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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | July 27, 1995
When Pope John Paul II visits Baltimore in October, he may find himself sharing the limelight with another famous world traveler, Christopher Columbus.In recent weeks, the Columbus Center, the Inner Harbor marine research center named after the 15th-century explorer, has become the local command center for Archdiocese of Baltimore representatives and others preparing for the Oct. 8 visit of Pope John Paul II.That temporary use may pay off in the form of international exposure for Baltimore's newest attraction, which combines laboratories for research with exhibits that help explain the underlying science .Laboratories on the east side of the building opened last spring and a Science and Technology Education Center will open Sept.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,Sun Staff Writer | May 30, 1995
Who discovered America?Those of a certain age can answer the question almost without thinking. We might have learned it in the first or second grade, along with other pertinent facts -- "Pilgrims, 1620," we know, or VTC "Jamestown, first English colony in the New World."But the question about discovering America infuriates historical purists. All three words, they say, are incorrect: A single "who" didn't "discover" anything, and it wasn't America that Columbus didn't discover (as my 1970 edition of Webster's New World Dictionary says he did)
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1994
The city has asked for proposals from operators interested in managing the Harrison's Pier 5 hotel at the Inner Harbor, with a possibility that the winner could buy the 71-room establishment when the Christopher Columbus Center opens on Piers 5 and 6 in 1995."
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | December 26, 1993
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The winter wind is blowing hard and mean, the Ku Klux Klan wants a permit to demonstrate downtown, and the city's beloved Ohio State Buckeyes are headed for one of those second-tier bowl games that no one really cares about.So, maybe it is a good thing that the people of Columbus have something else to fuss over these days: Should a 500-ton statue of Christopher Columbus that is 6 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty be put near the Scioto River, not far from the life-size replica of the Santa Maria and the other monuments dedicated to the man and the myth?
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | February 26, 1993
The man who masterminded last year's return visit of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria has been hired to chart a plan for Annapolis' economic future and lure more businesses to its historic port.Miguel A. Ferrer Roig, a 33-year-old Annapolis resident who directed the tour of three replicas of the ships Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World, has been appointed the city's director of economic development.The tour was canceled before the final leg because of delays and shortage of money.
FEATURES
By RICK HOROWITZ | January 31, 1993
Depressed? Of course you are depressed. The holidays are behind you, and so is all that celebrating. There was plenty to celebrate in '92, you're thinking; all those centennials and bicentennials and even quincentennials. (The guy with the boats, remember?) And now it's all gone, vanished.Snap out of it.Say hello to 1993, a brand new year with a whole new assortment of major -- and not so major -- milestones. Sing "Happy Birthday" to "Happy Birthday," for instance -- it celebrates a big anniversary in 1993.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | December 10, 1992
Some of its patrons will never see it, but many are expecte to get heavy use out of it.Maryland's $7.4 million Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will open next week after more than a year of construction.Library staffers spent this week moving from their old location at 1715 N. Charles St. and will reopen Dec. 17 at the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Franklin Street.The building is one of the most controversial new structures downtown because it looks so different from the neighboring Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street.
NEWS
December 1, 1992
SO YOU thought Hollywood made legends?The recent onslaught of Columbus-bashing films and programs seems to say otherwise. A conservative group, Media Research Center, describes Hollywood's latest venture into political correctness in its November newsletter, "TV, etc." It's hard to recognize the Columbus of legend. He's been turned into a scoundrel of monstrous proportions.In the film, "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery," we're faced with a thieving, cruel Columbus who not only steals personal jewels and gold from the local Taino Indians, but shackles and curses them when they won't recite Christian verses.
NEWS
By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,Contributing Writer | November 25, 1992
Call Christopher Columbus a hero and you'd better watch out. Evaluating what's happened since he stumbled onto the sands of San Salvador 500 years ago has turned the grade-school myths upside down.His conquest led to greed, exploitation and mayhem, said Robert H. Chambers, president of Western Maryland College. At the Westminster college, a town-meeting style exchange was held yesterday featuring historians, religious scholars, an anthropologist, attorneys and activists.Each summarized an ethnic viewpoint on the arrival of Columbus and other Europeans.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | November 25, 1992
Twenty Canton Middle School students appeared in Baltimore Circuit Court yesterday -- not because they had committed any crimes, but to learn a lesson in tolerance.They wound up learning about history and the American legal system as well.The vehicle for their education was a mock trial before Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan of Christopher Columbus on charges of genocide for the alleged systematic destruction of Indian tribes after he arrived in the Western Hemisphere half a millennium ago, seeking riches and converts to Christianity.
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