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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 19, 2003
WASHINGTON - During Bernadine Healy's tumultuous final six months as president of the American Red Cross, the nonprofit agency awarded her $1.9 million. As a result, Healy's replacement, former Rear Adm. Marsha Evans, and the agency's board have launched separate reviews of the way the Red Cross compensates its senior employees. Healy wept in public frustration when she was forced out of the top American Red Cross job in the tense and confusing aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the fall of 2001.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Date: May 31 Her story: Kia Houston, 37, grew up in Baltimore and Randallstown. She is a budget specialist for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her parents, Vernetta and Daniel Wilson, live in Randallstown. His story: Mike Castille, 38, grew up in Queens, N.Y. He is a systems engineer for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. His mother and stepfather, Brenda and Lester Yard, live in Bowie. His father, Nolan Castille, lives in Queens. Their story: Kia and Mike met in late 2007 when they were both working at MBNA Corp., which was based in Baltimore at the time.
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April 10, 2012
I was perplexed to see The Sun carry a wire service photo about the Passover "Burning of Leaven" in Israel but no coverage of the exact same ceremony on a much larger scale right here in Baltimore. Every year on the day before Passover, there is a huge leaven burning ceremony at Pimlico Race Course attended by hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Your coverage (or rather the lack thereof) gives the impression that this ceremony is conducted only in Israel when, in fact, it is observed all over the world wherever Jews live.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Since she was 7 years old, Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes has wanted to become a U.S. citizen. On Wednesday, her 100th birthday, her wish came true. Munoz Orantes, a native Nicaraguan who lives with her daughter in Germantown, came to the United States from El Salvador in the 1980s and never left. "It's a wonderful country," Munoz Orantes, who was joined by family and friends at her naturalization ceremony in Baltimore, said during a recent interview at her daughter's home. Because Munoz Orantes speaks only Spanish, her daughter interpreted for her. Munoz Orantes wasn't able to become a citizen until now because she doesn't speak English, a requirement until a resident reaches a certain age and number of years in the country.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | January 14, 2010
Tickets remain for the Greater Baltimore chapter of US Lacrosse's Hall of Fame induction ceremony Jan. 23 at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley. The 2010 class consists of: Shelley Klaes Bawcombe (Loch Raven player and James Madison player, coach); Theresa Ingram Kuhar (Maryland player and Brown coach); Laura Biggs Moan (Garrison Forest and Boston College player, coach at four colleges); Cathy Reese (Mount Hebron and Maryland player and Denver, Maryland coach)
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June 14, 2012
Members of American Legion Post 60 will dispose of unserviceable flags in a Flag Day ceremony Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Post, 2 Main St. The ceremony is sponsored by the Post 60 color guard. Local Boy and Girl Scouts will help with the flag disposals with supervision by members of the Laurel Fire Department. For information, call 301-725-2302.
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May 26, 2011
Dewey Lowman American Legion Post 109 will hold its annual observance of Memorial Day Monday morning in downtown Arbutus. The ceremony to honor the service, past and present, of all members of the armed forces will begin at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at the flag pole near the intersection of Oregon Avenue and Sulphur Spring Road. The post's 27 Flag Unit will be featured during the ceremony, which will also include state and local political representatives, police officers from the Wilkens Station and firefighters from the Halethorpe Fire Station and Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
Thirty-six new citizens were sworn in during a ceremony Friday at the Baltimore offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an event hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Nancy Brown-Park, the national president of the women's veterans organization, traveled from California to attend the ceremony and said the new citizens came from a wide variety of countries. For some, naturalization was a process years in the making. "I met one man who has been here for 14 years - he's a teacher.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
A memorial service was held late Friday - the longest night of the year - at the Inner Harbor to honor the more than 100 homeless men and women who died this year in Baltimore. The ceremony, in its 22nd year, was also intended to raise awareness for the struggles of the homeless, said Adam Schneider, spokesman for Healthcare for the Homeless. He said men and women who are homeless are three to four times more likely to die prematurely than those with a home. The average age of a homeless individual at death is 47. The names of those who died were read aloud for the roughly 150 people in attendance, and a candle was lit in honor of each of the deceased.
