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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 11, 2004
BURBANK, Calif. - Walt Disney Co., the second-biggest U.S. media company, said yesterday that its fiscal third-quarter net income climbed 20 percent, boosted by higher revenue from its theme parks and cable-television networks. Profit rose to $604 million, or 29 cents a share, from $502 million, or 24 cents, a year earlier, the company said. Sales in the quarter that ended June 30 increased 17 percent to $7.47 billion. Disney Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Eisner is benefiting from a rise in attendance at Disney's parks after the introduction of new attractions such as Mission: Space at Walt Disney World in Florida.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
When Bowie Community Theatre announced its 2013-2014 season, it promised a bold trio of plays that are largely undiscovered — a move that represented a departure from past seasons. The company's 47th season opened with a perplexing comedy dealing with adult themes, "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," a show that easily qualifies as groundbreaking fare for Bowie. When Charles Busch's play premiered on Broadway in 2000, Ben Brantley, the famed New York Times critic, pronounced it "a nimble sitcom of a play that pushes at the edges of its form.
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By Michael Dresser | November 28, 1992
Aladdin makes Disney wishes come trueAladdin never had a better friend than his genie. Neither does The Disney Store.Executives at the Disney Co.'s retail arm couldn't be happier ithey had found the lamp themselves. Aladdin-related clothing, baubles, toys and various doodads began appearing in the chain's stores in October -- five weeks before the animated movie's release -- and sales have been on a magic carpet ride ever since.Debbie Bohnett, director of marketing at The Disney Store headquarters in Glendale, Calif.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 11, 2004
BURBANK, Calif. - Walt Disney Co., the second-biggest U.S. media company, said yesterday that its fiscal third-quarter net income climbed 20 percent, boosted by higher revenue from its theme parks and cable-television networks. Profit rose to $604 million, or 29 cents a share, from $502 million, or 24 cents, a year earlier, the company said. Sales in the quarter that ended June 30 increased 17 percent to $7.47 billion. Disney Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Eisner is benefiting from a rise in attendance at Disney's parks after the introduction of new attractions such as Mission: Space at Walt Disney World in Florida.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
When Bowie Community Theatre announced its 2013-2014 season, it promised a bold trio of plays that are largely undiscovered — a move that represented a departure from past seasons. The company's 47th season opened with a perplexing comedy dealing with adult themes, "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," a show that easily qualifies as groundbreaking fare for Bowie. When Charles Busch's play premiered on Broadway in 2000, Ben Brantley, the famed New York Times critic, pronounced it "a nimble sitcom of a play that pushes at the edges of its form.
BUSINESS
By Amanda J. Crawford | November 21, 1999
THE WALT DISNEY Co. and Warner Bros. announced plans last week to begin the first cutbacks of their once-thriving retail stores. Warner's parent company, Time Warner Inc., said it was considering decreasing the sizes and closing some of its 140 Studio Store locations in the United States. Disney, whose consumer products division's operating profit fell 38 percent to $102 million in fiscal 1999, said it might close underperforming stores and ease up in opening new locations. In mid-January, the entertainment giant will close its first retail location in Atlanta.
NEWS
October 16, 1992
POLICE LOG* Annapolis: County police are investigating the theft of $400 from two cash registers at the Disney Store in Annapolis Mall. The store manager told officers someone took $140 from one cash register and $260 from another between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday.* Browns Woods: A burglar kicked down the door of a home in the 300 block of Forest Beach Road Tuesday and stole electronic equipment and jewelry. Loss valued at $1,695.* Harwood: Someone broke into a home in the 4200 block of Sands Road Sunday and stole $1,300 from a box that was in a closet Sunday.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | November 29, 2012
This year's Black Friday became the backdrop not only for doorbuster HDTV sales but for protests from retail workers across the country. Workers at Walmart, Target, even Macy's, have decried  unfair wages and conditions. So which retailers are the best employers? Job search engine Indeed.com has come out with a list of the top 15 companies to work for in retail. Indeed based the rankings on reviews posted by current and former employees on Indeed's company pages. Here they are: 1. Apple 2. Disney Store 3. Coach 4. Costco 5. IKEA 6. Dressbarn 7. Halloween City 8. Champs Sports 9. REI 10. Nike 11. Vitamin World 12. Nordstrom 13. Sherwin Williams 14. Finish Line 15. Bath & Body Works  
FEATURES
May 9, 1992
TODAYFirst National Bank Hot Air Balloon Competition and Children's Festival. Druid Hill Park liftoff between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Festival complete with rides, clowns, music by the Bayside Big Band, miniature horses from Valhalla Farm, Spectrum Puppets Productions, refreshments. The zoo opens at 9 a.m., admission is $1 off with Preakness pin. (410) 837-3030. Festivities are free with Preakness pin.$700,000 Pimlico Special. Rich stakes races featuring former Triple Crown competitors at Pimlico Race Course.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | April 21, 2011
--- Get a free cup of Caribou Coffee on April 22 when you bring in your own mug. Save 50 cents everyday when requesting a drink in reusable mug. --- Get a free cup of Starbucks coffee or tea when you bring a reusable mug to a participating location on April 22. (You can also request the beverage in a "for here" mug, if you don't have one of your own.) Bring your own mug any other day of the year and you'll save 10 cents on any beverage . --- Bring five plastic shopping bags to the Disney Store on Friday, April 22 and get a free reusable shopping tote . Just be warned: outlet locations are not participating.  --- Lowe's is giving away 1 million trees on April 23 . Stop by and pick one up while supplies last, and don't forget to bring along your old CFLs, plastic bags, batteries and plastic paint pots for recycling.
BUSINESS
By Amanda J. Crawford | November 21, 1999
THE WALT DISNEY Co. and Warner Bros. announced plans last week to begin the first cutbacks of their once-thriving retail stores. Warner's parent company, Time Warner Inc., said it was considering decreasing the sizes and closing some of its 140 Studio Store locations in the United States. Disney, whose consumer products division's operating profit fell 38 percent to $102 million in fiscal 1999, said it might close underperforming stores and ease up in opening new locations. In mid-January, the entertainment giant will close its first retail location in Atlanta.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser | November 28, 1992
Aladdin makes Disney wishes come trueAladdin never had a better friend than his genie. Neither does The Disney Store.Executives at the Disney Co.'s retail arm couldn't be happier ithey had found the lamp themselves. Aladdin-related clothing, baubles, toys and various doodads began appearing in the chain's stores in October -- five weeks before the animated movie's release -- and sales have been on a magic carpet ride ever since.Debbie Bohnett, director of marketing at The Disney Store headquarters in Glendale, Calif.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joe Grossberg | February 5, 1998
Downtown is your playgroundLooking for somewhere that's fun, yet affordable, to take the kids this weekend? Look no further than downtown Baltimore, where more than 18 attractions and 10 restaurants will offer programming and free or discounted rates for children as part of "Take the Kids Downtown Weekend."Among the offerings are a Craft Corner at the Maryland Science Center, where kids can create and take home their own Valentine love bugs, a Fun Hunt at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House & Museum and an appearance by Winnie the Pooh and Tigger at the Disney Store at the Gallery at Harborplace.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2002
A decade after an expansion and glitzy remodeling turned Towson Town Center into one of the area's top regional malls, the center is losing some longtime specialty stores and gaining new ones as the first of the decade-old leases expire. About a dozen stores have left in recent weeks or will close by the end of the month, including the Disney Store, Pottery Barn, Hold Everything, Imaginarium, FAO Schwarz, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Circuit City Express, Lechters, Footaction, Silver Diner, Sbarros and Bentley's Luggage & Gifts.
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