April 28, 2003

Potential SARS case cleared in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - A 26-year-old Hong Kong woman and 10 other family members were released from isolation after health officials said it was likely they did not have the SARS virus, the city's health commissioner said Friday.

The decision leaves two suspect cases of the potentially fatal disease in the state; a Baltimore doctor who was in Toronto last week and an Anne Arundel County woman who went to China to adopt a girl.

Sarbanes resting after surgery

BALTIMORE (AP) - Sen. Paul Sarbanes underwent surgery Friday morning to remove a small benign growth on his adrenal gland, his office said.

Sarbanes, a Democrat and Maryland's senior senator, was "resting comfortably" at Johns Hopkins Hospital, his office reported. He is expected to remain there a few days.

Pa. sculptor makes angel for ex-POW

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An artist who has made oversized steel angels placed near the sites of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will make one to honor former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch.

Lei Hennessy, of Jennerstown, said she will install a 10-foot steel angel outside the Wirt County Courthouse in Elizabeth, W.Va., not far from Lynch's family's home in Palestine, W.Va.

Toddlers found dead in W.Va. pool

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - Fairmont Police are investigating the apparent drowning deaths of 27-month-old twin boys.

The pajama-clad twins were found floating in the pool by their grandmother around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

No one knows how long the boys, who police did not identify, were in the water. Their grandfather saw them both in bed before he left for work at 7:15 a.m.

WVU, Marshall halt trips due to SARS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University has canceled study programs abroad and Marshall University has postponed a faculty trip to China because of the potentially fatal respiratory illness SARS.

WVU announced Friday that it canceled two summer art courses in the College of Creative Arts, a summer international business course and a trip by medical students - all bound for China.

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