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By Emma Brown, The Washington Post | April 22, 2010
Bernard Simon, who served for more than 20 years as public relations director for the Jewish humanitarian organization B'nai B'rith International, died April 20 at his home in Olney of complications from spinal stenosis. He was 89. Mr. Simon's death was confirmed by son David Simon, a former Baltimore Sun reporter and creator of the HBO TV series "The Wire" and "Treme." Early in his career, Bernard Simon was a freelance journalist who wrote for the Saturday Evening Post, Coronet magazine and the Toronto Star.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2011
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson has spent much of the past two decades drawn to the gritty glamour of life on the streets, and nearly as much time and energy struggling to break free. Critics will see the arrest of the 30-year-old Baltimore actress on Thursday on drug charges as evidence that she's a career criminal — an image that only was heightened by her portrayal of a cold-blooded assassin on HBO's "The Wire. " But Pearson's friends, and there are many, are profoundly saddened by her latest run-in with police.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 31, 2010
David Mills, a two-time Emmy winner and writer on the Baltimore-set TV series "Homicide: Life On the Street" and "The Wire," died yesterday in New Orleans, the New Orleans Time-Picayune is reporting. Mills, a former newspaper feature writer, was in New Orleans as a writer and co-executive producer of "Treme," a new HBO series set to debut next month. All three series have highlighted the work of Maryland native David Simon, a former Baltimore Sun reporter. Mills' collapsed on the set of "Treme" Tuesday afternoon, according to a report on investigativevoice.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2010
General Growth Properties Inc. on Thursday again rebuffed Simon Property's recent overtures, suggesting that the bankrupt real estate company may be holding out for a better deal. "Our objective is to maximize value for the company and its stakeholders, and we are engaging in a process that is intended to accomplish that result," General Growth CEO Adam Mentz wrote in a letter to David Simon, chairman and CEO of Simon Property Group Inc. "Understandably, your objectives are not aligned with ours.
NEWS
August 19, 2011
The pros of Baltimore's visionary Gran Prix IndyCar race are plentiful, while the cons are petty and inconsequential. If Baltimore can alter the "Homicide" image popularized by David Simon's successful book and television series, we'll be ahead of the game no matter how much of a profit the event ends up making. Baltimore has really lost its luster among people we met during recent trips abroad and out west -- even in Denver, where they have done a beautiful job in successfully duplicating our downtown stadiums and Harborplace attractions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater and By Luke Broadwater | May 31, 2011
The Obama administration has some very pressing matters on its hands: Three overseas wars, an economy struggling to recover and a massive budget shortfall.  So, what are administration officials spending their time doing? Why, ordering more episodes of "The Wire," of course.  Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder met with three of the show's actors -- Wendell Pierce (“Bunk”), Sonja Sohn (“Kima”) and Jim True-Frost (“Prez”) -- as part of a forum about preventing child abuse.  But, according to Reuters , Holder couldn't resist issuing an order to the Baltimore-based show's writers, David Simon and Ed Burns, for more content:  “I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of 'The Wire',” Holder said, drawing laughter and applause from the audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
By GENA R. CHATTIN | February 1, 2007
LUGE IS HUGE Armchair winter sports fans can get into the action at Liberty Mountain this weekend with the Verizon Luge Challenge. Would-be lugers (ages 10 and older) will learn luge basics and make practice runs before racing on a simulated track. Scouts may even pick out talented participants to attend screening camps at USA Luge training facilities. ....................... The event will be Saturday and Sunday at Liberty Mountain, 78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, Pa. Registration will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. both days with practice runs 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and races at 1 p.m. Call 717-642-8282 or go to skiliberty.
NEWS
By David Zucchino and David Zucchino,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 7, 1997
"The Corner," by David Simon and Edward Burns. Broadway Books. 543 pages. $27.50.In every major American city, there is a section of town, usually the most blighted and poorly maintained, where the chief industry is the bagging, marketing and retail sale of illegal narcotics. In Baltimore, this location happens to be a swath of West Baltimore along old U.S. 1 that includes the intersection of West Fayette and Monroe streets.The open-air drug supermarket at Fayette and Monroe is the setting for David Simon's and Ed Burns' remarkable dissection of inner-city drugging, and for their portraits of people whose lives are utterly dictated by the rhythms of drug "slinging," or hawking, and drug consumption.
ENTERTAINMENT
By dave rosenthal and nancy johnston and dave rosenthal and nancy johnston,dave.rosenthal@baltsun.com and nancy.johnston@baltsun.com | November 30, 2008
Thanks to all who played our latest quiz on Baltimore-area authors. For those who were stumped, here are the answers: 1. A frequent heroine in Laura Lippman novels is former reporter (and Lippman alter-ego?) Tess Monaghan, whose greyhound is named Esskay. 2. Russell Baker worked at The Sun before becoming a commentator for The New York Times. His wonderful memoir about Baltimore is called Growing Up. 3. Anne Tyler, whose novels include The Accidental Tourist, Saint Maybe and Digging to America, often chronicles the love and conflict of family life.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
Is Marc Steiner smarter than Denise Koch? Can the president of Baltimore's City Council outwit the president of a local college? Are any of them brainier than your average sixth grader? Baltimore will find out Saturday when local celebrities play "Are You Smarter Than a Sixth Grader?" for a good cause -- raising money for the Sisters Academy of Baltimore, a tuition-free Catholic middle school for girls from low-income neighborhoods. It will be just like the television show, except the personalities will compete with real sixth graders in teams.
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