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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.
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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.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2011
Baltimore's Inner Harbor will get a third outdoor restaurant barge along Pier 4 by summer if the city's Board of Estimates approves the project at its meeting Wednesday. The Baltimore Development Corp. asked the spending board to amend a 1999 lease agreement to enable an affiliate of the Cordish Cos. to construct a "fixed or floating barge structure" between Inner Harbor Piers 3 and 4. The barge would be used for outdoor dining and entertainment, according to the BDC request posted online.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2010
Lawrence J. Thanner Jr. has lost a years-long battle with Baltimore County to have live music at his waterfront restaurant, but he says he'll take the fight to the Chesapeake Bay with a floating bandstand. "I'm preparing to bring a raft over soon," said Thanner, who owns the Dock of the Bay restaurant on Millers Island in the county's southeastern corner, which featured music outdoors this year and has been the subject of nuisance complaints from several neighbors. "I've got materials for it already.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2010
An influential group of Baltimore business and civic leaders coalesced Friday behind a proposal to build a new downtown arena that would be connected to an expanded Convention Center as part of a large redevelopment project on the Inner Harbor parcel that includes the Sheraton Hotel. The Greater Baltimore Committee said its board voted to study the plan. The project would replace the aging 1st Mariner Arena while adding convention space and renewing a dated wing of the Baltimore Convention Center on a site roughly bounded by Pratt, South Charles and Conway streets.
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