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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 13, 1991
The Baltimore family that owns WBFF-TV (Channel 45) has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to take over WMAR's spot -- Channel 2 -- on the VHF frequency.More viewers can tune in to VHF channels (2 through 13) than UHF frequencies. Therefore, if approved, the unorthodox move would give the Smith family access to an audience almost double the size they now reach with WBFF, Baltimore's Fox affiliate.It would also leave WMAR, the NBC affiliate, scrambling for a new channel on which to broadcast.
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Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Steve Smith started the healing process immediately after he left the Carolina Panthers' facility and returned to his Charlotte home. Even though he anticipated his release by the only NFL organization that he had ever known, he was still angry and bitter. When Smith sat down with his family, the emotions poured out. They discussed everything - his college career at Utah, getting drafted by the Panthers, the 13 prolific seasons he played with them, and then of course, the difficult parting of ways.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,Special to The Sun | October 22, 2006
For more than 30 years, the Smith family has operated a hardware store in Jarrettsville known as Smith Ace Hardware. Once the site of a blacksmith shop owned and operated by Charles Amerien in the late 1800s, the business was sold to Alex Y. Watters, who built the building in use now in 1928. Watters was a blacksmith and wheelwright. By 1944, Watters' sons, Howard and Wilbur, expanded the merchandise to include hardware, farm equipment and livestock supplies. The store carried on a successful business for more than 30 years while the Watters family worked there.
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By Brian Compere, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
Susquehanna State Park was a muddy mess. A heavy thunderstorm had brought a downpour to its trails, and Richard Smith had not brought the right pair of shoes for such a hike. It didn't help that it was still raining, if only lightly. The shoes he had on worked well enough, though, because Smith and his family navigated the trail without slipping and falling. Normally, they would not have bothered to go to the park on such a nasty day, but they had good reason: They were on a quest.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1995
There are not many chief executives of billion-dollar media empires who appear at interviews wearing black leather loafers and no socks. At least not in button-down Baltimore.And there are certainly not many corporate chairmen who would come to the office in the eye-popping black and white checked sports shirt that Sinclair Broadcasting Group's chairman, David D. Smith, sported recently.But neither are there many companies that have grown at the rate of Sinclair in the nine years since the down-home Baltimorean and his three brothers took the helm of the family-run television station chain in 1986.
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April 19, 2005
On April 16, 2005, JOAN DOROTHY FALKER, beloved daughter of Dorothy and the late Joseph E. Falker, loving sister of Joseph E. Falker, Jr. and Raymond J. Falker, dear sister-in-law of Jo Ann Falker and Jackie Falker. Aunt of Richard, Stephen, Andrew and Raymond Falker, Jr. and Paul J. Smith Family will receive friends Wednesday 6 to 9 P.M. at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10 A.M. at Church of the Resurrection.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun reporter | April 22, 2008
A former Johns Hopkins Hospital pathologist could serve as little as one year in prison for his role in a head-on crash on the Jones Falls Expressway that left a 22-year-old woman with injuries that later killed her. Dr. Todd B. Sheridan, 32, was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty in January to automobile manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into Letrice Nicole Smith's car while driving the wrong way on the...
