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By Tess Lewis and Tess Lewis,Special to the Sun | November 30, 2003
The Touch, by Colleen McCullough. Simon & Schuster. 464 pages. $25.95. Twenty-six years after she published her wildly popular Australian family saga, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough has returned to the outback for a multigenerational tale of Scottish immigrants fresh off the boat. In The Touch, after he has taken many character-building detours, gold lures the penniless, illegitimate Alexander Kinross down under in 1872. And gold keeps him there despite his restless disposition, for Alexander has the Midas touch.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | June 2, 2009
Richard W. Tennant, a retired business owner who served in World War II, died of a stroke Wednesday at his Summerfield, Fla., winter home. The West Friendship resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised on Gilman Terrace, he was drafted into the Army immediately after his graduation from Polytechnic Institute in 1943. As a young man, he played baseball with the Catonsville Bluejays. He fought in the Italian campaign and landed on the coast at Anzio in January 1944. "He often told the story of having his backpack blown off on his back during the first day of combat," said his daughter, Nancy Tennant of Ellicott City.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | June 2, 2009
Richard W. Tennant, a retired business owner who served in World War II, died of a stroke Wednesday at his Summerfield, Fla., winter home. The West Friendship resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised on Gilman Terrace, he was drafted into the Army immediately after his graduation from Polytechnic Institute in 1943. As a young man, he played baseball with the Catonsville Bluejays. He fought in the Italian campaign and landed on the coast at Anzio in January 1944. "He often told the story of having his backpack blown off on his back during the first day of combat," said his daughter, Nancy Tennant of Ellicott City.
FEATURES
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN REPORTER | December 11, 2007
A local medispa has unveiled a new facial treatment for Baltimore's skin care junkies that is as good as gold. To be more accurate, it is gold. Diana Gavrila, owner of Diana's European Skin Care in Timonium, has recently begun offering clients a 24-karat gold facial. The facial, new to the United States, was introduced in the past year by UMO, a Japanese skin-care company. Gavrila's is the only spa in Maryland that provides the treatment, although it is offered at upscale salons in other states.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2004
With attention focused on horses from the Breeders' Cup Sprint and the top three finishers in last year's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, Wildcat Heir sneaked into Pimlico Race Course for this year's Dash with no fanfare. He left a Grade I winner after scoring a startling upset at 16-1 odds yesterday in the prestigious stakes that attracted some of the fastest horses in the country. Wildcat Heir withstood a tenacious challenge from Midas Eyes, the 6-5 favorite and the beaten favorite in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, to register a neck win and collect $180,000 of the $300,000 purse.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 16, 2002
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - The beer has always run toward the exotic in the Dogfish Head brew pub, where an old rowboat and canoe hang overhead, connoisseurs come to sample the latest experiment with roasted chicory or organic juniper berry, and families wander in off the beach for crab cakes or salmon. But things got really interesting when the archaeologists came along. Suddenly the pub and microbrewery were swept into a 2,700-year-old puzzle involving King Midas, a royal funeral feast in eighth-century-B.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 18, 2004
The first three finishers in last year's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash will return Saturday for this year's renewal at Pimlico Race Course. Oddly, all are 8-1 or higher in the morning line. "That reflects the quality of this field," said Frank Carulli, Pimlico oddsmaker. "This is a terrific field from top to bottom. You've got horses with strong local appeal and you've got top-caliber graded-stakes winners coming in. You couldn't ask for much better." The $300,000 De Francis Dash is one of three Grade I stakes in Maryland.
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April 17, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Elkridge: 6200 block of Sandpiper Court: A 1992 Hyundai Scoop was reported stolen Wednesday. North Laurel-SavageDorsey: 6900 block of San Tomas Road: Someone broke into Midas Muffler on Tuesday and took a cash box from the store which was ransacked.Pub Date: 4/17/97
BUSINESS
By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2000
In a transaction even attorneys involved in the case called unusual, a judge signed an order yesterday allowing a bankrupt attorney to sell a bankrupt downtown office building to another financially troubled company he co-owns - at a steep discount. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James F. Schneider's signature on the order avoids a foreclosure sale on 213 St. Paul Place - a run-down, five-story office building that once housed Kurt L. Schmoke's 1995 mayoral campaign and is leased to two city-funded agencies.
BUSINESS
By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2000
Baltimore attorney Arnold V. Hawkins filed for a fourth bankruptcy yesterday, stopping a foreclosure sale on a Charles County shopping center about an hour before it was to begin. Hawkins' company, Green Acres Investments Inc., borrowed $900,000 from Maryland Permanent Bank & Trust Co. to buy the site, the Acton Square Shopping Center in June 1998. But he defaulted on the loan and Maryland Permanent sued. In February, a judge ordered Hawkins to pay $929,446. But after the judgement, the bank learned Green Acres no longer owned the property.
