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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | November 24, 1994
American Trans Air, a small Indianapolis-based carrier, will begin nonstop service from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Los Angeles starting in mid-December.During off-peak times, the airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $99 to Fort Lauderdale and $169 to Los Angeles, and round-trip for double the fare. Typical of a growing number of discount flights at BWI, the ATA flights do not have advance purchase or minimum stay requirements.The airline is the latest in a series of low-cost carriers that have launched discount service at BWI since Southwest Airlines spearheaded the trend more than a year ago.The six-day-a-week service to Fort Lauderdale will operate seasonally from Dec. 16 to April 30. The daily flight to Los %J Angeles will operate six days a week from Dec. 18 to Jan. 7 and less frequently after that.
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July 11, 2012
Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways announced Wednesday that they will add as many as four daily nonstop flights between BWI Marshall Airport and Fort Lauderdale, beginning Sept. 6. The additional flights mean the merged airlines will be running up to 10 daily round trips between the two cities. The new flights will be offered through the end of Southwest's published schedule on Feb. 13. As a promotion, AirTran is offering fares as low as $59 one-way on many flights between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Fort Lauderdale between Sept.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | May 23, 2008
Almost two months after the Orioles expected to gain approval to begin construction of a new spring training complex in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., they appear to be drawing closer to a resolution. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman confirmed this week that officials are reviewing documents submitted by the city of Fort Lauderdale, which could be the final step in making a decision. The Orioles want to tear down and rebuild 48-year-old Fort Lauderdale Stadium, which has served as their spring home since 1996, but they need the FAA's consent because it sits on airport property.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
For the second time in 24 hours, an airline has announced its arrival at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will start twice-daily nonstop service Sept. 6 from BWI to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and daily nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth. The flights start at $77 round trip to Fort Lauderdale and $88 round trip to Dallas. Spirit is relocating its operations from Washington's Reagan National Airport to become the ninth domestic carrier to serve BWI. Southwest and AirTran are responsible for about 70 percent of the airport's traffic.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 13, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Deep in the bowels of th Broward County Governmental Center, there's a copy machine that turns itself on and spews paper as if possessed. There are computer screens that convulse and black out. And the electric typewriter in the corner clacks away -- even though it's unplugged.Poltergeists? Haunted microchips?"We've got a serious problem here, but we have no idea what's causing it," said Sue Baldwin, a records controller. "So far, we don't think it has any supernatural origins."
FEATURES
By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | January 22, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- This town has a science museum and a beautiful new beach. But it has become too stodgy of late and needs an infusion of college students.So say entrepreneurs who are inviting thousands of Spring Breakers back to Fort Lauderdale."Now most of the strong anti-Spring Break opponents have been removed from office," said a letter from Concierge Consultants, the group that organized the movement. "The majority of businesses and residents of Broward want Spring Breakers back."
SPORTS
By JEFF ZREBIEC | February 16, 2007
An excited bunch of Orioles filed out of the Fort Lauderdale Stadium clubhouse yesterday for the first workout of spring. They were greeted by about 20 fans ... and a nice, stiff wind. It was cold enough that several Orioles, including some who had trouble getting to Florida because of snow and ice on the East Coast, scurried back to the clubhouse to grab a sweat shirt or a jacket. "It's all relative," manager Sam Perlozzo said. "If I called up north right now and complained, I don't think I'd get any sympathy.
