February 7, 2000
The Maryland Center for the Book has named Sun staff writer Rafael Alvarez the winner of its first Rising Star Award. The award, which honors a Maryland writer showing exceptional literary promise, will be presented May 12 at the Maryland Library Association's annual conference in Towson. Alvarez, a lifelong resident of Baltimore, is the author of "The Fountain of Highlandtown," a collection of short stories, and "Hometown Boy," a collection of his articles for The Sun. His latest book, "Orlo and Leini," is the six-story saga of a Baltimore junkman and his tormented Greek lover.
January 24, 2001
Baltimore is among six finalists competing for a grant to help push the city into the digital age. Under Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Digital Village program, a total of up to $15 million in money and equipment will be awarded to underprivileged neighborhoods in three cities. The program will help students in school, and adults and children who use the Internet in neighborhood centers and at home. The Maryland Center for Arts and Technology Inc., an economic development organization in Baltimore, applied for the Hewlett-Packard grant for the East Baltimore empowerment zone.
November 10, 2013
In response to a recent article in The Sun on the Maryland Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness, Rene Muller suggests that murder may be an understandable response to overwhelming anxiety and trauma and efforts to treat these people with medications may be misguided. In the process of putting forth this argument in his commentary, "Mental health profession falls short in stopping violence" (Oct. 28), Mr. Muller reduces the treatment of mental illnesses with psychotic symptoms to the choice between pharmacological and psychosocial intervention and does his readers a further disservice by inaccurately portraying the mission of Maryland's Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness.
June 22, 2005
Dwindling public dollars and charitable contributions have led to the demise of the Center for Poverty Solutions and the Maryland Center for Community Development, according to officials of both groups. Trudy P. McFall, former board chairwoman of the Maryland Center for Community Development, said the organization is working with local foundations to try to cover some of its outstanding debt. Officials of the Maryland Food Bank and Health Care for the Homeless said those groups will take on some of the services that the Center for Poverty Solutions performed, including feeding the poor and doing advocacy work.
October 6, 2011
Former Baltimore Raven Orlando Brown died of a diabetic complication that is rarely fatal but can sometimes be quick to strike - and he might not even have known he had the underlying disease. The 40-year-old died in his Inner Harbor condominium Sept. 23 from diabetic ketoacidosis, but there were no signs he was taking insulin to treat diabetes or that a doctor had ever diagnosed him with the disease, according to the state's chief medical examiner. "We did not manage to find any evidence at the scene that indicated he had a medical diagnosis of diabetes," said medical examiner David Fowler.
May 10, 1991
As part of the campaign to enhance productivity and quality, the U.S. Senate has established the U.S. Senate Productivity Award.The award will honor organizations that have significantly improved productivity.The categories for competition include manufacturing, service andsmall businesses.The selection process will be handled by an independent committee, established by Maryland Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, in cooperation with the Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity.
October 27, 1992
An independent study of the Maryland Shock Trauma Center has raised disturbing questions about the center's quality of care. Maryland's primary emergency medical-care facility ranks near the bottom -- not the top -- of the list when its survival rates are compared to other similar centers across the country.Some experts at the shock-trauma center say the study, which compared data from 1989 and 1990, is flawed. It did not take into account the high number of severely injured patients treated there, especially brain-injured patients.
May 12, 2013
Anna Whetstone, 23, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 17. She was a high school junior in Hershey, Pa., playing on her school's field hockey team when she got hit in the head with a ball. "I was feeling fine at the time," she said, but over the next few days she had trouble with balance and "wasn't feeling well overall. " Computed tomography scans and an MRI discovered the telltale lesions that are signs of the degenerative disease. After the diagnosis, Whetstone switched from playing to coaching field hockey, but she continued dancing and she earned a neuroscience degree, with honors, at Moravian College in Pennsylvania.
November 22, 1998
The Maryland Center for the Book at the Howard County library, the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and Weekly Reader Corp. are sponsoring a contest, "1999 Letters About Literature," in which pupils write a letter to an author -- living or dead -- explaining how the author's book changed their view of the world.Winners at the national level will receive $1,000 savings bonds. First-place winners in Maryland will receive $100 awards.Entries are divided into Level I, for pupils in grades four through seven, and Level II for grades eight through 12.The deadline for the contest is Dec. 18.An entry form may be obtained by calling the center in Columbia at 410-313-7750, or online at www.howa.
April 18, 2013
The Maryland Small Business Technology and Development Center, Central Region is sponsoring Lunch and Learn, Ten Easy Tips for Better Sales and Marketing, Wednesday, April 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, 9250 Bendix Road, North, in Columbia. Business coach Deborah Gallant, of Bold Business Works, will present ideas and techniques to boost the bottom line. Bring your own lunch. There is no cost but registration is required by Monday, April 22. To register, go to http://www.centralmdsbdc.org/trainings . For more information, call 410-837-4928