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October 16, 2005
America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth has chosen Howard County as a winner of its first national competition to identify "100 Best Communities for Young People." Winning communities, from small towns to urban neighborhoods, are being celebrated for their commitment to providing healthy, safe and caring environments for youth. Howard County was selected in part for its dedication to education and its collaboration with community programs for children and youth. Entries were evaluated based on five "promises" deemed crucial to the well-being of young people: Caring adults who are actively involved in their lives; safe places in which to learn and grow; a healthy start toward adulthood; an effective education that builds marketable skills; and opportunities to help others.
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By Liz Smith and Liz Smith,Tribune Media Services | July 2, 2007
WHO WOULD benefit [from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's run for the presidency]? "New York, for starters. Or, at least, the glittering constellation of news and entertainment companies, Wall Street firms, political consultants, civic boosters, paid gossips, columnists, pundits and publicists ... who feed ... the impression that unless something happens in New York, it doesn't happen." So says the New Yorker. Women's world Depressing but fascinating story in Newsweek about female stars.
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By Liz Smith and Liz Smith,Tribune Media Services | July 2, 2007
WHO WOULD benefit [from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's run for the presidency]? "New York, for starters. Or, at least, the glittering constellation of news and entertainment companies, Wall Street firms, political consultants, civic boosters, paid gossips, columnists, pundits and publicists ... who feed ... the impression that unless something happens in New York, it doesn't happen." So says the New Yorker. Women's world Depressing but fascinating story in Newsweek about female stars.
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By Liz Smith and Liz Smith,Tribune Media Services | June 26, 2007
WE HAD something to say that we knew we should say together!" So speaks the widowed Mariane Pearl, asked by Time to comment on how she felt about Angelina Jolie's playing her in the film about the murder of her husband, journalist Daniel Pearl. Mariane went on to add, "I have heard some criticism about her casting, but it is not about the color of your skin. It is about who you are. I asked her to play the role -- even though she is way more beautiful than I am -- because I felt a real kinship to her. She put her whole heart into it and I think she understood why we should do this movie.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2003
Alma Powell never had writer's block. When the first-time author penned a children's book last year, she found the writing part surprisingly trouble-free. "It was simply building a story around the five promises," Powell said yesterday at Howard County's Central Library, where she read her book, America's Promise, to about 60 third-graders from Bryant Woods Elementary School in Columbia. She explained that the promises are the building blocks that all children need to become productive, healthy citizens: caring adults, safe places with structured activities, a healthy start, marketable skills through effective education and the opportunity to give back through community service.
NEWS
May 5, 2006
Even four and a half years later, America's desire for vengeance against those cold-blooded killers of Sept. 11, 2001 is still palpable. But with mastermind Osama bin Laden still at large, and captured plotters being held beyond reach of the judicial system at least until interrogators are through with them, federal prosecutors sought to make would-be hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui a proxy target for revenge. He willingly obliged by displaying himself as a contemptible and darkly twisted character.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2000
About 50 protesters from local unions banged pots and blew horns and whistles yesterday at Loch Raven Reservoir, where a production crew began filming retired Gen. Colin L. Powell's public service announcement for his America's Promise campaign. Powell was nowhere near the filming area yesterday, or even in the state, but that didn't deter protesters from the Washington-Baltimore branch of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. They were protesting the campaign's crossing a national picket line that SAG-AFTRA is conducting against the advertising industry in search of higher wages.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 2, 1997
The chief executive of a Baltimore-based foundation has been named to lead a new nonprofit organization that will develop strategies to help young people considered vulnerable to the effects of social ills such as crime, poverty and poor educational resources.Rick R. Little, head of the International Youth Foundation since its founding in 1990, reportedly was chosen by retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell to serve as chief executive officer of America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth, which will help young people through volunteer efforts, funding or in-kind services.
NEWS
October 23, 2005
Howard's work for young is noted America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth has chosen Howard County as a winner of its first national competition to identify 100 Best Communities for Young People. Communities are chosen for their commitment to providing healthy, safe and caring environments for youth. Howard County was selected in part for its dedication to education and its collaboration with community programs for children and youth. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, founding chairman of America's Promise, launched the competition in May. The America's Promise Alliance will honor the 100 Best Communities at an awards ceremony Nov. 2 in Washington.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 9, 2005
Sammi Cowan, a third-grader at Fulton Elementary School, said she likes living in Howard County because it offers so many things to do. "You can be a country mouse or a city mouse and still live in Howard County," she recited with remarkable poise, as she stood on the stage of Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville and County Executive James N. Robey held a microphone for her. Sammi isn't the only one who has noticed that Howard County is a nice place for...
