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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
Here is this week's joke. When I posted it earlier today, Tribune's video software was not working. The joke should be viewable now, and I apologize to any one who was unable to view it earlier.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
The Maryland Institute College of Art broke ground this month for The Commons II, a five-story $16.5 million residence hall on North Avenue near Mount Royal Avenue that will provide housing for 240 students in 80 apartments when it opens by the fall of 2013. The project will also include an auditorium, performance space and other amenities. The Commons II was designed by Hord Coplan Macht as an addition to The Commons, a 20 year-old residence hall that will get a $2 million renovation as part of the same project.
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By S. M. Khalid | January 21, 1991
In its storied past, such notables as Associate Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Congressman Parren Mitchell and bandleader Cab Calloway marched down the aisles and across the large stage of the old Frederick Douglass High School's 1,800-seat auditorium during their high school graduation ceremonies.But for all the memories it held, the West Baltimore auditorium had no future since the high school -- once the only one black students in the city could attend -- closed 37 years ago.Then yesterday, in the marble-floored lobby outside the auditorium, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke presented a $16,000 check from the city's Community Development Block Grant funds to the Douglass Alumni Association.
BUSINESS
Gus G. Sentementes | March 22, 2012
Let me play devil's advocate for a moment: If I were a boss, I'd ask for your Facebook password. You may think what you do is personal and private on Facebook. But how much is really personal and private when you're posting pictures and sharing stuff with hundreds of your friends? An email to one or a handful of people may be considered private, but if you're sharing with, say 500 friends, that's different. Imagine you're in an auditorium with a large projector, and you're telling 500 people in that auditorium about your weekend, and posting pictures, and saying things that affect your reputation and possibly your employer's reputation.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1995
Two-hundred defective seats will be replaced this month in the auditorium at Wilde Lake at River Hill High School, Superintendent Michael E. Hickey told the Howard County school board last week.The manufacturer will pay to replace the seats, Dr. Hickey said. The back of each seat apparently tilted too far back and created a large gap between the seat bottom and the back."Some people fell through it, I guess," Dr. Hickey said.The seats have been a source of complaints since the school opened last year.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | July 27, 2006
A performing arts center for Harford County cleared its last hurdle yesterday when the county Board of Education unanimously approved an expansion of the auditorium for the new Bel Air High School. Town and county officials have agreed to share the $2.5 million cost, over the next three years, to add 260 seats that will bring the auditorium's seating capacity to 800. When the $75 million school opens in 2009, student programs will have priority use of the auditorium, and the town will be able to schedule several dates a year for traveling shows as well as groups such as the Bel Air Community Band and Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra.
NEWS
May 10, 1992
An Ellicott City woman has filed suit against the county Board of Education, claiming that she suffered serious head injuries when she sat on a defective chair in a county high school auditorium.Rebekah Bates-Handshu and her husband, David, of the 4500 block of Alpine Rose Bend, are seeking $200,000 in damages from the school system on grounds of negligence.The couple claims that school officials failed to repair the broken seat in the auditorium and failed to provide a warning that the seat was broken.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1995
Ever since the Royal Theater on Pennsylvania Avenue closed its doors with a concert by Count Basie and his orchestra 30 years ago, Baltimore has been without a nationally known theater featuring African-American artists and performers.A group of community activists is hoping to change that. Yesterday, they announced they have received $700,000 in grants to help transform the auditorium of the old Douglass High School into a 1,200-seat performing arts center."A city that loses its art, its culture, its history, is not a civilized city," said 4th District Councilwoman Agnes B. Welch, a 1943 Douglass graduate who is heading a fund-raising campaign by the school's alumni association.
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By Roger Twigg | December 10, 1991
Thirteen students at Baltimore's Herring Run Middle School were injured yesterday when 800 students attending the school's annual fashion show tried to rush from the auditorium at the same time, pushing, shoving and trampling their schoolmates in the ensuing panic."
