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NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
It's Labor Day weekend. And for tourists and locals alike the holiday marks an end to the summer season -- but the beginning of the second season.With increasing numbers of tourists visiting the resort throughout the year and many businesses remaining open during all but the coldest weeks, Ocean City doesn't have an off-season anymore.Some 4 million visitors will frequent the resort during the nine months between Labor Day and Memorial Day, tourist officials say. That compares with about 4 million over the three summer months.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | November 16, 1992
Their ads appear in nearly every magazine or Sunday newspaper you're likely to pick up: "Free CDs! No Further Obligation! Get Eight for the Price of One!" But are these music clubs really worth the trouble? For many audiophiles, the answer is a firm "maybe."Record clubs have been around since the late 1950s, when Columbia House, riding rock and roll's first big wave, offered free platters to mostly teen-age buyers.Of those that remain, the industry leaders are Columbia House and BMG Music Service.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | July 12, 1992
In the years after World War II, Topps established itself as the dominant player in baseball cards. From 1956 (after the demise of Bowman) through 1980 (when Fleer and Donruss sued for the right to produce cards), Topps was the only player.Topps entered the market in 1951 and established itself with its 1952 set, long a collector favorite and valued for its beauty as well as card No. 311 (Mickey Mantle). A testament to the enduring popularity of that set is that the Mantle card commands value more than three times that of the real rookie card, the 1951 Bowman.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | October 25, 1992
Success is often measurable only in the eye of the beholder.There may not be dramatic improvement in a team's record or an individual's statistics, but there are still positives on which to build.That's the way it is with the men's soccer team at Harford Community College.Last year, Kevin Cromwell's first year as head coach, the team went 1-15, often going scoreless, and losing most of its games by five or six goals.This year, there has been a dramatic improvement in the talent and the caliber of play.
SPORTS
August 11, 1992
BaseballOrioles -- Signed 2B Jecen Martinez, the son of former P Tippy Martinez.Chicago White Sox -- Placed SS Craig Grebeck on the 15-day DL. Recalled IF Shawn Jeter from Triple-A Vancouver.Los Angeles Dodgers -- Placed P Tom Candiotti on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Kip Gross from Triple-A Albuquerque.Montreal Expos -- Announced that P Mike LaCoss, 36, released in July 1991 by the San Francisco Giants, will begin pitching this week with Triple-A Indianapolis.Oakland Athletics -- Activated 2B Lance Blankenship from the 15-day DL. Designated P Gene Nelson for assignment.
SPORTS
By George Willis and George Willis,Newsday | September 22, 1992
CHICAGO -- It seemed like old times. Phil Simms was shaking his fists and jawing at the opposition. Pepper Johnson was butting heads with his defensive teammates, the New York Giants' defense was swarming and the offense was mounting the long, punishing drives that were once routine.Ray Handley's Giants finally played like Giants last night while earning their first victory of the season, a 27-14 triumph over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.It was the Giants' first win in Chicago since Allie Sherman was coach in 1962 and their first win in five tries at Soldier Field.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | February 11, 1992
THE EXECUTIVE from the Ben Hogan golf club company was indignant. And maybe he had reason to be.He had just read a column about the "Buy American" crusade in which I said it was difficult to know which products are really American.I had given a number of examples, including these two paragraphs:"Maybe you are a golfer planning on buying a new set of clubs this spring. But only a couple of American-owned companies remain. 'Ben Hogan' might be stamped on it, but the company is owned by some sushi-eater."
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | March 2, 1992
If you're curious about what Baltimoreans really look like, just attend a local oyster roast.Late winter is the high season for the local tradition, when school halls, banquet rooms and church basements overflow with tables hungry for the fruits of the Chesapeake. Patrons devour raw and fried oysters, oyster stew, roast beef, sauerkraut and hot dogs, cold cuts and baked beans. Pitchers of cold beer move faster than Rickey Henderson.And it's a sure sign that an oyster roast is a raging success when the salad goes uneaten.
FEATURES
By David McHugh and David McHugh,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | July 1, 1992
Did Kitty shred the sofa again? Are you thinking about having the little dear's claws yanked?Wait. Don't declaw that cat, pleads the Michigan Humane Society.Instead, the Humane Society is promoting a new alternative to declawing, called Soft Paws -- tiny plastic caps glued to the front claws.Just call them a way for kitty to have safe scratch."They work great," said Sherry Silk, the society's director of operations. "My cat still acts like he's scratching my furniture, but now he can't hurt it."
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | September 30, 1992
A Baltimore County Circuit Court jury has convicted Michael A. Cutlip, 24, of first-degree murder for the Dec. 2, 1990, strangulation of an exotic dancer in Essex.The jury of 11 women and one man deliberated for eight hours yesterday before finding Cutlip guilty. He also was convicted of first-degree sexual offense and theft.Cutlip, who testified that Joie Lynne Wisdom, 19, died accidentally during a session of rough sex, now faces a death penalty hearing, which was to begin today.Miss Wisdom was found dead in her apartment Dec. 3, 1990, partially clothed and with two electrical cords wrapped tightly around her neck.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | July 10, 1992
Three men were shot to death early today and yesterday in separate incidents. Police said two of the homicides appear to have been drug-related.No arrests have been made, police said.The latest homicide occurred around 12:05 a.m. this morning in the 4800 block of Palmer Ave. in Pimlico.The victim, James Thomas, 21, of the 1100 block of Argyle Ave., may have been lured to his death by someone breaking into his late-model Acura and setting off the alarm, police said.Homicide detective Martin Disney said Mr. Thomas was inside a house in the 4800 block of Palmer Ave. around midnight when his car's alarm went off.Moments later, several shots rang out.When police and paramedics arrived a few minutes later, they found the mortally wounded Thomas sitting behind the wheel of his car bleeding from a gunshot wound to the left side.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | September 17, 1992
A Churchville husband and wife have been charged with running a prostitution operation at their rural home, where police said the couple secretly videotaped clients having sex with the woman.Julie Gaye Burchett, 40, and her husband, Robert Dean Burchett Sr., 49, were being held yesterday at the Harford County Detention Center. Bail was set at $50,000 each.Their arrests Tuesday resulted from a state police investigation into alleged prostitution. An undercover state trooper, posing as a customer, checked into an ad in the City Paper for a massage parlor called J.G.'s Body Tender, said Joseph I. Cassilly, the Harford County state's attorney.
NEWS
By TOM BOWMAN and TOM BOWMAN,Tom Bowman is a reporter in The Sun's Washington Bureau | August 30, 1992
Olympos, Greece. -- Baked by an afternoon in the Aegean sun, dusty and heavy with baggage, it is not a welcome sight for a honeymoon couple: the 7 p.m. (and last) mini-bus stuffed like one of those clown cars at a circus.The driver will return, he assures us in broken English, as he speeds off into the hills toward Olympos, a mountain village on Karpathos, the Greek island poised like a crooked finger between Crete and Rhodes.We lumber toward some benches, where a half-dozen teens are horsing around.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Staff Writer | May 7, 1992
Ask Jay Logwood why he's suddenly challenging for the NCAA Division I batting title after two decent but hardly great seasons, and he answers as if he's playing a different game."
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