President meets president

SYLVIA BADGER

July 11, 1993|By SYLVIA BADGER

Education and cultural and business opportunities were only a few of the topics on the agenda for Towson State University president Hoke L. Smith and Sam Barone, dean of TSU's School of Business and Economics, during a recent trip to the Republic of Korea.

One of the highlights of the trip for Smith was a meeting with South Korea's President Kim Young Sam. The president told Smith he was the first American university president he had received since his February inauguration.

Seems President Kim has had a soft spot in his heart for Towson State ever since 1974, when he was given an honorary doctor of human letters degree from the then-Towson State College.

It was Smith's turn for an honorary degree this time, and he received one from Sung Kyun Kwan University (SKKU). It was presented to him by the president of SKKU, who, coincidentally, once taught a semester of political science at Towson State University as part of an exchange program between the two universities.

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There are not enough hours in the day for the Baltimore Zoo's marketing and public relations director Patrice Malloy, who is also a competitive runner and triathlete.

Her work days begin at 5:30 a.m. with an hourlong swim and an hour's run. Her day ends with an hourlong bike ride and another hour's run. So you can imagine what her weekends are like!

Her hard work has not gone unnoticed. She will be featured in a fall issue of Runner's World, considered the bible for avid runners. The story, which will be written by Hal Higdon, a former Olympic runner, will focus on how Malloy manages her career while keeping up the rigorous training necessary for a competitive runner/triathlete.

The interview was a bit unusual. Malloy and Higdon began by taking a six-mile run through Roland Park and Guilford, ending up with breakfast at the Polo Grill.

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If you're a Melissa Manchester fan, she'll be performing at a Pier Six concert Sept. 9. This Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter has agreed to come to town for a fund-raiser for the House of Ruth, which provides shelter and services to victims of domestic violence.

Again this year, B. J. Cowie, Lainy LeBow-Sachs and Amy Elias are co-chairs of the event. And with the help of Matt DeVito, CEO of the Rouse Company, and Lou Grasmick, CEO of Grasmick Lumber, they are sure to make their $150,000 goal.

Tickets are $100, which includes a reception at Harrison's Pier Five; $25 for pavilion seats and $15 for lawn seats.

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Two grads of Baltimore's International Culinary College, Steve Litizia and Tony Talucci, have played a game of musical chef chairs this summer. Chef Litizia left the Elkridge Club for the Center Club, and chef Talucci left the Center Club for the

Elkridge Club, and everyone seems to be happy.

Congratulations to: Lt. Guv Mickey Steinberg, who has enticed former Baltimore County executive Ted Venetoulis to run his gubernatorial campaign. Isn't life strange? If memory serves me correctly, Venetoulis ran one of Gov. William Donald Schaefer's early campaigns for mayor . . . My favorite golf pro at the Hunt Valley Golf Club, Eric Dietz, who made elaborate plans in his quest to ask Sherri Spilman, who works at AAI in Hunt Valley, to marry him. But it was worth the effort, because she did say yes, after a romantic dinner at the Milton Inn followed by a ring ceremony . . . Op Sail's Mary Sue McCarthy and V-103's Bill Hopkinson, who are planning a New Year's Eve wedding . . . Lisa Goldberg, who wrote an interesting story in this week's Jewish Times about the spiritual side of Sally Thorner, and why she wants her son, Everett Rosenfeld, raised in the Jewish faith . . .

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