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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2004
For Latisha Jones, one of the joys of writing plays is to see the people and places of her imagination come to life on stage. "All these things can happen just because you wrote it." she said. "It's really cool." Jones, 17, a senior in Long Reach High School's technology magnet program, has seen her work performed in Columbia and at an apprenticeship program at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She wrote her first screenplay this year and is finishing her first documentary film. She hopes to get to Hollywood someday writing screenplays, but her next step is to pursue her writing in college.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
Goucher College sent congratulatory emails to the parents of 60 applicants on March 12 telling them their children had been admitted. The message from the small liberal arts college in Towson contained the words every parent of a high school senior likes to get: Your "offer of admission was mailed today, but I wanted to let you know the good news now, so that your family can celebrate tonight. " Except that after celebrating that night, the families learned the next day that the admission message was a mistake and that the students had not been accepted.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
Virginia Whittlesey, a retired teacher and community volunteer, died of congestive heart failure March 29 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The former Roland Park resident was 90. Born Virginia Markell King and raised in Bolton Hill, she was a 1940 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School and earned a degree in early-childhood education from Vassar College. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon. During World War II she worked at a day care center for children of defense workers.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
Virginia Whittlesey, a retired teacher and community volunteer, died of congestive heart failure March 29 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The former Roland Park resident was 90. Born Virginia Markell King and raised in Bolton Hill, she was a 1940 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School and earned a degree in early-childhood education from Vassar College. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon. During World War II she worked at a day care center for children of defense workers.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
Goucher College sent congratulatory emails to the parents of 60 applicants on March 12 telling them their children had been admitted. The message from the small liberal arts college in Towson contained the words every parent of a high school senior likes to get: Your "offer of admission was mailed today, but I wanted to let you know the good news now, so that your family can celebrate tonight. " Except that after celebrating that night, the families learned the next day that the admission message was a mistake and that the students had not been accepted.
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June 28, 1998
John Malcolm Brinnin, 81, a prize-winning poet, critic, anthologist and teacher who first brought Welsh poet Dylan Thomas to the United States, died Thursday in Key West, Fla. Mr. Brinnin taught poetry at Vassar College, Boston University, the University of Connecticut and Harvard University, and his books included the 1955 memoir "Dylan Thomas in America."Pub Date: 6/28/98
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August 16, 1992
Deborah Hanson Harris has been selected as the new general manager of the Ballet Theatre of Annapolis.As general manager, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the professional dance company.She has over 13 years of professional writing and organizational experience, as well as experience in volunteer coordination, special events management and membership development.Ms. Harris graduated from Vassar College and has a graduate certificate in fund-raising from George Washington University.
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November 22, 1991
Virginia M. Mann, 87, a retired assistant registrar for the University of Maryland at Baltimore, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage.Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 6500 York Road. Burial will be in Lorraine Park Cemetery.A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Mann was a resident of Stoneleigh. She was a summa cum laude graduate of Vassar College in New York and came to Baltimore nearly 60 years ago.She began working at the University of Maryland to help out a friend.
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January 18, 1991
Margaret R. Van Clief, a native of Baltimore who was a breeder and owner of thoroughbred racehorses, died of cancer Sunday at her home, Nydrie Farms in Esmont, Va.Services for Mrs. Van Clief, who was 67, were held Tuesday at Christ Episcopal Church in Glendower, Va.The former Margaret Robertson attended what is now Notre Dame Preparatory School before her graduation from Friends School. She then attended Bryn Mawr School before entering Vassar College, from which she graduated in 1945.The next year, she married Daniel G. Van Clief, and they operated Nydrie Farm and Stud for many years.
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May 15, 1992
Dr. Harriet Griggs Guild, a leading authority on children's kidney disease and founder of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, died last Friday of heart and pulmonary failure. She was 92.At the time of her death, she was living with a nephew, Dana B. Danielson, at Tracys Landing in Anne Arundel County.Private services were being held at her birthplace in Windham, Conn. A memorial service in Baltimore will be scheduled later.As a medical researcher, professor and physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 37 years, she played a major role in saving the lives of children suffering from kidney disease.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2004
For Latisha Jones, one of the joys of writing plays is to see the people and places of her imagination come to life on stage. "All these things can happen just because you wrote it." she said. "It's really cool." Jones, 17, a senior in Long Reach High School's technology magnet program, has seen her work performed in Columbia and at an apprenticeship program at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She wrote her first screenplay this year and is finishing her first documentary film. She hopes to get to Hollywood someday writing screenplays, but her next step is to pursue her writing in college.
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August 29, 1993
Beatrice Barker, an expert knitter and distribution chairman of the Needlework Guild in Baltimore, died Aug. 17 of a respiratory illness at a nursing home in South Yarmouth, Mass. She was 82.Mrs. Barker of Brewster, Mass., made and sold knitted clothing she designed. She and her husband, Roy C. Barker, moved to Baltimore in 1946, then moved to Cape Cod in 1982. Mr. Barker retired as chairman of the Gilman School's English department in 1972.Born Beatrice Steinmetz in Philadelphia, she graduated from the Germantown Friends School there.
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August 4, 2002
Helen Haskell Gibson, a frequent volunteer for civic groups, died Thursday at Broadmead, a retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 95. From 1971 to 1973, Mrs. Gibson was president of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, a civic and patriotic group. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross, and she was an active member of St. David's Church in Baltimore, said her son, Bruce Lloyd of Santa Clara, Calif. Born Helen Haskell McPherson in Baltimore, she graduated from Roland Park Country School in 1925.
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