December 5, 1996
Duckpin bowling and Oriole baseball are as Baltimore as it gets, coursing through the life of the city the way the Falls rushes into the harbor after a hard summer rain.But how many people know that it was a couple of Baltimore Orioles who invented duckpin bowling on Howard Street? Michael Gibbons does, and if the chief of the Babe Ruth Birthplace museum has his way, everyone who finds his or her way to Camden Yards will know it.Gibbons is a guiding force behind a $10 million baseball spectacular planned for 1998 at Camden Station, the now-empty former rail station from the Civil War era standing within spitting distance of Oriole Park.
May 15, 2013
The Annapolis-based law firm Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver LLC has acquired and is merging with the Law Offices of Arnold M. Weiner, located in Baltimore. The merger will go into effect on July 1, according to a statement from the firms released Wednesday. After the merger, the firm will be called Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver LLC. Alan M. Rifkin, managing partner of the firm, said that Rifkin, Livingston has been looking to re-establish a Baltimore office and this merger offered the right opportunity.
March 18, 2013
Another day, another inquiring mind wanting to know what it's like to be baseball's next big thing. Manny Machado is ushered into the large conference room at the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium training complex, his attention quickly drawn to the portraits on the far wall. Brooks Robinson. Frank Robinson. Boog Powell. Cal Ripken. All in a row. "Someday," he says almost sheepishly, "I want to be up on that wall. " Someday, he probably will, but first things first. There is the small matter of living up to the advance billing and Machado instinctively knows that he won't be able to do that if he takes his eye off the ball.
April 12, 2013
The funeral procession for Matthew Hersl crawled through the tight streets of Southeast Baltimore, moving past the Milan restaurant, the Inner Harbor Travel agency and the Little Italy parking garage. Steve Hersl, Matt's brother, blared his car horn as he inched along. A blue passenger van with a Baltimore Orioles hat resting on the dashboard led the convoy through the 45-year-old city finance supervisor's neighborhood. As the procession passed his home, Steve leaned out his black Hyundai and yelled, "I love you, Matt!"
September 24, 1990
BaseballBaltimore Orioles -- OF Donell Nixon decided to become a free agent rather than accept assignment to Class AAA Rochester Red Wings.BasketballUtah Jazz -- F Karl Malone agreed to terms on an eight-yearcontract.
May 15, 1991
The good news is that Queen Elizabeth II will watch th Baltimore Orioles at play. The bad news is that George Bush is assigned to explain the game to her.This is late in the game but the American Medical Association, which fought national health insurance to death, just caught on that it would mean more doctor work at good pay.