford sheriff's spokesman Edward Hopkins. Johnston was found dead in the Bush River on Wednesday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. A rifle -- thought to be one missing from Lightcap's house -- was found in the river off Long Bar Harbor, Hopkins said.
May 2, 1991
Maryland's Assateague Island has made a University of Maryland geologist's list of the top 10 beaches in the Northeastern United States -- but just barely.Thanks mainly to its clean water and wild isolation, the Assateague Island National Seashore ranked 10th on the list compiled by Stephen Leatherman, director of UM's Laboratory for Coastal Research and an internationally recognized expert on coastal erosion and geology.Assateague was outclassed by beaches at East Hampton (first) and Westhampton Beach (second)
January 5, 1992
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sea World of Florida will use the latest in theme-park technology in 1992 to open a ride that will take guests on a simulated journey through the ocean's depths.The multimillion-dollar ride will use a flight simulator -- like that used to train pilots -- to rock guests as they view a film exploring the seas.The simulator, now under construction, will be the first ride ever installed at Sea World -- an attraction better known for its killer whales, sharks, dolphins and eels.
August 1, 1994
LeBaron S. Willard Jr., a retired Commercial Credit Co. executive, died Tuesday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. The longtime Cross Keys resident was 85.Mr. Willard began his career in 1940 in Boston as New England representative of the company and later returned to his native New York City. In 1963, he was promoted to vice president and moved to Baltimore, later becoming chairman of the board before retiring in 1973.Thomas McCausland, an associate at Commercial Credit, described him as "refined and gentle of manner, ever courteous and considerate of others, blessed with an easy sense of humor and ready wit."
August 6, 2000
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - To take the temperature of excess in the Hamptons this summer, join Jay Lieberman in the shower of the new 12,000-square-foot house that he hopes to sell for $8 million, preferably to someone who will pay cash. Lieberman, a builder, has taken a seat in the glassed-in shower stall of the "his" bathroom in the master bedroom. He proudly points to a shower head that is 10 inches in diameter and is capable of caressing the human body with 22 gallons of water per minute (about nine times the maximum flow allowed in New York state, but unlikely to result in any legal woes)
March 15, 2002
East Regional at MCI Center No. 7 North Carolina State (22-10) vs. No. 10 Michigan State (19-11) Time: 12:15 p.m. Conferences: North Carolina State, Atlantic Coast; Michigan State, Big Ten. Outlook: Of these teams, Michigan State has the greater momentum after winning five of its past six games, a run that has made the difference between playing today and playing in the National Invitation Tournament. N.C. State shot better than 60 percent in ACC tournament wins over Virginia and Maryland before getting blasted by Duke in the final.