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By GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY and GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | July 12, 2006
The rich and famous islanders of Martha's Vineyard should lower their voices the next time they stop by Sunporch Books in Oak Bluffs. Little do they know that proprietor Holly Nadler has been collecting every dollop of gossip she has overheard. Among the tales Nadler shares in her new book, Vineyard Confidential: Bruce Willis reputedly hit on 137 waitresses during his Vineyard visits over the years. According to Nadler, he scored with precisely zero. Woody Allen once faxed a list of requirements to a real estate agent who was supposed to show him properties.
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BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | October 4, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged yesterday that four Connecticut residents illegally traded on inside information about a pending research agreement between Gaithersburg-based MedImmune Inc. and Merck & Co. Inc.According to the SEC, Robert J. Young of Old Saybrook learned in June 1991 that Merck and MedImmune were considering a joint venture to develop a vaccine for the human immunodeficiency virus, the SEC alleged. Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., is one of the nation's largest drug manufacturers.
NEWS
May 21, 2007
Dena Love Raitzyk, a commercial artist in Randallstown, died of lung cancer Saturday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 46. Dena Love was born and raised in the Baltimore area and graduated from Randallstown High School in 1979. She then attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, studying graphic arts. While at MICA she met Neil Raitzyk, and the couple married June 27, 1982. Mrs. Raitzyk left school to work in Baltimore for Williams & Wilkins, a Philadelphia-based publisher of specialized media for the health professions.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie | May 27, 1991
No mosquitoes, no sharks, no dog poop, no noisy radios, no getting up at sunrise to stake claim to a grimy piece of sand.No freezing cold water, so New England was out. No wild surf, so Southern California was out. No overdevelopment, so Ocean City, Md., was out.Using rules like these, a University of Maryland geologist has rated America's 650 ocean beaches.He found the gems in places with strange-sounding names such as Kapula, Napoopoo and Bahai Honda. You need a plane ticket and a wallet full of cash to get from here to pearly sand so light it never gets hot, water so clear you can see your feet in it and waves so gentle you can swim forever.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2011
When the bad news arrived by email on April 12 — as so much of it does these days in the 21st-century equivalent of the dreaded Western Union telegram — this time it seemed almost unbelievable. Painfully unbelievable. Vincent Peter Ruehl was a popular, wisecracking newsroom colleague who had been a reporter for The Sunday Sun and The Evening Sun during the 1970s and 1980s, before moving to Australia in the late 1980s, where he went on to become a national celebrity in his adopted country through his humor columns and books.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | March 16, 2003
For 20 years after his military service in Vietnam ended in 1968, Morgan Monceaux roamed the country working odd jobs -- short-order cook, gas-station attendant, janitor. When he got bored, he'd pick up and move to the next place. He wandered from Washing-ton state to Florida and to points in between. He hitched rides and slept wherever he could lay his head. He dug meals out of dumpsters; for a while he was homeless. Then in 1990, when he was 43, he began to paint. He was living in an abandoned building in the South Bronx in New York City.
NEWS
December 14, 2003
Longtime educator slain in apparent murder-suicide Earl Jacob Lightcap, 75, a longtime principal of Edgewood High School and former assistant superintendent of Harford County schools, was found slain at his home in Long Bar Harbor on Tuesday, police said. Police suspect that David Allen Johnston, 22, was the killer, said Harford sheriff's spokesman Edward Hopkins. Johnston was found dead in the Bush River on Wednesday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. A rifle -- thought to be one missing from Lightcap's house -- was found in the river off Long Bar Harbor, Hopkins said.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | May 2, 1991
Maryland's Assateague Island has made a University of Maryland geologist's list of the top 10 beaches in the Northeastern United States -- but just barely.Thanks mainly to its clean water and wild isolation, the Assateague Island National Seashore ranked 10th on the list compiled by Stephen Leatherman, director of UM's Laboratory for Coastal Research and an internationally recognized expert on coastal erosion and geology.Assateague was outclassed by beaches at East Hampton (first) and Westhampton Beach (second)
FEATURES
By Robin Copper Benzle and Robin Copper Benzle,Contributing Writer | July 11, 1993
Innocently opening my icebox to get a glass of juice one day, I started to analyze the contents of my refrigerator. I decided that if a complete stranger looked in there, he would be able to tell a lot about me.He would know, for instance, that I liked hot food (seven bottles of Matouk's Hot Pepper Sauce from Trinidad). He would know that I'm somewhat of a pack rat (a dozen tiny containers filled with leftovers). He would surely know I had children (an empty milk carton, an ice cube tray with one cube in it)
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | August 1, 1994
LeBaron S. Willard Jr., a retired Commercial Credit Co. executive, died Tuesday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. The longtime Cross Keys resident was 85.Mr. Willard began his career in 1940 in Boston as New England representative of the company and later returned to his native New York City. In 1963, he was promoted to vice president and moved to Baltimore, later becoming chairman of the board before retiring in 1973.Thomas McCausland, an associate at Commercial Credit, described him as "refined and gentle of manner, ever courteous and considerate of others, blessed with an easy sense of humor and ready wit."
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