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2003
When the 38 cast members take center stage tonight at Mercy High School for the inaugural performance of Song at the Scaffold, they will be performing in a new 700-seat auditorium that is the centerpiece of the school's most ambitious construction project since it was built in 1960. The two-story, 39,400-square-foot addition, built at a cost of $5.8 million, includes the auditorium, dressing rooms, a drama studio, a choir room, a dance studio, gallery space, classrooms and a sacristy. The play by Emmet Lavery is part of weekend-long festivities that begin at 1 p.m. today when the 515 students and 65 faculty members join the board of trustees, donors and other guests in the auditorium as Roman Catholic Bishop William Newman blesses and dedicates the building.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
Here is this week's joke. When I posted it earlier today, Tribune's video software was not working. The joke should be viewable now, and I apologize to any one who was unable to view it earlier.
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January 17, 2012
On Thursday, Jan.19, Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra will visit both Towson High School and Dulaney High School to conduct a clinic and concert with each school. The visit and clinics were arranged by former Dulaney High student Elizabeth Amrhein, a graduate of the Class of 2008. Amrhein, a bassoonist with the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra, is a member of Gettyburg's Class of 2012. Another Dulaney graduate, Connelly Doan, is also a member of the Gettysburg orchestra, performing as a percussionist.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2010
Baltimore County officials broke ground Monday on the $7.4 million Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, which will stand at the gateway to the historic Turners Station neighborhood and offer residents an auditorium, gym, full-service county library and community museum. "This is a true multipurpose building, not something cobbled together," said Dunbar Brooks, a 30-year resident of the neighborhood in eastern Baltimore County. "It will serve the needs of the entire community. " County officials said construction of the 28,000-square-foot building will begin Nov. 1. The center promises space for civic and church groups, as well as area youths and seniors.
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By Larry Carson and John-John Williams IV and Baltimore Sun reporters | January 7, 2010
A fire that burned curtains in the Hammond High School auditorium in Columbia forced the evacuation of the school Thursday and an early dismissal, fire and school authorities said. No one was injured. The school was evacuated about 12:30 p.m., according to Patti Caplan, school system spokeswoman. Students were allowed back inside later, but were dismissed close to the 2:10 p.m. dismissal time, she said. Battalion Chief Eric Proctor said sprinklers contained the fire, which was extinguished by firefighters.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | April 11, 2009
An article in Friday's Baltimore Sun told how Zurich American will be moving its city work force from Keswick Road in the Wyman Park-University Parkway area to quarters in Baltimore County. I thought of an afternoon, nearly 40 years ago, when I took a last look at that same site. In the late 1960s, Zurich's predecessor, the old Maryland Casualty Co., was repositioning itself on the 23-acre work campus it owned at the corner of 40th Street and Keswick Road. Its main building went on to become The Rotunda, which made a successful debut in 1971 as a shopping venue.
NEWS
July 18, 2008
Robert Lee Green A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at Mountain Christian Church, Cook Auditorium, 1824 Mountain Road, Joppa, Maryland 21085.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | March 12, 1993
Elkridge parents want a bigger cafeteria-auditorium and more parking spaces than are planned for the new northeastern middle school set to open in 1995.Parents now have to drive too far to use Howard High School's auditorium for choir and band concerts, two parents told the Howard County school board yesterday."The new [eastern] high school is slated to be placed nearer Columbia, leaving our end of the county without auditorium facilities," said Linda Carey, a member of the architectural review committee for the new middle school.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,Staff Writer | August 4, 1993
Despite the moving trucks and the 80 or more contractors still working in and around the new home of North County High School, county officials said the school will be open for classes Sept. 7."There's definitely some work still going on, but the classroom areas will be completed," said Michael K. Raible, the director of planning and construction for county schools.The high school will open one week after all other county schools to give workers more time and administrators a transition period.
NEWS
By McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS | November 27, 2007
We began questioning why Democrats and Republicans could have spirited but respectful competitions in the members' gym, but as soon as we left the gym and went to the floor of the House, we resembled an elementary school auditorium that had run amok."
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | November 10, 2007
My grandmother called it the Auditorium and I knew it as the Mayfair, that venerable Howard Street theater where Lawrence of Arabia and Mary Poppins had local debuts. Closed since 1986, the Mayfair made the news this week: Developers are now ready to make it into apartments. Well, over the years, it's been other things too - in the 1880s a gym called the Natorium, then an Ice Palace (artificial ice), Turkish baths and, after 1905, a fabulous theater that enjoyed a very long run.
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