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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
EASTON -- The Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, a think tank that moved its primary campus from Aspen, Colo. to Maryland in 1984, has begun a $16 million expansion of its facility in the Rocky Mountain resort town where it was founded more than 40 years ago.But the prestigious research institute's president says there are no plans to close or downsize its campus near Queenstown on the Wye River's banks."
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August 5, 2010
I was thoroughly annoyed to read Julie Scharper's piece in the Maryland Politics section ("Rawlings-Blake in China, India for leadership program," Aug. 4) about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake being unable to attend the vigil for Milton Hill because she was on a junket with the Aspen Institute. This summer has been really violent in Baltimore, and the last two weeks have been particularly bloody. I could not think of a worse time for the leader of my city to go on an international trip.
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By Jean Marbella, Karen Hosler and Chris Guy and Jean Marbella, Karen Hosler and Chris Guy,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 26, 2000
The odyssey of Elian Gonzalez continued yesterday with the boy and his family leaving Andrews Air Force Base, their home since he was taken from Miami relatives by federal agents early Saturday, and moving into private quarters at the Aspen Institute on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott ordered public hearings next week on Elian's seizure from the home in Miami's Little Havana, contending that Attorney General Janet Reno needs to explain why heavily armed federal agents were sent to retrieve him even as negotiations for a peaceful transfer were under way. In Miami, the outrage of many Cuban-Americans was vented yesterday in a general strike that shut down Little Havana, but not the rest of the city.
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By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,Sun reporter | July 20, 2008
Stewart Bainum Jr., who fought the Maryland lottery as a state lawmaker, left politics more than two decades ago. But the multimillionaire and hotel magnate is still playing a role in the debate over gambling in Maryland - he recently cut a $10,000 check to an organization that's working to sway voters against slot machines in the November referendum. Bainum, chairman of Choice Hotels International Inc., is part of a small crowd of well-heeled donors that the anti-slots movement is counting on for funding.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 18, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Among the high-fliers in Congress, Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes ranks right near the top. The Maryland Democrat has run up a bigger tab for travel at the expense of others than all but one of his peers.The cost is mostly paid by think tanks and civic groups, not corporate fat cats. But it's free to Sarbanes, nonetheless.Sarbanes and his wife, Christine Sarbanes, traveled last year courtesy of private groups to Dresden, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Manalapan, Fla.; and twice to Athens and Salonika in Greece.
NEWS
June 14, 1996
S. Robert Tucker, 74, Rock Hall councilmanS. Robert Tucker, a member of the Rock Hall Town Council and former insurance agent, died Monday of cancer at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. He was 74.The longtime Democrat had been a member of the council since 1986. In 1982, he retired from the United Insurance Co. in Chestertown where he had worked for 35 years.For 16 years, he was deputy director of the Kent County Emergency Management Agency and was a life member of the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department and a past president of the Kent and Queen Anne's Firemen's Association.
NEWS
August 5, 2010
I was thoroughly annoyed to read Julie Scharper's piece in the Maryland Politics section ("Rawlings-Blake in China, India for leadership program," Aug. 4) about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake being unable to attend the vigil for Milton Hill because she was on a junket with the Aspen Institute. This summer has been really violent in Baltimore, and the last two weeks have been particularly bloody. I could not think of a worse time for the leader of my city to go on an international trip.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alyssa Bell | June 10, 1999
Celtic festivalThe annual Potomac Celtic Festival is Saturday and Sunday near Leesburg, Va. The festival honors the cultures of the seven Celtic nations -- Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, plus Brittany (France) and Galicia (Spain). Ireland is this year's featured country. Music will be provided by Tommy Makem, the Tannahill Weavers, Nolwenn Monjarret, Clandestine and others, and dancing by Andurina of Club Espana. The festival also features food and drink, storytellers, poets, pipe bands, short plays, genealogical research, a pub tent and whiskey tasting.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2000
QUEENSTOWN -- Just before 3 p.m. yesterday, the ABC News crew got a hot tip: A motorcade shuttling Elian Gonzalez and his father from Andrews Air Force Base to a secluded Eastern Shore retreat had reportedly reached the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Satellite dishes on TV trucks whirred skyward, and video cameras swung into place at Wye Plantation. But as the minutes passed, there was no trace of 6-year-old Elian or Juan Miguel Gonzalez at the Aspen Institute's Wye River Conference Centers. The closest thing to a motorcade was the herd of Black Angus cattle lumbering across a nearby field, mooing all the way. And so, the small cluster of media types kept waiting for Gonzalez.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith | June 2, 2002
If it's June, it must be time for the Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival. The 17th annual event gets under way on Friday and runs through June 16 at various locations from Chestertown to St. Michaels. Once again, a notable lineup of musicians and repertoire has been assembled by the festival's co-artistic directors - cellist Marcy Rosen of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The opening program offers a trio of quintets - one by Mozart for horn and strings, one by Schumann for piano and strings, and one by Barber for woodwinds.