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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,SUN REPORTER | October 27, 2006
Miracle Michaila. That's what they called her, and that's what they inscribed on Michaila Louise Disney's pink welcome home cake when she was released from the hospital for the first time. She was born tiny - 4 pounds and 5 ounces - and with a rare genetic disorder called MIDAS Syndrome that left her blind, deaf and with a malformed heart and brain. But in her 10 years, Michaila lived big - outpacing expectations and charting her own course. In the end, though, after 32 surgeries, Michaila was just too tired, her mother said.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2004
With attention focused on horses from the Breeders' Cup Sprint and the top three finishers in last year's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, Wildcat Heir sneaked into Pimlico Race Course for this year's Dash with no fanfare. He left a Grade I winner after scoring a startling upset at 16-1 odds yesterday in the prestigious stakes that attracted some of the fastest horses in the country. Wildcat Heir withstood a tenacious challenge from Midas Eyes, the 6-5 favorite and the beaten favorite in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, to register a neck win and collect $180,000 of the $300,000 purse.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 20, 2004
Contested three weeks after the Breeders' Cup Sprint, the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash provides those who stubbed their toe in the big dance or missed it altogether a second chance. Four horses who ran in the $1 million Sprint at Lone Star Park, along with three who had hoped to, make up the majority of the field in the $300,000 De Francis Dash today at Pimlico Race Course. One of three Grade I stakes in Maryland, the De Francis Dash is one of the most prestigious six-furlong races in the country.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 18, 2004
The first three finishers in last year's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash will return Saturday for this year's renewal at Pimlico Race Course. Oddly, all are 8-1 or higher in the morning line. "That reflects the quality of this field," said Frank Carulli, Pimlico oddsmaker. "This is a terrific field from top to bottom. You've got horses with strong local appeal and you've got top-caliber graded-stakes winners coming in. You couldn't ask for much better." The $300,000 De Francis Dash is one of three Grade I stakes in Maryland.
NEWS
By RICHARD IRWIN | November 12, 2004
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Sothern District Theft: Someone entered a rear storage room at Royal Farms in the 3600 block of Potee St. Wednesday and stole 30 cartons of cigarettes valued at $1,250. Baltimore County Towson Precinct Burglary: Someone broke into Midas Mufflers in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road between Tuesday night and Wednesday from an apartment in the 8300 block of Loch Raven Blvd.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | November 11, 2004
IF YOU'RE one of these people who goes around grumbling about how pampered and spoiled today's professional athletes are, you don't want to read this column. No, this one might send you over the edge. Because this one's about the Ravens' new $31 million training facility in Owings Mills, a 200,000-square- foot headquarters that makes their old facility look like a bus station by comparison. This one's about Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti opening his wallet to build the Waldorf Astoria of NFL training complexes carved from 31 wooded acres on a street called -- you gotta love this -- Winning Drive.
NEWS
By RICHARD IRWIN | November 12, 2004
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Sothern District Theft: Someone entered a rear storage room at Royal Farms in the 3600 block of Potee St. Wednesday and stole 30 cartons of cigarettes valued at $1,250. Baltimore County Towson Precinct Burglary: Someone broke into Midas Mufflers in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road between Tuesday night and Wednesday from an apartment in the 8300 block of Loch Raven Blvd.
TRAVEL
By Tricia Bishop | September 17, 2000
Presidential treatment Washington's Ritz Carlton is set to open its brand-new doors next month and to take reservations for its four-night Presidential Package offered during Inaugural 2001. The opulent getaway for well-heeled partygoers begins on the guests' front steps when a personal butler shows up to pack their belongings into a complimentary set of $20,000 Louis Vuitton luggage and ship them to the hotel. Out-of-town guests then board a private jet and fly to Washington, where an on-call chauffeur will whisk them to the hotel (local residents get limo service)
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2004
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder first tried the proven old pro with a track record for rehabilitating teams, and Marty Schottenheimer lasted one tumultuous 8-8 season. Snyder then tried the can't-miss college hotshot, and Steve Spurrier lasted two uninspired, but expensive, seasons. Yesterday, twice burned, Snyder reached out to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and all the way back to the Redskins' family tree to get his next coach. In Joe Gibbs, the Redskins' family feels like Snyder finally got it right.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tess Lewis and Tess Lewis,Special to the Sun | November 30, 2003
The Touch, by Colleen McCullough. Simon & Schuster. 464 pages. $25.95. Twenty-six years after she published her wildly popular Australian family saga, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough has returned to the outback for a multigenerational tale of Scottish immigrants fresh off the boat. In The Touch, after he has taken many character-building detours, gold lures the penniless, illegitimate Alexander Kinross down under in 1872. And gold keeps him there despite his restless disposition, for Alexander has the Midas touch.
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