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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
I'd sooner book passage on a norovirus cruise than watch the Super Bowl, but I have become aware of a Coca-Cola commercial that aired during the event.  In the commercial, as Language Log points out, ethnically diverse images are displayed while "America the Beautiful" is sung in " languages including English, Spanish, Keres Pueblo,  Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese French, and Hebrew. " Not that anyone should be surprised, this display of diversity during one of the most sacred of the national rites touched off an outburst of anger and resentment from the yahoo population.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2014
Coca-Cola has agreed to move its regional distribution center to a yet-to-be-built 291,000-square-foot warehouse in Hanover, Anne Arundel County officials said Friday. The facility will replace Coca-Cola's current 272,000-square-foot warehouse on Candlewood Road, also in Hanover. The center stores Coca-Cola products before delivery to businesses like restaurants and grocery stores across the region. To be developed by Preston Scheffenacker Properties, the new warehouse will be the first building in the Preston Gateway North development near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 100. While only modestly larger, the new facility will be tailored to Coca-Cola's needs, making the operation more efficient, said Curtis L. Etherly Jr., spokesman for Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. It will have 32 loading docks, as well as a larger truck yard and better security than the existing facility, Etherly said.
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NEWS
November 3, 2013
If Coca-Cola really wants to prevent obesity in kids, as they say ( "Coca-Cola has taken steps to help reduce obesity," Oct. 27), they need to respect reality. The beverage giant spends two-thirds of its marketing budget inflating sales of its most sugary drinks. The reason: Advertising works. That's why they get blamed in the obesity epidemic. Coca-Cola does offer other choices - no- or low-calorie options we eagerly promote on our Better Beverage Finder (www.betterbeveragefinder.org/)
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
I'd sooner book passage on a norovirus cruise than watch the Super Bowl, but I have become aware of a Coca-Cola commercial that aired during the event.  In the commercial, as Language Log points out, ethnically diverse images are displayed while "America the Beautiful" is sung in " languages including English, Spanish, Keres Pueblo,  Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese French, and Hebrew. " Not that anyone should be surprised, this display of diversity during one of the most sacred of the national rites touched off an outburst of anger and resentment from the yahoo population.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Ocean City is sending Pepsi packing. Come spring, Coca-Cola will be the official soft drink of the Maryland resort town. Officials entered into a five-year exclusive agreement with the beverage company, guaranteeing that only Coke products will be served at town-owned properties and town-operated events. Obviously, you can still purchase Pepsi in Ocean City, but you won't be able to get it at some of the city's signature events, like SunFest.  As part of the contract, which takes effect April 2, Ocean City receives a $65,000 cash payment, commission on product sales, advertising and marketing support and, of course, free soft drinks. The contract also designates Coca-Cola as the "official soft drink of Ocean City.
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | May 28, 2012
Who knew Michael Oher was a big NASCAR fan? Oher, a starting offensive tackle for the Ravens, was a pre-race guest at the Coca-Cola600 in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, according to thatsracin.com . Also on hand were super model and actress Brooklyn Decker, and country star Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), the website reported. Oher was joined at the race by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Memphis, Tenn., couple who took him in, as seen in "The Blind Side.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
The vintage Coca-Cola machine is a gorgeous artifact of American history, so Coke has wisely made it a centerpiece to its Father's Day campaign (my apologies for being a bit late on this). Nostalgia-bait? Don Draper would approve. And, because you're seeing it on this blog, the commercial has a Baltimore connection, specifically local singer-songwriter Mike McFadden's song "Get It Together" is used in "The Perfectionist" clip. Watch it above, and listen to the multi-instrumentalist's music at McFadden's Facebook page . McFadden plays his album release show at the 8x10 in Federal Hill on June 29 with The Lombards, Drunken Camel and Cool Hand & the Swagger (it's getting hard to come up with new band names, huh?
NEWS
By The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
A person was killed this morning when a trailer fell at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in East Baltimore, according to a statement from the city Fire Department. Few details were immediately available. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman, said the accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at the plant in the 700 block of Kresson St., near East Monument Street and Pulaski Highway. The identity of the worker and other details, such as age and gender, have not yet been released. Cartwright said the victim was a vender contracted to work at the plant.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
Investigators identified Friday the employee killed at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in East Baltimore. Joshua Cunningham, a contract worker, died Wednesday when a trailer fell on him, officials said. The Chase resident was 28. The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Kresson St., near East Monument Street and Pulaski Highway, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman. A jack that had been moved under the front of the trailer gave way, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
NEWS
July 27, 1992
Howard County officials will have plenty to crow about if reports are true that Coca-Cola has signed a letter of intent to buy 120 acres and build a regional headquarters and bottling plant in the county. Such an occurence would bring millions in needed tax revenues and create hundreds of jobs.Of no less importance, Coca-Cola's presence would raise the county's stature for major corporations looking to establish themselves strategically in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.But don't pop any corks yet -- or flip the tops on soda cans.
