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By Larry Carson and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 2, 2010
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman had successful surgery early Friday to cauterize what was termed "an arterial bleed in his septum," according to a statement from his spokesman, Kevin Enright. Dr. Domenick Coletti performed the surgery, and Enright said Ulman was "alert and talking." The executive was expected to be released Saturday from Howard County General Hospital. "The Ulmans truly appreciate the numerous calls, e-mails and well-wishes that have come their way during this time," Enright said.
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Sports Digest | August 30, 2014
Et cetera No. 2 Maryland men lose, 1-0, to No. 14 Louisville in soccer The No. 2 Maryland men's soccer team dropped its season opener Friday night, falling to No. 14 Louisville, 1-0, at the grand opening of the Cardinals' new home venue, Lynn Stadium. After a back-and-forth first half, Louisville (1-0) scored the lone goal of the match on a header by Andrew Brody in the 54th minute, who took a nice serve from Ricardo Velazco from the near sideline and found the upper right corner.
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By George F. Will | November 19, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Balkan savagery is forcing Americans to think through a moral dilemma that brings to mind one of the great comic figures of English fiction -- Mrs. Jellyby in Charles Dickens' ''Bleak House.''She makes a brief but telling appearance in a brilliant essay soon to be published in The National Interest quarterly.The essay is ''Compassion and the Globalization of the Spectacle of Suffering,'' by Clifford Orwin of the University of Toronto.Mrs. Jellyby was the ditzy do-gooder who practiced ''telescopic philanthropy.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is a genuine setback for efforts to expand business at the Port of Baltimore. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in recent years to make the port more competitive and reduce shipping costs; the loss of the planned intermodal facility is likely to have the opposite effect.
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By MIKE ROYKO | April 22, 1994
While chatting with a young audience on MTV, President Clinton was asked about the deep sense of "emptiness" that so many youths feel in their lives.The president responded with an upbeat pep talk, urging young people to shun cynicism and look to a brighter future.It will take more than pep talks and inspirational slogans to cure the widespread emotional blahs that allegedly afflict millions of young Americans.Because of the seriousness of this problem, I recently discussed with Dr. I.M. Kookie, the world-renowned expert on lots of stuff.
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By Daniel Callahan | April 15, 1998
FEW CAUSES or crusades have such universal support as medicine's war against suffering. None of us wants to be sick or to be in pain. Most people do not want to die. Yet we rarely ask when enough is enough in waging that war.At the extreme, almost everyone deplores the end-of-life killings allegedly confessed to, though later denied, by a respiratory therapist at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, Calif.Let us assume, kindly, that such killings occur when the killer cannot bear watching people die miserably.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 26, 2001
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA- This Christmas, Argentine newspapers carried melancholy letters from children asking why their parents told them not to write a wish list. "Somebody stole my Christmas and somebody robbed me of my illusions of an extra dose of happiness," 14-year-old Ariel Minglanesio wrote to the newspaper La Prensa. "I want to know why my mother decided not to put up a Christmas tree this year. Tell me the names of those responsible so someone can punish them." In this moody city where the sounds of tango float into the street from waterfront bars, many Buenos Aires residents believe the thieves who stole Christmas were politicians in elegant Italian suits.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 25, 2000
MARATHON, Fla. -- Loggerhead sea turtles in the Florida Keys are suffering -- and in some cases dying -- from a mysterious illness that has marine experts and scientists searching for answers before record numbers of the endangered animal are lost. In the past six weeks, 11 adult loggerhead turtles have been rescued after being found floating near death in waters off the Keys. Four loggerheads were recently found with similar symptoms along Florida's east and west coasts, and dozens of floating turtles have been spotted by local boaters but have gone unsaved.
