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May 28, 1992
And so another high school sports season has come to an end, and it means the Prophet is outta here again.I'm glad I was wrong, because you guys really deserved it.The Prophet's final recordRight .. .. Wrong .. .. Pct.170 . .. .. 93 .. .. .. .646
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SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Here is the final installment of a very premature attempt to compile a preseason poll for next year. The top 20 was broken up into four installments with Friday's post involving teams ranked from Nos. 5 to 1. Tuesday featured teams ranked from Nos. 20 to 16, Wednesday highlighted teams ranked from Nos. 15 to 11, and Thursday centered on teams ranked Nos. 10 to 6. Unless there are confirmed reports about certain players planning to...
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ENTERTAINMENT
By SYLVIA BADGER | January 10, 1999
The Crystal Ball is a New Year's Eve celebration with a cause. Since it bounced onto the scene eight years ago, it has raised megabucks for the South Baltimore Homeless Shelter's programs for men, women and children.Guests donned black-tie outfits or black-and-white festive attire for this year's event at the Clarence Du Burns Arena in Canton and danced the night away to the music of Tony Berry & New Money, a rock band, and Totally Confused, a swing band.Spotted at the party were Kirby and Carmina Fowler (he's a shelter board member and attorney)
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | September 27, 2013
I considered cracking my crystal ball into pieces after I struck out with my four predictions for the Cleveland Browns game, but it served me well last week, when I foresaw a win over the Houston Texans and predicted that the Ravens would shut down Arian Foster. This week, with the Ravens playing the Buffalo Bills, I am feeling a four-for-four week with my predictions. 1. TORREY SMITH WILL TORCH THE BUFFALO SECONDARY: Smith has 16 catches for 269 yards this season, but the wide-out has yet to find the end zone.
NEWS
March 31, 2012
In 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million folks living in the New Colonies. Today, there are 311 million individuals who must be included when we consider their needs and make laws. How is it that the Baltimore Sun editorial staff, the media, our politicians, experts and even the president rarely, if ever, addresses this profound condition? Population growth and its problems should be the first factor in any national logistics planning. Furthermore, do we have confidence that the framers of the Constitution could see into the future?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | May 2, 1999
They weren't telling fortunes at the 11th annual Crystal Ball, but trying to raise one for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Cancer Center. The Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation fund-raiser also honored GBMC Cancer Center director Dr. Gary Cohen, celebrating not only his work, but his 50th birthday as well.Nearly 500 people turned out at Martin's West to toast the good doctor, including his wife, Charlene; Bob Kowal, president of GBMC Healthcare; Doug Smith, GBMC Foundation president; Craig Randall, administrative director of radiation oncology at GBMC; Patti Neumann, cancer survivor and a patient of Cohen; Dr. Dolores Dixon, GBMC oncology specialist; Jewel Martin and Sylvia Shapiro, Mildred Mindell co-presidents; Marcia Glickman and Judy Frankle, event co-chairs; and Heiko Osterchrist, CEO of Metro Distributing Co. Inc.This Crystal Ball brought something good to the future of the Cancer Center -- at least $55,000 for the center's new Navigator Program, which will guide cancer patients through their medical experience.
NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | December 11, 2005
GUESTS AT THE CRYSTAL BALL GOT their first thrill of the night before they even made it inside the National Aquarium's new Crystal Pavilion. The angular glass structure looked like an asymmetrical snow globe, displaying an elaborate landscape of rocks and greenery inside. (The snow would come later that night, outside.) Now -- all lit up -- the pavilion glowed a welcome. "I just love the way it looked from the outside," said Elise Rubenstein of Reisters-town. "You knew there was something exciting going on in here."
FEATURES
By Sylvia Badger | March 19, 1991
THE MILDRED MINDELL Foundation celebrated in style at its third annual Crystal Ball Saturday night at Martin's West. (This group was the beneficiary of the premiere of Barry Levinson's film, "Avalon," which premiered at the Senator Theater in September.) With that in mind, the Crystal Ball was dedicated to the memory of Levinson's father, Irv, who has since died of cancer.The star of the show, so to speak, was this year's honoree, Dr. Richard Kaplan, the head of neuro-oncology at the University of Maryland Cancer Center.
NEWS
By PAT O'MALLEY | December 6, 1990
After a week off with the magic crystal ball in the shop for a tune-up, your favorite sage, Prophet Pat, is back with his six-pack of high school hoop picks.When we last heard from the Prophet, he had finished the fall season with a more than respectable 76-28 record, good for a percentage of .731.Since Annapolis coach John Brady started all this "84 feet in 32 minutes," run-and-stun business, the Prophet has drastically souped up his crystal ball. The Prophet has put in a V-8 engine to keep up with the fast-paced style most clubs now are running.
NEWS
February 2, 1997
A CRYSTAL BALL might give Gov. Parris N. Glendening what he needs to maneuver his "Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation" package through Annapolis. A vision of the Free State in 30 years would likely astound the public and legislators -- as much as post-war Marylanders would have been agog to learn how far residential development would reach into rural areas by the 21st century. Demographers see the state's population swelling from 5 million to 6 million by 2020; the ensuing footprint of forest and farmland lost to buildings will be as large as Baltimore, city and county combined.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
Here is the fourth installment of an attempt at a premature poll for next season. The Top 20 will be broken up into four installments with Tuesday's post involving teams ranked from Nos. 5 to 1. Thursday featured Nos. 20 to 16 , Friday Nos. 15 to 11 , and Monday Nos. 10 to 6 . Wednesday will include three schools not mentioned in the poll that could make some waves. Unless there are confirmed reports about certain players planning to use fifth years of eligibility, this space will assume that seniors in 2013 will not return next year.
BUSINESS
By CHARLES JAFFE | January 7, 2001
Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but that doesn't mean that what I'm about to say isn't going to happen. Since 1995, I have started every year by forecasting the biggest stories in the fund industry for the coming 12 months. Over that time, about five of every seven calls I've made have come out right or darned close. (The rest, generally, have been premature, not wrong so much as ahead of their time.) Here's what my crystal ball - plus a lot of very smart industry watchers - suggests we'll see this year: History repeats itself for performance chasers.
BUSINESS
By CHARLES JAFFE | January 6, 2002
LIKE MOST investors, I find it hard to describe a break-even year as a good one. And when it comes to my annual predictions for the fund industry, 2001 was a 50-50 proposition. Each year at this time, I predict fund developments that will make headlines. Started in 1995, it's an exercise in which I was always solidly in the black until last year, when I broke even. For example, I was wrong about a liquidity crisis and about a resurgence among international funds. I correctly called the rebound in value funds and the heavy pace at which fund firms killed off their weakest offspring.
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