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August 20, 2010
Regarding the two consecutive letters in The Baltimore Sun on Aug. 19 (Readers Respond), people should check their maps before typing. Lisa March of Baltimore (City?) refers to "City Council member Kevin Kamenetz's plan... " Kamenetz is on the Baltimore County Council. Larry Gonter of Parkville (Baltimore County) relocates Havre de Grace to Cecil County. Havre de Grace is in Harford County. He put a whole county of people in the wrong bucket! With such confused constituents, it's no wonder there is confusion at the polls.
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By Sean Kennedy | June 12, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malleyand Maryland Democrats developed a creative yet questionable fix for their budget woes in a special session of the General Assembly last month. Governor O'Malley performed budgetary acrobatics by leveraging Maryland's geography and the federal tax code's idiosyncrasies. Thanks to Congress, big spenders in Annapolis are now dining at federal taxpayers' expense. When Governor O'Malley first came into office in 2007, he needed a way to pay for all of his campaign promises, so Annapolis used a "millionaire's surtax" to raise the money.
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By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff | May 22, 1991
Danny Dudis of Pocomoke City (38 degrees, 04.5 minutes N. lat.; 75 degrees, 34.2 minutes W. long.; pop. -- 3,922) knows his geography."It's a lot more than just countries and capitals," says the eighth-grader at Pocomoke Middle School, the state's contestant in the Third Annual National Geography Bee today in Washington.It means questions like these, which Dudis answered correctly in beating out 100 other competitors at the state competition last month:* What is the term used for a cutoff meander on a river?
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Dan Rodricks | November 27, 2011
Let's say you live in what might be called the Inner Loop of the Baltimore metropolitan area — that is, the entire territory inside the Beltway. If you're an Inner Loopian, you probably have a sense of where the rich people live, where the poor people live, and where the shrinking numbers of in-between people generally live. And you know who's who, just from observation. Go shopping on York Road or Loch Raven Boulevard or out Route 40, at the city-county border, and you can sort it all out by observing what people buy (hamburger or steak)
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | May 17, 1993
Imagine how you'd feel if someone had just handed you free tickets for a three-week cruise to Rome, Naples, Malta and Tunisia.Now, imagine how you'd feel if you were only in middle school.Maybe Amanda Lesher and Robby Evans, eighth-graders at George Fox Middle School, could help."This is awesome," Amanda said. "I mean, we've learned about all of these countries in social studies. It will be interesting to go over and see what each one is actually like.""I didn't think I had a chance of winning," added 13-year-old Robby.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 1999
HE'S THE LITTLE sixth-grader that could. Peter Wolfinger recently outscored hundreds of seventh- and eighth-graders on written and oral exams to become the only student at West Middle School to reach the state finals in the Maryland Geography Bee this year.Next week he will compete against 101 finalists from 250 schools across the state to earn a spot in the National Geography Bee and perhaps the top prize, a $25,000 scholarship to the college of his choice. Second- and third-place winners of the national competition will receive $15,000 and $16,000 scholarships.
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By Ed Gunts | November 28, 1994
The proposed geography museum at the top of the World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor would include four galleries. The plan calls for each to examine an aspect of Baltimore's geography, including:ad,.350l * Community Connections: "Birth of an American City." The first gallery will contain a theater that provides an introduction to Baltimore, explaining how geography, resources and commerce led to its founding.A large bas relief map will depict Baltimore as it was in the 19th century, when its neighborhoods were essentially individual cities.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 16, 1997
WHERE IN the world are the Aeolian Islands? In what state is the Noatak River? Where is the city of Cusco, sometimes spelled Cuzco? (See answers below).This is Geography Awareness Week. Students in Lindale/Brooklyn Park Middle Schools might hear questions such as these during morning announcements. The student with the first correct answer drawn will be awarded a prize.In preparation for the week, students participated in the Maryland Geography Alliance Poster Contest. Students had to design a poster that looked as if they were looking through the window of a train or a plane at a place they would like to see.Scenes of Paris and Disney World were among some of the popular destinations.
