October 16, 2012
Hundreds of computers, monitors, pieces of office furniture and digital design tools were auctioned Tuesday in Timonium to raise money for creditors of defunct Big Huge Games and its Rhode Island parent company, 38 Studios LLC. Traces of a one-time creative environment remained on the fifth floor of a Timonium office building as people bid on hundreds of video games, game consoles, pingpong and pool tables, and stereo and audio equipment. "This was a great place to work," quipped Matt Greenberg, a Baltimore County resident who was looking to buy furniture.
March 17, 1993
Washington.--The only thing more aggravating than a good idea completely ignored is a good idea taken to a foolish extreme. Take, for example, campus recruitment of minorities.Energized by the noble goal of diversity, some colleges have taken the easy and reckless road, creaming off the brightest black high school graduates in a wild competition that increasingly brings to mind another grim moment in African-American history: the auction block.A recent report by Fox Butterfield in the New York Times describes major colleges and universities exerting the sort of wild bribing and cajoling that give athletic scouting a bad name.
November 29, 2010
It's the typo that gives it away. The two 13-by-9.5-inch pieces of paper that will go up for auction at Christie's on Friday spell out in big, bold, black letters, "The Star Spangled Banner. " Underneath this heading is written, much smaller, these words of explanation: "A Pariotic Song. " Thomas Carr, a 19th century music publisher who operated a store at 36 Baltimore St., intended to print "A Patriotic Song. " But he was rushing to capitalize on the popularity of the little ditty that Francis Scott Key penned while watching the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, and lacked the modern-day luxury of spell-check.
November 11, 1990
TANEYTOWN - Come Nov. 26, Joseph E. Fitzgerald may be raising a glass to toast the new owner of his restaurant and bar."May you live long and prosper with this business my family and I have built over the past 15 years," Fitzgerald might say in his best Irish way to the new owner of Fitzgerald's Havilah Inn.The inn, on Route 140 outside this North Carroll town, will go on the auction block at 11 a.m. that Monday, because Fitzgerald is plagued by health problems...
March 23, 1991
The on-again, off-again plans for the historic Southern Hotel have changed once more, with the downtown property being scheduled to return to the auction block next month.The latest attempt to purchase the 14-story building at the corner of Light and Redwood streets had been made by the Trammell Crow Co. as part of its plan to build the tallest office tower in Baltimore on the site.But after trying for nearly 2 1/2 years to line up enough tenants to lease more than half the planned 750,000-square-foot building, Trammell Crow was unable to meet the latest deadline set by Signet Bank/Maryland, the property's mortgage holder, for closing on the purchase.
December 5, 2005
One of Baltimore County's oldest "country estates" will go on the auction block this week, when James Keelty & Co. offers the former Henry Gwynn House at 6909 Bellona Ave. in Rodgers Forge. The large Italianate villa occupies a prominent corner of the tract where Keelty is building Rodgers Choice, a community of luxury town houses. It dates from 1864 and is one of 17 Towson-area properties that were added this fall to Baltimore County's preliminary landmarks list. The Gwynn house is one of the few remaining regional examples of the "great estates" built by prosperous 19th-century merchants.