February 7, 2004
On February 5, 2004 ELLWOOD "WOODY" L. MANNER beloved husband of the late Martha Ellen Manner (nee Martin); devoted father of Gary Ellwood Manner and his wife Eleanor D. and Bruce Kendall Manner and his wife Julia M. Also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.A funeral service will be held in the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (Beltway Exit 26A) on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday 4 to 7 p.m. If desired, contributions may be made to Gilchrist Center, Hospice of Baltimore, 6601 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21204.
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
Business author Richie Frieman has studied fine arts at the University of Maryland, launched a music-focused Internet magazine, written children's books, invented a device that keeps shirt collars crisp and created a pop culture-inspired children's clothing line - Charm City Babies. He even toured the Mid-Atlantic as a professional wrestler, retiring in 2008. So what does all of that have to do with good manners? Frieman, author of workplace etiquette book "Reply All … And Other Ways to Tank Your Career," considers himself an artist first and foremost.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1999
Francis "Hick" C. Manner, former Sykesville mayor and decorated World War II veteran, died Saturday of cancer at Continuum Care at Sykesville. He was 80.Mr. Manner, a Democrat, was a member of the Sykesville Town Council from 1967 until 1971. He served as mayor of the Carroll County town from 1971 to 1973.During the early 1990s, he was a member of the town's board of zoning appeals, according to Matthew H. Candland, Sykesville town manager."He was a gentleman through and through and always very involved in town affairs," Mr. Candland said yesterday.
Staff reports | October 13, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Sunday disputed published reports that, over several years, he ordered state troopers to drive in an unsafe manner while they were transporting him on official duty. The reports, published Sunday in the Washington Post, say according to accounts by Maryland State Police, Gansler  -- now a Democratic candidate for governor -- ordered troopers to drive with lights and sirens on the way to appointments, and also told them to speed, run red lights and drive on highway shoulders to get through traffic jams.
By Dan Berger | January 27, 1999
The good news is that our stadium has a name. The bad news is that we must learn to pronounce it in a manner that does not give offense.Only in Israel does the political realignment take place during the election campaign.Cheer up. Don Schaefer is back on the Board of Public Works.Pub Date: 1/27/99
After returning from a trip to London and Prague, I have a question: How and when did we (Americans) develop a different way of using our knives and forks? I think the European way seems much more efficient. For readers less well-traveled than you, let us distinguish between the American and European styles of eating. A right-handed person eating in the European manner holds the knife in her right hand, the fork in her left. With the tines of the fork facing down, she pins the food to her plate and uses her knife to cut. Then, still using the fork in her left hand, she conveys the food to her mouth, the tines still facing downward.
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | October 5, 1993
The Westminster office of art therapist Pamela T. Manner is filled with artwork that probably will never decorate a home or hang in a museum.Its value is in other areas. The art helps its creators to express feelings they can't verbalize and allows them to look at their problems from a different perspective."It [art therapy] helps to get beyond the verbal words that people can use as denial and gets into more of the unconscious," said Ms. Manner, who has a private art therapy practice at the Center For the Healing Arts in Westminster.
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1998
The House of Welsh -- the aged downtown restaurant-bar where political deals were cut between slices of sizzling steak and shots of Maryland rye -- is closing next week.Owned by the same family since 1900, its three 1830s rowhouses were located out the back door of City Hall and attracted politicians, lobbyists, bookmakers, lawyers, policemen, judges and reporters who wanted plain, tasty food served in an unhurried manner -- the epitome of an old-time Baltimore steakhouse.Martin J. Welsh, the third generation of his family to own the business at 301 Guilford Ave., said he will reopen in Fenwick Island, Del."
December 22, 1992
Nathan Milstein, the Russian-born violin virtuoso, died of a heart attack Monday at his home in London at age 88.To many, Mr. Milstein -- the last surviving pupil of Leopold Auer, considered the 20th century's pre-eminent teacher of violin -- was the greatest of all exponents of the 19th-century violin repertory.From the beginning, his playing was described as "flawless," "aristocratic" and "elegant." A supreme technician, he nevertheless refrained from flaunting his extraordinary bow and finger dexterity.
