By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1996
What costs $35,000, sits in The Mall in Columbia, provides automated information about libraries and will have its ribbon cut vTC this morning by Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker?Answer: The new Data Depot, an information service on the second floor of the mall. It's green and about the size of three telephone booths and features a keyboard durable enough to withstand soft drink spills.Residents can use a computer keyboard and touch-screen commands to get applications for marriage licenses, access library services, read county job listings, learn about elected officials and more.
By Patrick Cha | July 30, 2014
Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front lines of Korea in December 1950 as a field medic with the 2nd Infantry Division when his unit was overrun by enemy forces. Gantt was thrown into a prison camp and reportedly died there in March 1951. But his wife, Clara Gantt, refused to lose faith.
By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1998
Almost four weeks. That's how long it took for two probation agents, two pretrial release workers, countless city jail employees, a defense attorney and a judge to figure out who was the real Nakia Smith.At the end of their inquiry, which should have taken minutes, they learned they had the wrong woman in jail. Smith's sister, the one authorities really wanted, remains at large.The case illuminates a dark corner of the state's justice system, where 1.5 million sets of fingerprints are kept on file.
By J. Wynn Rousuck | December 4, 1997
The holidays are always filled with festive meals and this year the Women's Project at Theatre Project is adding to the calorie count with a menu of short works jointly titled "Reservations" and opening tomorrow.Written by a half dozen local playwrights (Linda Chambers, Denise Gantt, Barbara Gehring, Kimberley Lynne, Binnie Ritchie Holum and Jo Sack) who were asked to submit 10- to 15-minute pieces set in a restaurant, the plays all take place on a Saturday night at the Once in a Blue Moon Cafe.
By New York Times News Service | November 8, 1990
Campaign strategists for some of the biggest losers in Tuesday's elections in battleground states like Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota said yesterday that they had detected defeats in internal polls on the eve of the voting.But they said it was too late to effectively counter the sinking fortunes of their candidates.late as Sunday, a poll commissioned by the Detroit News said that Gov. James J. Blanchard, D-Mich., was a comfortable 14 percentage points ahead of his Republican rival, John Engler.
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 8, 1990
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For anyone wondering how Sen. Jesse Helms won re-election so easily here on Tuesday, there was a clue found recently on a Civil War battleground at Cold Harbor, Va.There in a sunken trench were the bones, buttons and belt buckle of a North Carolina Confederate who fell dead to a Yankee bullet in 1864. Two weeks ago his remains were brought home in a white pine coffin that lay in state for a weekend in the Capitol rotunda here.In a way, you might say, the soldier was a lot like Mr. Helms: gone north to fight against overwhelming odds for traditions and values that were vanishing in other parts of the country.
Two days before their experimental play "3 Stories to the Ground" opened at Theatre Project last month, co-authors Denise A. Gantt and Gabriel Shanks sat in a darkened hall watching the actors go through their paces.There was a guy with electric blue hair and bare feet and a woman with Rapunzel-like tresses lounging on what looked like an oversized kids' playset. They both talked a mile a minute, but there was an incongruous immobility to the scene, as if the whole thing were taking place underwater.
By Gregory Kane | February 18, 2001
LA JERNE CORNISH stood at the front of her class, rolling the chalk in her hands as she waited for her students to respond to questions. The first order of business in this "Counseling Exceptional Students and Their Families" class on a Tuesday afternoon at Goucher College was the previous night's airing of Fox television's "Boston Public." In that episode, a male teacher who was fired for not revealing another male teacher had had an affair with a female student went to court seeking reinstatement.
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 7, 1990
RALEIGH, N.C.-- A few days ago, in the heat of a rigorous campaign, Sen. Jesse Helms declared that God was on his side. He also had $16 million, a black opponent in a mostly white state, and a knack for jabbing political erogenous zones with the sharp stick of negative advertising.Yesterday the voters of North Carolina decided that the combination was a winner, and returned Mr. Helms to the Senate for a fourth term over former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt by a surprisingly comfortable margin.
By Matt Vensel | March 11, 2011
In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players at each position whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on tight ends. Remember, I'm not saying the Ravens will take a tight end with their first-round pick. I'm just giving you a player whom they might consider if they decided to go that route. Sure, after selecting two tight ends in last year’s draft, it seems unlikely they will draft one in 2011.
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