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May 8, 1991
Who or what is to blame for the violence that has rocked the primarily Hispanic neighborhood of Mount Pleasant in the District of Columbia? There are no easy answers. City officials, the police and the rioters themselves all bear some responsibility in the two-day confrontation between the D.C. police department and hordes of angry youths who threw rocks and bottles and set cars ablaze after an officer shot a man during an arrest.Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon admits the city has been out of touch with Washington's growing Hispanic community.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Jan. 12, 1985: Harford Community College ends its men's basketball season when nine of the 11 players are declared academically ineligible. "They're students first," athletic director John Haggerty says. "We're concerned about how they are going to feed themselves 10 years down the road, and not many of them are going to do that through sports. " Jan. 17, 1971: The Colts edge the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13 in Super Bowl V, giving Baltimore back-to-back world champions. Three months earlier, the Orioles defeated the Cincinnati Reds to win the World Series.
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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 5, 2002
THE HOWARD County Conservancy held a story circle last month about the lives of Ruth and Frances Brown, the late owners of historic Mount Pleasant farm. Helen Jones of Sykesville and Paul Miller and Susan Tornatore of Ellicott City reminisced about the sisters who lived on the Woodstock farm now occupied by the conservancy. Sally Voris, a former neighborhood correspondent for The Sun, led the circle at the conservancy. Voris questioned the guests about their memories of the sisters, and those in the circle took turns sharing recollections.
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Sports Digest | May 30, 2013
Varsity boys basketball Montrose Christian coach Vetter to resign Stu Vetter , one of the winningest high school basketball coaches of all time, will step down from his position at Montrose Christian in Rockville at the end of the summer. The move comes after 14 seasons as coach of the Mustangs, where Vetter guided current NBA players Kevin Durant , Greivis Vasquez (Maryland) and Linas Kleiza , and established one of the preeminent high school teams in the area.
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By Tom Bowman and Arch Parsons and Tom Bowman and Arch Parsons,Washington Bureau of The Sun Researcher Roman Posnos of The Sun's Washington Bureau contributed to this article | May 8, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Mount Pleasant, the battleground for rioting in the nation's capital since Sunday night, is probably the most ethnically diverse section of the city -- and, economically, one of the most polarized.Mount Pleasant Street, one of the rioters' main concourses of violence, is lined with more than a dozen old apartment houses, built in the post-World War I period, which are occupied mainly by lower-income blacks and Hispanics. Many of the latter are newly arrived immigrants from El Salvador; some entered the United States illegally.
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By Fay Lande | July 10, 2003
Members of the National Civilian Community Corps have built a children's garden at Mount Pleasant Farm, the home of the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock. "We gave them a piece of land, and we said, `We want some kind of garden,' " said Martha Moore, volunteer coordinator for the conservancy. "They looked at it, and they said, `Children's garden!' " About 12 young adults, ages 18 to 24, spent the past month working on the conservancy's land, which is used for conservation programs and environmental education.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 20, 2001
The pairing of Phil Misey and Mike Manley shot a 6-under-par 65 yesterday at Mount Pleasant Golf Course to take a one-stroke lead halfway through the 11th annual two-man team championship of the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation. The leaders combined for seven birdies, including the only one at the 465-yard, par-4 ninth among the 102 teams. Their only bogey came at the par-4 14th. Veteran Mount Pleasant players Bob Lentz and Ross Ellberg had three birdies apiece and also bogeyed the 14th for a 66. On a day that produced a record 39 sub-par rounds, there were five teams at 67, and 10 at 68, including 1999 champions Bob Atwell and Ed Lipski.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 11, 1999
Mount Pleasant Golf Course defeated Maryland Golf & Country Club, 8-1, to capture the Baltimore Junior Interclub championship at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club yesterday. The final matched teams had won their respective conference titles last week.B.J. Muth-Kaitlyn Johnston won the front nine from Chris Baloga-Billy Wingerd for Maryland Golf's only point. The Mount Pleasant side came back to fashion a better-ball of 5 under par in taking the back nine and the match. Jamie Green-Mike Henson and James Chagetas-Tom Dyer accounted for the rest of the Mount's points with 3-0 sweeps.
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By George Taylor and George Taylor,Special to The Evening Sun | September 11, 1990
The Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. is taking on still another new project.The latest is a 36-hole two-man team competition, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 at Mount Pleasant.In recent years, efforts by the BMGC guided the Maryland Stroke Play Championship into major area golf status. The event now is considered one of the section's top three tournaments of the year.More of the same can be expected with the two-man team Fall Classic. While limiting the field to 60 teams the first year, Mount Pleasant professional Jim Deck reports a sellout is assured.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 4, 2002
Chris Baloga, rolling in putts from all over, made six birdies and finished at 4-under par in defeating friendly rival Billy Wingerd, a 2000 finalist, 3 and 1, to join Tim Elliott in the final of the fifth annual Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation match-play championship at Pine Ridge Golf Course yesterday. Elliott stopped Michael Castrilli, 4 and 3. Their scheduled 18-hole match will start at 8 o'clock this morning at Mount Pleasant GC. Baloga birdied the eighth and ninth holes to go 3-up at the turn in the battle of 19-year-olds, but Wingerd, a U.S. Publinx and U.S. Amateur qualifier in recent weeks, won the 10th and 13th, the latter with a 5-foot birdie putt after Baloga had forced the issue with an 18-foot par putt.
