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December 27, 1997
A YEAR AGO, nobody had heard of Supercamp, the summer day camp that brightened the lives of 460 city 8-year- olds this past summer. Sally Michel, who came up with the idea last winter, surprised even herself when she realized the idea would be going from dream to reality by the time the school year ended.Ms. Michel, the kind of indispensable citizen usually described as "a long-time civic activist," would be a hard woman to surprise. But then, given her tenacious commitment to this city and its people, she is clearly a woman people don't like to disappoint.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 8, 2014
Given modern technology, it shouldn't be terribly difficult to come to some kind of accommodation with regard to the problems with light around car dealerships in Fallston. At this point, the matter is possibly too far along the path of litigation to be quickly or easily resolved. At issue are people who live in close proximity to Jones Junction - a car dealership that has been operating in Fallston for generations - who claim they are the victims of "light trespass. " In other words, bright lights used to illuminate the car dealership, presumably to improve its visibility to potential customers and ward off potential thieves and vandals, spills over into the yards and homes of people living nearby.
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NEWS
December 24, 1997
QUIETLY, THE FORMERLY city-run Rognel Heights Recreation Center has been transformed into a safe haven for 300 chil- dren, providing them a place before and after school and during the summer for sports, hot meals and help with homework.Sitawi and Cynthia Jahi have used ingenuity, creativity and lots of sweat equity to keep the center running. It has been difficult to tap traditional sources for grants. As a result, much of their $100,000 annual budget is raised by selling such items as pizzas and T-shirts, and collecting modest fees from center users.
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April 25, 2013
I would like to suggest that our county officials need to practice what they preach - Choose Civility. Recently after coming back from an event in Baltimore City we returned via Route 175 and were shocked to see the bright lights of Blandair on full blast at just after 10 p.m. It was the first time that we became aware of why some of our fellow residents in Oakland Mills were so adamant in their dislike of these lights which are basically now in...
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2002
The bright lights that troubled neighbors and diners near the boccie ball court in Little Italy came down yesterday, but peace hasn't returned to the tight-knit neighborhood just east of downtown Baltimore. The battle line has simply moved about 50 feet to the other side of the court. In a community that sometimes resembles a family, fights are bitter, filled with recriminations and accusations. Sure, the dispute might center over the boccie court, a narrow patch of concrete at 906 Stiles St., but it is fueled by something much larger.
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By Diane Winston | March 29, 1991
Driving down from Bel Air on a dark and windy night, Angela Davis is bound for the bright lights of Broadway.Parked in Fells Point, she pulls open the door that separates the wanna-be's from the willing. Timidly, she peers around the vestibule of the Vagabond Players theater. Then, digging her hands deep in her red parka, she recites the actor's version of the Fifth Amendment."I'm not sure if I'll read," she tells the stage manager.Mrs. Davis, who does read, is among the early arrivals. The next night, several dozen hopefuls are huddled on the faded couches and gold brocade chairs waiting to audition for nine parts in "Hay Fever," a comedy by Noel Coward.
NEWS
October 8, 1999
IT'S SUCH a cliche: a young, black male whose life is enveloped by violence.But there's something different about 9-year-old Leon Little III. It's rare enough for a child who has been to more funerals than birthday parties to decide that he won't succumb to a violent lifestyle.It's quite a bit more difficult -- and unusual -- for a 9-year-old to reach out to his friends, family, teachers and community, to beg for their help in actually stopping violence.As was detailed in a Thursday article in The Sun, Leon is doing just that in his efforts to start a group called "Young Kids Against Violence" in Howard County.
NEWS
December 13, 2000
WITH THEIR pledge of $1 million to the United Way of Central Maryland, Peter and Georgia Angelos have set a new standard of giving in this metropolitan area. Their generosity not only makes easier the job of dozens of agencies serving human needs, but also propels the United Way of Central Maryland into the big leagues among chapters across the country. Mr. and Mrs. Angelos - he is a lawyer and principal owner of the Baltimore Orioles - have become the first $1 million donors to the local United Way. The Baltimore-area chapter had been the only of the country's 20 largest United Ways without a million-dollar donor.
NEWS
November 24, 1999
ELVIS SHOWED up in Ellicott City last week to give Bill and Carole Sachs the shirt off his back. The young man didn't give his last name, but he became the spirit of Main Street.He pulled up a few days after a $2 million fire drove the Sachses from their shop, Spring House Designs. He wrapped figurines in his scarf, his hat and then his shirt. He came with his tools and his truck several nights last week. He had skills to lend."This is my town," he said -- as if that were explanation enough.
NEWS
October 16, 2000
REMEMBER "Stone Soup," the folktale about a hungry traveler who inspires poor villagers to work together to create a marvelous feast they all can enjoy? It's the starting point for a re markable book called "Stone Soup for the World," about individ- ual acts of kindness and courage, as well as for a new program that's coming to Baltimore. They're the brainchildren of Marianne Larned, who is in the process of recruiting participants for the Stone Soup Leadership Institute of Baltimore.
