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April 14, 1997
North Carroll High School will have a Horatio Alger Assembly at 9: 05 a.m. tomorrow.The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is a nonprofit educational organization that strives to educate youth about economic and personal opportunities in the United States.The association offers scholarships to students and schools for their achievements and programs. North Carroll High was a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.Tomorrow's activities start with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. The school band and concert choir will perform during the assembly.
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February 10, 2014
Willard Hackerman held no public office, but he was as much a city father to Baltimore as any mayor or City Council member, delegate or senator. Few, if any, have had a larger impact on this community than the 95-year-old man who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital Monday morning, and few have demonstrated greater devotion to it. Mr. Hackerman, the builder of the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the National Aquarium and the Baltimore Convention Center, has...
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
Jacob Blum, a son of Russian immigrants who was inspired to become a lawyer by heroic tales of poor boys who became successes, died Tuesday of an embolism at his Pikesville home. He was 86.His parents moved to Baltimore from Russia in 1906. The family had a confectionery store at Calhoun and Mosher streets that his mother operated while his father worked as a cap maker.Mr. Blum, who was the first member of his family to be born in this country, grew up on Eden Street on the east side. He described in a recent interview for the Jewish Historical Society his family's early struggle in Baltimore.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
Former Gov. Ehrlich's column illustrates clearly what is wrong with today's GOP ("No, Mr. President, nobody else 'made that happen,'" July 23). Mr. Ehrlich rightly acknowledges that "no person achieves success in a given field or endeavor without some help from the greater society. " But then he promotes the old Horatio Alger myth, contradicting his earlier acknowledgment. Ideology trumps facts. When the Theodore McKeldin and Mac Matthias Republicans return, I'll be glad to vote for them.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
Former Gov. Ehrlich's column illustrates clearly what is wrong with today's GOP ("No, Mr. President, nobody else 'made that happen,'" July 23). Mr. Ehrlich rightly acknowledges that "no person achieves success in a given field or endeavor without some help from the greater society. " But then he promotes the old Horatio Alger myth, contradicting his earlier acknowledgment. Ideology trumps facts. When the Theodore McKeldin and Mac Matthias Republicans return, I'll be glad to vote for them.
NEWS
October 18, 1996
A man armed with a pistol robbed the High's convenience store in Hampstead on Wednesday, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.An immediate search of the area near the South Main Street convenience store by Hampstead officers and state troopers was unsuccessful.Police said the man entered the store at 10: 40 p.m., flashed the gun and demanded money.Witnesses gave police a sketchy description of the robber, described as a white man about 30 years old.Anyone with information is asked to call Hampstead police at (410)
FEATURES
By New York Times | January 16, 1992
Justice Clarence Thomas, Henry A. Kissinger, Maya Angelou and developer James W. Rouse are among the 10 winners of the 1992 Horatio Alger Awards."This year's winners have overcome tremendous adversity, providing living proof that our free-enterprise system still offers opportunity to all," said James R. Moffett, a former award winner who will chair the awards dinner in Washington on May 1.The non-profit Horatio Alger Association was established to motivate...
NEWS
By TRB | February 20, 1992
Washington. -- How can I ever repay you for your kindness, Mr. Reed?' said Luke, overjoyed.'I have taken a fancy to you, Luke,' said his companion. 'I hope to do more for you soon.' ''-- ''Struggling Upward; or Luke Larkin's Luck,'' by Horatio Alger Jr. (1886).''First, I want to thank you, not just for saving me from the draft, but for being so kind and decent to me last summer. . . . Please say hello to Col. Jones for me.''-- letter to Col. Eugene Holmes of the Arkansas ROTC, by Bill Clinton (1969)
NEWS
By Joseph Coates and Joseph Coates,Chicago Tribune | June 13, 1993
POOR WHITE.Sherwood Anderson.New Directions Paperbook.363 pages. $12.95. Sherwood Anderson may ultimately be remembered as a kind of sentimental mascot, a reminder to writers of the toughness of the territory they've staked out. He deserves better.Born in 1876, he was out of step with his times, which gave him a theme, but even his successful exploitation of it, when he got published in his 40s, expressed "sentiments that were going out of fashion with the very writers he would influence the most, such as Hemingway," notes novelist Wright Morris.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | December 11, 1991
Yesterday, Adele Mowers was singled out from the crowd at Francis Scott Key High School, where community service has become as much a part of education as algebra and English.The 17-year-old senior was awarded the Horatio Alger Youth Award by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., during a daylong program on community service.She was the only Maryland student selected for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship."Wow. I really was surprised," said Mowers, the daughter of Fred and Kathy Shaw of Linwood.
