Execs play golf for UMH

SYLVIA BADGER

June 20, 1993|By SYLVIA BADGER

Thirty-two presidents and other senior-level executives from companies across the country teed off in the Presidents' Cup Golf Tournament at the spectacular Caves Valley Golf Club recently. They were joined by Chris Poindexter, chairman of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. and the honorary chairman of the golfing fund-raiser for Union Memorial Hospital.

William Ward, Ward Machinery; Tom Grey, Oak Contracting Corp; Mayo Shattuck, Alex. Brown & Sons; Jim Barnett, SCMI; Bruce Sawyer, Barton Cotton Inc.; Clark MacKenzie, MacKenzie/O'Conor, Piper & Flynn; George Hepburn, Dynasplint Systems Inc.; Richard Clarke, Marcor Environmental; T. Edgie Russell III, Twelve Knotts Limited Partnership; Joe Hardiman, NASDAQ; Dr. Shaw Wilgis, UMH Foundation; Tom Maddux, American Stone-Mix Inc.; Frank Riggs, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes; and Basil Laslett, Willse & Associates, were among the execs who paid $1,000 to participate.

It was a great day, which included a two-hour clinic with celebrity pro Harold Henning, who has won more than $2.5 million since 1984 on the senior PGA tour.

The golfers had lunch, played golf and attended a reception-awards dinner with Union Memorial president Constance F. Row, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Weinberg, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Siegel and Mr. and Mrs. William Weinberg, who were representing the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the sponsors.

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Baltimore's aged and homebound will fare much better thanks to the generosity of chefs Michael Rork, Harbor Court Hotel; Linwood Dame, Linwood's Cafe/Grille; Harold Marmulstein, Polo Grill; Mark Henry, Milton Inn; Ned Atwater, Caves Valley Golf Club; Tzu Ming Yang, Kawasaki; Dean Batlas, Harryman House; and Jerry Edwards, Chef's Expressions.

They donated their expertise, which made the "Royal Culinary Caper" a success with the more than 250 people at Harbor Court Hotel. This benefit for Meals on Wheels raised in excess of $30,000, which included a $15,000 check from Jackie McCurdy, vice president for state and industry relations for Seagram/Crown Royal. McCurdy, who used to be a Towson attorney and House of Delegates member, said her company is making donations in 40 cities as part of the company's Meals on Wheels program.

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"L.A. Law" and "Posse" star Blair Underwood has accepted an invitation to premiere his film, "The Second Coming," at the Senator Theater. All it took was a phone call from the Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME Church, after he saw Underwood on "Donahue" and thought how nice it would be if he'd bring his film to Baltimore. Underwood must have liked Mr. Reid's message, because he said yes. The plans are for Underwood to attend a private luncheon with community leaders and local ministers on June 28 to discuss the concept of the film, in which he stars as Jesus Christ returning to the world. Underwood also wrote and produced the film.

That evening he will attend a 5:30 p.m. reception at the Senator, which will be followed by the film. Call Bethel AME Church, (410) 523-4273, to make reservations for the evening activities. Tickets are $20.

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Mike Farrell, known to millions as B. J. Hunnicutt on "M*A*S*H," spoke to a full house at the Pikesville Hilton last Wednesday. Farrell, now the spokesman for CONCERN/America, talked about human rights and world medical conditions. He was in town as part of the name-change celebration for the Northwest Hospital Center, formerly Baltimore County General Hospital.

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Around town: Rumors are that film crews could be on our sidewalks again soon. I hear NBC is toying with the idea of four to six new episodes of Barry Levinson's "Homicide" this summer. Keep your fingers crossed . . .

The 1993 WMAR-TV Children's Miracle Network Telethon raised a record $1,834,427 for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Channel 2's Mary Beth Marsden and Stan Stovall did a great job as hosts of the 21-hour program . . .

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