City gets 'spirit' for slogan


"Catch the Spirit" is Baltimore's new slogan, not to be confused with its motto, "The City that Reads," which is printed on city-owned vehicles, said mayoral spokesman Clinton R. Coleman.

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke used the phrase in his inaugural address in December to help boost the morale of city residents, the spokesman said.

A large banner recently was attached to the south side of a vacant Lexington Terrace housing complex building that is to be imploded next month, reading: "Catch the Spirit Baltimore With Mayor Schmoke and Commissioner Henson."

The message signals that "a new community will rise there to replace the old one," Coleman said. The banner was paid for by H & R Construction, one of six subcontractors on the demolition project.

Pub Date: 7/01/96

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