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June 27, 1995
The Westminster Recreation Department will sponsor the 12th annual Muscular Dystrophy Carnival from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 12 at the City Playground near Longwell Avenue.Activities will include games for kids, face painting, grab bags and pony rides. Games and activities are 10 cents and 25 cents. Baked goods and raffled items will be available.Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.Information: 849-9161 or 876-1313.POLICE* Westminster: A resident of West Main Street reported Thursday that the passenger-side window of his car had been broken.
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Jules Witcover | September 29, 2014
The President Obama many fellow Democrats have been looking for ever since his 2008 election may have shown up last week at the United Nations. His tough and direct call on the rest of the international community to step up to the challenge of global terrorism displayed a spine they have long felt missing in action. Words, to be sure, are not action. But his demand that the rest of the world community put muscle behind its anti-terrorism rhetoric had a pointed intensity too often lacking in his previous preachings.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | August 29, 1993
Once a year, Nancy L. Boone willingly gives up a night's sleep to coordinate Carroll County's efforts in the annual Muscular Dystrophy telethon."I just work straight through," she said. "I come here at 10 p.m. and stay until the next 10 p.m."She has little time to rest in that 24 hours, between countingpledges and reporting new totals every 15 minutes to Channel 2 in Baltimore, which broadcasts the national telethon."When people see that total on their television screens, our pledges are in there," she said.
NEWS
June 25, 2014
In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to international inspectors. News reports indicate the Syrian stocks of nerve gas and other chemical agents were loaded aboard U.S. ships that will transport them out to sea where they will be destroyed. At a time when the world's attention has been focused on the escalating sectarian conflict spilling across Syria's border into Iraq, the news was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise grim situation.
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By DON VITEK | February 7, 1993
If you think bowling is a tough game, then try doing it when you can't walk to the line, when you're just standing flatfooted, or when you're sitting in a chair or holding onto the back of chair to balance yourself as you release the ball.Try bowling when you have muscular dystrophy, a hereditary disease characterized by progressive wasting of muscles.But some with MS will not let the disease stop them. Let me introduce you to the Hopeful Wheelers.You can find the Hopeful Wheelers league bowling every Friday at Fair Lanes Southdale.
NEWS
By Gina Kolata and Gina Kolata,New York Times News Service | February 6, 1992
In a finding that adds a strange new twist to traditional genetics, scientists have discovered that the most common form of muscular dystrophy is caused by a gene that gradually grows bigger each time it is inherited. And the bigger it gets, the worse the disease.The discovery about myotonic dystrophy, made at the same time by three separate groups of scientists, brings to light a novel mechanism of inheritance, involving a sliding scale of genetic damage that gets more severe with subsequent generations.
NEWS
April 25, 1993
* Jolene Kay Worley,Jolene Kay Worley, 41, who in 1955 became the first national muscular dystrophy poster child, died April 17 of pneumonia in Seattle.
NEWS
September 8, 1992
BALTIMORE -- Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day weekend telethon for muscular dystrophy brought in $950,165 in donations and pledges in the Baltimore area.The figure fell below last year's total of almost $1.1 million -- a drop that organizers blamed on rainy weather and a tighter ban on roadside solicitation by firefighters in Baltimore County.County firefighters collected about $40,000 this year, according to Ellen Torres, district director for the Maryland branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
NEWS
September 8, 1991
Name: Nancy L. BooneHonored by The Carroll County Sun for: Her volunteer work with the Carroll County Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association; as chairman, she ran the annual telethon here last week, working the entire 24-hour periodAge: 37Residence; hometown: WestminsterEducation: Graduate of Westminster High School; several courses in insurance at Catonsville Community CollegeFamily: Husband: Russell, an auto mechanic;son: Russell Jr. "RJ," 9Activities/hobbies:...
NEWS
July 12, 1993
The 10th annual Muscular Dystrophy Carnival sponsored by the Westminster Recreation Department will be dedicated this year to the memory of Steven Schaeffer, a Westminster High hTC School student who died recently of muscular dystrophy.The carnival runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the city playground and will feature games for children, face painting, grab bags, pony rides, raffled prizes and a bake sale.All games and activities cost 10 cents to 25 cents, with the proceeds to benefit the fight against muscular dystrophy.
