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October 5, 2011
The Community Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, honors those who have gained prominence and/or have made a substantial contribution to recreational sports programs in Howard County. This year's inductees are the late Gary Arthur, Bob Falk, Paul Goldenberg, Jean Hodges and Louise Waxler. Their stories are being told over a two-week period. This is the first installment. The induction ceremony will be held at the ninth annual Celebration of Sports, Oct. 18 at the Turf Valley Resort, in Ellicott City.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 9, 2014
Our topic du jour: the latest stunning milestone in the march toward gay equality. No, the other stunning milestone. We will get around to what the Supreme Court did (more accurately, declined to do) in a moment. But first: Have you seen the new Cheerios commercial? It broke out online a few days ago, a spot starring these two gay French Canadian men and their adopted daughter, a brown-skinned (African-Canadian?) toddler named Raphaelle. In the three-minute clip, Andre and Jonathan talk about the love at first sight blind date that brought them together and how they thought they could never be dads because they are gay. All the while, Raphaelle is squirming, eating Cheerios, leaning from one father to the other and otherwise committing shameless acts of cuteness.
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Sports Digest | October 1, 2008
Organizers of a celebration honoring swimmer Michael Phelps say the Naval Academy Concert Band, the Morgan State University Choir and local bands will perform at the event this weekend. The celebration is planned for Saturday at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. Organizers announced that the local bands include big-band funk orchestra Chopteeth, a cappella group Reverb and The Players Band, a ska group formed in Baltimore. Access Hollywood 's Billy Bush will host the event. Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, will be honored with a parade in Towson before the evening program.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 7, 2014
Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School in Bel Air hosted its 2014 Voting Parade Tuesday morning on the school campus. The parade is held every two years, according to teacher Cindy Leon, to celebrate America's freedom of voting; it has been part of the election year school calendar for 16 years. Students vote on several things in school: favorite super hero, yearbook cover, songs, etc. The winners were announced at the celebration. The Bel Air High School band and the entire Homestead-Wakefield student body marched in the parade, which started at Wakefield and proceeded down the street to the he street to the Homestead building.
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By Wesley Case | October 6, 2011
Before Celebration heads out on a "short southern tour" (the band's words on its blog; the stops include Atlanta, Chapel Hill and more), the group will play Metro Gallery Saturday. It's been a big year for the Baltimore trio, with the well-received release of "Hello Paradise" acting as both a step-forward artistically and a commitment to presenting the music how they want to (i.e. the only way to get a CD copy was by buying the vinyl, too). Watch the video for "Honeysuckle Blue" below.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2011
Celebration is going to perform at Occupy Baltimore November 12. After organizers sought support from local celebrities and artists, the band is the first to agree to perform at the encampment at McKeldin Square. Others - Dan Deacon, Wye Oak, Animal Collective's Deakin - have expressed support for the protest but said they're unavailable to perform because of touring commitments. Celebration, which put out a widely acclaimed album earlier this year, " Hello Paradise ," is finishing a tour with locals Arbouretum.
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November 19, 2012
A "Celebration of Junella Spencer's Life," honoring the longtime volunteer who aided Shepherd's Staff and other nonprofits in the county, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Greene Turtle Westminster, 830 Market St., Westminster The restaurant is donating 10 percent of proceeds, and a portion will benefit Shepherd's Staff, the Westminster-based nonprofit that helps families in need with clothing, food and other necessities....
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 1, 2013
Hundreds of kids of all ages turned out in April to take advantage of Freedom Federal Credit Union's Youth Month celebration. Every April marks Youth Month at Freedom, where financial management and education are highlighted to children and young adults under the age of 25. Freedom offered new youth club account members the option to earn up to $25 through a matching deposit. Freedom also stressed the importance of saving by entering youth club members, who made qualifying deposits throughout April, for a chance to win a new XBOX gaming system.
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June 1, 2011
A generation of lobbying is about to pay off as the new North Laurel Community Center is set to open June 3 on Whiskey Bottom Road. The celebration of this long-awaited resource, however, contrasts sharply with a chronic problem on that very same road. Whiskey Bottom Road has been the scene of many accidents, and last week county officials got an earful from residents pleading for measures aimed at slowing auto traffic and making the road safer for drivers and pedestrians. A county traffic engineer at the meeting told residents the county would prohibit trucks on the road, post an additional speed-limit sign, install reflectors in the median and conduct a traffic study at the entrance of the community center to determine whether a traffic light is warranted.
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January 5, 2012
During the week after Christmas, my family and I returned to BWI on a military rotation flight after 10 days of leave in Germany. After passing through customs we were met by several hundred people enthusiastically cheering service members returning from Iraq. There were parents and grandparents and veterans and Girl Scout troops. I tried to hurry my family along as quickly as possible, feeling that this amazing welcome was not for us. But it was impossible not to smile. The gratitude and enthusiasm of that crowd of welcomers was palpable.
