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June 5, 2012
Morgan State University has gone on lockdown. Unfortunately, it was not before one of its students, Alexander Kinyua, allegedly beat a man in a campus apartment with a baseball bat, or before Mr. Kinyua admitted to killing, dismembering and eating some body parts of his off-campus roommate. Instead, the school's officials, from the president and regents chairman on down, have gone into a defensive crouch in response to increasingly difficult questions about whether someone at the university should have heeded what, in retrospect, look like warning signs that something was amiss with the former engineering student and ROTC cadet.
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NEWS
September 13, 2014
The warning signs of relationship violence are around us every day. But, today an elevator surveillance video has brought it to the forefront as a national conversation - a conversation that is long overdue, but one that I have lived before ( "Sixteen female senators urge Roger Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence," Sept. 11). On May 3, 2010, my friend Sharon Love lost her daughter Yeardley when she was brutally beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend.
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NEWS
July 14, 2012
Parents of rising high school seniors with college aspirations have likely spent a good chunk of time this year experiencing that peculiar educational tradition known as the "college visit. " Even those who have already criss-crossed the country catering to the whims of a child enthralled with the prospect of attending school on the West Coast or maybe in the Northeast or perhaps Florida, or all three simultaneously, if that were only possible, may have miles to go yet before they sleep.
NEWS
July 14, 2014
State education officials told us that scores on this year's Maryland School Assessment exams would go down, and that they most certainly did. Schools state-wide embarked last fall on their first full year of instruction tied to the Common Core standards, but the tests this spring were still tied to the old curriculum. The mismatch was such an obvious issue that many, from parents to some candidates for governor, advocated skipping the tests altogether on the grounds that they would be a waste of time and money.
BUSINESS
By Julius Westheimer | March 2, 1992
Are you "off the track" at work? Here, from Working Woman, March, are warning signs: "envy of others and fantasies about being in their shoes; knowing who the key players are but not making the effort to get to know them; second-guessing your boss; giving up taking big risks; blaming the recession or office politics for your status; socializing primarily with people who lack ambition, etc."TRAVEL TIPS: Here are tips on "motel shopping" for business and pleasure travelers from "Dollar Stretching Ideas": (1)
FEATURES
By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1999
They dress in black, hurl hostile threats, sulk alone in their bedrooms. Ordinary teens or troubled adolescents comfortable enough seeing gunfire that they plan to try it themselves?There are warning signs to distinguish kids on the verge of violence from kids going through a stage, experts say. The problem is, some say the country lacks the will to develop systems that would help kids and prevent violence."In all these school shootings, there was advance notice," said Howie Knoff, a professor of school psychology at the University of South Florida.
NEWS
By JACK W. GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | August 21, 1996
WASHINGTON -- There are many ways the Democrats can rationalize the better-than-expected bounce Bob Dole has enjoyed in the opinion polls taken immediately after the Republican convention.But there are some undercurrents in the polls that President Clinton and his supporters should see as warning signs of potential vulnerability in the general election campaign.That Mr. Dole scored heavily, however transitorily, is unquestioned. One television network survey shows Mr. Clinton's margin cut essentially in half, to about 12 percent.
BUSINESS
By Georgia C. Marudas and Georgia C. Marudas,Evening Sun Staff | August 14, 1991
When you go to check out a car, don't be rushed or bashful, experts advise. Equip yourself with a notebook and flashlight. Take a friend along for feedback and psychological support.So, what do you do besides kicking the tires?"Don't fall in love with the car," warns Bob Becker, automotive services program specialist with the Automobile Club of Maryland, "or you start to overlook the warning signs."Odometer fraud can be very difficult to detect, but look for telltale signals. If the brake and accelerator pedals are worn, the ignition heavily scratched up by keys and the driver's seat sags, and the odometer reads 25,000 miles, be suspicious.
BUSINESS
By Julius Westheimer | March 12, 1999
WHAT WARNING signs indicate that your broker or adviser is not telling the whole truth? Working Woman warns to watch for what it calls the "four biggest lies: ""We can take care of all your financial needs -- insurance, accounting, legal, etc. -- right here." The article says, "One-stop shopping seems convenient but it's not in your best interest. You need objective advice from several unbiased sources.""You must move all your money to me before we can start working together." Not true, says the article.
