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By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1998
Laurie Sokoloff has always known precisely how she would act if confronted by a robber."You can have my car, you can have my purse, you can have my cat -- even though I love my cat," said Sokoloff, who has played the piccolo with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for 30 years. "But if it were my piccolo, I'd hesitate, and I know that would pose a danger to me."At 7: 35 p.m. Friday, Sokoloff was mugged at Cathedral and Biddle streets as she left her car and walked toward Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
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Sports Digest | April 30, 2012
Varsity Trio of athletes win Brian Piccolo Memorial Award Erika Armetta (Bel Air), Anna Marie Liberatore (IND), and Katelin Mozingo (Fallston) each received the Brian Piccolo Memorial Award from the Northern Chesapeake Chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American service organization that awards scholarships, provides grants for research and supports charities. The awards are given to high school students of Italian heritage who exemplify the character traits of Piccolo, the Wake Forest and Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer in 1970 at age 26 and whose life was the subject of the 1971 film "Brian's Song.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynn Williams and Lynn Williams,Sun Restaurant Critic | February 8, 1991
The signature color for Italian restaurants used to be red: red sauce, red wine, red tablecloths. These days Italian places with aspirations prefer pink. Not the girlish candy-pink of tea rooms, but classier, duskier pink. Pink as in pink peppercorns , or a cream sauce dotted with tomato puree, or a rosy setting that soothes the nerves and does awfully nice things to the complexion.And lest anyone think that pink is for ladies only, Piccolo Italiano Ristorante, one of the pinkest restaurants around, is a top power-lunch spot for Annapolis politicos of both genders.
NEWS
May 24, 2006
Maria Beane, Mount Hebron SPORT SOFTBALL GIRLS STATS -- The senior second baseman is a four-year varsity player for the Vikings, contributing to regional titles in 2004 and 2005 with a steady glove and timely hits. SIDELINES -- Beane has a 3.95 grade point average and plans to attend Virginia Tech to major in math. She is a member of the Vikings' band, playing the flute during the concert season and the piccolo during the marching season. Beane also is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2001
Boxes are half packed and chairs are still on the tables at mid-afternoon at Piccolo's restaurant in Columbia. The long-standing landmark off Snowden River Parkway in Columbia - a welcome spot for antipasto and arias - has closed, blaming smaller crowds and more competition for its decline. The spacious Italian dining house has drawn large crowds, supported local artists by displaying their work and served up steaming pasta, delicate meats and creamy sauces to salivating customers for a dozen years.
BUSINESS
By Mike Langberg and Mike Langberg,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 27, 1993
For many parents, the main reason for buying a CD-ROM drive is luring their children away from mindless video games toward something both fun and educational.Too bad so many CD-ROMs for children are also mindless, failing to deliver on the promise of what CD-ROM developers call "edu-tainment.""The Musical World of Professor Piccolo" is a welcome exception.The new disk from Opcode Interactive of Palo Alto, Calif., due in stores this week or next, is compelling enough that children will eagerly explore its nooks and crannies --without realizing they are learning in the process.
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By Beth Reinhard and Beth Reinhard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 24, 1996
It's 15 minutes before curtain time, and the pianist is stuck in traffic, the microphone is missing and the tenor is the only one in costume.Pass the Parmesan, please.Welcome to "Opera Night" at Piccolo's restaurant in Columbia's Owen Brown village, where diners on the third Monday of every month can enjoy Puccini with their pasta or Verdi with their veal."It's Little Italy comes to Columbia," declared Vincent Guida, Piccolo's co-owner.The two-hour repertoire is performed by the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Repertory Opera, a 5-year-old company of 25 people who aspire to sing professional opera full-time.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Restaurant Critic | October 24, 1999
It always surprises me that Columbia doesn't have more nice restaurants. (I'm not counting chains.) There's a huge, affluent and fairly sophisticated customer base there. Who knows? Maybe that's why Piccolo's was packed on a Wednesday night.Or maybe it was the return of chef Michael Wagner, who was in charge of Piccolo's kitchen for three years, developed a following and then left to open Planet Hollywood. He moved on to the Tomato Palace in Columbia and is now back at Piccolo's, with a new menu of contemporary Italian cuisine.
FEATURES
By Kathryn Higham and Kathryn Higham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 1998
Piccolo's in Columbia is an Italian restaurant that has the panache of a New York-style supper club.As we entered, jazz musicians were playing softly and soulfully in the sunken central bar of the restaurant, and the lights were turned down low. Candles flickered behind frosted shades. It just took a little imagination to turn the traffic on nearby Snowden River Parkway into a street scene on New York's stylish Central Park West, especially with the trees outside wrapped in little white lights.
NEWS
By Allison Steele and Allison Steele,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2001
Piccolo's restaurant, where until recently Columbia residents dined on homemade pasta, could be replaced by a gas station, if negotiations with oil company officials are successful and Howard County officials approve. Owners of Piccolo's auctioned the building (including all cooking equipment, furniture and decorations) yesterday and received a bid of $1.6 million from a trio of local businessmen who would like to develop another restaurant in its place off Snowden River Parkway. But the auction was held solely to establish a "backup buyer" for the property, said auctioneer Paul Sobwick of Express Auctions.
