May 5, 2014
Testing hospital patients on their ability to perform everyday tasks before they are released could go a long way to keeping them from returning to the hospital, new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests. Tasks such as moving from a bed to a chair, eating, using the toilet and communicating are uniformly assessed after patients go to rehabilitation facilities from hospitals, but function isn't always tested in a standardized way before they go. And Hopkins researchers found that low scores on a standardized test of the tasks was a good predictor of hospital readmission.
April 30, 2014
An article in the May 2, 1914 edition of The Argus reported an lawsuit after the accidental death of man. For the death of Diedrick Albers , who was killed July 30, 1913, by an electric shock while on the premises at the corner of Wilkens and Beechfield avenues, suit for $15,000 damages was brought Tuesday in the City Court by his widow and daughter. The suit is against the Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company, the Patapsco Electric and Manufacturing Company and Catherine Textor and William A. Smith , trustees of the estate of the late Anton Textor , to whom the property belonged.
April 24, 2014
The Orioles play the Toronto Blue Jays in their 21st game of the season tonight at Rogers Centre. Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is scheduled to pitch against Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison, and first pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. How does this year's squad stack up through 20 games against successful Orioles teams of the past? With high expectations this season, we'll try to track how the club is performing periodically compared to previous years when they made the playoffs.
April 22, 2014
Red Emma's has been open for a decade - a relatively short time in a city full of history - but as one of the first organizations of its kind in Baltimore, it has the feeling of an institution. Named after early 20th century radical and Ukrainian immigrant Emma Goldman, or "Red Emma" as she was dubbed by the media, Red Emma's is a collectively owned, politically "radical" bookstore cafe - a gathering spot for like-minded thinkers but also a cafe serving well-executed, straightforward vegetarian sandwiches and snacks.
April 8, 2014
William Maughlin and "Downtown" Kevin Brown want you to have a good time and good food in Station North , a community they love. The duo behind the much-adored Station North Arts Cafe Gallery are following up that success with a second restaurant, Nancy by SNAC (as in Station North Arts Cafe), which opened last fall. Plans for a third Station North spot, a barbecue joint, are already in the works. Nancy is named for Nancy Haragan , the late founder of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance . Given the arts connection, its location - within the Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Studio Center on North Avenue - is an appropriate one. Nancy by SNAC is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks every weekday but for dinner only on Fridays.
March 27, 2014
A look at how each of the Orioles' projected five starters performed in specific pitch counts last season and in his career, as well as an observation on each pitcher from one major league scout who covers the club. RHP Chris Tillman 2013 Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 75 20 4 1 4 - - .267 1-0 count 55 15 4 0 3 - - .273 2-0 count 13 7 2 0 3 - - .538 3-0 count 2 1 0 0 1 - 8 .500 0-1 count 59 14 4 0 1 - - .237 1-1 count 57 29 4 0 5 - - .509 2-1 count 49 13 5 0 2 - - .265 3-1 count 18 5 0 0 3 - 23 .278 0-2 count 60 10 2 0 0 26 - .167 1-2 count 160 26 7 2 4 73 - .163 2-2 count 133 21 3 0 4 53 - .158 3-2 count 83 23 2 0 3 27 37 .277 Career Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 164 52 10 1 14 - - .317 1-0 count 144 43 14 0 7 - - ...