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December 17, 1990
William Holmes of Woodlawn was the winner of the "Test Your Geo-I.Q." quiz, sponsored by the Geostat Map & Travel Center in the Gallery and published in The Sun on Nov. 14. Here are the questions and answers:What city is farthest north: Toronto, Minneapolis or Paris? Paris.Which is farther south: Madrid or Philadelphia? Philadelphia.Which U.S. state has the longest coastline? Alaska.What is the longest river in the world? The Nile.Most countries possess square or rectangular flags. The flag of which country consists of two pennants, one on top of the other?
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February 4, 2013
Professional engineer Thomas M. Wirth has been promoted to vice president of Geo-Technology Associates Inc., a mid-Atlantic geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting firm. With 12 years of professional experience, Wirth specializes in geotechnical and materials engineering. He is responsible for managing quality assurance and quality control, and providing design services on a wide variety of geotechnical and construction observation and testing projects for residential, commercial, retail, industrial and governmental projects.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | February 13, 2009
In the fall of 2007, a purple martin carrying a miniature locating device on its back made its annual migration from northwest Pennsylvania to the Brazilian rain forest in just 43 days. Then, to the astonishment of songbird scientists, it made the 4,300-mile return trip to its spring breeding grounds in less than two weeks, averaging 311 miles per day - three times faster than previous estimates. That was "really stunning. I don't think anyone had any idea these little songbirds could travel this fast," said biologist Bridget Stutchbury of York University in Toronto.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | February 13, 2009
In the fall of 2007, a purple martin carrying a miniature locating device on its back made its annual migration from northwest Pennsylvania to the Brazilian rain forest in just 43 days. Then, to the astonishment of songbird scientists, it made the 4,300-mile return trip to its spring breeding grounds in less than two weeks, averaging 311 miles per day - three times faster than previous estimates. That was "really stunning. I don't think anyone had any idea these little songbirds could travel this fast," said biologist Bridget Stutchbury of York University in Toronto.
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December 3, 2006
GEORGE S. BLOME, JR. who was called Geo by family and friends, died in his sleep in Sarasota, FL on November 27, 2006. A native of Baltimore, MD, Geo graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1941, where he played Varsity Lacross and was a swimmer. Before graduating from Johns Hopkins in 1947, Geo enlisted in WWII Navy Program at Cornell U. He spent 18 months on minesweepers in Japan. Recalled to active duty in the Korean War was Lt. Commander-Naval Reserve, Geo worked for the Supervisor of Shipbuilding in NYC and Baltimore.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1999
A 52-year-old Sykesville man was acquitted by a Howard County District Court judge yesterday on charges that he ran another car off U.S. 29 in April and caused an accident that seriously injured two people.Judge James N. Vaughan said the evidence in the case against Robert A. Pitcher of the 5900 block of Grace Lee Ave. did not support the allegation that Pitcher "intended to run his car at the [other car] in an effort to hit it."Pitcher faced charges of second-degree assault, reckless driving, negligent driving and failing to obey traffic control device instructions stemming from the April 21 accident.
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April 4, 2001
4Kids Cool School of the Month KUDOS TO CAPTREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Congratulations to Captree Elementary School in West Islip, N.Y., www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. John Simeone and Dianna Grancagnolo designed and maintain Captree's excellent Web site at members.fnol.net/~captree/. You'll find an up-to-date photo album that serves as a journal for the school dating back to September when the doors first opened. The school's state-of-the-art library media center, a combination library and computer lab, allows students to read and do further research on the Internet.
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May 30, 1996
Police logEllicott City: 4000 block of High Point Road: Jewelry and silver were stolen from a home after someone entered through an unlocked bathroom window Tuesday.Elkridge: 6200 block of U.S. 1: A white 1991 Geo Tracker was stolen from County Line Motors Monday or Tuesday.Pub Date: 5/30/96
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March 1, 1996
Police logHarper's Choice: 5400 block of Green Dory Lane: Burglars pried the rear door of a house between Feb. 13 and Wednesday and took a television, a Nintendo game system, cash and jewelry, police said.Town Center: Sterrett Place/Little Patuxent Parkway: A light blue 1994 Geo with Maryland tags 668523M was stolen Wednesday, police said.
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February 1, 1994
A 24-year-old Taneytown man died after his 1991 Chevrolet Geo Storm was struck head-on by another car at 12:01 a.m. yesterday on Route 23 in northern Harford County, state police said.Martin Francis Goldsmith was headed north near Houcks Road west of Madonna when a southbound Dodge Shadow driven by Brian Paul Koutz, 21, of Monkton crossed the center line and slammed into the Geo, investigators said.Mr. Goldsmith was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m.at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | August 14, 2007
Goldman Sachs and a group of investors are injecting $3 billion of capital into one of its flailing hedge funds that lost about 30 percent of its value last week. The bank's decision is an indication of the severity of last week's market movements as well as the potential for significant losses in hedge funds. The Goldman fund, Global Equity Opportunities, was worth a little less than $5 billion slightly more than a week ago. After the market's roller-coaster ride last week, which affected a wide swath of quantitative or computer-generated trading models, its assets fell to $3.6 billion.
