September 9, 2012
A 65-year-old Baltimore man was infected with hepatitis C by a traveling medical technician at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in 2008, he and his attorney said — making him the first Marylander to come forward in a sweeping investigation into the technician's interactions with thousands of patients in several states. "I'm hopeful I'll be able to continue my busy life, but I'm also worried about the ones I care for," said Linwood Nelson, a Vietnam War veteran from Edmondson Village who cares for a sister with Alzheimer's disease, among others.
August 2, 2012
Police are searching for a man suspected in a string of attempted sexual assaults this summer in Ocean City. Ocean City Police said the suspect is a white male, approximately 5'10", about 170 pounds, and in his mid-20s to early 30s. The alleged assaults have taken place in dimly lit, semi-secluded areas near local bars. In each incident, a woman was under the influence of alcohol and walking home alone when the suspect started up a conversation, police said. Once he begins talking to the victim, the man then forces her to the ground and attempts to sexually assault her. The most recent attempt occurred July 28. Police are warning visitors and residents to avoid excessive alcohol use and to be aware of their surroundings.
May 8, 2012
When Augustus Schwatka launched his blacksmithing shop on West Saratoga Street in 1810, the War of 1812 was on the horizon, locomotives were not yet a transportation option and slavery was thriving. Two centuries have passed since then, but you can still find blacksmiths at G. Krug & Son crafting steel and iron with a hammer and anvil, shaping metal heated inside an 1,800-degree forge. G. Krug & Son is one of a few remaining Maryland businesses that existed when Arunah S. Abell founded The Sun in 1837.
April 26, 2012
When do I put down grub killer in the spring? Spring grubs are big, but they are barely eating now and not damaging your lawn. Don't waste your money on these grubs. Also, applying grub killer in spring sickens wasps that are predators of grubs. You've probably seen these beneficial wasps hovering over your lawn, looking for grubs to attack. Natural controls usually keep grub populations under control. A few grubs are normal and keep the predators around. Rarely is lawn damage caused by grubs.
April 24, 2012
I am writing concerning the letter by Dr. Camay Woodall in the April 18 edition of the Towson Times ("Deer problem around Towson is threat to property, and safety"), concerning the number of deer in the Towson area. I fully agree with Dr. Woodall that the deer population is too large and presents hazards to people's health and the environment. While allowing a limited hunting season in order to cull the population is a good idea, I think there is better, more environmentally-friendly alternative to bring the deer population to a manageable level.
September 20, 2011
The outcome wasn't what fans had hoped for, but Baltimore rocked the red Tuesday night. On the night when professional ice hockey returned to Baltimore for the first time since 1997, a sellout crowd of an announced 11,082 fans packed 1st Mariner Arena and watched the Nashville Predators beat the Washington Capitals, 2-0, in the inaugural Baltimore Hockey Classic. There were a number of empty seats, but both curious Charm City sports fans and die-hard puck lovers crowded the concourse before the event.