NEWS
October 30, 2005
Lionel Landry, an author, language scholar and retired State Department employee, died of bladder cancer Wednesday at his Chestertown home. He was 86. Mr. Landry, a Rhode Island native, contracted polio when he was 3 and used a cane all his life, his family said. He developed a love for classical music and languages. He graduated from Providence College in 1940 and earned a master's degree from Harvard University in Romance languages a year later. Mr. Landry, who was fluent in Spanish and French, taught English at the Centro Colombo-Americano for the U.S. State Department during World War II. He then became an assistant professor of Romance languages at Georgetown University.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2005
LT. GOV. Michael S. Steele, a conservative Republican, and Montgomery County Council President Tom Perez, a liberal Democrat, will spend a lot of time together over the next two years. Steele and Perez are among the 24 promising young political leaders chosen for the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership. Candidates for the fellowship were nominated by business, political and civic leaders and were screened by a 50-member advisory panel that included Democrats Mario Cuomo, Ann Richards and Gary Hart and Republicans Alan Simpson, Jack Kemp and John McCain.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith | June 2, 2002
If it's June, it must be time for the Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival. The 17th annual event gets under way on Friday and runs through June 16 at various locations from Chestertown to St. Michaels. Once again, a notable lineup of musicians and repertoire has been assembled by the festival's co-artistic directors - cellist Marcy Rosen of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The opening program offers a trio of quintets - one by Mozart for horn and strings, one by Schumann for piano and strings, and one by Barber for woodwinds.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2001
American Express Co. introduced a new program yesterday that will help fund loans to the tiniest of the nation's companies. The financial services company said it will funnel 1 percent of spending from a new small-business credit-card program to three organizations that lend money and provide training to microenterprise businesses - companies with fewer than five employees and annual capital needs of less than $35,000. Yesterday's announcement highlighted Baker in a Bottle, a small business based in Mount Airy, as a successful example.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, Karen Hosler and Chris Guy and Jean Marbella, Karen Hosler and Chris Guy,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 26, 2000
The odyssey of Elian Gonzalez continued yesterday with the boy and his family leaving Andrews Air Force Base, their home since he was taken from Miami relatives by federal agents early Saturday, and moving into private quarters at the Aspen Institute on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott ordered public hearings next week on Elian's seizure from the home in Miami's Little Havana, contending that Attorney General Janet Reno needs to explain why heavily armed federal agents were sent to retrieve him even as negotiations for a peaceful transfer were under way. In Miami, the outrage of many Cuban-Americans was vented yesterday in a general strike that shut down Little Havana, but not the rest of the city.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2000
QUEENSTOWN -- Just before 3 p.m. yesterday, the ABC News crew got a hot tip: A motorcade shuttling Elian Gonzalez and his father from Andrews Air Force Base to a secluded Eastern Shore retreat had reportedly reached the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Satellite dishes on TV trucks whirred skyward, and video cameras swung into place at Wye Plantation. But as the minutes passed, there was no trace of 6-year-old Elian or Juan Miguel Gonzalez at the Aspen Institute's Wye River Conference Centers. The closest thing to a motorcade was the herd of Black Angus cattle lumbering across a nearby field, mooing all the way. And so, the small cluster of media types kept waiting for Gonzalez.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2001
American Express Co. introduced a new program yesterday that will help fund loans to the tiniest of the nation's companies. The financial services company said it will funnel 1 percent of spending from a new small-business credit-card program to three organizations that lend money and provide training to microenterprise businesses - companies with fewer than five employees and annual capital needs of less than $35,000. Yesterday's announcement highlighted Baker in a Bottle, a small business based in Mount Airy, as a successful example.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1994
Elizabeth Nitze Paepcke, a former Baltimorean who collaborated with her industrialist husband in transforming the largely abandoned silver mining town of Aspen, Colo., into a major tourist and cultural center, died Wednesday at her home there of complications from a head injury suffered in a fall.She was 91.Mrs. Paepcke, then a Chicago interior decorator, first visited Aspen during a 1938 skiing trip and was captivated by the rugged beauty and charm of the town, whose population had fallen from 15,000 to 250.In 1945, she returned to Aspen with her husband, Walter Paepcke, then chairman of the Container Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alyssa Bell | June 10, 1999
Celtic festivalThe annual Potomac Celtic Festival is Saturday and Sunday near Leesburg, Va. The festival honors the cultures of the seven Celtic nations -- Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, plus Brittany (France) and Galicia (Spain). Ireland is this year's featured country. Music will be provided by Tommy Makem, the Tannahill Weavers, Nolwenn Monjarret, Clandestine and others, and dancing by Andurina of Club Espana. The festival also features food and drink, storytellers, poets, pipe bands, short plays, genealogical research, a pub tent and whiskey tasting.
NEWS
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 18, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Among the high-fliers in Congress, Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes ranks right near the top. The Maryland Democrat has run up a bigger tab for travel at the expense of others than all but one of his peers.The cost is mostly paid by think tanks and civic groups, not corporate fat cats. But it's free to Sarbanes, nonetheless.Sarbanes and his wife, Christine Sarbanes, traveled last year courtesy of private groups to Dresden, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Manalapan, Fla.; and twice to Athens and Salonika in Greece.
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