May 17, 2009
Salary: $62,000 Age: 35 Years on the job: 7 How he got started: Matt Christoph always enjoyed science as a high school student. After high school, he joined the Army and completed its medical laboratory technician program and is an accredited medical laboratory technician through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. He is also completing his bachelor's degree in biology at Stevenson University. When finished, he'll take the exam to become a certified blood bank specialist. Typical day: Christoph works the day shift at the hospital, arriving by about 7 a.m. and ending the day at 3:30 p.m. Medical technologists are trained to test and analyze body fluids.
December 23, 2006
Tyson J. Carter slept through a hailstorm as he camped outside a Target store to nab a PlayStation 3 last month. But the deluge of woe began when he got Sony Corp.'s $600 video game console home. The system crashed repeatedly when the 19-year-old tried to adjust the music settings. Others complain that some games from earlier generations of the console did not run properly. And the high-definition picture promised by the PS3 doesn't work on some older televisions. "I'm not surprised," said Carter, a student of multimedia design who lives in Pittsburgh.
December 22, 2006
Walter Kirk Cunningham, a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground engineer, died of cancer Tuesday in the hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. The longtime Northwood resident was 84. Born in Harford County's Churchville, he moved to Hamilton in Northeast Baltimore as a child. He earned a General Education Development diploma at night school at City College. He worked in construction before serving in the Army during World War II. He landed at Normandy shortly after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, and was a member of tank company.
April 15, 2006
Are minority homebuyers treated differently from whites by real estate agents? Ask that question to most agents and you'll almost certainly get indignant denials. But a new two-year study, financed in part by the federal government, suggests that at least for some agents, discriminatory practices are routine. The study was conducted between 2003 and mid-2005 in 12 metropolitan areas using teams of "paired testers" -- individuals or couples posing as home seekers to compare how randomly selected agents treat African-Americans, Latinos and whites.
April 14, 2006
It's a fact of life that students have to take tests and sometimes test-givers bend the rules in order to show good results. That may well be the explanation behind a few recent incidents in Maryland where educators in three counties apparently violated state test protocols. State education officials are reviewing the incidents and think they are just isolated occurrences, not an ominous pattern. But the officials are certainly right to keep a watchful eye. Students in third to eighth grades are given the Maryland State Assessment in reading and math, and high school students are tested in English and geometry.
March 21, 2006
On March 19, 2006, LORRAINE E. TESTER, loving mother of Valerie Kulp, Deborah Price and her husband Walter, Karen Smith and her husband Karl and Ernest Tester, Jr. and his wife Kim; cherished "grandmom" of Rhonda Garrison and her husband Joe, Robert Kulp, Jr., Walter Price, Kelle Machiran and her husband Brian, Ryan Smith, Paige, Kyle, Lucas and Autumn Tester and four great-grandchildren; dear sister of Stanley Snyder and his wife Phylis. Services are private. Inquiries may be directed to AMBROSE FUNERAL HOMES, 410-242-2211.