December 11, 2007
NEW YORK -- A JetBlue domestic flight today is to be the first to offer limited e-mail and instant messaging. The New York-to-San Francisco flight heralds a coming trend as U.S. carriers, including American Airlines and Virgin America, prepare for 2008 rollouts of even more robust Web services. "People want full Internet access from the sky," said Forrester Research analyst Henry H. Harteveldt. "Within the next 12 to 24 months, U.S. airlines that don't offer in-flight Internet access -- at least on medium- and long-haul flights -- are basically telling business and frequent travelers: `We don't want your business.
September 5, 1994
BOWIE -- Tonight they will conclude a stretch of five regular-season games against each other that mean little in the standings, so the managers are simply trying to tune up their players for their showdown in the Eastern League playoffs.Harrisburg's 6-2 victory over Bowie before 10,868 at Prince George's County Stadium yesterday evened their current meeting at two wins apiece and gave the Senators a 9-8 edge in the season series.But not until tomorrow night will the real firing begin."I hate this, playing the same team so many games in a row," said Baysox manager Pete Mackanin.
May 27, 2012
On a grassy hill a mile west of the Patuxent River, historian Ralph Eshelman can see the same bucolic view of fields and placid water anxious British soldiers likely saw when they landed in the summer of 1814 — the first stop in their campaign to burn Washington to the ground. Despite an earlier raid that was repulsed by American militia, the more than 4,000-man British force faced no resistance on Aug. 19 as it swarmed ashore in Southern Maryland. Four days later, after defeating disorganized American defenses at Bladensburg, the soldiers marched into Washington unopposed, setting fire to the Capitol and White House and demoralizing the nation.
January 6, 2001
Baseball Angels: Designated 2B Justin Baughman for assigment. Athletics: Agreed to terms with P Mark Guthrie on a two-year contract. Blue Jays: Assigned P Matt DeWitt outright to Triple-A Syracuse. Cardinals: Agreed to minor-league contracts with OF Bernard Gilkey, OF-IB John Mabry and 3B Shane Andrews. Diamondbacks: Agreed to terms with OF Reggie Sanders on a one-year contract. Mets: Agreed to terms with P Steve Ontiveros, IF Jorge Velandia, C Joe DePastino, C Jason Phillips, 2B Ty Wigginton and P Vaughn Eshelman on minor-league contracts.
June 15, 1998
A number of Carroll County youths participated in the 1998 Special Olympics Summer Games held June 5-7 at the University of Maryland, College Park.Local athletes and their awards were:Stephanie Carpegna: standing long jump, first place; 400-meter dash and softball throw, second place.Ralph Gemmill: working trails, first place; English equitation and team relays, second place.Danny Klein: softball throw, first place; running long jump, second place.Shawn Reiter: running long jump, first place.
April 24, 1997
BaseballBrewers: Recalled INF Tim Unroe from Triple-A Tucson; acquired ex-Oriole INF Jeff Huson from Rockies.Reds: Optioned SS Pokey Reese to Triple-A Indianapolis.Red Sox: Placed RHP Tim Wakefield on 15-day disabled list; recalled LHP Vaughn Eshelman from Triple-A Pawtucket.BasketballUSA Basketball: Named Vanderbilt coach Jim Foster coach of the women's World University Games team and N.C. Charlotte coach Ed Baldwin and Kansas State coach Deb Patterson assistant coaches.FootballChargers: Signed RB Sterling Boyd and LB Joe DiBernado.
July 7, 1995
BaseballThe Baseball Network -- Announced the resignation of Dave Alworth, vice president of broadcasting and production.Arizona Diamondbacks -- Named Don Mitchell director of scouting.Orioles -- Called up P Rick Krivda from Triple-A Rochester.Boston Red Sox -- Placed P Vaughn Eshelman on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Brian Bark from Triple-A Pawtucket.Chicago Cubs -- Released 3B Steve Buechele.Florida Marlins -- Extended their player development contract with Double-A Portland through the 1998 season.
July 25, 1995
BaseballBoston Red Sox -- Traded OF Mark Whiten to the Philadelphia Phillies for IF Dave Hollins. Activated P Vaughn Eshelman from the 15-day DL.California Angels -- Signed 2B Jose Lind to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Vancouver.Cincinnati Reds -- Activated IF Brian Hunter from the DL. Placed C Damon Berryhill on the 15-day DL.Kansas City Royals -- Acquired former Orioles P Gregg Olson from the Cleveland Indians and assigned him to Triple-A Omaha.Minnesota Twins -- Signed OF Van Snider from the Mexican League and assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake City.
May 13, 2001
Susan Harkins and her son, Quinn Hargitai, were on their way to an Orioles game May 5 - with three bags full of children's books in their back seat. Their last stop before going to the game: the parking lot at Polytechnic Institute-Western High School on Cold Spring Lane, where they joined hundreds of people dropping off books at the annual Baltimore Reads "Books For Kids Day" children's book drive. "We had lots of books between kindergarten and third grade," said Hargitai, 11. His mother said that although they have donated used children's books to the Salvation Army, the annual collection drive "is a much more direct way to get the books to kids."
June 10, 1999
Carroll County athletes who participated in the Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games last weekend at the University of Maryland, College Park, received these awards.Carrie Billings: English equitation, eighth place; team relays, second place; working trails, fourth place.Ray Clark: 50-meter dash and 100-meter dash, second place.Kristen Davis: 4x25-meter free relay, third place; 50-meter backstroke, second place; 50-meter breaststroke, participation ribbon; 50-meter freestyle, sixth place.