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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
Blasting a home run onto Eutaw Street, just shy of the Warehouse past right field at Camden Yards, is a big deal, akin to a splash landing in McCovey Cove at AT&T Park. An asphalt landing on Eutaw Street earns players a commemorative plaque along the street with the player's name, team and the date and distance of the home run. In the ballpark's 21-year history, 68 players have accomplished this feat. Only one has had his plaque feature a misspelling. And it's a two-time Orioles All-Star, no less.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Robbie Silverman felt uneasy approaching his rabbi about the subject, fearing the spiritual leader of his congregation would find it weird, or at least silly. But Silverman had lost a loved one only weeks before, and he wanted to do something. He stepped into Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro's office at Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah synagogue in Baltimore County and broached the subject of installing a memorial tribute board similar to those in the hallway and the chapel honoring members of the congregation and their relatives.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | February 29, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Earl Weaver described himself as "thrilled" upon learning he had made the Veterans Committee's short list of candidates for nomination to the Baseball Hall of Fame.The ex-Orioles manager is one of 15 candidates who will be considered in the non-playing category, which also includes those who participated in the old Negro League. A like number of former players are also on the ballot submitted by the screening committee."Some people have asked me about it, but this is the first time I knew anything about it," Weaver said from his home in southern Florida.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
Blasting a home run onto Eutaw Street, just shy of the Warehouse past right field at Camden Yards, is a big deal, akin to a splash landing in McCovey Cove at AT&T Park. An asphalt landing on Eutaw Street earns players a commemorative plaque along the street with the player's name, team and the date and distance of the home run. In the ballpark's 21-year history, 68 players have accomplished this feat. Only one has had his plaque feature a misspelling. And it's a two-time Orioles All-Star, no less.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 7, 2003
During a high school softball game 30 years ago, pitcher Jeannie Buchman kept scanning the crowd for her brother, Norman Fred Buchman. But her brother, a Baltimore police officer, never got there. On April 6, 1973, Buchman, 24, was killed in the line of duty. Family members and friends remembered him yesterday at the city's Northwestern District police station, where a memorial plaque was rededicated. About 30 people gathered around the slain officer's family, including his widow, daughter and sister, during the program.
FEATURES
By James G. McCollam and James G. McCollam,Copley News Service | July 14, 1991
Q: Enclosed is a picture of a plaque. It is marked with a castle and the name Mettlach. Underneath are the initials "V.B." and "2622." We have researched it in the books under Mettlach with no results. If you can help, I will be grateful.A: Your plaque was made in Mettlach, Germany, by Villeroy & Boch in the late 1800s. It's a choice collectible and would probably sell for about $325 to $335.Q: This mark is on the bottom of my antique soup tureen with matching ladle. It is decorated with an Oriental design in blue, orange 10l and green.
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By Rebecca McClay and Rebecca McClay,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2003
Tony DeSales, Little Italy's unofficial ambassador, spent 35 years sketching from his office -- a street corner in the heart of Baltimore's Italian district. Family members, neighbors and a U.S. senator yesterday honored DeSales, who died almost three years ago at age 59, with a plaque at Fawn and High streets. The grandchildren of DeSales' sister Anita Nucci of Baltimore -- 11-year-old twins Jessie and Tyler Korpisz of Carney -- together lifted the gray paper drapery off the bronze plaque yesterday afternoon.
NEWS
June 11, 2004
A plaque honoring Charles Village neighborhood activist Grace Darin will be unveiled at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Village Learning Place, the former Enoch Pratt Free Library branch at 2521 St. Paul St. Darin, a former copy editor for The Evening Sun who died in 2002, coined the name Charles Village for the neighborhood near the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus and promoted its identity through The Charles Villager, a mimeographed community newsletter...
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May 25, 1993
The Hampstead War Memorial Committee is seeking veterans of foreign wars who are interested in having his or her name placed on a plaque at the Hampstead War Memorial. A copy of a veteran's discharge papers, Department of Defense Form DD-214 or other proof of military history is required.Families of veterans who were killed or are missing in action, as well as residents of Alesia, Carrollton, Finksburg, Hampstead, Lineboro, Manchester, Millers, Snydersburg and Upperco, are welcome to have their names placed on a new plaque.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Staff Writer | April 4, 1992
At the foot of Broadway today a gathering will rededicate a plaque, once battered and neglected but now refurbished. The sign marks Fells Point as a historic site and salutes its long maritime history.The rededication is expected to bring together politicians, history buffs and Fells Point residents who want the neighborhood known as much for its place in history as for its reputation as a good place to have a drink."We wanted to really bring attention back to Fells Point and its tremendously long maritime history," said Charles Norton, who with his wife, Darcy, led the effort to refurbish the plaque and plan the rededication.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
Tidy rows of more than 900 small gravestones, each with a number but no name, line a steep hillside at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, a state facility for the mentally ill. For decades the hospital buried patients who died indigent, without family or friends, in Sunny Side Cemetery. Expediency made the grassy knoll surrounded by trees the patients' graveyard. In 1899, it was the closest ground to the complex that housed the most aged or critically ill. For patients whose bodies went unclaimed, there were no last prayers, no gathering of mourners and no chiseled names and dates noting their years on earth.