NEWS
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | July 22, 2012
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. ... Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. " - President Barack Obama Remember when Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren charged that "there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own - nobody"? That gratuitous shot at American individualism generated a storm of criticism that continues to this day. But a recent series of speeches by President Obama has trumped Ms. Warren.
NEWS
By Gregory Kane | May 4, 2003
SITTING IN the center court of Security Square Mall, the 10 or so tots from the Dunbar Daycare Center looked at the leotard-clad 14-year-old girl standing in front of them. The girl, Lunga Buthelezi, faced the little tykes and then bent over from the waist so that the back of her head was toward them. Then Lunga twisted her torso until she faced the children again, gazing at them upside down. Next she lay flat, face down, and pushed her torso up until it was about at a 90-degree angle with the ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham and Michael Pakenham,SUN BOOK EDITOR | February 17, 2002
I don't trust white people, myself included, to make sensitive judgments about the consciousness of being black. Nor do I trust myself to judge books by people I've known and been fond of - or, at least, I don't expect others to trust my judgment in such cases. Thus, there are two reasons I should not write here about The Fall of Rome, a novel by Martha Southgate (Scribner, 223 pages, $23). But having read Southgate's book, I am so impressed that I shall fly in the face of those cautions.
SPORTS
By JOHN STEADMAN | October 12, 1997
Almost everything Peter Angelos has achieved was decided in a court of law or by making a perceptive business deal and not being afraid to risk his own money. The same with the Orioles, who could be on the verge of running a pennant up the flag pole. He went about hiring the best available men to work for him Pat Gillick, Kevin Malone, Davey Johnson, Syd Thrift, Don Buford, et al.The same with players and a payroll of $58 million. Angelos hasn't become a spectacular success in his profession, plus a myriad of other endeavors, without demonstrating extraordinary motivation.
NEWS
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,sun staff | May 4, 1997
"Bloomberg By Bloomberg," by Michael Bloomberg. John Wiley & Sons. 249 pages. $24.95.If you haven't heard of financial news magnate Michael Bloomberg, don't blame him. His name has appeared on billboards, television and radio stations, computer terminals and Johns Hopkins research building. Now, none too subtly, there is "Bloomberg By Bloomberg."This book, a vanity autobiography in the vein of Iacocca and Trump, is written "with invaluable help from Matthew Winkler," who profiled Bloomberg for the Wall Street Journal in 1988 and then became the editor-in-chief of his news divisions.
NEWS
April 14, 1997
North Carroll High School will have a Horatio Alger Assembly at 9: 05 a.m. tomorrow.The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is a nonprofit educational organization that strives to educate youth about economic and personal opportunities in the United States.The association offers scholarships to students and schools for their achievements and programs. North Carroll High was a recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.Tomorrow's activities start with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. The school band and concert choir will perform during the assembly.
NEWS
By Gregory Kane | May 4, 2003
SITTING IN the center court of Security Square Mall, the 10 or so tots from the Dunbar Daycare Center looked at the leotard-clad 14-year-old girl standing in front of them. The girl, Lunga Buthelezi, faced the little tykes and then bent over from the waist so that the back of her head was toward them. Then Lunga twisted her torso until she faced the children again, gazing at them upside down. Next she lay flat, face down, and pushed her torso up until it was about at a 90-degree angle with the ground.
NEWS
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,sun staff | May 4, 1997
"Bloomberg By Bloomberg," by Michael Bloomberg. John Wiley & Sons. 249 pages. $24.95.If you haven't heard of financial news magnate Michael Bloomberg, don't blame him. His name has appeared on billboards, television and radio stations, computer terminals and Johns Hopkins research building. Now, none too subtly, there is "Bloomberg By Bloomberg."This book, a vanity autobiography in the vein of Iacocca and Trump, is written "with invaluable help from Matthew Winkler," who profiled Bloomberg for the Wall Street Journal in 1988 and then became the editor-in-chief of his news divisions.
NEWS
October 18, 1996
A man armed with a pistol robbed the High's convenience store in Hampstead on Wednesday, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.An immediate search of the area near the South Main Street convenience store by Hampstead officers and state troopers was unsuccessful.Police said the man entered the store at 10: 40 p.m., flashed the gun and demanded money.Witnesses gave police a sketchy description of the robber, described as a white man about 30 years old.Anyone with information is asked to call Hampstead police at (410)
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
Jacob Blum, a son of Russian immigrants who was inspired to become a lawyer by heroic tales of poor boys who became successes, died Tuesday of an embolism at his Pikesville home. He was 86.His parents moved to Baltimore from Russia in 1906. The family had a confectionery store at Calhoun and Mosher streets that his mother operated while his father worked as a cap maker.Mr. Blum, who was the first member of his family to be born in this country, grew up on Eden Street on the east side. He described in a recent interview for the Jewish Historical Society his family's early struggle in Baltimore.
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