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By The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2011
"Sargent Shriver embodied the ideals we share as One Maryland — our belief in the dignity of every individual and in our own responsibility to advance the greater good. ... Sargent Shriver's overwhelming optimism and energy brightened our nation in its darkest times and served to defend the very ideals our country was built upon. " Gov. Martin O'Malley … "Sargent was a passionate advocate for peace, justice and fairness throughout our society and across our world.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former North Roland Park resident was 93. "We have lost a true visionary, whose acumen, passion and dedication have influenced generations of pediatricians and changed the lives of millions of children," said Dr. Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
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By Edwin O. Guthman and Edwin O. Guthman,Special to the Sun | May 30, 2004
Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, by Scott Stossel. Smithsonian. 704 pages. $32.50. Fate dealt Sargent Shriver two hands, and Scott Stossel, a senior editor at Atlantic Monthly, has written a very interesting and incredibly detailed account of Shriver's remarkable record of public service and somewhat turbulent life as a Kennedy in-law. One hand of fate groomed Shriver for intense, persistent leadership. His forebears had participated vigorously in Maryland politics since Colonial days and fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War (though Shriver's grandfather, Herbert Shriver, was a Confederate soldier)
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Susan Reimer | January 22, 2014
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared an unconditional war on poverty, and he put Sargent Shriver in charge of leading the fight. Since then, by some estimates, we have reduced the number of poor in this country from one in four to about one in six. But more than 46 million Americans continue to live below the poverty line and more than half of them - 25 million - are women and children. Today Mr. Shriver's daughter, Maria, continues her father's campaign with a new report on women on the cusp of poverty, about whom she writes, "Many of these women feel they are a single incident - one broken bone, one broken-down car, one missed paycheck - away from the brink.
NEWS
January 20, 1991
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, injured last week in a head-on crash in Washington, has been transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital and is undergoing treatment for two broken arms.Mrs. Shriver, sister of the late President John F. Kennedy and wife of former vice presidential candidate R. Sargent Shriver, a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles, was in stable condition and resting comfortably, said Debbie Bangledorf, a hospital spokeswoman.Mrs. Shriver was being treated for a several broken bones, including a shattered elbow, Ms. Bangledorf said.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1997
The Shriver Center -- founded at University of Maryland, Baltimore County four years ago to produce leaders in the attack on social problems afflicting the country -- has moved into a new home and taken on a new partner.On Tuesday, a ribbon-cutting inaugurated the center's permanent quarters in the chemistry-physics building on UMBC's Catonsville campus.And center officials have signed a partnership with the Peace Corps Fellows program that expands scholastic and real-life service opportunities for volunteers returning from overseas to undertake graduate study.
NEWS
January 24, 2011
Thank you for Patrick Whelan and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's deeply moving remembrance of one of Maryland's finest sons ever, Sargent Shriver ( "Living the faith," Jan 23). His incredible legacy of service and selflessness includes even more than the Peace Corps, Head Start, Job Corps, Volunteers in Service to America, Upward Bound, Foster Grandparents and other programs Ms. Townsend and Mr. Whelan cite. Forty-seven years ago, Mr. Shriver also created and provided the groundwork for the Community Action Programs — agencies that work to help low-income and other vulnerable people and families attain economic security.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1999
In a suite of offices at the suburban campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, John Martello tries to nurture the Camelot spirit of the Kennedy years, when conquering social problems was a noble cause and not a quixotic quest."
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By PETER A. JAY | March 7, 1993
Havre de Grace. -- The gas, such as it was, seems to hav seeped out of the Bill Brock trial balloon. The responses of Marylanders to the news that a one-term U.S. Senator from Tennessee might like to be their governor ranged from snickers to weary snores.Every couple of years lately, some federal-government retread turns up on our doorsteps wanting to represent us. Mostly these people have been Republicans, and although they invariably get sent packing, their campaigns are tedious and embarrassing.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former North Roland Park resident was 93. "We have lost a true visionary, whose acumen, passion and dedication have influenced generations of pediatricians and changed the lives of millions of children," said Dr. Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
NEWS
January 24, 2011
Thank you for Patrick Whelan and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's deeply moving remembrance of one of Maryland's finest sons ever, Sargent Shriver ( "Living the faith," Jan 23). His incredible legacy of service and selflessness includes even more than the Peace Corps, Head Start, Job Corps, Volunteers in Service to America, Upward Bound, Foster Grandparents and other programs Ms. Townsend and Mr. Whelan cite. Forty-seven years ago, Mr. Shriver also created and provided the groundwork for the Community Action Programs — agencies that work to help low-income and other vulnerable people and families attain economic security.