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By JEFF SEIDEL and JEFF SEIDEL,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 19, 2005
Forest Wiest said he always liked the movie Brian's Song. The Harford County supervisor of physical education and athletics had a little more reason than most to take interest in that film. The well-known television movie featured the story of Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo, who died in 1970 at the age of 26, seven months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Wiest knew Piccolo, having played football with him at Wake Forest. Wiest went back to Wake Forest last month for a reunion of players who were on teams in the mid-1960s under former coach Bill Tate.
NEWS
August 9, 2002
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, 72, a University of Texas professor who was considered a pioneer of computer science, died of cancer Wednesday in Austin. He was renowned for his work in software development and computers, including his early insight that mathematical logic is the basis for programming. He was also well known for his work regarding the building of computer operating systems and other areas in the field, including his shortest path algorithm. Ronald McCroby, 68, a master whistler who performed with orchestras and jazz groups, died in Aurora, Ohio, on Monday of a heart attack.
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By Allison Steele and Allison Steele,SUN STAFF | July 19, 2001
It appears increasingly unlikely that the site of the former Piccolo's restaurant - long a popular Columbia dining spot off Snowden River Parkway - will be converted by BP Amoco Corp. into a gas station. After confronting almost unanimous opposition at a meeting of the Owen Brown Village Board on Tuesday night, representatives from the oil company said yesterday that they won't pursue plans for a gas station on the property. "We're gonna take a step back," said John Curry, BP public affairs director.
NEWS
July 1, 2001
Three programs win Howard honors as All-America City Three ambitious civic programs helped Howard County win the prestigious All-America City Award on June 23 in Atlanta. Howard County and Ocean City were among the 10 communities honored with the National Civic League award, which recognizes communities working to overcome their problems. A 35-member delegation arrived in Atlanta late last week ready to brag about three efforts to make Howard County a better place: a free health clinic for uninsured patients; a student-run cafe; and a program that helps senior citizens stay in their homes.
NEWS
By Allison Steele and Allison Steele,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2001
Piccolo's restaurant, where until recently Columbia residents dined on homemade pasta, could be replaced by a gas station, if negotiations with oil company officials are successful and Howard County officials approve. Owners of Piccolo's auctioned the building (including all cooking equipment, furniture and decorations) yesterday and received a bid of $1.6 million from a trio of local businessmen who would like to develop another restaurant in its place off Snowden River Parkway. But the auction was held solely to establish a "backup buyer" for the property, said auctioneer Paul Sobwick of Express Auctions.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2001
Boxes are half packed and chairs are still on the tables at mid-afternoon at Piccolo's restaurant in Columbia. The long-standing landmark off Snowden River Parkway in Columbia - a welcome spot for antipasto and arias - has closed, blaming smaller crowds and more competition for its decline. The spacious Italian dining house has drawn large crowds, supported local artists by displaying their work and served up steaming pasta, delicate meats and creamy sauces to salivating customers for a dozen years.
NEWS
October 16, 2000
Elkridge businesswoman is honored by her peers Judy Brown, co-owner of Rapid Sign Center in Elkridge, has been given the American Business Women's Association's Spotlight Award for September. The Columbia chapter of the organization presented the award as a token of gratitude for Brown's commitment to the community and her work with the chapter. Piccolo's Wagner attends cooking school in Italy Michael Wagner, executive chef at Piccolo's Restaurant in Columbia, attended the Mangia Cooking School in Florence, Italy, and met chefs from Venice and Rome.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | November 9, 1994
Mike Piccolo of North Harford picked a good time to score the first game-winning goal of his career.Piccolo scored on a penalty kick in the 42nd minute to give No. 4 North Harford a 1-0 victory over Loch Raven in the Class 2A North Region final last night at Hereford.North Harford (14-0-1), which also won a region title two years ago, advanced to the state semifinals on Friday against Oakland Mills, the South Region winner, at a site to be determined today.The Hawks came up with some good scoring chances in the first half.
NEWS
October 16, 2000
Elkridge businesswoman is honored by her peers Judy Brown, co-owner of Rapid Sign Center in Elkridge, has been given the American Business Women's Association's Spotlight Award for September. The Columbia chapter of the organization presented the award as a token of gratitude for Brown's commitment to the community and her work with the chapter. Piccolo's Wagner attends cooking school in Italy Michael Wagner, executive chef at Piccolo's Restaurant in Columbia, attended the Mangia Cooking School in Florence, Italy, and met chefs from Venice and Rome.
NEWS
By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1999
On any given night, the main dining room at Piccolo's, the popular Italian restaurant in Columbia, is filled with patrons enjoying steaming plates of risotto, spaghetti and veal chops. The lighting is romantic, the noise level is high.Off to the side, away from preoccupied diners and hustling wait staff, is the Florentine Room, which usually is reserved for receptions, parties and the overflow crowd on the restaurant's busiest weekend nights.It's also a de facto art gallery with a respected curator who screens and chooses work from local artists, hangs their art on the white walls of the glassed-in room and supervises six or seven exhibits each year.
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