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February 5, 2014
Fred Rasmussen 's "Back Story" articles always shine through to readers of The Sun. "When Woodrow Wilson lived here" (Jan. 31) had a special brightness - this story of a brilliant scholar whose interest in the academics of government evolved from graduate study at Johns Hopkins to the halls of Princeton and, finally, the different "halls" of New Jersey and national politics. My early learning about history and politics came my way from a grandfather, a college professor whose name I have had the joy of holding.
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NEWS
February 5, 2014
Fred Rasmussen 's "Back Story" articles always shine through to readers of The Sun. "When Woodrow Wilson lived here" (Jan. 31) had a special brightness - this story of a brilliant scholar whose interest in the academics of government evolved from graduate study at Johns Hopkins to the halls of Princeton and, finally, the different "halls" of New Jersey and national politics. My early learning about history and politics came my way from a grandfather, a college professor whose name I have had the joy of holding.
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By Todd Karpovich and For The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Edmondson guard Isaiah Tripp knew his team was in for a tough, physical game against Woodrow Wilson (D.C.) at the Spark at the Park event Friday night at Forest Park. Both teams like to play tenacious defense and aggressively attack the basket on each possession. The rivalry between Baltimore and Washington only added to the intensity. In a back-and-forth game, Tripp managed to get off the potential game-tying 3-pointer despite facing double-coverage in the closing seconds. But his shot fell just short of the rim and Wilson escaped with a 65-62 victory.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
What: Spark at the Park When: Friday, 5:30 p.m. Where: Forest Park KEY PLAYERS Poly: John Crosby, Sr., G; Chris Feldman, Sr., G; Marcel Thompson, Jr., F/G Woodrow Wilson: Larry Holmes, Sr., G; Dimone Long, Sr., G; Miles Gillette, Jr., F KEYS TO VICTORY Both teams claimed wins in last weekend's Baltimore vs. Washington, D.C., Challenge at Lake Clifton - Poly dominating Ballou, 69-28, and Wilson getting...
NEWS
April 20, 2002
Woodrow Wilson Councill, a retired insurance company executive and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of cancer at North Arundel Hospital. The Pasadena resident was 81. Mr. Councill was a regional vice president when he retired in 1978 from Alexander & Alexander Inc., an insurance brokerage for which he had worked since 1948. He began his career with United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. in 1945. Born in Baltimore and reared in Arbutus, he graduated from Catonsville High School and earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore in the late 1940s.
NEWS
April 7, 1991
The first thing to understand about President Bush's policy in Iraq is that it would be unrecognizable to Woodrow Wilson and a host of other idealistic, moralizing American leaders. Mr. Bush is the consummate Realpolitiker, a latter-day Metternich with a hard eye for what he perceives as the right, realistic course to protect U.S. interests.During the conflict to liberate Kuwait, Mr. Bush indulged in rhetoric about a "just war," a struggle between "good and evil" and the creation of a "new world order."
NEWS
By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | September 21, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley received a public service award last night from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. O'Malley was singled out for his efforts as mayor of Baltimore to tackle the city's persistent crime problem and its struggling school system. The organization also lauded O'Malley's creation of CitiStat, calling it "a highly useful accountability tool that later won Harvard University's prestigious Innovations in American Government award." Other honorees were Robert E. Fischell of Angel Medical Systems, and Steve Geppi, a local businessman and minority owner of the Orioles who received a corporate citizenship award.
NEWS
By Barksdale Maynard and Barksdale Maynard,Special to the Sun | January 7, 2007
As the 150th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson's birth was recently observed, the college professor who was educated in Baltimore and eventually became U.S. president seems more important - and more controversial - than ever. Current events often bring up comparisons to Wilson's years in the White House (1913-1921). Bush's narrow election victory in 2004? It was the closest for any incumbent since Wilson's in 1916. Problems with Mexico? Wilson sent troops to protect the border against Pancho Villa.
NEWS
January 21, 2002
AS THINGS STAND, Maryland has two choices of construction firms to build a new Woodrow Wilson Bridge: Contractor A or Contractor A. Not exactly the way capitalism is supposed to work, huh? The absence of competition drives up prices for consumers who, in this case, are taxpayers. Only one contractor - a consortium of three contractors, actually - has bid on the major part of the Woodrow Wilson job, one of the nation's biggest bridge-building projects. The result is a price tag that is so far out of kilter with estimates that state transportation officials must have thought the consortium had mistakenly estimated the cost of building a bridge to the moon.
NEWS
July 7, 1996
WHAT IS 35 years old, six lanes wide, overcrowded and crumbling? If you guessed the Woodrow Wilson Bridge across )) the Potomac River, you are right. The key question, though, is whether officials from Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and the federal government can agree on a replacement span before the structure deteriorates to the point that trucks have to be barred from using it.They're inching toward a solution. Two options are alive. Neither will be cheap: A 150-foot-high 12-lane bridge ($1.6 billion)
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
What: Baltimore vs. Washington, D.C. Challenge When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: Lake Clifton KEY PLAYERS City: Timmy Bond, Sr., G; Omari George, Sr., G; Kamau Stokes, Sr., G Coolidge: Sam Briggs, Sr., G; Kory Cooley, Sr., G; Doug Farley, Sr., F KEYS TO VICTORY It's no secret that No. 4 City is the heavy favorite in the tough Baltimore City league going into the season. The Knights have all five starters back from last year's 20-win team and added Dunbar transfer Stokes.
