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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2003
When Marilyn Johnson's daughter got a part in her high school play, it was Johnson who got discovered. The Laurel resident, who got drafted with other drama mothers in 1994 to sew outfits for the theater group, found a new career in needle and thread. Nine years later, Johnson's MTM Design Studio has made the move from her basement to new 1,500-square-foot quarters off U.S. 1 in Laurel. Now with more space for storing hats, shoes and a variety of costumes - from peasant girl shirts to 1920s flapper dresses - Johnson also is starting a sewing class for parents and teens.
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By Michael Cross-Barnet and By Michael Cross-Barnet | October 29, 2012
From Michael Cross-Barnet: Show of hands, please: How many of you progressive-minded parents out there think it's OK to force a child to take music lessons against his or her will? I'm guessing not too many. Maybe 10 or 15 percent? OK, let's add a few nuances. What if the kid is good - really good? What if the lessons in question are not only high quality, but free? Now, here's the kicker, and this will bring a glimmer of recognition in more than a few readers: What if the child in question is one who rarely, if ever, is willing to try new things without prompting?
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 2003
For two years, the 15-year-old girl kept the escalating sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her dance teacher secret from everyone, telling her mother only after leaving the country last fall to dance in Ukraine, the girl testified yesterday in Howard Circuit Court. That revelation led to doctor visits, talks with detectives, and, ultimately, the December arrest of Jose Anibal Macedo, a respected Ellicott City dance instructor. "[My mother] was really upset. I was really upset," the girl said through tears, her voice breaking, in testimony at Macedo's trial.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2003
When Marilyn Johnson's daughter got a part in her high school play, it was Johnson who got discovered. The Laurel resident, who got drafted with other drama mothers in 1994 to sew outfits for the theater group, found a new career in needle and thread. Nine years later, Johnson's MTM Design Studio has made the move from her basement to new 1,500-square-foot quarters off U.S. 1 in Laurel. Now with more space for storing hats, shoes and a variety of costumes - from peasant girl shirts to 1920s flapper dresses - Johnson also is starting a sewing class for parents and teens.
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By Michael Cross-Barnet and By Michael Cross-Barnet | October 29, 2012
From Michael Cross-Barnet: Show of hands, please: How many of you progressive-minded parents out there think it's OK to force a child to take music lessons against his or her will? I'm guessing not too many. Maybe 10 or 15 percent? OK, let's add a few nuances. What if the kid is good - really good? What if the lessons in question are not only high quality, but free? Now, here's the kicker, and this will bring a glimmer of recognition in more than a few readers: What if the child in question is one who rarely, if ever, is willing to try new things without prompting?
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Staff writer | October 27, 1991
When Howard County Police Officer Diana Harden pulled over a car forrunning a red light recently, she found herself at a loss for words.The driver spoke Spanish, and Harden did not. She had to call police headquarters to ask for an interpreter.To bridge a language gap that has hindered some officers, Police Chief James N. Robey is offering a Spanish course. So far, Harden and17 of her colleagues have volunteered to take it."There have been occasions when victims of the crime were Hispanic and the officer on the scene did not understand the language and could not take a report," Robey said.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1998
FORMER PRESIDENT John F. Kennedy. Baltimore sage H. L. Mencken. Pundit and presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. Even Manchester's Mayor Elmer C. Lippy.Four men with one remarkable skill in common.All speed-readers.Kennedy learned the skill from the late Evelyn Wood, who introduced the "revolutionary" method she called "Reading Dynamics" 40 years ago. JFK went from reading 280 words per minute -- an average speed for us plodders -- to a thousand words per minute.Buchanan took a speed-reading course in the 1970s when he was a presidential speech writer.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | December 14, 1992
The Hill is alive with the sound of music -- and not just the "do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti-do" kind.Carroll students surpass the boundaries of classroom vocal and instrumental education as participants in the Community Music Program at Western Maryland College."
