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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 19, 2003
WASHINGTON - During Bernadine Healy's tumultuous final six months as president of the American Red Cross, the nonprofit agency awarded her $1.9 million. As a result, Healy's replacement, former Rear Adm. Marsha Evans, and the agency's board have launched separate reviews of the way the Red Cross compensates its senior employees. Healy wept in public frustration when she was forced out of the top American Red Cross job in the tense and confusing aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the fall of 2001.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
It was the first day of camp, a busy day at the swimming pool of the Baltimore Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills. Amid the happy splashing, lifeguard Jalina Ray spotted something that didn't look right. She got the attention of fellow lifeguard Andrew Minkin, and pointed to an 8-year-old thrashing underwater. "I originally thought it was just a kid messing around at the bottom of the pool," said Minkin, 18, a senior at the McDonogh School. "When he didn't surface after 10 seconds, I became really concerned.
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April 1, 2013
Servpro, a disaster recovery and cleanup franchise system, has signed on as a national sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating program, a free, web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies, according to owners of Servpro franchises in the Bel Air area. "This partnership just makes perfect sense," said Rick Isaacson, executive vice president of Servpro Industries Inc., "and truly completes the readiness equation for businesses and other property owners in the Bel Air area.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
Sarah J. "Sally" O'Conor, a retired branch manager for BSI Temporaries and a former longtime Ruxton resident, died Jan. 28 of complications from a stroke at the Life Care Center of Acton in Massachusetts. She was 88. The daughter of William A. McLaren Sr., an attorney and former executive vice president of Druid Ridge Cemetery Co., and Lillie G. Wolf McLaren, a homemaker, the former Sarah Josephine McLaren was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington. She was the great-granddaughter of Isaac Stewart George, who had been president of Trader's Bank in Baltimore.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1998
Elizabeth H. Dole, national president of the American Red Cross, visited Baltimore yesterday to honor Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employees for giving 200,000 pints of blood over 40 years. BGE is the leading corporate source of blood donations in Maryland.But, Dole added, more is needed here."BGE is a wonderful role model for companies throughout the country," Dole said. "It's a great partnership with the Red Cross.""Right now, during the busy holiday season, the region is experiencing shortages, so it is doubly important to give the gift of life now," she said.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2000
Add one more item to the short list of problems linked to Y2K: the Baltimore-Washington area's emergency blood supply is lower than normal at the end of the holiday season. The American Red Cross, which needs 1,100 pints of blood a day to meet the needs of area hospitals, is down to a day's supply or less of the three most common blood types. Red Cross spokesman Patrick Smith said the agency frequently has blood shortages in late summer and after the Christmas and new year holidays, but this one is worse.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2001
Dr. Bernadine Healy resigned the presidency of the American Red Cross yesterday, saying she was effectively forced out by her board even as the organization prepared to spend an unprecedented $535 million raised to help victims of the Sept. 11 disaster. "The board felt I was out ahead of them making policy," Healy, who succeeded Elizabeth Dole as president of the $2.7 billion organization in 1999, said at a news conference yesterday. "They didn't have any more confidence in me." Rumors of dissatisfaction with Healy among the organization's 50-member board had been growing as the board prepared to meet this weekend, though yesterday board Chairman David T. McLaughlin publicly praised her leadership and dedication.
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By Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 7, 2001
An award-winning team at Wilde Lake High School is not involved in sports, the arts or academics. Team members are students who participate in schoolwide blood drives, earning top performance awards from the American Red Cross. Wilde Lake's student-run drive has racked up several awards. It is the only school in Howard County to sponsor three yearly drives, earning "The World Series Award." Last year, the school received "The RBI Award" for collecting 467 pints of blood. Faculty member Jerome J. Berkowitz won "The Iron Man" award for his longevity - 16 years - as coordinator.
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By CARL SCHOETTLER and CARL SCHOETTLER,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1999
The Baroness Katharine Harris van Hogendorp sits in the nostalgic light of morning by a handsome Knabe piano, its unique dun-colored finish worn away above the keyboard, a place where she rested her forearm while teaching generations of piano students.She's a somewhat unlikely baroness, completely without affectation, warm and sympathetic and thoughtful, still light-hearted and venturesome in her mid-80s. She's a spirited Baltimore woman who married an enlightened Dutch nobleman.She's reflecting this morning on her World War II service as a Red Cross worker at a secret air base in India.
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September 17, 2005
Suddenly on September 7, 2005, MARY M. ROUDETTE (nee Krajewski). Memorial service private. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Red Cross.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Garnette Lynch Brant, a retired real estate saleswoman who also had a Waverly consignment shop, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 93 and lived in Lutherville. Born Mary Garnette Lynch in Yadkin County, N.C., she was raised in Winston-Salem. She was the daughter of Sallie Wishon Ledbetter, an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. employee, and Luther Lynch, a carpenter. She graduated from Bowman Gray High School in 1937 and became a bookkeeper. In 1940, she left Winston-Salem and moved to Washington, D.C., to work in Army intelligence.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | June 16, 2013
When a friend told Brad Siegler and Kim Murray that a brewery in Baltimore was throwing a party for the public Saturday afternoon, distance was not a factor for the Columbia couple. "It sounded fun," Murray said at the Peabody Heights Brewery in Abell, where beers like Red Cent Amber and Knuckle-Buster IPA flowed freely, as a rock band played and a mobile food truck sold chicken and waffles. The party was also a coming-out party for the six-month-old brewery and its partners, Stephen Demczuk, J. Hollis Albert and Patrick Beille.
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April 1, 2013
Servpro, a disaster recovery and cleanup franchise system, has signed on as a national sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating program, a free, web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies, according to owners of Servpro franchises in the Bel Air area. "This partnership just makes perfect sense," said Rick Isaacson, executive vice president of Servpro Industries Inc., "and truly completes the readiness equation for businesses and other property owners in the Bel Air area.
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December 29, 2012
Students at Parr's Ridge Elementary School, in Mount Airy, recently raised $1,351 to donate to the American Red Cross in support of victims of Superstorm Sandy victims. Students raised the money by participating in "Penny Wars," which had grade levels competing against each other to see which grade could collect the most money. First grade won and earned extra play time. Fifth-grade math classes and a fourth-grade class at Mount Airy Elementary School helped count the money.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2012
One lucky girl looking for a prom dress could end up with a pageant gown worn by a reigning Miss Maryland, who has donated her pink, fluffy, beaded dress to Project Prom Dress. The Howard County chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting the resale event for donated, gently worn prom dresses, party dresses, pageant dresses and dress accessories as a way to provide assistance to girls looking for just the right prom dresses without the eye-popping price tags. Prices range from $25 to $75, and Red Cross officials say that all of the proceeds will go to the organization.
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By Dan Rodgers and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2011
An Ironman World Championship participant might have been the American Red Cross representative calling to schedule your next blood donation. Brian Boyle, 25, of the Charles County community of Welcome volunteers in many ways with the emergency response organization, including traveling the nation speaking about why blood donation is one of the reasons he is alive. "I'm fighting for it because I believe in it so much," said Boyle, who is the focal point of the Red Cross Iron Heart Campaign, an awareness effort launched last month by the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region.
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March 28, 2010
•The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations. Eligible donors can call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. Platelet donors should call 800-272-2123. •Laurel Regional Hospital and Laurel Lions Club in conjunction with the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 6 in the J.R. Jones Conference Room of the hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. To schedule an appointment, call 301-497-7914 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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