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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 22, 2011
Former Ravens owner Art Modell, on the original list of 103 candidates in consideration for the Hall of Fame, was not among the 26 semifinalists announced today. Modell had been among 18 contributors to the game eligible. Of that group, George Young, Ron Wolf and Paul Tagliabue were selected as semifinalists. Modell relocated the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996 and headed the team until selling to current owner Steve Bisciotti in 2004. Vilified in Cleveland for moving the Browns, Modell hasn't been a finalist for the Hall of Fame since 2001.
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September 26, 2014
Hilltop pupils get shoes Nearly 300 children at Hilltop Elementary School in Glen Burnie have new shoes as the result of efforts by Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship program graduates. A six-member group from the leadership-training organization launched a drive to buy footwear for the children after learning that some young students were wearing ill-fitting or inappropriate shoes to school. Principal Louise DeJesu and staff members measured children's feet, and the shoes were purchased and recently delivered.
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By Richard Gorelick | February 19, 2013
The James Beard Foundation announced the list of restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards. Cindy Wolf of Charleston and Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen are among the 20 semifinalists for Best Chef Mid Atlantic, one of 10 regional categories. Both chefs have made the semifinalists list before. Bryan Voltaggio, who has previously been among the Mid Atlantic semi-finalists, was not included this year. The five finalists in each category will be announced on March 18 and the winners will be announced on May 6. Among Baltimore chefs, only Wolf has made it to the finalist round, twice, in 2006 and 2008.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Ellicott City has ghosts and antiques and Shakespeare in the ruins and old timey toys and a railroad museum and good restaurants -- pretty much everything you'd want from a charming Main Street.  This week, Ellicott City is competing with other small towns in a contest sponsored by Parade .  The winning town will be featured in the magazine later this summer.  Ellicott City has beaten Ridgefield, Conn. and Rockland, Maine to advance to the semifinals.   Now it faces Collierville, Tenn.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced yesterday the 16,000 high school students across the country who are semi- finalists in the annual scholarship competition. The students - who were identified by taking the 1999 Preliminary SAT as high school juniors - will compete for 7,900 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $31 million. More than 1.2 million students in more than 20,000 high schools took the PSAT last year, and fewer than 1 percent were named semi- finalists. A list of area semifinalists can be found on The Sun's Web site, www.sunspot.
NEWS
September 29, 1991
The following students in Baltimore and Baltimore County were among 15,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. The students, who represent the top half of 1 percent of high school seniors in Maryland based on results of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, will go on to compete for about 6,100 merit scholarships to be awarded in the spring.The 15,000 were selected from more than 1 million test takers. Those from Anne Arundel, Carroll and Harford counties have been listed previously in suburban sections of The Sun while the names of semifinalists in Howard County appear today in The Howard County Sun.Baltimore City public schools:City College: Susan M. Gray, Jonathan D. ZerolnickBaltimore City private schools:Bryn Mawr: Katie B. FeiockFriends: John P. MorrowGilman: David S. Allan, David F. Azad, Joshua I. Civin, Paul J. Lee, Jason A. Rothenberg, William D. WhitmanMount St. Joseph: Mukund KrishnaswamiRoland Park Country School: Eve L. Johnson, Kelly B. WeissBaltimore County public schools:Parkville High: Kelly L. MontgomeryPikesville High: David I. KagenWoodlawn High: Kirk B. ArthurFranklin High: Timothy E. ParkerDulaney High: Sonia M. Chacko, Albert L. Hsu, Lisa M. Stellino, Christy G. Thorndill, Shuo S. WangTowson High: Matthew W. Scheflen, Paul R. WirthBaltimore County private schools:St.
