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By Samantha Iacia, Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 15, 2012
Abe Warfel and Michele Plantamura regularly run and train together as a couple. But at last week's Baltimore Running Festival, Abe was focused on more than reaching the finish line of the race. In the final stretch of the half marathon, Abe, 28, looked like he was stopping to tie his shoe, Michele said. It wasn't until Michele, 27, saw her family standing on the sideline and her brother holding a camera that she realized what was about to happen.  Abe proposed to Michele in front of Camden Yards at the 13-mile mark so the two could finish the race together as a newly engaged couple.   The excitement of the proposal and the crowds of spectators congratulating the couple helped them finish the race, Michele said.
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By Samantha Iacia, Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 15, 2012
Abe Warfel and Michele Plantamura regularly run and train together as a couple. But at last week's Baltimore Running Festival, Abe was focused on more than reaching the finish line of the race. In the final stretch of the half marathon, Abe, 28, looked like he was stopping to tie his shoe, Michele said. It wasn't until Michele, 27, saw her family standing on the sideline and her brother holding a camera that she realized what was about to happen.  Abe proposed to Michele in front of Camden Yards at the 13-mile mark so the two could finish the race together as a newly engaged couple.   The excitement of the proposal and the crowds of spectators congratulating the couple helped them finish the race, Michele said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 21, 1996
A man is being held on $1 million bond in the county detention center on charges of assault with intent to murder two Anne Arundel police officers during a struggle at a Jessup motel.Cleveland Ray Leak, 35, of no fixed address, also is charged with two counts each of resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, hindering a police investigation, battery and assault. In addition, he was charged with one count of robbery.Officers Debra Arduini and Christopher Conner were questioning Leak Sunday evening about an alleged robbery when Leak attacked the officers and grabbed Conner's handgun, police said.
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By Sloane Brown, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
Their competitive natures led to lots of initial break-ups in college, but now playing sports together is a way to bond. Wedding date: May 12, 2012 Her story: Beth Gampel, 28, grew up in Columbia and is an occupational therapist at Genesis Healthcare. Her father, Howard Gampel, is a pharmacist at Food Lion in Odenton. Her mother, Joanne Gampel, is a retired federal social science analyst. His story: Adam Abell, 27, grew up in Pikesville and Owings Mills and is senior territory sales manager for Healthpoint Biotherapeudics.
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By JACQUES KELLY | November 17, 2001
THERE'S NOTHING quite like an act of unexpected kindness to set in the right spirit for the Thanksgiving weekend. I have an old friend to thank for her thoughtfulness. In this column last Saturday, I recounted the 30-year-old story of a cool Saturday autumn morning when my Great-Aunt Cora, near the end of her life, prepared me the very last breakfast she was to serve. The meal involved hot oatmeal and a lot of family love. Also last Saturday, as is my routine, I posted at the Waverly Farmers Market - always a good ritual, but better when the apples, late pears and turnips are in season.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun reporter | December 9, 2007
Renee Samuels and Nikia Knox talked online for weeks and went out on a first date this fall. Jessica Leshnoff and Janelle Erlichman Diamond were set up by a mutual friend and met for the first time two years ago over steaming cups of coffee. None of these women found a love connection. But there's no need for pity here. None was looking for love in the first place; the goal was to make friends. "I was nervous because I had never been on a `friend date' before," says Leshnoff, 29, a communications specialist for Maryland Public Television.
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By Arthur J. Magida | April 13, 1997
FOR A KID growing up in Scranton, Pa., there was nothing like these two literary devils. They rode into America of the mid-and late 1950s with a verve, a courage, an energy and honesty that was bracing, courageous, intoxicating, exciting and totally, honestly new. Nothing had been seen like them before. Nothing has been seen since. For wiry kids like me, growing up in towns whose only "bookstores" stocked five racks of paperbacks at the rear of a shop that sold cards and 45 rpm records, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac were spirits from another world, another universe.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTER | June 9, 2007
I knew John Leo Virgil Murphy Jr., who was the father of a friend of mine, back in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a former safety engineer for U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co., and when I knew him, he was working as a city housing inspector. Murphy was one of Baltimore's great characters. He was an inveterate lunchtime walker and could be seen wearing his trademark crushed fedora or summer straw hat while slowly puffing on the extra-long cigarettes that were a fixture of his daily downtown perambulations.
