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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Maryland Department of Legislative ReferenceSun Staff Writer | July 2, 1995
At Jimmy's Restaurant in Fells Point, you can get breakfast all day, a $2.95 Virginia ham sandwich or a cold beer, but since late March you haven't been able to smoke.They've lost a few customers, said night manager Oscar Pate as he took a break from frying eggs, but "our client base is so large you don't really notice it." Personally, he finds the atmosphere "more wholesome."It's been three months since Maryland's landmark workplace smoking ban took effect, and state officials, anti-smoking activists and businesses say the adjustment has been mostly without incident.
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2012
It was the cellphone heard 'round the world. A bouncy marimba ring tone on an iPhone erupted during the final soft, almost unbearably poignant minutes of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 at a recent New York Philharmonic concert in Lincoln Center. Music director Alan Gilbert finally reached his tipping point. He stopped the orchestra and turned to face a seemingly oblivious patron. The man, speaking anonymously to The New York Times as "Patron X," later said he had put his newly acquired iPhone on silent but had no idea an alarm had been set on it. When the offending device finally stopped, the conductor tried again to bring Mahler's wrenching 80-minute symphony to a proper end. While cellphone nuisances are commonplace wherever people gather for plays, operas and concerts, they rarely lead to a drastic mid-performance suspension.
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | September 30, 1993
Attendance at clinics to help people stop smoking has shot up dramatically and growing numbers of low-income women have received free cancer screenings since the county started its Learn to Live cancer-prevention program in January.County officials, hailing the success of the program's first six months, said 180 residents have successfully completed the smoking-cessation clinics and nearly 300 women have received screenings for breast and cervical cancer.Doctors found abnormalities that now are being treated in 17 of those women.
November 14, 2011
About nine months into a regular commuting routine, and I've become familiar with what the radio traffic reporters call the "usual slow spots. " The main one for me, as it is for many folks reading this, is on I-95 from roughly White Marsh (but sometimes from as far up as Route 152) down to the 895 split. Daily I'll take in the traffic reports from the various stations programmed into the buttons on my car radio. Invariably, if the traffic scene in the greater Baltimore area is pretty fluid, the report is basic and includes some bad news for me and my brother and sister I-95 commuters: things are pretty clear except around the "usual slow spots.
July 5, 2009
Free newsletter/magazine Presented by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Learn to Live program, the newsletter "Building Blocks" discusses ADHD in young children and provides tips and resources to help child care providers and parents. Free copies of HIM (Health Ideas for Men) magazine are available at the Department of Jealth, J. Howard Beard Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. The magazine features articles on exercises that encourage fitness, eating healthy while dining out, quitting smoking and preventing skin cancer.
By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 24, 2002
AFTER YEARS OF dismal cancer statistics, county health officials are moving the fight against the disease into an unlikely place - the supermarket. About seven years ago, Maryland was among the three worst in the nation for cancer mortality, and the statistics for Anne Arundel County weren't much different from the state's, says Ruth Kershner, a program manager for the county Health Department. Those horrendous statistics are changing for the better - numbers from a few years ago show the state is ranked ninth nationally - as the county stresses prevention through diet with its Learn to Live program.
March 3, 1993
Of all the issues explored in this space, none is more important to Anne Arundel residents than their health, especially because cancer is such a terrible problem here. More than 700 countians die of the disease each year, a rate of 205 deaths per 100,000 people -- significantly higher than the rest of Maryland and the nation.A Johns Hopkins University study suggested several reasons for this, all related to lack of prevention leading specifically to breast and lung cancer, our leading killers.
October 7, 1997
Five teen-age outreach workers from the county Health Department spent the summer teaching youngsters about the dangers of tobacco.Using lessons, games and quizzes, the teens spoke to 2,033 Anne Arundel County children at 53 local camps and playgrounds.The "Smoking Stinks!" presentations were conducted by Teresa Addeo and Scott Leary of Riva, Beth Neuberger of Millersville and Brian and Lisa St. Louis of Gambrills.The program is part of the Health Department's Learn To Live cancer prevention campaign.
March 21, 2007
Health newsletter available online Learn to Live at Fifty-Plus, a newsletter from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, explores dietary supplements and provides tips for evaluating their benefits. It also examines low-fat diets, exercising without injury, smart ways to eat out and the dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke. There is also a list of community health resources. For a free copy, call the Learn To Live Line at 410-222-7979, or download the newsletter from the Department of Health Web site, www.aahealth.
By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 1996
DOZENS OF community organizations and many of our neighbors are taking part in Tobacco-Free Kids Week to encourage youngsters not to smoke or to give up the habit.The weeklong program, which begins today, is part of the Health Department's Learn To Live cancer-prevention campaign.The Boys and Girls Club of Pumphrey will hold a family day tomorrow at the Lloyd Keaser Center on Belle Grove Road, where members will present a program about the hazards of tobacco use.At North County High School, Evelyn Klass, the school nurse, and junior Eddie Engles have created a bulletin board showing the link between tobacco and disease.
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee , | December 2, 2009
Each Wednesday we'll bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is kicker Billy Cundiff, who has connected on six of seven field-goal attempts in two weeks with the Ravens, including the game-winner in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Cundiff broached the pressure of replacing a kicker in midseason, longevity in the NFL, and taking a joy ride with the Blue Angels. QUESTION: : Knowing the turmoil the Ravens have gone through with the departure of Matt Stover and the struggles of Steve Hauschka, does that put an enormous amount of pressure on you?
By Childs Walker and Childs Walker, | September 30, 2009
The newly admitted Johns Hopkins freshman discovered that he was the only member of this year's class from Arkansas. So he joined the university's Facebook site for recently enrolled students, where he mentioned often that he loves sweet tea. By the time he reached campus in late August, he had a first-night sipping date with three fellow tea lovers. For admissions counselor Daniel Creasy, that story sums up how social media have changed the way colleges recruit, enroll and orient new students.
August 2, 2009
Lead certificate requirement The Anne Arundel County Department of Health reminds parents that all children newly enrolled in county pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade are required to have a lead testing certificate. The certificate ensures that children living in high-risk areas are being tested for lead poisoning, which can cause young children to have difficulty learning, behavioral problems and developmental disabilities. High-risk ZIP codes in Anne Arundel are 20711, 20714, 20764, 20779, 21060, 21061, 21225, 21226, and 21402, because they have a greater proportion of older homes that may contain lead paint.
December 28, 2008
Trade has everything to do with America's economic dilemma, but officials from President-elect Barack Obama on down have had very little to say about the potentially devastating impact of a continuing trade deficit. Americans are borrowing and selling assets at a pace of about $400 billion a year to buy foreign oil and goods. U.S. foreign debt exceeds $6.5 trillion, and the debt service comes to about $2,000 a year for every working American. The deficit is caused by a combination of an overvalued dollar against the Chinese yuan, a dysfunctional national energy policy that increases U.S. dependence on foreign oil, and the competitive woes of the three domestic automakers.
By LEONARD PITTS JR | December 8, 2008
She says the only Jew she knew was Jesus. There were no Jews around her in Bad Toetz, the West German village where she was born. No one spoke about where they had gone or the war in which they disappeared, the war in which, she was told, her father died. She grew up incurious about him - she was a year old at the time of his death - but that changed the day her spiteful mother told her, "You are like your father and you will die like him." It turned out her father was a monster named Amon Goethe and he commanded Plaszow, a forced labor camp in Poland.
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