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By CARLETON JONES | November 24, 1991
Patriots around the world have already begun to tear the wraps off the 500th anniversary celebration of Columbus' voyage to the New World.That doesn't mean that smaller anniversaries have to be slighted. Take the case of the University of Maryland's pharmacy school. It was started 150 years ago, way back in November 1841.By that date, New York, Boston and Philadelphia had beaten Baltimore in setting up schools of pharmacy. But thanks to the pioneering efforts of a small group of Eastern Shore physicians -- and the school's first lecturers -- Baltimore was fourth in the nation with a college for druggists.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Winning a $1.6 million federal grant to buy a robotic system to store 1 million blood, urine and tissue samples was easy compared to finding space for it at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The "monster" machine, to be known as the university's "bio bank," is 13 feet wide, 20 feet deep and 10 feet high, said Dr. Alan Shuldiner, associate dean for personalized medicine. But free lab space is scarce on the school's West Baltimore campus. Officials plan to put that shortage in the past with a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, marking the commencement of construction of a $305 million, 429,000-square-foot biomedical research building.
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February 22, 2007
Bill would require physical education through 5th grade A Senate committee started work yesterday on a bill that would eventually require all Maryland children through fifth grade to have 2 1/2 hours a week of physical education. A similar bill passed the Senate last year but failed in the House of Delegates. Maryland officials, like those in other states, are alarmed about rising obesity rates among children - but they're not sure how to fix the problem or what schools can do to slim their students.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2013
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery , on Saturday. The Charmery serves the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes traditional flavors as well as "distinctly Baltimore" flavors like Old Bay Caramel, lemon-stick sorbet and Zeke's Coffee. The Alimas describe The Charmery as their dream project. They met in summer camp, when they were counselors at Bel Air's Habonim Dror Camp Moshava, familiarly known as "Camp Mosh.
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By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 24, 1998
Oprah Winfrey caused a rush at Family Pharmacy in Hampstead in March.During one episode of her talk show, she featured a medication that allegedly increases the female libido. The drug must be specially compounded -- that's where Family Pharmacy comes in. Its pharmacists specialize in custom compounding."We must have had 40 calls for that cream," said Eric Yospa, 31, one of two pharmacists at the store on Lower Beckleysville Road.Compounding used to be common in drugstores. Pharmacists prepared medications from raw ingredients according to doctors' prescriptions.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | October 31, 1992
The Board of Regents of the University of Maryland system dealt a blow to the state's chain drug stores yesterday as it voted to require an extra year of study for an entry-level pharmacy degree.The vote on the controversial proposal to stop the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Pharmacy from awarding five-year bachelor of science (B.S.) degrees in pharmacy was 8-4, with 1 abstention and three regents absent.The decision gave the pharmacy school the green light to push forward next fall with its plan to award only the six-year doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2001
The young Baltimore men charged with carjacking and killing 26-year-old Yvette A. Beakes, a Glen Burnie pharmacist and victim of one of the city's most shocking crimes this year, will not face the death penalty, prosecutors said yesterday. The four defendants - three of them teen-agers - were arraigned yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court, where they pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, carjacking, kidnapping and handgun crimes. A trial was scheduled for Feb. 8. Prosecutor Sharon Holback announced that she would seek a sentence of life in prison without parole for the oldest suspect, Jamal D. Barnes, 23, of the 4300 block of Seminole Ave. Holback did not say what sentences she would seek for the others.
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By Blanca Torres | March 30, 2005
Dixie Leikach Pharmacist and pharmacy owner; Finksburg Pharmacy, Finksburg Age: 35 Years in business: 12, the past year and a half as a pharmacy owner. Salary: $100,000 before taxes. The median salary is $94,434 for a pharmacist in Baltimore, according to Salary.com. How she started: Her mother first suggested pharmacy as a career. She researched the field to earn a Girl Scout badge and realized that she liked it. She completed two years of pre-pharmacy studies at Salisbury University and worked at a pharmacy part time.
NEWS
July 2, 2007
Baltimore : Fatal crash Two die when car hits tractor-trailer Two Baltimore men were killed yesterday morning when the car in which they were riding crashed into a tractor-trailer in the 5100 block of Baltimore National Pike. When police arrived at the scene about 6 a.m., they found a 1999 Cadillac wedged underneath the rear of the tractor-trailer. Police said the driver and his passenger - whose names were not released - died upon impact with the tractor-trailer, which was stopped at a red light.
