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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and - to note what really matters - the first baseball player to win MVP awards in both leagues (Frank Robinson, 1966) and the first Olympian to win eight gold medals in a single games ( Michael Phelps , 2008). As if that doesn't engender enough civic pride for any municipality, it seems Charm City, according to the Maryland Historical Society, can add another first to its list: birthplace of the American bicycle.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Baltimore, home to the first received telegraph message (Samuel Morse, 1844, sent from Washington), the first umbrella factory in America (1828), the first Ouija board (1892) and - to note what really matters - the first baseball player to win MVP awards in both leagues (Frank Robinson, 1966) and the first Olympian to win eight gold medals in a single games ( Michael Phelps , 2008). As if that doesn't engender enough civic pride for any municipality, it seems Charm City, according to the Maryland Historical Society, can add another first to its list: birthplace of the American bicycle.
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February 14, 1992
The snow that covered windshields and roads Thursday also fogged thevision of our photographer. The boy pictured sledding on Friday's front page of the Anne Arundel County Sun is not Nick Ausborn. It is Kenny Farinholt.This is Nick Ausborn.
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By Jeff Shain, Tribune Newspapers | July 9, 2011
In his 1959 novel "Goldfinger," Ian Fleming draws upon the peculiarities of Royal St. George's as a faintly disguised setting for a high-stakes golf match between James Bond and the diabolical Auric Goldfinger. British Open entrants, though, might be just as apt to guess the scene was part of "Moonraker. " "Lunar" is a popular word to describe the bumps and pockmarks that spatter the fairways on the southeast England linksland, frequently kicking an unsuspecting player's shot into waist-high heather — or worse.
BUSINESS
By Mary Beth Regan and Mary Beth Regan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 18, 1998
If you've had money in the stock market since 1994, you've probably made a killing as fat returns have bolstered your investment. But if the 554-point October drop made you queasy, you'd better buckle your seat belt for a bumpy ride in 1998.Economists, portfolio managers and financial planners warn that the nation's bull market is slowing -- and you'll have to be prudent to do as well."People have become unrealistic," warned Timothy Chase, principal at the Towson-based Wealth Management Service LLP. "The market can't continue at this pace.
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By GILBERT SANDLER | February 23, 1993
SOME departed Baltimore restaurants lasted a long time and provided many memories: Miller Brothers, Oyster Bay, the Chesapeake, Danny's. They all had to close, but they deserved a better fate.A few came and went before we knew them. Others lasted awhile but never became a part of Baltimore lore. From the beginning the odds against their success were so great that in most cases it was just a matter of time. Here are three of them:* The Mansion House in Druid Hill Park.It opened with high promise -- in a lovely setting where one could (the advertising read)
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By Julius Westheimer | September 15, 1999
DO YOU GET calls and letters promising immediate riches? "Consumers lose millions to investment fraud," warns "How To Be An Informed Investor: Protect Your Money from Schemes and Scams," a paperback by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.It suggests: Buy nothing from strangers. Be wary of phone calls, letters, e-mail. Make no promises; you owe the caller nothing. Never rely on promoters' references.Demand a prospectus and specifics about the group behind the proposal, and before investing, get professional advice from your attorney, accountant or the Better Business Bureau.
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By Liz Atwood | April 13, 2008
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart By Gordon Livingston Subtitled "Thirty True Things You Need to Know," the slim book by Columbia-based psychiatrist Gordon Livingston has been a source of inspiration and comfort to many, including Elizabeth Edwards, who wrote the foreword to the book. Edwards, the wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, "met" Livingston in an online chatroom for bereaved parents. "He knows," she writes, "as well as anyone could, that life will have its way with us and that all we can hope to do is to keep ourselves in alignment for the bumpy ride."
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | July 10, 2007
Hot enough for you? The answer, in this case, appears to be yes. ESPN debuted its miniseries The Bronx is Burning last night at 10 (and will replay the first episode tomorrow night at 10, followed by seven episodes each Tuesday night at 10 starting next week), and Yankees lovers and haters alike shouldn't miss it. Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner and Reggie Jackson have indelible public images for every baseball fan, but the actors playing the respective roles - John Turturro, Oliver Platt and Daniel Sunjata - have nailed them.
NEWS
December 14, 1999
A bumpy ride lies ahead for Mayor O'MalleyI wish much success to our new Mayor, Martin O'Malley. But I can see the dark clouds already forming at City Hall.In the Dec. 7 Sun, City Council President Sheila Dixon stated that she hopes the city's new Housing Commissioner M. J. Brodie, will be "acting" commissioner for a short time ("At last council meeting as member, O'Malley names housing appointee").I worked with Mr. Brodie many, many years ago on community zoning and planning issues. I found him to be very community-minded and appreciated his efforts.
