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HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | February 8, 2012
Fifteen local health departments, community health centers and other safety net providers will share $1.1 million in grants from the state to provide more care to needy populations. The grants will focus on reducing infant mortality rates, expanding dental care to children, boosting primary care capacity, integrating behavior health in the community and investing in health information technology. The grants focused on programs that would help reduce disparities in minority health and give extra help to providers who will see more patients under federal health care reform, according to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown , who announced the grants from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission . “The CHRC grants will provide resources to local communities to improve health outcomes, support safety net providers, and provide critical care to our most vulnerable citizens,” said Brown, the governor's point person on health care, in a statement.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
Maroon 5 and the rapper Wiz Khalifa will headline this year's Preakness Infield May 19 at Pimlico Race Track, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday morning. It's the fourth year the Infield has hosted marquee performers as part of the InfieldFEST, an alternative to the bring-your-own-beer mayhem of the past that combines music, bikini contests, volleyball games and other events. The selection of the five-piece band Maroon 5, known for its brand of highly polished commercial pop, is in line with the family-friendly acts that headlined last year - the R&B singer Bruno Mars, and the adult contemporary big shots, Train.
EXPLORE
SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | December 27, 2011
Timed to coincide with its 20th anniversary in 2011, the Harford Land Trust recently announced the launch of its three-year Campaign to Preserve Our Lands, which is designed to increase awareness and raise funds to further land preservation in Harford County. The goal is to raise $250,000 for its various land preservation initiatives, the Harford Land Trust said in a news release. While the campaign was officially launched at HLT's annual meeting in March 2011, the initial phase of the campaign solicited donations exclusively from current members and past donors, Harry Webster, president of the nonprofit's board of directors, said in the release.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
I have had my disagreements with Keith Olbermann the last few years, but I have been watching in admiration lately as night after night he's covered the Occupy protest movement like no one else in the media. I am surprised that he has not received more praise for getting to this major story before anyone else and understanding the massive sociology of it better than anyone yet. Olbermann understands that Occupy Wall Street is an eruption of the pain millions of Americans are feeling.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2010
Baltimore's revitalized waterfront draws millions of visitors a year, but could it ever be a place where people actually take a dip? Or catch fish? That's the vision of a local group that wants to make Baltimore's harbor swimmable and fishable within a decade. The Waterfront Partnership, a nonprofit group funded by a tax surcharge on commercial properties along the harbor, plans to unveil its proposal this week for "floating wetlands" that filter and oxygenate polluted water and other projects from installing urns for cigarette butts to adding trees and native plants.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | December 15, 2009
The annual solicitation letter from Santa Claus Anonymous arrived in the mail the other day, with its trademark depiction of a classic Santa with his hat pulled over his eyes. The iconic drawing, of course, suggests a fundamental tenet of the 75-year-old organization – poor children who receive holiday gifts never need know they came from charity. Nor do donors need know the names of the children who benefit from their contributions; they merely trust that Santa Claus Anonymous delivers as promised.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | February 26, 2009
Walter Leroy "Lee" Gordon, the lead singer with the Bleu Lights, died of heart disease Feb. 18 at Sinai Hospital. The West Baltimore resident, who was also a retired auto technician, was 71. Born in Baltimore and raised on Lauretta Avenue, he attended Frederick Douglass High School. He joined the Air Force and was stationed in French Morocco in the 1950s. Over the years, Mr. Gordon worked for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., Maryland Drydock & Shipbuilding Co., Bethlehem Steel Corp., the Read Drug and Chemical Warehouse, Sheppard-Pratt Hospital and the city of Baltimore, where he was a certified auto technician at its Calvert Heights garage.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Josh Mitchell and Tanika White and Josh Mitchell,Sun Reporters | May 10, 2008
As Myanmar's military government has thwarted international efforts to deliver aid to thousands of people affected by last week's cyclone, Baltimore-based organizations are raising money to help victims and waiting to see if partner organizations will be able to gain entry into the devastated country. The political hindrance "adds a level of frustration" for aid workers, said Paul Rebman, director of disaster response for Baltimore-based World Relief. The aid group has partnered with five other organizations, two of which already had staff on the ground in Myanmar - a fact that helped to ease their assistance efforts, Rebman said.
NEWS
By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,Sun reporter | October 28, 2007
Not even steady rain and 700 miles could come between Brian Silver and a chance to race Lance Armstrong. Silver, along with seven of his family members, traveled from Chicago to Columbia to join in a 5-kilometer race yesterday to support the organization that helped his family through his brother's fight with cancer. Continuous early-morning showers didn't stop hundreds of runners, bikers, cancer survivors -- and Armstrong -- from supporting the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults race, part of a weekend-long event that brought in more than $500,000 for the organization.
NEWS
By Joanna F. Smiley and Joanna F. Smiley,Special to the Sun | June 1, 2007
Four years ago, Kurt Clodfelter's legs gave out while he was mincing onions in his restaurant. Next thing he knew, the room swallowed him up and - smack - his 230-pound body hit the floor. Three months later, he learned why: he had relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis - a well-known diagnosis but one long considered, in his words, "a chick's disease" because it strikes three women for every man it devastates. The degenerative neurological condition, which affects 400,000 Americans and up to 2.5 million worldwide, can produce a wide variety of symptoms.
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