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By Dan Connolly | July 14, 2012
Jim Palmer is being honored with his sculpture today. Several notables in attendance, none bigger than Brooks Robinson - who has missed the first two celebrations (Earl Weaver and Frank Robinson) due to health reasons. Brooks had his own ceremony pushed back to September. But he is here and looks good. Brooks received a huge ovation from the crowd. Also here are Hall-of-Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. and Baltimore native Al Kaline. Frank Robinson, who lives in California, is the only Oriole in the Hall-of-Fame who didn't make it. Former Oriole Ken Singleton was the first speaker.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Date: May 17 Her story: Lisa Ponzoli, 35, grew up in Lutherville. Before becoming center manager at Nava Health & Vitality Center in Columbia last year, she owned Babe, a boutique in Fells Point, for six years. Her parents, Penni and Jack Hopkins, live in Bel Air. His story: Matt Schaefer, 36, grew up in Westminster. He is an information technology department director at Laureate Education Inc. in Baltimore. His parents, Millie and Richard Schaefer, live in New Freedom, Pa. Their story: Lisa and Matt met in 2011 through Match.com.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. will formally relieve Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller as superintendent of the Naval Academy during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled July 23, academy officials said Thursday. Carter, who until this month was head of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., is a 1981 graduate of the academy and a record-setting naval aviator. The Rhode Island native holds the Navy's record for carrier-assisted landings with 2,016, according to his official biography.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Date: May 3 Her story: Priscilla Rodriguez, 32, moved frequently during her early childhood because her father was in the Air Force. She moved to Maryland in middle school. She has worked in information technology management for the last 13 years and currently works for Verizon. Her mother, Maribel Rodriguez, lives in Severn. Her father, Benito Rodriguez , lives in Atlanta. His story: Michael Ruth, 36, grew up in Severn. He also works in IT and is a project manager at Citigroup.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
A cadre of spiritual giants was inducted Saturday into the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum as the East Baltimore gallery looks to expand in its third decade. About 1,000 people gathered in Morgan State University's Murphy Fine Arts Center for a tribute ceremony honoring three pastors and a gospel singer for their roles inspiring the country through faith. "Thank God for blessing them so that they could bless others," Rep. Elijah Cummings told the audience. "I want to thank our honorees for changing the trajectory of so many people's destiny.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 3, 2014
The Town of Bel Air will celebrate Flag Day on Saturday, June 7, at 8 a.m. at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park. Traditionally, Flag Day is recognized on June 14; however, the town coordinates the scheduling of this ceremony with Bel Air High School's Band and Chorus to ensure that their participation in this event does not interfere with their final studies and exams. The event is free and open to the public. Retired Brig. Gen. Carole Briscoe of the Maryland Army National Guard will be the featured guest speaker, and County Councilman James McMahan, a retired Army National Guard colonel, will be the master of ceremonies.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
The speakers at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens had finished, the rifle team had fired its volleys and the musicians had begun to pack up. Vincent Krepps stood by the stone that bears the name of his twin brother. There is no grave under the marker. Richard Krepps went missing in Korea more than 60 years ago; the Chinese government says he died in a prison camp near the Yalu River in 1951. Vincent Krepps, who enlisted with his brother in 1949, has tried since then to get the U.S., Chinese and North Korean governments to bring his remains home.
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By Jennifer Marshall, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
Seven Maryland service members who have been killed since last May will be honored Monday in a Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. Cyndi Ryan of the American Red Cross said that even though this is the first Memorial Day since the seven died, the emotions of family members are "not different from the grieving process they go through every day. " The holiday, however, gives the families a sense of pride that is vital so they know their family members have not been forgotten, said Ryan, a manager who works with the families of fallen service members.
SPORTS
September 29, 2012
Following is a transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Saturday at Camden Yards. “Thank you, thank you, and I promise you, this will be the last 'thank you' of my career. I know Paul Blair, the last six or seven years we played together would always say, 'Well, when's your next Brooks Robinson day?' This is it Pauly, you don't have to do that anymore. Thank you very much. And I just want to say to all of you fans here, I don't like to call you fans, I like to call you friends.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Steven Sugg says that as his family gathered recently for the funeral of his wife, Darlene, he couldn't help but think that the strength of their 17-year-old daughter, Megan, had carried the family through its difficult time. "Megan has kept it together for us," he said. Darlene Sugg, 47, had battled cancer for years, but she wanted to see her daughter, a senior at Glen Burnie High School, graduate before she died. That seemed increasingly unlikely, though, as her health worsened and commencement was still a month away.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
Hundreds of people who came to watch their loved ones graduate from Coppin State University were turned away Saturday after the venue filled to capacity, and the staff suspected counterfeit tickets were to blame. Clara Phillips came to Baltimore from Houston to watch her son, Stephen Calvit, walk across the stage to accept his master's degree. When she got inside the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, she said staff closed the doors to the auditorium and things began to get rowdy. The scene became chaotic as people tried to push through, several witnesses said, with elderly people and children in danger of being shoved by the crowd.
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