NEWS
May 5, 2006
Even four and a half years later, America's desire for vengeance against those cold-blooded killers of Sept. 11, 2001 is still palpable. But with mastermind Osama bin Laden still at large, and captured plotters being held beyond reach of the judicial system at least until interrogators are through with them, federal prosecutors sought to make would-be hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui a proxy target for revenge. He willingly obliged by displaying himself as a contemptible and darkly twisted character.
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By GLENN MCNATT and GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC | January 8, 2006
The familiar flag, the dancing black woman and the enigmatic, questioning title are among the first things one notices about Doris Colbert Kennedy's exuberant, politically conscious painting So, How's the Harvest?, on view at the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University. The flag, which billows in a great half circle from the top left-hand corner of the canvas down the woman's body to fall on the grass at the bottom, lets us know the image has a didactic purpose. It is, first of all, the drapery of art and artifice, like the heavy scarlet curtains that frame a baroque Madonna, or the billowing tri-color banner in Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 9, 2005
Sammi Cowan, a third-grader at Fulton Elementary School, said she likes living in Howard County because it offers so many things to do. "You can be a country mouse or a city mouse and still live in Howard County," she recited with remarkable poise, as she stood on the stage of Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville and County Executive James N. Robey held a microphone for her. Sammi isn't the only one who has noticed that Howard County is a nice place for...
NEWS
October 23, 2005
Howard's work for young is noted America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth has chosen Howard County as a winner of its first national competition to identify 100 Best Communities for Young People. Communities are chosen for their commitment to providing healthy, safe and caring environments for youth. Howard County was selected in part for its dedication to education and its collaboration with community programs for children and youth. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, founding chairman of America's Promise, launched the competition in May. The America's Promise Alliance will honor the 100 Best Communities at an awards ceremony Nov. 2 in Washington.
NEWS
October 16, 2005
America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth has chosen Howard County as a winner of its first national competition to identify "100 Best Communities for Young People." Winning communities, from small towns to urban neighborhoods, are being celebrated for their commitment to providing healthy, safe and caring environments for youth. Howard County was selected in part for its dedication to education and its collaboration with community programs for children and youth. Entries were evaluated based on five "promises" deemed crucial to the well-being of young people: Caring adults who are actively involved in their lives; safe places in which to learn and grow; a healthy start toward adulthood; an effective education that builds marketable skills; and opportunities to help others.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2003
Alma Powell never had writer's block. When the first-time author penned a children's book last year, she found the writing part surprisingly trouble-free. "It was simply building a story around the five promises," Powell said yesterday at Howard County's Central Library, where she read her book, America's Promise, to about 60 third-graders from Bryant Woods Elementary School in Columbia. She explained that the promises are the building blocks that all children need to become productive, healthy citizens: caring adults, safe places with structured activities, a healthy start, marketable skills through effective education and the opportunity to give back through community service.
NEWS
By GLENN MCNATT and GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC | January 8, 2006
The familiar flag, the dancing black woman and the enigmatic, questioning title are among the first things one notices about Doris Colbert Kennedy's exuberant, politically conscious painting So, How's the Harvest?, on view at the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University. The flag, which billows in a great half circle from the top left-hand corner of the canvas down the woman's body to fall on the grass at the bottom, lets us know the image has a didactic purpose. It is, first of all, the drapery of art and artifice, like the heavy scarlet curtains that frame a baroque Madonna, or the billowing tri-color banner in Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People.
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By Ronald Brownstein and Ronald Brownstein,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 3, 2003
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, surrounded by symbols of his service in Vietnam, officially started his presidential campaign yesterday with a harsh indictment of President Bush - and a newly combative edge toward Howard Dean, the rival who has surged to the forefront of the 2004 Democratic race. Overall, Kerry's speech did more to recapitulate than redefine the case he has made for his candidacy in the past year. But by drawing a succession of contrasts with Dean on taxes, gun control and foreign policy, the address outlined the arguments Kerry is hoping will allow him to capture the initiative from the former Vermont governor.
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By Ronald Brownstein and Ronald Brownstein,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 3, 2003
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, surrounded by symbols of his service in Vietnam, officially started his presidential campaign yesterday with a harsh indictment of President Bush - and a newly combative edge toward Howard Dean, the rival who has surged to the forefront of the 2004 Democratic race. Overall, Kerry's speech did more to recapitulate than redefine the case he has made for his candidacy in the past year. But by drawing a succession of contrasts with Dean on taxes, gun control and foreign policy, the address outlined the arguments Kerry is hoping will allow him to capture the initiative from the former Vermont governor.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2000
About 50 protesters from local unions banged pots and blew horns and whistles yesterday at Loch Raven Reservoir, where a production crew began filming retired Gen. Colin L. Powell's public service announcement for his America's Promise campaign. Powell was nowhere near the filming area yesterday, or even in the state, but that didn't deter protesters from the Washington-Baltimore branch of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. They were protesting the campaign's crossing a national picket line that SAG-AFTRA is conducting against the advertising industry in search of higher wages.
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