By Sebastian Rotella and Sebastian Rotella,Tribune Newspapers | December 26, 2009
WASHINGTON - -In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger attempted to ignite an incendiary device Friday aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit as the plane began its approach for landing, federal officials said. The plane landed safely shortly before noon. The suspected would-be bomber suffered burns as the result of his attempt, and two of the other 277 passengers reported minor injuries, authorities said. FBI agents were investigating the incident, which a White House official said was thought to be an attempted act of terrorism.
By Kelly Brewington | | November 21, 2009
Mary Ivey didn't have a family history of breast cancer or a genetic mutation putting her at high risk for the disease. At 37, she was too young for an annual mammogram. But one day in March, she did a routine self-exam, as her doctor had instructed her, just in case. She found a marble-sized lump in her left breast. It was cancer. Now, Ivey bristles at a federal panel's new guidelines that say women shouldn't bother formally examining their breasts because the self-exam - emphasized as a key health tool for so many years - shows no evidence of saving lives.
By Sarah Longwell | November 4, 2009
A proposal from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to require ignition interlocks for all drunk-driving offenders in Maryland has received a lot of support lately, including in this newspaper. At first glance it might seem like a good way to get drunks off the road, but there is an important argument to be made against the mandatory use of these devices in the cars of all offenders. Ignition interlocks are in-car Breathalyzers that prevent a vehicle from starting if its driver's breath registers above a pre-set blood-alcohol concentration limit.
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2009
Creative types are everywhere at Ignite Baltimore, an event that features speakers giving five-minute presentations on eclectic topics. As 250 folks gathered at the Walters Art Museum for the most recent Ignite Baltimore, we "Glimpsed" an artfully dressed Katie McDonough Kutil. The 28-year-old co-owner of Chelle Paperie near Ruxton is a custom stationery and invitation designer. She describes her style as "creative with no fuss - super-simple pieces with fun details." And many of those details she creates herself.
October 26, 2009
All Baltimore mourned the death of a 20-year-old Johns Hopkins University student recently struck and killed by a truck witnesses saw driven erratically earlier in the day. The sadness is likely to turn to outrage at the news that police have charged a man with a long history of drunken-driving convictions in the incident. The death of Miriam Frankl need not be in vain if it spurs lawmakers to make it far more difficult for intoxicated drivers to get behind the wheel. The campaign against drunken driving has taken many forms, from lowering blood-alcohol levels to funding sobriety checkpoints.
July 26, 2009
Frederick Co. woman killed in head-on crash 1 A 51-year-old Frederick County woman was killed in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon on Route 26 at Old Liberty Road, state police said. Police said Patricia Marie Ryan was killed when the car she was driving east on Route 26 crossed the center line and collided with a pickup truck, causing the truck to overturn. Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, Alfonso Contreras Balderas, 32, of Frederick County and two passengers were taken to Washington County Hospital, where they were treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes, | June 25, 2009
Ignite Baltimore, a free networking event that features an eclectic mix of speakers giving rapid-fire slide-show presentations, has grown so popular that it will be moving from a quirky club in the city's Station North neighborhood to the Walters Art Museum later this year. The event will hold its third series of presentations tonight at Windup Space, at 12 W. North Ave., where it got its start last year. Mike Subelsky, a co-organizer, said the venue can hold about 300 people, but its popularity has meant having to keep a waiting list.
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay, | April 14, 2009
Two state agencies have launched investigations of a Northwest Baltimore salon where a woman was badly burned Saturday after a bowl of heated acetone ignited while she was having her artificial nails removed. The action by Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the state Board of Cosmetologists comes two days after Niquita Andrews, 35, was burned at the Nail Studio in the 5400 block of Reisterstown Road. The Owings Mills woman had been soaking her hands in a small machine that heated acetone when the flammable chemical ignited, said Kevin Cartwright, a Baltimore fire spokesman.
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg, | February 18, 2009
CLEMSON, S.C. - Rarely in basketball does one play perfectly illustrate just how far apart two teams are in talent and execution. But two minutes into the second half of Clemson's 93-64 thumping of Maryland last night at Littlejohn Coliseum, Tigers forward Trevor Booker did exactly that. Clemson was beginning to pull away from the Terps after a competitive first half and was on its way to handing Maryland its worst defeat in the series, but no one could have predicted what was about to unfold.
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