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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | August 29, 2007
At a celebration of H.L. Mencken's life and works in 2003, a guest speaker from Ohio stood before a crowd of admirers of the "Sage of Baltimore" at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. George Thompson, an accountant and book collector, detailed 44 years of collecting books, letters, photographs, even T-shirts associated with Mencken, some 6,000 items in all. "So, what is one to do with all this material?" Thompson asked those assembled for the Mencken Society program. "As of today, I plan to take them with me!"
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
Date: Oct. 26, 2013 Her story: Grace Katherine "Katie" Beach, 28, grew up in Catonsville. She is an accountant at the Social Security Administration office in Woodlawn. Her parents, Mary Lou and Tom Beach, live in Catonsville. His story: Joseph "Joe" Benson, 29, grew up in Carney. He is an economist at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also in Woodlawn. His mother, Charlotte Benson, lives in Parkville, and his father, Rodney Benson, lives in Washington, D.C. Their story: Katie and Joe met in October of 2008 when mutual college friends introduced them at the Claddagh Pub in Canton.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2004
It's an unusual assembly line - a row of 20 workers standing shoulder-to-shoulder at Baltimore's George Peabody Library, passing one another scores of 19th-century short stories, poems and literary essays from the likes of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The workers are refilling the stacks with 8,000 rare books that were nearly destroyed by water six months ago when a pipe leaked. The volumes have made a remarkable recovery, thanks to a process of freeze-dried restoration.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
Wedding date: March 9, 2013 Her story: Julie Zuramski, 34, grew up in Lutherville. She works in sales at National Envelope. Her father, Joseph, is retired from sales, and her mother, Josephine, is a real estate agent for Long & Foster. His story: Matthew Shevlin, 38, grew up in West Conshocken, Pa. He is an employee benefits consultant for Engle-Hambright & Davies in Philadelphia. His father, Joseph, is a vice president for the Eastern region of AMG Resources and his mother, Kathleen, is a teacher.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
Date: Oct. 26, 2013 Her story: Grace Katherine "Katie" Beach, 28, grew up in Catonsville. She is an accountant at the Social Security Administration office in Woodlawn. Her parents, Mary Lou and Tom Beach, live in Catonsville. His story: Joseph "Joe" Benson, 29, grew up in Carney. He is an economist at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also in Woodlawn. His mother, Charlotte Benson, lives in Parkville, and his father, Rodney Benson, lives in Washington, D.C. Their story: Katie and Joe met in October of 2008 when mutual college friends introduced them at the Claddagh Pub in Canton.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2003
A clogged pipe at the Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Library sent water seeping through five floors of historic books, damaging as many as 8,000 volumes from the 17th to 19th centuries, officials said yesterday. Workers from a New York restoration company rushed to the renowned library on Mount Vernon Place yesterday to move the books into two 53-foot freezer trucks to be transported to the company's facility near Rochester. There, they will be subjected to high-technology freezing processes intended to dry them and undo as much of the water damage as possible.
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September 24, 2001
Agents, editors, authors to take part in book fair Literary agents, book editors, authors and rare-book dealers will take part in the George Peabody Library Antiquarian Book Fair next weekend, giving advice to aspiring writers and book collectors. The chair of the Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars program, Jean McGarry, will lead a discussion, "How I Wrote that Story," at noon Saturday. Hosts of the national radio program, "The Book Guys," will spend an hour Sunday giving free appraisals of old and unique books, starting at 11a.m.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | March 17, 2008
Andrea Palladio was born 500 years ago and practiced architecture in Italy, but his influence is felt widely in America today. His masterpieces, such as the Villa Rotunda and the Villa Emo, have inspired designers of estates, churches and meeting halls around the country, including the Homewood Museum in Baltimore. "Build in such a manner and with such proportions," he said, "so that all the parts together may convey a sweet harmony to the eye of the beholders." The architect's lasting influence is the subject of Harmony to the Eyes, Charting Palladio's Architecture From Rome to Baltimore, an exhibition that opened this month at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1995
The man sought by the FBI for questioning in the thefts of antique maps from rare books libraries has cleared out an antique maps shop he operated in Florida. He left a note early yesterday saying he was headed for Maryland, his landlord said.Gilbert Joseph Bland Jr. and his wife, Karen, emptied the small shop in Tamarac, Fla., near Fort Lauderdale, sometime late Thursday or early yesterday, according to Steve Strachman of Strachman Real Estate, the shop's landlord."I got this note this morning saying, 'See you later,' " he said yesterday.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
