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By Kathy Hudson | July 7, 2011
Wednesday  when I was housecleaning, the phone rang. It was a woman from Meadowbrook   thinking my name was something different, but she had the right membership number. She’d called to say I’d paid my membership fee for next winter, but not for this summer.   I didn’t believe her. I always take advantage of the “early bird” special. I’ve done it for years, even decades. I pay the twice-yearly membership fee for swimming at Meadowbrook months in advance to save a little.
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Staff reports, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police are seeking information about a man who a witness said exposed himself inside the Goodwill Super Store in Glen Burnie. Police were called to the store, in the 7300 block of Ritchie Highway, Monday regarding an incident that had occurred Saturday at about 6:20 p.m. The store's assistant manager told police about the incident, and officers contacted one of the victims, a 40-year-old female, who said she had been shopping with her daughter when a man exposed himself to both of them inside the store.
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September 27, 2004
On Friday, September 24, 2004 ROLAND W. GOODWILL; devoted father of Roland W. Goodwill, Jr., Debbie Sullivan and Diane Webb; grandfather of Angel Harrison and Kayla Sullivan; brother of Marie Kachinski, Joyce Rayner, Rosina, Dennis and Wayne Goodwill and the late Gary Goodwill. Services and Interment private. Arrangements by Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2013
People lined up outside the Baltimore Convention Center on Wednesday well before the 58th annual Goodwill Thanksgiving Dinner began at noon. Within the first hour, dozens departed with bellies full and leftovers in tow, filing past hundreds more eager to be fed. "This food is lovely, and I don't eat just anybody's cooking," announced Donald Graham of Baltimore, one of about 3,000 people who received tickets from nearby community and outreach centers...
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April 12, 2010
By George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers A good man died recently. To his former teammates with the Orioles, Mike Cuellar was a carefree, superstitious soul who needed to wear the same cap on days that he pitched. Perhaps that's where he found the magic in that nasty screwball. To Cuban-Americans, he was part of the country's rich baseball legacy from his days as a pitcher with the Havana Sugar Kings. To fans from Baltimore to Central Florida, he was a humble guy who always had time for a handshake and a smile.
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December 18, 1990
The Baltimore Goodwill Industries' Hereford Collection Point has closed for the winter. The site is to reopen March 2.For information on the closest year-round donation center, call 247-3500.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1998
Baltimore Goodwill Industries hopes to move its headquarters from Arbutus to central Baltimore and employ up to 20 people at a new "super store" at the same site or nearby, the agency said yesterday.Without a car, many poor people find it hard to get to Goodwill's nerve center on Southwestern Boulevard in Baltimore County, a familiar story for those living in the city who have difficulty getting to opportunities in the counties.Goodwill moved from East Baltimore to Arbutus in 1969. Its complex contains the central offices, a store, training facilities for jobless people and space where workers make goods under contract to private industry or sort used clothes and housewares for sale in the stores.
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By Nora Koch and Nora Koch,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2000
For most, a layoff from a job is not a lucky break. But for Brenda Johnson, 34, a former city school teacher and college lecturer who became dependent on unemployment checks in October, losing her administrative assistant post has proven fortuitous. "Not too many people who are not completely happy in their career have the time and leisure to sit down and really think, `What do I want to do now?' without the pressure of having to go to work," said Johnson, who taught middle school for a year and became an adjunct lecturer in English at Coppin State College.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,Sun reporter | June 4, 2007
The idea, born as leaders at Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake brainstormed ways to expand training programs, was simplicity itself: Let's go where we're really needed. Translating inspiration into action has proved trickier than anyone expected. It's not that Goodwill couldn't figure out where to go. It quickly settled on ZIP code 21223, a high-crime, low-employment swath of Southwest Baltimore that's largely south of U.S. 40. It's not that Goodwill couldn't decide what to do. The nonprofit resolved to bring a fairly modest number of jobs that would serve as a training ground for local youths, who could then move on to other employment.
