April 30, 2012
Employees of COLA, a Columbia-based laboratory accreditor, gave Harford Technical High School students a glimpse April 25 of what it's like to be a laboratory scientist. More than 100 students took part in the presentations, designed to heighten awareness of career opportunities in the laboratory sciences. While laboratory tests influence approximately 70 percent of all medical decisions, there are more than 40,000 lab job vacancies in the U.S.
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Coca-Cola has agreed to move its regional distribution center to a yet-to-be-built 291,000-square-foot warehouse in Hanover, Anne Arundel County officials said Friday. The facility will replace Coca-Cola's current 272,000-square-foot warehouse on Candlewood Road, also in Hanover. The center stores Coca-Cola products before delivery to businesses like restaurants and grocery stores across the region. To be developed by Preston Scheffenacker Properties, the new warehouse will be the first building in the Preston Gateway North development near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 100. While only modestly larger, the new facility will be tailored to Coca-Cola's needs, making the operation more efficient, said Curtis L. Etherly Jr., spokesman for Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. It will have 32 loading docks, as well as a larger truck yard and better security than the existing facility, Etherly said.
January 4, 2004
On January 1, 2004, LUCIA DURASTANTI; beloved wife of the late Ottavio Cola; devoted mother of Eva and Erminio Cola; dear sister of Leira Sansone, Perinda Ciambella, Gioncarlo and Gisberto Durastanti; loving grandmother of Anthony and Siera Cola. Friends may call at Evans Chapel of Memories - Parkville, on Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Ursula's Church, on Monday at 9 A.M. Entombment Moreland Memorial Park.
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
I'd sooner book passage on a norovirus cruise than watch the Super Bowl, but I have become aware of a Coca-Cola commercial that aired during the event.  In the commercial, as Language Log points out, ethnically diverse images are displayed while "America the Beautiful" is sung in " languages including English, Spanish, Keres Pueblo,  Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese French, and Hebrew. " Not that anyone should be surprised, this display of diversity during one of the most sacred of the national rites touched off an outburst of anger and resentment from the yahoo population.
May 26, 2004
ANTHONY COLA, 82, died Monday, May 24, 2004. He was born in Italy and moved to Palm Harbor, Florida in 1988 from Baltimore, MD where he was a foreman for 38 years for St. Joe Paper Co. in Baltimore. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Clearwater, Fl. and the Knights of Columbus in Baltimore. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He is survived by a lift long companion of 25 years, Margaret C. Comer; a son, Nicholas P. Cola of Safety Harbor, Fl., a daughter, Maryann Delbrook of Clearwater, Fl and three grandchildren.
March 28, 1998
WHEN SCHOOLS in Baltimore and elsewhere were offered free televisions and other apparatus years ago in exchange for the right to broadcast ads for sneakers, snack foods and other products in classrooms, more than a few people feared where it might lead.One scenario came true this month in Evans, Ga., 100 miles from Atlanta, where a high school senior received a day of in-house suspension because he wore a shirt bearing a Pepsi logo on "Coke Day."School officials organized the day, during which students learned about the business of Coca-Cola in various classes, to ingratiate themselves with the soft-drink giant in the hopes of landing a $10,000 company award.
By Steven Schwalm | February 5, 1992
DID YOU get a $4,400 pay raise in January?You did if you were a member of Congress. Despite Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell's admonition that the American people must "do more with less," members of the House and Senate can now do less, for more.Since 1987, when congressional pay was $77,400 and the budget deficit stood at $150 billion, Congress has boosted its pay $52,100, nearly 70 percent, and the deficit has more than doubled, to almost $350 billion.Meanwhile, if you have a real job, your pay raise -- if you got one -- was much more modest.
By Andrew G. Biggs | May 26, 2009
There's a cola war going on, but it has nothing to do with Coke versus Pepsi. It began earlier this month, when the Congressional Budget Office projected that for the first time in three decades, there would be no cost-of-living adjustment - or COLA - for Social Security recipients in 2010, 2011 and 2012. These adjustments are designed to keep elderly Social Security recipients from losing purchasing power as prices rise, so it's not surprising that the initial reaction was one of concern.
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Patricia Meisol contributed to this article | May 8, 1997
At Coppin State College, Coke won't just be the real thing, it'll be the only thing -- at least when it comes to colas.The state Board of Public Works yesterday made Coppin the latest Maryland college to establish an exclusive beverage contract with a cola company -- a trend that has sparked a battle between the cola giants on college campuses throughout the nation.Once again, it's Coke vs. Pepsi."It's the war over pouring rights," said Manny Cunard, executive director of the National Association of Auxiliary Services, which has been tracking exclusive beverage contracts at colleges.
By Julie Sevrens and Julie Sevrens,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | February 12, 1997
The drug is consumed daily on elementary school campuses. It's hidden in candy bars and even in headache medicines.It's for sale -- cheap -- in all 50 states.And many manufacturers are rushing to lace their beverages with the stimulant."There's no question, Americans have come back to caffeine. It is a trend with a capital T," says Tom Pirko, president of the New York-based Bevmark, a consulting firm to the food-and-beverage industries.Once found primarily in coffee, caffeine is being pumped into everything from plain water to sweet ice-cream treats.
