May 24, 2008
Despite Sen. John McCain's three bouts with melanoma - including a surgery in 2000 that left his cheek visibly scarred - the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's doctors yesterday declared him cancer-free and in general good health. The Arizona senator's medical history puts him at increased risk for future skin cancer, so he sees his dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., every three to four months. This year, he had a minor skin cancer removed from his lower leg. "At the present time, Senator McCain enjoys excellent health and displays extraordinary energy," Dr. John D. Eckstein, McCain's internist at the Mayo Clinic, told reporters yesterday.
March 19, 2008
Bob Sorensen Project coordinator Rink Management Services, Reisterstown Salary --$52,000 Age --40 Years on the job --20 How he got started --Originally from New Jersey, Sorensen started off as a skier, eventually landing a job at a ski facility in his home state. He began working with the owner of Rink Management Services, opening and managing ski facilities. About 10 years ago they also began managing ice rinks, then transitioned away from working with ski resorts to just specializing in rinks.
September 2, 2007
Surrounded by Ferris wheels and roller coasters, the racetrack at Timonium Fairgrounds resembles a carousel with live horses. It's a tiny oval with hairpin turns - a thrill for some jockeys, a not-so-merry-go-round for others. At five-eighths of a mile, Timonium is barely half the size of Pimlico Race Course. Thoroughbreds race here just seven days a year on weekends during the Maryland State Fair, which ends tomorrow. But that's long enough to give the track a feel all its own.For instance, the 100-foot Ferris wheel spinning near the far turn has scared more than one equine.
May 6, 2007
Hillary Clinton is trying to go where no woman has gone before - to the White House. Other women have run for the country's highest office - from Shirley Chisholm to Elizabeth Dole. But never has a woman had such a good chance first to capture her party's nomination, then to win the presidency. So this time it could happen - the United States could have a woman president. Is the country ready for that? Perhaps the most amazing thing is that in the 21st century, that question is even being asked.
November 10, 2005
When President Bush grants the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts to 17 scholars, musicians, historians and others today, two Marylanders will be among those singled out. Eva Brann, a professor at St. John's College in Annapolis, and Walter Berns, a Bethesda historian, will receive the humanities prize during Oval Office ceremonies. Brann, a philosopher and intellectual historian, has taught at St. John's for the past 40 years, long ago emerging as a driving force at an institution The Weekly Standard once described as "the Great Books school ... where high thinking is carried on with democratic courtesies."
June 10, 2005
For the past seven years - whether it was blisteringly hot, freezing cold, raining or snowing - Rudiger Ruckmann left his Northwood home every Wednesday at the crack of dawn, carrying his water bottle and beat-up Adidas shoes, to run on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field track. "We would meet there in any kind of conditions - 20 degrees below zero, three feet of snow," the 41-year-old Ruckmann said. "It would be driving rain, 90 degrees, but we're troopers, and that was always a great meeting place for us and other crazy runners and walkers in Baltimore."