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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2003
"On your mark. Get set. Build!" And with those words from a Lego representative, Michael Brilhart had five minutes to assemble a bumblebee using the little plastic bricks provided in the Family Challenge section of the "What Will You Make?" Lego tour that came to Baltimore during the weekend. Michael, who is "almost 11," quickly went to work pulling yellow and black bricks out of a pile on his table. He alternated those bricks as he built the bee's body, so it looked striped. He created eyes out of white cylinders and red dots, and wings from long, clear plastic pieces.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2003
"On your mark. Get set. Build!" And with those words from a Lego representative, Michael Brilhart had five minutes to assemble a bumblebee using the little plastic bricks provided in the Family Challenge section of the "What Will You Make?" Lego tour that came to Baltimore during the weekend. Michael, who is "almost 11," quickly went to work pulling yellow and black bricks out of a pile on his table. He alternated those bricks as he built the bee's body, so it looked striped. He created eyes out of white cylinders and red dots, and wings from long, clear plastic pieces.
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BUSINESS
September 15, 2002
Cornerstone Homes named master builder Cornerstone Homes of Howard County has earned the Certified Master Builder rating from the Home Builders Association of Maryland. The Master Builder program requires builders to abide by the association's standards. Among the criteria are at least three years in the business; independent audit to determine financial stability; continuing education program; references from customers, suppliers, subcontractors and lenders; and disclosure of any legal proceedings involving the company.
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By Amanda Smear and Amanda Smear,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2003
Kurt Zimmerle works just as long and hard as the next guy, though he certainly doesn't spend 40 hours a week trapped behind a desk. For him, work is truly child's play. As a Lego "master builder," Zimmerle, 30, is one of only 40 lucky adults who gets to spend his days painstakingly constructing intricate, often massive designs from tiny Lego bricks - the same ones designed for kids as young as 6. And he gets paid for it. His line of work demands artistic ability, patience and creativity as well as a masterful understanding of Lego bricks and the countless ways they can be combined to create larger-than-life masterpieces.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | October 21, 2001
Building a home can be one of the most exciting, exhausting and emotional endeavors a person can undertake. There are so many aspects to consider - picking a lot; deciding on a style; determining how much you can afford; and, perhaps the most important aspect, selecting a builder. It wasn't that long ago that picking a builder was as scientific as picking a winning horse at Pimlico. At the track, you can look at a racing program that offers some indication of past performance. At a sales center, you can peruse brochures that boast how wonderful the homes are and what the builder has done.
NEWS
August 12, 2002
Howard businesses are to take part in American Heart Walk Howard County companies and businesses will participate in the American Heart Walk on Oct. 12 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Symphony Woods, Columbia. Local sponsors include Patuxent Publications, Allfirst-Central Maryland Market (which will organize company walking teams), Howard County General Hospital, Amerix Corp., W.R. Grace Foundation, ADVO Inc., Comcast Cablevision of Howard County and Abrams Development Group. The 3K walk will begin in the morning.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 17, 2002
TO "SOAR on eagle's wings" is the phrase Boy Scout Jeremy Sherfey used in the program he gave his guests Saturday at his Eagle Scout ceremony in a small building behind Calvary United Methodist Church in Gamber, where Troop 735 holds its meetings. The room was decorated with the symbols of Scouting, and the names of previous Eagle Scouts were displayed in the front of the room. Only a small percentage of boys who enter Scouting achieve the designation of an Eagle. Jeremy, 18, is one of three sons of Carl and Pam Sherfey, and the only Sherfey to have achieved the high honor, said his father, who was also a Boy Scout and enrolled all three sons in Scouting.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 20, 2000
It is an idea whose time has come. For years, builders of new homes in the Baltimore metropolitan area have resisted most pressures to place controls on their industry. Certification. Registration. Licensing. Those were evil words. Builders would come. Builders would go. And many times in their wake would be a string of harmed homebuyers left picking up the pieces. And there would be an industry apologizing and trying to salvage its image by telling the public that it was just a couple of bad apples ruining it for the good builders.
