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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 23, 2001
NEW YORK - The scroll on which Jack Kerouac wrote "On The Road," the novel that defined the 1950s Beat Generation, sold for $2.4 million yesterday at Christie's. James Irsay, owner and chief executive of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, purchased the scroll. The price was an auction record for a literary manuscript, Christie's officials said. "I look at it as a stewardship," said Irsay, whose father Robert moved the NFL team from Baltimore to Indianapolis. "I don't believe you own anything in this world.
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July 23, 2013
Artist Ronald F. Frick of Forest Hill is featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine, the premier publication devoted to the art and hobby of scroll saw cutting and design. This issue will be available on newsstands through Oct. 14. Frick won an honorable mention award in the magazine's 2013 Best Project Design Contest for his project, "Train Puzzle. " To learn more about Frick or the art of scroll sawing, contact him at 410-836-8775 or rfrick@clearviewcatv.net .
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 27, 1996
The Walters Art Gallery has had a great collection of Chinese porcelain going back to when William Walters omnivorously bought in this field 100 years ago. What it hasn't had is a great Chinese handscroll to complement all that porcelain. Now it does.A recently acquired Ch'ing dynasty handscroll by Wang Yuan-ch'i, "Free Spirits Among Streams and Mountains," has been -unrolled as the centerpiece for a focus exhibit. Besides this celebrated 1684 handscroll, the exhibit features works by others, including the artist's great-grandson, Wang Ch'en.
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By Dave Gilmore | March 7, 2012
"Corril Slayer" Developer: Pure Bang Games Platform: PC Score: 9/10 Fear is a primal and essential component to the human experience. Fear keeps us safe, alert and cautious. It also freaks the ever living hell out of us. “Corril Slayer,” an 8-bit-style throwback from Baltimore's Pure Bang Games, plays on fear in a masterfully accessible way. You see, “fear” and “horror” are two different things altogether. This reviewer checked out of horror back in 1999 when the first “Silent Hill” game was released.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2004
With headlines declaring that Columbia's Oakland Mills High was changing its colors, getting a Subway sandwich shop in the cafeteria and adding badminton to its sports lineup, the school's latest student newspaper appeared to scoop everyone, including major media. The news sent a Board of Education member into a minor panic - until she turned to Page 5 and was let in on the joke: It was an April Fools' Day edition. "You got me," Courtney Watson, the school board chairman, wrote in an e-mail to The Scroll's staff Sunday night after picking up the paper.
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By Fred Kaplan and Fred Kaplan,BOSTON GLOBE | November 16, 2000
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Neil Yerman sits at his worktable, leaning forward with a jeweler's intensity, his white-gloved hand guiding a goose-feather quill across a calf-skin parchment, sketching in each fine stroke another wisp of God's presence. Yerman is a sofer, the Hebrew word for a scribe who writes holy Jewish documents, in Yerman's case Torahs. The Torah - the scrolled text of the Five Books of Moses, the Old Testament from Genesis to Deuteronomy - is the holiest of all documents, the centerpiece of religious observance, not just on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, but on every Sabbath and, to the most observant of Jews, every day. And by Jewish law, every Torah must be written out - painstakingly, following certain rules precisely - by hand.
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By Charles Nicol and By Charles Nicol,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 27, 2001
Last Tuesday, the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" was sold at auction by Christie's in New York to a football team owner for $2.46 million - a record for a literary work. The novel itself was certainly a landmark, but the odd look of the manuscript and the story surrounding it are the real reasons for its high value. That nearly transparent, passionately typed roll of paper is worth every cent of its auction price. The best known symbol of an important moment in our history, it is the high-water mark of the Beat Movement that inundated our literary lives in the late '50s, coaxing us out of the study and into the street, telling us we were free to drop everything and go. If indeed, as William Blake said, the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom, then for a few years Kerouac was our driver and America gladly went along for the ride.
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July 23, 2013
Artist Ronald F. Frick of Forest Hill is featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine, the premier publication devoted to the art and hobby of scroll saw cutting and design. This issue will be available on newsstands through Oct. 14. Frick won an honorable mention award in the magazine's 2013 Best Project Design Contest for his project, "Train Puzzle. " To learn more about Frick or the art of scroll sawing, contact him at 410-836-8775 or rfrick@clearviewcatv.net .
