January 19, 2010
A half-century after his untimely death at the age of 38, celebrated tenor and movie star Mario Lanza is receiving fresh medical attention from a Baltimore doctor who takes a dim view of one of the singer's weight-loss treatments - injections of the urine of pregnant women, a controversial therapy with new followers today. Dr. Philip A. Mackowiak, vice chairman of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Medical Care Clinical Center at the Veterans Administration Hospital downtown, teamed up with Armando Cesari, Lanza's Australia-based biographer, for an article about the singer's health issues just out in The Pharos, the journal of the medical honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha.
March 26, 1991
RARELY DOES ONE charitable contribution so profoundly affect the future of an institution and the people and community it serves."Those were a few of the words used to express the gratitude of Dr. Morton I. Rapoport, president and chief executive office of the University of Maryland Medical System, to the Martha Gudelsky family, which donated $5 million to build the new Homer Gudelsky clinical tower. Although this is the largest single gift ever given to the University of Maryland, it's not the first gift from the Gudelsky Foundation, which donated $1 million to construct the Anna Gudelsky Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, which opened in 1986.
January 24, 1995
A memorial service for Emma Robertson Richardson, the first woman to become a partner in a major Baltimore law firm, was to be held at 11 a.m. today at Broadmead, the Cockeysville retirement community at 13801 York Road.Mrs. Richardson, 82, who also had been a private pilot, died of pneumonia Dec. 23 at Broadmead.The former Emma S. "Bobbie" Robertson was born in Baltimore, graduating in 1930 from Friends School and 1934 from Goucher College -- where she majored in physics.She began working after graduation on a Treasury Department study of the income tax, and recalled in a 1950 interview how that sparked her interest in tax law: "I decided if so many people can be so dumb about their income taxes, there must be money in straightening them out."
January 25, 2003
Isaac Hecht, 89, longtime partner in city law firm Isaac Hecht, an attorney who practiced for 65 years, died Thursday of pneumonia at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 89 and lived in Pikesville. Born in Baltimore and raised on Bateman Avenue in Forest Park, he was a 1932 graduate of Forest Park High School. He earned a degree in economics from the Johns Hopkins University and received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1938, the year he was admitted to the Maryland bar. A specialist in tax, corporation and estate law, he practiced in downtown Baltimore his entire life.
April 1, 1993
Donald P. MaleyUM professorDonald P. Maley, professor emeritus of industrial technology education at the University of Maryland in College Park, died Feb. 20 after a heart attack at his home in Crownsville.Dr. Maley, who was 75, retired as a full-time faculty member in 1987 but continued to teach until shortly before his death, giving him 47 years of teaching at UM.He earned his master's degree and doctorate in industrial arts education at UM. He wrote four books and 160 articles for professional journals.
June 10, 1997
The state Court of Appeals yesterday decided to allow a Bowie man who has spent more than a decade turning his life around to practice law.Charles Michael Smiroldo, 38, asked the state's highest court to acknowledge that he put drug use, minor criminal activity and irresponsibility behind him long ago.The judges heard his plea Friday, and Smiroldo will be admitted to the bar June 25, along with more than 600 other people."