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June 28, 2011
The Howard County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was privileged to honor our Howard County Public School Superintendent June 21. On behalf of Rhonda Jones, education chairwoman of the Maryland NAACP, we presented Sidney Cousin with a plaque which expressed appreciation for his "outstanding vision, dedication and commitment to excellence in education. " Cameron Carter,Youth Council president of the Howard County NAACP, also presented Cousin a plaque, honoring him for his "tireless and steadfast service to the students of Howard County.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2011
The days after William Donald Schaefer's death were filled with pomp and circumstance — a long farewell that culminated with hundreds packing a downtown Baltimore church to memorialize one of Maryland's larger-than-life figures. Sunday, an Ellicott City church offered a smaller, yet perhaps more fitting memorial to the late governor, comptroller and Baltimore mayor. The Gary Memorial United Methodist Church recognized Schaefer, a one-time member, with a roughly hour-long service and a small gold plaque.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | November 17, 2009
A bronze plaque honoring slave Dred Scott and his wife Harriet will be unveiled at ceremonies today in front of Frederick's City Hall. The plaque and granite pedestal is adjacent to an older monument to Roger Brooke Taney, the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who lived in Frederick and whose controversial decision in the Dred Scott case of 1856 said that slaves had no rights under the U.S. Constitution. Historians have noted that the Dred Scott Decision put an end to the Missouri Compromise, which allowed slavery in some states and prohibited it in others, and exacerbated the divisions between the North and the South.
BUSINESS
By Dan Thanh Dang | September 28, 2008
Consumers, local businesses and organizations should not be fooled by deceptive e-mail messages telling then that they've been selected to win an award, warns the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection recently. Such "vanity award scams" are one of several common schemes targeting businesses and organizations nationwide. A local organization recently reported that it had received a suspicious e-mail message requesting payment to receive a plaque commemorating a prestigious award from the "U.S.
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By Rona Marech and Rona Marech,rona.marech@baltsun.com | September 21, 2008
Some had flags on their lapels and "veteran" stitched on their caps. Others leaned on canes or sat in wheelchairs. As the crowd watched and cameras flashed, they gazed out proudly, shoulders back. For the dozens of men who gathered on the stairway of the Naval Academy's Bancroft Hall rotunda, it had been a long time getting to that moment. Once, they were all in the Navy's messmen branch, which for decades was restricted to African-American and Filipino men. On land and sea, at war and at peace, the sailors dutifully prepared and served food and tended to officers' living quarters.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2002
The roll call room in the city's Western District police station seems more like a memorial than a meeting place -- one of its walls is covered by brass plaques dedicated to the memory of officers killed on some of Baltimore's roughest streets. Yesterday, police officials added another plaque -- the 15th -- to the wall of honor. This one was for Officer Crystal D. Sheffield, 35, who died in a car accident in August while responding to a colleague's call for help. Calling Sheffield a hero, Mayor Martin O'Malley and Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris said the officer and others were responsible for drops in violent crime citywide.
NEWS
September 29, 1999
Howard County Executive James N. Robey will unveil a bronze plaque honoring Howard County residents with mental illness and proclaim Mental Illness Awareness Week in the county at 10 a.m. Friday at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.The plaque displays the names of 24 artists, scientists and political figures who suffered from mental illness -- among them, Abraham Lincoln, John Keats, Isaac Newton, Winston Churchill, Patty Duke and Charles Dickens.It has been placed in the Iris Garden in the plaza in front of the building, where the ceremony will take place.
FEATURES
June 26, 2008
Alzheimer's Specific type of brain plaque linked to disease Researchers have uncovered a new clue to the cause of Alzheimer's disease. The brains of people with the memory-robbing form of dementia are cluttered with a plaque made up of beta-amyloid, a sticky protein. But there long has been a question whether this is a cause of the disease or a side effect. Also involved are tangles of a protein called tau; some scientists suspect this is the cause. Now, researchers have caused Alzheimer's symptoms in rats by injecting them with one particular form of beta-amyloid.
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