February 5, 2006
Raymond "Chip" Mason is a big-time executive, big enough to land on a recent cover of Forbes. But can the guy pick a necktie? The photographer who shot Mason's picture for the magazine wasn't betting on it. So the day before the shoot, photographer Bill Cramer picked one up at Strawbridge & Clothier's. Mason showed up in a red tie with little yellow and blue dots. Perfectly nice, but it didn't do a thing for the photographer's gray backdrop. Mason agreed to wear the silver-and-steel-blue number Cramer brought along, even though he wasn't crazy about it. "He hated Bill's backup tie, but was a sport and agreed to wear it anyway," says Neil Binkley, marketing manager for the photographer.
May 1, 2005
Just over 10 years ago, Robert C. Embry Jr., president of Baltimore's Abell Foundation, approached the city's middle-school principals with a simple question: What can I do to help you? The organization he led gave about $5 million a year to the public school system, and Embry wanted to know how he could generate the most bang for his bucks. Embry, a lifelong Baltimorean and former official of state and city schools, expected the usual requests for computers and other equipment. He was in for a surprise.
March 14, 2004
David S. Cordish was supposed to be a lawyer. In the early years after graduating from the University of Maryland law school in 1963, Cordish toiled in Baltimore courtrooms, working for his father's Eutaw Street practice. But then a group of desperate investors persuaded Cordish to underwrite and manage their flailing Harford County retail project, and one of the nation's most-acclaimed developers emerged. When the Edgewood Shopping Center opened in the early 1970s - the first among dozens of strip malls that he would build and own - Cordish's future as a practicing attorney was effectively ended.
February 22, 2004
THE CITY SCHOOLS were in crisis. The usual poohbahs - mayor, governor, superintendents, senators, delegates - were meeting. A news conference was called to announce the solution. And there, in his usual place on the edge of the spotlight, was this Zelig-like figure of Baltimore leadership - Bob Embry. Mayors and governors and superintendents and crises have come and gone. The constant has been the slightly dour face of Robert C. Embry Jr. Though he smiles easily, many see only those downturned eyebrows and lips, an expression of seriousness or disapproval, perhaps both.
November 12, 2003
On November 9, 2003 EMBRY G. SCOTT, SR. beloved husband of Patricia C. Scott (nee Crawford); loving father of Embry G. Jr., Thomas G., Henry A. and the late John C. Scott; dear brother of Henry W. Scott, Pattie W. Scott and Nan Blottner. Mr. Scott will lie in state at the Chapel of Stella Maris Thursday 12:30 to 1 p.m. the funeral hour. Interment private. Memorials in his name to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, 320 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201 would be appreciated. Arrangements by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.
August 14, 2003
NEW YORK -A bankruptcy judge in Manhattan agreed yesterday to block preferred shareholders from adding their own directors to the board of cable-television operator Adelphia Communications Corp. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Gerber barred shareholders from acting until a later hearing on the matter. Adelphia, the fifth-largest cable-television operator, had asked Gerber to halt preferred shareholders from trying to expand the company's nine-member board by as many as six directors before it emerges from bankruptcy.