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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 Zahara Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
It was Monday morning. I was tired and my allergies were uncivil. My body was sore from yoga the day before, and just the thought of work in a few hours intensified my aches. From my window, I could see a dazzling red rose, flowing effortlessly in the morning breeze. I rolled my eyes at its beauty before painfully rising to begin my day. "Ow," I complained, as my body was a living example of "no pain, no gain. " I stretched long and hard, in an attempt to awaken my dead limbs.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2007
Rashod D. Ollison's pop music column does not appear this week.
NEWS
September 22, 2014
So I'm physically exhausted, but my editor is waiting on this column. Yesterday was the annual Hampdenfest, and I'm drained. But by all accounts, it was one of the most successful Hampdenfests ever. Thousands of people lined Chestnut Avenue to enjoy the Toilet Races and to watch bands, including headliner Future Islands. By my personal tally, I was running on four hours of sleep, and, eventually, three Diablo donuts and six raw oysters. I walked nearly 22 miles, traveling the length of the festival back and forth all day.  The postponing of Hampdenfest so as not to interfere with Baltimore City's Star Spangled Celebration actually worked out to Hampdenfest's benefit.
NEWS
August 15, 2011
Candy Thomson's Outdoors column is one of the best features of the Sun. I look forward to reading it, and find it to be a valuable, educational resource for the community. There are plenty of news sources for national, state, and "sports news," but I subscribe to the Sun for the local news coverage. Candy's Outdoors column is an important part of that local coverage, and is unique to the Sun. At a time when the reading public is ever more focused on Maryland's natural resources, how could the Sun cancel such a needed source of information on this topic?
NEWS
August 18, 2011
Although I look forward to the upcoming calendar of outdoors and recreation events, I will miss Candus Thomson 's "Outdoors Girl" column, whose final publish date was Sunday, Aug. 14. In a sports page full of male writers covering male-dominated team sports, Outdoors Girl gave me the breath of fresh air I need as an active woman who would rather be in the woods than in the gym. I only hope that the end of this column will not mean the...
NEWS
September 28, 2012
Whatever possessed Susan Reimer to pen her sorry rant ("At home with the Jesuses?" Sept. 24)? I submit that only a very few found it funny. Humor is not amusing when it wounds, when it makes you cringe and when it tramples on the sensitivities of others. Ms. Reimer surely crossed the line in suggesting "bitchy" as an adjective to describe the Blessed Virgin, to mention only one of her dubious choices of words. You blew this one, Susan. Lucky for you, Christians will turn the other cheek and hope you'll be in a better mood before you start the next column.
NEWS
April 14, 2010
As a serious article, Marta Mossburg's column is a failure ("Driven to distraction: After hand-held cell phones, what will they ban next?" April 13). As a spoof, the column is a failure. There were too many extreme statements to take the article seriously, but just enough truth to make one wonder if it should be taken seriously. True, the date of April 13, 2012, is a tip-off...or is it a typo? What in the world was this column all about? Obviously not everything in the article could be true.
NEWS
August 22, 2011
I believe the Baltimore Sun made a grave mistake by canceling Outdoors Girl Candus Thomson 's column. As president of the Maryland Watermen's Association, I often locked horns with Candus, but I always felt that she showed both sides of an issue and was always fair, and even though a bit controversial, it was good for the public and paper sales. The thousands of recreational and commercial fishermen, hunters and outdoorsmen and women in the state need her column, or one like it, to represent their interests.