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By GREGORY KANE | May 26, 2007
Thanks to Renee Hilliard, my days of being asked to help my nieces, nephews, cousins and grandkids with math may be over. About 10 years ago, when my baby sister asked me to tutor my niece in geometry, I was nearly overcome with what, in medical terms, is called "syncope and collapse." That would be fainting in plain, simple, everyday-people English. Yes, I had gotten an A in geometry during my sophomore year at Baltimore City College. And I had a darned fun time doing it, too. Our teacher had this wonderful policy of allowing those students who maintained a 90-or-better average to bypass the final exam.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on July 20. The Charmery will serve the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes traditional flavors as well as "distinctly Baltimore" flavors like Old Bay Caramel, lemon-stick sorbet and Zeke's Coffee.  The Alimas describe The Charmery as their dream project. They met in summer camp, when they were counselors at Bel Air's Habonim Dror Camp Moshava Camp Moshava, familiarly known as "Camp Mosh.” Laura was headed that fall to Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
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By Bob Allen | June 22, 2011
It could be said that Sheila Song's choice of career as a geriatric pharmacist is in herblood. For it is the close relationship the Carney resident has long shared with her grandmother, Cheng Soon Song, now 89, who had a major role in Song's upbringing, and who led Song to see that there is both need and reward in working with the elderly. The Loch Raven High School graduate, Song, 25, recently earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy after completing an intensive four-year program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | September 20, 2008
The University of Maryland, Baltimore broke ground yesterday on a $67 million addition to its School of Pharmacy, an expansion officials hope will help to address a nationwide shortage of pharmacists. University officials say the expansion will allow the school to increase enrollment by nearly 60 percent. Growing demand for prescription drugs, particularly from an aging population, and higher demand for pharmaceutical research to battle chronic diseases are fueling the need for more pharmacists, according to school officials.
NEWS
July 2, 2007
Baltimore : Fatal crash Two die when car hits tractor-trailer Two Baltimore men were killed yesterday morning when the car in which they were riding crashed into a tractor-trailer in the 5100 block of Baltimore National Pike. When police arrived at the scene about 6 a.m., they found a 1999 Cadillac wedged underneath the rear of the tractor-trailer. Police said the driver and his passenger - whose names were not released - died upon impact with the tractor-trailer, which was stopped at a red light.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | May 26, 2007
Thanks to Renee Hilliard, my days of being asked to help my nieces, nephews, cousins and grandkids with math may be over. About 10 years ago, when my baby sister asked me to tutor my niece in geometry, I was nearly overcome with what, in medical terms, is called "syncope and collapse." That would be fainting in plain, simple, everyday-people English. Yes, I had gotten an A in geometry during my sophomore year at Baltimore City College. And I had a darned fun time doing it, too. Our teacher had this wonderful policy of allowing those students who maintained a 90-or-better average to bypass the final exam.
NEWS
By JEAN MARBELLA | May 18, 2007
Rehka Thomas graduates today, four years of pharmacy school behind her and a great party ahead of her, with a cake shaped like a mortar and pestle, and prescription bottle favors with instructions to take two of the candy pills inside to treat a sweet tooth. Like other graduates who scatter once they get their degrees, she, too, plans to leave Baltimore - but in her case, she's leaving with, and because of, an unwanted souvenir: a bullet, embedded in her upper chest where her clavicle and sternum meet.
NEWS
February 22, 2007
Bill would require physical education through 5th grade A Senate committee started work yesterday on a bill that would eventually require all Maryland children through fifth grade to have 2 1/2 hours a week of physical education. A similar bill passed the Senate last year but failed in the House of Delegates. Maryland officials, like those in other states, are alarmed about rising obesity rates among children - but they're not sure how to fix the problem or what schools can do to slim their students.
NEWS
By Blanca Torres | March 30, 2005
Dixie Leikach Pharmacist and pharmacy owner; Finksburg Pharmacy, Finksburg Age: 35 Years in business: 12, the past year and a half as a pharmacy owner. Salary: $100,000 before taxes. The median salary is $94,434 for a pharmacist in Baltimore, according to Salary.com. How she started: Her mother first suggested pharmacy as a career. She researched the field to earn a Girl Scout badge and realized that she liked it. She completed two years of pre-pharmacy studies at Salisbury University and worked at a pharmacy part time.
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