December 28, 2013
Regarding your recent editorial about state lawmakers' salaries, as far back as the late 1960s an independent group from Rutgers University evaluated Maryland General Assembly members' pay and concluded that the then salary of $2,400 a year should be increased to $11,000 and the length of sessions be increased from 70 days to 90 days ( "Raising legislative pay," Dec. 18). In 1975, salaries were raised to $12,500, but unfortunately no provisions were put in place for future salary adjustments.
November 5, 2013
The multi-million dollar Horizon Foundation, whose purpose is to address local Howard County health issues, spent $40,000 on ads to convince Coca-Cola to amend its advertising of sugary drinks ("Horizon Foundations launches television ads promoting healthier drinks," Oct. 25). The Horizon Foundation has chosen not to fund numerous Howard County non-profit organizations, including Grassroots, that serve the indigent and mentally ill of Howard County. Instead, Horizon Foundation decided its purpose is to address a very important national issue, Coca-Cola and its national advertising.
November 3, 2013
If Coca-Cola really wants to prevent obesity in kids, as they say ( "Coca-Cola has taken steps to help reduce obesity," Oct. 27), they need to respect reality. The beverage giant spends two-thirds of its marketing budget inflating sales of its most sugary drinks. The reason: Advertising works. That's why they get blamed in the obesity epidemic. Coca-Cola does offer other choices - no- or low-calorie options we eagerly promote on our Better Beverage Finder (
October 26, 2013
I guess I wasn't surprised by your recent editorial slamming colas and other sugary beverages ( "A new kind of cola war," Oct. 22). It's obvious you firmly believe that no one is ever responsible for anything that happens in his or her life because it's always someone else's fault. I was waiting to read a sentence that blamed George Bush, but thankfully that road was left untraveled, for a change. I grew up in the 1970s, and colas (Coke and many others) were as available then as they are now, possibly even more so. Our high school had a vending machine that dispensed soft drinks.
October 22, 2013
Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County's Horizon Foundation, the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), the American Heart Association and People Acting Together in Howard (PATH). The ad is a parody of a Coke campaign that features people handing out bottles of cola to strangers around the world in an uplifting, music-filled celebration.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Bernard J. "B.J. " Land, a Coca-Cola executive and physical fitness buff who coached youth soccer and lacrosse teams, died Monday of a cardiac arrest at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Hunt Valley resident had recently celebrated his 53rd birthday. Family members said that Mr. Land, who was known as "B.J.," had returned Sept. 2 after a long bike ride and suffered a cardiac arrest that was caused by coronary artery disease, which he was unaware that he suffered from. He remained in a coma until his death.
By Elizabeth Large | May 20, 1998
A real new thing for cola generationIn a blind taste test (I shut my eyes and took a swig), the new Virgin Cola from Britain tasted pretty much like other colas. But if image is everything, Coke and Pepsi's latest competition should make a huge splash. It's produced by Richard Branson, the flamboyant tycoon who also runs an airline and music stores under the name Virgin. Look for his cola, regular and diet, in convenience stores.Recipes appealing in their simplicityMaybe the gourmet cooking magazines don't interest you much; you'd just like a little help getting dinner on the table tonight.
April 9, 2001
Buescher elected to board of Union Memorial Dr. Philip C. Buescher, director of the Intensive Care Unit at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and a resident of Ellicott City, has been elected to the hospital's board of directors. The hospital is a part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit community-based organization. Berlin is nominated for equality award Lisa M. Berlin, president of Columbia-based Taking Care of Business Inc., has been nominated by the Business Women's Network for the Outstanding Individual Commitment Category of the Equal Business Opportunity Awards.
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
The vintage Coca-Cola machine is a gorgeous artifact of American history, so Coke has wisely made it a centerpiece to its Father's Day campaign (my apologies for being a bit late on this). Nostalgia-bait? Don Draper would approve. And, because you're seeing it on this blog, the commercial has a Baltimore connection, specifically local singer-songwriter Mike McFadden's song "Get It Together" is used in "The Perfectionist" clip. Watch it above, and listen to the multi-instrumentalist's music at McFadden's Facebook page . McFadden plays his album release show at the 8x10 in Federal Hill on June 29 with The Lombards, Drunken Camel and Cool Hand & the Swagger (it's getting hard to come up with new band names, huh?
Baltimore Sun staff | May 28, 2012
Who knew Michael Oher was a big NASCAR fan? Oher, a starting offensive tackle for the Ravens, was a pre-race guest at the Coca-Cola600 in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, according to . Also on hand were super model and actress Brooklyn Decker, and country star Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), the website reported. Oher was joined at the race by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Memphis, Tenn., couple who took him in, as seen in "The Blind Side.
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