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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Harry Blumenthal, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany who became an engineer and an ardent opera fan, died Aug. 12 of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 89. The son of shopkeepers, Harry Blumenthal was born in Limburg, Germany, and was raised in Weyer and later in Bad Camberg, Germany. After Kristallnacht, a wave of anti-Jewish pogroms on Nov. 9-10, 1938, Mr. Blumenthal and his parents were able to secure visas to leave Germany. They left Bad Camberg in 1940 and after making their way to Genoa, they boarded the Manhattan, which took them to New York City, where they settled in Washington Heights.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Date: March 29 Her story: Annabelle Alberts, 30, grew up in Detroit. She lived in New York City for 31/2 years before moving to Maryland in September 2012. She is the manager of marketing for Deloitte Forensic in Baltimore. Her parents, Marcia and Mike Alberts, live in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. His story: Scott Palagyi, 31, was born in Pittsburgh but grew up in York, Pa. He spent seven years working in Ohio for Procter & Gamble before being relocated to Baltimore about three years ago. He is the northeast distributions center operations leader for Procter & Gamble in Hunt Valley.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
Regarding your recent blurb about Family Fun Day, I noted the headline was a gloss on one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most memorable songs from the "Pirates of Penzance" ("This day, a policeman's lot was a happy one," April 29). That charming ditty concludes with the refrain "When constabulary duty's to be done, to be done, a policeman's lot is not a happy one!" "Pirates," which debuted in the U.S. in New York City on Dec. 31, 1879, has always been a favorite on this side of the pond - so much so that by the 1920s its chorus, "Come, friends, who plow the sea," had acquired new, rather scurrilous lyrics that are still well known.
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October 11, 2013
I am writing in response to the editorial, "Charm City Express" (Sept. 16), outlining Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to increase support for Baltimore's public transportation infrastructure. As a student at Johns Hopkins University coming from New York City, the model of efficient and effective public transportation, I am thrilled with Governor O'Malley's plan. When talking to my peers at Hopkins, everyone agrees that Baltimore is a fantastic city with a lot to explore, but we are frustrated by the lack of a good transit system for us to explore it. Most students don't have a car on campus.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker, Edward Jeppe Rasmussen was born in Brooklyn and spent his early years in Queens before moving with his family to Scarsdale. After graduating from Scarsdale High School in 1937, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1942 from Dartmouth College.
NEWS
June 21, 2014
My household recently received two mailers attacking Del. Jon Cardin from a group that calls itself "Marylanders for Integrity in Government PAC" and credited "Anne Adoryan, Treasurer. " The return address was a post office box in Hampden. When I checked the Maryland State Board of Elections' on-line database, there was no listing for this organization. When I Googled Anne Adoryan's name, I found that she was a law student who only recently moved here from Ohio. After Delegate Cardin's campaign sued the rump organization for failing to disclose its donors, a report was posted on the state election board's website showing that "Marylanders for Integrity in Government" received one $50,000 contribution from a union in Washington, D.C. and another $50,000 contribution from a union in New York City.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2010
Ngo Okafor has posed with supermodels like Gisele Bündchen. His face has been plastered all over New York City in an Under Armour ad campaign. But it wasn't until this fall when actor and talk-show host Mo'Nique gushed on-air about his calendar that the 35-year-old got a real taste of stardom. "After that appearance, I got a lot of double takes," he said this week from his parent's Salisbury home. "People in my building would stop me. When I went to auditions, the security guards who ignored me before said, 'Oh, I now know who you are.'" For the past decade, Okafor has gradually become a force in the modeling world.
NEWS
March 23, 2013
Your editorial about a recent court decision invalidating the so-called "soda ban" in New York City ("Bloomberg loses the soda battle, not the war," March 12, 2013) offered an incomplete explanation of why the judge ruled the ban "arbitrary and capricious. " The judge referred to "loopholes," which you addressed, but that only tells part of the story. The judge also stated, "it excludes other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and/or calories on suspect grounds.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
Milford Mill's Toni Brown finished second in the 300-meter dash on Saturday in the 60th Bishop Loughlin Games at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City. Brown, 5 feet 6 and 132-pounds, ran the distance in a personal-best 39.47 seconds. She was the No. 3 seed in the race after winning her preliminary heat in 40.47 seconds. “I was nervous only because I wanted to make sure I did everything right,” said Brown, a senior. “When you stop being nervous that's when you stop having something be nervous about.” The Bishop Loughlin Games are billed as the oldest and largest high school indoor track meet in the country.
FEATURES
By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
Date: June 14 Her story: Jannette Merritt, 31, grew up in Owings Mills. She is a technical accounts manager at Livefyre, a social content sharing company, in its New York City office. Her father, Otis Merritt III, a retired warden of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and stepmother, Clarice Paschall , live in Baltimore. Her mother, Marlene Merritt-Hall, and stepfather, Charles Hall, live in Myrtle Beach, S.C. His story: Michael Phillips, 40, grew up in Queens, N.Y. He is a network engineer for Collective, an online audience targeting company based in New York City.
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