Harry Gets a Kidney

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Five years ago, Harry Burstyn suffered from kidney failure. Although he beat it and got his kidney functioning again, he wound up on dialysis a year-and-a-half later. He needed a donor kidney. “They said the wait’s five to eight years, or come back, bring us a donor, and we can do your surgery tomorrow,” said… Read More

Not Losing Sleep

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TEL AVIV — Of the 200,000 wine bottles Yakov Burg produced last year, 16,000 went to Europe. The possibility of a boycott and repeated rumblings that Europe is planning to label goods produced in the settlements could decrease that number, but Burg isn’t worried. The CEO of Psagot Winery, which is located in a settlement… Read More

KatzAbosch Director Named Woman of the Year

KatzAbosch, one of the mid-Atlantic region’s leading certified public accounting and consulting firms, announced that Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro Chapter (ABC Baltimore) honored Anita Sheckells, CPA, CCIFP, CCA, a director with KatzAbosch, as Woman of the Year at the annual ABC Baltimore Winter Gala. A longtime ABC Baltimore member and volunteer leader, Sheckells… Read More

Feinblatt Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC announced that 22 of its attorneys have been named 2014 Maryland Super Lawyers and nine of its attorneys have been named 2014 Maryland’s Rising Stars in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained… Read More

Willard Hackerman

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Willard Hackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, died Feb.10 of natural causes at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 95. Born Oct. 6, 1918, Hackerman grew up in Baltimore’s Forest Park neighborhood. At the age of 16 his parents moved to Hanover, Pa., but he stayed behind in order to… Read More

HFAM To Offer Wound Care Training

The Health Facilities Association of Maryland (HFAM) has been awarded a $109,850 grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Health Care Quality to offer nursing home staff wound care education. A Wound Care Training and Certification course will be offered to the provider community of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The grant… Read More

Second of ‘Cuban Five’ expected to be released

A second of five Cuban spies whose release from prison is seen as critical to the freedom of Alan Gross will likely soon be in Cuba. Fernando Gonzalez, one of the Cuban Five convicted of spying offenses in 2001, will be transferred to immigration lockup at the end of February to await deportation, the Miami… Read More

Community Weathers Storm

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Like so many communities across the country, Baltimore is still reeling from the effects of the most recent storm to hit the East Coast. While some were merely inconvenienced, others suffered the loss of heat and hot water, downed trees and childcare problems caused by school closings and late openings. According to David Buck, spokes-man… Read More

20 Years of Hope

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When her husband, Ed, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006, Elise Ziv knew her family needed more than medical attention to cope with the crisis. Fortunately, someone told her about Hopewell Cancer Support. Ed and Elise Ziv and their two boys, Caleb and Coby, then 5 and 7 years old, all received free services… Read More

Friendly fire kills Israeli officer

An Israeli army officer commanding a unit during an operation near the Gaza security fence was killed by friendly fire. According to a preliminary investigation, the officer, identified as Capt. Tal Nachman, 21, of Nes Tziona, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning by a soldier from another unit operating in the area, the Israel… Read More