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December 5, 1999
1984: Great American Smokeout1985: Liner Achille Lauro is hijacked1985: Titanic wreck is found1987: AZT is approvedPub Date: 12/08/99
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November 17, 2006
School board approves field house In a unanimous vote, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education on Wednesday approved a field house to be constructed at Old Mill High School in Millersville. The 3,900-square-foot facility at the high school stadium will be built by the Old Mill High School boosters. The group had asked the board to keep a larger share of the school's gate receipts for five years to help fund the project. The board agreed to allow it. The field house - which will include home and visitor team rooms, a concession area and rest rooms - is expected to cost $300,000.
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FEATURES
November 12, 1990
We want to know how you did it.Tell us how you gave up cigarettes and we'll include your advice Thursday on the American Cancer Society's 14th annual Great American Smokeout.To participate, call SUNDIAL from a touchtone phone between now and midnight. Dial 783-1800 (or 268-7736 from Anne Arundel County) and enter code 4400. We do not charge for the call, which is a local number.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
The 24th annual "Great American Smokeout" takes place across the United States today with several anti-tobacco events in the Baltimore area sponsored by the American Cancer Society. For 24 hours, organizers hope to help millions of smokers kick the habit and to persuade young people not to start. Last year, according to cancer society reports, more than 10 million Americans abstained during the event and about 1.1 million took the opportunity to quit. At 5:30 p.m. today, an anti-smoking celebration will be held at Pimlico Middle School at Northern Parkway and Park Heights Avenue.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
The 24th annual "Great American Smokeout" takes place across the United States today with several anti-tobacco events in the Baltimore area sponsored by the American Cancer Society. For 24 hours, organizers hope to help millions of smokers kick the habit and to persuade young people not to start. Last year, according to cancer society reports, more than 10 million Americans abstained during the event and about 1.1 million took the opportunity to quit. At 5:30 p.m. today, an anti-smoking celebration will be held at Pimlico Middle School at Northern Parkway and Park Heights Avenue.
NEWS
November 17, 2006
School board approves field house In a unanimous vote, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education on Wednesday approved a field house to be constructed at Old Mill High School in Millersville. The 3,900-square-foot facility at the high school stadium will be built by the Old Mill High School boosters. The group had asked the board to keep a larger share of the school's gate receipts for five years to help fund the project. The board agreed to allow it. The field house - which will include home and visitor team rooms, a concession area and rest rooms - is expected to cost $300,000.
NEWS
November 15, 1990
The American Cancer Society's 14th annual Great American Smokeout is going on today.The local effort is being coordinated by the Maryland Division of the society.For the smokeout, smokers are encouraged to set aside their tobacco for 24 hours. The goal is to provide a supportive atmosphere for smokers attempting to give up cigarettes. The cancer society hopes that this year at least one in five of the nation's 50 million smokers will make an attempt to quit.Last year, 17.9 million smokers were involved in the smokeout nationwide.
NEWS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | November 17, 1992
Listen up, huffers and puffers.You know who you are. You're the ones standing outside in 20-degree weather to have a cigarette because your office has banned smoking.You're the ones who have tried everything to quit, and nothing works.On Thursday, you'll get another chance to kick the habit.The American Cancer Society is sponsoring its 16th annual Great American Smoke-out with a variety of activities to help smokers make it through the day without taking a puff.North Arundel Hospital is offering respiratory and blood pressure screenings, and the Cancer Society is setting up an information booth in the hospital lobby.
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By Kim Traverso | November 21, 1991
Millions of smokers across the country will leave the pack behind and participate in today's 15th annual Great American Smokeout. On the third Thursday of November each year, the American Cancer Society encourages cigarette smokers, as well as smokeless tobacco users, to give up the habit for 24 hours."
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By Lesly Borge and Lesly Borge,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | November 19, 1998
On last year's Great American Smokeout, 11 million smokers -- 24 percent of them -- tried to kick the habit. Five days later, 2 million smokers reported that they were smoking less or not at all.Today, smokers can try it again. It's the 22nd annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.Out of 47 million smokers, 32 million want to quit, according to a 1996 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, released last ** year.Despite the various lawsuits against tobacco companies and the subsequent negative publicity, smoking among college students is up 28 percent, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported yesterday.
NEWS
December 5, 1999
1984: Great American Smokeout1985: Liner Achille Lauro is hijacked1985: Titanic wreck is found1987: AZT is approvedPub Date: 12/08/99
NEWS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | November 17, 1992
Listen up, huffers and puffers.You know who you are. You're the ones standing outside in 20-degree weather to have a cigarette because your office has banned smoking.You're the ones who have tried everything to quit, and nothing works.On Thursday, you'll get another chance to kick the habit.The American Cancer Society is sponsoring its 16th annual Great American Smoke-out with a variety of activities to help smokers make it through the day without taking a puff.North Arundel Hospital is offering respiratory and blood pressure screenings, and the Cancer Society is setting up an information booth in the hospital lobby.
NEWS
November 15, 1990
The American Cancer Society's 14th annual Great American Smokeout is going on today.The local effort is being coordinated by the Maryland Division of the society.For the smokeout, smokers are encouraged to set aside their tobacco for 24 hours. The goal is to provide a supportive atmosphere for smokers attempting to give up cigarettes. The cancer society hopes that this year at least one in five of the nation's 50 million smokers will make an attempt to quit.Last year, 17.9 million smokers were involved in the smokeout nationwide.
FEATURES
November 12, 1990
We want to know how you did it.Tell us how you gave up cigarettes and we'll include your advice Thursday on the American Cancer Society's 14th annual Great American Smokeout.To participate, call SUNDIAL from a touchtone phone between now and midnight. Dial 783-1800 (or 268-7736 from Anne Arundel County) and enter code 4400. We do not charge for the call, which is a local number.
NEWS
July 17, 2005
John Procope, 82, a former president and publisher of the New York Amsterdam News, a Harlem-based newspaper, died Friday of complications of pneumonia, according to a statement released by the insurance brokerage firm E.G. Bowman, which was founded by Mr. Procope's wife. He had served as chairman of E.G. Bowman's board since 1982. He earned his bachelor's degree in business from Morgan State University, attended business school at New York University and began his career in advertising.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | November 15, 2007
Come January, lighting up in a restaurant or bar in Baltimore will be banned. In February, the ban goes statewide. With the limits, Maryland will join more than 2,200 communities and 17 states now smoke-free - covering more than half the country's population. And many local restaurants have already gone smoke-free. Airplanes are out. And other facilities, such as Howard County General Hospital, are getting in on the ban early. So why not get a jump on things by quitting now? Today is the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout.
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