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Businesslike breakfast boosts Learning Bank


SISTER MARY JUDITH Schmelz, director of the Learning Bank, "did" breakfast last Tuesday morning with former Gov. William Donald Schaefer and a large group of Baltimore business people. Sister Mary Judith, with $450,000 in matching state funds in hand, announced the Learning Bank's $3 million capital campaign.

Mr. Schaefer was host of the literacy breakfast, which was highlighted by three students, Rosalind Hudson, Tony Beasley and Lavinia Thomas, who talked about their hopes for the future.

Sam Miller, Carrollton Bank; Dr. Morton Rapoport, University of Maryland Medical Systems; Joe Smith, Bell Atlantic; Henry Rosenberg, Crown Central; Mark Wasserman, First Fidelity, Don Lucas, NationsBank; Kim Geyser, AAI; and Linda Kaestner and Robert Greene, Snelling Personnel Services, joined Mary Pat Clarke, Margaret D'Alesandro, Margaret Knott Riehl, Alice Voelkel and Toni Keane to show their support for the Learning Bank.

Bullets tribute

The Sports Boosters of Maryland will pay tribute, at its Nov. 16 banquet at Martin's West, to the Baltimore Bullets, who played here from 1947 to 1972.

Some of the former Bullets players expected to attend are Walli Jones, Bailey Howell, Phil Chenier, Kevin Loughery, Ray Scott, Rod Thorn, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, Bob Ferry, Walt Bellamy, Mike Riordan, Wes Unseld, longtime player turned coach, and coach Gene Shue.

Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmiero will be given the 1995 Most Valuable Oriole Award, and the late Charley Eckman will be honored for his contributions as a coach, referee and commentator. Call Jay Harris, (410) 561-0065, for $60 tickets.

Kudos for Dr. Goldstein

Best wishes to Dr. Phillip Goldstein, the 1996 March of Dimes Distinguished Maryland Health Professional. Dr. Goldstein, chairman of the obstetrics and gynecology department and Women's Services at the Washington Hospital Center, came to Baltimore from San Francisco to become chief of ob/gyn at Sinai Hospital and associate professor of ob/gyn at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In the March of Dimes, he served as vice president and president and was instrumental, with his wife, Sharon, in establishing one of my all-time favorite fund-raisers, the Gourmet Gala.

Dr. Goldstein will receive kudos at the organization's black-tie candlelight dinner Nov. 16 at the Harbor Court Hotel. Tickets are $150 and may be reserved by calling (410) 752-7990.

Fort McHenry book

Park ranger Scott Sheads' latest book about Fort McHenry -- he's written two others -- is scheduled for release by mid-November.

"Fort McHenry: A History" has lots of color photos and maps. The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Co. of America is publishing the 158-page hard-cover book for a suggested retail price of $26.95. It will be available at local bookstores, but if you can't find it, call the publishers at (410) 659-0220.

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