Saturday, September 29, 2012
Baltimore County police identified Earl Badu as the man who jumped from I-695 Thursday.
Earl Badu, 33, a member of the University of Maryland’s 2002 basketball national championship team, has been indentified as the man who died Thursday after jumping from Interstate 695 into a construction area on Interstate 95 near Perry Hall. Baltimore County police identified Badu as the jumper in an email on Saturday. According to University of Maryland’s athletic site, Badu was a member of the school’s 2002 National Championship team after walking onto the squad in the fall of 1998. Badu, a graduate of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, died from his injuries at Bay View Medical Center. According to electronic court records, Badu, who listed a PO Box in Bethesda as his address, was convicted of passing a bad check on Sept. 21.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Dancing (and a little disarray) filled the University of Maryland's McKeldin Mall on Wednesday.
Update, Oct. 1: University of Maryland Libraries posted an extended version of its "Gangnam Style" video over the weekend, featuring a long choreographed sequence and culminating in footage from Friday's flash mob (see above). Original article: A University of Maryland "Gangnam Style" flash mob drew hundreds of people to McKeldin Mall Wednesday afternoon—but the end result was a bit more "mob" than the perfectly synchronized routine of K-pop fame. The event, coordinated by University of Maryland Libraries, aimed to have students perform the distinctive dance moves featured in the music video for Korean rapper PSY's hit single. Organizers collected thousands of fans on Facebook and distributed a tutorial for would-be mobbers. But when the …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Study shows that the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay has declined 92 percent since 1980.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
By Greg Masters Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay's oyster population has plummeted since the late 1960s, when Willy Dean, a Maryland waterman since the age of 17, would go hand tonging with his father and "load the boat with oysters." "The catch is way, way down from what it was back then," Dean said. The population is so low that several scientists recommended a complete halt on oyster harvesting in a study published in August by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. But a moratorium has not gained traction among watermen and state officials, who see the industry as an important tradition and a small but significant part of the state's economy. "People would have to get other jobs, leave the …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
A statewide initiative to promote a healthier lifestyle kicks off at Maryland's first childhood obesity summit.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
State officials at a summit on childhood obesity in Baltimore on Tuesday announced the launch of the Institute for a Healthiest Maryland, a statewide initiative to promote healthy lifestyles and environments, fight obesity and tobacco use and help people better manage hypertension and cholesterol. The institute is sponsored by the University of Maryland in partnership with the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Former Magruder soccer standout Alex Lee is a senior for the top-ranked Maryland men's soccer team.
Alex Lee, a lifelong Rockville resident, can’t remember all of the events of Oct. 10, 2009. And that is probably a good thing. At the time a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, Lee and some friends went out to eat that night in upper Northwest Washington, D.C. After supper, Lee and his Terps soccer teammates were looking to cross Connecticut Avenue near Calvert Street. “We were headed back to campus about 9 or 9:30. I really can’t recall the moment,” said Lee, a former standout at Col. Zadok S. Magruder High School. “My teammates said I walked across the street and did not see the car. I jumped at the last moment and hit the windshield.” Lee was rushed to George Washington University Hospital for skull surgery on the …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Healthcare Initiative Foundation scholarships aim to improve care for county residents.
A recent $30,000 grant to the Universities at Shady Grove means more students can focus more on their degrees in health-related fields and less on ways to come up with tuition money. The grant, from the Healthcare Initiative Foundation, allowed USG to offer scholarships to more than a dozen students who plan to go into nursing, respiratory therapy, health systems management, public health science and other health care-related areas. “We believe USG is an ideal grant recipient because of its significant role in developing a workforce that can directly benefit the health of Montgomery County residents,” said Karen Green, president of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation. The commitment to increasing that workforce is clear: In 2008, the …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
But radioactive elements could reach marine life, expert says.
COLLEGE PARK—A panel of University of Maryland nuclear experts said the United States is safe from radiation leaking out of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant, but disagreed on what the disaster would mean to the environment surrounding the facility. Jeff Stehr, an atmospheric and oceanic sciences researcher, has helped form projections of the path of the plume of radioactive particles coming from the plant, which was damaged by a 9.0 earthquake and the resulting tsunami on March 11. He said Alaska's Aleutian Islands might see slightly higher levels of radiation than normal, but in the continental U.S. even the West Coast was at very little risk. "We're not really looking at a big deal for us," Stehr said. "We're very, very far away." The …