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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 Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
A few months ago, Gov. Martin O'Malley grew frustrated with state government's lack of creativity on the environment. He challenged his staff to look for new ideas to help the Chesapeake Bay. In response, 80 bright minds from around the state — from precocious high-schoolers to CEOs of technology companies — hunkered down over the weekend at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater for a Chesapeake-oriented marathon programming competition,...
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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.
FEATURES
By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Hundreds of homeless pets will be the real winners in the Baltimore Humane Society's Raffle of Champions, which ends this Wednesday. For $10, anyone can purchase a raffle ticket and the chance to win Baltimore Ravens season tickets. All proceeds from the raffle go to the care of the animals at the Humane Society's no-kill shelter in Reisterstown, which receives no government funding. The grand prize is a pair of Baltimore Ravens season tickets. First prize is a tailgate grill; second prize is an autographed photo of Jacoby Jones; and there are five third-place mystery prizes to be won. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at bhs.raffleready.com/raffle-of-champions-2014 .
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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Four instruments fashioned from magnets and turntables and thick metal springs are conversing in a gallery of the Walters Art Museum . They pop and hum, plink like the teeth of a comb. One calls to mind an amplified heartbeat. Another sounds like someone far away brushing a drum head. Like drunken guests at a party, their tones blend, then break into discordant sounds. One bellows at unexpected intervals. "These are idiosyncratic machines," says their creator, artist and musician Neil Feather.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Artist Neil Feather, who builds mechanized musical instruments from bowling balls, film projectors and cigar boxes, among other objects, received this year's $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday evening. Trained as a ceramicist, Feather said he draws inspiration from antique machinery and "strange technology that didn't make it to the mainstream. " "I like listening to all the matter around me vibrating," Feather, 58, said in a phone interview after the award ceremony at the Walters Art Museum . The Waverly resident is a founding member of the Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation, groups that have pushed Baltimore to a vanguard of the international experimental music movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Five community art projects, including a sculptural weather station featuring a giant pig, a children's garden full of upward-growing, kinetic "sculptures" and Baltimore's tallest mural, will begin transforming some of Baltimore's underused public spaces later this year. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts has announced the winners of the annual Transformative Arts Prize. This year, PNC Bank will donate more than $100,000 to enable artists working with neighborhood residents to permanently reinvent vacant lots, parks and streetscapes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
If you had to describe the 2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in a single word, "visceral" would fit well. "It is about line, color, shape, texture and sound," says Robert Mintz, chief curator at the Walters, who curated the display now on view. Like the 2013 exhibit, this one is being held at the Walters while the usual venue, the Baltimore Museum of Art , is undergoing renovations. Six of the finalists are based in Baltimore, one in Washington.
NEWS
By Sean Welsh and Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Growing up on the Eastern Shore afforded Alex Stinton plenty to describe. The subjects surrounded him: the sounds, the wildlife, the water. The boy who grew up reading in the bayfront community of Wittman, and later dug into William Wordsworth, has parlayed his skill for prose into the nation's largest undergraduate literary prize. Stinton, a senior studying English and creative writing at Washington College, took home $61,382 as the winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize during a ceremony Tuesday night at the Enoch Pratt Free Library . Jurors noted Stinton's knowledge of classical works, which was prevalent in his poetry.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Richard Bankerd, a hairstylist who owned a salon and competed in major industry competitions, died of lymphoma May 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. A resident of the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore, he was 71. "He had trophies that are taller than I am," said Jacqueline Cody, a Towson resident and former Towson Town Center beauty shop owner. "He was excellent, a top stylist. His customers were devoted to him. He just knew what to do. " Born in Baltimore, he was raised on Aiken Street and later lived in Hamilton.
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.
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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
May 5, 2014
North County High School students Jack Andraka and Chloe Diggs recently captured the gold medal and $50,000 in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and provide a viable, replicable solution. Teams were required to select an environmental topic relating to energy, biodiversity, land management, water conservation or cleanup. The two students created a biosensor to monitor water contaminants rapidly and inexpensively, and also developed an inexpensive water filter made from plastic water bottles and amino acids.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Washington College announced five finalists Friday, including two from the Baltimore area, for its annual Sophie Kerr Prize. The nation's largest undergraduate literary award is worth $62,900 this year. The private liberal arts college in Chestertown annually bestows the prize on the graduating senior who is judged to show the most literary talent and promise. Members of the school's English faculty selected five finalists from portfolios submitted by 32 students. The prize is named for Sophie Kerr, a native of Denton in Caroline County who became a published fiction writer and national magazine editor in New York.
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