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By Amanda Smear and Amanda Smear,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2003
Kurt Zimmerle works just as long and hard as the next guy, though he certainly doesn't spend 40 hours a week trapped behind a desk. For him, work is truly child's play. As a Lego "master builder," Zimmerle, 30, is one of only 40 lucky adults who gets to spend his days painstakingly constructing intricate, often massive designs from tiny Lego bricks - the same ones designed for kids as young as 6. And he gets paid for it. His line of work demands artistic ability, patience and creativity as well as a masterful understanding of Lego bricks and the countless ways they can be combined to create larger-than-life masterpieces.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
HERNDON, Va. -- Lefty Driesell breezes into the lobby, his suit coat flapping. He has been on the go since 5 a.m., and it's nearly 9 p.m. now. He has driven from his home in Harrisonburg, Va., to Arlington, Va., and back to this restaurant near Dulles International Airport.He has seen four prospective recruits, including one who kept him waiting for more than 90 minutes. He got lost at least once, and now he's behind schedule. There is still more to do before his 7 a.m. flight to Memphis, Tenn.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 17, 2002
TO "SOAR on eagle's wings" is the phrase Boy Scout Jeremy Sherfey used in the program he gave his guests Saturday at his Eagle Scout ceremony in a small building behind Calvary United Methodist Church in Gamber, where Troop 735 holds its meetings. The room was decorated with the symbols of Scouting, and the names of previous Eagle Scouts were displayed in the front of the room. Only a small percentage of boys who enter Scouting achieve the designation of an Eagle. Jeremy, 18, is one of three sons of Carl and Pam Sherfey, and the only Sherfey to have achieved the high honor, said his father, who was also a Boy Scout and enrolled all three sons in Scouting.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2002
Cornerstone Homes named master builder Cornerstone Homes of Howard County has earned the Certified Master Builder rating from the Home Builders Association of Maryland. The Master Builder program requires builders to abide by the association's standards. Among the criteria are at least three years in the business; independent audit to determine financial stability; continuing education program; references from customers, suppliers, subcontractors and lenders; and disclosure of any legal proceedings involving the company.
NEWS
August 12, 2002
Howard businesses are to take part in American Heart Walk Howard County companies and businesses will participate in the American Heart Walk on Oct. 12 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Symphony Woods, Columbia. Local sponsors include Patuxent Publications, Allfirst-Central Maryland Market (which will organize company walking teams), Howard County General Hospital, Amerix Corp., W.R. Grace Foundation, ADVO Inc., Comcast Cablevision of Howard County and Abrams Development Group. The 3K walk will begin in the morning.
BUSINESS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | October 21, 2001
Building a home can be one of the most exciting, exhausting and emotional endeavors a person can undertake. There are so many aspects to consider - picking a lot; deciding on a style; determining how much you can afford; and, perhaps the most important aspect, selecting a builder. It wasn't that long ago that picking a builder was as scientific as picking a winning horse at Pimlico. At the track, you can look at a racing program that offers some indication of past performance. At a sales center, you can peruse brochures that boast how wonderful the homes are and what the builder has done.
BUSINESS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 20, 2000
It is an idea whose time has come. For years, builders of new homes in the Baltimore metropolitan area have resisted most pressures to place controls on their industry. Certification. Registration. Licensing. Those were evil words. Builders would come. Builders would go. And many times in their wake would be a string of harmed homebuyers left picking up the pieces. And there would be an industry apologizing and trying to salvage its image by telling the public that it was just a couple of bad apples ruining it for the good builders.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | November 18, 1998
Edo de Waart admits that when he was invited to become music director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra six years ago, "besides kangaroos and koalas, I didn't know much about Australia."Nevertheless, the Dutch conductor arrives at the Kennedy Center this evening as the music director of that orchestra in its 11-city, coast-to-coast American tour. Although Sydney's is the finest of Australia's major orchestras, it is still something of a surprise that de Waart, 60, should be its music director.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | November 18, 1998
Edo de Waart admits that when he was invited to become music director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra six years ago, "besides kangaroos and koalas, I didn't know much about Australia."Nevertheless, the Dutch conductor arrives at the Kennedy Center this evening as the music director of that orchestra in its 11-city, coast-to-coast American tour. Although Sydney's is the finest of Australia's major orchestras, it is still something of a surprise that de Waart, 60, should be its music director.
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | September 4, 1993
Remember back in grade school when you were first learning to multiply and divide? Even though the problems all dealt with colliding trains and people who seemed to have a lot of fruit on their hands, the teacher promised this was real practical stuff that you'd need later on.Well, the teacher was right -- at least, if there's a stair-building project in your future.Building stairs is an art form perfected by carpenters over the centuries. There is a lot of conventional wisdom about what makes stairs comfortable and practical.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
HERNDON, Va. -- Lefty Driesell breezes into the lobby, his suit coat flapping. He has been on the go since 5 a.m., and it's nearly 9 p.m. now. He has driven from his home in Harrisonburg, Va., to Arlington, Va., and back to this restaurant near Dulles International Airport.He has seen four prospective recruits, including one who kept him waiting for more than 90 minutes. He got lost at least once, and now he's behind schedule. There is still more to do before his 7 a.m. flight to Memphis, Tenn.
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