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By Chris Kridler and By Chris Kridler,Sun Staff | October 3, 1999
"All Tomorrow's Parties," by William Gibson. Putnam. 304 pages. $24.95.William Gibson, the guy who invented the word "cyberspace," who blew the minds of science-fiction readers with "Neuromancer" in 1984, who makes the future seem as near as the next second, is treading over the same ground in his latest foray into the cyberpunk world.And you know what? It's still exhilarating."All Tomorrow's Parties," his latest novel, stitches together characters who ran through his "Virtual Light" and "Idoru," though the new book stands on its own. Relentlessly dazzling and simultaneously grim in its depiction of a technologically saturated 21st century, and packed with lucid descriptions of our chemically tainted, violent, greedy future, it resonates, above all, with hope.
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November 29, 2008
WILLIAM GIBSON, 94 'Miracle Worker' playwright William Gibson, a playwright who had a gift for creating strong, popular female characters and wrote The Miracle Worker, died Tuesday in Stockbridge, Mass. First written for television, The Miracle Worker, which portrayed the relationship between the young blind and deaf Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, was adapted for Broadway in 1959 and won the 1960 Tony Award for best play. Nearly half a century later, it is still performed at regional theaters around the country.
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NEWS
November 29, 2008
WILLIAM GIBSON, 94 'Miracle Worker' playwright William Gibson, a playwright who had a gift for creating strong, popular female characters and wrote The Miracle Worker, died Tuesday in Stockbridge, Mass. First written for television, The Miracle Worker, which portrayed the relationship between the young blind and deaf Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, was adapted for Broadway in 1959 and won the 1960 Tony Award for best play. Nearly half a century later, it is still performed at regional theaters around the country.
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By Ed Park and Ed Park,Los Angeles Times | August 12, 2007
Spook Country By William Gibson G.P. Putnam's Sons / 374 pages / $25.95 Consider this frank greeting in William Gibson's Spook Country: "I've just checked the number of your Google hits, and read your Wikipedia entry." This is what translates as fame today: a foothold in the ether, an identity composed by a faceless committee of unknown size. Gibson famously coined the term "cyberspace" in his reality-crashing, paradigm-shifting 1984 debut, Neuromancer, and his conception of its "consensual hallucination" rings truer now, more than two decades later, as we pursue terminally framed existences teeming with hyperlinks and blogs, worlds of Warcraft and second lives.
NEWS
April 28, 2006
On April 27, 2006, RICHARD ARNOLD; beloved husband of Virginia Gibson, (nee Hartsock); devoted father of Donna Gardner, Carla Karagiannis and Roy Gibson; dear brother of William Gibson, Lois Ford, Margaret Dane, Reginald Gibson, Charles Gibson, Bernard Gibson, Catherine Vanness, Joanne Moffat and the late Evelyn Childs and Eleanor Kendt. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, at Rt. 702, (beltway exit 36)
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By Ed Park and Ed Park,Los Angeles Times | August 12, 2007
Spook Country By William Gibson G.P. Putnam's Sons / 374 pages / $25.95 Consider this frank greeting in William Gibson's Spook Country: "I've just checked the number of your Google hits, and read your Wikipedia entry." This is what translates as fame today: a foothold in the ether, an identity composed by a faceless committee of unknown size. Gibson famously coined the term "cyberspace" in his reality-crashing, paradigm-shifting 1984 debut, Neuromancer, and his conception of its "consensual hallucination" rings truer now, more than two decades later, as we pursue terminally framed existences teeming with hyperlinks and blogs, worlds of Warcraft and second lives.
NEWS
By Carl T. Rowan | February 4, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The clutches of the law are closing tighter around William Gibson, the ousted chairman who almost destroyed the NAACP. That means that the new leaders of this civil-rights organization, Chairman Myrlie Evers-Williams and President Kweisi Mfume, will face a grave crisis at the February 17 board meeting.They must convince the warring board to move legally to force Dr. Gibson to return the hundreds of thousands of NAACP dollars that he took improperly, or the nation's most renowned civil-rights organization will itself face strong punishment from the Internal Revenue Service.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 19, 1995
NEW YORK -- By a single vote, the NAACP board ousted Chairman William F. Gibson yesterday and installed Myrlie B. Evers-Williams as the leader of the nation's largest civil rights group.The 30-29 vote, taken behind closed doors on a secret ballot, capped months of rancor within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People over reports that Dr. Gibson racked up $800,000 in extravagant expenses while the NAACP went $4 million in debt.The action came just hours after 800 members of the organization's rank and file overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding, no-confidence motion against Dr. Gibson.
