By Mike Giuliano | March 27, 2012
The nine young adult performers who participated in the Howard County Arts Council's Rising Star competition all deserve to be considered winners, but only one of them went home with the $5,000 first prize. It was awarded to Samantha McEwen at the 15th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County March 24 in the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College. The 500 audience members acknowledged all nine performances with enthusiastic applause and also filled out ballots that were tabulated at the end of the event.
By Jeff Blum | February 4, 1999
A LANDMARK federal telecommunications law passed in 1996 promised many benefits for consumers, including more companies competing for their business.But the promises of that law have not been fulfilled as the road to competition has been blocked by the Baby Bells, those regional phone companies formed in the breakup of AT&T's Bell System.As a result, Marylanders must still place virtually all their local calls through one company, Bell Atlantic Corp., which has 95 percent of the business market and nearly all of the residential market for local phone service, according to Maryland's Office of People's Counsel.
By Michael Reeb | October 15, 1991
"No respect for your elders," Robert Yara said to Doug Mock after Mock beat Yara to the finish of Saturday's Quacker Quick Quint at Friends School by 37 seconds.All kidding aside, his elders are the reason Mock, a 25-year-old senior at Salisbury State College, made the trek from the Eastern Shore for the second annual 5-miler at Friends School."I've raced a couple times in Delaware," said Mock, who is doing his student teaching this semester, "but I don't think there's any point in going to a race even if there's prize money if my times are a minute or two slower."
By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 22, 1999
THERE HAS been an accident on the international space station. The astronauts are trapped and running out of oxygen.With only eight weeks to plan and execute a rescue mission, could you design, program and build a robot to save them?West Columbians Walt Destler, 14, his brother, Nathan, 10, and their teammates accepted the challenge in this imaginary scenario. Walt's team, called "One Armed Bandit," brought home two trophies in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge, held in New Britain, Conn., this month.
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing writer | November 26, 1991
For music aficionados, no sword is as double-edged as the international performance competitions that occur with increasing frequency these days.The Van Cliburn Piano Competition, the Tchaikovsky, the Rubinstein, the Chopin -- everyone bemoans them. Dehumanizing marathons that reward stamina, not artistry, critics say. The technically assured, "play-it-safe" types win, while the genuine individualist losesout because stodgy old judges are offended by truly original playing.Yet few things titillate the music world more than a dazzling pianistic Olympiad, which is exactly what events like the Cliburn and the Tchaikovsky have become.
July 29, 2007
Everyday scenes of Havre de Grace will be the subject of the plein air paintings created by artists selected to compete in the second annual Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition from Wednesday through Saturday. The competition is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace. En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air," used to describe painting in an outside environment rather than in a studio. Artists were selected to compete by juror Jacqueline Baldini of Niagara Falls, Ontario, director and founder of the International Plein Air Painting Organization.
By La Quinta Dixon and La Quinta Dixon,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 21, 1999
For the second straight year, Marylanders have won the highest number of medals in the NAACP's national scholastic competition.Ten Maryland high school students received honors in New York last week at the 22nd annual Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), competing against about 850 teen-agers in 12 categories, including the sciences, arts, math, entrepreneurship and film.Three gold medalists are from Maryland: Osato Dixon of Carver Center for the Arts and Technology in Baltimore, for filmmaking; Karl Kuhn of Montgomery County's Watkins Mill High School, for music composition; and Patricia Edmonds of Woodlawn Senior High School, for the computer science competition.
February 1, 2002
Metzler's Garden Center, 10342 Owen Brown Road, Columbia, will hold its first Edible Art Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Contestants from local schools will create edible art with a floral theme. Each school will have its own exhibition area, and parents, friends and others can vote for their favorite entries. The winning school will receive a prize from Metzler's. Judges will select works for first, second and third prizes. Information: 410-997-8133.
September 5, 1993
A drag-racing driver was in critical condition yesterday after an accident during competition at Capitol Raceway near Crofton Friday night in which his car was traveling about 160 mph, authorities said.Robert Brooks, 34, of the 11000 block of Woodlawn Blvd. in Largo, was flown to Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly after the accident at 9:15 p.m.Anne Arundel County police said Mr. Brooks was racing a 1988 Camaro on the track when his throttle apparently stuck. Authorities said his car's main parachute and safety parachute failed to open, and the car, traveling about 160 mph, struck a dirt barrier.
By Jack Mathews and Jack Mathews,Newsday | May 12, 1994
Movie fans hoping to see major American stars at the 47th Cannes Film Festival getting under way tonight will pretty much have to settle for the daily glimpses of jury president Clint Eastwood walking into screenings.The competition films that Mr. Eastwood and his fellow jurors, Catherine Deneuve among them, will judge are conspicuously absent of prominent American movies. There is only one major studio picture on the schedule, Warner Bros.' "The Hudsucker Proxy," and its selection seems more an honorarium for the Coen brothers, who won the Golden Palm with their last film, "Barton Fink."
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