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January 24, 2013
Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama filled me with enthusiasm for the next four years. My only disappointment was the singers chosen to sing our patriotic songs ("History revisited," Jan. 22). Why do these young singers have to spoil our beautiful patriotic songs by putting on their own interpretation, dragging the songs out, hitting off-key notes and screeching? This is not music. They should be required to listen to recordings of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 7, 2014
Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School in Bel Air hosted its 2014 Voting Parade Tuesday morning on the school campus. The parade is held every two years, according to teacher Cindy Leon, to celebrate America's freedom of voting; it has been part of the election year school calendar for 16 years. Students vote on several things in school: favorite super hero, yearbook cover, songs, etc. The winners were announced at the celebration. The Bel Air High School band and the entire Homestead-Wakefield student body marched in the parade, which started at Wakefield and proceeded down the street to the he street to the Homestead building.
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February 7, 2013
Well, I thought it could not get worse, but it did. The two women who sang our patriotic songs at the Super Bowl were even worse than the two who sang at the president's inauguration. Congratulations to the children from Sandy Hook who were perfect in their pitch and hit all the right notes and by comparison made the two women sound pathetic. I repeat, listen to Kate Smith's recordings of "God Bless America" or find other careers. Sueanne Greenwood, Timonium
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February 7, 2013
Well, I thought it could not get worse, but it did. The two women who sang our patriotic songs at the Super Bowl were even worse than the two who sang at the president's inauguration. Congratulations to the children from Sandy Hook who were perfect in their pitch and hit all the right notes and by comparison made the two women sound pathetic. I repeat, listen to Kate Smith's recordings of "God Bless America" or find other careers. Sueanne Greenwood, Timonium
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 4, 2012
A nice crowd gathered under sunny skies at the William Humbert Amphitheater in Bel Air's Shamrock Park Saturday morning for the town's annual Flag Day ceremony. Traditionally, Flag Day is recognized on June 14; however, the town coordinates the scheduling of this ceremony with Bel Air High School's band and chorus to ensure the event does not interfere with their end-of-year studies and final exams. The band and chorus once again played and sang patriotic songs. The Flag Day Ceremony featured the poem "Our Flag" recited by poet Samuel B. Fielder of Forest Hill, a former Army sergeant who is a veteran of the Korean War. Retired Army Col. John F. Kutcher was the featured speaker and County Councilman Jim McMahan was master of ceremonies.
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June 11, 2006
Baltimore: Northwest Woman shot in dispute at home A 31-year-old woman remained in critical condition after being shot during a domestic dispute early yesterday in her Northwest Baltimore home, police said. The shooting occurred in the 4200 block of Pimlico Road about 5:30 a.m., police said. Stacey Robinson, shot once in the head, was taken to Sinai Hospital. Police arrested her boyfriend, Dennis McFadden, 24, at the scene and charged him with attempted first-degree murder. He is expected to have a bail review tomorrow, police said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 7, 2014
Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School in Bel Air hosted its 2014 Voting Parade Tuesday morning on the school campus. The parade is held every two years, according to teacher Cindy Leon, to celebrate America's freedom of voting; it has been part of the election year school calendar for 16 years. Students vote on several things in school: favorite super hero, yearbook cover, songs, etc. The winners were announced at the celebration. The Bel Air High School band and the entire Homestead-Wakefield student body marched in the parade, which started at Wakefield and proceeded down the street to the he street to the Homestead building.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
In the crowd gathered Wednesday in Towson's Patriot Plaza on the eve of Veterans Day, a retired Army sergeant stood proudly at attention, during the presentation of colors, the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. Gordon Pinkney, whose 34 years of service include combat tours in Vietnam and Iraq, wore a cap that said "Buffalo Soldiers. " On it was a patch that depicted a cavalry man and read, "We can we will. " "Ceremonies like this show you all care," Pinkney said. "That is all any soldier wants to hear.
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By Elisha King and Elisha King,Evening Sun Staff | August 5, 1991
Bluegrass bars and bluegrass weddings may be harder to find these days, say fans of bluegrass music, but the music form has become no less enjoyable, judging from the crowd at the Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention in Westminster.More than 80 musicians from Maryland and surrounding states performed yesterday in front of a crowd that reached 3,000 by day's end. They dazzled listeners with up-tempo tunes on fiddles, banjos, mandolins and guitars."I think people are playing and listening to bluegrass as much as ever," said Meghan Shook, who runs the twice-annual conventions with her brother, Dave Greene.
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By Greg Tasker and Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Greg Tasker and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writers | May 29, 1991
Across Carroll and elsewhere, countians took time on Memorial Day weekend to honor men and women who lost their lives in the service of their country.For hundreds of people who attended a ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Baltimore County, MemorialDay 1991 was especially solemn.During the 90-minute program, the seven Maryland servicemen who died during the Persian Gulf war were honored, including Manchester native Army Spec. Charles L. Bowman Jr.Charles and Sandra Bowman, parents of the fallen Carroll serviceman, attended the ceremony and accepted a plaque honoring their son."
