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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2005
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - This Batmobile is for real. It was parked outside the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel the other day, looking like the mutant spawn of a Lamborghini and a Hummer with its low profile and fat monster truck tires. You could reach beyond the red velvet rope and touch it - a palpable object, at last, in a summer movie season packed with digital effects (see: Star Wars). For Batman Begins, the $150 million film that brings the Dark Knight back to the big screen tomorrow, Warner Bros.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
In the movies, Gotham City police required a giant spotlight to find Batman. Montgomery County police didn't have to go quite so far, finding him cruising around in a Lamborghini Wednesday in Silver Spring and pulling the unidentified man over for not having proper tags. The bizarre picture was posted to the department's official Twitter page today, followed by a note clarifying that the "Batmobile" wasn't towed.  Officer Janelle Smith, a police spokeswoman, said the driver is a Good Samaritan who dresses up as Batman and visits sick children at local hospitals.
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By Karen Zeiler | January 8, 1993
GET REVVED UPGET REVVED UP . . . : for the 34th annual Trak Auto World of Wheels Custom Car Show at the Baltimore Convention Center (( this weekend. Promoters are hustling the new, super-sleek Batmobile used in the movie, "Batman Returns," as well as TV's original Batmobile -- sans the Dynamic Duo, of course.Other highlights include hot rods, sports and race cars, motorcycles and celebrity appearances by Ian Ziering, who plays Steve Sanders on "Beverly Hills 90210" and Antonio Sabato Jr., also known as "Jagger," from the soap opera "General Hospital."
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2005
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - This Batmobile is for real. It was parked outside the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel the other day, looking like the mutant spawn of a Lamborghini and a Hummer with its low profile and fat monster truck tires. You could reach beyond the red velvet rope and touch it - a palpable object, at last, in a summer movie season packed with digital effects (see: Star Wars). For Batman Begins, the $150 million film that brings the Dark Knight back to the big screen tomorrow, Warner Bros.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | September 20, 1998
ONE EVENING MY wife mentioned, casually, that she had been talking to the son of one of her friends, a little boy named Alexander, about his coming fourth birthday."
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
In the movies, Gotham City police required a giant spotlight to find Batman. Montgomery County police didn't have to go quite so far, finding him cruising around in a Lamborghini Wednesday in Silver Spring and pulling the unidentified man over for not having proper tags. The bizarre picture was posted to the department's official Twitter page today, followed by a note clarifying that the "Batmobile" wasn't towed.  Officer Janelle Smith, a police spokeswoman, said the driver is a Good Samaritan who dresses up as Batman and visits sick children at local hospitals.
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By David Kronke and David Kronke,Special to he Sun | June 26, 1995
Los Angeles -- There's an episode of the old "Batman" TV series in which a villain ties Robin to the clapper of a giant clock bell. When the clock is to toll at midnight, the sheer cacophony of the ensuing gonging is supposed to spell a particularly gruesome auditory doom for the Boy Wonder.Not to suggest that the makers of "Batman Forever" have plotted the same fate for moviegoers, but certainly, if you see and hear the movie in the right theater, the experience can be akin to hanging out in that bell with the Caped Crusader's hapless sidekick.
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By NEWSDAY | October 24, 2004
How obsessed with lists is today's showbiz-centric tube? Music channel VH1 seems to do nothing other than best/worst countdowns. E! fills time with hot celebrity moments. And now TV Land gets into the game with its Wednesday-at-10 originals slot. Recent specials aired under the "TV Land's Top 10" banner have charted classic Andy Griffith Show moments and even best-loved TV dads. (Andy Taylor came in first. Ozzy Osbourne and Ozzie Nelson tied for 10th.) TV Cars rolled in last week with comments from tube stars, auto designers and NASCAR drivers.
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By Robin Miller | July 20, 1994
I SPOTTED the Moped Man today on Fayette Street. I'm sure he has a name, but I don't know it. I gave him the monicker because of his mode of transportation, which is covered with flags and baubles, and has a super-soaker tied to the backcarrying rack.Another regular downtown is the Gas Man, except he is no longer the Gas Man. I dubbed him that because of a rather inventive schtick that he apparently no longer employs. He used to run up to customers in gas stations, always out of breath, with gas can in hand.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Sun | June 7, 2009
Salary: : $30/hour Age: : 49 Years on the job: : 31 How he got started: : Knowing he didn't want to go into the military or on to college, Tony Revels began working at the port of Baltimore as a longshoreman before he graduated from high school. His father also worked at the port as a longshoreman, and the two had a chance to work side by side until his father, Jesse, who has since passed away, retired in 1993. Revels calls that experience "awesome." The job is a union position, and Revels belongs to the International Longshoremen's Association Local 333. Typical day: : "Every day is different," Revels said about his job. He usually works 50 to 60 hours a week, but his days and hours vary and are determined by the number of vessels that come in and out of Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal or Dundalk Marine Terminal.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | September 20, 1998
ONE EVENING MY wife mentioned, casually, that she had been talking to the son of one of her friends, a little boy named Alexander, about his coming fourth birthday."
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By David Kronke and David Kronke,Special to he Sun | June 26, 1995
Los Angeles -- There's an episode of the old "Batman" TV series in which a villain ties Robin to the clapper of a giant clock bell. When the clock is to toll at midnight, the sheer cacophony of the ensuing gonging is supposed to spell a particularly gruesome auditory doom for the Boy Wonder.Not to suggest that the makers of "Batman Forever" have plotted the same fate for moviegoers, but certainly, if you see and hear the movie in the right theater, the experience can be akin to hanging out in that bell with the Caped Crusader's hapless sidekick.
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By Karen Zeiler | January 8, 1993
GET REVVED UPGET REVVED UP . . . : for the 34th annual Trak Auto World of Wheels Custom Car Show at the Baltimore Convention Center (( this weekend. Promoters are hustling the new, super-sleek Batmobile used in the movie, "Batman Returns," as well as TV's original Batmobile -- sans the Dynamic Duo, of course.Other highlights include hot rods, sports and race cars, motorcycles and celebrity appearances by Ian Ziering, who plays Steve Sanders on "Beverly Hills 90210" and Antonio Sabato Jr., also known as "Jagger," from the soap opera "General Hospital."
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By [MICHELLE DEAL-ZIMMERMAN] | May 27, 2007
I'm shopping for boats with holes in them," says Joe Kro-Art with a big laugh. If Ocean City were a circus, he would be the ringleader. The one who comes up with offbeat ideas that garner skepticism at first and then, somehow, success. The one who wears a tuxedo and a cape at the beach. Kro-Art, the owner of Ocean Gallery, an art house and popular picture magnet on the boardwalk, is a Baltimore native who lives on a farm in Monkton when he's not at the gallery. He stuck the hyphen in his last name mainly so it wouldn't be mispronounced, but it also serves to emphasize the "art" in his name.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 25, 1992
Now that another slick "Batman" movie is packing them into the theaters again, video shoppers will find plenty of bat-related artifacts competing for their attention in stores.One of the most prominent is likely to be GoodTimes Home Video's two volumes of "Batman and Robin," containing the 15 chapter serial released by Columbia Pictures in 1949. Each volume is priced at $9.99 and runs about 120 minutes.Hollywood has become so adept at jazzing up comic book heroes with special effects that the creaky conventions of yesteryear would bore even a 5-year-old.
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