NEWS
October 6, 1991
Four Carroll County high school seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.They are Anne Tallent and Gregory Durgin, both of Liberty High School; Matthew Birckof South Carroll High School and Christopher B. Pond of Westminster High School.The students were among the 15,000 semifinalists in the 1992 National Merit Scholarship Program. They represent one-half of one percent of each state's graduating class.Semifinalists have an opportunity to advance to the next level in the competition for some 6,100 Merit Scholarships, worth approximately $26 million, to be awarded nextspring.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | November 29, 2012
Soccer Mullins, Nairn named Hermann semifinalists     Maryland forward Patrick Mullins has been chosen as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in college soccer. Mullins was the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in goals (15) and points (38) in 2012. The award, to be presented Jan. 11 at a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, will be voted on by National Soccer Coaches Association of America member coaches, with finalists named Dec. 6. Fans will also have a chance to vote for their top three choices.
NEWS
January 13, 1991
Three Fallston High School seniors have been announced as semifinalists in the 1991 National Merit Scholarship Competition.Shawn Bullock, Mike Smith and Ellen White were among 15,000 other finalists selected throughout the country.In addition to being exceptional academic students, these three scholars are also involved in extracurricular activities.Shawn Bullock is a member of the German Club and is involved with Fallston's literary magazine, Troubadour. He plans to attend Cornell University.
NEWS
September 27, 2004
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the semifinalists for this year's National Merit Scholarship Program, 43 of whom are students from schools in Baltimore County. The Towson area had the most semifinalists with 16: Michael P. Benz and Gregory J. Bittle from Calvert Hall College High School; Anna Gorovoy, Kate A. Poole and Zachary M. Wilson from the Carver Center for Arts and Technology; Bernard J. Arnest from Loch Raven High School; Nicholas P. Ackerman, Timothy J. Aucott, Zachary S. Nevin and Robert C. Utz from Loyola Blakefield High School; and Thomas D. Beckwith, Rebecca R. Borsetti, Krista L. Gray, David R. Kreis, David K. Romney and Elena M. Vanko from Towson High School.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Bryan Voltaggio's recent announcement that he'd be opening a restaurant in Baltimore arrived like a complimentary dessert — something you appreciate all the more because it isn't expected. "OHMAGAWD" and "yeeeeeesss!!!" were a few of the reactions on Twitter. But the "Top Chef" alumnus said he had wanted to come to Baltimore for years. It was just a matter of finding the right place, said Voltaggio, who co-owns Volt, his flagship restaurant, and Family Meal in his hometown of Frederick, as well as the meat-centric Range in Washington's Chevy Chase.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
The James Beard Foundation announced the list of restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, and Cindy Wolf of Charleston and Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen are among the 20 semifinalists for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic, one of 10 regional categories. Both chefs have been on the semi-finalists list before, and each has made it to the finalist round, Wolf in 2006 and 2008, and Gjerde in 2013. The five finalists in each category will be announced on March 18 and the winners will be announced on May 5. The James Beard Foundation Awards were established in 1990.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
Terps kicker Brad Craddockis among 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Monday. Craddock has made 15-of-18 field goal attempts this season, including 14 of 15 on kicks of 49 yards or less. He had a season-long50-yarder against West Virginia on Sept. 21. Finalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 25, and the winner will be announced live on ESPN on Dec. 12. To see the full list of semifinalists, click here . To read Don Markus' feature on how former Raven Matt Stover has helped Craddock improve his kicking, click here.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | November 29, 2012
Soccer Mullins, Nairn named Hermann semifinalists     Maryland forward Patrick Mullins has been chosen as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in college soccer. Mullins was the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in goals (15) and points (38) in 2012. The award, to be presented Jan. 11 at a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, will be voted on by National Soccer Coaches Association of America member coaches, with finalists named Dec. 6. Fans will also have a chance to vote for their top three choices.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2012
It took an hour to read all of the Beard Foundation nomimations. When it was over, there were no nominations for Baltimore area chefs restaurants. Sam Caglione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery was nominated for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional, an award that goes to "A winemaker, brewer, or spirits professional who has had a significant impact on the wine and spirits industry nationwide. Candidates must have been in the profession for at least five years. "   The James Beard Foundation announced the list of restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards.
EXPLORE
February 25, 2012
WESTMINSTER - The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts has announced that Steve Pearson, an associate professor of art and art history at McDaniel College, and a Westminster resident, has been named among 24 semifinalists for the seventh annual Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. Pearson is a painter who has taught various art courses since 2004.
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