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April 15, 2012
It is difficult to fathom that 20 years ago the crown jewel of Major League Baseball opened its gates to the eager crowds of Baltimore. Camden Yards is the gold standard when it comes to baseball stadiums, offering the look and feel of days gone by while providing an up-to-date experience for today's fans. It is equally difficult to fathom that the Baltimore Orioles have been perennial losers for nearly as long. As a lifelong baseball and Orioles fan, I am continually amazed, sickened and depressed by the path the organization has taken.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2012
Richard D. Pickens, owner of a Crofton interior design firm who lived in Union Square, where he served as president of the Friends of the H.L. Mencken House, died Tuesday of stomach cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 50. "I was dumbfounded when I got the news about Richard's death. It was like a bolt out of the blue," said Harry R. Lord, a retired partner in the Baltimore law firm of Piper & Marbury. "Richard was really the lifeblood of the Mencken House for all these years.
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
Marian Caldwell has it all. Kind of. At 36, she's the executive producer of a scripted TV show. She's dating the handsome CEO of her network. And she has an apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side. But Marian also has problems. Among them: The girl she gave up for adoption 18 years ago has just walked back into her life, and she has some questions - questions that will bring up secrets buried deep in Marian's past. So begins "Where We Belong," Emily Giffin's sixth novel, which debuted in late July and zoomed to the best-seller lists, just like her five previous works.
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By Catherine Mallette, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
Marian Caldwell has it all. Kind of. At 36, she's the executive producer of a scripted TV show. She's dating the handsome CEO of her network. And she has an apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side. But Marian also has problems. Among them: The girl she gave up for adoption 18 years ago has just walked back into her life, and she has some questions - questions that will bring up secrets buried deep in Marian's past. So begins "Where We Belong," Emily Giffin's sixth novel, which debuted in late July and zoomed to the best-seller lists, just like her five previous works.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
FAMILIES OF THE Sept. 11 attack victims have earned the right to celebrate a tremendous victory. By refusing to give up and go away, they shamed the Bush White House and some foot-draggers in Congress into creating an independent, bipartisan commission, charged with conducting a wide-ranging inquiry into why the nation was left so vulnerable to the terrorist attacks. But President Bush's appointment last week of Henry Kissinger to chair the commission makes clear the crusade for a genuine investigation rather than a political whitewash is not over.
NEWS
By Norris West | June 13, 1999
SOMETIMES IT IS difficult to distinguish between how things used to be and how we think they used to be.For instance, it seems to me that most school teachers used to spend all their working years in the classroom, leaving only when they reached Social Security age. Their mission in life was singular.Perhaps it only seemed that way. I'm sure there have always been those who have taught diligently for a number of years and left the profession to explore other interests.Nonetheless, teachers in Anne Arundel County and other area jurisdictions are opting out of the profession in increasing numbers.
NEWS
By Victor Paul Alvarez and Victor Paul Alvarez,Contributing Writer | February 22, 1995
The phone rang at 7 a.m., and he knew that somewhere in Howard County a life was in danger. The week was off to a typical beginning for Dr. Fred T. Lewis.Lately, much has changed for Clarksville's Dr. Lewis: He recently sold his Lewis Veterinary Hospital to the Veterinary Centers of America -- changing its name to the VCA Lewis Veterinary Hospital and passing its managerial duties to his son, Dr. Rick Lewis.But after nearly a half-century of tending to Howard County's animals, Dr. Lewis, 68, still works full time.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | April 12, 1994
M. Lucetta Mowry had a part in a book read by millions. She translated and edited the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.Dr. Mowry, a resident of Fairhaven in Sykesville who holds a doctorate in biblical studies, worked 16 years on the edition, which was published in 1990.What she calls "the Bible most scholars refer to today and the one read from most pulpits on Sunday mornings" is the version Dr. Mowry and the all-volunteer New Testament Translation Committee labored over for years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2010
Billy Baldwin, the noted Baltimore-born interior designer whose clients included Cole Porter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mike Nichols, Harvey Ladew, William S. Paley and Diana Vreeland, among many others of the jeweled glitterati, is reported to have once said that "good taste is the dullest thing in the world." "Modernism at Evergreen: Baltimore's Billy Baldwin," a recently opened exhibition at the Evergreen Museum & Library, recalls the career of the man that The New York Times described on his death in 1983 as the "dean of American interior decorators, whose taste and sense of elegance enabled him to become the greatest influence on a generation of post-World War II designers."
SPORTS
By Sam Cook and Sam Cook,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | March 10, 1991
QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK, Ontario -- Mike Barker remembers the day he was paddling down a lake in Quetico Provincial Park when suddenly the canoe began veering toward shore.At the same time, there came a cry from the rear of the canoe."Oh, my gosh. That's maidenhair spleenwort."The cry came from Shan Walshe, who was by then powering the canoe toward the delicate fern growing from a niche in a cliff. Barker was not surprised. Anyone who has traveled many miles with Walshe, as Barker had, knows those kinds of detours are nothing out of the ordinary.
