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NEWS
November 19, 1993
Ned WhittConstruction foremanNed Whitt, a retired construction foreman, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Arnold resident was 76.Mr. Whitt retired in 1980 after working as a foreman on such projects as the Liberty Dam. He spent his career working for several area construction companies.Born and reared in Warrior, W.Va., he was educated there. He went to work in the coal mines in Harmon, Va., when he was 17.He moved to Baltimore in 1940 and went to work as a welder at Bethlehem Steel Corp.
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | September 2, 1993
Maryland sold the old National Guard Armory on Longwell Avenue to the City of Westminster yesterday for $1, but imposed three conditions.The Board of Public Works approved a sale agreement that binds the city to renovating the building, preserving its historic facade and keeping it in community use.City officials had agreed earlier to the conditions.The agreement capped more than 16 months of negotiations by Mayor W. Benjamin Brown and Del. Richard N. Dixon, D-Carroll, with state officials.
NEWS
By LARRY STURGILL | January 6, 1993
With the New Year comes new hope and new beginnings Unfortunately, old problems didn't suddenly disappear at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. One of those old problems is the continuing incidents involving BB and pellet guns. Many West Columbia neighbors are concerned and there is genuine fear that eventually a serious injury will occur.Past incidents include:* A teen-age girl shot in the leg with a BB gun while walking from the The Mall to her home in Running Brook.* Windows of several parked cars shot out by a pellet gun along West Running Brook Road.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | June 14, 1993
Simon Says:Since all babies are cute, why aren't all adults?*If men had had to wear stockings, pantyhose would have been invented decades earlier.*I have yet to see a television show that equals the adventure, humor, and romance of "Spin and Marty."*Until I visited one of those upscale kitchen gadget stores, I never realized I needed an avocado peeler.*I am still new to gardening, but I think I have this correct: You should plant one vine for each tomato you want, right?*If Maj. Gen. Harold N. Campbell actually told an audience in the Netherlands that Bill Clinton was "gay-loving," "pot-smoking," "draft-dodging," and "womanizing" then Campbell should be court-martialed immediately.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau | April 16, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The four Los Angeles police officers tried in the Rodney G. King beating case in federal court had, as all Americans do, a constitutional right not to be tried twice for the same crime -- but that right was never at stake in the federal case.The reason for that is a Supreme Court ruling in 1922 that permits a federal prosecution even after accused individuals have gone through a state trial, and won. The Los Angeles officers were mainly exonerated in a state trial last year.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | November 30, 1993
The Washington Ballet has canceled its scheduled February and May appearances in Baltimore."It's purely financial. We have not been able to generate enough ticket sales to justify continuance of our performances there," said Elvi Moore, general director of the ballet.The company drew about 800 to its fall performance in October at Kraushaar Auditorium on the campus of Goucher College, and had been scheduled to return Feb. 12 and May 7."I hope it's temporary," said Ms. Moore. "If we had a sponsor over there it would be one thing, but our subscriber level is low and a lot of other sales are reduced for groups, students and seniors.
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | November 24, 1993
Today's politicians and other public figures need arms so long that their hands drag on the pavement.They need these long limbs in order to "reach out." You've probably noticed that "reaching out" is what most politicians do these days. Hardly a moment passes without one of them reaching out or saying that someone else should reach out.I had a computer search for the "reach out" phrase in three newspapers -- the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and the Washington Post -- to see how many times it was used this year.
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | January 27, 1993
This one might have been over the day Phil Williams moved to Frederick and enrolled at Thomas Johnson High three years ago.Williams, 6 feet 8, 265 pounds, was just too much of an intimidator for the much smaller Westminster Owls to overcome last night in a Central Maryland Conference basketball game at Thomas Johnson.The final score -- Thomas Johnson 87, Westminster 70 -- was no surprise.Williams, who has been given a full basketball scholarship to Penn State, not only took up a lot of space, but he also prompted the slender Owls' big man, 6-7 Russell DeMont, to foul out with less than two minutes gone in the third quarter.
SPORTS
June 13, 1993
The 100-card Classic Football Draft Pick set kicks off the 1993 NFL card season. Packs have 10 cards each, and there will be no factory sets. Super Bowl MVP Troy Aikman has autographed 1,000 cards which will be inserted randomly in foil packs. Other random inserts include preview cards for Classic's basketball draft series and NFL Pro Line set.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 21, 1993
Leo O'Brien is hatching an unorthodox plan, never before seriously contemplated in six previous runnings of the International Turf Festival at Laurel Race Course.The 53-year-old former Irish steeplechase jockey, now one of New York's most successful trainers, is considering running the 5-year-old horse, Fourstars Allstar, in two Festival stakes races.O'Brien nominated the horse for both races last week when preliminary entries were taken. At entry time today, when final lineups are announced, O'Brien said Fourstars Allstar will remain entered in both the $600,000 International Mile, run Saturday, as well as in Sunday's $200,000 Laurel Dash.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 24, 1993
SAN ANTONIO -- Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby sang. Olympic gold-medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi smiled and signed autographs. There was a laser light show, a pyrotechnics display and another show by the group that recently performed stunts in the movie, "The Last Action Hero."A sellout crowd of 63,000 crammed into the Alamodome last night to watch the opening ceremonies of the United States Olympic Festival.This is more than just sports competition for the nearly 1 million people who live here.
FEATURES
By Joan Smith and Joan Smith,San Francisco Examiner | July 28, 1993
Is Zippy the original Conehead?"Tell me th' story again, Griffy!! Tell me th' story!!!" Zippy the Pinhead implored his creator's cranky alter ego in a June 28 strip.The story, according to San Francisco cartoonist Bill Griffith, who created the famous underground comic in 1970, is that the sketch about a family of pointy-headed aliens who say they're from France, which first appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in 1977 and is now a major motion picture, was inspired at least in part by Zippy and Dan Aykroyd has never 'fessed up to the fact.
FEATURES
By Steve Metcalf and Steve Metcalf,Hartford Courant | May 13, 1993
Somewhat surprisingly, "The Queen's Throat," a book that examines the affinity of some gay men for opera, has been getting a lot of attention in the mainstream press.I say surprisingly because books about opera don't ordinarily get this kind of attention.The heavy interest is surely due in part to the fact that the book, written by Yale English professor Wayne Koestenbaum, is an undeniably original piece of work, a book whose tone is a blend of semischolarly detachment and juicily personal confession.
NEWS
By MARJORIE L. SHARE | April 25, 1993
With the publicity surrounding the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, parents and teachers across America -- and perhaps around the world -- will be wondering whether children and the museum are an appropriate mix. This is an important question.When I served as educational consultant to the museum, the first question that the museum director asked me was, "At what age would the museum be appropriate for young people?" Before I could respond, I had to first understand the museum's message -- the proposed content and format of its exhibitions, plans for school programs and programs for the general public, its publications and its public face.
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | February 8, 1993
There were 216 of them, and they all wanted to be models.The Cranberry Mall Model Search yesterday attracted 4- to 60-year-olds with dreams of fame and glamour.The first group of prospects, 4 to 8 years old, appeared before the judges, beginning at noon, wearing an assortment of clothing ranging from sweat suits to birthday party dresses to evening gowns.Boys and girls -- the boys were outnumbered by a ratio of about 10-to-1 -- paraded before Ann Carter at the second annual contest, hoping for the opportunity to represent Cranberry Mall in the fashion shows scheduled throughout 1993.
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