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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 28, 1996
LONDON -- Some people have overdue books. Colin St John Wilson has an overdue library building.In 1962, the architect, then 40 years old, was approached to design a new home for the British Library. He was told it would "take a long time" to create a magnificent shelter for one of the world's most valuable collections of books.Wilson is now 74. The library is still not finished."For me, it has obviously become an obsession," he says.Some would be defeated by this obsession, driven into the shadows by the construction delays, the cost overruns, the years of working on a project that was started before the Beatles became famous and which may end near the turn of the century as the bound book faces extinction by CD-ROM.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2011
John Mackenzie Wilson, who mapped the Eastern Shore for the Maryland Geological Survey, died of a lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, July 3 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Fells Point resident was 57. Born in Salisbury, England, he was the son of an English scientist who took an exchange job at Edgewood Arsenal. The family sailed to the U.S. on the Queen Elizabeth and settled in Towson. Mr. Wilson was a 1972 Towson High School graduate and earned a bachelor of science degree in geology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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March 7, 2006
On March 4, 2006, JOHN WILSON, SR. of Bel Air, MD. Beloved husband of Alice A. Wilson (nee Del Gavio). Devoted father of John Wilson, Jr. and his wife Linda A. Wilson and Kitty Wilson. Also survived by five grandchildren John Wilson III, Todd A. Wilson, Kristen M. Wilson, Leo A. Mierzwicki II and Andrea M. Strobel and two great grandchildren Corrine M. Strobel and Avery L. Strobel. A Memorial service will be held in the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., in Bel Air, MD on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 10 A.M. Friends may call at the funeral home in Bel Air prior to the service from 9 to 10 A.M. Those who desire may contribute to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 520 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, MD 21014.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 22, 2010
John Wilson "Reds" Abbott Sr., a retired Baltimore firefighter who enjoyed horseback riding, died Saturday of cancer at his Mount Airy home. He was 79. Mr. Abbott, the son of a painter and a homemaker, was born in Finksburg and raised on McKean Avenue. He was a graduate of Gwynns Falls High School. Mr. Abbott joined the Baltimore Fire Department in 1956 as a tiller man and was assigned to Truck 12 in the 4000 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in Forest Park. He later served at the Glen Avenue station of Engine 45 until his retirement in 1979.
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By Doug Brown | March 1, 1991
VS. PITTSBURGH BULLS* WHEN: Tomorrow, 8 p.m.* WHERE: Baltimore Arena.* OUTLOOK: Despite last week's loss to the Gait twins and the Detroit Turbos, the Thunder (4-3) still leads the Major Indoor Lacrosse League's American Division and has won four of its last five. The Bulls, 2-4 after an 11-9 loss to Philadelphia last night, crushed the Thunder by nine goals in the second game of the season. Their only other victory was over the New York Saints, and they're a distant second in the National Division to Detroit (6-1)
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By BRUCE CAUDLE | March 4, 1994
Easton. -- My father, John Wilson, was the last of nine barefoot children running through the backwoods in the Virginia Appalachian foothills near Lynchburg, in the shadow of Mill Mountain beneath the Blue Ridge. My mother came from a German brewing family in East Baltimore. I have a photograph of her, a serious tomboy with severe brown bangs, frowning and squinting into the sun, her face smudged and her eyes troubled. Later pictures show the duckling a peroxide swan, a vivacious flirt in Atlantic City, clowning on the rolling chairs, doing the Charleston.
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By LORI SEARS | July 6, 2006
John Paul Jones Day Celebrate the life of naval hero John Paul Jones Saturday at the Naval Academy's Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center in Annapolis. Jones, a naval captain during the American Revolution, was famous for saying, "I have not yet begun to fight" in response to a British commander's request for surrender. John Paul Jones Day will include walking tours of the academy and its Jones sites, a lecture on the naval leader, fife and drum demonstrations, cannon loadings, a living-history presentation by John Wilson (who will portray Jones)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | September 21, 1990
Bits and pieces of Clint Eastwood's "White Hunter, Black Heart" have surfaced on the tube for a few weeks now and they have looked so unremittingly awful -- a preening, tense big Clint desperately faking his way around dialogue too pretentious for human ;ips - that the movie loomed as one of the mega-disasters of the season.But it's not. It's quite entertaining; why, it's almost good. It's certainly the best film Eastwood has directed since "The Outlaw Josie Wales" and it's his best performance since he was one of the jet fighter pilots who napalmed the big spider in 1955's "Tarantula."