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By Sloane Brown, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
Their competitive natures led to lots of initial break-ups in college, but now playing sports together is a way to bond. Wedding date: May 12, 2012 Her story: Beth Gampel, 28, grew up in Columbia and is an occupational therapist at Genesis Healthcare. Her father, Howard Gampel, is a pharmacist at Food Lion in Odenton. Her mother, Joanne Gampel, is a retired federal social science analyst. His story: Adam Abell, 27, grew up in Pikesville and Owings Mills and is senior territory sales manager for Healthpoint Biotherapeudics.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | April 8, 1993
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II and County Executive Charles I. Ecker found a little harmony yesterday.Two days ago, neither the spiritual leader of 1.5 million Christians worldwide nor the political leader of Howard County's local government had ever heard of each other.Yesterday, however, they sat in Mr. Ecker's office talking about the meaning of Lent. Actually, it was Metropolitan Matthews, of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in India, who was talking.Mr. Ecker, attired in a blue blazer and stripped tie, was listening.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun reporter | December 9, 2007
Renee Samuels and Nikia Knox talked online for weeks and went out on a first date this fall. Jessica Leshnoff and Janelle Erlichman Diamond were set up by a mutual friend and met for the first time two years ago over steaming cups of coffee. None of these women found a love connection. But there's no need for pity here. None was looking for love in the first place; the goal was to make friends. "I was nervous because I had never been on a `friend date' before," says Leshnoff, 29, a communications specialist for Maryland Public Television.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTER | June 9, 2007
I knew John Leo Virgil Murphy Jr., who was the father of a friend of mine, back in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a former safety engineer for U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co., and when I knew him, he was working as a city housing inspector. Murphy was one of Baltimore's great characters. He was an inveterate lunchtime walker and could be seen wearing his trademark crushed fedora or summer straw hat while slowly puffing on the extra-long cigarettes that were a fixture of his daily downtown perambulations.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
The sniper's first and fourth victims never met, but they both had a friend in Larry Gaffigan. Now, the 53-year-old Silver Spring resident is mourning the losses of a dear friend, James D. Martin, and a trusted nanny, Sarah Ramos, and trying to unite their families in the aftermath of last week's deadly attacks. "It's all too much," Gaffigan said during an interview tucked between afternoon business appointments and a visit with Martin's widow, Billie Martin. "This has been a nightmare."
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By JACQUES KELLY | November 17, 2001
THERE'S NOTHING quite like an act of unexpected kindness to set in the right spirit for the Thanksgiving weekend. I have an old friend to thank for her thoughtfulness. In this column last Saturday, I recounted the 30-year-old story of a cool Saturday autumn morning when my Great-Aunt Cora, near the end of her life, prepared me the very last breakfast she was to serve. The meal involved hot oatmeal and a lot of family love. Also last Saturday, as is my routine, I posted at the Waverly Farmers Market - always a good ritual, but better when the apples, late pears and turnips are in season.
NEWS
By Arthur J. Magida | April 13, 1997
FOR A KID growing up in Scranton, Pa., there was nothing like these two literary devils. They rode into America of the mid-and late 1950s with a verve, a courage, an energy and honesty that was bracing, courageous, intoxicating, exciting and totally, honestly new. Nothing had been seen like them before. Nothing has been seen since. For wiry kids like me, growing up in towns whose only "bookstores" stocked five racks of paperbacks at the rear of a shop that sold cards and 45 rpm records, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac were spirits from another world, another universe.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 18, 1997
IRWINDALE, Calif. -- H. F. Ahmanson & Co. raised its hostile bid for rival California thrift Great Western Financial Corp. to $6.66 billion yesterday, topping a friendly offer from Washington Mutual Inc.Ahmanson said it would pay about $50 a share in its stock for each Great Western share, with the value of the offer changing along with the price of Ahmanson stock. Washington Mutual offered about $45.34 a share, or $6.25 billion."Ahmanson's is obviously a more attractive offer," said William Rubin, a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, one of the largest shareholders of Ahmanson and Chatsworth, Calif.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | March 18, 1997
IRWINDALE, Calif. -- H. F. Ahmanson & Co. raised its hostile bid for rival California thrift Great Western Financial Corp. to $6.66 billion yesterday, topping a friendly offer from Washington Mutual Inc.Ahmanson said it would pay about $50 a share in its stock for each Great Western share, with the value of the offer changing along with the price of Ahmanson stock. Washington Mutual offered about $45.34 a share, or $6.25 billion."Ahmanson's is obviously a more attractive offer," said William Rubin, a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, one of the largest shareholders of Ahmanson and Chatsworth, Calif.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
The sniper's first and fourth victims never met, but they both had a friend in Larry Gaffigan. Now, the 53-year-old Silver Spring resident is mourning the losses of a dear friend, James D. Martin, and a trusted nanny, Sarah Ramos, and trying to unite their families in the aftermath of last week's deadly attacks. "It's all too much," Gaffigan said during an interview tucked between afternoon business appointments and a visit with Martin's widow, Billie Martin. "This has been a nightmare."
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 21, 1996
A man is being held on $1 million bond in the county detention center on charges of assault with intent to murder two Anne Arundel police officers during a struggle at a Jessup motel.Cleveland Ray Leak, 35, of no fixed address, also is charged with two counts each of resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, hindering a police investigation, battery and assault. In addition, he was charged with one count of robbery.Officers Debra Arduini and Christopher Conner were questioning Leak Sunday evening about an alleged robbery when Leak attacked the officers and grabbed Conner's handgun, police said.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | April 8, 1993
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II and County Executive Charles I. Ecker found a little harmony yesterday.Two days ago, neither the spiritual leader of 1.5 million Christians worldwide nor the political leader of Howard County's local government had ever heard of each other.Yesterday, however, they sat in Mr. Ecker's office talking about the meaning of Lent. Actually, it was Metropolitan Matthews, of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in India, who was talking.Mr. Ecker, attired in a blue blazer and stripped tie, was listening.
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