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December 16, 2011
Special prizes will be given throughout the evening to all players at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club Holiday Bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at the Phelps Center, 701 Montgomery St. The bingo includes a guaranteed $500 bonanza game. Prizes include electronics, kitchen items and jewelry. The kitchen will offer reasonably priced food. For information, call 240-264-6642.
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By Jules Witcover | April 18, 2014
The Pulitzer Prizes to two news outlets that cooperated with whistleblower Edward Snowden in the disclosure of widespread National Security Agency surveillance of electronic communications at home and abroad has U.S. officialdom in a dither. With the exiled Mr. Snowden harbored in Russia and widely branded at home as a traitor for leaking the voluminous evidence to reporters working for The Washington Post and the U.S. arm of Britain's Guardian newspaper, the Pulitzer committee came down squarely on the side of freedom of the press.
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NEWS
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2011
Baltimore must be a very generous place, because just about everybody who was asked said they'd share the $242 million Mega-Million lottery prize if they happened to be the lucky winner in Friday night's drawing. However, no one won Friday night's drawing, so the prize will be $290 million on Tuesday. The estimated cash out payment is $182.6 million. But on Friday, Rick Tamborine, who was busy selling lottery tickets at the Royal Farms in Hampden, said, "I'd take a trip to the moon" if he won. He'd purchased $20 worth himself.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jaclyn Peiser, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Seven artists, whose works span experimental musical instruments and genealogy-inspired sculpture, are the finalists in the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The prize, which provides the winner with a $25,000 fellowship award that will help them further develop and create their work, is named after civic leader Walter Sondheim and his wife, Janet. The artists are: •Lauren Adams, whose paintings, drawings, prints and other works explore power, politics and labor.
FEATURES
By Will Englund and Will Englund,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1997
When Brandon E. Hopkins was named the winner yesterday of Washington College's lucrative Sophie Kerr Prize, and his friends started cheering, "I just totally blanked out," he recalled afterward. "It was sensory overload. It's a rush."Hopkins, a 21-year-old senior from Frederick, won $29,300 -- America's largest undergraduate literary prize.He was chosen in part for a novel he began writing last year about a university student who finds love, makes a literary pilgrimage to Paris, and faces a difficult reunion with his father.
NEWS
September 27, 1991
The jackpot in tomorrow night's Maryland Lotto drawing has been increased to $3 million after Wednesday's drawing failed to produce a winner.The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 07, 14, 19, 23, 27, 36.Lottery spokeswoman Theresa Gutierrez said 39 people correctly matched five of the six numbers. They will collect $756 each.Another 1,732 bettors matched four of the six numbers drawn Wednesday night. Each of their tickets is worth $28.=1 Lotto sales for the drawing totaled $736,475.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | March 2, 1993
A Las Vegas, Nev., company that lured Marylanders with the prospect of a "millionaire's treasure" must part with some of its own under an agreement reached with the state attorney general's office.The company, Honeywell & Roberts Inc., which sponsors prize contests, has agreed to stop sending "deceptive solicitations" to Maryland residents and will pay $16,175 into a restitution fund for Marylanders who sent illegal "judging fees" to the company, Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced yesterday.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO | February 27, 2009
on the job hanah.cho@baltsun.com Since Towson University's The Apprentice-like competition began four years ago, it has provided the winning contestant a full-time gig with a Baltimore-area employer. Executives playing the Donald Trump role have included Ed Hale, chairman and chief executive of First Mariner Bank; Frank Bramble, a director at Bank of America; Jonathan Murray, senior vice president at The Murray Group of UBS Financial; and John Tolmie, president and CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 27, 2007
I wanted to use your name on this, but the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice asked me not to. Maybe you'll recognize yourself from the following description. You are 16. You are confined to a juvenile detention center. You were convicted of public disorderly conduct and "assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature." And Stacey Haynes has taken a special interest in you. She's a federal prosecutor who told me about you when I visited Columbia, S.C., last month to give a speech.
NEWS
By Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 23, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocate Ralph Nader urged the Supreme Court justices and other federal judges yesterday to end any role they have in a prize program for federal judges that is financed by a major legal publisher, West Publishing Co. of Minneapolis.In a letter to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and the policy-making U.S. Judiciary Conference, Mr. Nader reacted to recent published reports about expensive travel by justices at West's expense as they sat on a prize selection committee.
