February 18, 2002
Xtra Heat served notice with a rousing victory Saturday in the Barbara Fritchie Handicap that she is still a star at 4. The final word on her 3-year-old season will be delivered tonight at the 31st Eclipse awards banquet in Miami Beach, Fla. The Laurel-based filly is a finalist for a coveted Eclipse statuette in two categories: 3-year-old filly and sprinter. A sprinter has never won the Eclipse for 3-year-old filly. The other finalists are Exogenous and Flute. The other finalists for sprinter are Squirtle Squirt, who defeated Xtra Heat in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, and Delaware Township, who defeated her in the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.
February 23, 2003
Compared with the Grammy Awards, the Academy Awards have it easy. Year in and year out, the fundamental things apply in movies -- writing, directing, acting, illusion-making techniques -- and the 75th annual Oscars still have only two dozen categories. The Grammy Awards, which return to New York City tonight for the first time since 1998, suffer the perils of pluralism. Long ago, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences decided that, except for the top Grammy awards, it was unfair to pit classical music against pop, country against gospel or, more recently, polkas against Native American music.
November 16, 1993
Carroll County schools have maintained their status among the top-performing in the Maryland School Performance Program, in results released statewide yesterday as a school "report card."Superintendent R. Edward Shilling and his staff emphasized that Carroll schools have continued that trend while spending less per student than the state average and even less than Baltimore.He said he has told principals, as they share school results with the community, to "celebrate the success. I want the teachers to know we absolutely believe the reason for our success can be put right at their feet."
January 5, 2000
When Carlos Santana released his first album, way back in 1969, neither Ricky Martin, Backstreet Boys nor the members of TLC had even been born. So how must the veteran rocker feel to be competing against those young sprats for the Record of the Year Grammy? Probably about the same as Cher. When the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 42nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles yesterday, the slate for the top three awards -- Record, Song, and Album of the Year -- shaped up as a battle of the ages.
July 11, 2000
There wasn't even any film in the camcorder, remembers Nicole Roberts' mother, Brenda. But that minor technicality didn't stop 11-year-old Nicole and her neighborhood buddies from taping - or pretending to tape - "Monsters in the Woods," which they had written, cast and rehearsed. By then, Nicole had already distinguished herself as a visual artist. When she was little, she drew people proportionately with heads, necks, arms and shoulders, while her friends drew stick figures. At Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, a teacher told Brenda E. Roberts that her daughter "really had it."
February 19, 1993
An article about the Oscar nominations in yesterday's editions said that Al Pacino was the first male to win a nomination in both acting and supporting acting categories. However, in 1944 Barry Fitzgerald received nominations in the acting and supporting acting categories for the same role in "Going My Way." That practice has subsequently been disallowed by the Academy.