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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1998
The Columbus Center's Hall of Exploration was packed yesterday -- not with people wanting to see its exhibits, which have been closed for nearly a year, but with bargain-hunters looking to buy them at a discount.The occasion was the public auction of assets of the insolvent Columbus Center Development Corp., the former nonprofit manager of the marine biotechnology facility in Baltimore's Inner Harbor that said in June it could not pay off its debts.About $140,000 was raised yesterday to pay off creditors of the Columbus Center, which a court-appointed receiver last week agreed to sell to the University System of Maryland.
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By CHARLES JAFFE and CHARLES JAFFE,MARKETWATCH | July 11, 2006
Few individual investors go to the annual Morningstar Investment Conference. The audience is mostly financial advisers and money management pros, experts who in many cases are worried more about the latest trend than about the basics that make for investment success. But if an average investor went to Chicago last week and listened carefully, he would have come away with five big lessons that seemed to come up in session after session. Since my job is to make that trip on your behalf, here are the most common points in my notes on the event.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2000
Baltimore Convention Center officials offered little explanation why an exhibit hall flooded yesterday afternoon, forcing about 500 visitors and exhibitors to flee brackish water spreading across the floor. Security guards placed chains and padlocks around the doors of the African-American Art Expo after water covered the floor and artists piled their paintings and posters on tables to protect them from the inch-deep water. Convention Center staff refused to answer questions about the flooding.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2002
At Pratt and President streets is a vacant parking lot with faint traces of white and clumps of grass breaking through cracks in the blacktop. But to George L. Russell Jr., the land represents so much more. It is there where children will understand that there need be no insurmountable obstacles to success. It is there they will learn of a Baltimore youth who became a millionaire, a child from Howard County who grew up to become the first African-American scientist, and a youngster from Detroit's ghettos who became a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
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September 21, 1999
Be a 4kids DetectiveWhen you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/How many categories of games does Zeeks offer?How many years has Central Park been in the works? (Go to http:// www.centralparknyc.org/ to find out.)On what day did President Nixon meet Elvis Presley?FEELING ZEEKY?It's wacky, busy, colorful and hyperfun. It's ZEEKS.com, everything you could want in a kid's site for having fun on the Web. Type in http://www. zeeks.com and join in with the zeeks club of cool computer kids.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | May 4, 1997
The mystery beneath the Columbus Center's big white tent roof on Pratt Street began coming unraveled at last yesterday as about 1,200 visitors descended on the high-tech Hall of Exploration for its public grand opening.They stepped inside the gigantic rockfish and felt the wind whisk in the "immersion theater," simulating the senses of a shark hunting deep-sea prey. They poked at the spongy orange skin before journeying into a walk-through cell 3 million times its human size. They manipulated DNA in test tubes, used bacteria extracts to clean oil from feathers and tested Inner Harbor water for pollutants.
NEWS
July 27, 2001
TOMORROW - "Family Fun" Day Times TBA *Racing Pigs 8:30 a.m.-noon Indoor exhibit entry and judging 9 a.m. Breeding swine, breeding sheep and breeding beef heifers shows 9 a.m. Rockets displayed 9 a.m. Wildlife display open 10 a.m. Llama and alpaca shows - dairy ring 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Petting barn open 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Raffle/information booth open 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Antique tractor display 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mobile ag science lab open 11 a.m.- 7:30...
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April 8, 1995
HILLARY Clinton's session with the women of a rural village in Bangladesh earlier this week called to mind a conversation with a visiting Nepalese journalist several years ago.During her South Asia trip, Mrs. Clinton asked the Bangladeshi women about their lives, after which they asked whether they could, in turn, question the First Lady about hers."
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1996
The Columbus Center has called a halt to construction of the building's public displays while it scrambles to come up with the $5 million needed to complete the work, pushing back the exhibit's much-anticipated summer opening at least until fall.The Hall of Exploration, containing attractions ranging from interactive computer systems to a walk-through cell, is the final stage of the $160 million facility at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The Center for Marine Biotechnology, which houses 126 research scientists and support staff in state-of-the-art laboratories, opened 11 months ago; the Science and Technology Education Center, which offers hands-on activities for students, opened in the fall.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | February 24, 1993
When the American Health Care Association sought a site for a convention in October 1995, its first choice was Baltimore.But when planners contacted Baltimore's Convention Bureau last year to reserve space, they were told the building was already booked.As a result, the association took its business elsewhere, and Maryland lost a meeting that officials estimate would have injected $2.7 million into the economy.Preventing losses like that is a major reason why state officials want to expand Baltimore's 13-year-old Convention Center.
