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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer | May 17, 1993
William Collison was going to be just another statistic.Only a few years ago he was well on his way to becoming one of the state's more than 13,000 high school dropouts. But today, thanks to the help of the Maryland's Tomorrow program, he is a proud member of Howard High School's graduating class of 1993.Thursday, Mr. Collison, 18, was honored in Annapolis as one of Maryland's Tomorrow Bright Stars, an award that goes to one student from each county. Recipients are chosen by teachers and administrators for making a significant improvement in their own grades and attitudes toward learning.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
As we prepare for the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore next week, a decent respect for historical accuracy demands attention to a few details.  They are drawn from Steve Vogel's well-researched and eminently readable Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation  (Random House, 534 pages, $30).  Admiral Alexander Cochrane, anchored about two miles down the bay from Fort McHenry, ordered the bombardment to begin at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 1814.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1998
If you missed the boat to the Caribbean for last week's total eclipse of the sun, there's a consolation prize for you in the heavens.Just after dinner time today, the first-quarter moon will eclipse a bright star called Aldebaran.This "occultation," as astronomers call it, will begin at 7: 28 p.m. in Central Maryland.That's when Aldebaran will abruptly wink out as it disappears behind the darkened upper left-hand edge of the moon.Observers should go outside a few minutes earlier to be ready for it."
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91 .  She did memorable work over a long career, spanning such diverse fare as the edgy (now a bit campy) "Caged" and "The Sound of Music" (playing the baroness). I have a particular affection for her work in "Interrupted Melody," where Ms. Parker displayed not just an impressive level of acting, but also an ability to handle the vocal scenes convincingly.
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By Michael.Sragow and Michael.Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | September 25, 2009
"Bright Star" delivers a prismatic depiction - tart, funny and piercing - of the romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne in the three years before he died, in 1821, at age 25. It's immediately refreshing in its unabashed flow of feeling, but it also wields a cumulative punch. It captures the power of poetry to convey thoughts and emotions that normally go beyond words. I knew how well the film had worked its magic when I found myself choking up afterward, trying to put the movie's cathartic resolution into language.
NEWS
By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | February 16, 2008
Space cadets! The forecast tonight is promising for a fine view of the International Space Station, the shuttle Atlantis and a combined crew of 10 as they fly from high over Lake Michigan to the Outer Banks. The new Columbus module and Atlantis should make it brighter than ever. The space station rises like a bright star in the northwest at 6:37 p.m., climbing high in the southwestern sky by 6:40 p.m. It grazes bright star Rigel at Orion's foot and disappears in the southeast at 6:42 p.m.
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By Michael Sragow | October 2, 2009
Bright Star *** 1/2 (3 1/2 ) It's a delicate but also robust and funny portrait of the romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. This film about a poet who never lived beyond his youth and the plucky seamstress who became his final muse captures the essential allure of poetry: its ability to express the ineffable. Thanks to the performances of Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish, and the moviemaking of Jane Campion, there's nothing affected about "Bright Star": It conveys the manly - and womanly - qualities of erotic and aesthetic reverie.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1998
Key West Race Week drew the top sailors and boats to Florida for a week of competition earlier this month, and Annapolis sailors and sailmakers scored impressive victories in the annual competition.David Flynn, marketing director for the Quantum Sail Design Group, said winners in several top classes in Key West used headsails built in Annapolis with a new, exotic material called PBO.PBO is a fiber that, Flynn said, "has twice the ability to resist stretch as Kevlar," which has been the hot lick in racing headsails for several years.
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December 25, 1994
It is no accident that Christmas quickly follows the winter solstice. Four days ago, the sun stopped in its southward journey and turned around. However much hardship lies ahead (far less, we trust, than last winter), be assured that Spring, warmth and rebirth are already on the way.The silent night of waiting, then the joyful birth. Wrap it all in faith and you have the Christmas message. In bleak mid-winter, carefully nourished hope yields an epiphany and the world has cause to sing.Christmas, a Christian feast day, has worked its way into the secular culture not just because it provides an irresistible commercial opportunity but also because it wraps grand themes of the human drama in such an appealing story.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91 .  She did memorable work over a long career, spanning such diverse fare as the edgy (now a bit campy) "Caged" and "The Sound of Music" (playing the baroness). I have a particular affection for her work in "Interrupted Melody," where Ms. Parker displayed not just an impressive level of acting, but also an ability to handle the vocal scenes convincingly.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
Several chances for early-morning sightings of the International Space Station will arise over the next week in Maryland. In each case, the space station appears brighter than a star but much further than a plane, zipping across the dark sky, so long as clouds don't block it. Thursday at about 6:30 a.m., the ISS will rise from the southwest, moving toward the northeast horizon until about 6:36 a.m. The bright star near where the station first...
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November 10, 2011
Max and Elenora Minevich have opened a BrightStar Care, at 5550 Sterrett Place, Suite 314, in Columbia. The Minevichs currently offer staffing and companion care in the home and medical care in non-home settings, such as flu and wellness clinics.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow | October 2, 2009
Bright Star *** 1/2 (3 1/2 ) It's a delicate but also robust and funny portrait of the romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. This film about a poet who never lived beyond his youth and the plucky seamstress who became his final muse captures the essential allure of poetry: its ability to express the ineffable. Thanks to the performances of Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish, and the moviemaking of Jane Campion, there's nothing affected about "Bright Star": It conveys the manly - and womanly - qualities of erotic and aesthetic reverie.
FEATURES
By Michael.Sragow and Michael.Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | September 25, 2009
"Bright Star" delivers a prismatic depiction - tart, funny and piercing - of the romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne in the three years before he died, in 1821, at age 25. It's immediately refreshing in its unabashed flow of feeling, but it also wields a cumulative punch. It captures the power of poetry to convey thoughts and emotions that normally go beyond words. I knew how well the film had worked its magic when I found myself choking up afterward, trying to put the movie's cathartic resolution into language.
NEWS
By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | May 21, 2009
Did you scuffle out early this morning to grab your paper? If it's still mostly dark out, go back and look toward the east, close to the horizon. Find the slim crescent moon, just three days short of "new." The bright "star" below and to the right of the moon is the planet Venus. Just below the moon is the much fainter Mars. Twice as high, in the southeast, stands gleaming Jupiter.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | December 7, 2008
A restored Star-spangled Banner, originally sewn by Baltimore seamstress Mary Pickersgill in her East Pratt Street home and flown over Fort McHenry in the British attack of 1814, debuted several weeks ago to wide acclaim in its new gallery home at the National Museum of American History in Washington. Recent press accounts about the flag's reappearance prompted W. Boulton Kelly, the noted Baltimore architect and preservationist, to drop me a note. He had been a member of the governor's commission for the 1964-1965 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., and his firm, Tatar and Kelly and Van Fossen Schwab Architects, was the associated architects for the design of the Maryland Pavilion.
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