EXPLORE
May 30, 2012
Welcome to Chris Zinser as a new reader to my column. Chris works over at the Bayou in Havre de Grace. Over the years he has helped with a banquet, a rehearsal dinner and a baby shower. Thanks Chris and enjoy! St. Paul's Lutheran Church held the Affirmation of Baptism Sunday. Those confirmed were Madelyn Brainard, Shannan Curry, Sarah Frick, Sierra Johnson, Nathaniel Miller and Alexandra Savin. Sierra and Alexandra are Perryville Middle School students. Joyful Noiz, the contemporary group at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will perform at "Heavenly Waters Coffee House" on June 8. The music and fellowship starts at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
Big News! The Ripken World Series event is happening in Aberdeen. This big event is part of the Babe Ruth 12U Major season. Teams across the world come to Aberdeen, and join the local teams. Imagine! This will be the 15th summer this happens in Aberdeen, with all the connected events for the community. It is so exciting to watch the teams parade onto Cal Sr.'s Yard and be introduced as part of the opening ceremonies. After the opening ceremony, a skill competition, including a home-run derby starts.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
The Perryville Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive in Lower Ferry Park; vendors are selling produce, crafts, baked goods and other wares. The Perryville Railroad Museum is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Condolences are extended to the family of Margaret Cifaldo on her passing. The Perryville Fire Company will hold its fourth Sunday of the month all you can eat breakfast on Aug. 24. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the event runs through 11:30 a.m. Call 410-920-5079.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
It's seafood time, dear readers! Enjoy the 33rd Havre de Grace Seafood Festival in Tydings Park, today through Sunday, (Aug. 8-10) Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sample seafood delicacies from near and far, while enjoying live entertainment, artisans and crafters. Welcome to 3 Dog Night, live in concert, tonight, Aug. 8. Phone 410-939-1525 for more information or visit http://www.hdgseafoodfestival.org . The American Legion Post 47 will sponsor second and third Saturdays (of the month)
NEWS
July 30, 2014
Susan Reimer 's op-ed about a peaceful demonstration in Annapolis lacked any substance. She repeatedly referred to the demonstrators as "hateful" without quoting a single hateful remark ( "Hate-filled immigration demonstration hits home," July 23). Instead of even attempting to analyze the arguments of the demonstrators about securing the borders or even attempting to make a rational counter argument, she calls them names and says that they hate "other people's children. " Was there a sign that said that they hate children?
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
Years ago, Andy Rooney did his 60 Minutes  curmudgeon shtick with the Sunday paper. He took up a Sunday edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer  and methodically discarded the sections in which he was not interested, such as the classifieds ("I already have a job"). At the end, he had a heap of discards and a few flimsy sheets of actual news.  We in The Enquirer  newsroom thought that the Rooney Shuck was hilarious. Perhaps we did not give enough attention to the prospect that many, if not most, of our customers were performing a Reverse Rooney every Sunday, discarding the news and going straight to the comics, the classifieds, and the coupons.  Now, of course, we have online metrics, as Derek Thompson points out in a recent article in The Atlantic , "Why Audiences Hate Hard News--and Love Pretending Otherwise.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
When the Arizona Diamondbacks designated reliever J.J. Putz for assignment on Friday, it brought back all sorts of memories. Obviously, you have to have a soft spot in your heart for anyone named Putz, even if he claimed in an interview with me several years ago that it was not pronounced the way you might expect. He said that it rhymed with "toots" instead of "mutts" and insisted that he had didn't remember anybody making fun of his name when he was in middle school. Of course, this didn't ring true with me and I went ahead and wrote a column that generated hundreds of message board headlines around the country that read "Schmuck interviews Putz," probably because none of us ever really graduates from middle school.
FEATURES
June 23, 2007
Betty Rosbottom's column on entertaining will now appear on Sundays in the Modern Life section.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 12, 2014
How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden. " Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan and the 2008 acid attack on Shamsia Husseini in Afghanistan, this latest outrage cements an impression that Islamic extremists are petrified of girls and what they might become with a little education.
NEWS
June 6, 2014
Revisiting gardens is one of spring's great pleasures. After a brutal winter, every garden seems like a miracle. Recent rains, combined with some very warm days, have made for prodigious growth. Intermittent cool days have held the beauty long enough for one round of blooming plants to be enjoyed before the next breaks open. Every morning, I rush to see my garden. Revisiting it brings daily surprise. Peonies are popping open now like can-can dancers. Three new rose bushes, planted last September, are budding, and one is showing its pink color.
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