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FEATURES
By Ellen Hawks | 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.
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BUSINESS
October 21, 1998
Three Baltimore-area nonprofits have received a three-year, $692,000 federal grant to provide computer training and jobs to persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.The new program, called the Techworks Partnership, will provide training to 55 to 75 people who have a mental or related disability and who live in Baltimore's empowerment zone, said Stephen H. Morgan, executive director of the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens (BARC).The other two nonprofits are Learning Independence Through Computers (LINC)
NEWS
By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2010
Despite vehement opposition from operators of downtown hotels and parking garages, Baltimore City Council members stood firm Thursday in their support of a contentious package of new taxes, saying the money was needed to stem a torrent of red ink. "We're facing a $121 million deficit," said Councilwoman Helen L. Holton, head of the council's finance committee. "What do we do?" Holton and other committee members gently chided a group of business leaders who came to a public hearing to complain, reminding them repeatedly of the city's dismal financial state and all but declaring that, if taxes are not raised, disaster will follow.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | 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.
NEWS
October 25, 2007
Mary E. "Muff" Imboden, a homemaker and volunteer, died of Alzheimer's disease Friday at her Ruxton home. She was 80. Mary Ellen Sawyers was born and raised in Centerville, Iowa, and was a 1945 graduate of St. Timothy's School, then in Catonsville. After earning a bachelor's degree from Vassar College in 1949, she married Dr. Robert Coffee, who died several months later. A resident of Ruxton since 1954, Mrs. Imboden was a longtime volunteer with the Baltimore Association for Mental Health and the Fellowship of Lights.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2012
Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79. "He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same time he was the utmost surgeon who had both a passion for perfection and teaching," said Michael R. Merson, former president of Franklin Square Medical Center, who is now chairman of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. "In all the years I worked with him, if something went wrong, he was the kind of surgeon you wanted to take care of you," said Mr. Merson.
FEATURES
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.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | 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.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | February 28, 2008
Dr. Joseph McKechnie, a retired Baltimore dentist, died of cancer Monday at his Towson home. He was 84. Born and raised in Cumberland, he earned a degree at what was then Potomac College in Herndon, Va., and served during World War II in the Army, where he received training as a dental technician. After the war, he graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School, where he later taught restorative prosthodonthic dentistry. In 1952, he opened a practice in the Marylander Apartments on St. Paul Street and later had a practice in Columbia.
NEWS
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.
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