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By BRUCE DORMINEY and BRUCE DORMINEY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 22, 1996
PARIS -- Three days after winning the Pulitzer Prize for "Independence Day," the sequel to his celebrated 1986 novel "The Sportswriter," Richard Ford stands in the doorway of his Montparnasse kitchen reflecting on fate, fortune and the randomness of life."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 3, 2008
Ali Levendusky tied her career high with six goals to lead the visiting UMBC women past Stony Brook, 17-11, yesterday to end the Retrievers' seven-game losing streak. UMBC's previous win had been at Binghamton on Feb. 29. The Retrievers (3-9, 2-3 America East) have defeated the Seawolves (5-4, 0-2) in their past five meetings. Levendusky scored three times in the first 15 minutes to help the Retrievers take a 4-1 lead before Stony Brook scored back-to-back goals to trim its deficit to one. Washington College 20, Haverford 10 -- Suzie Jakub scored her 100th career goal as the host Shorewomen (6-5, 1-3 Centennial Conference)
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May 23, 2005
On May 18, 2005, CAROL FRANCES FORD-VOGE; beloved wife of the late Bruce Voge, Jr.; loving mother of Bruce Voge, III and Barry Stephen Rothman; dear sister of Richard Ford. A Funeral Service will be held at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, on Wednesday at 1 P.M., with a visitation from 11 to 1 P.M. Interment Loudon Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
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By David L. Ulin and David L. Ulin,Los Angeles Times | November 5, 2006
The Lay of the Land Richard Ford Alfred A. Knopf / 488 pages / $26.95 Let me be completely honest: I can't make up my mind about The Lay of the Land. For the last few weeks, I've wrestled with it and have been alternately indifferent and enthralled. It's a big novel, nearly 500 pages, the third volume in Richard Ford's Sportswriter cycle, which revolves around a middle-aged suburban New Jerseyite named Frank Bascombe, a former sportswriter turned real estate agent, a decent man, a man who thinks before he acts, who seeks the calmer surfaces as he navigates the shoals and narrows of contemporary life.
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May 8, 2004
On May 6, 2004, WILLIAM J. FORD of Jarrettsville, beloved husband of Rose Ford; devoted father of Richard Ford, Patricia Moffitt, Vicky Ballard, Patricia Streett and Paul Becker; loving grandfather of Robert and Brandon Ballard, Jennifer Ford, Michael Becker, James Streett and Richard and Bruce Olney; great-grandfather of Kayla and Joshua Becker, Ashley, Courtney and Samantha Olney; and dear sister of Jeneveve Lashinsky. Family will receive friends at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel-Bel Air, 3 Newport Drive (Rts 23 and 24--Forest Hill)
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By Carl Schoettler | April 17, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Richard Ford's novel "Independence Day" received the 1996 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, it was announced yesterday. This is the second major award in as many weeks for the book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction last week.Judges Thomas Flanagan, Francisco Goldman and Joanne Meschery chose Mr. Ford's novel from five finalists, including "All Souls' Rising" by Madison Smartt Bell; "The Good Negress" by A. J. Verdelle; "The Tunnel" by William H. Gass; and "When the World Was Steady" by Claire Messud.
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By JOAN MOONEY | November 25, 1990
The Best American Short Stories 1990.Edited by Richard Ford.Houghton Mifflin.374 pages. $19.95. Readers look to annual "best of" anthologies such as this one as a barometer of the current quality of an American literary form. They can also be used, without too much exaggeration, as a measure of what's on the minds of Americans.As if to illustrate that point, these stories are filled with unhappy marriages, lost love, children of divorce, and children and adults who are part of the drug culture.
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By Merle Rubin and Merle Rubin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 1997
"Women With Men," by Richard Ford. Knopf. 256 pages. $22.Back in the 1980s, Richard Ford was called a "dirty realist." The term, applied to Ford, Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff by Bill Buford, the American-born editor who published their work in the British journal Granta, was meant to designate, not some new school of pornography, but writing that unflinchingly depicted the gritty lives of lower-middle and working-class folks.Without abandoning his commitment to painstaking portraits of plain people, Ford has gone on to widen the scope of his realism and increase the depth of his psychological and philosophical soundings.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | May 17, 1998
Even before Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize for literature two years ago, the Richard Ford profile had become a genre in its own right.Convention dictates a mention of the piercing blue eyes and the high forehead. They are, it is. Then his Southern roots, manners and accent must be noted, along with the perplexed observation that these things do not make him a Southern writer. Ford wiggled out of that pigeonhole after publishing his first book more than 20 years ago.There is the obligatory mention of his wife of 30 years, Kristina, executive director of the New Orleans Planning Commission, who stays there as he wanders.
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By Michael Saunders and Michael Saunders,BOSTON GLOBE | July 14, 1996
There was a time when electronic magazines and newsletters meandered around the Internet without much attention.It was a publishing medium ignored by the rest of the world until given commercial viability by PC proliferation and the multimedia-friendly World Wide Web. (Money can't buy you love, but it can certainly buy market penetration.)The people with answers said all this nascent field needed was the credibility of a major player, a corporate force that would suck additional business behind it the way a speeding semitrailer pulls trash into its airstream.
