Pam White, an Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver attorney, decided to combine business with pleasure at an Orioles game recently when she invited retired Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell to join her at Camden Yards.
Powell has donated his Supreme Court papers to his alma mater, Washington & Lee University, which built an addition to its law school building to house them. White was one of the alums instrumental in the project, and wanted to talk about it.
Last week, she had a limo bring Powell and his secretary of many years, Sally Smith, to the ballpark, where they sat in an Orioles box.
Some people who popped in to meet him during the game were O's President Larry Lucchino, O's veep Frank Robinson, Herb Belgrad and Boogie Weinglass. The retired justice got an autographed baseball from his favorite player, Cal Ripken Jr. This delightful man, who is in his late 80s, still maintains an office in the Supreme Court building and sits with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on a regular basis.
The Baltimore Maritime Museum will have a recognition ceremony at 7 tonight on the Coast Guard cutter Roger B. Taney at Pier IV in the Inner Harbor. Five active-duty officers -- former Taney commander Rear Adm. John W. Lockwood, Capt. Robert A. Yuhas, Capt. Ronald L. Edmiston, Capt. Brian W. Hadler and Capt. Frederick ver Planck -- are being recognized for the U.S. Coast Guard's contributions in our state.
Another honoree is Henry J. Lingenfelder, the Maritime Museum's first director.
The stars will be shining from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 at the Harold Baines Baseball Celebration. This is a benefit for Kimberly Knopp, a 30-year-old diabetic who is awaiting a lifesaving pancreas operation.
She lacks adequate health insurance to cover the procedure, so Orioles DHer Harold Baines, a five-time all-star, decided to stage a fund-raiser for her.
Baseball fans and non-fans alike will get a lot for their $3 admission -- autographs, baseball card deals, an auction and baseball-oriented games. Baines will be joined at the BWI Marriott by Seattle Mariners superstar Ken Griffey Jr. and Orioles pals Harold Reynolds, Arthur Rhodes, Gregg Olson, Mike Mussina, Sherman Obando, Jim Poole, Todd Frohwirth and Alan Mills.
* Columnist George Will was in town this week to talk to a group of Alex. Brown & Sons guests. I hear he reminisced about the good old days when youngsters were taught the former three R's -- reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic -- instead of the three R's of today -- reproduction, recycling and racism.
* If you loved the sound of Baltimorean Colgate Salsbury's voice on the Discovery Channel's "Submarines: Sharks of Steel," then you'll want to tune in to the Discovery Channel on June 6. Salsbury will narrate "India: Wheel of Life," a two-hour world premiere.
* The Spring for the Kids Raffle, sponsored by the merchants of Cathedral Hill, benefited the Children's Center at Hopkins. Steve Page, one of the owners of Roxx Limited, a North Charles Street jeweler, played host to an array of notables that included City Council President Mary Pat Clarke and her husband, Joe; Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Robert Walker and his wife, Tanya; Col. Lou Beck; Dr. Virginia Roeder-Wenger and Dr. Raymond Miller.
* Willie Nelson is on the road again, promoting his new album "Borderline." He'll be at Pier 6 on Aug. 1 for a performance to benefit the Sheppard Pratt Health System's Care for Kids Campaign. The program provides money for children who need to attend a special school while in therapy and for those who need help when insurance money runs out. Benefit tickets are available by calling (410) 938-4444.
* Anne Boucher has worn many hats during her lifetime, but she says she's found her niche -- painting.
She's thrilled because her contribution to last Saturday night's Empty Bowls, which raised $50,000 for the Maryland Food Committee, netted the largest bid.
* Congratulations to Phyllis Brotman, founder and CEO of Image Dynamics. Wednesday night, she became the first woman in the country to be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Public Relations Society of America. She received this honor at the Maryland chapter's annual Best in Maryland awards banquet.
* I've lost count, but this has definitely been a year filled with honors for George McGowan, retired BG&E; chairman of the board.
The next award he'll pick up is the Victorine Q. Adams Humanitarian Award given annually by the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland.
Ceremonies take place at 6:30 p.m. June 8 at Martin's West. Call (410) 547-7157.