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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2014
Two elderly relatives who both battled health problems were found dead in an East Baltimore home Saturday in what Baltimore City police believe was a murder-suicide. Officers responded to a call of a suicide attempt around 11 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Folcroft St. When officers arrived, they found Janet Dalesio, 84, shot in the head and Ronald Kullman, 75, with an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head, police said. A preliminary investigation found that the two were relatives, who police said were both "suffering from a host of long-term medical conditions.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
A driver who police said had been drinking hit two cyclists Saturday on Ritchie Highway near Annapolis, leaving one with life-threatening injuries and both in the hospital, according to Anne Arundel County police. Todd Eliot Green, 27, and Katie Christine Pohler, 23, were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment after being hit by Robin Vera Colbert, 54, police said. Green was in serious condition Saturday evening and Pohler was in critical condition. At around 2 p.m., the pair was cycling on a section of Baltimore and Annapolis Trail which also forms the shoulder of Ritchie Highway.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Two fires were reported within blocks of each other early Tuesday morning in the Hamilton Hills neighborhood. At around 4:34 a.m., a single-alarm fire broke out at a vacant dwelling in the 2800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Baltimore City fire officials said. Four firefighters were treated for minor injuries in connection with the incident. Approximately 20 minutes later, two blocks away in the 2600 block of Evergreen Avenue, another single-alarm fire was reported at a vacant residence.
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June 11, 2014
A proposal earlier this week to provide temporary shelter at a Baltimore City office building for child migrants from Central America who arrive in this country without a parent or guardian appears to have been shelved for the moment, after Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake raised concerns over the facility's appropriateness. Metro West is an empty office building with no infrastructure for residential use. It's not an appropriate residence for potentially hundreds of children.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
A woman died Friday afternoon in the 3400 block of Reisterstown Road due to unknown trauma to her body, officials said. Police went to the scene at 12:10 p.m. on Friday after somebody called them to check on a person's well-being, according to Sgt. Jarron Jackson. There, officers found the injured woman and called medics to the scene, where the woman was pronounced dead. "We're still investigating," said an officer on the scene, who would not give his name. "We've got more questions than we've got answers.
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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.
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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.
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By Pamela Wood and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
A 58-year-old Baltimore County firefighter died Friday afternoon after he suffered a suspected heart attack during training, officials said. Robert Fogle III, a 27-year veteran and career firefighter, was participating in exercises at the Sparrows Point training facility when he became ill. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. "It just reminds us about the sacrifice that our first responders do each and every day and the risks that they take to be fit and capable of helping others," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
A man, who was being issued a warrant, was found in Arcadia by Baltimore police suffering from a gunshot wound to the knee Wednesday. Renard Jones, 22, told investigators that the shooting occurred in the 4100 block of Eierman Ave., police said. Jones, who is a suspect in a shooting reported in the 1500 block of W. Pratt St., was being served a warrant in the 600 block of N. Carrollton Ave. in Harlem Park. The time of the shooting is unknown. Police said Jones was treated at an area hospital.
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