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NEWS
By TED HENDRICKS | January 27, 1993
Maya Angelou has been widely reported to have been only the second poet to read at the inauguration of an American president. This is true, but only in a narrow sense.The first inaugural poet was, of course, Robert Frost. In January 1961, the 86-year-old Frost stood hatless in the bitter cold to read ''The Gift Outright'' at John F. Kennedy's inaugural.Frost delivered ''The Gift Outright'' 20 years earlier at the College of William and Mary. It was included in his 1942 collection, ''A Witness Tree,'' and became one of his best-known poems.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1993
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FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | April 4, 1993
AFRICAN ARTWhat: Museum for African Art.Where: 593 Broadway, New York.When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Current show runs through Aug. 15.Admission: $3 adults, $1.50 seniors, students and children.Call: (212) 966-1313.Enter the Museum for African Art's new headquarters on New York's lower Broadway, and the bright yellow walls of the reception area draw you to them like a magnet. On the way, however, you get a glimpse of the dark, brown-gray tones of the galleries beyond, and they in turn beckon with their promise of mysteries and revelations.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1993
MODELS OPENGrace Harbour1. Ryan Homes will hold the grand opening of its New Haven model Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 18 and 19, at Grace Harbour in Havre de Grace, where the company is building eight different homes.A 1,225-square-foot split-level home, the New Haven comes with three bedrooms, one full bath, a living room, dining room, kitchen and an unfinished lower level for $117,400.The kitchen and dining room can be combined to create a 12-by-19-foot country kitchen at no additional cost.
FEATURES
By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers/Solis-Cohen Enterprises | June 13, 1993
Q: Years ago a friend gave me an unopened bottle of "Old Mock Whiskey" made in 1916 according to its still-intact federal tax stamp. It was bottled in 1933 during Prohibition. Both its bright green and red box and tax stamp are clearly marked "Medicinal Use Only," the only way to legally acquire whiskey during Prohibition. Who might want it and how much is it worth?A: It's unusual to find an unopened Prohibition-era whiskey bottle with its box in such good condition. But you might not be able to sell it in some states without a liquor license.
NEWS
By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | February 10, 1993
Three former employees of a Massachusetts-based truck driving school have filed suit charging that they were fired because they refused to go along with a plan to reduce the number of blacks in the school's Baltimore branch.Mark Greenberg, president of the New England Tractor Trailer Training School, ordered the employees to avoid recruiting in Baltimore because the city's population is "too black," according to suits filed last week in city Circuit Court.Melvin L. Toliver, who says he was fired last February after a year and a half as director of admissions, claims in a suit that Mr. Greenberg ordered him to use a map of metropolitan Baltimore with different colored push pins -- white pins for white students -- to show the racial composition of each new class.
FEATURES
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 31, 1993
Success has a way of turning innovations into institutions, and that definitely seems to be the case with "MTV Unplugged."At first, these all-acoustic live sets offered viewers the chance to see well-known bands performing in an intimate, informal environment. It wasn't something everyone did, and as such, seemed sort of special.Now, of course, "Unplugged" dates are almost expected of major artists, and everyone from Eric Clapton to Paul McCartney to Neil Young has taped shows. So it hardly seems surprising that MTV has decided to kick off its summer season with a week's worth of new shows -- after all, they need something more than "Beavis and Butthead" to keep their audience indoors at night.
NEWS
By Paul Billings & Jonathan Beckwith | July 20, 1993
In an era when researchers have located the genes for conditions such as Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, some scientists believe that "homosexual" genes will soon be found.It comes as no surprise, then, that lately the popular press has been humming with stories about whether homosexuality is genetically determined. We are uneasy about the current unbridled enthusiasm for studies relating genes with human behavior.Scientists' arguments for a biological basis for human differences have previously been used for insidious ends; the arguments by German scientists before World War II for the genetic inferiority of Jews is just one example.
BUSINESS
By San Francisco Chronicle The New York Times News Service contributed to this article | February 13, 1993
Intel Corp. has developed a prototype microchip that is stunningly quick at recognizing handwriting, identifying military targets and performing other tasks that are difficult or impossible for conventional chips.The new NI 1000 chip, developed with financial support from a Pentagon research agency, is one of an unusual breed called "neural networks."These chips and their associated software work more like the human brain than the Intel microprocessors used in millions of personal computers.
NEWS
May 26, 1993
Tomorrow is Graduation Day at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The men and women of the Class of 1993 have just finished what is without question the most rigorous intellectual, emotional and physical education in the country; they and their families have earned the right to celebrate and take pride in this moment.But the graduates should also be aware that far more difficult tasks lie ahead. They will be responsible for leading the Navy as it is remodeled to fit its new post-Cold War role and forced to grapple with social changes, including the status of women and gays in the military.
NEWS
By Victor Paul Alvarez and Victor Paul Alvarez,Contributing Writer | May 9, 1993
To some, duck decoys evoke images of bullets and birds, hunting and Hemingway.But decoys have grown considerably more fashionable -- and elaborate -- since the turn of the century, when the first rough-hewn wooden ducks floated on the Chesapeake near Havre de Grace.At this weekend's 12th annual Decoy Festival, the refined art of ++ carving decoys for the display shelf rather than the bay is expected to draw some 5,000 -- the collectors, the craftsman, the curious -- who travel to Havre de Grace to admire the craftsmen's handiwork or swap secrets.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | May 31, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- There is more to this game than a championship.It's about tradition: Syracuse has won four national championships since 1981, as has North Carolina. It's about style: Both use the run-and-gun offense. It's about control: Which team has the best midfield? It's about revenge: North Carolina beat Syracuse, 14-10, on March 6.It's about time.No. 1 North Carolina (14-1) and No. 3 Syracuse (11-2) will play in the NCAA Division I lacrosse championship today at noon at Byrd Stadium.
NEWS
October 3, 1993
A 35-year-old Middleboro, N.Y., man who married a Sykesville woman while allegedly still married to another woman in Tennessee is wanted on an arrest warrant issued by a District Court commissioner in Westminster Friday.The warrant charges him with bigamy.Jarvis R. Miracle is charged with marrying Carolyn Mills of Sykesville on Dec. 24, 1991 and abandoning her in July 1992 after they had moved from Maryland to Tennessee.Ms. Mills learned of the prior marriage recently when she contacted an attorney in an attempt to obtain an annulment of her own.Ms.
NEWS
February 1, 1993
Helen S. ShoemakerAuthor, church leaderHelen Smith Shoemaker, an author, sculptor and church leader, died of a stroke Friday at Meridian Healthcare Center in Brooklandville. She was 89.The former Helen Dominick Smith was born in New York City. She was the daughter of the late H. Alexander Smith, who was a U.S. senator from New Jersey from 1944 to 1958, and Helen Babcock Dominick.Mrs. Shoemaker attended schools in Colorado, Princeton, N.J., and Florence, Italy.She also studied art in Paris and New York.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | July 6, 1993
The owner of a Union Bridge excavating company drowned early Sunday in Big Pipe Creek when he went swimming with five other people after leaving a Keymar tavern, Maryland State Police said.William Martin Rowe, 55, of the 4500 block of Middleburg Road in Mount Union, died at the scene about 3:15 a.m. Police said the drowning was an accident.Mr. Rowe's body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore, police said. An autopsy report was not available yesterday.Mr. Rowe drowned in the creek, which is a Monocacy River tributary, near Crouse Mill Road outside Keymar, police said.
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