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May 20, 1998
Fay Gordon,101, a penmanship teacher whom television personality Johnny Carson called one of the biggest influences of his life, died Sunday in Norfolk, Neb.John Hawkes,72, an experimental novelist who was considered a leader among American postmodernists, died Friday in Providence, R.I., of a stroke suffered May 11 during heart surgery. Mr. Hawkes, in 16 novels, a play and other works over six decades, used a precise, lyrical style to focus on unusual topics.William A. Hewitt,83, a former U.S. ambassador who led Deere & Co. for nearly three decades, died Saturday in Moline, Ill.Ross Pendergraft,72, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Donrey Media Group of newspapers, died Sunday in Fort Smith, Ark., of stomach cancer.
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May 20, 1998
Fay Gordon,101, a penmanship teacher whom television personality Johnny Carson called one of the biggest influences of his life, died Sunday in Norfolk, Neb.John Hawkes,72, an experimental novelist who was considered a leader among American postmodernists, died Friday in Providence, R.I., of a stroke suffered May 11 during heart surgery. Mr. Hawkes, in 16 novels, a play and other works over six decades, used a precise, lyrical style to focus on unusual topics.William A. Hewitt,83, a former U.S. ambassador who led Deere & Co. for nearly three decades, died Saturday in Moline, Ill.Ross Pendergraft,72, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Donrey Media Group of newspapers, died Sunday in Fort Smith, Ark., of stomach cancer.
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FEATURES
May 3, 1992
Pfc. Robert Blatchley was serving with the Sixth Howitzer Battery, 27th Field Artillery, U.S. Army at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas. It was the middle of May, and like other soldiers earning $87 a month, he had empty pockets, a head full of dreams and belief in a horse he knew couldn't lose.With the weekend off and only five more days until his discharge date, he was hoping to watch the 1964 Preakness on television. Maybe if he could get a bet down and have a rooting interest it would ease the feeling of loneliness, the void that comes with being away from home and realizing that important things are going on and you can't be there.
FEATURES
May 3, 1992
Pfc. Robert Blatchley was serving with the Sixth Howitzer Battery, 27th Field Artillery, U.S. Army at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas. It was the middle of May, and like other soldiers earning $87 a month, he had empty pockets, a head full of dreams and belief in a horse he knew couldn't lose.With the weekend off and only five more days until his discharge date, he was hoping to watch the 1964 Preakness on television. Maybe if he could get a bet down and have a rooting interest it would ease the feeling of loneliness, the void that comes with being away from home and realizing that important things are going on and you can't be there.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1997
Jean Peters Pilch, an educator and author who was conference coordinator for Maryland New Directions Inc., died Monday of ovarian cancer at the Hospice of Howard County. The Catonsville resident was 60.During the past four years while she was associated with the Baltimore nonprofit counseling agency and career resource center, Mrs. Pilch often worked with welfare recipients who hoped to find permanent jobs."Jean was a very spiritual and ethical person, and it came out in the way she approached her work," said Rose Marie Coughlin, executive director of the organization, formerly known as New Directions for Women.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 28, 1999
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Beverly Enterprises Inc., the largest U.S. nursing home chain, said yesterday that it will take a second-quarter pretax charge of $175 million to $225 million in anticipation of settling a U.S. Justice Department Medicare fraud investigation.The charge indicates that the company expects to pay the largest financial penalty ever against a nursing home company for health fraud.Beverly is the subject of a criminal grand jury probe -- part of a nationwide crackdown on Medicare fraud at nursing homes and hospitals -- into whether it inflated bills for nurses' pay. A settlement could ease investor uncertainty about the company, whose shares have declined nearly 60 percent since April 1998 as a result of the probe and slowing growth in Medicare payments.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | July 22, 1993
BERLIN -- Dieter Paprotka, Berlin's connoisseur of capital punishment, prefers hanging."Hanging is the most interesting," Mr. Paprotka says.The electric chair, the gas chamber and lethal injection are cold and mechanical. There's a personal touch to execution by hanging, he says, a kind of rapport between the hangman and the hanged."Someone actually does the work. He actually pulls the cord. I would say there is an art in doing it the right way. So that it goes clean and quick."Mr. Paprotka is the proprietor of a private museum of capital punishment.
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By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | August 21, 1998
Integrated Health Services is getting out of the institutional pharmacy business -- again.The Owings Mills operator of facilities and services for post-hospital care announced yesterday that it is selling its institutional pharmacy division, National Institutional Pharmacy Services Inc. (NIPSI), to PharMerica Inc. of Tampa, Fla.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Institutional pharmacies fill prescriptions for nursing homes, prisons and other institutions.In July 1996, Integrated sold what was then its institutional pharmacy division, Symphony Pharmacy Services, to Capstone Pharmacy Services of Baltimore for $150 million.
NEWS
January 15, 2007
Beverleigh B. Cochrane, a volunteer at the Baltimore Museum of Art who championed historic preservation, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 84. Beverleigh Jane Boulogne was born in Tulsa, Okla., and was a graduate of the University of Missouri. In 1944, she married Noel Blair Hunter Cochrane, a member of the Royal Air Force stationed in Ontario. After World War II, the couple settled in the Poplar Hill area of Baltimore. He founded and operated two companies that sold industrial equipment.
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By GREGORY KANE | December 28, 1996
It's a mere three days after Christmas (if you celebrate that sort of thing) and the fourth day of Kwanzaa (if you celebrate that sort of thing). It's still not too late to buy a gift. Since I come from what is probably the last generation to value literacy, I recommend giving books.One of the best books now in stores comes from an unexpected source: one Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, he of the famous sky-hook and the "Showtime" Los Angeles Lakers. Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989, to the sorrow of basketball fans everywhere.
SPORTS
By Jeff Shain, Tribune newspapers | May 13, 2010
Alexis Thompson already has rewritten plenty of the "youngest" standards around women's golf. The next one, though, looms as her biggest. The South Florida prodigy, the nation's top-ranked female amateur for more than a year, is set to turn pro at next month's Shoprite LPGA Classic. Her first round for pay is June 18 — four months past her 15th birthday. By comparison, Michelle Wie waited until one week before turning 16 to turn pro. "She thinks she's ready," said her father, Scott Thompson.
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