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By Jules Witcover | February 18, 2013
It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is supposedly a political kiss of death against achieving future goals. But President Barack Obama, in his second inaugural address and then in his State of the Union Address starting his second term, issued a blunt pushback against the lame-duck sentence.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
William Dean Westerlund, who overcame a muscular disability to run a digital slide-show business, died April 14 at Howard County General Hospital. For the past 26 years, the Ellicott City resident had muscular dystrophy, and he died of complications from the disease. He was 31. "He had courage," said his mother, Linda Barrack of Dickerson. "Most everything he wanted to do, he accomplished. He made his mark on the world." Born in Washington and raised in Damascus and Ellicott City, he was 5 years old when doctors diagnosed him with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and told his parents he might not live past age 13. By 9, he needed a manual wheelchair to move around in. "As Bill got older, he slowly started losing many of his physical abilities, but his mind remained sharp and witty," said his sister, Justine Westerlund of Ellicott City.
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By GARRISON KEILLOR | December 11, 2008
The Christmas tree in Rice Park in St. Paul, Minn., is taller than the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York - 90 feet compared with 72 - but New York's is the Tree de la Tree, the Tree Iconic, the one that you'll see on national TV, just as the Tonys get the attention even though there's better theater out in the hinterlands than most of the gilded schlock on Broadway. And it's The New York Times whose imprimatur you want on your book, movie, CD, TV show, dill pickles, your child's science project, the sweater you knit for your sister, and so forth.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | October 29, 2008
Joel David "Jody" Myerberg, who as head of the Maryland Disabilities Forum worked to safeguard the rights of disabled Marylanders, died Monday at Sinai Hospital of complications from a stroke. The Pikesville resident was 62. "For almost 40 years, Joel Myerberg had been an important and powerful advocate for Marylanders with disabilities.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | November 14, 2007
Michael James McCurdy, a former owner of several 7-Eleven convenience stores who participated in charity and community events, died of mesothelioma Saturday at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. The Kingsville resident was 58. Mr. McCurdy was born in Baltimore and raised on Brendan Avenue. After graduating from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1968, he worked as an oil burner repairman. In 1969, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the carrier USS Intrepid until his discharge in 1973.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,Special to the Sun | July 11, 2004
I've started lifting weights three times a week and have become more muscular than I want to be. I love the way lifting makes me feel, but what can I do to stay leaner? The idea that weightlifting will automatically give you big muscles is a myth. With a few modifications to your routine, you can have the calorie-blasting and toning benefits of lifting without the thick muscles. First, increase the number of repetitions you are doing to 12-15 (my guess is you are doing 8-10 now). To maintain good form through the final repetitions, you may have to use a lighter weight (the muscle should still be spent after 12-15 reps)
NEWS
March 13, 1995
Victor Dorman, 80, who as chairman of Dorman Cheese Co. helped change the way Americans bought cheese by putting "the paper between the slices," died March 4 of heart failure related to muscular dystrophy at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. For decades, the family-managed business specialized in the sale of large quantities of such varieties as Swiss, Muenster, Edam, mozzarella, provolone, Jarlsberg and Gouda. In the early 1950s, the company figured out with machinery makers how to package sliced cheese without the pieces sticking together.
NEWS
September 11, 1992
40th county fair runs Sept. 16-20The 40th annual Anne Arundel County Fair will be held Sept. 16-20 at the fairgrounds on Route 178 in Crownsville.Many events that have made the fair a success in the past are included in this year's festivities: tractor pulls, canine demonstrations, jousting demonstrations, draft horse pulling, pie-eating contests and selection of the Fair Queen. There will be RTC a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. Sept. 19.Advanced ticket sales will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2003
For Dick Edell, one of the most successful coaches in the history of men's college lacrosse, the statistics only tell part of the story. In nearly two decades at the University of Maryland, he led teams to three Atlantic Coast Conference titles, 13 NCAA tournament appearances and three championship finals. To appreciate the impact he had on the lives of his players and fans, though, you would have had to have been at Byrd Stadium in College Park yesterday, where nearly 500 people showed up to help a man who has meant a lot to them.
NEWS
By Andy Bridges and Andy Bridges,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has named Laurie Russell of Glyndon this year's winner of the Maryland Personal Achievement Award for her continuous efforts to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease. Russell, 57, has lived with the disease - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - for three years. She has been active in the fight to find a cure since being diagnosed, participating in fund raising and "friend-raising," which involves informing people about the disease, and serving on the board at the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at the Johns Hopkins University.
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