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January 24, 2013
Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama filled me with enthusiasm for the next four years. My only disappointment was the singers chosen to sing our patriotic songs ("History revisited," Jan. 22). Why do these young singers have to spoil our beautiful patriotic songs by putting on their own interpretation, dragging the songs out, hitting off-key notes and screeching? This is not music. They should be required to listen to recordings of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Sometimes it's the lyrics and not the music that set a song apart. For the Ellicott City-based ShowTime Singers, one of the most challenging musical numbers they've performed was "America the Beautiful" - when they sang it in Mandarin for a Chinese New Year festival a few years ago. The 47 members of the choral group studied the spoken translation recorded by member Ruihua Tao, who is a native of Beijing and a Columbia resident. Then they put the new words to the patriotic tune in four-part harmony for appreciative immigrants and Chinese-Americans in the audience.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 4, 2012
A nice crowd gathered under sunny skies at the William Humbert Amphitheater in Bel Air's Shamrock Park Saturday morning for the town's annual Flag Day ceremony. Traditionally, Flag Day is recognized on June 14; however, the town coordinates the scheduling of this ceremony with Bel Air High School's band and chorus to ensure the event does not interfere with their end-of-year studies and final exams. The band and chorus once again played and sang patriotic songs. The Flag Day Ceremony featured the poem "Our Flag" recited by poet Samuel B. Fielder of Forest Hill, a former Army sergeant who is a veteran of the Korean War. Retired Army Col. John F. Kutcher was the featured speaker and County Councilman Jim McMahan was master of ceremonies.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2011
James Richard Kopelke, a retired educator whose Jim's Sentimental Journeys sing-alongs entertained residents of retirement communities, died May 19 of a heart attack at his home in Webster, N.Y. The longtime Timonium resident had celebrated his 78th birthday three days earlier. Born in Aurora, Ill., Mr. Kopelke moved with his family to Catonsville in 1942, when his father took a job at the old Emerson Farm Dairy in Brooklandville. He was a 1951 graduate of Catonsville High School and served in the Army until 1953.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
In the crowd gathered Wednesday in Towson's Patriot Plaza on the eve of Veterans Day, a retired Army sergeant stood proudly at attention, during the presentation of colors, the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. Gordon Pinkney, whose 34 years of service include combat tours in Vietnam and Iraq, wore a cap that said "Buffalo Soldiers. " On it was a patch that depicted a cavalry man and read, "We can we will. " "Ceremonies like this show you all care," Pinkney said. "That is all any soldier wants to hear.
NEWS
June 11, 2006
Baltimore: Northwest Woman shot in dispute at home A 31-year-old woman remained in critical condition after being shot during a domestic dispute early yesterday in her Northwest Baltimore home, police said. The shooting occurred in the 4200 block of Pimlico Road about 5:30 a.m., police said. Stacey Robinson, shot once in the head, was taken to Sinai Hospital. Police arrested her boyfriend, Dennis McFadden, 24, at the scene and charged him with attempted first-degree murder. He is expected to have a bail review tomorrow, police said.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Sometimes it's the lyrics and not the music that set a song apart. For the Ellicott City-based ShowTime Singers, one of the most challenging musical numbers they've performed was "America the Beautiful" - when they sang it in Mandarin for a Chinese New Year festival a few years ago. The 47 members of the choral group studied the spoken translation recorded by member Ruihua Tao, who is a native of Beijing and a Columbia resident. Then they put the new words to the patriotic tune in four-part harmony for appreciative immigrants and Chinese-Americans in the audience.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 23, 2003
BEIJING - Here are some of the facts about the SARS epidemic in China: China's government covered up the early spread of the disease, helping create a public health crisis and showing it was out of touch with the needs of its citizens. But here are the facts as presented by the Chinese government: It was the central government that came to the rescue, cleaning up the mistakes of local officials who failed to grasp the magnitude of the threat. Doctors and nurses here watched in frustration as colleagues died of severe acute respiratory syndrome because of poor infection controls, even though the government had months of warning about the contagious nature of the virus.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 23, 2003
BEIJING - Here are some of the facts about the SARS epidemic in China: China's government covered up the early spread of the disease, helping create a public health crisis and showing it was out of touch with the needs of its citizens. But here are the facts as presented by the Chinese government: It was the central government that came to the rescue, cleaning up the mistakes of local officials who failed to grasp the magnitude of the threat. Doctors and nurses here watched in frustration as colleagues died of severe acute respiratory syndrome because of poor infection controls, even though the government had months of warning about the contagious nature of the virus.
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