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EXPLORE
April 30, 2012
Employees of COLA, a Columbia-based laboratory accreditor, gave Harford Technical High School students a glimpse April 25 of what it's like to be a laboratory scientist. More than 100 students took part in the presentations, designed to heighten awareness of career opportunities in the laboratory sciences. While laboratory tests influence approximately 70 percent of all medical decisions, there are more than 40,000 lab job vacancies in the U.S.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
The Under Armour brand is poised for continued growth with a soon-to-be-released football cleat that's expected to drive footwear sales, as well as plans to keep expanding into international markets, executives told stockholders Tuesday. Consumers who choose Under Armour over other sports apparel brands do so because the products help solve problems for athletes, said Kevin Plank, the company's chairman, president and CEO, during the company's annual stockholders' meeting at its South Baltimore headquarters.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Evan Haga and Midnight Sun contributor | May 11, 2012
Frequent Midnight Sun contributor Evan Haga caught the Red Hot Chili Peppers show in Washington last night. Here's his take: The most impressive thing about the Red Hot Chili Peppers' sold-out show last night at D.C.'s Verizon Center had more to do with what the band played than how they played it. The Chili Peppers formed in Los Angeles 28 years ago - an eternity in pop - and they're beginning to reap the nostalgic rewards of...
EXPLORE
May 15, 2012
It's Armed Forces Day dear readers. Saturday is also the running of the 137th Preakness, part of the Triple Crown. After the Kentucky Derby, now Maryland gets to shine. Lots of hoopla and black-eyed Susans will be the fare at the Pimlico Racetrack. Regretfully, Havre de Grace lost out of this and many other races, when the famous Havre de Grace Racetrack, nicknamed "The Graw" on Old Bay Lane, closed in 1950, and its races were transferred to Pimlico. Much of our ol' racetrack still stands on the grounds of the Maryland National Guard.
EXPLORE
May 15, 2012
Last week we talked about the binder of Aberdeen police history donated by retired First Sgt. James Testerman to be included in the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum. The history is long and illustrious, so we will continue this week. As we said previously, the police department moved to the building that housed the Aberdeen Fire Department in the 1960s. When Aberdeen Fire House 1 was completed in 1974, and the fire department moved from the corner of North Parke Street and West Bel Air Avenue, the police department was able to expand, and was renovated.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Filmmaker John Waters' crazy cross-country hitchhiking journey continues, with word Monday that he sped through Kansas with a middle-aged married couple from Illinois. Laura Broviac and Michael McHaney, she a county Democratic Party chief, he a circuit judge, were motoring through Junction City, Kansas, this weekend and according to wjbdradio.com, saw a man near an exit ramp holding a sign. She thought he looked like Waters and after a quick Google search, found that the Baltimore filmmaker was in fact hitchhiking across country.
TRAVEL
By Kate Parnham, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Virginia Beach continues to grow, adding restaurants, retail, meeting space and other improvements. The Laskin Road Gateway's $100 million development continues with the goal of transforming the surrounding 31st Street and oceanfront area into a pedestrian-friendly corridor with high-end dining, retail and entertainment. Virginia Beach What's new Todd Jurich's 21st Century BurgerBar, 530 Winston Salem Ave., 757-351-0488, toddsburgerbar.com. For one of the best views of Virginia Beach's Rudee Inlet, head to newly opened BurgerBar, which features 100 percent grass-fed beef, nitrogen shakes and parmesan truffle fries.
TRAVEL
The Daily Times of Salisbury | May 22, 2012
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- The Boardwalk has been a tourism nucleus for decades. And while it stays relatively the same year after year, with a multitude of stores, eateries and other attractions, each season brings a few changes. This season, visitors will notice the actual Boardwalk has received a facelift. During the off-season, some portions of the 2.5-mile span were reconstructed. It's easy to tell where upgrades were made, as the new boards are a lighter shade of brown.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
A pit bull attacked a 9-year-old child Wednesday night in Pasadena as the boy played on his bike, police said. The child was with his mother who was visiting a neighbor in the 200 block of Armstrong Lane around 8:18 p.m. when the dog bit the boy on his lower leg. The child was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said the dog's owner was able to get the animal away from the child. Animal Control officers took the dog into custody. An investigation continues.
SPORTS
May 29, 2012
The Hawks senior threw a perfect game May 22 against North Hagerstown in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 3A semifinal game. He faced the minimum 21 batters and threw 77 pitches. Mooney's coach, Tim Larrimore, said his pitcher never had more than two balls on a batter and struck out 13 to win the game, 4-0. "He's very determined, very focused," Larrimore said. "Nerves don't get to him. " In the 3A championship game Saturday, North Harford lost 4-2, but Mooney allowed just two hits and two earned runs.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2012
The night started out right - good friends, carousing, the lead-up to an out-of-town wedding. But between festivities, after Nicole King popped into her hotel room to change clothes and was heading back out, she wanted to text her pals to find out where to meet them. Hurrying along in the dark, punching letters into her phone, she tripped over a heavy decorative bench. "My face hit the bench on the way down," the University of Maryland Baltimore County professor says. "It was bad. " It was six stiches from nose to lip bad. Big, ugly black eye bad. And yet - somehow - not quite bad enough for King to stop walking and texting.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2012
The Sparrows Point steel mill stumbled into bankruptcy for the second time in 11 years as its owner filed Thursday for Chapter 11 protection from creditors as it prepares to idle operations and cut nearly 2,000 jobs at the plant next week. RG Steel LLC said in documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware that it owed more than $1 billion and had run out of cash, giving the first look at the privately held company's troubled finances. It also has $1 billion in assets. The company is seeking a buyer for Sparrows Point as well as its two steel plants in Wheeling, W.Va., and Warren, Ohio, and other steel-related operations, as it copes with a "liquidity crisis.
SPORTS
By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2012
Pat Walsh doesn't know how it happened, but somehow it became his responsibility to jumpstart youth rugby in Maryland. While playing in a men's league in Baltimore, one of his teammates told him to work with the local parks and recreation committees to start some rugby leagues. It wasn't easy, because Walsh said a lot of Americans think rugby is just a more dangerous version of football. But more than 15 years later, Walsh has helped create programs all over Maryland, sparking the interest of youth and their parents across the state.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2012
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis walked into the visting clubhouse of Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon with his right arm in a sling after succesful morning surgery to remove a broken bone from his wrist. Markakis tried to force a smile as he made his way to his locker. “So how was your off day?” shortstop J.J. Hardy joked from the next locker over. “Are you off the anesthesia enough to talk to people?” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said as he walked by moments later as Markakis spoke with reporters.
NEWS
June 3, 2012
As a resident of Owings Mills for the past 10 years, I can tell you that I am very excited about the three planned developments ("No 'courtesy' for Wegmans," May 27). I am looking forward to taking my daughter to the Metro Centre's library. After years of becoming a ghost town, it is about time the mall receives a makeover. And with Solo Cup abandoning its factory, it makes sense that it become a retail center. I support all three projects because they will bring much-needed retail to the Owings Mills community.
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