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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2011
High school seniors got a lesson this weekend in what it's like to sleep outdoors under cardboard when it rains. It didn't rain exactly. While taking part in a "sleepover" outside a local soup kitchen, some of the students were soaked when a garden irrigation system unexpectedly turned on at 3 in the morning. Nevertheless, a point was made. "The night changed my thoughts about the homeless," said 18-year-old Sunny Odogwu, a senior at St. Frances Academy who lives on Brentwood Avenue.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2012
The scene at Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster Friday evening was filled with the friendly chaos typical of the start of summer camp. Parents unloaded gear and gave last-minute instructions. Ubiquitous counselors welcomed visitors and ushered them to cabins. And chatty children seemed eager to be on their own. Well before the dinner bell, one girl was so enthralled with her bunk that she spread her sleeping bag across it and laid down to test the accommodations. She was so comfortable that only the promise of craft-making with her older sister could draw her away.
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NEWS
June 26, 2011
Baltimore police have identified the teenage victim of a fatal shooting which occurred after a sleepover in Cherry Hill Saturday morning. Michael Brooks, 15, was shot and killed by an unidentified 11-year-old who was apparently playing with a gun, police said. Police could not say how many times Brooks was shot or who owned the gun. The gun was secured in the house, but the children had found a key or passcode to unlock it, said police spokesman Kevin Brown. As of Sunday morning, no charges have been filed against the shooter or any adults who may have been present, Brown said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2011
High school seniors got a lesson this weekend in what it's like to sleep outdoors under cardboard when it rains. It didn't rain exactly. While taking part in a "sleepover" outside a local soup kitchen, some of the students were soaked when a garden irrigation system unexpectedly turned on at 3 in the morning. Nevertheless, a point was made. "The night changed my thoughts about the homeless," said 18-year-old Sunny Odogwu, a senior at St. Frances Academy who lives on Brentwood Avenue.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2011
Richard L. Moore Jr. doesn't know which of his 22 guns, locked in a bedroom and unloaded, killed 15-year-old Michael D. Brooks Jr. after a sleepover Saturday morning. His collection included black powder pistols, Western revolvers and military-style firearms, he said Monday. It was a handgun, is all police will say about the weapon that killed Michael. The shooter was an 11-year-old boy, police said, and Michael was struck at least once in the head in what appeared to be an accident inside an apartment in Cherry Hill.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 9, 2004
There's a dollop of charm and a deluge of formula in Sleepover, a teen-girls-on-a-mission comedy that desperately wants to be the John Hughes film for a new generation. Hughes was the guiding force behind such benchmark '80s teen films as Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off - films that captured the exuberance and heartache of the teenage years so perfectly that one had the suspicion Hughes must have been sitting at the lunchroom table next to you. One gets a similar impression from Sleepover; doubtless, director Joe Nussbaum and writer Elisa Bell know their teens.
NEWS
By Lyn Backe and Lyn Backe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 15, 1996
I AM MARRIED to a man who considers it a privilege to pay taxes, and reminds me that our nation's tax rate is among the lowest in the world. I try hard to remember that about this time every year. It doesn't do me much good, but I offer his attitude in the hopes that it will give some comfort today, to someone.Sleepover with 'Chelsea'One thing that does give comfort is the indomitable energy and enthusiasm of youth. Take, for example, the bevy of students, ages 5 to 18, who are preparing an original musical for presentation at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
SPORTS
By Joe Christensen | September 12, 2004
The Florida Marlins' wild-card surge was interrupted by Hurricane Frances last weekend, but they did get a little quality bonding time. As the Category 2 storm blew 70 miles to the north, several members of the team and their families hunkered down at Pro Player Stadium - for four days. It wasn't quite as bad as it sounds, though, as the group had hot saunas, big-screen televisions and spaghetti dinners. Josh Beckett slept in the umpires' dressing room. Ismael Valdez, Matt Treanor and Armando Benitez slept on air mattresses.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2003
Sleeping with the fishes was never supposed to be this much fun. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is presenting a new overnight program in which visitors can take part in a "Sleepover With the Sharks," now through August. The adventure includes guided tours, behind-the-scenes access and hands-on activities. The event is geared to adults and children ages 8 and older. The event includes a guided tour throughout the aquarium, including a tour to the food-preparation area to see how the sharks and the rays are fed and cared for. Guests can take a walk along the Shark Catwalk and view the swimming sharks that are just inches below their feet.
FEATURES
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2004
WASHINGTON - In a dark corner of "East Berlin," a nondescript phone booth stands alongside a cobblestone road. A band of young "spies" loiter in the area, trying hard to be inconspicuous. Some examine a nearby empty black sedan, others gather by cafe tables. Finally, one of them slips into the booth. He emerges moments later, a slight grin on his face, and his shadowy group melts into the night. Chad Arrendell, a tall 15-year-old wearing a dark curly wig for this assignment, had managed to accomplish his mission - a dead drop.