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By Herb McMillan | April 20, 2011
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain (and State Delegate) Herb McMillan. We've leveled off at our cruising altitude, but you need to keep your seat belts fastened. We're in for a rough ride. Here's why. Our route of flight isn't what I voted for, but the liberal flight planners in our General Assembly think the economic weather is improving. Looking to the left, you see they increased state spending by another billion dollars, and that we project $1.4 billion deficits for years to come.
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By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,glenn.graham@baltsun.com | December 30, 2009
For the defending Class 3A state champion Lake Clifton boys basketball team, a largely new mix of talent, the early part of the season has been a time to grow with bumps along the way. On Wednesday, in the opening night of the second annual IAABO/290 Holiday Mixer at Northwestern High, the No. 4 Lakers were hit with one of those tough stretches against a talented Kennedy team from the Bronx, N.Y.
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By JAY HANCOCK | October 28, 2009
Legg Mason chief Mark Fetting seemed thrilled Monday when he announced that billionaire investor Nelson Peltz would take a seat on the big money manager's board. "We welcome Nelson, whose firm is a significant investor in Legg Mason," Fetting said in prepared propaganda. "We look forward to benefiting from his insights and experiences as we work together." The Roman Senate must have sounded similarly enthusiastic when it let in the Visigoths in 410 A.D. At least the barbarians left after a few days.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,gadi.dechter@baltsun.com | May 13, 2009
When Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his support for legalized gambling not long after his election, he did so on a Glyndon stud farm beside Tim Porter, whose struggling horse transportation business was extolled as the kind of small business that slots revenues would help preserve. Slot-machine parlors are finally on their way to Maryland, but they won't be Porter's salvation. In March, he declared bankruptcy, losing his 20-year-old business, a Westminster home and modest dreams of economic self-sufficiency.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | October 16, 2008
In addition to keeping his chin up, Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco might have to worry about staying up on his feet. Long considered a cornerstone of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's philosophy, the offensive line is in a state of flux caused by a spate of injuries, most notably the season-ending knee injury to right guard Marshal Yanda. "We've just got to get it done," left tackle Jared Gaither (Maryland) said before practice yesterday. "When you lose a soldier, you mourn, but then you keep on going.
NEWS
By Liz Atwood | April 13, 2008
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart By Gordon Livingston Subtitled "Thirty True Things You Need to Know," the slim book by Columbia-based psychiatrist Gordon Livingston has been a source of inspiration and comfort to many, including Elizabeth Edwards, who wrote the foreword to the book. Edwards, the wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, "met" Livingston in an online chatroom for bereaved parents. "He knows," she writes, "as well as anyone could, that life will have its way with us and that all we can hope to do is to keep ourselves in alignment for the bumpy ride."
NEWS
By DALLAS MORNING NEWS | September 18, 1998
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton's advisory board on race, finding the nation in "racial transition," has mapped a course it hopes will lead to better relations and recommended a new council to monitor the progress.While "minorities and people of color have made progress" in their quality of life, "persistent barriers to their full inclusion in American society remain," the board said in a report to be presented to the president today.To bridge the gap, the seven-member board recommended a series of proposals, wide in scope but buttressed with few fresh initiatives.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | September 16, 1992
UNION BRIDGE -- Like a fierce cat circling its prey, the big, red "mini-monster" truck made several passes at four helpless junk cars, clumped tightly together on the fire hall parking lot.The driver, 22-year-old Freddie Hines, revved the truck's engine menacingly as the crowd of about 300 people jeered, "Do it!""I want to see the cars get smashed," said Jeffrey Miller, 9, pushing his way to the front lines.The car-crushing capped the Gala '90s Day, festivities planned to raise money to renovate the 90-year-old Pump House into a new town hall.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | July 10, 2007
Hot enough for you? The answer, in this case, appears to be yes. ESPN debuted its miniseries The Bronx is Burning last night at 10 (and will replay the first episode tomorrow night at 10, followed by seven episodes each Tuesday night at 10 starting next week), and Yankees lovers and haters alike shouldn't miss it. Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner and Reggie Jackson have indelible public images for every baseball fan, but the actors playing the respective roles - John Turturro, Oliver Platt and Daniel Sunjata - have nailed them.
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