NEWS
November 3, 2013
If Coca-Cola really wants to prevent obesity in kids, as they say ( "Coca-Cola has taken steps to help reduce obesity," Oct. 27), they need to respect reality. The beverage giant spends two-thirds of its marketing budget inflating sales of its most sugary drinks. The reason: Advertising works. That's why they get blamed in the obesity epidemic. Coca-Cola does offer other choices - no- or low-calorie options we eagerly promote on our Better Beverage Finder (www.betterbeveragefinder.org/)
NEWS
October 22, 2013
Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County's Horizon Foundation, the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi), the American Heart Association and People Acting Together in Howard (PATH). The ad is a parody of a Coke campaign that features people handing out bottles of cola to strangers around the world in an uplifting, music-filled celebration.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Bernard J. "B.J. " Land, a Coca-Cola executive and physical fitness buff who coached youth soccer and lacrosse teams, died Monday of a cardiac arrest at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Hunt Valley resident had recently celebrated his 53rd birthday. Family members said that Mr. Land, who was known as "B.J.," had returned Sept. 2 after a long bike ride and suffered a cardiac arrest that was caused by coronary artery disease, which he was unaware that he suffered from. He remained in a coma until his death.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
The vintage Coca-Cola machine is a gorgeous artifact of American history, so Coke has wisely made it a centerpiece to its Father's Day campaign (my apologies for being a bit late on this). Nostalgia-bait? Don Draper would approve. And, because you're seeing it on this blog, the commercial has a Baltimore connection, specifically local singer-songwriter Mike McFadden's song "Get It Together" is used in "The Perfectionist" clip. Watch it above, and listen to the multi-instrumentalist's music at McFadden's Facebook page . McFadden plays his album release show at the 8x10 in Federal Hill on June 29 with The Lombards, Drunken Camel and Cool Hand & the Swagger (it's getting hard to come up with new band names, huh?
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | May 28, 2012
Who knew Michael Oher was a big NASCAR fan? Oher, a starting offensive tackle for the Ravens, was a pre-race guest at the Coca-Cola600 in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, according to thatsracin.com . Also on hand were super model and actress Brooklyn Decker, and country star Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), the website reported. Oher was joined at the race by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Memphis, Tenn., couple who took him in, as seen in "The Blind Side.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Ocean City is sending Pepsi packing. Come spring, Coca-Cola will be the official soft drink of the Maryland resort town. Officials entered into a five-year exclusive agreement with the beverage company, guaranteeing that only Coke products will be served at town-owned properties and town-operated events. Obviously, you can still purchase Pepsi in Ocean City, but you won't be able to get it at some of the city's signature events, like SunFest.  As part of the contract, which takes effect April 2, Ocean City receives a $65,000 cash payment, commission on product sales, advertising and marketing support and, of course, free soft drinks. The contract also designates Coca-Cola as the "official soft drink of Ocean City.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1994
Howard County has proposed reopening its Deep Run wastewater treatment plant to handle waste from Coca-Cola Enterprise's new syrup production and bottling plant in Dorsey.The treatment facility off Race Road in Elkridge has been closed since the mid-1980s. It has the capacity to treat 1 million gallons of effluent daily.Maryland Environmental Services, a quasi-state agency that oversees wastewater treatment plants, would have to approve opening the plant.County officials have made the proposal to Coca-Cola Enterprises, which plans to build a $150 million bottling and syrup plant in the Parkway Corporate Center.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
Investigators identified Friday the employee killed at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in East Baltimore. Joshua Cunningham, a contract worker, died Wednesday when a trailer fell on him, officials said. The Chase resident was 28. The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Kresson St., near East Monument Street and Pulaski Highway, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman. A jack that had been moved under the front of the trailer gave way, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
NEWS
By The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2011
A person was killed this morning when a trailer fell at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in East Baltimore, according to a statement from the city Fire Department. Few details were immediately available. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman, said the accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at the plant in the 700 block of Kresson St., near East Monument Street and Pulaski Highway. The identity of the worker and other details, such as age and gender, have not yet been released. Cartwright said the victim was a vender contracted to work at the plant.
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