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By BRIAN JENDRYCKA | January 11, 1995
New York. -- When Newt Gingrich suggested that Hillary Clinton rent the movie ''Boys Town'' to educate herself about orphanages, he actually undersold the successes of today's Boys Town. The best modern child-care institutions, based on a family model, are an attractive alternative to a foster-care system in crisis and a welfare system that undermines parental responsibility.Boys Town was founded in 1917 by the Rev. Edward Flanagan with a $90 loan and a stubborn desire to keep homeless, hungry boys from becoming homeless, hungry, jobless men. Since then, the Omaha-based campus has helped transform the lives of over 17,000 children.
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By Everett Cook, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Shaquil and Kevin Barrett were so close growing up that when one went to the bathroom, the other would wait outside for him to finish. Neighbors in East Baltimore, where the boys grew up, used to mistake them for twins. Kevin, almost two years older than Shaquil, was the troublemaker. Shaquil was quiet; Kevin was not. Shaquil always did well in school; Kevin did not. They both wrestled and played football, but Kevin was a better wrestler, and Shaquil the better football player. The boys were inseparable growing up, especially as they moved around the east side of the city.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,Sun Staff Writer | January 28, 1995
Boys Town has held a mystique as the cure for troubled youth ever since Spencer Tracy's heart-rending 1938 movie about a benevolent priest bent on saving wayward boys.And that image was revived recently when House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested Hillary Clinton watch the movie to understand his desire to revive orphanages as a cheap answer to welfare reform.But Boys Town is no mere Hollywood creation. The Nebraska-based organization has reared thousands of children during its 77 years -- leaving warm memories that stretch into Maryland.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Margaret K. "Maggie" Clark, a retired businesswoman and former longtime Stoneleigh resident, died Aug. 15 of cancer at Roland Park Place. She was 95. The daughter of a furniture salesman and a homemaker, Margaret Krause was born in Baltimore and raised on Woodbourne Avenue in Govans. She was a 1934 graduate of Eastern High School. In 1941, she married Robert Carroll Clark. During the 1940s and 1950s, she was district manager for Beauty Counselors, a national cosmetics firm.
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By Ronald A. Feldman | December 14, 1994
WHEN HILLARY Rodham Clinton called Republican plans for increasing the use of orphanages "unbelievable and absurd," Newt Gingrich urged her to rent the movie "Boys Town."But that 1938 classic -- which starred Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy -- portrayed an idealized orphanage that no longer exists, if it ever did.Any plans to revive America's ailing welfare programs on its model are nothing but Hollywood illusions.The truth about Boys Town was most famously revealed in a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 article in the Omaha Sun.That article reported that Boys Town's net worth was "at least $209 million -- possibly much more," which would have placed it among the 10 best-endowed universities in the United States, richer than Notre Dame or any other Catholic college.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff Writer | December 7, 1994
Incoming House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes we can learn a lot from the movies -- like how to reform the welfare system.Build orphanages, he says. Many children of single welfare mothers would be better off in state-run orphanages or boarding schools, Mr. Gingrich says. And anyone who disagrees -- like first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton -- ought to rent "Boys Town," the 1938 film starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney that dramatized the founding of the famous Nebraska home for wayward boys.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Margaret K. "Maggie" Clark, a retired businesswoman and former longtime Stoneleigh resident, died Aug. 15 of cancer at Roland Park Place. She was 95. The daughter of a furniture salesman and a homemaker, Margaret Krause was born in Baltimore and raised on Woodbourne Avenue in Govans. She was a 1934 graduate of Eastern High School. In 1941, she married Robert Carroll Clark. During the 1940s and 1950s, she was district manager for Beauty Counselors, a national cosmetics firm.
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April 4, 2009
On April 3, 2009 Dixie Jason In leiu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Father Flanagan's Boys Town, 300 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. box 7000, Boys Town, NE. 68010 www.boystown.org
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November 13, 2006
On November 11, 2006, MARY JEAN HERTZ of Ferndale, formerly of Glen Burnie; beloved wife of Kenneth L. Hertz; loving mother of Madeline Davis, James Chmielewski Jr., and Monica Chmielewski; caring sister of William Warnecker; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of three. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral home, 1 Second Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) Glen Burnie on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 A.M. on Wednesday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
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March 20, 2003
On Friday, March 14, 2003, JAMES L. JOYCE, 66, after a lengthy illness, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Joppa, MD, retired Bethlehem Steel ship building executive, he graduated from Rayen High School in Youngstown, OH, attended Youngstown College, and graduated from the University of Maryland. He was employed by Bethlehem Ship Building for 39 years. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, JoAnne Joyce (nee Graeber); son, Jimmy; daughter, Jennifer Olson, all of Ocean City, NJ; a sister, Betty Lafferty, of Essex, MD; and two grandchildren, Jason and Kaitlyn Olson.