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By Drew Bailey and Drew Bailey,Staff Writer | April 5, 1992
A once-exiled South African political activist said she will use her own experiences with suffering to understand better the suffering of others, such as AIDS victims and substance abusers.Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo spoke Friday on what she called a "happy day" as she was ordained a deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Ms. Mahlangu-Ngcobo fled South Africa in 1980 after she was exiled for taking part in political uprisings. She returned to South Africa for a visit last year.She is now assistant pastor at Bethel A.M.E.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2005
The public nature of Pope John Paul II's suffering - from the trembling of his hands brought on by Parkinson's disease to his final appearance at St. Peter's Square last week, when he tried tobut could not speak - was an extended lesson in the dignity and value of the lives of the most frail among us, theologians say. The pontiff did not hide his many ailments as he grew more infirm. Though his speech was slurred and his head often slumped to his chest because of the Parkinson's, he appeared in public frequently and rejected seclusion.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Two suspects have been charged in a violent machete attack in Edgemere Friday that left one man severely injured, Baltimore County police said. Police have charged Ryan Freund, 21, with attempted first degree murder and Kevin Himes, 22, with first degree assault, after police said they attacked the victim outside the Food Lion in the 7500 block of North Point Road Friday. The victim's arm was injured in machete attack, and he is expected to survive, police said. Police said the incident happened around 6:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the grocery store.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas - Before they left the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium late Saturday night, the Ravens defense had reached a consensus in their evaluation of what had transpired over the previous three hours. The defenders believed that they had done some good things, but they also recognized that their play was nowhere near good enough. From missed tackles to blown assignments to costly penalties, the Ravens defense exited the 37-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys with plenty to work on and yet another key injury to their secondary.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
The Ravens could ill afford another injury at cornerback, but that's exactly what they got barely three minutes into their game tonight against the Dallas Cowboys . Jimmy Smith , their top healthy cornerback, came down hard on his back defending a long sideline incompletion to Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant . Smith got up after the play and slapped himself on the helmet but then he went immediately down to his knees. Flanked by the team's medical staff, he ultimately walked gingerly back to the sideline, where he was spitting out blood before he was ultimately taken to the locker room.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | August 14, 2014
Inner city kids appear to suffer more from food allergies than the general population, according to new research lead by Johns Hopkins Children's Center . Researchers had already found that kids in four large cities are more vulnerable to asthma and environmental allergies. The new findings, which were published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , show 10 percent of the kids were allergic to milk, eggs or peanuts, the three most common food allergens. Just six percent of kids nationally are allergic to these foods, according to National Institute of Health estimates.
FEATURES
By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The crisis may have eased in Toledo , but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland. Lake Williston, a swimming hole for a Girl Scout camp in Caroline County, is off limits this summer because of  dangerous levels of a toxin in its water.  So is 75-acre Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park in Montgomery County.  Same for Northwest Creek, a 100-acre impoundment on Kent Island in Queen Anne's County.
NEWS
July 15, 2014
I feel that there must be a better solution to the disability placard problem than to place the burden on the disabled ( "New rules require disabled drivers to pay for handicap spots," July 10). Disabled folks do not have the strength or mobility to obtain change from sources near their parking meters. They may need to return to the meter several times to deposit coins. A trip to Baltimore city attractions would be futile. Parking tickets would increase for the disabled through no fault of their own. The theft of disability placards to be sold to selfish and insensitive people is a criminal act affecting our most vulnerable citizens.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
POOLESVILLE - Nam Gyal has work to do under the gaze of more than 1,000 Buddhas. The tall man in maroon robes takes his time in the still of night emptying 204 identical brass water bowls, one by one, into a plastic bucket - all the while praying, praying, praying. It is nearing 2 a.m., the beginning of a new day in an unbroken string of days: more than 19 years of nonstop prayer, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, conducted by members of Kunzang Palyul Choling, a Tibetan Buddhist temple in western Montgomery County.
NEWS
By Kara Eide and Kara Eide,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2003
It all started when Veronica Matricardi spun in her wheelchair in the middle of the stage and yelled, "I'm back, I'm back!" It was June and she had just seen a show at the Colonial Players theater house in Annapolis. Other audience members were filing out, but not Matricardi. She longed to experience the joy of being onstage again. She didn't have to wait long. Joe Thompson, director of Colonial Players' Cabaret for Kids, was there and invited Matricardi to join the cast. "My dream has been to become an actor again," said Matricardi, who in 1979 as a teen-ager performed in a Colonial Players production of Rumpelstiltskin before suffering a stroke the next year.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
A city firefighter suffered a minor burn Sunday while battling a one-alarm blaze in East Baltimore, the fire department said. The firefighter was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment, said Ian Brennan, a Baltimore fire department spokesman. No one else was injured. The mid-morning fire spread to both floors of an occupied rowhome in the 1500 block of Cliftview Avenue, Brennan said. The agency is investigating the cause of the fire. jhopkins@baltsun.com twitter.com/jsmithhopkins
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
The Orioles ideally wanted to work right-hander Bud Norris back into the rotation gradually as he returned from his trip to the disabled list with a right groin strain, and a key caveat of that in the eyes of manager Buck Showalter was getting Norris two starts before the All-Star break. Tuesday's rainout at Nationals Park put a wrench in those plans, postponing Norris' first start in 2 1/2 weeks until the Orioles' return to Camden Yards on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals.
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