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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
Two mental health experts, one for the defense, the other for the prosecution, provided dueling assessments Thursday of the sanity of a 60-year-old woman accused of killing her husband a year ago. The defense witness, Bethany Brand, a psychologist on the faculty of Towson University, said that while Mary C. Koontz "did not seem overly psychotic," she showed some psychotic symptoms, including three types of so-called disassociation disorders, as...
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SPORTS
By Matt Owings and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 1, 2014
North Carroll wide receiver Zack Sherman has made a name for himself across Carroll County through four weeks of football this fall. Week 2, the Panthers (4-0, 1-0 county) took down Williamsport thanks to four touchdowns on four receptions and a county-record 294 yards from Sherman. Since then, he's made his mark on defense, and special teams as well - kicking a 31-yard field goal against Smithsburg that was the difference-maker. Sherman is undecided about where he'll attend college next fall, but is interested in pursuing either mathematics or accounting as a potential major.
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FEATURES
By Medical Tribune News Service | March 3, 1992
A new study has tentatively answered a century-old question: does poverty cause mental illness, or does mental illness cause people to drift down the economic ladder?Depression appears to be a consequence, not a cause of poverty, according to a researcher at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.The stress of fighting discrimination as they battle their way up from poverty leaves formerly poor people more depressed and anti-social than their middle-class neighbors, said Bruce P. Dohrenwend, chief of the department of social psychiatry at the psychiatric institute.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The state's Mental Hygiene Administration didn't have adequate procedures to ensure consumers given care were eligible, according to audit by the Department of Legislative Services during fiscal 2013. The state funds in question totaled $16.4 million. The total budget that year was $788 million when federal funds were counted. The audit also found reviews weren't done in a timely manner by an accounting firm hired to monitor some of the agency's fiscal functions, with some reviews taking up to an extra 21 months.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Staff Writer | January 15, 1994
The state law that requires insurance companies to offer greater coverage for mental illnesses has been suspended again, less than 24 hours after a Baltimore Circuit Court judge lifted an injunction that had kept it from going into effect.Yesterday, Chief Judge Alan M. Wilner of the Court of Special Appeals granted a new injunction against the law, pending a hearing Monday in his court.The law requiring insurers to offer mental illness benefits comparable to those for other illnesses was to have become effective Jan. 1. Lawyers for insurers and a policyholder filed suit Dec. 28, claiming the law was vague.
NEWS
By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | November 5, 2009
A state employee labor union has proposed slimming down operations at the Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center to save the Chestertown facility from being closed because of budget cuts. Gov. Martin O'Malley said he would review the proposal from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, but that any decisions would be made in the context of $300 million in budget cuts that are expected later this month. O'Malley, a Democrat, had proposed shuttering the state-run psychiatric hospital in a previous round of budget cuts.
NEWS
By McClatchy-Tribune | February 14, 2008
BAGHDAD -- A Baghdad mental hospital administrator has been arrested on suspicion of supplying mental patients to insurgents for use in suicide bombings, a U.S. military spokesman said yesterday. The interim administrator at al-Rashad psychiatric hospital was arrested Sunday and is being questioned in U.S. custody, said the spokesman, Rear Adm. Greg Smith. The arrest was part of the probe into double suicide bombings Feb. 1 in Baghdad, which claimed at least 99 lives and was the worst such attack in the capital in nine months.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | December 28, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Out of the shadowy past of mental hospitals, when all-but-forgotten patients lived an almost brutish existence, comes a modern sequel that is slowly moving toward national prominence.For 17 years, two law partners in a small Indiana firm have been trying to win millions of dollars in wages for mental patients who were in state hospitals there -- patients who were forced, allegedly under threat, to work for nothing at the most menial tasks done in those facilities.The case has just reached the U.S. Supreme Court, posing a major test of whether the Constitution's ban on slavery and forced labor applies to the mentally ill, the retarded or to juvenile delinquents kept in state institutions.
NEWS
By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,sun reporter | December 29, 2006
In the second time in seven months that a mentally disturbed man has died during a confrontation with Anne Arundel County police, a 24-year-old Pasadena man stopped breathing after being subdued by six officers. Steven Ray Ellison allegedly assaulted four people Wednesday night, then struggled with a half-dozen officers who got him onto the ground and into handcuffs before he lost consciousness, county police said yesterday. The cause of Ellison's death has not been determined. Homicide detectives and the state's attorney's office are investigating.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | September 1, 1994
NEW YORK -- This time last year, Mary Joe Fernandez was recovering from surgery and rediscovering how much she loved playing the pro tennis tour.Yesterday, as she was putting every ounce of strength she possessed into the physical on-court battle with Patty Fendick in a second-round match at the U.S. Open, it was her mental determination that got her through it.Fernandez, down 3-2 in the third-set tiebreaker, rallied and went against character by deciding to...
