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October 27, 2011
Joseph Maher has joined the family law firm of Weinberg and Schwartz LLC, in Columbia, as an associate. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a 2005 graduate of Kalamazoo College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology. Maher previously served as the law clerk for the Hon. Louis A. Baker for the Circuit Court for Howard County. Thiagarajan and Kamala Sethurama , of Ellicott City, have purchased the Fresh Healthy Vending franchise and are in the process of selecting locations where each machine will be placed.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
It's easy to miss the little two-story, boarded-up house behind the Historical Society of Baltimore County in Cockeysville. Known as "the Pest House," it was once a haven for patients suffering from contagious diseases, such as smallpox. Built in 1872, it's been empty for decades. But efforts to convert it into a research center for county African-American history would take the old stone building beyond its dreary past into a brighter future, provided fundraisers can obtain more than $300,000 for the renovation job. Lead organizer Louis S. Diggs, for whom the center would be named, has written a dozen books on early African-American life in the county, exploring the history of Piney Grove, Turners Station, Catonsville, and Belltown in Owings Mills.
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By Cathy Carter | June 14, 2011
Paula Poundstone's life might have turned out much differently if her mother had been an early riser. "It would have ruined everything," says the comedienne with a laugh. "I was the youngest in my family," she explains by phone from her home in Santa Monica, Calif. "When the other kids went to school, my mother would make them breakfast and then she would go back to bed for an hour, so I was sort of babysat by television. " As fate (and TV scheduling) would have it, that hour in front of the tube would turn out to play a pivotal role in Poundstone's development.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
When conductor Marin Alsop won a MacArthur "genius" award, she was in the throes of the most serious crisis of her career. And the very public vote of confidence that the award provided gave her the boost she needed to face down her naysayers For author and historian Taylor Branch, the financial windfall meant he no longer had to work quite as many part-time jobs to support his family during the 24 years it took him to complete his trilogy about...
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By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2010
Michael Lisicky is accustomed to taking the stage as a second oboist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and performing for audiences worldwide. But writing a book? The very idea intimidated the lifelong musician. So it's with some measure of awestruck glee that Lisicky, 46, has witnessed the success of his first book, "Hutzler's: Where Baltimore Shops" (History Press, 160 pages, October 2009, $19.99). It chronicles the rise and fall of the family-run department store, once an anchor of Baltimore's downtown shopping district on Lexington and Howard streets.
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By Janene Holzberg and Janene Holzberg,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2010
Since Washington has had a majority African-American population for many years, monuments in the city to important blacks should be a cinch to locate, right? At least that's what author and journalist Jesse J. Holland thought when he moved to the nation's capital a decade ago and embarked on a mission to acquaint himself with the history of a city that is practically overrun with statues. What he discovered was eye-opening, he told an audience of 30 who gathered Wednesday to hear him talk about his book, "Black Men Built the Capitol," at the central library in Columbia.
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December 5, 2009
NEW YORK - A rare copy of Edgar Allan Poe's first book has sold for $662,500, smashing the previous record price for American literature. The copy of "Tamerlane and Other Poems" had been estimated to sell Friday for between $500,000 and $700,000 at Christie's auction house in New York City. The previous record is believed to be $250,000 for a copy of the same book sold nearly two decades ago. The 40-page collection of poems was published in 1827. Poe wrote the book shortly after moving to Boston to start his literary career.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | November 19, 2009
Crispin Hellion Glover has been walking his own artistic path for years, combining mass-market acceptance - as the father and classmate of Michael J. Fox's character in "Back to the Future," or as the silent heavy in the two "Charlie's Angels" movies - with edgier, more idiosyncratic fare that tends to challenge his audience's sensibilities. He'll be at the Charles Theatre tonight to present a movie he has produced, "It Is Fine. Everything is Fine," and an audiovisual program called "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show."
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