NEWS
By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2002
Baltimore's top health official classified a sewage leak in North Baltimore's Stony Run as "modest" yesterday and said his department is taking measures to notify the public. A drainpipe under University Parkway in Wyman Park has been leaking sewage into the creek sporadically since early spring, city officials acknowledged. The rate of flow was measured at 10 gallons per minute yesterday morning. Although that's small compared to other spills in the city, the sewage water pours into an area about 50 yards from where children frequently swim.
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Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
When Maryland's government hires a company to provide around-the-clock nursing care to severely disabled foster children - arguably the state's most vulnerable residents - it requires the contractor to have its business affairs in order. But LifeLine, which attracted media attention after the recent death of a 10-year-old resident, had many signs that it was struggling financially to staff its Laurel apartments with an appropriate number of nurses. One recent indication was a sign posted on some of LifeLine's units in the Laurel-area community of Russett Green on May 12. "Payroll Alert," read the sign.
NEWS
July 2, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to seek $77 million in cuts to a budget that's barely 24 hours old is a sobering reminder that the state's economic recovery is tenuous at best. Maryland experienced no gross domestic product growth last year, and job creation here has been far from steady so far in 2014. Budget Secretary T. Eloise Foster introduced the budget cut proposals today by saying the administration wants to get ahead of any problems now in hopes of providing an extra cushion should revenues go south.
NEWS
April 22, 2014
I am responding to the letter from Dr. Andy Lazris entitled "Screening for Alzheimer's carries its own risks," (April 17). The Alzheimer's Association supports efforts that increase early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease by trained professionals in a medical setting after a comprehensive evaluation. Today more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. With an aging baby boomer population, that number is expected to soar to as many as 16 million by mid-century.
NEWS
January 13, 2014
The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post article on Sunday based on not-previously disclosed documents and interviews with key participants. The Post's report fleshes out the story of dysfunction revealed in records obtained last month by The Sun through a public information request and leaves no doubt that state officials were warned repeatedly and in detail that the website was, in one former official's words, "a disaster waiting to happen.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but many don't recognize the warning signs. They may ignore the symptoms or mistake them for more benign ailments. Dr. Shannon J. Winakur, medical director of the Women's Heart Center at Saint Agnes Hospital, said women should be more aware of heart disease and how to prevent it. How are the warning signs of heart disease different in women? Warning signs of heart disease typically occur with exertion and go away with rest. The classic symptom of heart disease is a dull tightness in the center of the chest, which may or may not radiate to the neck, jaw, left shoulder or left arm. Women can certainly have these symptoms, but they also often describe sharp or burning chest pain.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
A Morgan State University student who was partially blinded with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that the school ignored warning signs of Alexander Kinyua's potential for violence. Joshua Ceasar of New Jersey was struck by Kinyua, who is accused of killing a family friend before eating some of his body parts in Harford County. Kinyua pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible in December in the attack on Ceasar. "There were numerous warning signs that Kinyua was a danger to the community, and Morgan State failed to act to protect anyone on campus," said Ceasar's attorney, Steven D. Silverman.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 28, 2002
WASHINGTON - Several Wall Street analysts told a skeptical Senate committee yesterday that they continued to recommend stock in Enron even after it began its slide into bankruptcy because they had been duped by the company. Senators pressed the analysts from four top brokerages to explain how they missed the warning signs and failed to sound alarms that might have saved private investors and state pension funds the billions of dollars that were wiped out when the energy trader collapsed in December.
HEALTH
By Jean Marbella, Scott Calvert and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
Fanya O'Donoghue had just learned she was pregnant when she happened to meet a group of nurses at a social gathering. She was looking for an obstetrician, and asked them whom they would recommend. "All six of them said, 'Dr. [Nikita] Levy,'" she recalled. Even now, after allegations that Levy photographed patients during exams, followed by the doctor's apparent suicide last Monday, O'Donoghue can't bring herself to believe those nurses steered her wrong. For her, Levy is still the kind, dryly funny doctor who drove through the "snowmageddon" of February 2010 when she went into labor with her firstborn - who shepherded her through her next pregnancy with twins and celebrated their happy deliveries.
NEWS
February 13, 2013
There is still much we do not know about Dayvon Green, the University of Maryland, College Park student who police say fatally shot one of his roommates, Stephen Alex Rane, and seriously wounded another outside their off-campus apartment before taking his own life on Tuesday. Mr. Green, a promising graduate engineering student from the Baltimore area, reportedly was under treatment for mental illness, and though the precise nature of his condition has not been confirmed, investigators believe it may have been a factor in this horrible crime.
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