NEWS
March 26, 2014
An article in the March 28, 1914, edition of The Argus reported the loss of a farmer's flock after a fire. A brooder containing 120 prize white Wyandotte chickens four weeks old burned Sunday night at the home of Claude B. Doing , at Lansdowne. The chicks had been raised with particular care by Mr. Doing, the eggs being from prize winners exhibited at Timonium and Rockville fairs. The brooder was 16 by 14 feet and was heated by hot water. The cause of the fire is a mystery.
FEATURES
By Mary Carole McCauley | March 18, 2014
Fresh from picking up the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, Columbia author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be meeting readers next week at the Howard County Public Library's Miller branch in Ellicott City. Author readings can be sparsely attended, but this one is at capacity and registration has been closed. "People here are a little giddy," Victoria Goodman, a publicity specialist for the library, wrote in an email. Adichie earned a master's degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and currently divides her time between Columbia and her native Nigeria.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Afaa Michael Weaver, a Baltimore native who spent 15 years as a factory worker, has won one the country's most lucrative poetry prizes. Weaver, a professor at Simmons College in Boston, received the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his most recent poetry collection, "The Government of Nature. " "My license to be a poet is one I inherited from black and poor people who built cultures out of a faith in stuggle and hope," Weaver writes on his website .  Weaver, 62, was born in East Baltimore to parents with little formal education.
FEATURES
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
What is just the second Nobel Peace Prize medal to be sold at auction will go under the gavel later this month at the Baltimore Convention Center. Lot #2029 at the Whitman Expo's spring auction of coins and collectibles will be the 1936 gold medal awarded to Argentina's former foreign minister, Carlos Saavedra Lamas. He received what arguably is the world's most prestigious prize for his role in negotiating the end of a war between Bolivia and Paraguay. The auction will be held March 27-30.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
The rumor was that the president of the United States was going to appear at Baltimore City College on Thursday, so teacher Mark Miazga swapped his usual polo for a shirt and tie in case he got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity before resuming his day of teaching Steinbeck. But it wasn't long into the assembly at City College - whose marching band, cheerleaders and choir showcased their talents and set a festive tone for 600 students, political leaders, and state and local education officials - that Miazga was stunned by the announcement that he was the guest of honor.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | January 11, 2014
I have been scratching around for something from the annals of Maryland politics that matches that bizarre story out of New Jersey, but I just don't have it. Nothing beats Republican Gov. Chris Christie's aides conspiring to cause a four-day traffic jam on the Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, in the town whose Democratic mayor did not endorse Christie in the last election. I compared notes with numerous connoisseurs of Maryland political history, and we just can't find anything that comes close, in scale and strangeness, to Bridgegate.
NEWS
January 9, 2001
Students at Arundel High School have received their prize of a rock concert for winning a food-drive contest sponsored by an area radio station. The band Good Charlotte performed Friday for hundreds of students in the Gambrills school's auditorium as their prize in the WHFS-FM Capital Area Food Drive. The Arundel High Key Club, with help from its club counterparts at several other schools, ran a campaign that collected 4.5 tons of nonperishable items during six school days in early November.
NEWS
By CHRIS GUY and CHRIS GUY,SUN REPORTER | May 22, 2006
CHESTERTOWN -- A 21-year-old Eastern Shore native picked up a check for $55,907 at Washington College yesterday - the nation's richest undergraduate writing award. And if Marshall Shord Jr. wasn't too stunned to listen to keynote commencement speaker Chris Matthews, he heard some advice for spending at least part of his winnings. The political talk show host urged graduates to take risks in their 20s, while they are young and the consequences of their mistakes are fewer. Shord, a low-key English major from Ocean Pines, said his professors had primed him for graduate school, but with the Sophie Kerr Prize in hand he might consider taking a break from the academic world, "the only environment I've ever really been in."
NEWS
By Nayana Davis and Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
Those hoping for an instant fortune have another chance at lottery glory after Friday's massive Mega Millions drawing turned out no big winner. Lottery players now stand to win $550 million, with a cash option of $229 million. Officials announced an increase in the jackpot early Saturday morning. A flurry of ticket sales between now and the next drawing on Tuesday could send the prize even higher. The jackpot -- the now fourth largest in U.S. history -- has been growing since Oct. 1. In that drawing, an Anne Arundel County man, who chose to remain anonymous, won $189 million, said Carole Everett, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
Weatherbugs are invited to join a contest to predict Anne Arundel County's first snowfall and total snowfall for the winter. The “Guess the Snowfall” contest is sponsored by the county's Department of Public Works through its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/annearundeldpw. For the first snowfall portion of the contest, participants should guess the date of the first snowfall of at least one inch in 24 hours at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The deadline to enter is Monday.
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