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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2004
A Baltimore businessman has bought the rights to publish fitness magazine Heart & Soul after Earl Graves, the renowned publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, passed on the deal. Edwin V. Avent, part-owner of the small publishing and advertising firm Twenty First Century Group, said yesterday that he bought the 400,000-circulation magazine, which is aimed at African-American women, in bankruptcy proceedings for $60,000 plus $450,000 in assumed subscriber debt. Avent said he plans to resume production of the magazine, which hasn't published since February, in the first quarter of next year.
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By [CATHARINE SUDUE] | March 2, 2008
WHEN HE IS NOT TRAVELING ON THE road for business, Edwin V. Avent can be found at his home in Hanover spending time with his wife and two sons. Since his purchase of Heart & Soul magazine in 2004, the 45-year-old has found ways to increase readership of the second-largest African-American women's magazine in the country, through a Web site, conferences, and product branding. Avent recently launched a brand of products called the "Heart & Soul Healthy Weight Plan," and is working on creating a television show.
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By [CATHARINE SUDUE] | March 2, 2008
WHEN HE IS NOT TRAVELING ON THE road for business, Edwin V. Avent can be found at his home in Hanover spending time with his wife and two sons. Since his purchase of Heart & Soul magazine in 2004, the 45-year-old has found ways to increase readership of the second-largest African-American women's magazine in the country, through a Web site, conferences, and product branding. Avent recently launched a brand of products called the "Heart & Soul Healthy Weight Plan," and is working on creating a television show.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun Reporter | November 1, 2007
When Baltimore businessman Edwin Avent purchased Heart & Soul magazine in bankruptcy court three years ago, he seemed to be the only one who had faith in the fitness publication aimed at African-American women. Earl Graves, the publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, was the winning bidder but then decided to pass on the deal, believing there wasn't a large enough audience for the publication to succeed. Investors that Avent approached declined to finance the first issue. And advertisers wanted to see that he could publish before they would commit.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun Reporter | November 1, 2007
When Baltimore businessman Edwin Avent purchased Heart & Soul magazine in bankruptcy court three years ago, he seemed to be the only one who had faith in the fitness publication aimed at African-American women. Earl Graves, the publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, was the winning bidder but then decided to pass on the deal, believing there wasn't a large enough audience for the publication to succeed. Investors that Avent approached declined to finance the first issue. And advertisers wanted to see that he could publish before they would commit.
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By Sandra Crockett | November 30, 1991
A photograph caption in yesterday's editions incorrectlyidentified the two partners in the Umoja Sasa condom company.The founder of the firm, Edwin Avent was actually standing tothe right of his brother, Alphonso, in the photograph.Edwin Avent had a dream -- to be a successful entrepreneur and help the African-American community.About a year ago he thought: condoms. Not just any old condoms but ones packaged to appeal specifically to blacks. A business was born, one that already has recorded sales to state-funded agencies.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2003
After eight years of study, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has completed a review of whether the Piscataway Conoy Confederacy and Sub-Tribes should be formally recognized as an Indian tribe by the state. The recommendation - not made public - was sent yesterday to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for the final decision. Yesterday's recommendation was a secret even to the Southern Maryland confederacy, which claims as many as 3,500 members. The group filed its request for recognition during former Gov. Parris N. Glendening's first year in office in 1995, but the issue never made it as far as his desk.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1998
Robert E. De'Shazo, owner of Pulaski Tire Service, walked away from the Black Entrepreneurship Weekend at Morgan State University last year with a deal to service a company's fleet of vehicles, and two interns who helped him research his business plan.Not bad for a first-time event, he said.And for that reason, Black Professional Men Inc. and the university's Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management will play host to their second annual Black Entrepreneurship Weekend on Nov. 6 and 7.The two-day event at Morgan's McKeldin Center offers black-owned or black-operated businesses a venue where they can sell the community on their services and products, hire interns and employees, and attend business workshops.
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September 4, 1991
Notre Dame's Mirer: I wasn't drunkNotre Dame quarterback Rick Mirer defended himself yesterday against accusations of drunken and disorderly conduct at an off-campus party Friday night."