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Kelly Johnson has worn an Orioles uniform for just two weeks, but he already owns his own little part of Oriole Magic. Derek Jeter, who was Johnson's teammate for most of this season with the New York Yankees, was the main attraction this weekend in his final regular-season visit to Camden Yards. As has been the case in Jeter's other final stops this season, the Orioles pretty much rolled out the orange carpet for him, giving him a U.S. Navy captain's hat, a bushel of steamed crabs, an oversized crab mallet, a custom-made cake and a $10,000 donation in his name to the Miracle League of Manasota (Fla.)
NEWS
Thomas F. Schaller | August 19, 2014
Two recent major developments may revolutionize major college sports, potentially to the benefit of long-exploited college athletes. It's about time. On August 7 the National Collegiate Athletic Association decreed that the five major conferences - the University of Maryland's former and new conferences, the ACC and the Big Ten; plus the Big 12, PAC-12 and the SEC - shall have greater autonomy to develop policies that specifically meet their needs. Experts believe the five conferences' 65 member universities could, among other changes, begin to pay annual stipends for student-athletes and cover their tuition and other scholastic costs after their eligibility has expired.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Ethne F. Higginbotham, an educator who later became a mental health counselor, died Wednesday of a urinary tract infection at Brightview South River, an Edgewater assisted-living facility. She was 92. The daughter of Robert Lee Flanagan, a paper mill executive, and Laura Ethne Crowder Flanagan, a homemaker, Ethne Crowder Flanagan was born in Farmville, N.C., and was raised there and in Richmond, Va. She was a 1938 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. She attended Westhampton College, the women's college of the University of Richmond, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a summa cum laude graduate in 1942.
NEWS
June 17, 2014
After last January's Columbia mall shootings – when Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, entered a store and shot and killed employees Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, before taking his own life – there was an exhaustive effort to determine a motive. What Howard County police eventually found was that Aguilar had been searching online for resources to address mental isssues after having been urged to seek psychiatric help. What county and police officials also realized is the need to understand more and to have better training to deal with those issues.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Howard County is creating a task force charged with developing a comprehensive behavioral health action plan for the county — one that officials say is needed, in part, in response to the January shooting deaths at The Mall in Columbia. "When we had the tragedy at Columbia mall, it forced us to take another look" at ways to address mental health issues, said County Executive Ken Ulman. On Wednesday, Ulman attended a discussion at the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center in Columbia and signed an order creating the task force.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
For top-seeded Duke, No. 5 Denver, No. 6 Notre Dame and No. 7 Maryland, Saturday's semifinal round of the NCAA tournament at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore takes center stage in terms of preparation and focus. But for two of those teams, Monday's title game is nearly as imposing. Championship weekend presents the two programs that advance to the tournament final with the unique dilemma of going all-out in Saturday's semifinals, recovering physically on Sunday, and finding enough in the fuel tank to play in Monday's final.
NEWS
By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1996
A Baltimore County police officer charged with kidnapping a United Parcel Service driver in October has entered an insanity plea, but a mental test for which results were due in court yesterday has not been done, his lawyer said.Officer Joseph Goetz, an 11-year police veteran assigned to the Essex Precinct, was charged with assaulting and kidnapping UPS driver William Yohn at gunpoint Oct. 10 in Timonium.He also was charged with armed robbery, carjacking, grand theft and using a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, and was suspended without pay.Pleas of not guilty and not criminally responsible by reason of insanity were entered on the officer's behalf Dec. 15 by his attorney, Henry L. Belsky.
NEWS
May 19, 2014
What is it going to take for society to realize that treating mental Illness is a serious issue that needs funding and major revamping in this state ( "WMAR barricade suspect had been hospitalized for mental illness, mother says," May 14)? I had the very uncomfortable task of requesting a petition for emergency evaluation for a person suffering mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse before a judge in the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County a few weeks ago. The judge, understanding the seriousness of the situation, granted the petition and expressed a verbal "good luck" to me with his order.
NEWS
May 18, 2014
David Zurawick is the czar when it comes to matters on TV. I always enjoy listening to his commentary on the radio. His column, "Surveillance images give unfiltered feel to WMAR standoff coverage," (May 14), discussed the effects on the TV station and its viewers but never discussed the real issue. Too bad The Sun's headline didn't read, "Mental illness: What are we as a society doing about this horrible problem?" No one seems to want to deal with the real issue of mental illness, and for that we should be ashamed.
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