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Staff Writer | December 11, 1994
Donna Smith once tried to put her father in jail for alleged acts of sexual abuse, some of them supposedly performed during Satanic rituals. But yesterday, she told a gathering of 800 people at a Baltimore conference that the crimes never happened -- they appeared in "false memories" coaxed by therapists.Now, the St. Mary's County native said, two things have put her on the road to mental health: her parents' unconditional love and her resolve to stay out of therapy."Therapy is a very scary thing for me," she said, winning applause at a conference on the "false memory syndrome" held at Stouffer's Harborplace Hotel.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1996
A building that once was used to conduct top secret military research on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus is being refurbished with help from a $2 million gift from a prominent Baltimore family.Hopkins administrators will hold a ceremony at 4: 30 p.m. today to unveil the first completed phase of work on the building,known as Barton Hall.They also will name its lobby after Julian Sinclair Smith, a Hopkins graduate whose family donated funds to carry out the transformation.The gift came in the form of a pledge to the Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering, from which Smith received an electrical engineering degree in 1952.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1998
Anne Arundel County is opening its second equestrian center on 12 acres of a family farm it has bought near Cape St. Claire as part of its effort to preserve farmland.County officials say the new center will be used for boarding, lessons and therapeutic riding programs, and that it will not affect the reopening of the Andover Equestrian Center in Linthicum.In January, Linthicum residents packed a meeting in protest after the county announced that it would close Andover temporarily for repairs, which led to fears that the center would close permanently.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall offered condolences today to former Terp and current Raven Torrey Smith, whose younger brother, Tevin, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Edsall said Maryland's football program was thinking about Smith and his family and “praying for them.” Smith, who played for former coach Ralph Friedgen, remains close with  current and former Terps players. He trains with many of them during the offseason and returns occasionally to College Park.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
Veteran WBAL radio host Ron Smith announced on-air Monday that he is in home hospice and will no longer appear on air. "The decision has been made by me to stop appearing on the radio show," Smith said just before the start of his show, which begins at 9 a.m. "I'm retiring," Smith continued. "I basically can no longer do it. I'm getting weaker every day, and it's time to pull the plug. How's that for succinct?" Smith was talking on-air to morning show host Dave Durian, and in answer to a statement by Durian about Smith's feelings, the 69-year-old broadcaster said he "never wanted to retire.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun reporter | April 22, 2008
A former Johns Hopkins Hospital pathologist could serve as little as one year in prison for his role in a head-on crash on the Jones Falls Expressway that left a 22-year-old woman with injuries that later killed her. Dr. Todd B. Sheridan, 32, was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty in January to automobile manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into Letrice Nicole Smith's car while driving the wrong way on the...
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,Sun Reporter | February 21, 2007
When we first heard about Maggie Smith's situation, it didn't seem as serious as some we've dealt with in The Sun's monthly Make Over My Meal series. Boy, were we wrong. The 32-year-old working mother of two does a good job of getting a meal on the table every night in spite of a lengthy commute from Owings Mills to her home in Frankford. Usually the family has dinner together, and everyone pretty much eats the same thing. While 4-year-old Melina and 2-year-old Myles aren't great eaters, they enjoy some fruits; and Smith makes sure they drink lots of milk.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun reporter | December 12, 2006
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who learned her craft at the Baltimore School for the Arts before launching a successful film and television career, is donating $1 million to a major renovation and expansion campaign at the school, officials announced yesterday. The School for the Arts, considered one of the top public arts high schools in the country, plans to name its new theater the Jada Pinkett Smith Theater. At Pinkett Smith's request, the theater will be dedicated to rapper Tupac Shakur, a former classmate who was shot and killed in 1996.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,Special to The Sun | October 22, 2006
For more than 30 years, the Smith family has operated a hardware store in Jarrettsville known as Smith Ace Hardware. Once the site of a blacksmith shop owned and operated by Charles Amerien in the late 1800s, the business was sold to Alex Y. Watters, who built the building in use now in 1928. Watters was a blacksmith and wheelwright. By 1944, Watters' sons, Howard and Wilbur, expanded the merchandise to include hardware, farm equipment and livestock supplies. The store carried on a successful business for more than 30 years while the Watters family worked there.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | June 25, 2002
Even in this golden age of television documentaries, with outstanding nonfiction films the norm almost every night, the return of public television's P.O.V. series is an event worth getting excited about. While the P.O.V. (Point of View) lineup of documentaries might not be as strong week in and week out as HBO's America Undercover, its best films are every bit as good as HBO's. More important, for 14 years, P.O.V. has been bringing voices from outside the mainstream - voices that otherwise might not be heard by most of us - into America's living rooms without the added cost of premium cable.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | October 7, 2006
A Baltimore County jury awarded $675,000 yesterday to the adult children of a woman who died at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a nurse failed to summon a doctor for 11 minutes when the patient had stopped breathing and her blood pressure was skyrocketing, a lawyer who represented the plaintiffs said. Audrey Smith, 59, of Parkville, a housekeeping worker at GBMC, went to the hospital in March 2003 for elective, outpatient knee surgery, according to attorney Briggs Bedigian, who tried the case with Gary Wais.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | October 7, 2006
A Baltimore County jury awarded $675,000 yesterday to the adult children of a woman who died at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a nurse failed to summon a doctor for 11 minutes when the patient had stopped breathing and her blood pressure was skyrocketing, a lawyer who represented the plaintiffs said. Audrey Smith, 59, of Parkville, a housekeeping worker at GBMC, went to the hospital in March 2003 for elective, outpatient knee surgery, according to attorney Briggs Bedigian, who tried the case with Gary Wais.
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