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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
The bankruptcy of the development company behind the Westport Waterfront project can move forward as a Chapter 11 reorganization. Inner Harbor West LLC, one of the companies that developer Patrick Turner formed as part of his planned revitalization of roughly 43 acres in southwest Baltimore, sought Chapter 11 status shortly after an involuntary Chapter 7 petition was filed against the company by two creditors. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Gordon's order allowing the conversion from Chapter 7 to Chapter 11 was entered Monday.
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By Zoë Read, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 22, 2014
Candles brightened the night Thursday as hundreds of people held up signs and chanted “Stop, don't shoot” outside a historic Glen Burnie church in remembrance of two young African-American men killed in shootings. The Anne Arundel County chapter of the NAACP led the rally at John Wesley United Methodist Church, saying it is seeking justice for Kendall Green of Glen Burnie and Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. The event was attended by about 200 people, including the Green family, local politicians and Anne Arundel County police.
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By Carrie Wells and Colin Campbell | December 31, 2013
Members of a fraternity chapter at Salisbury University beat a recruit with a paddle, forced pledges to drink until one vomited blood, and made students stand in trashcans full of icewater, according to an investigation this week by Bloomberg. The news outlet's story (read it here ) focuses on Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which according to Bloomberg has had nine deaths from drinking, drugs and hazing nationally since 2006. The founder of Salisbury's chapter withdrew a $2 million donation after the group was suspended by the university amid the hazing investigation, according to Bloomberg.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Two of the area's Habitat for Humanity groups said Wednesday they plan to merge this fall, a move designed to ease fundraising and the coordination of volunteers. The combined organization is to take the name of the Halethorpe-based Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity's 10-person team absorbed into the larger, 70-person organization. Chesapeake CEO Mike Posko, who is to continue to lead the affiliate, said the merger will reduce confusion among donors and volunteers, who were previously torn between the two groups.
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July 22, 2013
Xi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. awarded 2013 Harford County graduates $8,000 in scholarships for academic achievement. The scholarships were awarded on Saturday, June 8 at a scholarship brunch held at The Sutherland Grille in Aberdeen Proving Ground. Xi Delta Omega Chapter has been in the Harford and Cecil counties since April 24, 1982 and has awarded more than $78,000 in scholarships to assist graduating students in continuing their education at institutions of higher learning.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, a state champion wrestler in the 189-pound weight class at Kathleen High in Lakeland, Fla., will headline the 2012 class of inductees for the Maryland chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Lewis is one of two men being honored with the Hall of Fame's Outstanding American award at the Oct. 28 ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Joe Galli, a former wrestler and successful businessman, is the other recipient of that honor. He was an ACC champion, team captain and four-year starter at North Carolina, and his son, Peter, recently won two championships for St. Paul's.
NEWS
By Meredith Schlow and Meredith Schlow,Disadvantaged in elementary school get boost. Evening Sun Staff | November 12, 1991
Baltimore County school officials say they're encouraged by the gains of elementary school students in lower-income areas last year."We always want more," says Anna E. Lowman, coordinator of the county's Chapter One program, who released a report on the results of the program at a school board meeting last week. "We're not satisfied with where we are, because the aim of Chapter One is student achievement."Chapter One is a federally funded program for disadvantaged children. Schools are targeted based upon the economic levels of their neighborhoods and academic achievement of their students.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | October 28, 1994
The Mount Airy Jaycees chapter -- which is behind some of the town's most popular events, including the Halloween parade, the "mammoth" yard sales and the beautiful baby contest -- is marking 20 years of service.The Jaycees (from Junior Chamber of Commerce) promotes "leadership training through community development," said Dave Bohrer, president of the Mount Airy Jaycees, which has about 35 members.Some people join the organization to learn business management skills through participation in its projects.
NEWS
By Nia-Malika Henderson | August 1, 2007
Members of the Anne Arundel County chapter of the NAACP moved closer to ousting the group's leader last night, circulating a petition at the monthly meeting asking for his resignation. Already faced with a no-confidence vote by the chapter's executive committee, Wayne Jearld, in office since January, has previously vowed to hang on to the post for the rest of his two-year term. In a letter drafted last week, members of the executive committee listed more than a dozen examples of Jearld pointedly criticizing board members and other community leaders.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
The company affiliated with developer Patrick Turner that was planning to redevelop the waterfront of the Westport neighborhood in southwest Baltimore has filed for bankruptcy. Inner Harbor West LLC, the subject of a Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy petition filed by two creditors earlier this month, has asked a federal judge to convert the case to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to documents filed Tuesday in Maryland's bankruptcy court. If the change is allowed, Inner Harbor West LLC could reorganize with trustee oversight and develop a plan to repay creditors.
