Federation of the Blind


November 28, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Flash! The newsies were out in force for "Newsline Night '99" at the National Federation of the Blind headquarters in South Baltimore.

Katharine Graham of the Washington Post spoke to the black-tie bunch about her years in the news biz. And Mike Waller, publisher and CEO of The Baltimore Sun, and Tom Curley, publisher and president of USA Today, were each honored for their contributions to Newsline, the electronic telephone system that NFB uses to deliver more than 27 newspapers to visually impaired people around the country.

Among those enjoying the gala: Dr. Marc Maurer, NFB president; Sandra Long, event chair; Elijah Cummings, honorary chair; Betsy Zaborowski, Beth Dana, Tim Frank, Susan Cole, Fred Muhl, Barbara Dreyer and Anne Riggle, event committee members; Debbie Kielty, vice president and general manager of Procter & Gamble Beauty Care; and Jim Nabit, senior partner at Westport Investment Group.

The newsworthy night raised about $45,000 for Newsline.

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