NEWS
April 15, 2012
It is difficult to fathom that 20 years ago the crown jewel of Major League Baseball opened its gates to the eager crowds of Baltimore. Camden Yards is the gold standard when it comes to baseball stadiums, offering the look and feel of days gone by while providing an up-to-date experience for today's fans. It is equally difficult to fathom that the Baltimore Orioles have been perennial losers for nearly as long. As a lifelong baseball and Orioles fan, I am continually amazed, sickened and depressed by the path the organization has taken.
SPORTS
By Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star | September 15, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dick Vitale will wait until a quiet moment, away from the VIPs and the parents and especially the sick kids, to admit this, but he's not sure what to say. How could he be? The words aren't coming to him. How could they? The people here at Children's Mercy Hospital invited Dickie V, the bald old man who has made a fortune connecting with people through television and college basketball, but he's looking into the eyes of kids younger than his own grandchildren who by rotten luck are fighting through struggles he can't imagine.
EXPLORE
By Anthony Scalfani | July 28, 2011
Say you're a teenager. It's June and summer is ready to roll around. You have a few choices. You can get a summer job, spend your summer sleeping in late and hanging at the pool, or go right back into a school building and learn more. Few would probably choose the last example. But spending the summer inside a school building is exactly what kids from the around the region are doing as part of the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts' annual Teen Professional Theatre. And from the popularity of the program, it seems most kids couldn't imagine a better way to spend their summers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2010
If you love hearing Martin Scorsese talk movies, don't miss "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff. " Craig McCall's tip-top documentary centers on the cinematographer who turned Technicolor into an incomparably vivid and fluid palette with movies like "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" and "The Barefoot Contessa. " (It plays at the AFI Silver at 2:45 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Monday.) No one is more passionate than Scorsese at paying tribute to fellow artists like Cardiff and his most influential collaborators, the writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (aka "the Archers")
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 23, 2010
The Rev. Ambrose Inman Lane Sr., a journalist, author, teacher and longtime WPFW-FM Pacifica Radio broadcaster who fought for social and economic justice, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Sykesville resident was 75. Mr. Lane, the son of a coal miner and a school teacher, was born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn. Although he had received four college scholarships, Mr. Lane was forced to postpone his college studies for a year while he recuperated from injuries he suffered after being hit by a car his senior year at Austin High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2010
Billy Baldwin, the noted Baltimore-born interior designer whose clients included Cole Porter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mike Nichols, Harvey Ladew, William S. Paley and Diana Vreeland, among many others of the jeweled glitterati, is reported to have once said that "good taste is the dullest thing in the world." "Modernism at Evergreen: Baltimore's Billy Baldwin," a recently opened exhibition at the Evergreen Museum & Library, recalls the career of the man that The New York Times described on his death in 1983 as the "dean of American interior decorators, whose taste and sense of elegance enabled him to become the greatest influence on a generation of post-World War II designers."
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 27, 1997
A Baltimore-based sitcom returns tonight on ABC."Roseanne" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- As fine as the last 15 minutes of last week's series-ender was -- and it was, a reminder of how poignant "Roseanne" could be, and how emotionally invested in the series many of its viewers (not to mention its star) were -- it can't quite erase the memory of the past season. Here's a reminder of how bad it got, a repeat from October in which Jim Varney plays a wealthy prince who becomes infatuated with Jackie.
NEWS
By Alan Wilde and Alan Wilde,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 25, 1996
"Auden," by Richard Davenport-Hines. Pantheon Books. 406 pages. $30According to his most recent biographer, Auden "was a double man, and his poetry worked to restore the order and rhythm that the ordinary world marred from malice." The same, of course, might be said about any number of 20th-century writers, but given the psychological and existential messiness of Auden's life, Richard Davenport-Hines' description seems particularly apt. To what degree Auden achieved in his poetry the "all-arching reconciliation" he hungered for remains a question for literary critics.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | June 20, 2008
When Lucy McKean calls her home a lifelong labor of love, she speaks quite literally. "I grew up here," said McKean, 68, referring to the imposing Classic Revival house situated on a 3 1/2 -acre wooded tract near the Avalon Area of Patapsco Valley State Park in southwest Baltimore County. "My grandfather had this house built in 1905 [and] my father was an only son. I was the youngest child, with two older brothers, but the only one who wanted it," she said. For all but four years of her life - when she married in 1961 and moved away, to her return upon the death of her father in 1965 - "home" has been the 3,400-square-foot, cedar-shingled house with 13 large columns supporting a wraparound porch.
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