April 4, 1999
Camden Yards was swinging even before baseball season, thanks to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Spring Swing.Close to 400 partygoers packed the stadium's sixth-floor lounge to browse the buffet and hone their lindy hop on the dance floor.Among the hep cats hanging around: Kendel and Robert Ehrlich Jr., event co-chairs; Josie Schaeffer, executive director of Cystic Fibrosis, Maryland chapter; Suzanne and Bruce Hoffman (he's chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority); Dr. Craig Smith, CEO of Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Dr. Beryl Rosenstein and Dr. Pamela Zeitlin, co-directors of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital; Wanda Draper, WBAL-TV's director of public affairs; Dr. Robert Draper, orthopedic surgeon at St. Joseph Medical Center; and Gengy Vaikness, Pam Shriver's event director.
December 12, 1998
John Brown III, a Prince George's County restaurateur and longtime University of Maryland sports booster, has been nominated as chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority.He would succeed John Moag, who will leave the volunteer post at the end of the month.Brown, 51, is a close friend of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's and a former head of the Terrapin Club, the University of Maryland athletic fund-raising group. He is a founder and the principal of R.J. Bentley's Restaurant, a landmark campus bar and eatery in College Park.
November 7, 1995
Fans who deposited money for club seats and luxury suites during Baltimore's NFL expansion bid two years ago may be charged an additional fee for permanent seat licenses for Browns games."
October 15, 1995
THE MARYLAND MILLION weekend is always a busy one for its founder, Jim (McKay) McManus, and his wife, Margaret, and this weekend was no exception. Friday, they attended the Maryland Million's 10th anniversary party at the Baltimore dTC Country Club. Saturday, they were hosts at a luncheon for 24 people in the director's room in the Sky Box at Laurel Park, where this second most important race in the state was run. Today, they are scheduled to fly to Los Angeles with their daughter, Mary Fontelieu, and her son, James, to attend a black-tie Television Hall of Fame dinner.
April 8, 1992
Opening Day brought lots of excitement to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on and off the field. It seemed as if most people on the sky box level spent their time box hopping or wandering the halls to see and be seen.I heard an amusing incident happened in the box of the Orioles owner Eli Jacobs. As many people know, Mr. Jacobs considers himself a private person and prefers that guests to his box be invited. So you can imagine the excitement when a poor unsuspecting mouse was spotted creeping around Jacobs' box. Ushers were on their hands and knees trying to find it, but it seems the four-legged critter knew he wasn't welcome and took off for home.
March 29, 1992
Here's how Bruce H. Hoffman, executive director of the Maryland Stadium Authority, describes his contribution to the construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards:"The one thing I did was assemble a great team," he said. "I got them all the answers they needed promptly, and the team did all the work."But the burden of bringing the project in successfully was his alone. Gov. William Donald Schaefer made that clear in late 1988 when Hoffman was recruited for the $125,000 job.Hoffman, 44, took over just as the first stadium designs were under way, and soon was dealing with everyone from construction workers to corporate leaders.