December 14, 1990
The fifth annual Bags of Plenty food drive and fund-raiser conducted by the Maryland Food Committee has received $119,000 and more than 406,000 pounds of food. The campaign officially ends today, but monetary donations will be accepted through Dec. 31.More than 30,000 people have contributed to Bags of Plenty so far this year. Although the contributions of food fell short of the drive's goals, the money collected is to be used to buy additional food for the state's emergency pantries.
August 18, 2006
It's not enough for Accepted to make sloth and irresponsibility funny; the movie has to go and make them noble as well. And while I have no problem with slackers making me laugh, when they start preaching, that's when my ears close and my eyes roll. The movie also has the misfortune of counting too much on its central character, played by an overeager Justin Long. For a film that so clearly wants to be its generation's Animal House, the comparison is inescapable: Imagine if the earlier film - recently rated by the Bravo cable network as the funniest movie ever - had counted on Tim Matheson's Eric Stratton for laughs, rather than John Belushi's "Bluto" Blutarsky, and you'll see the problem.
December 7, 1993
The Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville will offer a discount fee for commercial customers who wish to dump wood waste materials.The waste materials that will be accepted are brush, small tree branches, leaves and grass, untreated construction lumber, Christmas trees that are free of tinsel, ornaments and stands and pallets.Recyclable wood waste will be accepted from commercial customers for a tipping fee of $35 beginning today. The landfill charges a rate of $60 a ton.The program is designed to boost the recycling rate, which is currently 18.4 percent.
March 27, 1998
Sarah Campbell has worked hard, both in classroom and on the soccer field, during her four years at Howard High School.On Friday the 13th of this month, it all paid off. That's when she signed her acceptance letter to attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis."
May 25, 2000
Some call it a brazen, drunken act of women's liberation. Others claim it's pure degradation. It's an annual ritual, a rite of passage, on the Preakness infield. Picture this: Blond-haired Jamie Morris hoists herself atop a set of broad shoulders, looks out across a muddy sea of T-shirt clad, beer-bonging twentysomethings and screams "wooooooo!" Then she lifts her head high and yanks up her gray top, answering the calls of "show us your [you-know-whats]!" The crowd closes in on the braless 18-year-old, spraying her with Bud Light and yelping with glee.
June 25, 2000
New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. will head to Harvard University next month to attend a prestigious leadership program. Gullo, who stepped down this month as president of the Maryland Municipal League, is among the 160 elected officials, government leaders and others who have been accepted into the program, which begins outdoors on an island in Boston Harbor. "We take them to the Outward Bound facility on Thompson Island and have them spend the day in leadership exercises," said Robyn Champion, director of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.