NEWS
April 8, 2002
William C. Gibson Sr., a longtime Cape St. Claire resident who delivered mail on foot for more than 30 years in Baltimore, died Tuesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie. He was 72. Born in Northfield, Minn., Mr. Gibson joined the Navy in 1950 and was stationed in Annapolis. He left the service after four years and became a carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Baltimore. Until retiring in 1990, Mr. Gibson delivered letters daily to courthouses and offices in downtown Baltimore.
NEWS
December 5, 1994
In some editions yesterday, a photograph of Larry Gibson, the political adviser for Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, was published inadvertently and misidentified as NAACP board Chairman William T. Gibson.The Sun regrets the error.
NEWS
April 28, 2006
On April 27, 2006, RICHARD ARNOLD; beloved husband of Virginia Gibson, (nee Hartsock); devoted father of Donna Gardner, Carla Karagiannis and Roy Gibson; dear brother of William Gibson, Lois Ford, Margaret Dane, Reginald Gibson, Charles Gibson, Bernard Gibson, Catherine Vanness, Joanne Moffat and the late Evelyn Childs and Eleanor Kendt. Also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, at Rt. 702, (beltway exit 36)
NEWS
April 8, 2002
William C. Gibson Sr., a longtime Cape St. Claire resident who delivered mail on foot for more than 30 years in Baltimore, died Tuesday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie. He was 72. Born in Northfield, Minn., Mr. Gibson joined the Navy in 1950 and was stationed in Annapolis. He left the service after four years and became a carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Baltimore. Until retiring in 1990, Mr. Gibson delivered letters daily to courthouses and offices in downtown Baltimore.
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By Chris Kridler and By Chris Kridler,Sun Staff | October 3, 1999
"All Tomorrow's Parties," by William Gibson. Putnam. 304 pages. $24.95.William Gibson, the guy who invented the word "cyberspace," who blew the minds of science-fiction readers with "Neuromancer" in 1984, who makes the future seem as near as the next second, is treading over the same ground in his latest foray into the cyberpunk world.And you know what? It's still exhilarating."All Tomorrow's Parties," his latest novel, stitches together characters who ran through his "Virtual Light" and "Idoru," though the new book stands on its own. Relentlessly dazzling and simultaneously grim in its depiction of a technologically saturated 21st century, and packed with lucid descriptions of our chemically tainted, violent, greedy future, it resonates, above all, with hope.
NEWS
By Carl T. Rowan | February 4, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The clutches of the law are closing tighter around William Gibson, the ousted chairman who almost destroyed the NAACP. That means that the new leaders of this civil-rights organization, Chairman Myrlie Evers-Williams and President Kweisi Mfume, will face a grave crisis at the February 17 board meeting.They must convince the warring board to move legally to force Dr. Gibson to return the hundreds of thousands of NAACP dollars that he took improperly, or the nation's most renowned civil-rights organization will itself face strong punishment from the Internal Revenue Service.
NEWS
By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 19, 1995
NEW YORK -- By a single vote, the NAACP board ousted Chairman William F. Gibson yesterday and installed Myrlie B. Evers-Williams as the leader of the nation's largest civil rights group.The 30-29 vote, taken behind closed doors on a secret ballot, capped months of rancor within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People over reports that Dr. Gibson racked up $800,000 in extravagant expenses while the NAACP went $4 million in debt.The action came just hours after 800 members of the organization's rank and file overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding, no-confidence motion against Dr. Gibson.
FEATURES
By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | May 11, 2006
Her husband complains that loving her is "like loving the rock of Gibraltar." Her public thinks of her as "Mommile Golda who makes chicken soup for her soldiers." Both descriptions of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir are given credence in William Gibson's Golda's Balcony. But the rock is the image most consistently conveyed by Valerie Harper in this one-woman show at the Hippodrome Theatre. Golda's Balcony Through May 21 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. $24-$64. 410-547-SEAT
NEWS
June 13, 2007
On June 11, 2007, DOT R. (nee Gibson); devoted wife of the late Michael G. Ventura; loving mother of S. Scott Ventura, Linda C. Podolsky, Karen V. Flower, Michael G. Ventura and Julie V. Ventura; cherished grandmother of James, Jason, Melanie, Matthew, Kelly, Michael, Nicholas, Christopher, Cody; dear sister of Laura Prince, William Gibson, Betsy Hosey and Eleana Brooks. Relatives and friends may call at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 200 E. Padonia Road, on Thursday, 1 to 3 PM, at which time a Funeral Service will be held.
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