By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2003
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - In the hallowed history of the Nobel Prizes, no laureate's formal Nobel lecture has culminated quite like this. Dr. Peter C. Agre had just presented an erudite, hourlong explanation of his discovery of aquaporins, the microscopic water channels in our cells that make life possible, to a distinguished audience at Stockholm University. "To show the extent of celebrity this brings ... ," Agre said, introducing his final slide, a snapshot from Baltimore's York Road: "WELLS DISCOUNT LIQUORS," the store's sign said.
By Robin Mather Jenkins and Robin Mather Jenkins,Chicago Tribune | March 21, 2007
It might be the most honeyed phrase a home cook can hear: "This [your recipe here] tastes like a million bucks!" If it won the Pillsbury Bake-Off, it would taste like a million bucks, because that's the grand prize. Just ask a prize-winning cook like Josie A.G. Shapiro of Chicago what she has won: "a honeymoon in France!" Or ask seasoned contest cook Gloria Bradley of Naperville, Ill., what pleased her most: "Impress the kids by appearing in the National Enquirer!" And there's still more!
By Michael Stroh and Scott Shane and Michael Stroh and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2003
A few hours after he won a Nobel Prize Thursday, Dr. Peter Agre stepped up to a microphone at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and made a startling announcement to the audience of journalists and well-wishers: "I didn't do this work." Agre said he didn't deserve all the credit for his path-breaking discovery of aquaporins, proteins that regulate the flow of water in all living cells. The real work, he stressed, was done by the young researchers in his laboratory who put in long hours each day. "I made the coffee and sharpened the pencils," he said.
By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 27, 2000
It never happens this way on the commercials. Sometimes people answer the door in curlers or a bathrobe; sometimes they look perfectly put together. Sometimes they let loose with an ear-splitting shriek, and sometimes they cry. But they're always home. "Hello! Hellllllo!" shouts the woman knocking on the door of a home in a quiet Columbia cul-de-sac. "It's the Prize Patrol!" Yes, that Prize Patrol. From Publishers Clearing House, the magazine-sales company. They've come to Columbia in a shiny red van filled with roses, champagne, balloons and a big cardboard check (not as big as you might think, but we'll get to that in a moment)
By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2002
When the New York Stock Exchange opens today, it will be with the blessing of Anne Arundel County Superintendent Eric J. Smith, who is scheduled to be in town to receive a prestigious national award for educators that includes a $25,000 cash prize. Smith and two other winners, selected by one of the nation's largest publishers of educational materials for their contributions in the field of education, will ring the bell that marks the start of the trading day. "I guess that's good news or bad news, depending on how well the market does tomorrow," Smith said yesterday before he left for the Big Apple, where he will receive the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education at a ceremony in the New York Public Library.
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | May 19, 2003
CHESTERTOWN - When Laura Maylene Walter left the 221st commencement here at Washington College yesterday, she was holding a lot more than sheepskin. Oh, the 22-year-old from Lancaster, Pa., won plenty of accolades, along with 228 other graduates. For one thing, she picked up summa cum laude honors from an English department stacked with talented, ambitious young writers and scholars. But 30 minutes after the ceremony, it was Walter who was surrounded by a pack of reporters, photographers and beaming college officials as she clutched an unopened envelope.
By Chris Kaltenbach | and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 17, 2009
Eddie Griffin is steamed. And it has nothing to do with the angst-ridden reality series he recently starred in on VH1. No, what's got the veteran comic boiling now is Tiger Woods and the tumult surrounding his recent indiscretions, specifically the high-rolling companies that all of a sudden seem to have acquired a conscience. Self-righteousness that smacks of hypocrisy just galls Griffin no end, as those planning to attend his show at the Lyric Opera House in Friday night will hear.
October 28, 2007
VIVIAN APLIN-BROWNLEE, 61 Washington Post editor Former Washington Post editor Vivian Aplin-Brownlee, who raised an early alarm concerning a Pulitzer Prize-winning story about an 8-year-old heroin addict who was made up, died Oct. 20 at age 61. Ms. Aplin-Brownlee died of complications from leukemia at her home in Washington, her husband, Dennis Brownlee, said Friday. The story, "Jimmy's World," won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1981 for Janet Cooke, but Ms. Aplin-Brownlee doubted the story from the start.
By Kristine Gebbie and Sandy Summers | December 8, 2006
On Sunday, the world will recognize extraordinary human achievement with the awarding of six Nobel Prizes, including the 2006 Prize in Physiology or Medicine. No nurse has ever won. That is appropriate, because nursing, while closely related to medicine, is a distinct health science. However, there is no Nobel Prize or comparable annual award (such as a Templeton Prize or a Fields Medal) in nursing. There should be. Nurses deserve such international recognition. Alfred Nobel's will provided for prizes in Physics; Chemistry; Physiology or Medicine; Literature; and what we now call the Peace Prize.
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON, | September 14, 2008
As Fred Menage made his way to the stage at Sandy Point State Park yesterday, a finalist in the Maryland Fishing Challenge contest, he stopped and hugged one of the top prizes, a $20,000 bass boat. Minutes later, Menage, 69, grabbed his head and let out a shout. He didn't win the boat. Instead, the Edgewater fisherman won a $35,000 Toyota pickup truck, the other top prize. The boat and trailer went to Edir Sauerbronn Dos Santos, 65, a store manager from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who, on his first charter fishing trip, hooked a 42-inch striped bass that gained him entry to the contest.
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