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November 6, 2013
Commentator Peter Mandel may be knowledgeable about the interaction between cats and humans, but he omits possibly the most important factor in cat psychology ( "The Cold War between men and cats," Nov. 4). As most cat owners can attest, cats feel superior to their owners, while dogs accept their subordinate position. Cats are the masters, having all their needs provided for with a minimum of reciprocity in terms of affection or obedience. By contrast, dogs are part of a two-way relationship that is protective and attentive to their master's needs.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
The decades-long decline in lead-poisoned children in Maryland has essentially stalled, but state officials said Thursday they are taking steps in the coming months to address gaps in the marathon effort to eliminate the environmental health threat. Statewide, 2,622 youngsters up to age 6 were found to have harmful levels of lead in their blood last year, according to an annual report just released by the Maryland Department of the Environment. That's down 4 percent from 2012, though the number of children with seriously elevated lead levels grew slightly, from 364 to 371. Exposure to even minute amounts of lead can harm still-developing brains and nervous systems of young children, leading to learning and behavioral problems.
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NEWS
April 24, 1995
The Maryland Poison Control Center is the difference between life or death for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people. As such, it is too vital to become a bureaucratic football to be kicked around between state agencies.For many years the center, which advises health professionals about treatment for poisons around the clock, has been part of the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Faced with budget stringency and inadequate funding, the university wants to shift the program elsewhere. The state health department, with the ++ same budget problems, is ducking.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Owings Mills-based Medifast has adopted a stockholder rights plan in an attempt to prevent a hostile takeover of the weight loss plan company. Medifast said Thursday its board of directors adopted the one-year plan, a so-called "poison pill," "in response to the recent rapid accumulations of significant portions of Medifast's outstanding common stock" and "to guard against any attempt to gain control of Medifast without paying all stockholders a...
NEWS
By Barbara Wasserman and Martin Wasserman | September 26, 2011
The monkey in the video spasms violently. He's just been injected with a massive dose of physostigmine — more than 30 times the maximum limit recommended by the Food and Drug Administration — causing vomiting, breathing difficulty, seizures and even death. The video in question was obtained from the United States Army through the Freedom of Information Act by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. It's a military chemical casualty training video, and it depicts what will happen in an upcoming course at Aberdeen Proving Ground here in Maryland.
FEATURES
By New York Times | January 28, 1991
PARK CITY, Utah -- With less pain and more unanimity than is usual at the Sundance Film Festival, the dramatic film jury awarded its grand prize to "Poison," a first feature by gay filmmaker Todd Haynes."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jay Trucker and Midnight Sun contributor | July 11, 2012
Def Leppard and Poison performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion Tuesday night. Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker was there. At around 10 Tuesday night at Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavillion, a pair of fans were relieving themselves of $12 margaritas and $10 beers when the following disagreement took place: Fan No. 1: “Poison should be headlining this show, man. They're better than Def Leppard.” Fan No. 2: “No way....
NEWS
By Candy Thomson and Candy Thomson,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
Ruthann Aron will not be tried on charges that she tried to kill her husband by poisoning his bowl of chili.Aron, 55, appeared in Montgomery County Circuit Court yesterday in a jail-issued jumpsuit and showed no emotion as Deputy State's Attorney I. Matthew Campbell dropped the charges, saying "no public interest would be served" by a one- to two-week trial.But the former U.S. Senate candidate will be back in court Nov. 23 to be sentenced on charges that she hired a hit man in an unsuccessful attempt to kill Dr. Barry Aron and another man. Aron's lawyers say they will encourage her to testify -- the first time she will have taken the stand.
NEWS
December 26, 1990
The Maryland Poison Center offers these tips to avoid holiday hazards:* Beware of decorating the halls with mistletoe.Mistletoe and its berries can be poisonous; substitute plastic. If anyone does eat mistletoe, holly berries or Jerusalem cherries, call the Poison Center immediately. Poinsettias are not poisonous; if ingested however, they will cause varying degrees of mouth or stomach discomfort.* Do not allow a child to drink a tree preservative. Many are dangerous whether homemade or store-bought.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro | May 26, 1992
DEET (diethyltoluamide) is a highly effective repellent used against insects and ticks in products such as Cutter's and Off! It is also a highly controversial repellent reported to have caused adverse reactions after repeated use. Most complaints involve skin or eye irritation, but DEET, which is absorbed into the bloodstream, has also been implicated in causing seizures and comas in children."