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2005
Well, lackadaddy, I was on the road again. - Jack Kerouac Well, lackadaddy, come to Baltimore to show any young or old hipsters what Jack Kerouac was first thinking when he uncoiled a burst of a story about a man who "likes too many things and gets all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another" until he drops. Written over three weeks in 1951, the first frenzied draft of Kerouac's On the Road left the Midwest this week, where it spent time under glass at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. All 120 tip-to-tip feet of Kerouac's famous scroll were on display.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | June 17, 2007
After months of fighting an elusive enemy in Iraq, Army Spc. Joseph Merchant has been caught off guard by his new status as a Carroll County celebrity. An Associated Press photograph of the Detour resident treading the banks of a reedy canal in Iraq was first picked up by newspapers and Web sites around the world in late May. Then an article on the Merchant family's reaction to the image became the most viewed item on The Sun's Web site June 6. And that one photograph continues to generate attention for Merchant, 23, a soldier from northwestern Carroll on security patrol with the 10th Mountain Division in the Sunni "Triangle of Death," south of Baghdad.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | November 8, 2011
Tonight "Dancing with the Stars" viewers were treated to a mish-mash of the classical stylings of Andrea Bocelli, rap by Flo Rida and a pop medley by Cirque du Soleil set to Michael Jackson tunes. Covering all musical bases. ESPN sportscaster Kenny Mayne, NFL great Jerry Rice and DWTS judge Len Goodman revived their DanceCenter spoof this episode, confirming that the show has a good sense of humor. It also provided plenty of jabs at Kim Kardashian's marriage and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's ego. Breezing into the semifinals were J.R. Martinez, Hope Solo and Ricki Lake.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2010
The story of Har Sinai Congregation's rare and mysterious unfinished Torah begins at the end, at the last Hebrew passage of Book of Deuteronomy that tells about the singular status of the prophet Moses, chosen by God to display "great might and awesome power … before all Israel." Rabbi Darryl Crystal had seen these words before, of course, but when he unrolled this scroll in the Har Sinai sanctuary in Owings Mills one afternoon last October, he noticed that the letters of the last 114 words were rendered only in outline on the parchment and left unfinished.
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December 5, 2009
The Baltimore Hebrew Institute, the successor to Baltimore Hebrew University established this year at Towson University, is introducing itself to the greater community on Sunday with a lecture on the Dead Sea scrolls. Lawrence H. Schiffman, chairman of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, will present "Decoding Early Judaism: Reflections on the Contributions of Dr. Joseph Baumgarten" at 4 p.m. in Room 4110 of the new liberal arts building at Towson.
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By New York Times News Service | July 6, 2008
JERUSALEM - A 3-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars say they believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a Messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. If such a messianic description really is there, it will contribute to a developing re-evaluation of both popular and scholarly views of Jesus, because it suggests that the story of his death and resurrection was not unique but part of a recognized Jewish tradition at the time.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | June 17, 2007
After months of fighting an elusive enemy in Iraq, Army Spc. Joseph Merchant has been caught off guard by his new status as a Carroll County celebrity. An Associated Press photograph of the Detour resident treading the banks of a reedy canal in Iraq was first picked up by newspapers and Web sites around the world in late May. Then an article on the Merchant family's reaction to the image became the most viewed item on The Sun's Web site June 6. And that one photograph continues to generate attention for Merchant, 23, a soldier from northwestern Carroll on security patrol with the 10th Mountain Division in the Sunni "Triangle of Death," south of Baghdad.
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By New York Times News Service | February 15, 2007
OTTAWA -- Executives who are longtime BlackBerry users will have to teach their right thumb some new tricks if they switch to a model introduced Monday. The model, the BlackBerry 8800, eliminates a tiny scroll wheel on the side that is intended to navigate through lists of e-mail messages. The plastic wheel has been a signature feature of all business-oriented BlackBerrys since the first model was released eight years ago. In its place on the 8800 is a small front-mounted navigation ball developed for the BlackBerry Pearl, a consumer model released last year.
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By Gareth Branwyn Pub Date: 7/13/98 | July 13, 1998
Free-wheeling mouse makes scrolling easierThe Mouse-in-a-Box Scroll ($30) is the latest version of Kensington's inexpensive and utilitarian Mouse-in-a-Box. This version is similar to its older sibling but has an added wheel between the two standard mouse buttons that can be used for clicking or scrolling.With the included Scroll Mouse software, you can assign standard Windows functions to the rubber wheel in its button mode (used by pushing on the top of the wheel ). Actions available include close, double-click, maximize window, open Internet Explorer, etc. In its scrolling mode, you can set up the wheel to scroll horizontally and vertically.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2006
In a chapel at Beth Israel Congregation, the four members of the Hoffman family -- parents Dale and Sharona, daughters Brenna and Sarah -- gathered around Rabbi Moshe Druin. A scroll lay spread out on the table before him, along with a quill pen and a jar of ink. The injunction to participate in the creation of a Torah is the last of the 613 mitzvot, or commandments, in Judaism. Druin, a Torah scribe, turned to 14-year-old Brenna to ask why that might be. "Why wouldn't it be honor your parents, or love God?"
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2006
In a chapel at Beth Israel Congregation, the four members of the Hoffman family -- parents Dale and Sharona, daughters Brenna and Sarah -- gathered around Rabbi Moshe Druin. A scroll lay spread out on the table before him, along with a quill pen and a jar of ink. The injunction to participate in the creation of a Torah is the last of the 613 mitzvot, or commandments, in Judaism. Druin, a Torah scribe, turned to 14-year-old Brenna to ask why that might be. "Why wouldn't it be honor your parents, or love God?"
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