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September 21, 1997
Tom Horton, author and environmental columnist for The Sun, was honored yesterday by the Sierra Club during an awards banquet in San Francisco.Horton, who lives in Hebron with his two children, received the environmental group's David Brower Award, which recognizes professional journalists for work in the area of environmental reporting.The award is named for the former executive director of the Sierra Club, who founded the organization's book publishing program."Tom is one of this country's most effective and profound environmental reporters," said Adam Werbach, Sierra Club president, citing Horton's weekly "On the Bay" column in The Sun and the five books he has written about the Chesapeake Bay."
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By Diane Scharper and Diane Scharper,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2009
In the Shadow of the Master Edited by Michael Connelly William Morrow / 389 pages / $24.95 For the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth, the Mystery Writers of America have published this collection of 16 of Poe's best works with often-insightful commentary by well-known mystery writers. As editor Michael Connelly explains it, Poe's death in Baltimore in 1849 is shrouded in mystery, as is much of his literary output. Ill, incoherent and dressed in clothes that were not his, 40-year-old Poe could have been mistaken for several of the protagonists of his short stories.
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By TOM HORTON | June 9, 1996
Excerpted from Tom Horton's new book, "An Island Out of Time,: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake." It has been years, whole generations in their time, since the holocaust, but there are still cats of the island who remember. They scatter at my approach or watch from beneath the crab shanties balefully, ears laid close to the skull and muscles tensed. I still don't like to look them in the eyes. They were just being cats. I was just defending my family.For the record, I like cats; grew up with dozens of them, cried when they died, and devoutly hoped there was a cat heaven to receive their furry souls.
NEWS
January 18, 2009
State land purchases preserve treasures Tom Horton's column "Swans' winter message" (Commentary, Jan. 9) not only was pure poetry but also vividly made the case for permanently protecting our ecological treasures. Many people have excoriated the O'Malley administration for its purchase of the Foster property in Worcester County at a time when Maryland's fiscal state mandates belt-tightening. But it is important to realize that the money used to purchase this biologically important land does not come from the general state budget fund that is facing deep cuts but from a special fund wisely set up years ago to offset the loss of open space to development by placing a tax on the transfer of real estate.
NEWS
January 31, 2003
Tom Horton is on assignment.
NEWS
July 3, 1993
Tom Horton is on vacation. His On the Bay column will return in next Saturday's paper.
NEWS
October 9, 1994
Tuesday is deadline for voter registrationThe deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is 9 p.m. Tuesday.Applications are available at the Carroll County Board of Supervisors of Elections office, 125 N. Court St., Westminster, and county libraries.Information: 857-2080.Larry Haines to take part in growth forumState Sen. Larry E. Haines, a Carroll County Republican, will be part of a panel discussion on growth tomorrow at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce "Forum on the Issues" at the Sheraton Resort and Conference Center in Ocean City.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 25, 1997
Tom Horton, author and environmental columnist for The Sun, was named "conservationist of the year" yesterday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.Horton, who lives in Hebron with his wife and two children, received the Annapolis-based environmental group's highest award at a luncheon at the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus."
NEWS
By Jeffrey Fleishman and Jeffrey Fleishman,special to the sun | June 9, 1996
"An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay," by Tom Horton. W.W. Norton. 316 pages. $25. Smith Island is a salty world of marsh muck, crabs and terrapins, a world inhabited by watermen and ghosts of centuries past, where independence is tempered by the rhythms of weather and meddling intrusions from the "the mainland." Its 8,000 acres of mostly wetlands face a new millennium in which environmentalists, fickle crabbing seasons and children full of wanderlust may leave the island deserted.
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By Diane Scharper and Diane Scharper,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2009
In the Shadow of the Master Edited by Michael Connelly William Morrow / 389 pages / $24.95 For the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth, the Mystery Writers of America have published this collection of 16 of Poe's best works with often-insightful commentary by well-known mystery writers. As editor Michael Connelly explains it, Poe's death in Baltimore in 1849 is shrouded in mystery, as is much of his literary output. Ill, incoherent and dressed in clothes that were not his, 40-year-old Poe could have been mistaken for several of the protagonists of his short stories.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks and Dan Rodricks,dan.rodricks@baltsun.com | September 21, 2008
Here in the Baltimore metropolitan area, we're a bit disconnected from that whole Intercounty Connector thing going on between Montgomery and Prince George's counties. For a lot of us who keep mainly to the Baltimore Beltway and the roads that intersect it, the ICC might as well be a bridge in Alaska. It's "down there" somewhere, designed to connect Interstate 95 near Laurel with Interstate 270 near Gaithersburg. But Baltimoreans and Marylanders everywhere should pay attention. A lot of our money - and our quality of life - is at stake.
