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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
The Maryland Stadium Authority approved a $70,000 feasibility study of Salisbury's Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, which will host the Harlem Globetrotters and a rodeo competition, among other events, in 2011. The stadium authority voted Tuesday in favor of the state-funded study that will evaluate costs of expanding the more-than-30-year-old complex, which proponents say need to be expanded in order to remain competitive. The county's Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism operates the civic center, and requested the study of possible projects, including renovating the existing structure and adding another on top of a parking lot across the street.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
He sits quietly in a wheelchair at a long-term care facility in his native Guelph, Ontario. Aldo Guidolin doesn't talk - multiple strokes have robbed him of his speech - but his brown eyes follow ice hockey games on TV and the movements of those who call on the aging defenseman. At 80, life is a struggle for Guidolin, whose brawling 17-year career included four seasons with the New York Rangers and six as a popular player and coach with the Baltimore Clippers of the American Hockey League.
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By JACQUES KELLY | May 19, 2007
The 1st Mariner Arena, which the consultants decree has "served its useful life," will be referred to as the Civic Center in the following paragraphs. That old name just seems to fit the place. My intro to it was a Clippers ice hockey game on a cold night in the winter of 1962. When the game was over, my father and I bolted for the Howard Street exits and caught a No. 8 streetcar home. In pre-Inner Harbor Baltimore, the Civic Center and its attractions were real players.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
The Maryland Stadium Authority approved a $70,000 feasibility study of Salisbury's Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, which will host the Harlem Globetrotters and a rodeo competition, among other events, in 2011. The stadium authority voted Tuesday in favor of the state-funded study that will evaluate costs of expanding the more-than-30-year-old complex, which proponents say need to be expanded in order to remain competitive. The county's Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism operates the civic center, and requested the study of possible projects, including renovating the existing structure and adding another on top of a parking lot across the street.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 17, 1999
William Charles Gavin, a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and longtime Civic Center usher, died Sunday in his sleep at his Waverly residence. He was 72.Mr. Gavin, who began his post office career in 1947, walked a downtown route for 42 years until retiring in 1989. At the time of his death, he worked as a doorman at the Washington Apartments in Mount Vernon Place."He prided himself that he had delivered the mail through the blizzards of 1947, 1958, 1966, 1979 and 1983," said a brother, James G. Gavin of Towson.
SPORTS
October 13, 1996
Opponent: Providence BruinsSite: Providence (R.I.) Civic CenterTime: 7: 05Radio: WWLG (1360 AM), WASA (1330 AM)Outlook: After an opening loss to Rochester, the Bruins had a week off to get their act together and today will be playing only their third game. The Bandits were 2-1-1 against Providence last season.Pub Date: 10/13/96@
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | January 19, 1993
An act of vandalism marred last night's Martin Luther Kin holiday celebration in Salisbury, as tires were slashed on the cars of dozens of people attending a dinner at the county Youth and Civic Center."
NEWS
By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | January 20, 1993
An act of vandalism marred Monday night's Martin Luther King holiday celebration in Salisbury, as tires were slashed on the cars of dozens of people attending a dinner at the county Youth and Civic Center."
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | March 30, 1993
The three-year lease that sends Baltimore's American Hockey League Skipjacks to Portland, Maine, next season will break no banks in New England.There were no attendance guarantees and only a few notable perks for Skipjacks owner Tom Ebright."
NEWS
By Gilbert Sandler | March 21, 1995
WHETHER IT'S speculation about the NFL returning to Baltimore or the Redskins hunting for a new home or the chances of the city's replacing the aging Baltimore Arena with a new model -- stadiums and arenas are often-discussed topics these days.Well, as the adage goes: the more things change, the more they stay the same. We've often been preoccupied with finding a home for our local gladiators.Venable Park at 33rd Street. In April 1922, the park board stunned Baltimoreans by announcing that the city's long awaited new stadium would be built in Venable Park (about 50 acres of greenery on 33rd street in northeast Baltimore)
NEWS
By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun Reporter | August 18, 2008
Harold Jones Jennifer Jr., former executive director of the Baltimore Civic Center, died Tuesday at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County of complications resulting from myelofibrosis. He was 86. Mr. Jennifer ran the arena during a time some consider its heyday, from 1966 to 1976. Baltimore had a professional basketball team during many of those years, and the arena at that time was a hot spot for national recording acts. It was Mr. Jennifer's job to promote the bookings. "That was important, especially at the time when they weren't a lot of African-Americans getting appointed to those positions.
