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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | August 2, 1991
EMMITSBURG -- We are ready for the worst. People who had been through it before said it would be tough. Grueling. We smile, innocently. And after the first session of Wes Unseld's/Gatorade Fantasy Camp, we pooh-pooh, "Piece of cake!"THE ORDEAL: The 35 campers -- 33 men and two women -- ardivided into four teams as Unseld, the Washington Bullets coach, thanks all for signing up, explaining, "I have to thank you, because I don't have any idea why anybody would want to do this."No sooner is the welcoming address over when we are stretching and knocking off two laps around Knott Arena on the Mount St. Mary's campus.
By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | March 6, 1992
The Rev. Berkley Ford showed up at the parish hall in uniform -- an Orioles uniform.He figured wearing his Fantasy Camp 1991 uniform was only appropriate: He and dozens of other fans gathered in Elkridge recently to divvy up their group-owned Orioles season tickets.Unable to afford a full season alone, thousands of fans each year share ticket plans, joining forces to purchase subscriptions -- 81-game, 29-game and 13-game plans are sold -- from the Orioles, then subdividing the tickets among themselves.
By Jay Hancock | February 13, 2002
THEY DON'T gamble on currencies at Mercantile Bankshares. Sure, they know how. They would be extremely good at it, unlike Allfirst Financial, which just flushed $750 million into the Inner Harbor. But why trouble? For Mercantile, foreign exchange trading is a frivolous bother that would subtract more in risk and distracted management than it would add in prestige and profit. Mercantile makes enough money as a traditional bank to have to set up a George Soros fantasy camp in its basement.
By SYLVIA BADGER | January 12, 1991
It was celebration time at the Knights of Columbus in Perry Hall last week when more than 60 people gathered to roast their good friend George Stover, an award-winning news photographer for WMAR-TV. Stover's friends celebrated his 40th in style -- story-telling style.Susan White Bowden told funny stories about the birthday boy, including the time she had to interview Rock Hudson. She was mooning over Hudson's good looks and Hudson only had eyes for George!Good-natured teasing also came from Jack Bowden, Sandy and Tony Pagnotti, Toba and Andy Barth, Elaine and Jack Dawson and WPOC's evening deejay Diane Lyn.Others at the party were Sheila and Craig Silverstein, she's with WPOC and he's a lumber company exec; Norm Vogel, Channel 13 cameraman; Harold Glaser, attorney; and Channel 2's Mark Vernarelli.
By LAURA CHARLES | January 20, 1991
THE O'S ZONE: Rock singer and avid Orioles fan Joan Jett is one of the participants in the Orioles Fantasy Camp 1991, which gets into full swing next Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.About 100 fans will play with such pros as Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, former manager Earl Weaver and former O's such as Boog Powell and Al "the Bee" Bumbry.We hear Miss Jett is a left-handed hitter who's said to have a lot of pop in her bat. Probably good on base as well.OUR HALL OF FAMER spy Jim Palmer reports from sunny Florida that some people will do just about anything for a, er, bagel.
By Scott Timberg | March 13, 1994
We imagine our writers flamboyant aesthetes, subterranean bohemians, rough-hewn men of the people, surly hermits. But many of our finest writers have been more bourgeois than bohemian.Physicians and insurance executives have contributed more to American literature than most are prepared to admit. With "The Palace Thief," Ethan Canin -- the 33-year-old graduate of Harvard Medical School now doing his medical residency in California -- confirms his place as a short-story writer with few parallels on the contemporary scene.
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1996
Happy 187th, Mr. Lincoln.* "The American Experience" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "The Wright Stuff" is a quiet look at Wilbur and Orville Wright, who took time from their jobs making bicycles to invent the airplane. Not the best or most enthralling "American Experience," it's still interesting stuff. PBS.* "Partners" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In a sweeps week coup that can't be making NBC happy, Jennifer Aniston of "Friends" shows up as a new girlfriend who asks Bob (Jon Cryer)
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2010
"I'm so happy my husband doesn't know who I am," Carolyn Williams said. No, she's not a misbehaving housewife on some tacky TV show. Williams was attributing her fresh rush of cheer to her participation in the inaugural BSO Academy, which wrapped up an intensive week of activities for adult amateur musicians with a "donor appreciation concert" and party on Saturday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Nearly 50 people from around the region paid up to $1,650 for this new community outreach venture by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, a camp for grownups who wanted to take their musical interests to a different level.
By JOHN EISENBERG | March 10, 1994
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Most of the Orioles took the winter off. They worked on their golf swings. They bought new cars. They did whatever it is that 25-year-olds do when they earn more than 25 schoolteachers put together and don't have to get up until noon.But what did Jack Voigt, the hardest-working man in show business, do on his winter vacation?Played ball. Fought a batting slump. Got ripped in the papers. Worried about dodging election-related violence in Venezuela. Oh, and got shaken awake one night by an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale.
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