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2002
Today in Columbia, S.C., the UMBC softball team will attempt to do what no other Retrievers team has accomplished in NCAA Division I tournament play. Win one game. UMBC (46-19) will meet Georgia (57-15) in the opening round of the six-team NCAA Region One, double-elimination tournament at the University of South Carolina. There are 48 teams in eight regions in the tournament. The Retrievers are seeded fifth in the region, while Georgia is seeded second and ranked 25th in the country.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2004
A Baltimore businessman has bought the rights to publish fitness magazine Heart & Soul after Earl Graves, the renowned publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, passed on the deal. Edwin V. Avent, part-owner of the small publishing and advertising firm Twenty First Century Group, said yesterday that he bought the 400,000-circulation magazine, which is aimed at African-American women, in bankruptcy proceedings for $60,000 plus $450,000 in assumed subscriber debt. Avent said he plans to resume production of the magazine, which hasn't published since February, in the first quarter of next year.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2003
After eight years of study, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has completed a review of whether the Piscataway Conoy Confederacy and Sub-Tribes should be formally recognized as an Indian tribe by the state. The recommendation - not made public - was sent yesterday to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for the final decision. Yesterday's recommendation was a secret even to the Southern Maryland confederacy, which claims as many as 3,500 members. The group filed its request for recognition during former Gov. Parris N. Glendening's first year in office in 1995, but the issue never made it as far as his desk.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2002
Today in Columbia, S.C., the UMBC softball team will attempt to do what no other Retrievers team has accomplished in NCAA Division I tournament play. Win one game. UMBC (46-19) will meet Georgia (57-15) in the opening round of the six-team NCAA Region One, double-elimination tournament at the University of South Carolina. There are 48 teams in eight regions in the tournament. The Retrievers are seeded fifth in the region, while Georgia is seeded second and ranked 25th in the country.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 21, 2001
Florida International's Nikola Novakovic hit a basket with seven seconds left to seal a 63-59 men's college basketball victory over Coppin State in the first round of the San Juan Shootout last night in Puerto Rico. The Eagles (2-7), who trailed 36-27 at halftime, used an 18-5 run early in the second half to go ahead. Jimmy Boykin (team-high 18 points) hit four straight threes, the last at 11:06, to give Coppin a short-lived 47-43 lead. Montana 78, Navy 61: Brent Cummings scored 20 points as the Grizzlies pulled away in the second half to defeat the Midshipmen at the Yahoo Sports Invitational in Laie, Hawaii.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1998
Robert E. De'Shazo, owner of Pulaski Tire Service, walked away from the Black Entrepreneurship Weekend at Morgan State University last year with a deal to service a company's fleet of vehicles, and two interns who helped him research his business plan.Not bad for a first-time event, he said.And for that reason, Black Professional Men Inc. and the university's Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management will play host to their second annual Black Entrepreneurship Weekend on Nov. 6 and 7.The two-day event at Morgan's McKeldin Center offers black-owned or black-operated businesses a venue where they can sell the community on their services and products, hire interns and employees, and attend business workshops.
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By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff Writer | August 19, 1992
A new optimism surrounds Bowie State University's football program this fall -- and not all of it has been generated by the new facilities.Sure, brand-new 6,000-seat Bulldog stadium may do a lot to boost the morale of the team. But, the 12 countians listed on the Bowie roster also should help the Dogs in their quest for a Division II playoff berth.Last year, Bowie finished 4-5 overall, 2-5 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.This year, the Sanders Shiver-coached team faces four conference opponents ranked in the Top 20, plus Division I-AA Howard University at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on Halloween.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 21, 2001
Florida International's Nikola Novakovic hit a basket with seven seconds left to seal a 63-59 men's college basketball victory over Coppin State in the first round of the San Juan Shootout last night in Puerto Rico. The Eagles (2-7), who trailed 36-27 at halftime, used an 18-5 run early in the second half to go ahead. Jimmy Boykin (team-high 18 points) hit four straight threes, the last at 11:06, to give Coppin a short-lived 47-43 lead. Montana 78, Navy 61: Brent Cummings scored 20 points as the Grizzlies pulled away in the second half to defeat the Midshipmen at the Yahoo Sports Invitational in Laie, Hawaii.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | March 13, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- With more than double the number of turnovers (17) as field goals (eight) at halftime, it seemed the magical mystery tour of Old Mill's No. 13 boys basketball team was just about over.The taller fourth-seeded Patriots (16-10), making their first Final Four appearance, were eventually dismantled, 64-50, by top-seeded Paint Branch's opportunistic defense, and the shooting of 6-foot-2 Division-I prospect Riley Inge (26 points), although the Panthers' did not have a player taller than 6-3.Despite trailing by 18 in the second and third periods, Old Mill made a game of it down the stretch.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | March 13, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- With more than double the number of turnovers (17) as field goals (eight) at halftime, it seemed the magical mystery tour of Old Mill's No. 13 boys basketball team was just about over.The taller fourth-seeded Patriots (16-10), making their first Final Four appearance, were eventually dismantled, 64-50, by top-seeded Paint Branch's opportunistic defense, and the shooting of 6-foot-2 Division-I prospect Riley Inge (26 points), although the Panthers' did not have a player taller than 6-3.Despite trailing by 18 in the second and third periods, Old Mill made a game of it down the stretch.
NEWS
By Sandra Crockett | November 30, 1991
A photograph caption in yesterday's editions incorrectlyidentified the two partners in the Umoja Sasa condom company.The founder of the firm, Edwin Avent was actually standing tothe right of his brother, Alphonso, in the photograph.Edwin Avent had a dream -- to be a successful entrepreneur and help the African-American community.About a year ago he thought: condoms. Not just any old condoms but ones packaged to appeal specifically to blacks. A business was born, one that already has recorded sales to state-funded agencies.
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