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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1996
Did you see the medal?That's what John Lurz wanted to know yesterday, asking his swimming buddies at the North Baltimore Aquatic Center: "Did you see the medal?"He was talking about the gold one, the one around Beth Botsford's neck in Atlanta Monday night as she beamed atop the highest platform at the Olympics for all the world to see."I couldn't even believe it was Beth," marveled Lurz. "Fifteen-year-old Beth!"The friends of the 15-year-old Timonium girl -- who won the gold with her best-ever time of 1.01.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Former swimming coach Rick Curl turned himself in to Montgomery County police Thursday morning on a charge that he abused one of his students. Curl, 63, of Vienna, Va., founder of the suburban Washington Curl-Burke Swim Club, allegedly began to sexually abuse his victim when she was 13 in the early 1980s, police said. The sexual abuse progressed from inappropriate touching to a sexual relationship while the victim was age 15 to 18. Police said the abuse occurred throughout Montgomery County, including Curl's former residences in Rockville and Darnestown and the swimming facilities at the Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda.
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May 19, 2003
Walter F. Kneip Jr., a former manager at Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. who was a member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic lacrosse team, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care. He was 91 and was a longtime resident of Towson. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he moved to Baltimore with his family in 1913 and attended local schools. He was a 1928 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 1932 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
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May 19, 2003
Walter F. Kneip Jr., a former manager at Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. who was a member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic lacrosse team, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care. He was 91 and was a longtime resident of Towson. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he moved to Baltimore with his family in 1913 and attended local schools. He was a 1928 graduate of Forest Park High School and a 1932 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | October 31, 1991
Few things in any sport are as irresistible as a clash between the two top-ranked teams. That's what we have in high school football at 2:45 p.m. tomorrow when Calvert Hall, No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun poll, visits No. 2 City College.City is my pick largely because of Terrence Suber, one of the most effective quarterbacks I've seen around here in a while."The only thing that can keep Suber from being a big-time college player is his size," says City assistant coach Warren Schwartz, a one-time Western Maryland quarterback himself as well as a former head coach at Forest Park, Southwestern and Eastern.
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By Sloane Brown and By Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | May 4, 2003
It must be spring, 'cause parties are blossoming all over the place. In the case of the Walters Art Museum, we mean that quite literally, as the museum's Women's Committee put together its 14th annual "Art Blooms at the Walters" wingding. Each year, the committee members select a certain exhibition or section of the museum. Members then create magnificent floral interpretations of specific works of art. This year, the committee focused on the Walters' 19th-century collection. "It was stunning, like nothing we've ever done before," says Barbara Simmons, who co-chaired the event with Betsy Bond.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | June 17, 1993
Could a championship college team beat a sport's pr champs?No one in his right mind suggests that college football king Alabama would beat the Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys.No one seems to believe that Dean Smith's North Carolina Tar Heels could handle either Michael Jordan and the Bulls or Charles Barkley and the Suns.Newly crowned NCAA baseball champion Louisiana State would have no chance against baseball's defending World Series champs, the Toronto Blue Jays.But in lacrosse, people aren't so sure.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,Sun Staff | April 6, 1999
The faces in the old 16 mm film flow across the editing screen like visions in a dream. The black-and-white footage has a soft, almost sepia tone. There is no sound, just scenes from a Pennsylvania Avenue club.For years these movies of Baltimore's Sphinx Club were the stuff of rumor and gossip. People remembered them, but didn't know where to find them. They had disappeared, just like the club that once helped sustain a community.Jeff Smith, an independent filmmaker, had spent six years trying to make a documentary about the club.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Former swimming coach Rick Curl turned himself in to Montgomery County police Thursday morning on a charge that he abused one of his students. Curl, 63, of Vienna, Va., founder of the suburban Washington Curl-Burke Swim Club, allegedly began to sexually abuse his victim when she was 13 in the early 1980s, police said. The sexual abuse progressed from inappropriate touching to a sexual relationship while the victim was age 15 to 18. Police said the abuse occurred throughout Montgomery County, including Curl's former residences in Rockville and Darnestown and the swimming facilities at the Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda.