NEWS
May 23, 2005
On May 18, 2005, CAROL FRANCES FORD-VOGE; beloved wife of the late Bruce Voge, Jr.; loving mother of Bruce Voge, III and Barry Stephen Rothman; dear sister of Richard Ford. A Funeral Service will be held at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, on Wednesday at 1 P.M., with a visitation from 11 to 1 P.M. Interment Loudon Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.
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May 8, 2004
On May 6, 2004, WILLIAM J. FORD of Jarrettsville, beloved husband of Rose Ford; devoted father of Richard Ford, Patricia Moffitt, Vicky Ballard, Patricia Streett and Paul Becker; loving grandfather of Robert and Brandon Ballard, Jennifer Ford, Michael Becker, James Streett and Richard and Bruce Olney; great-grandfather of Kayla and Joshua Becker, Ashley, Courtney and Samantha Olney; and dear sister of Jeneveve Lashinsky. Family will receive friends at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel-Bel Air, 3 Newport Drive (Rts 23 and 24--Forest Hill)
NEWS
January 28, 2003
Richard H. Ford, former owner of a used-car dealership in West Baltimore, died of cancer Friday at his Catonsville home. He was 66. Born and raised in Autryville, N.C., where he graduated from high school, Mr. Ford moved to Baltimore in 1956. He served in the Army in Europe from 1959 until 1961. Mr. Ford worked as an attendant at Spring Grove State Hospital in the early 1960s before becoming an automobile salesman for Fox Chevrolet and Glenrae Motors. In the early 1980s, he established Doug & Mike Motor Sales, named for his two sons.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | May 17, 1998
Even before Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize for literature two years ago, the Richard Ford profile had become a genre in its own right.Convention dictates a mention of the piercing blue eyes and the high forehead. They are, it is. Then his Southern roots, manners and accent must be noted, along with the perplexed observation that these things do not make him a Southern writer. Ford wiggled out of that pigeonhole after publishing his first book more than 20 years ago.There is the obligatory mention of his wife of 30 years, Kristina, executive director of the New Orleans Planning Commission, who stays there as he wanders.
NEWS
By Merle Rubin and Merle Rubin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 1997
"Women With Men," by Richard Ford. Knopf. 256 pages. $22.Back in the 1980s, Richard Ford was called a "dirty realist." The term, applied to Ford, Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff by Bill Buford, the American-born editor who published their work in the British journal Granta, was meant to designate, not some new school of pornography, but writing that unflinchingly depicted the gritty lives of lower-middle and working-class folks.Without abandoning his commitment to painstaking portraits of plain people, Ford has gone on to widen the scope of his realism and increase the depth of his psychological and philosophical soundings.
NEWS
By Michael Saunders and Michael Saunders,BOSTON GLOBE | July 14, 1996
There was a time when electronic magazines and newsletters meandered around the Internet without much attention.It was a publishing medium ignored by the rest of the world until given commercial viability by PC proliferation and the multimedia-friendly World Wide Web. (Money can't buy you love, but it can certainly buy market penetration.)The people with answers said all this nascent field needed was the credibility of a major player, a corporate force that would suck additional business behind it the way a speeding semitrailer pulls trash into its airstream.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 3, 2008
Ali Levendusky tied her career high with six goals to lead the visiting UMBC women past Stony Brook, 17-11, yesterday to end the Retrievers' seven-game losing streak. UMBC's previous win had been at Binghamton on Feb. 29. The Retrievers (3-9, 2-3 America East) have defeated the Seawolves (5-4, 0-2) in their past five meetings. Levendusky scored three times in the first 15 minutes to help the Retrievers take a 4-1 lead before Stony Brook scored back-to-back goals to trim its deficit to one. Washington College 20, Haverford 10 -- Suzie Jakub scored her 100th career goal as the host Shorewomen (6-5, 1-3 Centennial Conference)
NEWS
By David L. Ulin and David L. Ulin,Los Angeles Times | November 5, 2006
The Lay of the Land Richard Ford Alfred A. Knopf / 488 pages / $26.95 Let me be completely honest: I can't make up my mind about The Lay of the Land. For the last few weeks, I've wrestled with it and have been alternately indifferent and enthralled. It's a big novel, nearly 500 pages, the third volume in Richard Ford's Sportswriter cycle, which revolves around a middle-aged suburban New Jerseyite named Frank Bascombe, a former sportswriter turned real estate agent, a decent man, a man who thinks before he acts, who seeks the calmer surfaces as he navigates the shoals and narrows of contemporary life.
FEATURES
By BRUCE DORMINEY and BRUCE DORMINEY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 22, 1996
PARIS -- Three days after winning the Pulitzer Prize for "Independence Day," the sequel to his celebrated 1986 novel "The Sportswriter," Richard Ford stands in the doorway of his Montparnasse kitchen reflecting on fate, fortune and the randomness of life."
FEATURES
By Carl Schoettler | April 17, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Richard Ford's novel "Independence Day" received the 1996 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, it was announced yesterday. This is the second major award in as many weeks for the book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction last week.Judges Thomas Flanagan, Francisco Goldman and Joanne Meschery chose Mr. Ford's novel from five finalists, including "All Souls' Rising" by Madison Smartt Bell; "The Good Negress" by A. J. Verdelle; "The Tunnel" by William H. Gass; and "When the World Was Steady" by Claire Messud.
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