June 16, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.
By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
With more than 2½ acres in Carroll County, Scott and Charlene Uhl faced the challenge of creating intimate gardens in an expansive space. But Charlene Uhl, the budget director at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Scott Uhl, a retired state health department official who now spends time on investments, came up with a solution. Drawing inspiration from Winterthur, Longwood Gardens and Colonial Virginia plantations, they created a formal garden next to the house and added informal plantings of trees, shrubs and perennials away from the house.
July 7, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Columbia Art Center Call for Entries — Seeking entries for its annual theme, "Umbrella Exhibition," to be held as part of Columbia International Day, July 23, 2 p.m.-sunset, Lake Kittamaqundi, in Columbia.
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 14, 2014
More than 55 years after it became a national craze, the Harford County Public Library is giving residents an opportunity to show off their Hula Hoop skills at the Hoopla Hoop Contest Tuesday, July 15, at the Abingdon Library. Hoopla Hoop will be presented by MidWest Tape, the library's provider of Hoopla digital media. A representative of the company will be on hand to run the contest and award the winner with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. "Summer fun at the Library will take on a whole new meaning as young and old Hoopla Hoop at the Abingdon Library," Library Marketing Manager Janine Lis said in a statement.
By Tomas Alex Tizon and Tomas Alex Tizon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 6, 2005
PORTLAND, Ore. - He's not scary in person. Alan Cordle is 36, pale and round with thick glasses and soft fleshy cheeks. He smiles often and speaks in a wispy voice, which suits his day job as a librarian at Portland Community College. Cordle also happens to be the most despised - some would say most feared - man in American poetry. At the very least, he is for the moment the most talked-about figure in this corner of the literary world. Major poets, some with Pulitzer Prizes and MacArthur fellowships on their resumes, call him an "attack dog," an "assassin," a "hangman" and, worst, a "brat with a major rage disorder."
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | July 26, 2004
Frank Charles Raymond, a retired cabdriver and longtime Northeast Baltimore resident who loved to dance to big-band music, died of cardiac arrest July 19 at Genesis Eldercare's Loch Raven Center. He was 85. Mr. Raymond was one of 10 children born to Italian immigrants who had made their home in Baltimore. He got his first job as a 5-year-old, selling newspapers on street corners with his brothers, said his daughter Denise Raymond of Hampden. He dropped out of school after sixth grade to help support his family.
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Hay Brown and Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporters | November 16, 2006
WASHINGTON -- A raging internal struggle among House Democrats left Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland scrambling to prevail today in his bid to become party leader against a hard-knuckled campaign by Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi to install her ally Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans chose Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday to be minority leader. They also elected Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi - forced from the pinnacle of power four years ago over remarks perceived as racially insensitive - as the minority whip in an upset that underscores the unpredictability of intramural secret-ballot leadership contests.
July 29, 2001
Editor's Note: Jerdine Nolen shows today that life doesn't have to be a spectator sport. Do you want to play a game? Unlock a mystery? Reach the planet Pluto before anyone else? Do you want to become a millionaire? Do you have what it takes to capture a kingdom away from its king? Since the beginning of time, we have been engaged in entertaining pastimes, which speaks to our need for social interaction and intellectual stimulation. Athletic competitions, game shows and other contests are a chance to showcase what we've learned.
By Edward Lee | January 17, 2012
Prior to this season, Chris Carr had never been injured, playing in 96 consecutive games. But the Ravens cornerback sat out seven contests because of hamstring and back injuries. Carr endured another “first” as he was deactivated in the team's 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans in Sunday's AFC divisional playoff round despite being healthy for the first time in his career. Coach John Harbaugh said the decision to scratch Carr - who started all 16 games at cornerback last season - was based on the need to activate six defensive linemen against Houston running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate.
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic. So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle race at Shamrock Park on Friday morning, though organizers said that the number of contestants - 144 frogs and 105 turtles - was down from last year. A (comparatively) speedy turtle named Squirt won a trophy on behalf of 14-year-old Jessica Douglass of Whiteford, who has been coming to the derby for as long as she can remember.
By Erin Cox and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Hours after winning their party primaries, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan exchanged the first salvos in November's race for governor. Hogan released an Internet ad calling the lieutenant governor "the most incompetent man in Maryland" and vowed to make the campaign a referendum on Gov. Martin O'Malley's tenure. Brown shot back that he would make the campaign a referendum on the "failed administration" of Maryland's last Republican governor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., in whose Cabinet Hogan served.
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Marilyn J. Mosby defeated Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein on Tuesday after criticizing him for failing to live up to promises he made four years ago to win the office. Bernstein conceded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. "We have left the office in a much better place," Bernstein said, "an office that is more effective, more efficient and more professional. " When Bernstein took office in 2011 after defeating incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy, he promised to boost conviction rates and focus on violent crime in Baltimore.
June 24, 2014
Despite a spirited three-way contest, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appears on his way to a convincing victory in the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary. On the Republican side, businessman and former state cabinet secretary Larry Hogan also emerged from a crowded field with a solid win. Though the primary appears to have drawn strikingly few voters to the polls - perhaps as a result of the unusually early election date - the result has set the state up for what promises to be a compelling general election contest during the next few months.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
How many votes does it take to win a primary for governor in Maryland? Considering this is a state of nearly 6 million people, not many. If turnout Tuesday is on par with the last gubernatorial primary four years ago, 180,000 votes could theoretically carry the day for the Democratic nomination. Just 75,000 would be enough to squeak by in the Republican field. That's less than 10 percent of registered voters in each party. "It's a really striking realization," said Laslo Boyd, a political columnist and consultant who has worked on political campaigns in Maryland.
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
With a gentle breeze blowing and temperatures in the low 80s, it was mild for a June afternoon on the Eastern Shore, but adjacent to the main attraction at the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, it was hot as blazes. John Draper stood next to a 650-pound frying pan, stirring 140 pieces of chicken in 160 gallons of bubbling soybean oil with a pair of giant tongs. His face was flushed. The hair on his forearms was singed. And as the line of hungry customers grew to 100 people and more on Friday afternoon, he pondered why he'd decided to volunteer at the 65th Delmarva Chicken Festival, which will be the last, as old-time marketing gives way to more modern demands.
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
When Jisoo Choi moved to the United States from South Korea at the age of 6, all she knew of the English language was the alphabet. But this week Choi, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School, was honored as the winner of the Letters about Literature national writing contest, which asks students in grades four through 12 to write to an author of a book - living or dead - about how the work changed their perspective on themselves or...
By Erin Cox and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has strengthened his lead in the fiercely contested Democratic primary for governor and enters the campaign's final two weeks with a 2-1 advantage over his closest competitor, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun. In the Republican race, businessman and activist Larry Hogan is running well ahead of his three opponents, the poll found. "These races have clear front-runners," said Steve Raabe, president of OpinionWorks, the Annapolis polling firm that conducted the survey for The Sun. While things could change, Raabe said, "there's no evidence right now that anyone is uniquely positioned to overtake them.
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