SPORTS
By Todd Karpovich and For The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Edmondson guard Isaiah Tripp knew his team was in for a tough, physical game against Woodrow Wilson (D.C.) at the Spark at the Park event Friday night at Forest Park. Both teams like to play tenacious defense and aggressively attack the basket on each possession. The rivalry between Baltimore and Washington only added to the intensity. In a back-and-forth game, Tripp managed to get off the potential game-tying 3-pointer despite facing double-coverage in the closing seconds. But his shot fell just short of the rim and Wilson escaped with a 65-62 victory.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2011
Michael G. Rokos has traveled thousands of miles to pay homage to his American and Czech heritage and to the 28th U.S. president, who befriended his family nearly a century ago. The lifelong Baltimorean will reconnect with cousins in the Czech Republic and gather with them in Prague Wednesday for a ceremony that pays tribute to two cultures and one American leader. They will stand on Wilson Street, in front of Wilson Train Station, and rededicate a monument to Woodrow Wilson, who championed the Czech quest for independence early in the 20th Century.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2011
One hundred and thirteen years had elapsed since the last oral State of the Union address when President Woodrow Wilson stood before a joint session of Congress in 1913, reviving a tradition that began with George Washington in 1790. The last president to do so before Wilson was John Adams, who read his 1,372-word State of the Union message before members of both houses of Congress in 1800. From 1801 until the administration of President William Howard Taft, State of the Union addresses were written and sent to congressional members by messenger for reading at their leisure.
NEWS
By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporter | September 21, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley received a public service award last night from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. O'Malley was singled out for his efforts as mayor of Baltimore to tackle the city's persistent crime problem and its struggling school system. The organization also lauded O'Malley's creation of CitiStat, calling it "a highly useful accountability tool that later won Harvard University's prestigious Innovations in American Government award." Other honorees were Robert E. Fischell of Angel Medical Systems, and Steve Geppi, a local businessman and minority owner of the Orioles who received a corporate citizenship award.
NEWS
August 22, 2007
On August 11, 2007, SHAWN C. WILSON, Sr., beloved husband of Charmain B. Wilson; devoted father of Shawn C. Wilson, Jr., Taylor N. Brockington and Sydnee C. Wilson; loving son of Denise D. Taylor and Woodrow Wilson, Jr., step son of Elmer Taylor; dear brother of Gia Parker and Aundra Wilson; and a host of other in-laws, aunts, uncle, cousins and friends. On Friday, Mr. Wilson will lie in state at New Bethlehem Baptist, 1354 N. Carey Street from 4-8 P.M. On Saturday, Mr. Wilson will lie in state at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 3202 W. North Avenue where the family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 A.M., with services to follow.
NEWS
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 10, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Two House members from the Washington area proposed legislation yesterday that would allow the stalled overhaul of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to proceed despite a judge's ruling that the federal government had not properly examined the project's impact on the environment or historic sites.At a Capitol Hill news conference, Reps. Albert R. Wynn, a Prince George's County Democrat, and Thomas M. Davis III, a Virginia Republican, argued that continued construction on the project is sorely needed.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2004
London may have Charles Dickens, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx and even Jimi Hendrix. But Baltimore's Bolton Hill has F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, the aide-de-camp to Gen. Robert E. Lee and the scientist who discovered biorhythms. Whether they lived across the Atlantic or here in Baltimore, they all have something in common - a blue plaque on the house where they once lived. It's a century-old concept in London to adorn the houses of famous people with the plaques, but Bolton Hill - one of Baltimore's oldest and most elegant neighborhoods - has just imported the idea.
NEWS
By Barksdale Maynard and Barksdale Maynard,Special to the Sun | January 7, 2007
As the 150th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson's birth was recently observed, the college professor who was educated in Baltimore and eventually became U.S. president seems more important - and more controversial - than ever. Current events often bring up comparisons to Wilson's years in the White House (1913-1921). Bush's narrow election victory in 2004? It was the closest for any incumbent since Wilson's in 1916. Problems with Mexico? Wilson sent troops to protect the border against Pancho Villa.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,sun reporter | August 25, 2006
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Dan Ruefly's daily commuting experiences along the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge - which included surviving an accident that left him with a crushed right hip - helped earn him the right to demolish a portion of the bridge Monday night as part of a contest to honor the motorist with the toughest daily drive. Yet his commute alone is enough to earn him empathy: A general manager for an electrical contracting company in Rockville, he travels two hours each way. He leaves home in Accokeek in southwest Prince George's County at 5 a.m. so he can reach the bridge by 6 and avoid compounding his commute with harrowing gridlock.
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