NEWS
December 3, 2006
GEORGE S. BLOME, JR. who was called Geo by family and friends, died in his sleep in Sarasota, FL on November 27, 2006. A native of Baltimore, MD, Geo graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1941, where he played Varsity Lacross and was a swimmer. Before graduating from Johns Hopkins in 1947, Geo enlisted in WWII Navy Program at Cornell U. He spent 18 months on minesweepers in Japan. Recalled to active duty in the Korean War was Lt. Commander-Naval Reserve, Geo worked for the Supervisor of Shipbuilding in NYC and Baltimore.
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By DENNIS O'BRIEN and DENNIS O'BRIEN,SUN REPORTER | April 15, 2006
The University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology is one of four research centers nationwide seeking volunteers to test an experimental HIV vaccine. "We're accepting volunteers immediately," said Dr. William A. Blattner, director of the institute's Epidemiology and Prevention Division. The vaccine was developed at Emory University in Atlanta, and is being marketed by GeoVax Inc., an Atlanta biotech company. Clinical trials also are being conducted at St. Louis University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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By David Steele and David Steele,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2005
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Georgia Tech guards that got the team to the national title game last year and the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final on Sunday, did what they do best yet again last night. This time, in their NCAA tournament game at Gaylord Entertainment Center, they pushed their team past a George Washington team that likes the same fast tempo, to win, 80-68, and move into the second round of the Albuquerque Regional. Will Bynum, Jarrett Jack and B.J. Elder combined to score 52 points, and sparked the surge by fifth-seeded Georgia Tech midway through the second half that finally put 12th-seeded George Washington, the Atlantic-10 tournament champion (and victor over Michigan State and Maryland in Washington in December)
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July 24, 2003
On July 21, 2003, JOAN SHANAHAN BLOME. Her nickname was Smoke. "Where there's smoke, there's fire." Sadly, that fire went out on July 21st, after Smoke's year long battle with cancer. Smoke loved life and lived it well. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and loved the Chesapeake Bay area. Smoke and her husband George (nicknamed Geo) raced sailboats for thirty years. They cruised the Caribbean in their retirement. Their favorite place in the world was GIbson Island, Maryland, where they spent their summers.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
These tables show metropolitan high schools' performance in the first round of state testing designed to measure students' mastery of mathematics, science, government and English. The scores show the median percentile ranking for students in each school in five subjects. If a school has a score of 59 in algebra, half its students scored above and below the 59th percentile of all Maryland students. A higher score is better than a lower score. Anne Arundel County School Alg. Geo. Biol. Govt.
NEWS
April 1, 1994
POLICE LOG* Long Reach: 5400 block of Tilted Stone: The window of a blue Jeep Ranger was damaged between Saturday and Monday. Nothing was stolen.6100 block of Foreland Garth: The headlight switch of a silver Toyota Tercel was damaged Saturday or Sunday after a would-be thief entered through the driver's door, police said.* Owen Brown: 6700 block of Second Morning Court: Someone slashed the rear plastic window of a blue Geo Metro on Friday, police said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | February 21, 1995
A New Windsor man has been charged by Westminster police with causing a five-vehicle collision when his tractor-trailer ran over a compact convertible and trapped two people inside on Route 140 in November.James Louis Knight, 38, of the 3000 block of Sams Creek Road was charged with three traffic violations and six counts of violating motor carrier safety laws involving allegedly defective equipment on his rig.The traffic charges include reckless driving, negligent driving and failure to control speed to avoid an accident.
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April 4, 2001
4Kids Cool School of the Month KUDOS TO CAPTREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Congratulations to Captree Elementary School in West Islip, N.Y., www.4Kids.org's Cool School of the Month. John Simeone and Dianna Grancagnolo designed and maintain Captree's excellent Web site at members.fnol.net/~captree/. You'll find an up-to-date photo album that serves as a journal for the school dating back to September when the doors first opened. The school's state-of-the-art library media center, a combination library and computer lab, allows students to read and do further research on the Internet.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 12, 2000
WHEN SWANSFIELD Elementary School Principal Earl Slacum entered the fifth-grade team area Friday to cut the ribbon on Geo City, he said he could envision the pupils as future architects, city planners, carpenters and electricians. Geo City is a town built to scale from cardboard boxes, poster board, felt and construction paper by pupils as part of a math lesson designed to teach children real-world applications for geometry. "It's a fantastic project," Slacum said. "What better way to learn about math than through practical applications?"
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