EXPLORE
By Lisa Kawata | July 27, 2011
What girl doesn't love a sleepover with her friends? It's all about giggling and being silly together. It's a time for sharing secrets, painting each other's nails, and munching on cheese curls and chips while watching the latest Disney princess DVD or teen romance. So it also is for the young women of the ARC of Howard County, the nonprofit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Twice a month, they gather at the ARC's respite care house in Columbia for their own version of a sleepover, Ladies' Night Out. And while the girls are mostly 20-somethings, with a variety of intellectual and physical disabilities, they are, in many ways, typical girls who love to hang out with their friends, away from their parents.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2011
Richard L. Moore Jr. doesn't know which of his 22 guns, locked in a bedroom and unloaded, killed 15-year-old Michael D. Brooks Jr. after a sleepover Saturday morning. His collection included black powder pistols, Western revolvers and military-style firearms, he said Monday. It was a handgun, is all police will say about the weapon that killed Michael. The shooter was an 11-year-old boy, police said, and Michael was struck at least once in the head in what appeared to be an accident inside an apartment in Cherry Hill.
NEWS
June 26, 2011
Baltimore police have identified the teenage victim of a fatal shooting which occurred after a sleepover in Cherry Hill Saturday morning. Michael Brooks, 15, was shot and killed by an unidentified 11-year-old who was apparently playing with a gun, police said. Police could not say how many times Brooks was shot or who owned the gun. The gun was secured in the house, but the children had found a key or passcode to unlock it, said police spokesman Kevin Brown. As of Sunday morning, no charges have been filed against the shooter or any adults who may have been present, Brown said.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2011
A Baltimore boy who was apparently playing with a gun shot and killed a 15-year-old friend Saturday morning in Cherry Hill, Baltimore police said. Police could not say Saturday how many times the boy was shot or who owned the gun. The gun was secured in the house, but the children had found a key or passcode to unlock it, said police spokesman Kevin Brown. The shooter, who was either 11 or 12 years old, was not being charged at this time because the killing appeared to be an accident, he said.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | September 2, 2009
The nonprofit group that promotes Baltimore living isn't just hoping that relocating BRAC workers will move to the city. It's busing them in for a weekend tour. Live Baltimore will pick up a busload of Fort Monmouth personnel and contractors in New Jersey and bring them to Baltimore Sept. 12 and 13, the first overnight stay the group has organized. Workers will go to the "Buying Into Baltimore" home-buying fair on the first day, which is open to anyone, and will get a BRAC-only tour the following day. Nearly 40 people have signed up. "We thought it would be a great way to show more of the city," said Anna Custer, executive director of Live Baltimore.
NEWS
October 24, 2007
Halloween -- Columbia Gym and Supreme Sports Club are offering Halloween activities for children and teenagers: a Halloween Boo Bash for ages 3 to 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday; a Halloween sleepover for ages 7 to 12 from 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; a Halloween skating party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; and a Halloween basketball party from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. There may be a fee for activities. For a listing of events and locations: www.columbiaassociation.com/HalloweenEvents.
FEATURES
By STEPHANIE SHAPIRO AND LINELL SMITH and STEPHANIE SHAPIRO AND LINELL SMITH,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1997
The Goddess of Short Fuses cannot abide delays.Do you know what it's like to be late for the very first Great Mother Goddess Pre-Millennium Sleepover and get caught in Ravens traffic? Out of the way, you baseball-capped thug in your sports utility vehicle!This is not your usual stand-up-and-starve gala at the Sheraton. This is a lavish Left Coast experience at the American Visionary Art Museum. It's a night of spiritualism and shopping. Guests will wear floral garlands, listen to Sufi music, confer with psychics, munch on Mediterranean chicken, beautify their hands with hot paraffin wax and bid on wearable art.Intended to raise operating funds for the museum, the all-woman, $250-per-person event would gather roughly 180 artists, social workers, teachers, volunteers, physicians, attorneys and free spirits to spend Sunday night celebrating the singular visions of untrained artists and the single-minded vision of AVAM founder Rebecca Hoffberger.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2003
The coach of the Westminster High varsity girls basketball team resigned yesterday afternoon, 16 days after nine of his players were suspended for the rest of the season for allegedly drinking alcohol or being in the presence of underage drinking at an off-campus party. Dick Ebersole, 56, who had led the Owls for 13 seasons during two separate stints as head coach, said he resigned to keep lingering inquiries over the players' suspensions from detracting from the rest of the season. "I was trying to coach, and it had gotten to be that responding to questions surrounding those events had become a distraction to me. And I didn't want it to become a distraction to the kids currently on the team," he said in an interview last night.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | June 22, 2006
Bowie-- --After the game, after the fireworks, after a Harry Potter movie, it was time for a little shut-eye. Or maybe not. Let's face it, when a professional baseball team invites kids to pitch a tent in the outfield with several hundred of their fellow scouts, why would they make it a field of dreams? Imagine spending hours racing foul line to foul line, sliding on your belly on the dewy, close-cropped grass and leaping high on the warning track at the 405-foot mark to pull in a blast headed for downtown.
SPORTS
By Joe Christensen | September 12, 2004
The Florida Marlins' wild-card surge was interrupted by Hurricane Frances last weekend, but they did get a little quality bonding time. As the Category 2 storm blew 70 miles to the north, several members of the team and their families hunkered down at Pro Player Stadium - for four days. It wasn't quite as bad as it sounds, though, as the group had hot saunas, big-screen televisions and spaghetti dinners. Josh Beckett slept in the umpires' dressing room. Ismael Valdez, Matt Treanor and Armando Benitez slept on air mattresses.
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