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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2000
Frank Joseph Vocci Sr., a scientist who studied the safety of foods, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 76 and lived in Parkville. Mr. Vocci retired in 1980 as chief of the federal Food and Drug Administration's toxicology branch. He joined the agency in the 1970s, and his responsibilities included the study of the safety of saccharine, an artificial sweetener, and other substances. He was also a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through 1989.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The body of an Anne Arundel County woman found dead on a golf course Wednesday showed signs of hypothermia, an autopsy showed, though an exact cause of death remains unclear, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. The State Medical Examiner's Office performed the autopsy on the woman identified Wednesday as Diana Kapnistos Hester, 49, of Arnold. The exact cause of death is pending the results of a toxicology report. No signs of foul play were found in a preliminary investigation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
No evidence of foul play has been found in the death of Elizabeth "Liz" O'Hearn — the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine neurology professor found unresponsive in the Baltimore harbor last week — and it will not be ruled a homicide, according to city police. O'Hearn, 53, an accomplished neurologist who broke ground in the field of neurodegenerative disease and joined the medical school's faculty in 1997, was found unresponsive in the water near her Canton home in the 2300 block of Boston Street about 4:45 a.m. Thursday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
A Dundalk woman who died after she drove her car the wrong way onto the Baltimore Beltway, striking another vehicle and killing a 3-year-old last month, had alcohol and painkillers in her blood, a police spokesman said. Toxicology tests showed Victoria Lynn DeAngelo, 21, had a 0.18 blood alcohol content and presence of the painkiller Tramadol, said Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green, citing a report from the office of the chief medical examiner. DeAngelo and 3-year-old Lily Joseven Kelley of White Marsh died as a result of the Nov. 25 crash.
NEWS
October 19, 2000
John Korzeniewski, 48, toxicologist, chemist John Korzeniewski, a toxicologist and research chemist, died Friday of complications of progressive multiple sclerosis at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 48 and lived in Dundalk. In the 1970s, Mr. Korzeniewski was the assistant toxicologist in the Charles Town, W.Va., medical examiner's office, where he assisted in the founding of the state's forensic toxicology laboratory. He later did chemical research for SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratories and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer in Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2001
Baltimore Nov. 5-8 Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt and Howard Streets. Estimated attendance: 1,000. Nov. 7-11 Pre-Paid Legal Services summit, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 4,500. Nov. 11-15 Society for Toxicology & Chemistry, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 2,000-plus. Contact: Rod Parrish, 904-469- 1500 Nov. 15-18 World Discount Club show, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 5,000-plus. Contact: Bart Loeb, 734-572-4441 Nov. 26-27 Southern States Cooperative trade show, Convention Center.
BUSINESS
October 29, 2001
Baltimore Nov. 1-4 American Towmen truck expo, Baltimore Convention Center, Howard and Pratt streets. Estimated attendance: 8,000-plus. Nov. 4-8 Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 1,000. Nov. 7-11 Pre-Paid Legal Services summit, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 4,500. Contact: Julie Ray, 580-310-7618 Nov. 11-15 Society for Toxicology and Chemistry, Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 2,000-plus. Contact: Rod Parrish, 904-469-1500 Nov. 15-18 World Discount Club show, Convention Center.
SPORTS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 9, 2003
VIERA, Fla. - Having intensified its warning to players about the use of products containing ephedra, the baseball players union is not prepared at the moment to take the next step and agree to a ban on ephedra, the union's executive director said yesterday. Donald Fehr reiterated that the union would await two developments before considering a next step: further potential action by the Food and Drug Administration and a toxicology report from the autopsy of Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 8, 2002
A Jessup man walking home Tuesday night was struck by a car and killed crossing U.S. 1, Howard County police said yesterday. John Anthony Moore, 37, of the 9900 block of Guilford Road stepped into a northbound lane of traffic - between Route 32 and Guilford Road in Jessup - and was hit about 11:30 p.m. by a Ford Escort driven by Don Michael White of Jessup, said Pfc. Denise Walk, a police spokeswoman. White, 51, of the 8600 block of Pine Tree Drive never saw the pedestrian coming, officials said, and his vehicle hit Moore without White having a chance to brake.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2003
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If there is any mystery remaining three weeks after the heatstroke death of Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler, it likely will be explained this afternoon when the Broward County medical examiner, Dr. Joshua Perper, releases the final toxicology report and microscopic tissue analysis from the Feb. 19 autopsy. The toxicology report is expected to confirm Bechler ingested the controversial weight-loss aid and stimulant ephedrine before he collapsed at the Orioles' spring training complex on Feb. 16 and died the next day. The tissue analysis also could reveal factors that may have contributed to the death.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