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By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2002
U.S. companies are taking tens of billions of dollars in write-offs this week because of a new accounting rule that experts say might help clear away the lingering largesse of the last bull market. The new rule, known as FASB 142, requires companies to write off their impaired "goodwill" all at once, instead of amortizing it in annual amounts over 10, 20 or even 40 years. Some of America's best-known companies have announced huge write-offs: $2.97 billion by Aetna Inc., $1.48 billion by Viacom Inc., $856 million by AT&T Corp.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 5, 2013
Howard County police are searching for three suspects accused in the armed robbery of a Columbia Goodwill store this week in which two employees were left bound in a back room, according to a news release. Police were called to the store in the 9000 block of Snowden River Parkway at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 for a report of a robbery. The two employees told police three armed men, two with handguns and one with a small knife, ordered the employees to open the store safe.  Police said the men took cash from the safe and ordered the victims into a back room, where their hands were bound.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
It's a sunny weekday afternoon when Captain Dee-Fense strolls into Beefalo Bob's, the pit beef joint in Curtis Bay, turning heads the way he often does. He's a big man, for one thing: 6 feet 4 and 235 pounds, with a build that suggests he's tossed around a few weights in his day. He's also decked out in full Ravens game-day regalia: Navy captain's hat, aviator shades, military tags dangling from his neck, purple and white spikes and chains wrapped around his shoulders, purple and white camouflage pants, signature "Dirty Towel" tied around his waist, wrists wrapped in sweatbands and torn koozies, black combat boots with purple laces.
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August 31, 2012
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley on Friday hosted a grand re-opening of its Westminster retail store and donation center off Route 140 at Englar Road. The store has more than 14,000 square feet of retail space, and also has a new drive-through donation center. "The newly remodeled store will allow Goodwill to more efficiently accept donations and better present merchandise in our retail store," said Dan Kurtenbach, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley.
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By Bob Allen | August 14, 2012
With its rolling lawns and stately trees, the grounds of Babcock Presbyterian Church, just off busy Loch Raven Boulevard, is like an urban oasis. On a sweltering early August morning, a cool breeze sweeps across a grassy knoll behind the church building. The open space along Loch Ness Road is contoured with a dozen small, rectangular garden plots where squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and cantaloupes ripen on the vine and an occasional rabbit darts across the lawn and into the trees. The little plots, most about the size of a large dining room table, are part of the community garden project that Babcock Church started last year.
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Lorraine Mirabella | July 20, 2012
Goodwill will open a new store next Friday in Glen Burnie, the sixth location in Anne Arundel County. The store at 7311 Ritchie Highway will open at 9 a.m. July 27 and employ 13 workers. During the grand opening weekend, customers can enter to win a flat screen television or Kindle Fire. Donations to Goodwill and proceeds from store sales help pay for job training and placement programs for people with disabilities. Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Inc. employs more than 600 people and runs 27 stores and nine career development sites.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
Baltimore County police say they have charged a former Goodwill employee with robbing three of the discount stores in November. Richard C. Pettaway, 29, of the 2000-block of Ramblewood Road in North Baltimore, was charged with five counts of armed robbery and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime. Police say Pettaway was involved in robberies on Nov. 11 and Nov. 16 at the Goodwill store at 1753 E. Joppa Road and on Nov. 18 at the store at 200 W. Padonia Road, where police said he had worked.
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By JEAN MARBELLA and JEAN MARBELLA,jean.marbella@baltsun.com | February 8, 2009
Psssst, have you heard about the Gucci Goodwill store? I might be overstating it a bit - I didn't actually see anything from that particular Italian label when I dropped in last week at Goodwill's new "boutique," a fancier version of the familiar thrift stores that the nonprofit has been opening across the country. But in the couple of weeks that it's been open, everything from Dior to Coach to Oscar de la Renta has passed through the doors, so maybe a Gucci or two may turn up in the future.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Staff Writer | February 11, 1993
After a hard day at the office, the last thing Harvey E. Kettering II wants to look at is clothes.Who can blame him? After all, he spends most of his waking hours surrounded by some 200,000 garments. That's life for the president and chief executive officer of Baltimore Goodwill Industries Inc. He says there's nothing he enjoys more than watching the profits from donated clothing help train the disabled.Mr. Kettering stands by his merchandise, too. The 62-year-old has been known to jog around his Phoenix home in a warm-up suit he bought at Goodwill for $4.99.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
Baltimore County police are investigating a rash of robberies at Goodwill stores in the northeastern area of the county. The Cockeysville and Towson stores have each been robbed twice since Nov. 11. The latest incident occurred Friday evening at the Cockeysville Goodwill, which was also robbed Nov. 11. A masked man, armed with a handgun, entered the store in the 200 block of W. Padonia Road at about 8 p.m. Friday. At gunpoint, he forced several customers and employees into the office.
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By Shirley Dempsey-Kahn | September 11, 2011
I am at southside mall just before the big day in December of 2001, my rust-spotted RAV-4 parked in front of Goodwill, when my favorite holiday music starts up over the loudspeaker. "Greensleeves" always brings to mind the first time I heard it. Bagpipes and drums had awakened me in my hotel on my very first trip to London. When I looked out the window, below me marched a small parade of men wearing kilts, and I later learned the tune they played was a somber "Greensleeves. " Today it reminds me that, besides new Christmas tree lights, I could use luggage for my upcoming sixth trip to London, this time with the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
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