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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2005
Dak Ralter was dead in every way that a rebel pilot could be dead. He got blasted early in the Battle of Hoth, his body sizzling and smoking in the cockpit behind a wide-eyed Luke Skywalker. Then, in case there was any doubt about the matter, an Imperial AT-AT stomped his snowspeeder with a hoof the size of a satellite dish. The desecration didn't end there. Sometime after the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, hit theaters in 1980, he was robbed of his name - it was changed to Dack, possibly due to a copyright conflict with the Dak ham brand.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 15, 2011
John Stewart Morton Jr., a retired real estate and insurance executive, died Aug. 3 of kidney failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former Owings Mills resident was 92. The son of a real estate broker and a homemaker, Mr. Morton was born in Baltimore and raised on Greenway in Guilford. He was descended from William Gambrill, who landed in Southern Maryland in 1660 and for whom the town of Gambrills in Anne Arundel County is named, and John Morton, who fought as a captain with the 4th Virginia Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Morton was a 1938 graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and in 1940, enlisted with Battery D, 110th Field Artillery of the 29th Division.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1998
John Morton III has turned around failing thrifts, controlled billions of dollars in assets and weighed in on some of the banking industry's biggest mergers.Now he's directing his trademark aggressiveness and energy toward a new challenge: helping to bring the Summer Olympic Games to the region in 2012."I have a passion for seeing us win this," he said. "Once it's established in my mind, everything becomes focused on getting there. The benchmark to every decision has to be: Will this further our effort toward winning the bid?"
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By Paul Adams and Lorraine Mirabella and Paul Adams and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN REPORTERS | December 21, 2007
Real estate billionaire Sam Zell took control of The Sun's corporate parent yesterday, pledging to be an "agent of change" at a company grappling with declining revenue and competition from newer media. After the $8.2 billion sale of Tribune Co. to Zell and an employee stock ownership plan was completed, he appointed a new board of directors and installed himself as chief executive, which had not been expected.
SPORTS
November 23, 1991
Baseball Chicago Cubs -- Named Jim Lefebvre manager.BasketballBoston Celtics -- Announced that free-agent G Vinnie Johnson has rejected an offer to sign with the team.Golden State Warriors -- Signed G Tim Hardaway (23.5 ppg, 9.4 apg, 2.1 spg) to a 3-year contract extension through 1995-96.Miami Heat -- Announced that G Jon Sundvold underwent successful surgery for a herniated cervical disk and was placed on the injured list. He could be sidelined for several months. Signed G John Morton (3.5 ppg with the Cleveland Cavaliers)
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By Jon Morgan | January 25, 1992
Football fans lined up today at Memorial Stadium may or may not get a good seat for next August's preseason Miami Dolphins-New Orleans Saints game. But they will be front row and center for another bruising matchup: Baltimore's leading media outlets, each trying to top the other.No fewer than nine radio stations and five television stations are expected to make appearances this morning at the stadium, many of them broadcasting live. One station will give away 1,000 slices of pizza and more than 100 cases of Pepsi.
BUSINESS
By Paul Adams and Lorraine Mirabella and Paul Adams and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN REPORTERS | December 21, 2007
Real estate billionaire Sam Zell took control of The Sun's corporate parent yesterday, pledging to be an "agent of change" at a company grappling with declining revenue and competition from newer media. After the $8.2 billion sale of Tribune Co. to Zell and an employee stock ownership plan was completed, he appointed a new board of directors and installed himself as chief executive, which had not been expected.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 15, 2011
John Stewart Morton Jr., a retired real estate and insurance executive, died Aug. 3 of kidney failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former Owings Mills resident was 92. The son of a real estate broker and a homemaker, Mr. Morton was born in Baltimore and raised on Greenway in Guilford. He was descended from William Gambrill, who landed in Southern Maryland in 1660 and for whom the town of Gambrills in Anne Arundel County is named, and John Morton, who fought as a captain with the 4th Virginia Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Morton was a 1938 graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and in 1940, enlisted with Battery D, 110th Field Artillery of the 29th Division.
