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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2003
C. Milton Wright girls basketball coach Nicole Nimmo likes to joke that the Mustangs have nearly 60 years of coaching experience on their bench. The punch line is that Nimmo is only a second-year coach. After a standout high school career at C. Milton Wright and just two years removed from playing college basketball at Hofstra University, Nimmo has returned to her alma mater and led the Mustangs to a 9-6 record, 6-1 in Harford County. Nimmo, who was a junior on the C. Milton Wright team that went 21-1 in 1995-96, is quick to deflect a lot of the credit to her veteran assistants.
By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
Fifty-one years after graduation, on the eve of his alma mater's closing, Southern High's best-known athlete can still warble the old school song. Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Famer, clears his throat, long-distance, and ... Hit it, Al. On the site of old Fort Federal, stands the school we love, Southern in our hearts forever, we shall rise above. Kaline stops, sighs. "That brings back a lot of good memories," he says. "It's a shame there will be no more Southern Bulldogs." When classes end Friday, Southern, a neighborhood fixture in Baltimore City since 1910, ceases to exist.
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | June 4, 1997
John Glover is tired of being a villain, but that isn't why he'll be on view at the Senator Theatre tonight as a genial benefactor.The Tony Award-winning actor won't be playing a part this time. He is a genial benefactor, and he'll be playing host to a screening of his film "Love! Valour! Compassion!" to help his alma mater, Towson State University, raise money for a scholarship fund in his name.Glover was one of the first students in Towson's theater arts program. He graduated in 1966, boarded a bus for New York and has been in theater, film and television ever since.
By Cox News Service | April 30, 2000
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- She likely would have thought it silly, but they're naming a year after her, anyway. In Milledgeville, where she grew up, studied and wrote many of her most enduring works, 2000 is "The Year of Flannery O'Connor." The declaration was made by Georgia College & State University, O'Connor's alma mater. Throughout this year, the school is sponsoring a variety of events celebrating the life and themes of the famous writer. On March 25, which would have been O'Connor's 75th birthday (she died in 1964 at the age of 39)
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2011
In an instant Russell and Kim Hurd went from planning their daughter's wedding to arranging her funeral. Nearly four years ago, Heather L. Hurd was killed by a tractor-trailer truck driver who was texting while driving and slammed into nine cars on a Florida highway. She was 26, engaged to be married and working at her dream job at Walt Disney World. The Harford County parents have channeled grief over the loss of their only daughter into activism that has helped spawn legislation against distracted driving.
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2004
Next month, Charles McDaniels will graduate from Frederick Douglass High School, the alma mater of civil rights attorney and former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. McDaniels' graduation date will come 50 years and a month after Marshall, then the chief counsel for the NAACP, won his historic fight to desegregate Douglass and every other public school in America. Marshall argued that integrated schools would offer more academic opportunities for blacks and more social possibilities for both blacks and whites.
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 9, 2000
Curley graduate Barry Stitz, who is completing his final season with the Baltimore Blast, has been hired to be head coach at his alma mater, replacing retired coach Pep Perrella. "I've been looking to get into coaching for a while, and coming back to Curley is a dream come true," said Stitz, a 1987 graduate.
By Special to The Sun | January 16, 1992
EMMITSBURG -- Dan Whelan, hired by Mount St. Mary's last summer as an assistant lacrosse coach, was named head coach at the school yesterday.Whelan, a starter on four national championship teams at Hobart from 1982-85, spent the past two years as an assistant at his alma mater. He replaces A.J. Russo, who resigned.
March 16, 2010
Kudos to The Baltimore Sun for featuring the Morgan State's "homegrown" Baltimore talent ("Homegrown," March 16). Also, congrats to Todd Bozeman and his Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship team on its second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. As a lifelong Baltimorean and Morgan alum, I am very proud of my alma mater and the wonderful education I received during there. Go Morgan, Beat WVU! Ron Owens, Baltimore The writer graudated from Morgan State University in 1961.
By KATHERINE DUNN | September 10, 2008
Mary Rivera and Carli Swift have spent a lot of time on the hockey field together. Teammates on Westminster's 1996 state championship team, the two started playing the game as eighth-graders. Now they coach rival Carroll County high school teams - Rivera at their alma mater, Swift at Winters Mill. How do they like coaching against each other? "I like it, but I don't," Rivera said. "It's fun. You still have that competitive drive ... [but] you want their team to do good, too, because you're friends.
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