The demand for early American prints and maps is burgeoning. Dealers and librarians say soaring prices have fueled the kind of rare-book mutilations and thefts reported this week by a lengthening list of libraries, including the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.The FBI still is seeking a man in his mid-40s who was detained briefly at the Peabody Library last week after cutting a map from an 18th- century book. He is now a suspect in what appears to have been a methodical, four-day, slice-and-run expedition up the East Coast, hitting university libraries in North Carolina, Virginia and Baltimore.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Wedding date: Feb. 16, 2013 Her story: Abby von Kelsch, 37, grew up in Stafford, Va. She works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a disaster consultant. Her mother, Linda, is a retired librarian and her father, Hank, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who owns a construction company. His story: Chad Omweg, 35, grew up in Charlottesville, Va. He is a welder. His parents, Beth and John, are retired. Their story: Abby and Chad met in October 2007 in Park City, Utah, after Abby left Baltimore to become a member of the U.S.A.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 10, 2012
Wedding day: Oct. 6, 2012 Her story: Cara Lewis, 26, grew up in Hampstead. She is an assistant state's attorney for Baltimore City. Her mom, Cheryl Lewis, is senior vice president of lending at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Upperco. His story: Peter Nothstein, 34, grew up in Rodgers Forge. He is an assistant U.S. attorney for Maryland. His mother, Patricia Nothstein, is the director of the lower school at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. His father is deceased. Their story: Cara and Peter met on April 9, 2010, at Pickles Pub across from Camden Yards during the home opener for the Baltimore Orioles through a mutual attorney friend.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
Earle Havens can almost hear their voices. Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia. In one corner, there's a treatise from the third century B.C. in which Aristarchus of Samos estimated the distances between the sun, moon and earth. Across the room is an extremely rare unbound volume of Copernicus' "Revolution of the Celestial Spheres," in which the 15th-century astronomer advanced the then-heretical notion that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
Move over, Louvre. Show some respect, Basel's Bibliothek. A new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes the case that two iconic Baltimore buildings can take their place in the first rank of the world's architectural gems. And that's not just the opinion of local boosters; that's the way the buildings are portrayed by an acclaimed German photographer. In "Candida Hofer: Interior Worlds," the artist's rendition of the Louvre shares wall space with her serenely elegant view of an Italian Renaissance courtroom inside the Walters Art Museum . And the world-famous Library of the Archiginnasio in Bologna, Italy, appears not one whit more luxuriously ornamental than the cast-iron fretwork adorning Charm City's own George Peabody Library.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | March 17, 2008
Andrea Palladio was born 500 years ago and practiced architecture in Italy, but his influence is felt widely in America today. His masterpieces, such as the Villa Rotunda and the Villa Emo, have inspired designers of estates, churches and meeting halls around the country, including the Homewood Museum in Baltimore. "Build in such a manner and with such proportions," he said, "so that all the parts together may convey a sweet harmony to the eye of the beholders." The architect's lasting influence is the subject of Harmony to the Eyes, Charting Palladio's Architecture From Rome to Baltimore, an exhibition that opened this month at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | August 29, 2007
At a celebration of H.L. Mencken's life and works in 2003, a guest speaker from Ohio stood before a crowd of admirers of the "Sage of Baltimore" at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. George Thompson, an accountant and book collector, detailed 44 years of collecting books, letters, photographs, even T-shirts associated with Mencken, some 6,000 items in all. "So, what is one to do with all this material?" Thompson asked those assembled for the Mencken Society program. "As of today, I plan to take them with me!"
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2004
Elizabeth P. King, a retired decorator who helped refurbish the George Peabody Library in downtown Baltimore, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Roland Park Place. The former Guilford resident was 84. Born Elizabeth Davenport Plant in Macon, Ga., she attended Shorter College in Rome, Ga. During World War II, she was a mechanical drafter in an explosives assembly plant in Georgia. In 1945, she married John T. King III, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive and decorated World War II veteran.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Wedding date: Feb. 16, 2013 Her story: Abby von Kelsch, 37, grew up in Stafford, Va. She works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a disaster consultant. Her mother, Linda, is a retired librarian and her father, Hank, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who owns a construction company. His story: Chad Omweg, 35, grew up in Charlottesville, Va. He is a welder. His parents, Beth and John, are retired. Their story: Abby and Chad met in October 2007 in Park City, Utah, after Abby left Baltimore to become a member of the U.S.A.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2004
Elizabeth P. King, a retired decorator who helped refurbish the George Peabody Library in downtown Baltimore, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Roland Park Place. The former Guilford resident was 84. Born Elizabeth Davenport Plant in Macon, Ga., she attended Shorter College in Rome, Ga. During World War II, she was a mechanical drafter in an explosives assembly plant in Georgia. In 1945, she married John T. King III, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive and decorated World War II veteran.
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