SPORTS
October 11, 1992
BasketballMiami Heat -- Signed G John Morton.FootballIndianapolis Colts -- Waived RB Ed Toner. Activated LB Tony Walker from the practice squad.New Orleans Saints -- Placed WR Louis Lipps on IR. Activated WR Marcus Dowdell from the practice squad.Pittsburgh Steelers -- Activated TE Eric Green from the IR. Green was placed on the list Sept. 9 with a shoulder injury. Waived TE Jesse Anderson, who had been claimed from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Green was placed on IR.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 26, 2000
More than 150 Baltimore-area business leaders have agreed to participate in a review of the city fire, housing, health, public works and recreation departments to help government officials run their agencies more efficiently. Mayor Martin O'Malley, drawing on a strategy used in Philadelphia, requested the review after his election in large part because of concern about a potential $153 million deficit the city faces. The Greater Baltimore Committee and the President's Roundtable made the appeal for volunteer business leaders to participate in the study.
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2005
Dak Ralter was dead in every way that a rebel pilot could be dead. He got blasted early in the Battle of Hoth, his body sizzling and smoking in the cockpit behind a wide-eyed Luke Skywalker. Then, in case there was any doubt about the matter, an Imperial AT-AT stomped his snowspeeder with a hoof the size of a satellite dish. The desecration didn't end there. Sometime after the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, hit theaters in 1980, he was robbed of his name - it was changed to Dack, possibly due to a copyright conflict with the Dak ham brand.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1998
John Morton III has turned around failing thrifts, controlled billions of dollars in assets and weighed in on some of the banking industry's biggest mergers.Now he's directing his trademark aggressiveness and energy toward a new challenge: helping to bring the Summer Olympic Games to the region in 2012."I have a passion for seeing us win this," he said. "Once it's established in my mind, everything becomes focused on getting there. The benchmark to every decision has to be: Will this further our effort toward winning the bid?"
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan | January 25, 1992
Football fans lined up today at Memorial Stadium may or may not get a good seat for next August's preseason Miami Dolphins-New Orleans Saints game. But they will be front row and center for another bruising matchup: Baltimore's leading media outlets, each trying to top the other.No fewer than nine radio stations and five television stations are expected to make appearances this morning at the stadium, many of them broadcasting live. One station will give away 1,000 slices of pizza and more than 100 cases of Pepsi.
SPORTS
November 23, 1991
Baseball Chicago Cubs -- Named Jim Lefebvre manager.BasketballBoston Celtics -- Announced that free-agent G Vinnie Johnson has rejected an offer to sign with the team.Golden State Warriors -- Signed G Tim Hardaway (23.5 ppg, 9.4 apg, 2.1 spg) to a 3-year contract extension through 1995-96.Miami Heat -- Announced that G Jon Sundvold underwent successful surgery for a herniated cervical disk and was placed on the injured list. He could be sidelined for several months. Signed G John Morton (3.5 ppg with the Cleveland Cavaliers)
SPORTS
August 20, 1995
BaseballFlorida Marlins -- Placed IF Jerry Browne and P Terry Mathews on 15-day DL. Activated P Chris Hammond from DL. Recalled IF Russ Mormon from Triple-A Charlotte.Philadelphia Phillies -- Signed P Steve Frey to a minor-league contract.San Francisco Giants -- Activated 3B Matt Williams from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Rikkert Faneyte to Triple-A Phoenix.FootballJacksonville Jaguars -- Released QB Andre Ware, OL Ron Collins, OL Ricky Shaw, C Mark Tucker, WR Charles Davenport, WR John Morton, TE Carlos Etheridge, RB Markus Thomas, DE Kendall Brown, DE Gonzalo Floyd, DT Chris Williams, LB Hillary Butler, LB Jason Carthen, DB Rogerick Green, CB Tommy Johnson and CB Michael Davis.
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