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Sports Digest | November 13, 2012
Colleges Towson's Booker is top FCS running back of week Towson senior running back Dominique Booker was honored as the Football Championship Subdivision National Running Back of the Week by College Football Performance Awards. Booker ran for a career-high 181 yards on seven carries Saturday as the Tigers won their third game in a row, a 41-10 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Rhode Island. Men's basketball: UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (St. Vincent Pallotti)
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By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2012
Frostburg is celebrating its bicentennial this weekend. Despite the name Frostburg is not named after Jack Frost or the weather, though the town can become quite frosty with the winds and snow coming down from the Big Savage Mountain . This beautiful historic town in Western Maryland was founded along the path of the National Road originally called Mount Pleasant. The name was changed to Frostburg in honor of Meshach and Catherine Frost , who in 1812 built the first home and tavern for stagecoaches.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
Marie Rose Cornely, a homemaker who enjoyed writing poetry, died Sunday of heart disease at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 87. Marie Rose McKenna was born and raised in Philadelphia. She was a 1943 graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pa. She was an office worker before her 1947 marriage to Dr. Donald A. Cornely Sr.. The couple lived in Philadelphia when Dr. Cornely taught at the University of Pennsylvania and later at the University of Pittsburgh.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 15, 2008
John Robert Short Sr., a Wicomico County truck driver, was killed early Sunday when the truck he was driving was involved in an accident on the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that sent it plunging into the bay. Mr. Short, who died at the scene, was 57. Mr. Short was born in Short Gap, Va., and was raised there until moving to North East when he was a teenager. He attended North East High School and later earned his General Educational Development certificate. He served in the Navy as a machinery repairman assigned to engine rooms of destroyers from 1966 to 1970.
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By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,Sun reporter | September 26, 2007
Mount Hebron boys soccer coach Mike Linsemeyer had to do plenty of patchwork going into the season after the Vikings lost seven starters from last year's Class 3A state championship team. One such area was in goal, where an unexpected and pleasant answer has been found. Before this summer, senior Travis Kumar had never played soccer let alone spent any time in goal. He ran cross country in past fall seasons, played basketball for Linsemeyer in the winter and ran track in the spring. Kumar, who always wanted to give soccer a try, was getting tired of the rigors of cross country, and the soccer team had plenty of openings.
NEWS
February 23, 2007
Naturalists sought at Mount Pleasant The Howard County Conservancy is seeking volunteers to serve as naturalists for its school programs at Mount Pleasant, the conservancy's headquarters and 232-acre nature reserve in Woodstock. Training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, next week and March 8, 15 and 22. Participants learn ecological concepts and become familiar with the history, plants and wildlife of Mount Pleasant. The cost for materials is $10. The conservancy is the county's only nature center and largest land trust, and it provides educational programs for children and adults and summer camps for children ages 5 to 11 at its Gudelsky Environmental Education Center.
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By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 5, 1999
Joseph Vazzana is careful not to tell his war stories too many times. At 82, he knows his co-workers and golf buddies at the Mount Pleasant Golf Course have heard them plenty of times.But he did once get an eagle on a long par 5, on what used to be the eighth hole at Clifton Park Golf Course. "We were looking for the ball, and it was in the cup," he recalls. And he was there in 1956 when Arnold Palmer won his first American tournament -- at Mount Pleasant."He got about $2,100," Vazzana says, shaking his head in amazement at the prize money awarded on the PGA Tour today.
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By Laura Shovan and Laura Shovan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 2003
Ten years ago, Ruth and Frances Brown willed their 300-year-old family farm to the Howard County Conservancy. The sisters, who had been schoolteachers in the area, wanted Mount Pleasant preserved and used for outdoor education. This week, in keeping with the Browns' vision, the conservancy formalized a partnership with Howard County public schools. During a reception on the porch of the original farmhouse, conservancy President J. Edward Tillman said, "We think the Brown sisters, who were teachers, would be very happy to see us in this mode."
NEWS
December 1, 2006
Thomas James Vilsack AGE, BIRTH DATE, LOCATION: 56; Dec. 13, 1950; Pittsburgh. He was orphaned at birth and was adopted on April 10, 1951. EXPERIENCE: Mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 1987-1992; state senator, 1992-1998; governor of Iowa, 1998-2006; practiced law in Mount Pleasant before becoming governor. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, Hamilton College, 1972; law degree, Albany Law School, 1975 FAMILY: Wife, Christie Vilsack; two adult sons, Jess and Doug QUOTE: "I have always been the underdog and long shot.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN REPORTER | September 29, 2006
Preservationists routinely lament the structures that have been swept from the Howard County landscape by time and development. But this year, one unusual 200-year-old wooden barn - currently stacked in 250 pieces in a Carroll County warehouse - is expected to return. Three years after it dismantled the Montjoy barn to save it from the path of a new housing development, the Howard County Conservancy is prepared to rebuild the structure in Woodstock. The conservancy will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the barn as part of its fall festival, which runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the group's Mount Pleasant Farm.
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