April 18, 1994
School: Glenelg High SchoolHometown: GlenelgAge: 17 Meagan serves as president of the school's Student Government Association. She has been involved in the organization since she entered high school. She was a student representative to the Board of Education last year."I thought it was a good way to get around and meet people," she said. "I'm interested in politics. It helps to get involved now."She is editorial page editor of the school newspaper, the Shield, and is active in peer mediation.
December 4, 1990
Services for Amy Griffin, a former teacher who liked gardening and bird watching, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Skiles Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg.Mrs. Griffin, who was 83 and had moved to Emmitsburg from the Guilford area of Baltimore in 1972, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital of complications from gall bladder surgery.Her husband, Gerald E. Griffin, retired in 1972 as editorial page editor of The Sun.The former Amy Olsen was a native of Nebraska and a graduate of the University of Nebraska.
July 3, 1998
John S. Carroll, editor of The Sun and senior vice president of the Baltimore Sun Co., was named a corporate vice president yesterday of the newspaper's parent company, Los Angeles-based Times Mirror Co.Carroll, who retains his previous responsibilities and titles, received the corporate vice president promotion along with five other Times Mirror executives."
August 15, 1995
FROM an Aug. 8 column by Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor of the Atlanta Constitution:"Many ultra-conservatives claim that environmentalists are alarmists whose doomsday predictions have proved wrong."What they neglect to mention is that those predictions have not come true because we took them seriously and passed laws to prevent them from coming true."When Rachel Carson published 'Silent Spring' in 1962, use of the pesticide DDT was common and the destruction it wreaked widespread.
December 2, 2000
Three writers in the features department of The Sun have been named winners of the annual A.D. Emmart Awards for distinguished writing. The top prize of $1,000 was awarded to Sun staff writer Michael Ollove for his story this past September on the life of "Tiny Tasha," a 29-inch-tall woman working as a "human oddity" attraction at the State Fair. Two honorable mention awards, with prizes of $250 each, went to Sun staff writers Dan Fesperman and Larry Bingham. Fesperman was cited for his September story exploring the past, present and future of Baltimore's "hidden harbor," the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
April 2, 1991
The Baltimore Sun today announced that Shanon D. Murray, a senior at Western High School, has won the 1991 Sun scholarship for minority journalists at the University of Maryland.Starting in September, Murray will study journalism at the university at College Park on a full four-year scholarship including tuition, room, board and books.During summers she will work at The Evening Sun as a paid intern reporter and after graduation is expected to join The Evening Sun staff.Murray, daughter of Daniel and Veronica Murray of the 6000 block of Loch Raven Blvd.
October 4, 1993
JENNIFER HASKELLSchool: Hammond High School seniorHometown: ColumbiaAge: 17Music has long been a part of Jennifer's life; she has been playing piano for 10 years. She sings in Hammond's madrigals and concert choir and plays keyboards for the school's Jazz Combo. She also lent her talent in keyboards in last year's countywide production of "Pamphlets," an anti-substance-abuse play.School plays, musicals and talent shows have kept Jennifer busy at Hammond, where she has served as spotlight director, costume manager and matinee director.
December 5, 1997
Diana K. Sugg, a reporter for The Sun, was named winner yesterday of the 1997 A. D. Emmart Memorial Prize for "The Forever Children," a March 23 article on an aging man's struggle to care for his 43-year-old disabled son.Her article also won the 1997 Community Media Excellence Award, one of two awards given annually by The Arc of the United States, a national organization on mental retardation.The Emmart prize of $1,000 honors writing in the humanities published in a Maryland general-readership newspaper or magazine.
December 8, 1998
Linell Smith, a Sun feature writer, has won one of two honorable mentions in the annual A.D. Emmart Awards for her stories on the 35th anniversary of Gwynn Oak Park's desegregation.The top prize of $1,000 went to Margaret Guroff, managing editor of Baltimore magazine, for a December 1997 story about a woman caring for her developmentally disabled brothers after their mother's death. Another honorable mention, worth $250, went to writer Wyl S. Hilton, a former Baltimore magazine writer, for a profile of artist Raoul Middleman.
November 27, 1994
This year's H. L. Mencken Writing Award for opinion writing goes to Charles Levendosky of Casper, Wyo.The judges were Fred Hobson of the University of North Carolina, Mencken's most recent biographer; Anne Hull of the St. Petersburg Times of Florida and a current Nieman Fellow at Harvard; and Barry Saunders, columnist and editorial writer at the News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C.The winner, 58, has been editorial page editor of Wyoming's leading daily paper,...