NEWS
April 4, 2009
On April 3, 2009 Dixie Jason In leiu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Father Flanagan's Boys Town, 300 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. box 7000, Boys Town, NE. 68010 www.boystown.org
NEWS
November 13, 2006
On November 11, 2006, MARY JEAN HERTZ of Ferndale, formerly of Glen Burnie; beloved wife of Kenneth L. Hertz; loving mother of Madeline Davis, James Chmielewski Jr., and Monica Chmielewski; caring sister of William Warnecker; cherished grandmother of five and great grandmother of three. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral home, 1 Second Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) Glen Burnie on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 A.M. on Wednesday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
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September 1, 2003
Jack P. Eisner, 77, a Holocaust survivor and businessman who wrote a book about his experiences that was turned into a Broadway play and a movie, died of colon cancer Aug. 24 in New York City. Mr. Eisner's autobiography, The Survivor, was published by William Morrow in 1980. The Broadway play of the same name, written by Susan Nanus, had its debut in 1981, and the 1985 movie, War and Love, was directed by Moshe Mizrahi. Born Jacek Zlatka in Warsaw, Poland, Mr. Eisner studied music before he and his family were forced into the Warsaw ghetto when he was a teen-ager.
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March 20, 2003
On Friday, March 14, 2003, JAMES L. JOYCE, 66, after a lengthy illness, of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Joppa, MD, retired Bethlehem Steel ship building executive, he graduated from Rayen High School in Youngstown, OH, attended Youngstown College, and graduated from the University of Maryland. He was employed by Bethlehem Ship Building for 39 years. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, JoAnne Joyce (nee Graeber); son, Jimmy; daughter, Jennifer Olson, all of Ocean City, NJ; a sister, Betty Lafferty, of Essex, MD; and two grandchildren, Jason and Kaitlyn Olson.
FEATURES
August 30, 2000
For nice-guy Arnold, the Boys Town award The man most famous for bulging biceps, "Terminator" movies and Planet Hollywood restaurants has been recognized for his lesser-known role as a mentor to disadvantaged youngsters. Arnold Schwarzenegger received a Boys Town, Neb., youth award Monday. Schwarzenegger is the 16th recipient of the Father Flanagan Award but the first to receive it under the home's new name, Girls and Boys Town. The award recognized Schwarzenegger's work promoting fitness.
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,Sun Staff Writer | January 28, 1995
Boys Town has held a mystique as the cure for troubled youth ever since Spencer Tracy's heart-rending 1938 movie about a benevolent priest bent on saving wayward boys.And that image was revived recently when House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested Hillary Clinton watch the movie to understand his desire to revive orphanages as a cheap answer to welfare reform.But Boys Town is no mere Hollywood creation. The Nebraska-based organization has reared thousands of children during its 77 years -- leaving warm memories that stretch into Maryland.
NEWS
September 1, 2003
Jack P. Eisner, 77, a Holocaust survivor and businessman who wrote a book about his experiences that was turned into a Broadway play and a movie, died of colon cancer Aug. 24 in New York City. Mr. Eisner's autobiography, The Survivor, was published by William Morrow in 1980. The Broadway play of the same name, written by Susan Nanus, had its debut in 1981, and the 1985 movie, War and Love, was directed by Moshe Mizrahi. Born Jacek Zlatka in Warsaw, Poland, Mr. Eisner studied music before he and his family were forced into the Warsaw ghetto when he was a teen-ager.
FEATURES
August 30, 2000
For nice-guy Arnold, the Boys Town award The man most famous for bulging biceps, "Terminator" movies and Planet Hollywood restaurants has been recognized for his lesser-known role as a mentor to disadvantaged youngsters. Arnold Schwarzenegger received a Boys Town, Neb., youth award Monday. Schwarzenegger is the 16th recipient of the Father Flanagan Award but the first to receive it under the home's new name, Girls and Boys Town. The award recognized Schwarzenegger's work promoting fitness.
NEWS
By Mona Charen | January 18, 1995
ONE OF NEWT Gingrich's greatest gifts is his ability to defy stereotyping.In the weeks after the Nov. 8 election, the press and many Democrats -- including the first family -- thought they could easily fit Mr. Gingrich into the "Scrooge Republican" mold for his comments on orphanages. But alas for those who hoped to pigeonhole him, Mr. Gingrich declined the invitation to treat his remarks as a gaffe and instead offered a passionate indictment of the current system that forces children to dodge gunfire on the way to school and leaves others in trash bins.
NEWS
By BRIAN JENDRYCKA | January 11, 1995
New York. -- When Newt Gingrich suggested that Hillary Clinton rent the movie ''Boys Town'' to educate herself about orphanages, he actually undersold the successes of today's Boys Town. The best modern child-care institutions, based on a family model, are an attractive alternative to a foster-care system in crisis and a welfare system that undermines parental responsibility.Boys Town was founded in 1917 by the Rev. Edward Flanagan with a $90 loan and a stubborn desire to keep homeless, hungry boys from becoming homeless, hungry, jobless men. Since then, the Omaha-based campus has helped transform the lives of over 17,000 children.
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