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NEWS
October 11, 1994
Noah's RavenWhy should I have returned?My knowledge would not fit into theirs.I found untouched the desert of the unknown,Big enough for my feet. It is my home.It is always beyond them. The futureSplits the present with the echo of my voice.Hoarse with fulfilment, I never made promises.Cat GhostsIYears afterin a kitchen of another countryyou're still hungryII& In the heat of the dayyour shadow comes backto lie on your stone
FEATURES
By Anne McCollam and Anne McCollam,Copley News Service | October 23, 1994
Q: I have a complete deck of 53 "Vargas Girls" plastic-coated playing cards. They are marked "Creative Play Card Co. Inc., St. Louis 2, Missouri." Each card has a picture of a young woman in a different pose.A: Alberto Vargas was a successful artist of pin-up-girl art in the 1940s. His work appeared in Esquire, calendars and posters. dTC "Warman's Americana & Collectibles, 6th Edition," edited by Harry L. Rinker, lists a deck of playing cards by Vargas at $150.Q: Where can I get big bucks for my personally signed photograph of Elvis Presley?
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
CHEVY CHASE -- If such a thing were possible, Jose Trias and Julie Gilbert were the kind of people who could have dealt with their own violent deaths, their friends and family said yesterday. They would have understood, had compassion and sympathized with the killer.It was not so easy for those who knew the couple, who were found shot to death last week in their retreat in Arnold. "Julie and Jose could find the silver lining in any cloud that came their way," said Joseph Gilbert, Ms. Gilbert's brother.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | September 20, 1994
Opening night of the much-ballyhooed "Baseball: An Illustrated History": Let's put it this way. Ken Burns, driving force behind the 18 1/2 -hour undertaking on PBS, has his work cut out over the next eight innings. Someone drilled a three-run homer off him in the first inning . . . and it hit the warehouse on the fly.Maybe it was a case of expecting too much under the flood of advance publicity and the commercialization that no doubt will see Burns doing personal appearances on QVC and the rest of the home shopping network stops.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | March 2, 1994
From Holland, from Korea, from Poland, from Africa, a veritable United Nations of colorfully outfitted dolls is making its home at North Glen Elementary School.The dolls, about 60 of them, are a family project designed to bring together old and young, marry art and family history, and sneak in the message to nearly 300 children that there's beauty in everyone's heritage.The brainchild of art teacher Mary Rubin Rosoff, the ethnic dolls were an optional take-home project last month.About 60 families, many with more than one child in school, took her up on it. She provided poster-board doll cutouts, and the rest was up to the families.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | February 23, 1994
Festival Foods is opening today in Hampstead after opposition from residents and technicalities in the town's zoning ordinances threatened to keep the new supermarket from becoming a reality.Still pending in Carroll County Circuit Court are lawsuits questioning the Board of Zoning Appeals' site plan approval and changes in Hampstead's zoning ordinance that paved the way for the 42,716-square-foot store and adjoining 13,800 square feet of retail space.Asked what Festival's owners would do if courts determined that the decision and ordinance were not valid, Hampstead Town Manager John A. Riley could only laugh, "I don't know what would happen."
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | July 23, 1994
For nearly eight years, William Donald Schaefer has been known as a "Do It Now" governor impatient to leave his mark on Maryland.As he nears the end of his second and final term in state office, Mr. Schaefer is leaving his name as well -- in every corner of the state.Visitors to Baltimore will find it at the 29-story William Donald Schaefer Tower -- the new name for the old Merritt Tower at 6 St. Paul St. Or the William Donald Schaefer Life Sciences Institute. Or the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
NEWS
By Stephen Margulies | November 20, 1994
Can you get to Heaven by going through the purgatory of a visit to the dentist? Will the cleaning of your bad teeth also scrape away the stain of sin and bring you closer to God? Are dental hygienists angels of mercy? Or is the experience of undergoing dental work something we wish to forget -- boring at best but all too likely to be excruciating?No fact of physical life is boring to John Updike, a writer whose feeling for language is so sensitive that it can register the splendor in any jot of everyday experience.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | May 13, 1994
A sign over the door of Jeffrey Kimble's office at New Windsor Middle School reads, "Congratulations, Mr. Kimble. We Love You, Boss."At each side of the computer-generated banner is a picture of a piggy bank overflowing with dollar bills.That might be Mr. Kimble's biggest problem -- where to put all the money he just won in the Maryland Lotto -- $18 million over 20 years. He'll get the first annual installment of $900,000 (before taxes) next week.The 52-year-old principal won the second-biggest jackpot in Lotto's history.
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Tom Bowman and Bruce Reid contributed to this article | March 9, 1994
The ban on smoking in the military workplace announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Defense may not be as revolutionary as Pentagon officials say, at least not on military installations in Maryland.Spokesmen for Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Meade and the U.S. Naval Academy all said the policy will have little effect on them because they already have restricted smoking."For all intents and purposes, we're already there," said Lt. Cmdr. Paul J. Weishaupt, a spokesman for the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
Signet Banking Corp. has changed the name of the credit card company it plans to spin off in a public offering and said it expects to begin the sale next month.Instead of OakStone Financial Corp., the company will be called Capital One Financial Corp., Richmond, Va.-based Signet said yesterday."Capital One consistently outperformed a broad array of names in extensive consumer testing," Signet said in a statement.The offering will begin some time after Signet releases its third-quarter earnings, which are expected Tuesday.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | October 10, 1994
George L. Huber Sr., the last of his family to stand at a market stall and satisfy Baltimore's sweet tooth with iced cookies and holiday cakes from Germany, died Friday.Mr. Huber, who was 92, died at the John L. Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home Inc. three weeks after falling at his home and suffering a blood clot in his brain.From Lafayette to Canton, Hanover, Cross Street, Lexington and Hollins Markets, the family operated stalls bearing the name, "Huber's Fancy Cakes" for nearly 100 years.
SPORTS
By Mike Jefferson | February 20, 1994
WrestlingThe Harford County Junior Wrestling Tournament at Aberdeen High School finished with the host team, Aberdeen, taking first place with 173 points and Fallston a close second (143 points).Individual results for Fallston included championship wins for Chris Baum at 50 pounds and Dominic Bruno at 55 pounds, both in the Pee Wee division.In the Pee Wee division, Steve Markowski (50), Adam McCord (65) and Phillip Tanneyhill (70) advanced to the finals, finishing second. Kyle McGrath wrestled at 65 pounds, finishing in fourth place for a medal.
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | October 19, 1994
It's the old story of boy meets girl, girl cheats on boy, boy kills girl with hunting rifle.And then, in a neat little twist, boy gets off with just 18 months in jail, except, of course, for the time he's out on work-release.So, we can add these elements to the plot line: Girl gets buried, boy gets slap on wrist.Don't you love a happy ending? Maybe you heard about it.This is the real-life story of Kenneth Lee Peacock and his wife, Sandra Kaye Sloan Peacock, and the kindly judge, Robert E. Cahill, who thinks that the wife really had it coming.
SPORTS
By KEN ROSENTHAL | February 25, 1994
SARASOTA, Fla. -- They stood near the door inside the Orioles' clubhouse, waiting to catch a glance of Cal Ripken as he emerged for his first workout.They came from Baltimore and Newbury Park, Calif., Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and Corpus Christi, Texas -- all middle infielders in the Orioles' farm system, all worshiping the same idol."We call him 'the man, the god of baseball,' " said Matt Riemer, a Patapsco High School graduate who was the Orioles' 48th-round draft pick in 1991.It's one thing to see Ripken as a larger-than-life figure on the huge Nike mural in Baltimore.
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