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October 15, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake writes that a vote for Question 7 is a vote for Baltimore schools and that it will allow a world-class casino to be built on Russell Street ("Question 7 keeps the money in Md. " Oct. 11). Last I checked, Baltimore already owns that right and is really only getting table games out of this closed door deal with the big three, Gov. Martin O'Malley, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. She conveniently left that out. So how did Ms. Rawlings-Blake get to be part of the inside and become such a staunch gambling supporter?
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By Aaron Wilson | September 18, 2012
Although strong safety Bernard Pollard has already declared he'll play Sunday night against the New England Patriots despite a rib contusion, Harbaugh wasn't definitive on his status. “We will see about Bernard,” he said. “He's got a little rib deal in there. It's just going to come down to him and how he can deal with that pain.” End zone Harbaugh praised rookie kicker Justin Tucker, who connected on field goals from 56, 51 and 48 yards. “He did a great job,” he said.
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By Edward Lee | March 7, 2012
No one can accuse ESPN analyst Mark Dixon of being limited strictly to the men's game as he will call Wednesday night's women's contest between Towson and No. 20 Johns Hopkins, which will air Wednesday at 5 p.m. on ESPNU. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder, who can be followed on Twitter via his account @dixonlacrosse, will contribute to the network's coverage of No. 11 Syracuse at No. 2 Johns Hopkins March 17, but he shared his thoughts on the college lacrosse season thus far. What's the significance of No. 1 Virginia's 14-10 victory over [No. 11]
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By Kathy Hudsonhudmud@aol.com | November 9, 2011
I  had an email this week from a reader who spotted two deer crossing Roland Avenue near Lake Avenue at about 10:30 at night. Only a few cars were on the street. Bright lights made the deer easy to spot as they crossed Roland and strolled into yards on the east side of the street.   She wrote trying to reach someone in the neighborhood association for that area. After emailing friends in north Roland Park, I learned these deer were not an unusual occurrence. One friend on St. George's Road said her munched-on garden is proof of their regular prowling.
NEWS
September 20, 2011
Much acclaim has been given "Friday Night Lights," from the 1990 book about a Texas town and its devotion to high school football to the movie and Emmy-winning TV series it spawned. Playing under the bright lights with hundreds or even thousands of excited local fans in attendance is something many high school athletes aspire to do — perhaps never more so than today, thanks in no small part to the legacy of Permian High School and its fictional counterpart, Dylan High. But not everyone is so thrilled by the prospect of lighted athletic fields.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2011
With its dizzying number of storylines, Monday night's Maryland-Miami game hardly feels like a season opener. How can an early-September game — with the weather still warm and humid and students having barely arrived on campus — produce drama so rich? It's the regular-season debut not only of Maryland coach Randy Edsall but of Miami coach Al Golden. It's Miami's first game since eight players were suspended by the NCAA for accepting impermissible benefits from now-jailed former booster Nevin Shapiro.
NEWS
December 22, 1998
A DECADE AGO, Loretta Krausz was a single mother whose children's Christmas was made brighter by a group of volunteers.Today, from her eastern Baltimore County home, she coordinates "Loretta's Kids Program," which provides toys, food, clothing and other items to families in the area who might otherwise not have such a Merry Christmas. "Everyone in the family is helped," says Ms. Krausz, who has since remarried and is now able to aid others.Her chief helpers are high school students she enlists by contacting student government and other groups.
NEWS
April 11, 1998
THIS TIME of year, the grousing gets pretty heavy about paying income taxes by April 15. Tax collectors are not very popular.While most of the ire is aimed at the Internal Revenue Service, the comptroller's office in Annapolis gets its share of brickbats.Into this furor strolls Yvonne Daugherty, an 11-year veteran of Louis L. Goldstein's shop, who has managed to do the impossible: satisfy inquiring taxpayers.Ms. Daugherty, 62, handles the department's electronic mail. That is not an idle job. This spring, the comptroller's office is receiving 120 e-mail inquiries a day about how to fill out tax forms or interpret complex tax language.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2011
If you drive regularly along Route 100 in Howard County, you might notice the lighting is a little dimmer than it used to be. In an effort to save energy and money, the State Highway Administration has cut back its overhead lighting on a six-mile stretch of the highway. If results from the year-long test are favorable, officials say, the state could reduce lighting on other highways. Maryland is one of many state and local governments seeking savings on highway lights, said John Bullough, senior research scientist at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. "It's something that people are looking at in terms of reducing cost — no doubt," Bullough said.
SPORTS
By Mark Heisler, Tribune Newspapers | January 9, 2011
So much for winning back Carmelo Anthony's heart … At full strength at last with Kenyon Martin back, winning 9 of 12 at home and with road games against the lowly Clippers and Kings on tap, the Nuggets were set to make their push. Unfortunately, with the Clippers and Kings bombing them back-to-back, it's time for Plan B, as in Back Up the Truck. And for the really bad news, not only is Anthony heading out after spurning extension offers, Chauncey Billups, Nene, J.R. Smith and Martin, all on expiring deals, may be too. Say good night to the Lakers of the Rockies.
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