April 4, 1995
A 53-year-old county police officer filed a $300,000 suit yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court claiming injuries suffered in a 1992 car wreck left him with carpal tunnel syndrome in both arms.Officer John Intelkofer, of the 500 block of Cyprus Lane, Severna Park, alleges that on April 18, 1992, he had stopped his county police car to make a left turn while heading south on Route 648 at Hollins Ferry Road in Ferndale. A car driven by Randy Coberly of the 1200 block of Thompson Ave. in Severn hit him head-on, the suit says.
May 9, 1994
If the correspondents on my desk are any vindication, there are multiples of people out there who enjoy hearing other people talk funny. They stretch for a writing implement when they hear someone remit a booper. (Have you figured it out yet? This is another column about malaprops. You knew it was coming, didn't you? I mean, some of the letters I received began with the words, "Dear Don Broderick, By now you are probably sick of malaprops . . .," and then went on to list about a dozen. So you just know I was going to have to unload one day.)
January 23, 1994
Getting a grip on carpal tunnel syndromeHere are two new products aimed at preventing carpal tunnel syndrome:Carpal Tunnel Prevention Glove is for cyclists, autoworkers, weight lifters and others who develop wrist injuries from repeated or prolonged gripping movements. It was designed by Dr. Robert Spitzer, a cyclist and neurologist at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., and the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Unlike gloves with pads across the median nerve -- the part of the wrist most prone to injury from repetitive motions -- this one has a groove over the nerve that directs lTC pressure from gripping outward to parts of the palm that can withstand pressure.
September 24, 1993
Layoffs in Md. outpace U.S. rate; no end in sightLayoffs in Maryland continued to outpace the national average, the American Management Association's annual downsizing survey reported yesterday.And there is evidence that layoffs may be getting more severe, despite economists' assertions that the economy is recovering.The professional group found that 53 percent of the Maryland-based companies surveyed -- eight out of 15 -- reduced their work forces between July 1992 and June 1993.Nationally, 47 percent of the 870 companies surveyed said they had cut back -- up 1 percentage point from the year-ago level.
July 23, 1993
Gomez has wrist surgery, expected to miss 4 weeksMINNEAPOLIS -- Third baseman Leo Gomez underwent surgery yesterday to remove a cyst from his left wrist and is expected to be out of action for another four weeks.The operation was performed by hand specialist Dr. Hugh Baugher, who also is treating Gomez for a possible case of carpal tunnel syndrome -- a nerve irritation that causes pain in the wrist and hand.Baugher told club officials the surgery was successful and Gomez should be able to begin working out in about two weeks.
March 29, 1993
CHICAGO -- We get all sorts of letters and phone calls about the job market. Readers want to know about resumes and health hazards. Are nonprofit workers stigmatized?And always, everyone wants to know how to negotiate an equitable salary.Q. I've been job-hunting for months now, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not being hired for jobs I'm qualified for because I never fill out the line asking what salary I expect to get. Am I doing the wrong thing?A. There's no way to know if that's the reason you're not getting the job. But the salary question does put you in a lose-lose situation.