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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,sun reporter | July 25, 2007
The basement of West Baltimore's Union Baptist Church used to be storage space, but now it's filled with flat-screen monitors and Dell PCs loaded with programs like Microsoft Word. With financial help from a nonprofit group and a local hospital, members of the church at 1219 Druid Hill Ave. have created their own tech-savvy oasis. The Harvey Johnson Neighborhood CyberCentre, which opened for use yesterday, will fill an important and sometimes overlooked need for the community that surrounds the church, organizers said.
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NEWS
July 14, 2007
Mary S. Tawney, a homemaker and longtime hospital volunteer, died Monday of an aneurysm at Sinai Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 85. Mary Sharp was born and raised in Philadelphia. She graduated in 1940 from Abington High School in Abington, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1944. She managed the gift shop for many years at Maryland General Hospital and later volunteered in the blood testing unit at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and the Red Cross.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2007
Acquisitions Phillips Edison & Co., a retail real estate management and development company, purchased Powell Villa, a community shopping center in Portland, Ore. Awards Imre Communications was named Best in Show in the Public Relations Society of America's Best in Maryland competition for its work for Travelers Insurance. Community Health Charities presented Donald P. McPherson III, an attorney with DLA Piper Rudnick, with the 2007 Joseph Forni Award, and Jan Thompson, president of the Maryland chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, was named Volunteer of the Year.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | April 15, 2007
Dr. Michael Kevin Finegan, a retired Maryland General Hospital surgeon who also worked for the Social Security Administration, died of multiple myeloma Wednesday at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. The Roland Park resident was 81. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he studied at boarding school, Newbridge College in Kildare, where he entertained thoughts of playing rugby professionally. He attended University College Dublin and received his medical education at the National University of Ireland, where he was a rugby team captain.
NEWS
January 24, 2007
City hospitals would share staff in disaster Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon will announce a partnership with 11 city hospitals today that would permit the sharing of staff and supplies in the case of a terrorist attack or other public health catastrophe, city officials said yesterday. The written agreement, which covers the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland General Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center, among others, establishes procedures for transferring patients, dealing with expenses and managing insurance claims that could take place after an attack.
NEWS
December 15, 2006
Dr. Kenrad Nelson, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been elected a Fellow in the Section on Medical Sciences by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Hopkins professors Michael Aaron Edidin and Dr. Bert Vogelstein were also elected fellows in the AAAS Medical Sciences Section. Nelson was honored for his work on the epidemiology of virus-induced disease, particularly hepatitis and AIDS in Thailand. Edidin, a professor in the Krieger School's biology department and a pathologist in the school of medicine, was honored for his studies leading to understanding of the mobility of membrane proteins, an important factor in immune responses.
NEWS
July 9, 2006
On Saturday, July 1, 2006 SUE HARLLEE LAWRENCE of Towson, MD beloved daughter of the late John Paul and Sadie Wilson Lawrence and devoted sister of the late John Paul Lawrence, Jr. Also survived by her many faithful friends at Edenwald and Grace United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service will be held in the Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 on Monday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Grace United Methodist Church or the Maryland General Hospital, Memorial Gifts, 827 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201.
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By RICHARD IRWIN and RICHARD IRWIN,SUN REPORTER | June 12, 2006
Three men were fatally shot in separate and apparently unrelated incidents in Baltimore over the weekend, the latest of them about 11 o'clock last night, city police said. Little information was available on the most recent slaying, near Calhoun and Presstman streets on the west side. The victim died at Maryland General Hospital a short time later, police said. About 11 p.m. Saturday, Antonio Alford, 22, of the 1800 block of N. Bentalou St. was found shot in the head in an apartment building in the 5500 block of Haddon Ave. and died about 45 minutes later at Sinai Hospital.
NEWS
April 12, 2006
Lakesha Walton, Chesapeake SPORT Track and field GIRLS STATS -- A sprinter, Walton competes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as the 400 and 800-meter relays. She also does the long jump and is a shooting guard on the basketball team. SIDELINES -- An honorable mention Maryland Distinguished Scholar, the senior plans to become a nurse. She has received her Certified Nursing Assistant's license after taking classes at Sollers Technical High School and now works as a patient care technician at Maryland General Hospital.
NEWS
March 4, 2006
Nellie B. Brady, a retired registered nurse who had worked at several area hospitals, died of a heart attack Feb. 24 at her Towson home. She was 81. She was born Nellie Buck in Baltimore and raised in Guilford. She was a 1943 graduate of Eastern High School and earned her nursing degree in 1946 from Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing. While at the school of nursing, she met her future husband, Dr. Frank J. Brady, who was completing a rotating internship at the hospital. They were married in 1946.
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