NEWS
By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | January 15, 2006
Kevin P. Kallaugher's long career as staff editorial cartoonist for The Sun ended Friday. "KAL," as he has signed his cartoons for 17 years at The Sun, is one of America's best editorial cartoonists and a prominent member of Baltimore's media community. His departure is a signal loss to the newspaper, where editorial cartooning has flourished for more than a century. With the resignation of longtime columnist Michael Olesker over issues of journalism practices and the retirement via buyout of nationally known environmental writer Tom Horton, Kallaugher's departure comes at a time when a number of readers believe The Sun is losing some of its most distinctive voices.
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By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | January 1, 2006
Readers of The Sun had lots of comments, questions, suggestions, praise and criticism to offer the public editor in recent days. Here is some of what they had to say: Goodbye to Tom Horton "Thanks from a fan. I've enjoyed years of good reading and the elegant, balanced, thoughtful summary of your 13 years as columnist for The Sun. Good luck and good future. Don't go far and please find a venue that keeps your voice heard." S.M. Schmidt Stansbury Creek "Who will take over for Tom Horton?
NEWS
January 31, 2003
Tom Horton is on assignment.
TRAVEL
October 28, 2001
America's 50 Places of a Lifetime," a guide from National Geographic Traveler, is on newsstands this month. The issue showcases 50 of the country's greatest locations through the words of notables including former President Jimmy Carter (on Arctic Alaska), Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee (the Gateway Arch in St. Louis), ABC-TV's Cokie Roberts (Washington), Sun columnist Tom Horton (Chesapeake Bay) and the latter half of entertainers Penn & Teller, who writes about Las Vegas: "You will bathe in the glitz, gluttony and lust.
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By James H. Bready and James H. Bready,Special to the Sun | December 3, 2000
Part two of this year's output of books by Marylanders or about Maryland, for the general reader. (S) means softbound. Nature "Chesapeake Invader," by C. Wylie Poag (Princeton, 183 pages, $24.95). The comet or asteroid that splashed down at the foot of today's bay, 35 million years ago; the sixth largest of Earth's 150 or so known meteorite craters. "Ancient Microworlds," by Giraud V. Foster and Norman J. Barker (Custom & Limited Editions, 187 pages, $65). Remarkable cross-section photos of fossils, in patterns and colors -- the organic tissue long since mineralized.
NEWS
January 18, 2009
State land purchases preserve treasures Tom Horton's column "Swans' winter message" (Commentary, Jan. 9) not only was pure poetry but also vividly made the case for permanently protecting our ecological treasures. Many people have excoriated the O'Malley administration for its purchase of the Foster property in Worcester County at a time when Maryland's fiscal state mandates belt-tightening. But it is important to realize that the money used to purchase this biologically important land does not come from the general state budget fund that is facing deep cuts but from a special fund wisely set up years ago to offset the loss of open space to development by placing a tax on the transfer of real estate.
NEWS
By PETER A. JAY | August 21, 1994
Havre de Grace. -- Tom Horton is not only one of my favorite columnists and book-writers, but a good friend, too.We have crawled through winter marshes together, been out in each other's boats in all kinds of weathers and waters, shared newspaper gossip, and helped each other off and on in various ways.He's a good shipmate who knows the Bay and steers a straight course, although he's been known to turn a little green in a heavy sea, and he sometimes snores.So it's with reluctance that I take issue with some of Cap'n Horton's recently published political views.
NEWS
July 22, 1998
Horton column shares timely insights about environmentTom Horton's column "Greed leads to disaster in Fla." (July 10) is both timely and insightful.Horton points out how short-term economic values, the replacement of natural forest systems with intensive commercial timber practices, have contributed to fire risk and the crisis in Florida.Risks to human life and private property are also aggravated by Florida's burgeoning population and urban sprawl -- increased development invading forests and other environmentally sensitive areas.
NEWS
September 21, 1997
Tom Horton, author and environmental columnist for The Sun, was honored yesterday by the Sierra Club during an awards banquet in San Francisco.Horton, who lives in Hebron with his two children, received the environmental group's David Brower Award, which recognizes professional journalists for work in the area of environmental reporting.The award is named for the former executive director of the Sierra Club, who founded the organization's book publishing program."Tom is one of this country's most effective and profound environmental reporters," said Adam Werbach, Sierra Club president, citing Horton's weekly "On the Bay" column in The Sun and the five books he has written about the Chesapeake Bay."
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