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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2003
Sleeping with the fishes was never supposed to be this much fun. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is presenting a new overnight program in which visitors can take part in a "Sleepover With the Sharks," now through August. The adventure includes guided tours, behind-the-scenes access and hands-on activities. The event is geared to adults and children ages 8 and older. The event includes a guided tour throughout the aquarium, including a tour to the food-preparation area to see how the sharks and the rays are fed and cared for. Guests can take a walk along the Shark Catwalk and view the swimming sharks that are just inches below their feet.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By LORI SEARS | January 4, 2007
THEATER `Virginia Woolf' visits Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? makes a month-long stopover at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The touring production, which begins its five-city tour tonight in Washington, runs through Jan. 28 in the Eisenhower Theater. Starring 2006 London Evening Standard Award winner Kathleen Turner and 2005 Tony Award-winning actor Bill Irwin, the show revolves around bitter married couple George and Martha (Irwin and Turner)
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1997
Two key players at the National Aquarium in Baltimore -- Chris Andrews, director of biological programs, and Bruce Hecker, curator of fishes -- will leave next month to take top jobs at a new aquarium planned for Charleston, S.C.Andrews and Hecker said last week that their last day at Baltimore's famous fish tank on East Pratt Street will be Feb. 28. A search is on to replace them."
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1994
Gov. William Donald Schaefer waded last night in the dolphin pool at the National Aquarium, 13 years after his famous 1981 dip in the facility's seal pool.The occasion was a party for Frank A. Gunther Jr., who stepped down May 1 as chairman of the aquarium after two lengthy stints. Mr. Gunther swam in the seal pool with Mr. Schaefer -- then mayor of Baltimore -- in the summer of 1981 to make amends for its opening a month later than scheduled.Mr. Schaefer made his splash this time in the dolphin tank at the Marine Mammal Pavilion on Pier 4. Wearing a black baseball cap, blue aquarium staff shirt and hip-high galoshes, he stood in the shallow end of the pool and signaled to one of the dolphins, which surprised him by leaping out of the water.
NEWS
May 3, 1993
Tricia SlaterSchool: Glenelg High SchoolHometown: Ellicott CityAge: 18Her accomplishments: Tricia has been involved with class government for several years. She's senior class president and has served as junior class president, as well as freshman and sophomore class vice-president.She also serves as a peer mediator and features page editor for the school newspaper. Last year, she was activities page editor for the school yearbook.She plays varsity lacrosse and field hockey and runs indoor track.
FEATURES
By Liz Atwood | March 28, 2001
Beyond stews, soups Spring may be here, but that's no reason to put away the slow cooker. A new book from Lora Brody, "Slow Cooker Cooking," shows how you can use this appliance to make more than stews and soups. Recipes include Duxelles-Stuffed Mushrooms and Asian Short Ribs. To help seahorses You can have your cake and help a cause, too. Leroy Cox, executive chef at Pisces Specialty Seafood Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, has created a cake in honor of the opening of a seahorse exhibit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2001
The Australian Outback - popularized this spring as the setting for the "Survivor II" television series - will provide the inspiration for the next major exhibit at an expanded National Aquarium in Baltimore. After considering everything from the sea cliffs of Alaska to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida, the aquarium has selected "Australian River Canyon" as the theme for the signature exhibit of a $40 million expansion planned for Pier 3, executive director David Pittenger announced yesterday during a meeting of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.
NEWS
September 25, 1990
The National Aquarium in Baltimore has begun planning for a late-December opening of the new $35 million Marine Mammal Pavilion.Aquarium spokeswoman Vicki Aversa said the grand opening will likely be on a date between Christmas and New Year's Day, perhaps Dec. 26.Although final construction is continuing on the new Pier 4 facility, Aversa said the aquarium's two beluga whales -- Kia and Anore -- have already been moved from the Pier 3 building into the...
NEWS
By Staff Report | May 13, 1993
The young pygmy sperm whale found stranded Sunday on a Long Island beach died yesterday morning at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, less than 24 hours after its arrival for emergency veterinary care.Blood tests and cultures taken on Tuesday indicated that the whale, about 3 years old, suffered from an infection and worms in its gastrointestinal tract. In addition, according to aquarium spokeswoman Vicki Aversa, "the whale was unable to digest food, causing it apparent pain and distress."
NEWS
By Staff Report | July 18, 1993
The opening of the movie "Free Willy," in which a whale is freed from a marine park by a youngster, attracted demonstrators yesterday to the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor to protest keeping dolphins and whales in captivity.About 35 protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and The Dolphin Project gathered at Pratt and Gay streets near the aquarium with banners and picket signs. They passed out fliers and shouted, "Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Dolphins' jails have got to go."
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