NEWS
July 27, 2001
TOMORROW - "Family Fun" Day Times TBA *Racing Pigs 8:30 a.m.-noon Indoor exhibit entry and judging 9 a.m. Breeding swine, breeding sheep and breeding beef heifers shows 9 a.m. Rockets displayed 9 a.m. Wildlife display open 10 a.m. Llama and alpaca shows - dairy ring 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Petting barn open 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Raffle/information booth open 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Antique tractor display 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mobile ag science lab open 11 a.m.- 7:30...
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2000
Baltimore Convention Center officials offered little explanation why an exhibit hall flooded yesterday afternoon, forcing about 500 visitors and exhibitors to flee brackish water spreading across the floor. Security guards placed chains and padlocks around the doors of the African-American Art Expo after water covered the floor and artists piled their paintings and posters on tables to protect them from the inch-deep water. Convention Center staff refused to answer questions about the flooding.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1999
Visitors will be able to stroll along the Inner Harbor, climb into a 300,000-gallon oil tank transformed into a movie theater and watch films about Baltimore's grimy but glorious history as an industrial powerhouse.When the lights turn on, they'll step outside onto a new 500-foot-long pier and tour a World War II Liberty ship, the John W. Brown, built during the city's halcyon days as one of the mightiest shipbuilding centers in the world.The Baltimore Museum of Industry and a nonprofit group that maintains the 57-year-old ship unveiled plans yesterday to double the museum's size by converting three enormous oil tanks into an exhibit hall and theater and building a new home for the historic ship.
FEATURES
September 21, 1999
Be a 4kids DetectiveWhen you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/How many categories of games does Zeeks offer?How many years has Central Park been in the works? (Go to http:// www.centralparknyc.org/ to find out.)On what day did President Nixon meet Elvis Presley?FEELING ZEEKY?It's wacky, busy, colorful and hyperfun. It's ZEEKS.com, everything you could want in a kid's site for having fun on the Web. Type in http://www. zeeks.com and join in with the zeeks club of cool computer kids.
NEWS
By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | August 26, 1999
For centuries, ceramic artists have told stories through clay. They have passed on their love of working with clay to their students, taking time to help mold the next generation of artists.A new exhibition of pottery, sculpture, wall pieces and decorative vessels by today's clay artists and their apprentices will open Monday at the Howard County Board of Education's Exhibition Hall.The show, "Teaching & Talking Through the Clay: Artist-Teachers & Their Students," is a partnership between the Board of Education's visual arts department and Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit ceramic art center in Mount Washington.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1998
The Columbus Center's Hall of Exploration was packed yesterday -- not with people wanting to see its exhibits, which have been closed for nearly a year, but with bargain-hunters looking to buy them at a discount.The occasion was the public auction of assets of the insolvent Columbus Center Development Corp., the former nonprofit manager of the marine biotechnology facility in Baltimore's Inner Harbor that said in June it could not pay off its debts.About $140,000 was raised yesterday to pay off creditors of the Columbus Center, which a court-appointed receiver last week agreed to sell to the University System of Maryland.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1997
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke stood inside the gaping mouth of a gigantic striped bass at the Columbus Center's exhibit hall yesterday, then borrowed a line from his political ally in Washington, Bill Clinton."
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | August 1, 1994
The Columbus Center wins the award for the Inner Harbor's least understood $160 million project."What is it?" seems to be the most-asked question about the curious-looking building at Pratt Street and Market Place.But about a year from now visitors will be lining up for shows at the Horseshoe Crab Theatre. Or walking through the cavity of a huge rockfish that has nearly everything except the scent of a dead striped bass. Or learning some of the secrets of a living cell. Or walking along a concrete stairway shaped like a DNA strand.
NEWS
By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1997
In a move that raises questions about the financial viability of the Columbus Center, the Inner Harbor marine complex is closing its high-technology exhibit hall just seven months after it opened and is laying off 34 employees.Control of the $147 million marine science and exploration complex was shifted to a new three-member board representing the state, the city and the University of Maryland.The failure of the Hall of Exploration -- which will be closed indefinitely as of Monday -- is the most visible demise of an Inner Harbor tourist attraction since the flops of the Fishmarket entertainment complex and the Six Flags amusement center in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1997
The financially troubled Columbus Center has restructured its board and is expected to make a major announcement today concerning the future of its exhibition hall, center officials said last night.The board met behind closed doors last night to discuss the fate of the $10 million Hall of Exploration, which has failed to attract the number of visitors anticipated when it opened with fanfare in April.Paula Dozier, a Columbus Center spokeswoman, said the board was restructured last night to allow a three-member panel representing the entities with a financial stake in the center -- Baltimore, the state and the University of Maryland -- to take immediate action to address the center's problems.
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