NEWS
By Patrick Whelan and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend | January 23, 2011
The country lost a very devout and public Catholic when Sargent Shriver passed away this past week, with a tremendous outpouring of affection evident at his funeral yesterday in Potomac's Our Lady of Mercy Church. He believed deeply in non-violence and social justice and was involved in launching a dizzying array of programs that put those beliefs into action. Between the Peace Corps and the Special Olympics, which was a lifelong labor of love with his wife Eunice, he touched the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
Robert Sargent Shriver always knew his first destination on frequent visits to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He wanted to talk with the returned Peace Corps workers who were furthering their education and public service as participants in the university's Peaceworker program. "He was like a grandfather with his grandchildren," said John Martello, who oversees that program and others as executive director of the campus' Shriver Center. "It was always his idea that they would take what they had learned in the Third World and apply it to the First World, here in the U.S. He carried a message of such enthusiasm and hope.
NEWS
By The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2011
"Sargent Shriver embodied the ideals we share as One Maryland — our belief in the dignity of every individual and in our own responsibility to advance the greater good. ... Sargent Shriver's overwhelming optimism and energy brightened our nation in its darkest times and served to defend the very ideals our country was built upon. " Gov. Martin O'Malley … "Sargent was a passionate advocate for peace, justice and fairness throughout our society and across our world.
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By Kelly Brewington, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2011
Battling Alzheimer's disease is often a private struggle, with few champions who speak on behalf of patients and their loved ones. But the family of R. Sargent Shriver, who died Tuesday, helped shed light on the disease and spur support and research for its causes. Since his diagnosis in 2003, the family of the influential public servant and founder of the Peace Corps had sought to change the public perception of people with Alzheimer's so they would not be viewed as victims, said geriatrician William Thomas, professor at UMBC's Erickson School of Aging.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | August 12, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a champion of the mentally retarded, the wife of a one-time vice presidential candidate and the sister of a president, died early Tuesday surrounded by relatives at a Hyannis, Mass., hospital. She was 88. Shriver had suffered a series of strokes in recent years and died at Cape Cod Hospital, her family said in a statement. Her husband, her five children and all 19 of her grandchildren were by her side, the statement said. A Potomac resident for more than 40 years, Mrs. Shriver was an activist in the field of mental retardation and founded the Special Olympics for mentally disabled athletes.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | August 8, 1993
Now comes the hard part for Peter G. Angelos, whose group still must be approved by Major League Baseball owners. Starting next month, he'll be running the Orioles.As general partner, Mr. Angelos will be making final decisions affecting everything from player trades to whether "Baltimore" returns to the team's road uniforms. But the team's limited partners, who could number as many as 30, also will have a say.Imagine writer Tom Clancy, film maker Barry Levinson and tennis star Pam Shriver debating a blockbuster trade around a boardroom table.
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By Mary Corey | June 5, 1994
Game creator puts Maryland to the trivia testYou're heading down the ocean, trapped in a traffic jam the size of Delaware. The kids have given up on the coloring books, video games and renditions of "Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall."What's a travel-weary parent to do?Bill King has a suggestion: Try trivia.Just in time for summer vacations, Mr. King, a former restaurant consultant, has come out with "What'ya Know About Maryland?" --a portable card game of local trivia.Geography, politics, sports and other topics are covered in this pack of facts, figures and a few misspellings about the state.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | November 28, 2004
So, if Olesker calls the Department of Natural Resources to get an estimate on the kill-count from the first day of deer season, do they stiff him? I mean, if Olesker decides to take a turn on the outdoors beat, covering hunting and fishing, and he calls DNR to get a fact like that, what do you suppose happens? "Hello, DNR, Green Ridge State Forest." "Hi, Michael Olesker from The Sun here, wondering if you have the weekend deer kill ..." "Who'd you say this is?" "Michael Olesker." "Hold on ... (Whispering to someone in office)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edwin O. Guthman and Edwin O. Guthman,Special to the Sun | May 30, 2004
Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, by Scott Stossel. Smithsonian. 704 pages. $32.50. Fate dealt Sargent Shriver two hands, and Scott Stossel, a senior editor at Atlantic Monthly, has written a very interesting and incredibly detailed account of Shriver's remarkable record of public service and somewhat turbulent life as a Kennedy in-law. One hand of fate groomed Shriver for intense, persistent leadership. His forebears had participated vigorously in Maryland politics since Colonial days and fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War (though Shriver's grandfather, Herbert Shriver, was a Confederate soldier)
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