December 14, 1990
In Thursday's Accent Plus, columnist Michael Hill tempted readers with a quiz on some specific Baltimore-area locations from the film "Avalon." As promised, here are the answers,provided by the Maryland Film Commission.1. The community where the Krichinsky brothers first lived, welcoming Sam to America.ANSWER: Corner of West Madison and Mount Vernon Place in Mount Vernon.2. The locale of the dance where the Krichinsky brothers ar playing their violins when Sam sees his future bride.ANSWER: Clarence Mitchell Court House.
September 10, 2012
Maryland athlete recruit Jacquille Veii found the end zone three times in the first half Friday night. Veii, a 5-foot-10, 174-pound senior, rushed seven times for 85 yards in Avalon's 44-0 win over the Maryland School for the Deaf . Veii's first touchdown came on a counter play that he bounced outside, scampering 26 yards for the score to give Avalon an early 14-0 lead. A little more than a minute later, Veii again took the handoff and burst through the middle of the line, this time carrying the ball 49 yards for the score.
March 19, 1992
Citing the continued recession and losses in its printing sector, Monarch Avalon Inc. reported a loss in its third fiscal quarter which ended Jan. 31.Monarch Avalon, the parent company of Monarch Services, a commercial printer and envelope manufacturer and of The Avalon Hill Game Co., a game designer and manufacturer, lost $9,000, or 1 cent a share, in the past three months in contrast to earnings of $96,000, or 6 cents a share, in the same quarter a...
October 8, 1990
AVALON," BARRY Levinson's valentine to Baltimore families and tradition, opened over the weekend, and Baltimore responded with sellout crowds at the Senator Theatre.More than 6,500 tickets were sold over the weekend at the 50-year-old theater on York Road, where the film had a benefit showing a week ago.Tom Kiefaber, owner of the Senator, said "Avalon" opened "on the level of an 'Indiana Jones' or a 'Hunt for Red October.' We have been very busy." "Avalon" chronicles the experiences of an immigrant family, the Krichinskys, in Baltimore.
August 3, 1995
Monarch Avalon Inc. reported one of its biggest quarterly losses ever yesterday, saying that the increased expense of selling games, rising paper costs and the start-up of a new girls' magazine were a drain on the company.The Baltimore-based maker of board and computer games such as Diplomacy, Kingmaker and Gettysburg said it lost $616,000 in the three months that ended April 30, more than 10 times its $61,000 loss in the same period of 1994.At the same time, booming sales of recently introduced computer games pushed revenues for the quarter up $200,000 to $1.7 million.
December 20, 1994
Novelist Tom Clancy and outgoing U.S. Rep. Helen Delich Bentley will join the board of Monarch Avalon Inc., the Baltimore-based maker of battle and strategy games announced yesterday.A. Eric Dott, Monarch's chairman, said the two had agreed to join the five-person board even though "we're very cheap. We don't pay anything. We just give them lunch" when they attend meetings.Mr. Clancy is a fan of the company's Civil War battle strategy games such as "Gettysburg," Mr. Dott said.Until recently, Mrs. Bentley hadn't been familiar with any of the company's approximately 400 games, ranging from the traditional board game "Diplomacy" to its new video game "Kingmaker," he said.