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August 2, 2011
I have no objection to the numbers of people who enjoy the local ritual of tubing on the Gunpowder River. ("Tubing tiff," July 31). I experienced it years ago, and it is a wonderful way to spend a lazy summer afternoon. My wish is that the tubers leave the landscape exactly the way they found it. Many people leave their cans or food wrappers behind, marring the otherwise breathtaking landscape along the Gunpowder. How tough would it be to take along a bag in which to put trash?
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
Take the classic film "Sunset Boulevard," slip in the witty "Guy Noir" feature from "Prairie Home Companion," and toss the whole mix into a swimming pool, and you might end up with something like "Mobtown Murder Mystery" — the latest production by Fluid Movement, one of Baltimore's zaniest organizers of performance art. "I'm a film noir nerd," said Valarie Perez-Schere, a founding member of Fluid Movement who helped organize the new show....
NEWS
By The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
Two women have been arrested and charged with murder after their 71-year-old housemate's body was found in the Choptank River, Maryland State Police said Tuesday. Charlene R. Weddle and Mary S. Chider have been charged with murder and assault after the body of Louis R. Nichols was found in the Choptank River. State police identified Weddle as the daughter of Nichols' deceased spouse and said all three lived together in the 300 block of S. Fourth St. in Denton. Nichols was last seen alive around 10 p.m. Saturday, when he left a friend's home in Ridgely.
NEWS
July 13, 2011
She's back. Just 17 months after being forced into political exile after she resigned from the mayor's office in disgrace, Sheila Dixon is quietly advising candidates in this year's election and floating the idea of a political comeback in 2015, The Sun's Julie Scharper reports. The subtext is that Ms. Dixon did a lot of good as mayor (which is true) and that what she did to get in trouble wasn't really that bad. Baltimore needs to nip that narrative in the bud, and the effort should start with the three mayoral candidates who are playing political footsie with her. Just to review, Ms. Dixon was convicted by a jury of her peers of stealing about $500 in gift cards that she had solicited from developers for the purpose of donating them to poor families at Christmas.
HEALTH
By Susan Reimer | June 23, 2011
If you can bear the pun, these breast cancer survivors are all in the same boat. And they are paddling as if their lives depended on it. Cheryl Brower, three years out from being diagnosed with cancer, has organized a group of women with breast cancer from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington to take up the oars of a huge dragon boat. The women will be competing in Saturday's dragon boat races at Tide Point Waterfront Park near the Domino's Sugar plant. "It is the best team sport ever invented, and I've been in team sports all my life," said Brower, an Ellicott City attorney and mother of four who has competed in dragon boat races internationally.
NEWS
By Alli Harper | June 19, 2011
My dad spoke Kid — even Adult Kid. He knew that in challenging times, an "I'll be OK" from my brother or me really meant, "Stick with me. " Even when unsure of exactly what to do, he would just show up. I do not mean he would move in or plant on our couch — I mean that he would help us come up with a game plan, and then call every three hours even if just to say, "I love you. " In Kid, these calls translated into: "You are not alone. " He practiced the gospel of the "FUNdamentals," as he wrote the term he preached from our first lacrosse toss in the backyard and through his team dad years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
The Tiki Barge , the legally waterlogged Inner Harbor party barge, will stay afloat in July after all. The liquor board Thursday "formally reconsidered" its April 28 decision that would have suspended its liquor license for the month of July. The Tiki Barge has paid a $3,000 fine in lieu of a 14-day suspension under an agreement between the owners and some of its neighbors. The board had suspended its liquor license after saying patrons disturbed the peace and the bar's counsel gave misleading statements.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2011
A male body was found Wednesday afternoon in the Inner Harbor, near the Spirit of Baltimore cruise ship, officials said. Someone called 911 after the body was observed floating near the Light Street pavilion at about 5 p.m., fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said. It was unclear how long the body had been in the water, but Cartwrihgt said it appeared to be in a state of decomposition. The race and age were unclear. He said the body was in possession of the Police Department and will be sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine an identity.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2011
The liquor board Thursday suspended Tiki Barge's license for the month of July — peak season for the floating South Baltimore bar — for disturbing the peace and misleading statements from the bar's lawyer, according to liquor board chairman Stephan Fogleman. Since Tiki Barge shares a liquor license with Sorso Cafe and the restaurant Tabrizi's, all three businesses will not be able to serve alcohol for 30 days, pending an appeal. "When one goes, they're all affected," Fogleman said.
NEWS
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2011
When the Tiki Barge opened early last summer, crowds flocked to the new club, soaking in the novelty of a pool party on the Patapsco. Yet for Tiki Barge's neighbors in high-priced condos like HarborView and the Ritz Carlton, the novelty quickly became a nuisance. They say the bar is more "Jersey Shore" than Inner Harbor. They complain about the noise, the public urination and frat-party-like antics that include the highjacking of a Harborview Marina golf cart and driving it onto Key Highway.
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