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By Lori Sears | July 9, 1998
Learn all about naval hero John Paul Jones Saturday at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy. Witness the laying of a wreath in the crypt of Jones, watch the raising of the Bon Homme Richard colors over the Visitor Center, see dramatic presentations of Jones by John Wilson, hear live bagpipes, meet Clara Ann Simmons, author of "John Paul Jones: America's Sailor," and tour the exhibit, "Life Aboard Ship During the American Revolution," to...
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December 8, 1991
Western Maryland College freshman Buffy Burke won three events and set a pair of school records as the women's swimming team defeated host Elizabethtown, 123-58, Wednesday.Burke established new Green Terror records in the 200 freestyle (1:59.41) and 100 free (54.78), breaking the 54.79 time she swam in the 100 earlier this season against Albright. She also placed first in the 500 free. Burke's classmate Alison Denlinger and sophomore Anna Jakubiec, were double winners for the Green Terrors, who evened their record at 2-2.The Western Maryland men fell to 1-3 after losing to Elizabethtown 109-76.
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December 27, 2007
On December 24, 2007, JOHN WILSON; On Friday, friends may call Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 3-8 P.M. On Saturday, services will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 306 E. 23rd Street, where the family will receive friends from 10-10:30 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 433-7500.
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By LORI SEARS | July 6, 2006
John Paul Jones Day Celebrate the life of naval hero John Paul Jones Saturday at the Naval Academy's Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center in Annapolis. Jones, a naval captain during the American Revolution, was famous for saying, "I have not yet begun to fight" in response to a British commander's request for surrender. John Paul Jones Day will include walking tours of the academy and its Jones sites, a lecture on the naval leader, fife and drum demonstrations, cannon loadings, a living-history presentation by John Wilson (who will portray Jones)
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2003
Them Eastport Oyster Boys, a sextet of salty and sunburned folk musicians, wailed away on the ukulele, banjo, trombone, accordion and bass, rollicking through songs about sailing on the Chesapeake Bay as the masts of tall ships rose up behind them at the Annapolis City Dock. Hundreds of people turned out yesterday for the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, an annual celebration of the state's history and culture of sailing. They listened to poets and storytellers, scrambled aboard the Pride of Baltimore II and other ships and visited booths with maps and pictures showing the history of seafaring.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2002
Broadneck continues to have one of the area's stingiest defenses. The eighth-ranked Bruins (4-1), looking to gain their sixth Class 4A playoff berth in the past five years, have outscored their opponents 105-20. In Saturday's 30-6 rout of Meade, the defense gave up its first touchdown in a game the Bruins have won. Not once has Broadneck's defense, led by two linebackers - second-team All-Metro Preston Pehrson and Doug Sowells - been scored on in the second half. "Sowells has stepped in and replaced [graduated second-team All-Metro]
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June 16, 2002
John Preston Wilson, a retired federal worker and church pastor, died Thursday of a muscular disorder at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 85 and lived in Walbrook. He retired as a Social Security Administration claims examiner about 30 years ago. He was pastor of Oak Street African Methodist Episcopal Church at Howard and 24th streets from 1961 to 1973 and was then pastor of Bethel AME Church in the Eastern Shore community of Church Hill. "He was widely known for his great voice, which he used to narrate Christmas and Easter cantatas," said his daughter Jean Wilson Richie of Baltimore.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | March 26, 1991
Thunder coach John Stewart will direct the American Division team in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League All-Star Game April 20 (8 p.m.) at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.The league named Stewart to the position after he coached the Thunder to the division title. Medo Martinello of the Detroit Turbos will coach the National Division all-stars. The Turbos will meet the Thunder for the MILL championship April 6 at the Baltimore Arena.Stewart and Baltimore general manager Darrell Russell named Thunder goalie Jeff Gombar and forwards Tim and Pat Welsh, Jeff Jackson, Rick Sowell, Dan Britton and John Nostrant to the all-star squad.
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