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By Rus VanWestervelt, Rusvw13@gmail.com | December 11, 2013
Members of the Campus Hills community are taking advantage of the holiday season by revitalizing old traditions and introducing new neighborhood-building activities. On Nov. 29, members of the Campus Hills Community Association held an official tree-lighting event at Squires Road and Scarlett Drive, an area dubbed "Christmas Tree Island" decades ago. Livia Laun served as chairperson of the event, open to Campus Hills residents. Committee members brought hot chocolate and cookies, and Gerard Smith put the lights on the tree.
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Jacques Kelly | December 6, 2013
I was not prepared for the sheer candlepower of Harbor East when I went in search of some early Christmas spirit this week. Moving along Albemarle Street, where the holiday lights burned hot and bright, I made some mental comparisons with the old Howard Street and its department stores. Hands down, Harbor East outperformed the staid department stores. The place had a nighttime energy - and the circle at President Street reminded me of a kind of Times Square bustle. The traffic was maddening but there was no getting away from the reality that this part of downtown Baltimore is an authentic December destination.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
On the surface, Matt Hauser was an Army fan, wearing a black-and-camouflage jersey and rooting for the home team at the annual Army-Navy flag football matchup at Fort Meade. But like many Marylanders, he has deep respect for Navy, too. Lifting his Army jersey, he revealed a blue Navy jersey underneath. Even in flag football, Army-Navy is "a nice rivalry," said Hauser, a Severn insurance agent who helped organize a tailgate party for Thursday's game. But there's more to it, he said.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | November 21, 2013
The Washington Spirit acquired midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) from the Seattle Reign on Wednesday in exchange for the discovery rights to forward Kim Little. This trade is the final piece of a larger trade in which the Spirit acquired Nairn, forward Renae Cuellar and the discovery rights for forward Jodie Taylor. Seattle received the discovery rights to Kim Little, Nikki Marshall and Alina Garciamendez. Nairn, 23, was selected by the Reign with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NWSL college draft.
SPORTS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Baltimore Ravens fans who traveled to Chicago for Sunday's game against the Bears spent more than an hour in the sheltered concourse at Soldier Field, but that doesn't mean they stayed dry. "It was blowing sideways," said Neal Moorhouse, a known diehard fan from Federal Hill who goes by the nickname 'Carne Cabeza,' regarding the storm and tornado warning that caused a delay in the game of nearly two hours. "It was coming into the concourse. It's coming down in sheets. " Moorhouse had made the 10-hour drive to Chicago for the game with a group of friends and was staying at a friend's house in the city.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops took a step Tuesday toward aligning themselves with Pope Francis, selecting as their next president Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. — a man who built a career on a foundation of personal faith and service to the poor. Kurtz, 67, was the overwhelming choice of the nearly 300 prelates on hand for the annual fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at the Waterfront Marriott Hotel in Baltimore. The Pennsylvania native received 125 of the 236 votes cast to easily outpoll the second-place finisher, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, for a first-ballot victory.
NEWS
November 8, 2013
The recent discovery in Munich of what are reported to be more than 1,500 major artworks confiscated or banned by the Nazis is a reminder of how totalitarian regimes tend to view art as so dangerous a potential adversary as any enemy army. In the case of the Nazis, that view was entirely in keeping with the central irony of the Third Reich's benighted rule, which claimed to be saving European civilization at the very moment it was destroying it. Today, the same irrational hatred and fear of art can be found among the jihadists of the Taliban, al-Qaida and other Islamist extremists, along with the same consequences for their societies.
NEWS
October 22, 2013
"Accursed be the poor in spirit: for they are whiners and takers. Accursed be the meek: for they will never be heard on Fox News. Accursed be those who hunger and thirst: for they should get a job. Accursed be the peacemakers: for they endanger war-making profits. " Upon hearing this from the "Christian right," Jesus wept. Larry Yeatman, Towson
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Annapolis is a town rich in history, and its reputed ghosts are certainly part of the state capital's lore. There's the spirit of Reverdy Johnson, a politician and lawyer who died at the governor's mansion in 1876; and plasterer Thomas Dance, who plummeted to his death while working on the State House dome in 1793. And there is the capital city's most famous soul: John Paul Jones, father of the U.S. Navy, entombed at the Naval Academy's chapel. The ghost of Jones, who died in Paris and whose body was later moved to Annapolis, is rumored to still whisper: "Where am I?"
FEATURES
By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
Alice Ann Finnerty, 75, was born in Baltimore, grew up in Baltimore, was married in Baltimore, raised six children in Baltimore and ran two businesses in Baltimore. In September, she was honored with the 2013 Spirited Woman of Baltimore Award, recognizing her philanthropic and professional accomplishments. "I was very humbled by it," said Finnerty, whose Turnover Shop consignment store in Hampden recently marked 35 years since she founded it. Finnerty also founded and ran the Finnerteas Tea Room in Hampden from 2003 until severe storm damage forced its closing in 2007.
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