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February 2, 2012
On a trip to Dallas from BWI last week, to my surprise, I was sitting next to Ray Lewis of the Ravens. He was on his way to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and I'm sure it was a bittersweet trip for him. Mr. Lewis accommodated anyone and everyone who asked for an autograph with respect and dignity. He was most kind and considerate, even while being interrupted during a telephone call for an autograph while we were sitting at the gate. I did take the liberty of congratulating him on a great season, and he shook my hand with appreciation.
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By Cal Thomas | February 1, 2014
Anyone in the news business will tell you that a side benefit is the diverse number of people one gets to meet. Jay Leno, who leaves "The Tonight Show" on Feb 6 after a 22-year run (retire is not the right word in his case), is one such person. The circumstances surrounding our first meeting involved a column I wrote 15 years ago in support of his wife's activism on behalf of Afghan women. Jay and Mavis Leno invited my wife and me for a visit. Things progressed from there.
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dmbrown@comcast.net | November 14, 2011
The first time I saw Jack, my daughter's pup of choice, 11 years ago, I was certain she had lost her mind. There I was picking up her dog with her at Howard County Animal Control, unaware until that moment that Jack was very, very large. Called Polar Bear by his previous owner, this Great Pyrenees was going to live in my daughter's Ikea-like townhouse with the postage stamp back yard? She had to be kidding. Yes, I had known since she was a small child that she wanted a big dog with down ears.
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January 14, 2014
Editor: "Thank you!" This is my only way of reaching out to the gentleman that recovered my handbag from the roadway on Jan. 10, 2014. I was careless and left the purse on the top of the trunk of my car. As I left home, and turned south onto Route 924, apparently the handbag fell off. Three stops and 35 minutes later, I realized what had happened. This kind, caring, honest and thoughtful person had delivered my bag (intact) to my neighbor. He did not leave his name or any information that would enable me to thank him in person, give him a reward, treat him to dinner or even bake him a cake.
NEWS
By Don Williamson | September 3, 1991
HE WAS A gentleman. He was also a man who carried a gun and robbed people, but he was nice about it. In a society lacking in manners or sophistication, even a courteous bandit warrants special attention. That certainly seems to be the case with Lon Perry of Houston.Perry, 49, was a computer programmer who spent 22 years in the oil business and suddenly got down on his luck. He lost his job at Texas Eastern Corp. on Jan. 1, 1989. By spring, his severance pay had almost run out, his bills were in arrears, and his choices of where to turn were about gone.
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By Samuel Goldreich and Samuel Goldreich,Staff writer | May 17, 1991
U.S. Sen. Al Gore sought to portray Democrats as defenders of the middle class against Republican indifference during his address at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Glen Burnie.Recalling an outpouring of sympathy from Maryland residents in 1989 when his son was hit by a car leaving an Orioles game, Gore contrasted the two parties' positions on efforts to legislate parental leave rights to attend to newborn or sick children."The Republicans almost to a person said, 'No,' " said Gore, who placed a distant third in the Maryland presidential primary election in 1988.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1999
Celeste Holm thought the guy sitting a few feet from her at the Brown Derby was just putting on airs. But in reality, he was getting ready to make her an immortal of the silver screen."
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | April 6, 2008
Fifth-grader Mark King, decked out in a white suit, called out to the group of 20 boys lined up, two-by-two in the hallway of Van Bokkelen Elementary School. "Are we ready?" he shouted, his hands cupped to his mouth. The boys leaned back in their equally suave suits and pumped their arms up. "We ready!" they called back. Unconvinced, Mark shouted the question louder. The boys hollered back three times until Mark was satisfied that he had adequately prepared the Gentleman's Club to perform for that morning's announcements.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | July 14, 1993
Although Circuit Judge James Macgill may not have fulfilled his high school and college dream of becoming a poet, his life itself was poetry, friends said yesterday at his memorial service in Columbia.The chief judge of Maryland's 5th Circuit Court from 1954 to 1980, Judge Macgill died of cancer at age 80 June 27 at his Mount Airy home.Yesterday at the Oakland Mills Interfaith center, about 300 lawyers, judges, artists and family members celebrated his life with humorous anecdotes and fond reminiscences.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | January 23, 1994
Arthur Davis III is in his element. As host of a Sunday afternoon open house at a huge, vacant stucco house in a prestigious section of blue-blood Guilford, the chummy real-estate broker known affectionately as "Otts" greets visitors like the old friends many of them are."This isn't work -- this is fun," he says, a virtual giggle in his voice.It's not by accident that this prince of a people-person in the tortoise-shell glasses and navy blazer has found his way into sales. Nor is it any wonder that the well-spoken man -- educated at the same gilt-edged Gilman School where many of his clients send their sons -- should have been picked as president of the Maryland Association of Realtors, as he was last fall.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
He was a stray from the mean streets of Hampden, with a soft spot for belly rubs. She was an upscale shop cat who spent her days napping in a sunny window on the Avenue. He spotted her there one day last month, snoozing among the blow-up pink flamingos and eyeshadow cases. He fell in love. Since then, says Debra Stoll, owner of Kiss N' Makeup on the Avenue, this white and gray tom cat has parked himself on the sidewalk in front of the store each afternoon at four o'clock, singing to his love, Mrs. Puff.
