February 18, 2001
It was all there -- palm trees, swags of rope netting, and a sign announcing "Camp Kucha." Hey, was that the signature wail of a conch shell, declaring the start of the "Survivor" TV show? Nah. More the thump of disco music. This was no remote island or outback either. Rather, it was the Hippo nightclub, where no one was being voted off. In fact, folks just kept arriving at HERO's second annual spring party -- this year called Survivor Party 2001. Included in the hardy bunch of 350: Tina Lazar, event chair; Keith Pollanen, event co-chair; Anne B. Mulligan, Gary Wolnitzek, Heather Kitsko, Jenine Baker and Kristi Pettibone, event committee members; Joseph Anastasio, HERO board president; Carlton R. Smith, Lenora Davis, Wayman Merrick, Michael Miller, Rev. David Smith, and Jim Sterling, HERO board members; Dr. Leonardo Ortega, HERO executive director; Craig Wiley, Center for Poverty Solutions annual campaigns director; Gail Godwin, the Ark Northern Chesapeake Region program director; Chuck Bowers, Hippo owner; Denise Klicos, DK Salon owner; Peter Bartells, Rita St. Clair Associates interior designer; Hilary Christian, Service Coordination service coordinator; Hugh Jones, Morgan State University student; Reginald Hope, Hope Catering Co. owner; Jackie Merrick, Aramark accountant; Dr. Allan R. Rutzen, University Laser Vision Center co-director; Jon Kaplan, Image Marketing Group president; Rut Paal, Rutland Beard Florist owner; Robert Mittleman, Salon at Stevenson cosmetologist;...
May 14, 2013
What a wonderful, warm story you published about Michael Rose nband ("Former Wall Street success finds new path reviving Carver baseball," May 11) He is a hero to all, giving up a successful job at age 40 to give back to these desiring young people. Now we should hope that our sports figures and big business owners will give back to Mr. Rosenband and his cause! We need more people like him to give our young citizens a chance in this world. Renee Di Giorgio, Ellicott City Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
December 27, 2009
A s fireworks erupted, we stood with tears of pride as Baltimore's blue-eyed home-run hitter took his last lap around the bases. Cal Ripken Jr. retired from baseball in the autumn of 2001, after 21 seasons and 3,001 games. With his charming combination of athletic ability and old-school work ethic, he seemed like one of the last genuine role models. A year later, we lost another great one when we buried Baltimore Colts legend John Unitas. The Hall of Fame quarterback with the golden arm died of a heart attack at 69. Baltimore might have been without a solid sports hero for a couple of years, but at the 2004 Olympics, a teen-age swimming phenom with crazy long arms and big ears splashed onto the scene.
October 9, 2011
Steve Job's death had the same impact on the younger generation of today that the death of John F. Kennedy had on a previous generation While it is difficult to quantify the impact of one person on an entire generation, it is safe to say that the passing of Steve Jobs had the same impact on the younger generation of today that the death of John F. Kennedy had on a previous generation. For those who witnessed both events, we will always remember where we were and what we were doing when both of these heroes passed on. Paul Jankovic, Bethany Beach, Del.
August 27, 2011
I was saddened to learn of the death of John Burleigh ("Civil rights activist helped organize demonstration at Gwynn Oak Park, was active in CORE," July 20). He was an unsung hero of the civil rights struggle. The purpose of this letter is to fill in some of the gaps in his obituary. I first met John in the early 1960s when he organized a demonstration that took place in front of the Social Security headquarters to protest the agency's racially discriminatory hiring and promotion practices.
February 28, 2013
I was pleased to read your recent article regarding the lawsuit against Ticketmaster ("City politicians rush to save Ticketmaster's user fees," Feb. 24). I now know who to thank: Kudos to Andre Bourgeois for bringing the suit and winning the case. I attend many productions in Baltimore, be they at the Meyerhoff, the Lyric or elsewhere around town. But I will never go to any event unless I can buy a ticket at the box office. Every company is entitled to make a profit for its services, but the exorbitant fees tacked onto tickets by Ticketmaster, which I refuse to pay, are pure gouging.