NEWS
March 24, 1991
Six county students have been selected to compete in the semifinal round of the state finals of the National Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic World magazine, Amtrack and Kudos snacks.The state champion will compete in the national contest to take place in May in Washington, D.C.County semifinalists are: Jeffery Cole from MacArthur Middle; Timothy Fegan From Central Middle; Rebecca Adamarczyk from Chesapeake Bay Middle; Ian Dowling from Annapolis Elementary; Stacey Krammer from St. Jane Frances School; and Stephen McClurkin from Old Mill Middle-South.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 24, 1991
WASHINGTON -- A 14-year-old Idaho farm boy won the 1991 National Geography Bee yesterday, correctly naming the land form most commonly associated with orographic precipitation.Mountains. Naturally.David Stillman of Nezperce, Idaho, also identified the capital of Turkey, the flag of China and the South American homeland of the Yanomami to beat nine other boys for the first prize, a $25,000 college scholarship.The 57 fifth- through eighth-graders who competed in the opening round Wednesday included four girls.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2011
Kathryn Louise Scott, a retired educator who had taught Latin and geography at City College, died May 23 of respiratory failure at Roland Park Place, where she had lived for the past 12 years. The former Inglewood Avenue resident was 99. Kathryn Louise Gregory, the daughter of a federal government chief clerk and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in West Baltimore. The family later moved to The Alameda. She was a 1930 graduate of the old Eastern High School at North Avenue and Broadway, and earned a bachelor's degree in 1934 from Goucher College.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2011
A keen knowledge of geography and some good fortune helped Neel Lakhanpal take first place Friday at the Maryland leg of the 23rd annual National Geographic Bee. "Some questions were hard, and I had to think a lot," said the 13-year-old seventh-grade student at Severn School in Severna Park. "It takes a little bit of luck. Some of the questions that others got I would not have known the answer. " Economics had a part, too, in the final question. Neither Neel nor Adam Rusak, a seventh-grader at Lakelands Park Middle School in Gaithersburg, had missed a single question as they entered the championship round.
NEWS
August 20, 2010
Regarding the two consecutive letters in The Baltimore Sun on Aug. 19 (Readers Respond), people should check their maps before typing. Lisa March of Baltimore (City?) refers to "City Council member Kevin Kamenetz's plan... " Kamenetz is on the Baltimore County Council. Larry Gonter of Parkville (Baltimore County) relocates Havre de Grace to Cecil County. Havre de Grace is in Harford County. He put a whole county of people in the wrong bucket! With such confused constituents, it's no wonder there is confusion at the polls.
NEWS
July 29, 2010
The article in today's Sun about the geography of crime in Baltimore and Charles Village misses the mark by miles ("Fatal stabbing underscores city's dangerous geography," July 29). There is a direct connection between the murder and the failure of Baltimore's justice system to take a violent offender off the street. In particular, it is malfeasance for a judge to allow a violent offender to walk several times, the same judge too. We have a sadly distorted system that imprisons folks for low-level drug possession, substantially filling our jails, all the while routinely letting violent criminals out with time served and a slap on the wrist.
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By Julie Scharper and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2010
Penn Station, the city's bustling train, bus and taxi hub, sits almost exactly in Baltimore's geographic center. Within a two-mile radius lie many of the city's cultural treasures: four colleges and universities, two major art museums, a symphony and an opera hall and the stately main branch of the library. Youthful entrepreneurs have transformed once-derelict blocks just north of the station with nightclubs, galleries, a movie theater and even a do-it-yourself electronics workshop.
TRAVEL
December 6, 2009
Which landlocked country is surrounded by Romania and Ukraine? Answer: : Moldova
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By Betsy Diehl and Betsy Diehl,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 16, 2001
WHICH RIVER forms most of the border between Washington and Oregon? What mountainous European country is made up of 2,000 scattered islands? Where in the world is Mecca? These are a few of the questions posed to fourth- and fifth-graders at Jeffers Hill Elementary School's Geography Bee last week. This is the third year the event has been held at the school, but Principal Steve Zagami said, "This is my eighth or ninth time." The geography buff also held geography bees at his former school, Hammond Elementary.
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By From Staff Reports | April 9, 1994
Name the cold ocean current that mixes with the warmer Gulf Stream, to create fog along the coasts of New England and southeastern Canada.Fifth-grader Matthew Coyle can -- and did yesterday at Towson State University to win the Maryland Geography Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society.His answer, "Labrador Current," made him one of the youngest students to win the bee in this state, say officials at Maryland Public Television. MPT will broadcast the bee at 8 p.m. today and 5 p.m. Monday.
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