NEWS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | February 21, 1992
While watching Erik Washington play club ball last summer, Towson State University men's soccer coach Frank Olszewski set a goal to get him into a Tigers uniform.And thanks to the Meade senior's acceptance of the full soccer scholarship Olszewski offered him last week, the coach will get his wish next fall."Erik was a priority in our recruiting," said Olszewski, whose Tigers won their third straight East Coast Conference title last fall with a school-record 14 victories against four losses and three ties.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and By Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | May 4, 2003
It must be spring, 'cause parties are blossoming all over the place. In the case of the Walters Art Museum, we mean that quite literally, as the museum's Women's Committee put together its 14th annual "Art Blooms at the Walters" wingding. Each year, the committee members select a certain exhibition or section of the museum. Members then create magnificent floral interpretations of specific works of art. This year, the committee focused on the Walters' 19th-century collection. "It was stunning, like nothing we've ever done before," says Barbara Simmons, who co-chaired the event with Betsy Bond.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,Sun Staff | April 6, 1999
The faces in the old 16 mm film flow across the editing screen like visions in a dream. The black-and-white footage has a soft, almost sepia tone. There is no sound, just scenes from a Pennsylvania Avenue club.For years these movies of Baltimore's Sphinx Club were the stuff of rumor and gossip. People remembered them, but didn't know where to find them. They had disappeared, just like the club that once helped sustain a community.Jeff Smith, an independent filmmaker, had spent six years trying to make a documentary about the club.
FEATURES
By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1996
Did you see the medal?That's what John Lurz wanted to know yesterday, asking his swimming buddies at the North Baltimore Aquatic Center: "Did you see the medal?"He was talking about the gold one, the one around Beth Botsford's neck in Atlanta Monday night as she beamed atop the highest platform at the Olympics for all the world to see."I couldn't even believe it was Beth," marveled Lurz. "Fifteen-year-old Beth!"The friends of the 15-year-old Timonium girl -- who won the gold with her best-ever time of 1.01.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | June 17, 1993
Could a championship college team beat a sport's pr champs?No one in his right mind suggests that college football king Alabama would beat the Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys.No one seems to believe that Dean Smith's North Carolina Tar Heels could handle either Michael Jordan and the Bulls or Charles Barkley and the Suns.Newly crowned NCAA baseball champion Louisiana State would have no chance against baseball's defending World Series champs, the Toronto Blue Jays.But in lacrosse, people aren't so sure.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | October 31, 1991
Few things in any sport are as irresistible as a clash between the two top-ranked teams. That's what we have in high school football at 2:45 p.m. tomorrow when Calvert Hall, No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun poll, visits No. 2 City College.City is my pick largely because of Terrence Suber, one of the most effective quarterbacks I've seen around here in a while."The only thing that can keep Suber from being a big-time college player is his size," says City assistant coach Warren Schwartz, a one-time Western Maryland quarterback himself as well as a former head coach at Forest Park, Southwestern and Eastern.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2000
The athletic director at a small Christian preparatory school in Woodlawn was arrested yesterday and charged in the rape of a teen-age student in a school bathroom. The allegation has shaken officials at Gwynn Lake College Preparatory School, which prides itself on traditional values, but parents said they remain committed to the school's mission. School officials and Baltimore County police are checking for other possible victims. Authorities are also investigating claims that another teacher at the school knew of the alleged rape but did not report it. Keith A. Williams, 31, of the 4000 block of Fernhill Ave. turned himself in to police after a warrant on second-degree rape, third-degree sexual assault and child abuse charges was issued Wednesday.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham | November 5, 2002
The Park girls soccer team started the season with only 11 players in August and ended it Sunday with the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference championship. Avenging two 1-0 regular-season losses, Park defeated Towson Catholic, 3-0, in the final at Mount Washington Club. Sarah Gold and Nicole Oidick scored one minute apart midway through the first half and goalkeeper Julie Scherr had 13 saves to record the shutout. Park, with no seniors on the roster, finished the season with a 9-5-1 mark.
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