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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Staff Writer | April 10, 1994
No one caught the speed horse yesterday.Ameri Valay started fast and finished strong yesterday to win the running of the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap by 4 3/4 lengths over Greatsilverfleet at Pimlico Race Course.Ameri Valay, ridden by Alberto Delgado, was part of a two-horse entry trained by King Leatherbury. The other half, Super Memory, finished third."My instructions from Mr. Leatherbury were to make the lead," said Delgado. "I knew that we were faster than the others and that we could get the lead."
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By Dana Stein | September 24, 2014
AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service - including 4,000 AmeriCorps members in Baltimore through Civic Works, a non-profit I founded in 1993 to strengthen Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Too many young people in Baltimore struggle to stay on track in school and build the essential workplace skills needed to gain meaningful employment.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
Wanted by the Charlie Peoples stable: a cheap speed horse to exhaust the front-running Ameri Valay."That's what we need: a rabbit" was the comment overheard from a member of Peoples' outfit yesterday after Ameri Valay virtually stole his second straight running of the John B. Campbell Handicap and defeated the Peoples-trained Dixie Hero four lengths.Ameri Valay is virtually unbeatable when he is uncontested on the lead, and that's exactly what he was yesterday in the $100,000 Pimlico feature.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
A Baltimore nonprofit AmeriCorps program will receive $200,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant money to train 72 city residents for careers in environmental cleanup work. The nonprofit, Civic Works, was one of 18 groups nationwide that were awarded a combined $3.6 million through the agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program. "This funding will expand the workforce needed in Baltimore to reuse and revitalize contaminated properties," EPA mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin said in a statement.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | January 17, 1995
Dixie Hero evened the score in a four-race stakes rivalry with Ameri Valay yesterday, receiving an unexpected assist from an obscure Canadian gelding, Yonge Castlefield, in the Native Dancer Handicap.The front-running Ameri Valay runs his best races when he gets an uncontested lead and controls a leisurely pace.Yesterday, Dixie Hero not only broke sharper than usual and forced Ameri Valay a length or two wide going into the first turn at Laurel Park, but then jockey Edgar Prado took Dixie Hero back off the pace and let Donnie Miller Jr., on long shot Yonge Castlefield, assume the role of spoiler.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | April 4, 1992
Hal Clagett is going to be at Pimlico Race Course today, giving a loud whoop and a holler.The 75-year-old lawyer-farmer from Upper Marlboro will be rooting for Ameri Valay, a colt he bred, but no longer owns, to win the Deputed Testamony Stakes.Although the horse was claimed from him several months ago, Clagett raised the horse on his Weston Farm, and vividly remembers a mix-up in the colt's parentage.Was Ameri Valay sired by the stallion Carnivalay, the horse that his breeding line now lists as his father, or is his dad a younger stallion named Corridor Key?
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer | June 18, 1995
In his long career, King Leatherbury has trained scores of horses with moxie and durability.But none has shown those qualities more consistently than Ameri Valay, a 4 1/4 -length victor yesterday in the $53,750 Walter Haight Handicap at Laurel Park."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | January 19, 1993
Nick and Elaine Bassford campaigned a quartet of stakes winners last year.From that foursome, the only one still competing in added-money races is Ameri Valay.The Bassfords made the decision during the weekend to retire their chief bread-winner, Brilliant Brass.But yesterday, Ameri Valay started 1993 the same way Brilliant Brass ended 1992 -- by winning a stakes.He had the benefit of a 4-pound weight shift from Forry Cow How, who had beaten him in his last start, and dropping back to his best distance, 1 1/8 miles, Ameri Valay coasted to a 3 1/2 -length victory in the Native Dancer Handicap at Laurel.
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By Marty McGee | April 7, 1991
Ameri Run led most of the way to win the $43,100 Hirsc Jacobs Stakes at Pimlico Race Course yesterday.The colt was urged to the early lead from his inside post by jockey Greg Hutton, then finally put away his race-long pursuer, Exclusive Dove, in the last eighth-mile.Ameri Run won by 1 1/4 lengths over Exclusive Dove, with Nasty Hero another four lengths back.The victory was the first in a stakes for Ameri Run, the even-money favorite in a field of six 3-year-olds. He ran the six-furlong distance in 1 minute, 10 4/5 seconds.
