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Cecil Whig - - REGIONAL & NATIONAL -

Joseph Ty­d­ings, former U.S. sen­a­tor from Mary­land, dies at 90


— A cham­pion of lib­eral causes and pub­lic ser­vice, former U.S. Sen. Joseph D. Ty­d­ings has died at 90.

News out­lets re­port the Mary­land Demo­crat died of can­cer Mon­day in Wash­ing­ton, sur­rounded by his fam­ily and cloaked in a blan­ket bear­ing the name of his alma mater, the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land.

Born in North Carolina, Ty­d­ings was adopted by his step­fa­ther, U.S. Sen. Mil­lard Ty­d­ings of Mary­land. He served in one of the Army’s last horse pla­toons dur­ing the post­war oc­cu­pa­tion of Ger­many be­fore col­lege.

At Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy’s urg­ing, the fed­eral pros­e­cu­tor launched a se­nate bid in 1963. Dur­ing his sin­gle term, from 1965 to 1971, he op­posed the Viet­nam War and ad­vo­cated for gun con­trol and civil rights.

Gov. Larry praised Ty­d­ings’ of pros­e­cu­tions pub­lic cor­rup­tion, flags low­ered in­tern­ment. Ho­gan record against or­der­ing for his

Johns Hop­kins to name new build­ing af­ter Hen­ri­etta Lacks


— Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity and the fam­ily of Hen­ri­etta Lacks say a new build­ing on the school’s cam­pus in East Bal­ti­more will be named af­ter the woman whose cells were taken with­out her con­sent and widely used in revo­lu­tion­ary re­search.

News out­lets re­port the build­ing will sup­port pro­grams pro­mot­ing re­search and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment. Lacks died of cer­vi­cal can­cer in 1951 at the uni­ver­sity where re­searchers dis­cov­ered her cells re­pro­duced in­def­i­nitely in test tubes.

Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Daniels said Satur­day that the build­ing sched­uled for com­ple­tion in 2022 will stand as a tes­ta­ment to Lacks’ trans­for­ma­tive im­pact on sci­ence as well as the im­por­tance of ethics in re­search.

Lacks’ grand­daugh­ter, Jeri Lacks, says the honor be­fits her grand­mother’s role in ad­vanc­ing mod­ern medicine.

MSP: Hate crimes re­ports up by over 100


— Mary­land State Po­lice say re­ports of hate crimes had in­creased by more than 100 from 2016 to 2017.

The Cap­i­tal Gazette cites the newly re­leased num­bers from State Po­lice as say­ing there were 398 re­ports of hate crimes or bias in­ci­dents in 2017 in Mary­land com­pared to 295 in 2016.

The in­crease was mostly from more densely-pop­u­lated re­gions as Bal­ti­more, Howard, Mont­gomery, Prince Ge­orge’s and Anne Arun­del coun­ties each had more re­ported hate crimes.

Anne Arun­del County po­lice spokesman Marc Li­man­sky tells the news­pa­per in its Mon­day re­port that the num­bers prob­a­bly un­der-rep­re­sent as the State Po­lice re­port only out­lines hate crimes re­ported to lo­cal po­lice de­part­ments.

Black peo­ple were the most com­mon tar­get in the in­ci­dents as 177 of the 398 re­ports in­volved black vic­tims.

Jeal­ous says Ho­gan’s blun­der-fo­cused video mocks stut­ter


— Mary­land’s gov­er­nor re­leased a re-elec­tion cam­paign video pok­ing fun at his chal­lenger’s ver­bal blun­ders, but Demo­crat Ben Jeal­ous says Repub­li­can in­cum­bent Larry Ho­gan is bul­ly­ing him over his speech im­ped­i­ment.

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