April 2, 2012
The Orioles announced their lineup of pre-game activities for Friday's Opening Day today, with a nod to the 20th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 2:30 p.m., when ceremonies will begin. Gates open at noon. The first pitch The same pitcher and catcher who opened the stadium in 1992 will be on the mound and behind the plate for the anniversary pitch. Rick Sutcliffe, the tall right-hander who threw a five-hit shutout in the O's 2-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on April 6, 1992, will deliver the ceremonial first pitch to catcher Chris Hoiles.
January 23, 2012
Augustus F. "Gus" Brown, principal in the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., in Bel Air, was a featured professor recently in a combined University of Maryland Carey School of Law and University of Baltimore School of Law third-year law student Litigation Skills Program. This program, a combined full-semester course coordinated by the American College of Trial Lawyers, invites experienced practitioners to address the law students, all under the supervision of faculty advisors, Judge J. Frederick Motz of the U.S. District Court for Maryland and Professor Jerome Deise of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. With Brown on Jan. 9 were Kathleen Meredith and Paul Mark Sandler, two Baltimore area litigation experts, and the sessions were moderated by James R. Chason of the American College of Trial Lawyers, who complimented Brown by saying this his presentations, "Really got the program off to a great start!"
December 19, 2011
The Orioles announced their plans to renovate Camden Yards for the stadium's 20th anniversary this upcoming season and, as I am sure you all know by now, that includes six bronze statues of the club's current Hall of Famers. I've been lucky enough to visit nearly every Major League Baseball stadium. And Camden Yards, 20 years in, is still one of the best if not the best (I love the parks in San Francisco and Pittsburgh, too). Having the statues - of Frank and Brooks Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. - will make Camden Yards even cooler.
December 14, 2011
The Paradox, the sprawling dance club near M&T Bank Stadium, will close temporarily for renovations in January. The club will close the third weekend in January for four to five weeks, said promoter Lisa Suit. It plans on upgrading the sound system, DJ booth, and adding new seating, an outside deck, and a lounge area. The club will still host parties until late January, including a recently announced dance marathon January 14. The party is in honor of the 20th anniversary of Murk, the Miami house music production team that has had several hits on the Billboard dance charts.
July 26, 2009
Adventure Medical Kits makes a wide variety of first-aid bags for the angler, paddler, cyclist, traveler and boater that include not only items geared to the activity and its accompanying mishap, but also the directions on how to use them. The S.O.L., or Survive Outdoors Longer, pack takes critical items and squeezes them into a snug 5.4-ounce, waterproof drybag. The pack includes a compass, mini-signaling mirror, rescue whistle, waterproof and windproof matches, a survival blanket, a survival fishing kit and duct tape.
June 8, 2007
The Columbia Festival of the Arts has built a reputation for bringing new acts to familiar Columbia venues. This year, the organizers are presenting some familiar groups in new ways to celebrate the event's 20th anniversary. The festival is pairing renowned fiddler, violinist and composer Mark O'Connor with the Columbia Orchestra on Sunday, and the Columbia Pro Cantare will join the Minnesota Dance Theatre's performance of Carmina Burana on June 15. The festival has long offered opportunities to local performing groups and visual artists, particularly at the free LakeFest event, in workshops and at smaller venues.