A MISSIVE CROSSED our desk recently, posing this most perplexing question: What do Michael Jordan, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, Bill Cosby and Baltimore ad exec Hal Donofrio have in common? Was this, we pondered, one of those confounded trick questions bound to pluck our absolute last and only nerve? Fortunately, not.
As it turns out, all of the above were sent personally embossed leather bound editions of The New International Version of the Bible from Zondervan Publishing House President Jim Buick, who selected this distinguished group for having positive influences on American society. Donofrio raised more than $3.5 million for a recent public service campaign to prevent teen pregnancies.
TO AID OUR troops who're arriving home from the Persian Gulf, United Way has set up a booth, staffed by volunteers, at BWI's Pier C/D to aid with transportation, financial assistance, job counseling and temporary shelter. Their phone number is (301) 685-0525 or (800) 492-0618.