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By GREGORY KANE | January 9, 2008
When Rep. Clarence D. Long served Maryland's 2nd Congressional District for 22 years, he probably had no idea he'd be immortalized in a Hollywood movie. But about halfway through the film Charlie Wilson's War, you hear that a House of Representatives subcommittee chairman named "Doc" Long holds the key to funding the mujahedeen rebels' covert war against Soviet troops in 1980s Afghanistan. "Doc" was Long's nickname. Before he graced the halls of Congress, he was an economics professor at the Johns Hopkins University.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 26, 2008
You know it isn't an ordinary high school classroom when the sign on the front door welcomes: "Mr. Turner. Journalism Rm 329. Safe Streets. Stop the shooting." Philip Turner, a native of Wisconsin, fresh from grad school at Northwestern, is teaching a lesson on crime reporting to high school seniors at Baltimore's Walbrook Homeland Security Academy. Crime here is neither a concept nor a statistic. It's real. These kids are victims and suspects, relatives and friends of addicts and dealers.
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By Brad Schleicher and Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter | April 18, 2007
It's 7 on a Saturday night, your section is full and you're repeating the specials of the night for the third time to a timid thirtysomething who must be suffering from short-term amnesia. You glance at the customers at your other tables: Two need bread, two are waiting to order and the family of five in the corner needs refills of chocolate milk and Shirley Temples. Waiting tables is a stressful, fast-paced and, at times, utterly chaotic occupation. Perhaps that's the reason that every week, according to People Report (a Dallas-based research-and-consulting company)
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By Garland L. Thompson and Garland L. Thompson,Mr. Thompson writes editorials for The Sun | March 15, 1992
MY LIFE AND TIMES.Verda F. Welcome, as told to James M. Abraham.Henry House Publishers, Englewood, N.J.308 pages. $19.95. The passing of someone like Verda Welcome would have left a huge gap in any community. She was a historic figure in Maryland's civil rights struggles, and an autobiography should be full of lessons about how it was when the fight was down and dirty -- and this one is.But there is more to writing a book than collecting and organizing the stories told by important people.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | April 30, 2000
Teens soon will spill out of classrooms and into summer jobs, creating something valuable for parents. A child's first job is a golden opportunity for parents to blend lessons on saving, taxes and budgeting with a child's real-life work situation, experts say. And teens desperately need those lessons. A survey by Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy released this month found that 12th-graders on average flunked a test measuring their knowledge of personal finance basics.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER | September 11, 1994
Annapolis is like urban centers all over the country. Middle-class families who love the amenities of the city live cheek by jowl with families too poor to escape the mean parts of city life.At our neighborhood school, children whose parents are both doctors or lawyers learn beside children whose dads are gone. Kids who take sailing lessons play with kids who don't have a family car.My children go to that school instead of the many private schools that seem to spring up around upper-income city dwellers.
NEWS
By JAMES J. KILPATRICK | September 2, 1992
Charleston, S.C.--The Andrew school of hurricane instruction is a hard school. It teaches hard lessons. If our leaders do not learn their lessons from this disaster, one day they will have to repeat them.In this regard, the city of Charleston could function as a kind of professor emeritus. Three years ago, Charleston learned its lessons the hard way. Hurricane Hugo struck the city with devastating force. Now Florida and Louisiana are digging out from the calamity of Hurricane Andrew, and the devastation is worse.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 1997
MENTION THE letters CBS to most people and the first thing that comes to mind is the television network. But a growing number of Carroll County residents are learning that CBS also stands for Community Bible Study.Each Wednesday morning, more than 150 people from 58 local churches gather at Westminster Baptist Church to take an in-depth look at the Scriptures."This [Bible study] breaks down racial and denominational barriers," said Julia Landrum, teaching director. "The lessons are created and the commentaries are written by diverse denominations and personalities."
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | March 19, 1993
When the circus rolls into town for a one-day performance tomorrow, its cast of characters will include High Flying Hydrocarbons, Notorious Nitrogen Oxides and an earth in the balance.The inventive Save-the-Earth Circus, a production of the Connecticut-based Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, should prove a hit with parents, as well as children, thanks to its blend of funny-bone humor, fast-paced puppet action and serious lessons aimed at changing wasteful habits."One thing I really look for before booking a performance is whether it will offer children the humor and action needed to keep them interested, as well as some element of education," says Barbara Lett, special events assistant for the Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation, which is sponsoring the show.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1996
From listening to folk tales and studying transportation to watching African dances and learning about tribes, fourth-graders at Crofton Woods Elementary school are getting a lesson about Kenya that can't be found in any textbook.As part of their geography, history, and government lessons on the African country, the students are learning about Kenyan arts and culture this week from a visiting storyteller, dancer, drummer and museum curators.The African Experience began yesterday when Alice McGil delighted a crowd of about 120 children with "jump tales," or folk tales, so called because of the crowd's reaction to the story.
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