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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
After 50 years as host of "It's Academic," the longest-running quiz show on television, Mac McGarry, the longest-tenured host, says that "it's really time" to step down. "I'm 85 years old and gone way beyond Social Security," the Potomac resident said Thursday. "A lot of things are getting to me like this sinus trouble. Right now my eyes are watering, and I thought, 'My gosh, would I be able to read the cards?' Generally speaking, I'm in good health, but these minor things make you realize you might be losing a step here or there.
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SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
Stony Brook's Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium was chosen Thursday as host for the 2013 and 2014 America East men's lacrosse championships, marking the first time the conference has predetermined a site for the event. The location was determined in a vote of the conference's athletic directors at their fall meetings. All three games of the 2013 America East championship will take place on Long Island for the first time, starting with the semifinals Thursday, May 2 and concluding with the title gameĀ  Saturday, May 4, which will be nationally televised on ESPNU at 10 a.m. Semifinal game times will be announced on a future date.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse coach Janine Tucker announced today the Blue Jays' 2013 schedule, which features eight home games, two nationally televised games and the 2013 American Lacrosse Conference tournament. Hopkins will face nine teams that were ranked in the final IWLCA poll of 2012, including six NCAA tournament teams. Hopkins will play three straight home games and six of its first seven games at Homewood Field. The Jays will face Old Dominion in its season opener on February 16 in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Sun Staff Writer | July 18, 1994
Stu Kerr, the pioneering television host whose many roles became fond memories for generations of Baltimore children, died early yesterday at his Riderwood home after an eight-year battle with bone marrow cancer. He was 66.His four-decade career in broadcasting coincided with the rise of television, and no face or name was more closely associated with the medium in Baltimore. He is best remembered for his folksy, imaginative performances as Bozo the Clown, the zany Professor Kool, the conductor of "Caboose," Mr. Fortune of "Dialing for Dollars" and Commander Stukker of "54 Space Corps."
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2013
Captains Sharing & Caring, a nonprofit foundation that gives children with terminal illnesses or physical disabilities and their families a day out on several local waterways, is looking to marinas, yacht clubs and those with private docks to hosts events this summer. According to Cheryl Krajcsik, the executive director of the foundation, this is the third summer that the foundation will run events, mostly on Middle, North East and Magothy rivers and Bodkin Creek. The events typically last from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the water - with a picnic or other activities, such as swimming afterward - on Sundays from June through August.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2012
Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil , a former All-American at Johns Hopkins, is hosting the second annual Paul Rabil Foundation Holiday Magic Gala on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Sammy's Trattoria Restaurant in Baltimore. Entertainment will be provided by Maryland Live Casino, and all proceeds will go to the Paul Rabil Foundation, which specializes in benefiting children with learning disabilities. The event, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, is open to those age 21 and older; it will include a silent auction, wine and martini tasting, and top-shelf open bar. The gala is black tie optional, and the total cost of the event is $125, covering the cost of production, with all other proceeds going to the Paul Rabil Foundation.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1994
Do you wow friends with your zany wit? Dream of challenging David Letterman with a whole new line of Top 10 lists?Baltimore has a job for you.Worried that tourists and even some of Baltimore's own are no longer venturing into the downtown streets, the city is launching an aggressive campaign to promote the Inner Harbor and surrounding area.The key to the marketing will be a series of television, radio and print advertisements patterned after late-night television talk shows. The ads will feature a roving, professional host with a glib line on the latest event in downtown Baltimore.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer | November 22, 1990
The United States Gymnastics Federation has selected Baltimore from among three finalist cities to host the 1992 U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, an event that will bring equal amounts of prestige and money to the city.The trials will bring 60 of the country's top gymnasts to the Baltimore Arena June 6-14, 1992, where they will compete, under the television eye of ABC Sports, for the 14 spots on the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team that will travel to Barcelona, Spain, for the Summer Games.Baltimore outpointed Memphis, Tenn.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 22, 2004
NEW YORK - Moving swiftly to replace departed talk show host Tavis Smiley, National Public Radio said it will launch a new daily public affairs program aimed at the black community with journalist Ed Gordon as host. News and Notes With Ed Gordon will start in late January. Gordon, who, like Smiley, previously hosted an evening show on the BET cable network, will be based in New York, where he is also a contributing correspondent for CBS News' 60 Minutes. Gordon will have a yet-to-be-named co-host on the West Coast.
FEATURES
By Martin Miller and Martin Miller,Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2007
Sometimes when the universe closes a door, it opens up what's behind showcase No. 2! Having recently flown from her perch on The View, Rosie O'Donnell confirmed on her personal blog that she is probably meeting with producers this week about the possibility of succeeding Bob Barker as host of CBS' franchise daytime game show The Price Is Right. Officials at CBS were unavailable for comment, but the network has struggled for months in trying to find a suitable replacement for the iconic Barker, who was the face of the hit morning show for 35 years.
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