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By Laura Smitherman | laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | January 18, 2010
Health officials have confirmed a case of rabies in a 6-week-old Jersey calf at an educational center in Prince George's County where elementary and middle school students learned about farming and natural resources in the Potomac River watershed. Officials with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have made it a priority to assess about 70 children who recently visited the Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek. In particular, they are investigating whether any children participated in bottle feeding the calf whose mother died in an accident, said Katherine Feldman, a state public health veterinarian.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Anne Arundel County health officials are searching for anyone who might have been in contact with a rabid raccoon in Pasadena. The raccoon was found Monday at the gate house at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena and later tested positive for rabies, officials said. Anyone who thinks they may have had contact with the raccoon should contact the Anne Arundel County Health Department at 410-222-7256 during business hours or 443-481-3140 after hours. Anyone whose pet may have come into contact with the raccoon should call Animal Control at 410-222-8900.
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By a Sun Staff Writer | January 19, 2010
Maryland health officials are expanding their search for people who had contact with a rabid 6-week-old Jersey calf at a Prince George's County educational center. Authorities say that in addition to about 70 children who recently visited the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, they believe that other visitors include residents of Prince George's, Charles and Montgomery counties and Washington. "Local health departments are reaching out to all known contacts who've visited the farm during this time period and we need the public's help to make sure no potential contact is missed," Dr. Katherine Feldman, chief veterinarian for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said in a statement.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
A man in north Ocean City was attacked on Tuesday by a raccoon that later tested positive for rabies. According to the Worcester County Health Department, a citizen reported the attack by "an aggressive raccoon" near Northside Park at 125th Street and the Bay. Health officials said they believe two other people were also charged by the same raccoon. The raccoon was captured and terminated after testing positive for rabies, officials said. The man is being treated for his injuries and exposure to the disease.
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January 22, 1999
Carroll County Health Department is seeking individuals who have had contact with a rabid cat in the Cherokee Drive area of Taylorsville.A large gray domestic cat tested positive Wednesday for rabies after being involved in a biting incident.Anyone who might have had contact with the cat between Jan. 4 and 18 is urged to call Barry Fortune or Matt Helwig at the Health Department at 410-876-1884 during business hours.After hours or weekends: Central Alarm, 410-386-2260.Mount Airy Players to hold auditions for two playsMount Airy Players will hold open auditions for two one-act contemporary comedies written by David Ives and directed by Ken Berry.
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By Tom Dunkel and Jonathan Pitts and Tom Dunkel and Jonathan Pitts,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2004
Consider this a sign of how out of control behavior has gotten at sporting events: Robin Ficker - former scourge of NBA players and referees, the infamous foghorn fan of the Washington Bullets whose courtside seats were revoked by management - suddenly sounds like the voice of reason. The 61-year-old Rockville attorney and self-confessed fanatic used to taunt Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen by reciting the names of ex-girlfriends and rankle Phil Jackson by reading excerpts about his youthful drug use from the coach's autobiography.
ENTERTAINMENT
By ALLIE SEMENZA | May 31, 2007
You'll be thanking Fall Out Boy for the memories when the band rolls into town on Monday. The group, known for its rabid fan base and eyeliner-wearing bass player, is touring to promote its newest album, Infinity On High, the follow-up to its triple platinum 2005 hit, From Under the Cork Tree. Fall Out Boy will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, on Monday. The general-admission show starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $35. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.
NEWS
December 31, 2006
The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century By Steven Watts Henry Ford set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He had a warm and loving relationship with his wife but sired a son with another woman. A rabid anti-Semite, he embraced African-American workers in the era of Jim Crow.
