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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | January 13, 1995
He's a legend in the folk music world, mentioned in the same breath with the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, the Irish Rovers and John Denver. He is a singer as well as a songwriter, whose tunes "you learned in summer camp," said his wife of 31 years.He is Tom Paxton, best known as the writer of such classics as "The Last Thing on my Mind," "The Marvelous Toy," "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle of Wine" and "Peace Will Come, and Let It Begin with Me."Mr. Paxton is scheduled for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Baker Memorial Chapel on the Western Maryland College campus.
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April 17, 2013
If reader Tom Paxton were actually a lifelong animal lover, he would understand that all dogs are "potentially dangerous" ("Pit bull compromise deserved to fail," April 15). All dogs have teeth. All dogs, given their breeding and life experience, can be problematic - or wonderful. I've been a professional dog trainer for decades. Mr. Paxton says the owner of a dog that bit him treated her pit bull "like a poodle. " I've been threatened (more often than bitten, thanks to dog-smarts and good reflexes)
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April 17, 2013
If reader Tom Paxton were actually a lifelong animal lover, he would understand that all dogs are "potentially dangerous" ("Pit bull compromise deserved to fail," April 15). All dogs have teeth. All dogs, given their breeding and life experience, can be problematic - or wonderful. I've been a professional dog trainer for decades. Mr. Paxton says the owner of a dog that bit him treated her pit bull "like a poodle. " I've been threatened (more often than bitten, thanks to dog-smarts and good reflexes)
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,[Sun Reporter ] | September 10, 2006
Now every time I try to sleep I'm haunted by the sound Of firemen pounding up the stairs While we were running down. ... -- from "The Bravest" by Tom Paxton Tom Paxton wrote "The Bravest" on Sept. 24, 2001 -- a mere 13 days after the Twin Towers fell. That tune and its unforgettable refrain were played widely for weeks afterward. "The Bravest" became a kind of verbal breakwater for our grief. In just 270 words, it contained the uncontainable. But audiences still aren't ready to embrace films that explicitly depict the tragedy.
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By Karin Remesch | January 18, 2001
MEET TERRY MCMILLAN In her newest novel, "A Day Late and a Dollar Short," author Terry McMillan uses the alternating voices of the Price family to chronicle a poignant portrait of family life in contemporary America. Meet the best-selling and award-winning writer ("Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back") at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave. She'll be reading from and signing copies of the new book. Admission is free. Call 410-653-6607. Wynton Marsalis at the Meyerhoff Two generations of jazz -- award-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis (pictured)
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,[Sun Reporter ] | September 10, 2006
Now every time I try to sleep I'm haunted by the sound Of firemen pounding up the stairs While we were running down. ... -- from "The Bravest" by Tom Paxton Tom Paxton wrote "The Bravest" on Sept. 24, 2001 -- a mere 13 days after the Twin Towers fell. That tune and its unforgettable refrain were played widely for weeks afterward. "The Bravest" became a kind of verbal breakwater for our grief. In just 270 words, it contained the uncontainable. But audiences still aren't ready to embrace films that explicitly depict the tragedy.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | October 4, 2001
The Kratt Brothers Step aside, Crocodile Hunter. The Kratt Brothers are here. The self-proclaimed "creature adventurers" are bringing their tales of animal encounters, wilderness experiences and world travels to the Baltimore Zoo this weekend. Chris and Martin Kratt serve as hosts of the PBS wildlife shows Kratt's Creatures, for school-age children, and Zoboomafoo, for preschool-age children. At the zoo performance, visitors of all ages are encouraged to ask questions. Autograph-signing sessions will take place after each performance.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
What happened in Boston is horrific. But I'm wondering why the media continues to paste the culprits faces all over ("Bombing suspect faces U.S. charges," April 23)? They have been caught and the investigation will continue. Why provide the type of recognition that future bombers want? Domestic terrorism can be reduced if the media stops providing millions of dollars of free advertising to the extremists that want a stage for their cause. How many other disgruntled people will look at the coverage and think, "that could be me on the front page?"
NEWS
February 7, 2001
"One of my favorite chapters in 'Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest' by Marc Brown is about an envelope that Arthur found in his cereal describing a contest. If you made up a jingle for the cereal, you could win a year's supply of it and be on a Crunch commercial. Read the book to find out if Arthur won." -- Mark Cohen Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary "I enjoyed 'The Lost Flower Children' by Janet Taylor Lisle. Out of all the main characters, my favorite was Nellie. Years ago some children having a tea party were turned into flowers by a fairy spell.
NEWS
April 15, 2013
Lawmakers didn't act on pit bull legislation this year because the bill under consideration didn't offer any solutions to the problem of dog attacks ("Pit bull compromise fails, trial lawyers win," April 10). Bravo for them. Here is a simple solution. Have the state or counties license and train dog owners who keep potentially dangerous breeds. Most attacks that end with death or injury to people or other animals could have been avoided if the owners understood their dogs. I am a lifelong animal lover, with dogs being my favorites.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | January 18, 2001
MEET TERRY MCMILLAN In her newest novel, "A Day Late and a Dollar Short," author Terry McMillan uses the alternating voices of the Price family to chronicle a poignant portrait of family life in contemporary America. Meet the best-selling and award-winning writer ("Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back") at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave. She'll be reading from and signing copies of the new book. Admission is free. Call 410-653-6607. Wynton Marsalis at the Meyerhoff Two generations of jazz -- award-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis (pictured)
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | January 13, 1995
He's a legend in the folk music world, mentioned in the same breath with the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, the Irish Rovers and John Denver. He is a singer as well as a songwriter, whose tunes "you learned in summer camp," said his wife of 31 years.He is Tom Paxton, best known as the writer of such classics as "The Last Thing on my Mind," "The Marvelous Toy," "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle of Wine" and "Peace Will Come, and Let It Begin with Me."Mr. Paxton is scheduled for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Baker Memorial Chapel on the Western Maryland College campus.
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By Neil Strauss and Neil Strauss,New York Times News Service | July 26, 1994
Bethel '94, the second of two festivals in upstate New York commemorating the 25th anniversary of Woodstock, has finally announced its lineup, and not one solo artist or original group member performing is under 45.Fourteen acts, nine from the 1969 Woodstock festival, have been scheduled for Bethel '94, to be held on the site of the original Woodstock festival on Aug. 13 and 14 at the farm of Max Yasgur in Sullivan County, near Monticello.The Woodstock veterans are Richie Havens, Country Joe McDonald, Melanie, John Sebastian, Mountain, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly, Sha Na Na and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | July 7, 1995
With music and art as a foundation, Walt Michael and Robyn Boyd are building Common Ground on the Hill at Western Maryland College.After spending their youth demonstrating against the Vietnam War and working in the civil rights movement, the partners still see vestiges of hatred. They hope that by teaching the lessons of the '60s, they can create two weeks of harmony in their multi-cultural center at the small liberal arts college in Westminster. (The program's classes and concerts begin Monday.
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