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SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2003
ARLINGTON, Texas - Returning to the dugout after hitting his first grand slam, Mark Teixeira no longer could contain the smile he tried so hard to keep hidden. It spread across his face, braces and all, and for a brief moment he looked like a high school kid as hands reached out to slap him on the shoulder. But how many high school kids get congratulated by Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro? It's times like these that remind Teixeira how far he's removed from Mount St. Joseph, from which he graduated in 1998 after setting three state career records.
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NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | January 17, 2003
A MR. DON PRICE of Malvern, Pa., a native of Baltimore, decided a couple of weeks ago to finish some unfinished business - to send a thank-you note to the Baltimore Police Department overdue almost a half-century. He read an article in a magazine about Americans and their beloved automobiles, and that's what got him thinking about finally doing the right thing. So he sat down and wrote a letter to the police commissioner. "This story happened in the fall of 1955, but it's just as vivid and meaningful for me today as it was almost 48 years ago. It proves that the power of a good deed has lasting effects," Price wrote.
NEWS
By Joseph R. L. Sterne | July 21, 2002
A BEST-SELLER in the years leading to the Civil War, out of print for a century until the civil rights revolution of the 1960s, the best of the escape-from-slavery tales that fueled the black freedom movement, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave will soon top the must-read list in Baltimore. Mayor Martin O'Malley and Pratt Library Director Carla D. Hayden have chosen the Douglass autobiography as "Baltimore's Book" in a citywide reading spree that will focus on the greatest African-American of the 19th century.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 28, 2002
SAMUEL PORTNEY is the keeper of his brother's memorial. The brother was Jack Portney, gone 11 years now, whose image lingers among the dwindling generation that watched him throw combination punches out of his southpaw crouch at old Oriole Park many summers ago. The boxing game was different in Jack Portney's time. Jack came off of West Baltimore street corners in 1926, when he was 16 years old, and lasted a dozen years trading punches. They called him the Baltimore Buzz Saw for his relentlessness, which came out of sheer hunger.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | April 28, 2002
On a cold night in Brooklyn, N.Y., this past December, members of the Baltimore band Ellen Cherry had just finished packing up the truck after recording their first album when they decided to nip back into the studio to say quick goodbyes. Just 20 minutes later, the group came back out to find the truck window broken and all the instruments stolen. "The cops told us, 'You're in New York City now; this isn't Baltimore,' " said Kristin Putchinski, Ellen Cherry singer / songwriter and a free-lance graphic artist.
NEWS
January 21, 2002
Sports teams enhance sense of community, help fill city coffers Thank you for the timely, insightful and totally correct editorial concerning the benefits of building a new basketball arena to bring the NBA back to Baltimore ("Pro basketball in Baltimore," Jan. 12). People are always complaining about wasteful uses of tax dollars; the problem is that so many of those same people complain about good uses of tax dollars as well. And even though our new baseball park and football stadium have generated astonishing financial returns and promoted a refreshing community spirit, we can nonetheless expect the whining over the idea of a basketball arena to begin immediately.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 10, 2002
The double bass was Jay Leonhart's ticket out of Baltimore, and now the instrument has temporarily brought him back to his hometown. In four decades as a jazz bassist in New York, Leonhart has played for a Who's Who list of singers - Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook, Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme. The list goes on and on. He's played in trios and quartets and big bands. But now he's gone solo with a one-man show called The Bass Lesson, which recently premiered at the second-floor studio at Bertha's in Fells Point, where it continues every Wednesday night this month.
NEWS
March 10, 2001
MONDAWMIN is five Metro stops away from downtown, six stops from Owings Mills. Within a one-mile radius of the shopping mall, it's possible to attend school from kindergarten to college. So why are the Mondawmin-area neighborhoods, despite their solid housing stock and leafy gardens, experiencing some of the same uncertainties and blight that are afflicting so many other city areas? A recently released 64-page survey suggests some of the reasons: an aging population; the lack of new investment; apathy.
BUSINESS
By Lisa Wiseman and Lisa Wiseman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 2001
"Every home has a story ... my house has many of them," said Nancy Coradi about the Cockeysville home she shares with her husband, Ken, and their two dogs and cats. First, there is the story of how the couple found the 149-year-old home. After the two were married, they first lived in Mr. Coradi's home in Hamilton. They stayed there until his employer transferred him to Tennessee, where they lived for three years. In 1999, after learning he was being transferred back to Baltimore, she went house hunting in advance of their return.
NEWS
By Raymond Daniel Burke | February 4, 2001
THE COLTS CAME back to Baltimore. It was 1953, and the team returned after a two-year absence, during which we never stopped fighting for a place in the league, and the marching band remained together even though the team was gone. Dwight Eisenhower began his first term as president, and McCarthyism consumed Washington. Josef Stalin died, but the Cold War grew ever stronger. The uneasy Korean armistice was signed while Fulgencio Batista ruled in Cuba. Brown vs. Board of Education and the euphemism of "separate but equal" were still subjects of litigation.
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