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith is expected to inject toughness and productivity into the Ravens' offense. The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is also providing confidence, predicting that the Ravens will be difficult for opposing defenses to game-plan against considering the amount of options new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has to choose from. That includes wide receivers Steve Smith, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown, tight ends Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels, running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce and fullback Kyle Juszczyk.
FEATURES
By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
I'm afraid I have poison sumac at the edge of my lawn and that in the fall its red berries will spread it. Doesn't it sucker, too? What should I do? Poison sumac is fairly uncommon. It is a sparse shrub that looks like a young ash tree and grows in swampy, wet areas. In most of Maryland, these areas have been drained. Now poison sumac occurs primarily on the Eastern Shore. It's very unlikely you have poison sumac. Berries are key to identification. Poison sumac has white or pale yellow berries in clusters.
HEALTH
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Kimberly Smith believed she was "in good hands" when she rented an East Baltimore rowhouse nearly 20 years ago that was part of a Kennedy Krieger Institute study of lead paint remediation techniques. Kennedy Krieger takes care of children, Smith thought at the time. One of her children had suffered lead poisoning when the family had lived elsewhere, she recalled in a recent interview, and she was pregnant then with her fourth child, Cecil. "I was told it was a great opportunity - it was lead-safe," Smith said.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
Health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of food poisoning during a conference on food safety at the Baltimore Convention Center. Four people who attended the Food Safety Summit, held April 7-10, reported becoming sick, according to city and state health officials. They called Baltimore's 311 line on April 15 and 16 to report feeling sick with diarrhea and an upset stomach about 12 hours after they had eaten a meal at the convention center on April 9. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths, and no one who attended other events at the convention center has reported falling ill, health officials said.
NEWS
December 29, 2013
For those looking for a fairly simple and pain-free resolution for the new year, here's one: Get a carbon monoxide detector for your home or business or both. If you already have one, perhaps it's time to change the batteries or at least test them. On one single day this month - Thursday, Dec. 19 to be exact - a total of 10 people were taken to local hospitals after carbon monoxide leaks in their Baltimore County homes. The two incidents, both in Dundalk but otherwise unrelated, involved faulty furnaces.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Turkey, duck, chicken or turducken — whatever you're cooking on Thanksgiving, make sure you're not whipping up a dangerous side of carbon monoxide. With a busy holiday and a house full of guests, it can be easy to leave the oven on and forget to ventilate properly, officials warn. The Baltimore Fire Department saw an "alarming strike," with 45 calls last Thanksgiving for carbon monoxide alarms, nearly five times as many as the average day, spokesman Ian Brennan said. "It's a completely preventable situation on Thanksgiving Day," he said.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1994
Three fifth-grade students at Rodgers Forge Elementary School were charged yesterday with attempting to poison their teacher by lacing his root beer with rubbing alcohol, ammonia and bleach, Baltimore County police said.The boys -- two of them 11 years old and the other 10 -- were arrested about 2:15 p.m. after being questioned by school authorities about the attempted poisoning of Richard William Jones during Wednesday's recess period, police said.They have been charged as juveniles with attempted poisoning, a felony, said police Sgt. Michael D. Schwanebeck.
FEATURES
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 14, 1990
LandoverFew acts in rock and roll take the notion of starting things off with a bang quite so literally as Poison. Last night at the Capital Centre, the band was barely 12 bars into its opening number, "Look What the Cat Dragged In," before a half-dozen flash pots exploded to introduce singer Brett Michaels.As the show progressed, so did the pyrotechnics, building from the shower of sparklers during "You Can look but You Can't Touch" to towers of flame at the end of "Unskinny Bop." All that, in addition to the band's usual megawatt light show and elaborate staging.
NEWS
November 6, 2013
Commentator Peter Mandel may be knowledgeable about the interaction between cats and humans, but he omits possibly the most important factor in cat psychology ( "The Cold War between men and cats," Nov. 4). As most cat owners can attest, cats feel superior to their owners, while dogs accept their subordinate position. Cats are the masters, having all their needs provided for with a minimum of reciprocity in terms of affection or obedience. By contrast, dogs are part of a two-way relationship that is protective and attentive to their master's needs.
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