NEWS
July 30, 2008
Don't trash arena, memories it holds I think Dan Rodricks' column calling the 1st Mariner Arena "dumpy" is an insult to all the great memories and tradition that the arena holds ("Quit thinking small, people of Baltimore," July 25). The 1st Mariner Arena (still the Baltimore Arena or Civic Center to me) may not be a high-tech, state-of-the-art arena by today's standards, but so what? Can't we have anything old-fashioned anymore? Some of my fondest memories as a child are of my dad taking me to Baltimore Blast and Skipjacks games in the 1980s and 1990s.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | May 19, 2007
The 1st Mariner Arena, which the consultants decree has "served its useful life," will be referred to as the Civic Center in the following paragraphs. That old name just seems to fit the place. My intro to it was a Clippers ice hockey game on a cold night in the winter of 1962. When the game was over, my father and I bolted for the Howard Street exits and caught a No. 8 streetcar home. In pre-Inner Harbor Baltimore, the Civic Center and its attractions were real players.
NEWS
By Raymond Daniel Burke | March 7, 2002
WHILE THE Howard Street department stores were gearing up for the 1964 fall shopping season, Memorial Stadium's two tenants were treating their fans to memorable performances. The Orioles were in a red-hot three-way pennant race that would go down to the wire, and the Colts were beginning a season that would take them to their third Western Conference championship. And a worldwide phenomenon descended on the Holiday Inn on Lombard Street, then distinguished by its revolving rooftop restaurant, when it played host to the Beatles when they came to town to perform at what was called the Civic Center and is now the Baltimore Arena.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | September 13, 2000
FRANK LIDINSKY, who collects records, is himself something of a broken one, but I kind of like him that way. Almost every year at this time, he slips me a little reminder of what happened on this date in Baltimore history: The Beatles came to town. The Beatles. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Paul McCartney's band before Wings. John, Paul, George and the luckiest drummer boy who ever lived. They appeared at the then-new Arena (nee Civic Center) for two shows on Sept. 13, 1964. It was the biggest thing to happen to downtown Baltimore since the Great Fire of '04. It was certainly the biggest thing that ever happened to Frank Lidinsky, who was there.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 17, 1999
William Charles Gavin, a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and longtime Civic Center usher, died Sunday in his sleep at his Waverly residence. He was 72.Mr. Gavin, who began his post office career in 1947, walked a downtown route for 42 years until retiring in 1989. At the time of his death, he worked as a doorman at the Washington Apartments in Mount Vernon Place."He prided himself that he had delivered the mail through the blizzards of 1947, 1958, 1966, 1979 and 1983," said a brother, James G. Gavin of Towson.
NEWS
By GILBERT SANDLER | November 17, 1992
GIVEN its location on the lower end of the "Bos-Wash corridor" and within 40 miles of Washington, Baltimore is a stopping-off point for the famous and near-famous, the politician, even the queen. It's parochial to mention that So-and-So visited Baltimore five times. He or she darn well should have!Having said that, Glimpses makes an exception for "ol' blue eyes," Frank Sinatra, who creates excitement wherever he goes. And Baltimore has been no exception.There've been at least three visits, maybe a fourth.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1997
Ask Phil Chenier for his most special memory of the Baltimore Arena -- then the Civic Center -- and he'll tell you about the night in 1972 when he scored 53 points for the Baltimore Bullets.Chenier can recall the points he scored that night -- the most ever by a Bullets player in that building. He just can't recall much detail on what happened."It's funny, I was in such a zone that night that I can't remember many of the details of that night," recalled Chenier, now a television announcer with the Washington Bullets.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1997
Ask Phil Chenier for his most special memory of the Baltimore Arena -- then the Civic Center -- and he'll tell you about the night in 1972 when he scored 53 points for the Baltimore Bullets.Chenier can recall the points he scored that night -- the most ever by a Bullets player in that building. He just can't recall much detail on what happened."It's funny, I was in such a zone that night that I can't remember many of the details of that night," recalled Chenier, now a television announcer with the Washington Bullets.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | March 13, 1997
Here sits Ronald Sallow, associate commissioner of the state's Insurance Fraud Division that saved Maryland drivers about $6.5 million last year, and he wants to talk about insurance when the juiciest stories are all about his fistfight with the former heroin dealer Liddie Jones at the old Civic Center, or the time the drug dealer Junior Monroe pointed a gun at his face and pulled the trigger on Vine Street, or those nights Sallow was a narcotics cop who...
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