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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | January 8, 1991
The image, improbable as it once seemed, refuses to go away.There, in the newspaper before her, Beth Nowell saw her street, her block, her house -- with Crystal City, Va., superimposed over the neighborhood.Neither the artist's handiwork nor the headline in the Baltimore Sun more than five years ago left much to the imagination."Linthicum Heights -- another Crystal City?" the headline read."I flipped, I just about flipped, like a lot of people," says Nowell, a longtime Linthicum Heights resident.
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By JEAN MARBELLA and JEAN MARBELLA,jean.marbella@baltsun.com | December 21, 2008
When did Baltimore become a junked car, sold off for parts? I was still trying to make sense of Constellation Energy, about to be spirited away by a Midwesterner who was going to take our last Fortune 500 company from us, but at the last minute running into the arms of les francais and the chance to stay ici. Then, just as that whirlwind was settling down, we learned that Harborplace - Harborplace! Centerpiece of the Baltimore Renaissance! Engine of its waterfront revival! - had been put up for sale by its cash-poor, bankruptcy-threatened landlord.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 9, 1999
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- Calling himself a small-town boy who would bring a new brand of leadership to the White House, Bill Bradley returned to his Midwestern roots yesterday to formally launch his campaign for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination.The 56-year-old former senator, in an unusually personal speech, said he wanted to shake the American people out of their complacency and restore the public's faith in government.The loudest cheers of the day from the crowd of 1,500 friends and supporters came when Bradley appeared to contrast himself with his party's current president.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 9, 1999
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- Calling himself a small-town boy who would bring a new brand of leadership to the White House, Bill Bradley returned to his Midwestern roots yesterday to formally launch his campaign for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination.The 56-year-old former senator, in an unusually personal speech, said he wanted to shake the American people out of their complacency and restore the public's faith in government.The loudest cheers of the day from the crowd of 1,500 friends and supporters came when Bradley appeared to contrast himself with his party's current president.
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June 29, 1993
It is easy enough for this newspaper to laud the work of that Scrooge of all federal agencies, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which has just completed its agonized recommendations that dozens of military facilities around the country be shut down at the cost of thousands of jobs. Easy, because Maryland came out a winner, actually gaining 5,000 jobs mostly at the expense of Northern Virginia's Crystal City, where the Navy was lushly ensconced in glitzy skyscrapers neatly near the Pentagon.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | April 2, 1998
On one end of the telephone line was William Kirwan, president of the University of Maryland, College Park. He was talking with Robert Smith, the man responsible for building his own city, Crystal City, Va.Smith, fabulously wealthy and exceptionally generous, just might be willing to give a huge chunk of change to the university, he told Kirwan. A huge chunk.Kirwan quickly consulted Howard Frank, the dean of the school of business, and told him a donor might be willing to drop millions of dollars on the school.
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By JEAN MARBELLA and JEAN MARBELLA,jean.marbella@baltsun.com | December 21, 2008
When did Baltimore become a junked car, sold off for parts? I was still trying to make sense of Constellation Energy, about to be spirited away by a Midwesterner who was going to take our last Fortune 500 company from us, but at the last minute running into the arms of les francais and the chance to stay ici. Then, just as that whirlwind was settling down, we learned that Harborplace - Harborplace! Centerpiece of the Baltimore Renaissance! Engine of its waterfront revival! - had been put up for sale by its cash-poor, bankruptcy-threatened landlord.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1998
The University of Maryland, College Park received one of the two largest gifts in its history yesterday from a proud alumnus who predicted his alma mater would soon be taking its place alongside the best in the nation.College Park President William E. Kirwan immediately announced that the university's business school would be renamed for Robert H. Smith, a 69-year-old real estate magnate and civic leader best known for developing Crystal City in Alexandria, Va.Kirwan said the $15 million gift carries importance beyond its giver's "extraordinary" generosity because it could mark the beginning of a new public-private partnership committed to making College Park the state's "flagship" campus.
SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | December 14, 1991
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The final leg of the the 1991 Fillies and Mares Starter Handicap Series and a simulcast of the $250,000 Bay Meadows Handicap highlight tonight's 12-race card at the Charles Town Races.In the distaff starter handicap, the eighth race on Charles Town's program, William Bayne, Jr.'s Crystal City Go Go and David Winpigler, Sr.'s Versatile Keys head a field of nine fillies and mares at a mile and a quarter. In the point standings to determine the leading trainer of the series, Versatile Keys (Jeff Runco)
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer Staff writer Alan Craver contributed to this report | August 29, 1992
The key to the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of dollars in coins from Annapolis' parking meters turned up in a glove compartment in Arlington, Va., and unlocked an ambitious scam to rip off at least three cities, authorities said yesterday.Arlington police believe they uncovered an organized ring that specialized in stealing coins from parking meters when they VTC arrested three men in Crystal City, Va., last week. The men, all from the same area in Alabama, were caught emptying coin boxes from Crystal City meters into a large shoulder bag about 3:30 p.m. last Friday.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | April 2, 1998
On one end of the telephone line was William Kirwan, president of the University of Maryland, College Park. He was talking with Robert Smith, the man responsible for building his own city, Crystal City, Va.Smith, fabulously wealthy and exceptionally generous, just might be willing to give a huge chunk of change to the university, he told Kirwan. A huge chunk.Kirwan quickly consulted Howard Frank, the dean of the school of business, and told him a donor might be willing to drop millions of dollars on the school.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1998
The University of Maryland, College Park received one of the two largest gifts in its history yesterday from a proud alumnus who predicted his alma mater would soon be taking its place alongside the best in the nation.College Park President William E. Kirwan immediately announced that the university's business school would be renamed for Robert H. Smith, a 69-year-old real estate magnate and civic leader best known for developing Crystal City in Alexandria, Va.Kirwan said the $15 million gift carries importance beyond its giver's "extraordinary" generosity because it could mark the beginning of a new public-private partnership committed to making College Park the state's "flagship" campus.
NEWS
June 29, 1993
It is easy enough for this newspaper to laud the work of that Scrooge of all federal agencies, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, which has just completed its agonized recommendations that dozens of military facilities around the country be shut down at the cost of thousands of jobs. Easy, because Maryland came out a winner, actually gaining 5,000 jobs mostly at the expense of Northern Virginia's Crystal City, where the Navy was lushly ensconced in glitzy skyscrapers neatly near the Pentagon.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | January 8, 1991
The image, improbable as it once seemed, refuses to go away.There, in the newspaper before her, Beth Nowell saw her street, her block, her house -- with Crystal City, Va., superimposed over the neighborhood.Neither the artist's handiwork nor the headline in the Baltimore Sun more than five years ago left much to the imagination."Linthicum Heights -- another Crystal City?" the headline read."I flipped, I just about flipped, like a lot of people," says Nowell, a longtime Linthicum Heights resident.
NEWS
April 13, 1991
Services for Kimberly Michele Heath, a secretary for the Department of Defense in Crystal City, Va., will be held at noon today at the March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Ave.Miss Heath, who was 26 and lived on Carmine Avenue, was killed Tuesday in an automobile accident at Security Boulevard and InglesideAvenue.She had worked in Virginia for the Defense Department for about four years and was a former member of the Army Reserve.Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of Woodlawn High School.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1994
BALTIMOREFor more information, call the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association at (410) 659-7300 within Maryland or (800) 343-3468 outside Maryland.* June 27-July 3 American Automatic Control Council, Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. Contact: Professor Hassan Khalil. Expected attendance: 500.* July 12-16 Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, annual convention, Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. Contact: Angela Megoules. Expected attendance: 250.* July 14-16 American Association of Nurserymen, Mid-Atlantic trade show and convention, Convention Center.
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