April 18, 1994
"You know, this 'chaos' idea makes sense," a seminar participant began, politely enough, upon collaring me at a break, "but I'm not sure the average person is up to it. We need some stability.""Crazy times call for crazy organizations," I'm fond of saying. The personal implications are daunting, as job security becomes a distant memory and even newly acquired skills turn out to have a half-life of just a few years.But the fact is, I agree with the seminar participant. Not only that, I freely admit that I hate change.
August 6, 1993
A 15-year-old Anne Arundel County boy using lantern fluid to treat his poison ivy was critically injured yesterday when the fumes ignited, burning him and his Brooklyn Park home.Joseph Lickman, who lives in the rowhouse in the 200 block of Southerly Road, about one mile from the city line, suffered first- and second-degree burns over 85 percent of his body.He was flown by Maryland State Police MedEvac helicopter to the burn unit at Francis Scott Key Medical Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in critical condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.
May 23, 2012
Right-hander Jason Hammel had fluid drained from his sore right knee this week and says he believes he is improving - certainly enough to make Friday's scheduled start and stay on the active roster. "I really feel like just getting me out there every fifth day is going to help the team," said Hammel, who is 5-1 with a 3.12 ERA. "Obviously, I don't want to kill the [bullpen], but I think missing me for a couple of weeks right now is probably not in the best interest of myself or the team.
July 6, 2003
Avast, mateys! That was a heckuva hullabaloo thrown aboard the USS Constellation last weekend. We're talking about the fund-raiser that Baltimore's wacky performance-art group Fluid Movement threw. This is the group that has made Baltimore history by putting on all those zany swim shows in the Patter-son Park pool. This year, Fluid Movement changed venues to the Constel-lation, where it performed "Go-Go Pirate Show," a rather loose interpretation of Treasure Is-land set to a '60s go-go theme.
October 18, 1990
Three months ago, Susan Gordon, a two-pack-a-day cigarette smoker, was given a harsh diagnosis -- lung cancer. But, last Friday, the Baltimore woman thought she was face-to-face with another villain -- heart attack.She couldn't seem to get her breath. She gasped and struggled. The little breathing she could manage was fast and shallow.Gordon didn't realize it at the time, but she was so sick she might have died right then and there, Dr. Andrew Ziskind, a University of Maryland Medical Center cardiologist, said yesterday.
March 9, 2005
NEW YORK - Former President Bill Clinton will undergo surgery this week to remove fluid and scar tissue from his chest cavity, a rare complication resulting from his heart bypass surgery six months ago, his doctors said yesterday. Clinton, 58, is scheduled for surgery tomorrow at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and is expected to remain hospitalized three to 10 days. "This is an elective process," Dr. Allan Schwartz, chief of the hospital's cardiology department, said at a news conference.