August 3, 2012

Sister Mary Cortona Owens, S.S.N.D., dies at 93

Sister Mary Cortona Owens, who spent most of her life as a teacher serving in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died July 28.
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Michael Phelps, in the beginning

     I had the blessing of reporting on the most decorated Olympian in history from 2000 to 2004, when Michael Phelps went from being a 14-year-old phenom to the star of the Games.The accompanying photo was taken in August 2000, at the U.S. Trials in Indianapolis, the night after Phelps finished
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What do Gabby Douglas’ gold medals really mean?

 The world watched as Gabby Douglas led the US Women’s Gymnastics Team to its first team gold medal since The Magnificent Seven at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta. Though not the team captain, Gabby, nicknamed “the flying squirrel,” came in first place at the Olympic Trials and, thus,
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Loyola University Maryland to acquire high-tech microscope

Two biology professors at Loyola University Maryland received a grant to purchase a laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM), which allows researchers to image cells and tissues in 3D and follow molecule movement and change in real time.
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AIDS remains an epidemic in US, especially in minority communities

The general mentality of Americans is that AIDS is not a problem here, said Father Dennis Rausch, founder of the HIV ministry of the MIami Archdiocese.
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Road-trip reflections on faith and mobility

I write this from the road, winding through pines and rolling by silos as Highway 94 cuts across Wisconsin.
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