Club salutes new flag bearers for Inner Harbor development

THE BALTIMORE SUN

AS PART OF its continuing mission to accentuate the positive about the city, the Advertising Club of Baltimore saluted the new wave of Inner Harbor developers at a recent luncheon.

"On the Waterfront" honored Douglas Becker, Sylvan Learning Systems and Port Discovery Children's Museum; David Cordish, Power Plant; Stan Heuisler, Columbus Center; and John Paterakis, Inner Harbor East. Each was given Distinguished Citizens Awards for being innovative entrepreneurs by Brent Gunts, Ad Club president, and Clarisse Mechanic, program chairwoman. Both are to be congratulated for putting together interesting programs this year.

M. Jay Brodie, president of Baltimore Development Corp., was emcee at the luncheon, which attracted a large crowd to the Boumi Temple. It was nice to see Sister Kathleen Feeley, who gave the invocation; State Comptroller Louie Goldstein, who's been an Ad Club member more than 50 years; Laurie Schwartz, president of Downtown Partnership; former Mayor Tommy D'Alesandro Jr.; and Sam Winik, who does a great job as the club's unofficial photographer.

Around town

The Maryland Film Commission's Catherine Councill and Jack Gerbis were seen several weeks ago downtown at Marketplace with actor Clint Eastwood. Rather, I should say, Eastwood was seen with them. He was here to scout potential locations to shoot his film "Absolute Power" sometime in June. He'll direct and star in the film, along with Gene Hackman and Ed Harris, Academy Award best supporting actor nominee for "Apollo 13"

Congratulations to Margaret (McKay) McManus, who received the President's Medal from Loyola College at its graduate commencement Tuesday evening. Loyola gives this award to individuals who have contributed to education in general and Loyola in particular

Political scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin almost didn't make it to the Preakness. The problem was a soupy fog, which grounded planes in Boston for hours. Finally it cleared, and her plane took off. Dr. Allan Levey, chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, who had extended the invite, had a limo waiting for her at BWI. She made it to the Jockey Club in time to have lunch with the Gov. and Mrs. Parris Glendening. Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for her biography of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and is busy working on her latest project about Abraham Lincoln

Most people wait until they retire to write books, but not so George Acton, who began writing his book about a year ago. "Of Thee I Sing," is about his memories of living in Locust Point during the '40s, '50s and '60s, where several members of his family still live. It's in the process of being edited, and Acton is looking for a publisher. He has plenty of time for that these days, because he's now retired from Winner Distributors.

Pub Date: 5/26/96

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