No evidence of foul play has been found in the death of Elizabeth "Liz" O'Hearn — the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine neurology professor found unresponsive in the Baltimore harbor last week — and it will not be ruled a homicide, according to city police. O'Hearn, 53, an accomplished neurologist who broke ground in the field of neurodegenerative disease and joined the medical school's faculty in 1997, was found unresponsive in the water near her Canton home in the 2300 block of Boston Street about 4:45 a.m. Thursday.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
A police investigation into how the body of a Charles Village woman ended up badly decomposed in a neighbor's apartment this month will continue after a state medical examiner was unable to determine a cause of death, according to Baltimore police. The body of Kristie Hufnagel, 41, was found July 21 in an apartment at 123 W. 29th Street, after police entered the apartment following the arrest of its lease holder, Marvin White, 67, on drug charges, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Preliminary toxicology reports show both drivers in a head-on collision early Saturday on Route 50 were drunken driving, Maryland State Police said Tuesday. Police have been investigating the Anne Arundel County accident that killed Terry Davis, 55, of Severna Park, who was driving a BMW convertible, and Brittany Ann Walker, 19, a 2010 Meade Senior High School graduate who was driving a Chrysler Sebring the wrong way in an eastbound lane of the highway near Davidsonville Road. Also killed were Walker's passengers, Breanna Marie Franco, 18, and Zachary Tyler Rose, 18. Rose was a 2011 graduate of Meade High and Franco graduated from Severna Park High School in 2011 Police haven't reported a reason that Walker was driving the wrong way on the divided highway.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | meredith.cohn@baltsun.com | February 23, 2010
As scientific evidence mounts against bisphenol-A, a chemical used in plastic baby bottles, soup cans and other containers, many states - including Maryland - are starting to take action to limit the chemical ahead of any federal regulation. The states are responding to some scientists, consumer groups and now even federal officials who have been sounding alarms about the chemical better known as BPA, which has been linked to developmental disabilities in children and reproductive problems in women.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun reporter | December 7, 2006
In a major break for a former Navy football player accused of rape, new test results show that neither of his two alleged victims was given a date-rape drug, his civilian attorney said yesterday. The results of a second hair analysis, requested by military prosecutors, contradict previous evidence in the Naval Academy's case against Kenny Ray Morrison, 24, said William Ferris, his lawyer. Samples from the two women, who said they were attacked on separate occasions this year, tested negative for gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, a common date-rape drug.
NEWS
July 14, 2006
Police investigate Elkton teen's death Police are awaiting a toxicology report that they hope will determine what caused the death of an Elkton teen whose body was found in June off Cape May, N.J. Nicholas Gochnour, 18, was last seen June 14 in Ocean City arguing with several people outside a nightclub. His body was found nearly two weeks later. He had been celebrating his high school graduation in Ocean City. Investigators are also waiting for a drift analysis from the Coast Guard that should determine if it was likely that Gochnour's body floated from Ocean City to Cape May, said Patrolman 1st Class Barry Neeb, an Ocean City police spokesman.
NEWS
July 14, 2006
Police investigate Elkton teen's death Police are awaiting a toxicology report that they hope will determine what caused the death of an Elkton teen whose body was found in June off Cape May, N.J. Nicholas Gochnour, 18, was last seen June 14 in Ocean City arguing with several people outside a nightclub. His body was found nearly two weeks later. He had been celebrating his high school graduation in Ocean City. Investigators are also waiting for a drift analysis from the Coast Guard that should determine if it was likely that Gochnour's body floated from Ocean City to Cape May, said Patrolman 1st Class Barry Neeb, an Ocean City police spokesman.
NEWS
By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun reporter | December 7, 2006
In a major break for a former Navy football player accused of rape, new test results show that neither of his two alleged victims was given a date-rape drug, his civilian attorney said yesterday. The results of a second hair analysis, requested by military prosecutors, contradict previous evidence in the Naval Academy's case against Kenny Ray Morrison, 24, said William Ferris, his lawyer. Samples from the two women, who said they were attacked on separate occasions this year, tested negative for gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, a common date-rape drug.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2003
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If there is any mystery remaining three weeks after the heatstroke death of Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler, it likely will be explained this afternoon when the Broward County medical examiner, Dr. Joshua Perper, releases the final toxicology report and microscopic tissue analysis from the Feb. 19 autopsy. The toxicology report is expected to confirm Bechler ingested the controversial weight-loss aid and stimulant ephedrine before he collapsed at the Orioles' spring training complex on Feb. 16 and died the next day. The tissue analysis also could reveal factors that may have contributed to the death.
SPORTS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 9, 2003
VIERA, Fla. - Having intensified its warning to players about the use of products containing ephedra, the baseball players union is not prepared at the moment to take the next step and agree to a ban on ephedra, the union's executive director said yesterday. Donald Fehr reiterated that the union would await two developments before considering a next step: further potential action by the Food and Drug Administration and a toxicology report from the autopsy of Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler.
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