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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | January 20, 1998
Popular music has celebrated some unusual footwear over the years, from high-heeled sneakers to boogie shoes. But few were as unusual or enduring as the pair songwriter and guitarist Carl Perkins immortalized in "Blue Suede Shoes."One of the biggest early hits of the rock-and-roll era, the 1956 smash sold more than 4 million copies and inspired such giants as Elvis Presley (who cut his own hit version of the song) and the Beatles (who later recorded the single's B-side, "Honey Don't"). "Blue Suede Shoes" brought Perkins such fame that for years afterward he would never think of performing without a pair on his feet.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2003
Howard County schools Superintendent John R. O'Rourke announced position changes for two principals during a Board of Education meeting last week. Carl Perkins, principal at Oakland Mills Middle School, was named principal at Folly Quarter Middle. And Marion Miller, Running Brook Elementary's principal, will move to Bellows Spring Elementary. Both moves will take effect July 1. Roger Plunkett, assistant superintendent for school administration, said Miller and Perkins leave their schools on solid foundations and that he has high expectations for the pair.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2003
Howard County schools Superintendent John R. O'Rourke announced position changes for two principals during a Board of Education meeting last week. Carl Perkins, principal at Oakland Mills Middle School, was named principal at Folly Quarter Middle. And Marion Miller, Running Brook Elementary's principal, will move to Bellows Spring Elementary. Both moves will take effect July 1. Roger Plunkett, assistant superintendent for school administration, said Miller and Perkins leave their schools on solid foundations and that he has high expectations for the pair.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1999
In an exercise sure to start arguments among music lovers, National Public Radio has created its list of the 100 most important American musical works of the century.There are plenty of standards here and a few surprises. "White Christmas," "Maybellene," "Appalachian Spring," and the songs from "Porgy and Bess" are works you'd expect on any compilation of this country's 20th-century music. What distinguishes NPR's list is that Robert Johnson's "Hellhound On My Trail," John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" and Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" also make the top 100.The list started with 300 songs suggested by a group of producers, artists and experts familiar to NPR. In mid-October, NPR allowed the public to vote on the selection.
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April 23, 1991
Season tickets for the 1991 University of Maryland football season are now on sale at the school's ticket office.The package, which costs $103, includes 11 home and away games. The season opener, against Virginia on Sept. 7, will be played in newly renovated Byrd Stadium. The Nov. 9 home game against Penn State will be played at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.For more information or to order tickets, contact Cole Field House at (301) 314-7070 or 1-800-462-TERP.'91 Maryland Football Schedule Sept.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | March 4, 1994
A 34-year-old Oakland Mills village woman has been accused of having sex with three Columbia youths.Karen Marie Hector, 34, of the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road, is charged with six sex offenses and two counts of perverted practices involving three boys, ages 12, 15 and 16. She was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond after a bail review hearing early yesterday.Ms. Hector's two children, 3 and 11, were placed in foster care by the Howard County Department of Social Services while she awaits trial.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1999
In an exercise sure to start arguments among music lovers, National Public Radio has created its list of the 100 most important American musical works of the century.There are plenty of standards here and a few surprises. "White Christmas," "Maybellene," "Appalachian Spring," and the songs from "Porgy and Bess" are works you'd expect on any compilation of this country's 20th-century music. What distinguishes NPR's list is that Robert Johnson's "Hellhound On My Trail," John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" and Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" also make the top 100.The list started with 300 songs suggested by a group of producers, artists and experts familiar to NPR. In mid-October, NPR allowed the public to vote on the selection.
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May 19, 1991
County school officials will celebrate the first part of a comprehensive computer school network with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesdayat North Carroll High.The project will connect Carroll high school students with each other and other schools nationwide via computer. Designers hope to expand the project worldwide.Money for the project is being provided by the school system, theBoard of Commissioners and the Maryland State Department of Education.Federal money from the Elementary and Secondary Math and Science Initiative and the Carl Perkins Vocational Act will be used.
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June 12, 2008
Hometown -- Baltimore Members --Arty Hill, guitar and vocals Founded in --2001 Style --country Influenced by --Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, Hank Williams, Carl Perkins Notable --Hill used the lonesome, sauntering singers of the '40s, '50s and '60s as inspiration for his latest album, Bar of Gold. It came out this year and spent two consecutive months on top of the Freeform American Roots chart. Quotable --"Part of the reason that Hank [Williams] is so important is that he wrote songs where he was speaking directly to the listener, and we take that for granted now," Hill said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 6, 2005
Folly Quarter Middle School pupils and staff were evacuated for about an hour yesterday because of smoke from a malfunctioning kiln in an art classroom, school and fire officials said. In a letter to parents, Folly Quarter Principal Carl Perkins explained that the incident was compounded by work being done on the heat, ventilation and air-conditioning system. Workers were replacing a part in the HVAC system and had temporarily shut off the air-handling system, said Patti Caplan, a school system spokeswoman.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | January 20, 1998
Popular music has celebrated some unusual footwear over the years, from high-heeled sneakers to boogie shoes. But few were as unusual or enduring as the pair songwriter and guitarist Carl Perkins immortalized in "Blue Suede Shoes."One of the biggest early hits of the rock-and-roll era, the 1956 smash sold more than 4 million copies and inspired such giants as Elvis Presley (who cut his own hit version of the song) and the Beatles (who later recorded the single's B-side, "Honey Don't"). "Blue Suede Shoes" brought Perkins such fame that for years afterward he would never think of performing without a pair on his feet.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | March 4, 1994
A 34-year-old Oakland Mills village woman has been accused of having sex with three Columbia youths.Karen Marie Hector, 34, of the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road, is charged with six sex offenses and two counts of perverted practices involving three boys, ages 12, 15 and 16. She was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond after a bail review hearing early yesterday.Ms. Hector's two children, 3 and 11, were placed in foster care by the Howard County Department of Social Services while she awaits trial.
SPORTS
April 23, 1991
Season tickets for the 1991 University of Maryland football season are now on sale at the school's ticket office.The package, which costs $103, includes 11 home and away games. The season opener, against Virginia on Sept. 7, will be played in newly renovated Byrd Stadium. The Nov. 9 home game against Penn State will be played at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.For more information or to order tickets, contact Cole Field House at (301) 314-7070 or 1-800-462-TERP.'91 Maryland Football Schedule Sept.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 13, 1994
Good intentions cover a multitude of faults, but they're not quite enough to make "Red Hot + Country" (Mercury 314 522 639, arriving in stores today) the success it ought to be.Conceived and coordinated by the folks responsible for "Red Hot + Blue" and "Red Hot + Dance," "Red Hot + Country" is an all-star album intended to raise money for AIDS-related charities nationwide. Like the other "Red Hot" projects, it boasts an impressive cast of contributors -- Johnny Cash, Kathy Mattea, Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Carl Perkins and Mary-Chapin Carpenter, to name a few -- and an eclectic blend of styles.
NEWS
April 9, 1993
* Rick Harvey, 43, a guitarist who worked with Billy Joel, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bobby Blue Bland and many other popular musicians, died Monday of kidney failure in Memphis, Tenn. He began his career with Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. The band's 1960s hits included "Wooly Bully" and "Little Red Ridin' Hood." He played on Mr. Bland's Grammy-winning "Members Only" album, and backed up Carl Perkins, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Bo Diddley, Rufus Thomas and others.* Andrew E. Anka Sr., 74, father of singer Paul Anka, died Tuesday after a long illness in Las Vegas.
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