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
A few years back, a copy editor from The Sun  who was attending a conference of the American Copy Editors Society was approached at the bar by an editor from another paper who asked, "Does McIntyre really wear a bow tie to the office?"  The answer was yes.  Wearing a suit and tie, particularly a bow tie, to work is increasingly anomalous in our studiedly informal workplaces, where men either dress like adolescent boys or adopt the neither-fish-nor-fowl "business casual.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Instead of visiting country manor homes that are occasionally open to the public, here is an opportunity to own an estate in northern Baltimore County. Nestled on 50 acres of bucolic pastures and agricultural land, Alistatim Farm , in the heart of My Lady's Manor — a national historic district near Monkton — presents dramatic views for every season. Long summer days can be spent by the pool, while autumn mornings call out for a bit of competing in the dressage ring. "A seven-stall barn comes complete with hay storage, fly-spraying system and tack room," noted Ashley Richardson, a Long & Foster agent who listed the property.
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March 21, 2012
On March 12, my wife and I entered Catonsville, via Frederick Road, traveling east to a doctor appointment at 4 p.m. Suddenly, our car was enveloped in a cloud of steam coming from the engine, forcing us to stop on the side of the road. An urgent call to AAA assured us that assistance would arrive in 30-45 minutes. Some 15-20 minutes later, as I was examining the engine, a gentleman, approaching from behind, tapped me on my shoulder to ask the nature of our problem. I assumed he was the AAA service contractor.
NEWS
February 2, 2012
On a trip to Dallas from BWI last week, to my surprise, I was sitting next to Ray Lewis of the Ravens. He was on his way to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and I'm sure it was a bittersweet trip for him. Mr. Lewis accommodated anyone and everyone who asked for an autograph with respect and dignity. He was most kind and considerate, even while being interrupted during a telephone call for an autograph while we were sitting at the gate. I did take the liberty of congratulating him on a great season, and he shook my hand with appreciation.
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dmbrown@comcast.net | November 14, 2011
The first time I saw Jack, my daughter's pup of choice, 11 years ago, I was certain she had lost her mind. There I was picking up her dog with her at Howard County Animal Control, unaware until that moment that Jack was very, very large. Called Polar Bear by his previous owner, this Great Pyrenees was going to live in my daughter's Ikea-like townhouse with the postage stamp back yard? She had to be kidding. Yes, I had known since she was a small child that she wanted a big dog with down ears.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Staff Writer | March 9, 1992
When Leslie Fiedler applied to graduate school in 1938, one teacher wrote this "recommendation":"Mr. Fiedler is a very bright student, but he will never be a scholar and a gentleman.""He was absolutely right," Mr. Fiedler says, laughing with glee, as he recalls the story. "I was never a scholar and certainly never will be a gentleman!"But Leslie Fiedler certainly became a famous and provocative literary and cultural critic. Though he's best known for his early work on American literature, Mr. Fiedler -- who holds the Samuel L. Clemens Chair in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo -- was honored yesterday (on his 75th birthday)
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
A 24-year-old woman who had been stripping at Norma Jean's Gentleman's Club in Baltimore was found guilty Tuesday of stabbing another stripper to death in November 2008. Shontay Lane, 24, of the 3100 block of Westmont Court was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to cause serious injury in the stabbing death Takira Leray Johnson-Bey, 27, outside The Block strip club. The incident began inside Norma Jean's on Custom House Avenue, spilling out between the club and the neighboring Glass Slipper, according to city state's attorney's office.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2011
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. testified Wednesday on behalf of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, calling him "a gentleman" and "very friendly. " Ehrlich, a Republican, and Currie, a Democrat, were elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1986, a circumstance that Ehrlich said led to a lasting relationship. Ehrlich said he has "always found [Currie] to be a gentleman" and "somebody willing to work with us on most occasions. " The former governor was the first Republican on a lengthy list of Annapolis politicians to testify as character witnesses for Currie, who is facing bribery charges.
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October 20, 2011
Editor:  Street parking in Havre de Grace recently came up as an issue at my house. Not because people park in front of our home daily; we actually do not mind that at all. We live right across the street from a business in town, and we are used to sharing our street space. We do also have private parking behind our home, which makes it easier for us as well.  My 18-year-old son went to a friend's house who lives in town and parked on the street in front of someone else's home.
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