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By Dale Austin | September 10, 1990
Ameri Allen scored a $26 upset yesterday in the $100,000 USF&G Maryland Lassie, an early event on Maryland Million Day, but it would not have happened if Eric Fried had not spoken up on Friday.When post positions were drawn for the Lassie, it was oversubscribed. Owners of 14 2-year-old fillies wanted to start, but the minimum permitted in six-furlong races is 12.So two filles -- Ameri Allen and Marleneatthemall -- faced exclusion based on earnings as reported by The Daily Racing Form in a set of advance past performances.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
In a pair of working gloves with the Ravens logo emblazoned on the front, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee painted broad brush strokes at a West Baltimore police station Friday to make good on a bet. Had the Ravens lost to the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would have traveled to the West Coast to complete a day of service, which was the wager she and Lee made on the February game. "I think San Francisco is a lovely city, but I am glad I did not have to go there in payment of a debt," said Rawlings-Blake, who traded in her signature high heels for a pair of wedge booties for the day of activities.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2013
When officials in Washington evaluate the consequences of the sequester, Tiara Bland wants them to consider the sixth-grade girls at Mother Seton Academy. Bland, a 22-year-old AmeriCorps member at the Baltimore academy for low-income children, said the decision by government leaders to impose across-the-board spending cuts will shortchange the urban youths who turn to her for advice on math problems and life. Bland, who aspires to be a school psychologist, is one of 17 AmeriCorps members performing education and literacy work in Baltimore for the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind. The classrooms at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School will be transformed into dormitories that will house the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps unit that deploys teams of 18- to 24-year-olds to work with community groups and individuals in schools and parks as well as disaster areas.
NEWS
March 27, 2011
As an alumna of AmeriCorps VISTA, I can speak firsthand about the benefits of the AmeriCorps program and why funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service should not be eliminated. The work of AmeriCorps members provides essential services to nonprofit organizations and communities they serve. This work supports local efforts to build and strengthen communities. As a VISTA member, I worked for The Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) in Baltimore. I served as an education coordinator, working with seven Baltimore City public elementary and middle schools.
NEWS
March 12, 2011
It is a great disappointment that Congress is considering complete elimination of the AmeriCorps program. During my tenure at Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, our AmeriCorps members have been invaluable. In my eight years as CEO, I have seen approximately 60 men and women who have spent one or two years with one mission in mind — giving back to communities in need. These struggling areas in the Baltimore and Anne Arundel region need their help and AmeriCorps members learn valuable lessons from working in these communities.
NEWS
March 2, 2011
I am a graduate student, AmeriCorps alum and the first in my family to attend college. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA despite working full-time and part-time jobs. Even with scholarships I still needed loans to attend college. Due to massive amounts of unemployment and budget cuts, the job market for recent grads is incredibly tight. I still have to pay my bills and loans regardless. AmeriCorps helped me do this and continues to help college graduates across the nation. In return, the country gets young energetic volunteers to do much needed work in communities for very little money.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 8, 1992
LAUREL -- Owners Nick and Elaine Bassford won the $55,500 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Race Course.But they also finished last.The couple from Davidsonville ran two horses, each handled by different trainers.Ameri Valay, from the King Leatherbury barn, loved the mud and won by a comfortable 3-length margin over a rallying Exit West.Festive Feathers, trained by Ricky Sillaman, disliked the wet track and quickly dropped out of contention."Of course, we were hoping for a dead heat," Nick Bassford said.
FEATURES
By Caryn Eve Murray and Caryn Eve Murray,NEWSDAY | November 25, 2004
For Deborah Schichtel, the road to her Thanksgiving will likely be a Midwestern interstate. And though she may be the only one riding in the cab of her 18-wheeler that day, she'll have the companionship of 15 Long Island second-graders along for the ride. Just as Schichtel, 41, who lives in Holladay, Tenn., carries auto parts, cotton, tires, and even wood chips, she also transports the spirit of friendship in a time-honored style: She's a pen pal - also known as a Trucker Buddy, part of a national volunteer program run by Trucker Buddy International, a 12-year-old nonprofit group that matches classrooms with dozens of drivers.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2010
When Jermaine Louis started working at Dallas F. Nicholas Senior Elementary School in 2001, there was no art program at the city school. But after Louis started there under the AmeriCorps VISTA program, he was later hired as the art teacher, and nine years later, the school still has an art program even though Louis left after several years. "I'm glad that room is still being used and that kids are being artistically fed, challenged, nurtured," he said. Louis, now employed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, returned to Baltimore this weekend for a reunion of current and former Volunteers in Service to America members who worked with the Greater Homewood Community Corp.
NEWS
April 14, 2009
In Maryland and across the nation, there is increased awareness and interest in volunteering and giving back. But many don't know where or how to get started. Now, there is a new way. In one of the most sweeping overhauls of the country's national service programs since the 1960s, Congress has passed and sent to President Barack Obama for his signature a bill that is expected to drastically increase the size and scope of AmeriCorps, the government's largest volunteer organization and the domestic equivalent of the Peace Corps.
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