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lauren Rosenblum and Lisa Goldberg and Lauren Rosenblum,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2003
The mother of a teen-age girl who accused her daughter's Ellicott City ballet instructor of sexual assault once vowed to "ruin" the teacher, the parents of other dance students testified yesterday. As recently as last summer, the mother said she was angry that Jose Anibal Macedo opposed her daughter's plans to dance overseas, said Colleen Kocur, whose 14-year-old takes private lessons from Macedo. "She said she was going to show him. She was going to get him," Kocur testified. " ... She said that he would never have another dancer like" her daughter.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | December 21, 2002
Jose Anibal Macedo, a highly regarded Ellicott City dance instructor, has been arrested and charged with second-degree rape and a variety of related crimes against three young students, Howard County police announced yesterday. Police said the crimes involved three girls who were 11, 12 and 13 at the time. All occurred during private dance lessons at Macedo's business, the Advanced Dance Academy in the 9300 block of Baltimore National Pike, police said. Macedo, 41, of the 1100 block of Taylor Avenue in Halethorpe, Baltimore County, was also charged Thursday with attempted second-degree rape; second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses; and two counts of child abuse.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lauren Rosenblum and Lisa Goldberg and Lauren Rosenblum,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2003
The mother of a teen-age girl who accused her daughter's Ellicott City ballet instructor of sexual assault once vowed to "ruin" the teacher, the parents of other dance students testified yesterday. As recently as last summer, the mother said she was angry that Jose Anibal Macedo opposed her daughter's plans to dance overseas, said Colleen Kocur, whose 14-year-old takes private lessons from Macedo. "She said she was going to show him. She was going to get him," Kocur testified. " ... She said that he would never have another dancer like" her daughter.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 2003
For two years, the 15-year-old girl kept the escalating sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her dance teacher secret from everyone, telling her mother only after leaving the country last fall to dance in Ukraine, the girl testified yesterday in Howard Circuit Court. That revelation led to doctor visits, talks with detectives, and, ultimately, the December arrest of Jose Anibal Macedo, a respected Ellicott City dance instructor. "[My mother] was really upset. I was really upset," the girl said through tears, her voice breaking, in testimony at Macedo's trial.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | December 21, 2002
Jose Anibal Macedo, a highly regarded Ellicott City dance instructor, has been arrested and charged with second-degree rape and a variety of related crimes against three young students, Howard County police announced yesterday. Police said the crimes involved three girls who were 11, 12 and 13 at the time. All occurred during private dance lessons at Macedo's business, the Advanced Dance Academy in the 9300 block of Baltimore National Pike, police said. Macedo, 41, of the 1100 block of Taylor Avenue in Halethorpe, Baltimore County, was also charged Thursday with attempted second-degree rape; second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses; and two counts of child abuse.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1998
FORMER PRESIDENT John F. Kennedy. Baltimore sage H. L. Mencken. Pundit and presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. Even Manchester's Mayor Elmer C. Lippy.Four men with one remarkable skill in common.All speed-readers.Kennedy learned the skill from the late Evelyn Wood, who introduced the "revolutionary" method she called "Reading Dynamics" 40 years ago. JFK went from reading 280 words per minute -- an average speed for us plodders -- to a thousand words per minute.Buchanan took a speed-reading course in the 1970s when he was a presidential speech writer.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | December 14, 1992
The Hill is alive with the sound of music -- and not just the "do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti-do" kind.Carroll students surpass the boundaries of classroom vocal and instrumental education as participants in the Community Music Program at Western Maryland College."
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Staff writer | October 27, 1991
When Howard County Police Officer Diana Harden pulled over a car forrunning a red light recently, she found herself at a loss for words.The driver spoke Spanish, and Harden did not. She had to call police headquarters to ask for an interpreter.To bridge a language gap that has hindered some officers, Police Chief James N. Robey is offering a Spanish course. So far, Harden and17 of her colleagues have volunteered to take it."There have been occasions when victims of the crime were Hispanic and the officer on the scene did not understand the language and could not take a report," Robey said.
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June 20, 2004
Jackie Paris, 79, a jazz vocalist who toured with Charlie Parker and was said to be one of the favorite singers of Ella Fitzgerald and comedian Lenny Bruce, died Thursday in Manhattan of complications of bone cancer. He worked with Lionel Hampton and Charles Mingus and was the first to sing the lyrics to Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight." Later, he taught master classes and gave private lessons while continuing to record and perform.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 21, 1994
VALLAURIS, France -- When Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier was driven from power in Haiti eight years ago, he and his family slid into luxurious exile here on the sunny Cote d'Azur, the sort of place where an out-of-work dictator could spend a lifetime of accumulated wealth.They had a hillside villa with gated privacy and sumptuous views of the Mediterranean Sea.They ate at the best restaurants, where Mr. Duvalier's "passion for the table," as one chef put it, was appreciated almost as much as his ability to pick up the $1,000 checks for his entourage.
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