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September 3, 1992
WHO'S BEEN writing the recent news out of Harford County -- Alfred Hitchcock?First came mid-summer reports of rabid animal attacks in Fallston and Jarrettsville. A 6-year-old girl was bitten by a bat that flew out from under a couch in her home. Only 3 percent of rabies infections in the state are the result of bat bites.Weeks earlier, a wild, rabid cat bit four people in the Fallston area, including an animal control officer, prompting health officials to warn residents to vaccinate their pets against the potentially fatal disease.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach | August 16, 1997
Gosh knows, there's been enough Elvis on TV this week to keep all but the most rabid fans happy. But if you've managed to avoid the deluge so far, or if you're trying to decide which is the best program to watch today, set your dials to MPT.The documentary "Elvis '56" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., Channels 22 and 67) captures the King at his undisputed best, at the beginning. Elvis in 1956 was practically an unstoppable force: At 21, he had his first No. 1 hit ("Heartbreak Hotel") and his next four ("I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me Tender")
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
A rabid bat was found inside an Annapolis apartment this week, triggering a health alert from the Anne Arundel County health department. The bat, which tested positive for the deadly disease, was found Thursday in Woodside Garden Apartments in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive. Rabid animals can spread rabies to humans and pets through bites or scratches. The disease can also spread if a person's eyes, nose, mouth or broken skin comes in contact with infected saliva. Do not touch bats that appear sick or injured or display unusual behavior, such as being active in the daytime or unafraid of humans.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
ELKTON - Cecil County health officials say rabies has been found in a sickly stray cat that scratched five people in downtown Port Deposit. The five people were scratched Friday. The cat was captured and euthanized at a veterinarian's office and tested. The five people have been urged to seek treatment. The cat is described as a small- to medium-sized yellow tabby. Anyone exposed to the animal in the past 10 days should go to an emergency room.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
When Mark Turgeon decided to leave Texas A&M for Maryland last May, this is what he envisioned at Comcast Center: a hyped-up, sellout crowd arriving early and providing a palpable buzz that would put his team's opponent at a decided disadvantage. With the exception of one home game in November -- an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with Illinois -- the Terps could have been playing in any arena where the expectations are as low as the decibel level. That is likely to change tonight, when Turgeon will get a taste of what Comcast Center had been for most of its nine seasons under his predecessor.
NEWS
By Katie Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2010
The Prince George's County Health Department is looking for individuals and animals who may have been in contact with a rabid fox that bit a visitor at Six Flags America in Bowie last Saturday. "Because rabies is a highly transmittable and treatable disease, the Health Department is taking all measures to locate any individuals that may have come in contact with this infected fox or any other infected animal," said health officer Dr. Donald Shell. The health department could not provide inforrmation about the visitor who was bitten.
NEWS
May 4, 2010
Cecil County health officials say a feral cat that bit a Delaware resident in Rising Sun has tested positive for rabies. Authorities said the animal was displaying rabies symptoms and was being put in a carrier to be taken to a vet when it bit the person. The cat was euthanized and tests confirmed it was positive for rabies. The bite victim and Delaware health officials were notified. The victim received treatment against the disease, which can be fatal. Health officials remind residents to vaccinate their pets against rabies and to stay away from wild and stray animals.
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By a Sun Staff Writer | January 19, 2010
Maryland health officials are expanding their search for people who had contact with a rabid 6-week-old Jersey calf at a Prince George's County educational center. Authorities say that in addition to about 70 children who recently visited the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, they believe that other visitors include residents of Prince George's, Charles and Montgomery counties and Washington. "Local health departments are reaching out to all known contacts who've visited the farm during this time period and we need the public's help to make sure no potential contact is missed," Dr. Katherine Feldman, chief veterinarian for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said in a statement.
NEWS
By Kara Eide and Kara Eide,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2003
Anne Arundel County health officials are looking for anyone who might have handled a critically injured cat in Glen Burnie this month, saying it was found to have rabies. The orange and brown striped female cat, found June 3 near Gold's Gym at 6324 Ritchie Highway, tested positive for rabies Friday. The Health Department announced that anyone who came in contact with a cat of this description should receive rabies preventive treatment immediately, in the form of a series of vaccinations.
NEWS
August 21, 2005
Rocks State Park visitors cautioned after beaver bites According to the Harford County Health Department, several people were bitten by a beaver at Deer Creek in Rocks State Park on Aug. 12 to 14. An aggressive beaver was captured, and tested positive for rabies. Because there is a possibility that other rabid animals are in the area, extreme caution should be exercised by people walking or playing around Deer Creek until the matter is resolved. Those exposed would require rabies vaccination to minimize the risk of contracting the disease.
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