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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | October 5, 2014
DETROIT -- The Orioles sprayed beer and champagne at each other for the second time this season, but it was almost like they were going through the motions after Sunday's heart-stopping victory over the Detroit Tigers propelled them into the American League Championship Series. Their division title celebration was more intense because it was the culmination of a terrific regular season. This time, there was the sense in the visitors' clubhouse at Comerica Park that the postseason had only just begun.
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By Darian G. Burns | September 29, 2014
Ray Rice is not the only NFL player currently dealing with a suspension. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard by now that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for child abuse after taking a switch to his 4-year-old child's back, buttocks and legs. In response to the indictment Mr. Peterson, like Mr. Rice, was suspended, then reinstated and then suspended again from playing. Mr. Peterson denies that what he did was abuse. He defends himself, says he was simply disciplining a child and that, yes, he did get carried away in that discipline.
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By Donna M. Owens and For The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
If you keep up with pop culture, Hollywood's glitterati and, particularly, the "black" blogosphere, you've probably heard of celebrity blogger "Necole Bitchie. " Necole Kane, who grew up on the Eastern Shore and lived in Baltimore for several years while attending Morgan State and Towson universities, is the visionary and CEO behind Necolebitchie.com, one of the hottest urban gossip websites in the country. The site, which debuted in 2007 and has built a cultlike fan following, dishes up a mix of celebrity entertainment news, pop culture, music and fashion via posts, photos and video interviews on "Bitchie TV," her YouTube channel.
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By Karen Arnett de Rodriguez and krodasada@gmail.com | September 24, 2014
Our community has much to celebrate. Many congratulations and much merriment in the Forge during the last month of one of our nicest summers on record. And it was fantastic weather for a wedding. Just ask Harrison Levy and Sara Mosgin , new residents of Brandon Road. On Aug. 23 they promised to love, honor and live happily ever after in good times, like a picnic lunch by a beautiful lake, and challenging times, such as a heart-pumping, breath-catching 3-mile hike up a Colorado mountainside (which is how Harrison proposed)
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
The Ray Rice scandal is getting its own TV special. The Reelz network announced today that it will air "Ray Rice: Celebrity Bad Behavior" at 10 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 23). According to a press release, the OK! TV production is the network's way of "gearing up for the launch of TMZ Hollywood Sports," which premieres Sept. 29 on the network. TMZ Sports, of course, posted the longform Ray Rice hotel elevator security camera footage of him punching his then-fiancee (and now wife) Janay Palmer,  that led to his termination from the Ravens.
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September 18, 2014
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defense of Fort McHenry," a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in the Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Baltimore should be proud of this heritage and the 200th celebration that has taken place over the last week. The Star-Spangled Banner is the most patriotic song in United States history, and it originated in Baltimore.
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May 25, 2011
An article in the May 27, 1911, edition of The Argus reported on the first of what would be a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the ordination of James Cardinal Gibbons, one of the most famous and accomplished American religious leaders. In 1886, Cardinal Gibbons, for whom the now-closed all-boys Catholic high school was named, became only the second American named a cardinal.. Cardinal Gibbons was given his first college reception in honor of the approaching jubilee celebration Friday afternoon of last week at St. Charles' College, Cloud Cap, on the Maiden Choice road, near Catonsville.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
One of the best things about being a sportswriter during a clinching celebration -- whether it's a division title like the Orioles captured Tuesday night or a World Series, which I've covered five times in my career -- is the ability to be in the middle of everything and observe. To watch and listen to the sights and sounds going on around you. I saw a bunch of cool ones last night involving the team, but I'm going to start with a personal one. Ben Barlow, the husband of the club's late public relations director, Monica Barlow, was in the clubhouse as the champagne celebration was going on. In one sense, it was a reminder that Monica, who passed away in February at age 36 after courageously battling lung cancer, wasn't with us. But it also was a reminder she was with us. Ben was greeted by tons of players and friends, and one, Orioles video coordinator Mike Silverman, had the perfect line: “We have an angel watching from above tonight.” That line, that image, is what's going to stick with me the most.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
The Orioles clinched their first division title since 1997 Tuesday night at Camden Yards, and instead of experiencing it live and as human beings, many of us who were lucky enough to be present soaked it all in through our cell phone screens. Here's a compilation of the best such pictures from Twitter. The moment. http://t.co/3FYsuIacxD (Karl Merton Ferron/ @baltimoresun ) pic.twitter.com/Okqp8FsZGL - Baltimore Sun Sports (@BaltSunSports) September 17, 2014 From earlier, Buck Showalter looks upon all he has made as his team celebrated on infield #orioles pic.twitter.com/ZnvnVUppoV - Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli)
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