May 21, 2010
Crews worked around the clock this week unfurling rolls of sod, caulking bathrooms and chalking playing fields in preparation for Saturday's reopening of a South Baltimore park that has been closed for three years because of arsenic contamination. City and state officials say the 11-acre Swann Park, where toxins were recorded at more than 100 times a safe level, is now fit for ballplayers and families. "It's pretty much a new park," said city parks department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Burrell.
June 8, 1997
Charlotte A. Danaher, 90, bridge player, secretaryCharlotte A. Danaher, an avid bridge player and former secretary, died of cancer Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson. She was 90.Born Charlotte Zinkand in Baltimore, she graduated from high school in 1923 and was a secretary for Standard Oil Co. until her marriage four years later to Jere J. Danaher, an Air Force major who died in 1991.During World War II, she lived in Rome, N.Y., where her husband was stationed. There, she learned to play bridge and joined several card groups.
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.
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.
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.
May 25, 2007
Geoffrey William Fielding, retired head of public relations for the Baltimore County Public Library system, died of rheumatoid arthritis complications Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 82. Born in Nottingham, England, he attended Loughborough College School and served in the British merchant navy from 1941 to 1947. He emigrated to Baltimore in 1947 and wrote for The Sunday Sun feature sections until 1950. He then worked for the old Joseph Katz advertising agency and at the Baltimore Association of Commerce.
February 4, 1992
Nurses and student nurses are discovering that the recession and an abundance of nurses have combined to make it difficult to find or change jobs.Two years ago there were plenty of positions, but now "the jobs simply aren't available," says Ida Ross, a St. Joseph Hospital nurse who was among 900 nurses and nursing students who attended the Baltimore Association of Nurse Recruiters' career day at the Baltimore Convention Center.Forty Maryland hospitals sent recruiters to the event on Saturday.
July 13, 2006
With a purple health care union banner waving beside him outside state office buildings in Baltimore, Thomas E. Perez, a Democratic candidate for Maryland attorney general, accepted the endorsement of labor and other leaders yesterday. "I believe that access to health care is a civil rights issue as well as a health care issue," Perez said during the brief campaign appearance in the midday heat. Among those endorsing Perez were the Service Employees International Union - United Health Care Workers East; Baltimore's Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)