November 12, 1991
CURRENT volunteers' news and needs.Maryland Food Committee is organizing its Bags of Plenty program in which citizens donate food to enhance a Thanksgiving day meal. Any Baltimore City resident can help until Nov. 15 by calling First Call for Help at 685-0525.White Marsh Red Cross Donor Center, 8114 Sandpiper Circle, is expanding its blood collection hours to include Mondays, beginning Nov. 18. Volunteers are needed Mondays and Saturdays. Call 764-4602.BARC, Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc. needs volunteers as wrappers at the Holiday Gift wrap booth open from Dec. 2 through Dec. 24 at Kenilworth in Towson.
August 18, 2005
Where: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. When: 7:30 p.m. Monday Why: You'd be surprised how much work goes into a song. Watch eight local songwriters play their original material for critique by the rest of the Baltimore Songwriters Association. In turn, the BSA offers lyrical and other advice that helps shape and polish the music. Information: 410-813-4039, www.baltimoresongwriters.org. Admission: Free.
June 3, 2005
George W. Goschen, a Catonsville insurance executive and home restorer, died of colon cancer May 26 at his Arbutus home. He was 77. Mr. Goschen was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1945 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington and, after serving in the Army for 18 months, enrolled at the Baltimore College of Commerce, where he earned a business degree in 1951. After working briefly as an accountant, he went to work in the insurance industry. In 1954, he founded Baltimore County Insurance Agency Inc. in Catonsville, which he ran until his death.
April 7, 2000
Members of the city's Board of Estimates chastised Baltimore Development Corp. over an agreement to pay a downtown real estate developer more than double the standard real estate commission for selling a city property. The five-member estimates board agreed Wednesday to pay Otis Warren/Svatos Real Estate Resources $46,063 for its work in selling 7 acres at Seton Business Park to the Baltimore Association of Retarded Citizens (BARC). City Solicitor Thurman Zollicoffer challenged the payment because BDC agreed to pay the commission on the asking price of the property rather than on the sale price.
October 28, 2008
Frederick L. "Speed" Shelton, a retired Social Security Administration worker and president of the Cloverdale Baltimore Basketball Association, died of a heart attack Oct. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 74. Mr. Shelton was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1953 from Douglass High School, where he was on the school's basketball team. Mr. Shelton worked as a claims clerk for SSA until retiring in 2004. In 1955, Mr. Shelton and his brother, Milton "Tea" Shelton, founded the Baltimore Rams Organization, a semipro football team that operated in the 1950s and 1960s.
June 12, 1991
Carroll County Sun bowling columnist Don Vitek has been chosen by the Maryland Bowling Writers Association as Writer of the Year, an award sponsored by the Maryland State Women's Bowling Association.Vitek also won first- and second-place honors in both the senior and column categories. The column award was sponsored by the Frederick Women's 600 Club and the Senior awards category was sponsored by Greater Baltimore Bowling Association.All awards were announced at the Maryland Bowling Writers Association's annual meeting June 9.
October 5, 2003
The 24th annual Butchers Hill house tour is scheduled next week, with the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood association opening 12 historic homes to the public. The Baltimore neighborhood is north of Fells Point and Canton. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour and $12 in advance. For more information, log on to www.butchershill.org or call Anne Belcher at 410-675-2795 or Sue Noonan at 410-522-6773.
December 13, 1991
Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, was named "Port Leader of the Year" by the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce for her efforts to improve the Port of Baltimore.Bentley received the award in ceremonies in Baltimore yesterday. She previously had won the award in 1974 when she was chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission.Noting the progress the port has seen this year, including the addition of several new shipping lines, the congresswoman said she believed 1992 would offer opportunities to strengthen the port's position in the Middle Atlantic and strengthen a sagging economy.
December 20, 1992
Sapna Patel, a student at the American University in Washington, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $24,000. She has also been chosen to participate in the School of Public Affairs' Leadership Program.*The University of Baltimore Alumni Association honored Bailey A. Thomas, McCormick Company president and chief executive officer; Adrian Teel, Maryland Port Administration executive director, and Ali Asghar Alemi, the U.S. EPA and Maryland Overseas Visitors Coordinator, as its Alumni of the Year.
June 1, 1998
The Maryland Association of Private Career Schools has awarded Russell Warehime, a Francis Scott Key High School senior, a $1,000 scholarship from the TESST Technology Institute in Baltimore.The association's Scholarship Program Awards offer scholarships to students wishing to attend a career school.Warehime plans to study design and drafting technology.Recipients are chosen on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and recommendations from school personnel.