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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1999
Maryland's first small-town poet laureate, whose verse celebrates Union Bridge and its 1,000 souls, will be immortalized with a volume of his work.P. Richard Eichman, who became the town's poet laureate in February 1998, is ailing, and local businesses have donated money to publish his first book of verse. The town cement plant, railroad and millworks donated the $5,000.Eichman, who laments the lack of meter in modern poetry, plans to call the book along the lines of "Poems After the Old Manner."
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By Laura Lippmann | November 3, 1999
Nineteen years ago, Sue Grafton published her first "Alphabet" mystery, "A is for Alibi," introducing female private investigator Kinsey Mill-hone. Now up to No. 15 -- "0 is for Outlaw" (Henry Holt, $26) -- Grafton is visiting Baltimore to discuss the latest in her string of best-selling novels. We decided to tell her story -- and Kinsey's -- from A to Z. (You'll have to follow the clues to find out where and when she will be in Baltimore.)A is for the alphabet. In hindsight, Grafton seems brilliant for picking a thematic device that makes her books not only memorable, but easy to arrange in chronological order.
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December 18, 2001
John Guedel, 88, who produced three of radio and television's most enduring programs - Art Linkletter's People Are Funny and House Party, and Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life - died of heart failure Saturday at a hospital in West Hollywood, Calif. Mr. Guedel was originator of what might have been the first radio stunt game show with People are Funny, which moved from radio to television in 1954, and the first singing commercial on radio. Mr. Guedel created You Bet Your Life for Mr. Marx in 1947, including having a duck drop down and deliver a $100 bill whenever a contestant uttered the "secret word."
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By Josh Mitchel | July 31, 2005
Harford County Executive David R. Craig has released his first book, "Greetings from Havre de Grace," which he describes as a pictorial "history of the city through postcards." Craig, who co-wrote the book with local antiques dealer Mary L. Martin, wrote captions for the postcards, which feature Concord Point lighthouse, Tide water Marina and other land marks. "You can you see how the city has changed," Craig said. The 128-page book, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., was released this month and sells for $24.95.
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By Bill Goodykoontz and Bill Goodykoontz,Arizona Republic | November 10, 1993
There sat Daryl Bernstein after school at a table in a buzzing McDonald's in Scottsdale, Ariz. Fairly normal stuff for a high school senior -- except that, instead of girls or sports, the 17-year-old was discussing publication of his second book.That's often how it is with Daryl: The setting's normal, as if you're talking to an everyday teen-ager, but it doesn't take long to realize you've got a successful author and businessman on your hands as well.The subject at hand is "Kids Can Succeed!
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July 27, 2000
An interview with Donna Swope, coordinator of Bookworms book club. What book are members reading this month? "At Home in Mitford," by Jan Karon. It's the first in a series of five books about a small-town Episcopal priest who marries in midlife - very light and humorous. We read everything from "Pride and Prejudice" to "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" to classics like Agatha Christie's first book, "Murder at the Vicarage." Occasionally, we have a meal together that fits in with the theme of the book.
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By Sandra Mathers and Sandra Mathers,Orlando Sentinel | January 11, 1994
For years, Debra Wert kept most of her ideas for children's stories filed away in her head.It took just one episode of "World News Tonight With Peter Jennings" back in 1987 to convince the former insurance company sales representative it was time to start writing.Ms. Wert, then 33, quit her job, moved in with her parents, pulled out a notebook and started her first book . . . in longhand.Today, the Longwood, Fla., children's author is on her way to becoming a publishing Wunderkind."Mac's Choice" didn't exactly hit the bookstores when it was printed five years ago, but it did make it into a few school systems in Virginia and Maryland.
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By Georgia N. Alexakis and Georgia N. Alexakis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 27, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Under normal circumstances, any U.S. senator might have felt upstaged by a pair of bears and a monkey.But when Curious George and the Berenstain Bears interrupted Sen. Slade Gorton Thursday morning on the East Lawn of the Capitol, the Republican from Washington graciously yielded the spotlight.Gorton was there to help launch Book Bank, a national book donation program, and who better to get about 40 children excited about receiving free books than the book characters themselves?
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2002
IT'S TWO YEARS now since JoAnn Fruchtman, owner of the Children's Bookstore in Roland Park, gathered her friends and said she had come up with an idea to get literature into the hands of Baltimore schoolchildren. The plan was simple in design and execution: Fruchtman would establish the Children's Bookstore Educational Foundation. City teachers would apply to the foundation for free books to be used as classroom supplements. Fruchtman's store would buy the books and sell them to the foundation at cost.
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By LAURA CHARLES | March 17, 1991
ICE ONLY: Former Olympic champion Dorothy Hamill is slated to make her first area appearance in almost three years when she performs with the Baltimore skating ensemble, the Next Ice Age, at the Columbia Ice Rink April 2-7.Hamill and the ice skating troupe previously worked together on her production of "Nutcracker on Ice," which was televised in 1989. Tickets are available at Ticket Center outlets, including Hecht's.COCKPIT IN COURT, the state's largest summer theater, i staging a benefit performance of "Godspell" tomorrow night at Essex Community College.
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