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
It took almost 56 years, but I've finally mastered my table manners, and in the process learned something about the curious and controversial history of the fork. And all it took was two hours of bearing up under Carol Haislip's patrician gaze as she waved the silver instrument of torture with the twisted prong known as a "butter pick" through the air, perilously close to my throat. Possibly, the danger was all in my mind. It's true that I lack the higher, lower and intermediate social graces - I am a child of the lawless '70s, after all. And it's equally true that I had never fully grasped silverware's potential for inflicting bodily harm until I attended "Fish Forks and Finger Bowls," a seminar that teaches table manners to adults.
March 6, 2013
As a Jewish person, I have been participating in activities and services at St. Timothy's Church of Baltimore County for the past six years.  I was considering conversion to the Christian faith and joining the Episcopal Church, but with what has happened, forget it! ("St Timothy's congregants vote to become Catholic," Feb. 27.) It is shameful that the bishop has told St. Timothy's parishioners, who voted in good faith to join the Catholic church as part of the Ordinariate, that they would have to find a new place to worship by Easter.
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
When students in the Howard County after-school program Can-Teen say "please" and "thank you," they scarcely sound as if they were once nagged or scolded into doing so. Instead, their expressions of gratitude appear to be just that, and they understand why such expressions are warranted. Sound strange for a group of more than a dozen teens? Not according to Taurean Washington, the youth director for the Can-Teen program, a county recreation and parks program that teaches leadership skills and etiquette.
By Janene Holzberg | October 8, 2012
Henry Alford, author of 2012's “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners,” will join the Howard County Library System for its Choose Civility symposium Oct. 11 at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. The writer is known for his contributions to The New Yorker, The New York Times and Vanity Fair and is often heard on National Public Radio. Alford says manners are “a perennially interesting topic to a large group of people because we've all been dealt misdeeds and everyone has a grievance.” He agreed to share more of his perspectives on civility with Howard Magazine.
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley, who continues to campaign for same-sex marriage in advance of a likely referendum aimed at overturning the law he signed this month, will speak Friday at a conference in Baltimore for gay and lesbian Catholics. Also scheduled to appear at the conference organized by the Maryland-based New Ways Ministry are Barbara Johnson, who was denied Communion at her mother's funeral Mass in Gaithersburg last month because she is a lesbian; former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who has written a book critical of church involvement in politics; and Geoffery Robinson, a retired Catholic bishop from Australia.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
Dr. Mark I. Rossberg, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Thursday of prostate cancer at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 50. "Mark was a superbly talented anesthesiologist and a masterful clinician-educator, but above all he was the consummate pediatrician," said Dr. Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
By Edward Lee | November 16, 2011
Joe Flacco is one of the most mild-mannered players in the NFL. But - as demonstrated Wednesday - even he has his limits. A hotly-discussed topic around Baltimore since Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks has been the Ravens' decision to ask the quarterback drop back a career-high 53 times and yet hand the ball off to running back Ray Rice just five times. For the contest, the offense ran 54 pass plays and 12 run plays. So when a reporter asked Flacco if he noticed the disparity during the game, the fourth-year player fired back.
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2011
Dan Rodricks went to the new Gino's Burgers & Chicken. There, he discovered good manners, people waiting in line patiently calmly. He mentions the "chat-and-cut" phenomenon that Larry David introduced on a recent "Curb Your Enthusiasm. " Apparently, David, the Linnaeus of rudeness, has been having fun with restaurant behavior this season. I've read as much on dining websites, and friends tell me about it. I am alergic to "Curb Your Enthusiasm. " I know you're supposed to not like the characters, but I hate, hate, hate them so much that I get zero entetaintment from watching them.  naming-of-rude-phenomena thing feels super stale.
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