NEWS
June 2, 2014
The Harford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present its 35th anniversary celebration on Sunday, June 8. The theme of the event is "Reflecting and Celebrating 35 Years of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service. " Featuring an evening of dining, liturgical dance, musical entertainment and award presentation, the anniversary celebration will be held at Water's Edge Events Center, 4687, Millennium Drive in Belcamp, beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by contacting Lisa Irving, 410-804-6141 or president@dst-harfordcountyalumnae.org , or by contacting Takesha McQueen, 410-989-2082 or correspondingsec@dst-harfordcountyalumnae.org .
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at the port. According to an internal committee report of the International Longshoremen's Association obtained by The Baltimore Sun, a "trusteeship hearing" in Baltimore found that money was missing from accounts of ILA Local 333. It also found that union debit cards were used for nonunion expenses.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Shirley W. Johnson, whose personal tragedy of losing her son to a drunken driver resulted in her becoming a major voice in the Maryland chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, died March 9 of complications from a stroke at Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm. She was 91. "Shirley was a founding mother in Maryland of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She was a highly personable and respected leader," said Keith S. Franz, who has been active in MADD for more than 30 years.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | February 3, 2014
Et cetera Cousins open to trade, but not requesting one Quarterback Kirk Cousins hasn't requested a trade from the Washington Redskins but would welcome the opportunity to go elsewhere and start in the NFL if the opportunity arose, a person with knowledge of the situation said. That stance is the same one Cousins has held since the Redskins selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 draft - the same year that they took Robert Griffin III second overall. ESPN reported Sunday morning that Cousins had informed the Redskins that he was open to being traded.
NEWS
January 31, 2014
The Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated the 101st anniversary of the sorority's founding Jan. 10 to 11 by leading various community service projects that support the sorority's mission. In keeping with the sorority's overall public service mission, and the Columbia Alumnae Chapter's specific efforts to positively impact the Howard County community, projects were selected that address the growing homeless population in Howard County, hunger prevention and elderly care.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells and Colin Campbell | December 31, 2013
Members of a fraternity chapter at Salisbury University beat a recruit with a paddle, forced pledges to drink until one vomited blood, and made students stand in trashcans full of icewater, according to an investigation this week by Bloomberg. The news outlet's story (read it here ) focuses on Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which according to Bloomberg has had nine deaths from drinking, drugs and hazing nationally since 2006. The founder of Salisbury's chapter withdrew a $2 million donation after the group was suspended by the university amid the hazing investigation, according to Bloomberg.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | August 5, 2008
Barbara Keith joined the Mount Airy Jaycees six years ago, and in only a year she became president of the group. She threw herself into planning social events to go along with the organization's traditional activities: the spring and fall yard sales, the Thanksgiving baskets, the Christmas party for underprivileged children, the Easter egg hunt. But a dwindling membership is prompting the chapter - Carroll County's last - to disband. "We wanted to close ourselves down," Keith said, explaining the decision earlier this summer.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | June 10, 2003
THOSE WHO lined up early yesterday to be among the first to purchase Hillary Rodham Clinton's autobiography, Living History, will probably turn first to the chapter titled, "August 1998." The contents of that chapter were heavily leaked last week, but anyone willing to plunk down $28 for this book would want to read for himself or herself how Hillary Clinton reacted when her husband, the president, told her that there had been "inappropriate intimacy" between him and intern Monica Lewinsky.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2013
Former Loyola College All-American Mark Frye is one of 10 people named to the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter's Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Frye is the last player in school history to earn All-America first-team honors in back-to-back seasons (1998-1999). His 93 career goals rank 11th in school Division I history, while his 41 assists are tied for 21st. Frye earned All-America second-team honors as a sophomore in 1997, finishing the season with 32 goals, 13 assists and 45 points.
NEWS
December 16, 2013
Kimberly Bogris of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was installed as the 2014 president of the Harford County Chapter in a ceremony held at Harford County Association of Realtors on Nov. 7. The Harford County Chapter is a 50-plus member professional real estate group affiliated with the Women's Council of Realtors, a national professional development organization with 19,000 members. Bogris will serve a one-year term as president and will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the organization.
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