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By Beth Dunlop and Beth Dunlop,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 5, 1993
No beach, not even Malibu or Waikiki, is more celebrated in popular lore. College students, on the screen and off, romped on Fort Lauderdale beach, the place "where the boys are." Travis Magee, the fictional detective, lived there aboard a boat at Bahia Mar.Yet over the years, Fort Lauderdale beach flourished and fell, its famous Strip becoming a seedy string of T-shirt shops and bars. Roadways congested, sidewalks littered, the sand smelling of old beer and coconut oil, the beach was held hostage by young revelers -- Spring Break year round.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1997
The Orioles and West Palm Beach, Fla., city officials have held preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of constructing a million spring-training facility that could host the club as soon as 1999, according to city and team officials.Having just lost two major-league teams as spring tenants, one to Orlando and the other to surrounding Palm Beach County, the city envisions a 10,000-seat facility located on a 100-acre site that once served as a dump site.The Orioles represent a natural and attractive tenant as they continue to encounter halting progress in talks with Fort Lauderdale over renovations to aging Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 5, 2005
Sammy Sosa homered in his first exhibition game with the Orioles, but the Florida Marlins scored twice off reliever Rick Bauer in the sixth inning and took a 3-1 victory. Left-hander Erik Bedard blanked the Marlins on one hit over three innings, but Bauer allowed two runs and six hits in three innings. Dave Borkowski gave up a run in the eighth. Mike Lowell's single off Bauer broke a scoreless tie in the sixth. The Orioles put the tying runs on base with two outs in the ninth before Walter Young flied to right.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2011
Beginning next summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will host Condor Airlines, a German carrier offering service to continental Europe and adding some needed heft to the airport's "international" stock. Condor will provide twice-weekly service to Frankfurt, a major international hub that offers connections to cities throughout Europe and Asia. The seasonal flights begin July 2 and are available now for booking. Jens Boyd, head of revenue management at Condor, recently talked to The Baltimore Sun about Baltimore, German beer and why Frankfurt is the perfect city for a layover.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2011
When 69-year-old William E. Bozman Sr. awoke with a gun pointed at his head, then fatally shot the intruder dead inside his Perry Hall home last year, it appeared he had put an end to a violent home invasion. But Baltimore County police concluded that the 2008 attack on the towing company owner was not random. This week, authorities charged Bozman's son with setting up the robbery at his father's home on Chapel Road. The twist adds a new dimension to the case, but a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department said he had no new information to add and could not describe how homicide detectives linked the man who was killed to the victim's son. William E. Bozman Jr., 44, was arrested Tuesday on a fugitive warrant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and is being held without bail pending extradition to Maryland to face charges that include conspiracy to commit armed robbery, burglary, assault and using a handgun in the commission of a violent crime.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2010
Janet Marie Smith was instrumental in the design of Camden Yards. She oversaw the improvements at Fenway Park in Boston and figured prominently in the transformation of Centennial Olympic Stadium into Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves. But her latest challenge — the $31.2 million renovation of the Orioles' spring training home at Ed Smith Stadium and Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota — has broken new ground for the renowned architect and urban planner. "It's the first time in our career we are ordering steel the same day we are ordering concession equipment," said Smith, the Orioles' vice president of planning and development.
TRAVEL
November 22, 2009
Winterfest Boat Parade takes place Dec.12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with as many as 100 decorated yachts cruising the Intracoastal Waterway. $153 AirTran Fort Lauderdale $157 Southwest Fort Lauderdale $179 Delta Fort Lauderdale Restricted round-trip fees as researched online Wednesday, the day the Travel section goes to...
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | May 29, 2009
Reliever Chris Ray, who appeared to be the Orioles' closer-in-waiting at the start of the season, was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday after two rough months. Ray was 0-1 with a 9.39 ERA in 17 games, allowing 16 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings. He had been pulled from his late-inning role and was used sparingly in the past few weeks, pitching just five times since May 9. "He needs to work in an environment that is going to give him an opportunity to succeed and work on his delivery and repeat it," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | April 1, 2009
STILL FIGHTING With the Orioles apparently set on going with 13 pitchers and just 12 position players, reserve infielder Chris Gomez appears to be the odd man out for the Opening Day roster. But he made a late case for inclusion Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., going 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored and playing steady defense at shortstop. Gomez got off to a horrible start at the plate this spring, managing just one hit in his first 18 at-bats. That's the reason his average was at .200 after a three-hit day. PENN NOT MIGHTY Hayden Penn gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings in what was cast by manager Dave Trembley as a make-or-break outing.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Jason LaCanfora and Buster Olney and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | August 26, 1996
The Orioles will return to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for spring training next year, vice chairman of finance Joe Foss said yesterday, but club officials will continue trying to find a permanent site where the major- and minor-league players can train together."
FEATURES
By Daniel M. Amdur and Daniel M. Amdur,Contributing Writer | March 12, 1993
Anyone over 30 stepping onto a Florida beach this month, beware. You are about to feel very, very old.Out there on the hot sand are thousands of youthful bronzed bodies, basking in the UV rays as the smell of sun block and stale beer hangs heavy in the air.It's spring break again -- that rite of passage for the college generation where sun is king, booze is bountiful and the only rule is to try to avoid the rules.This year more than 1 million revelers will descend on Florida and the Caribbean, driven by the simple urge to kick back and relax in a warm, Southern clime.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,peter.schmuck@baltsun.com | March 30, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Koji Uehara was pretty proud of himself yesterday. "I pitched a perfect game," he said with a smile. In reality, Uehara pitched a perfect inning before the clouds opened up and delayed Sunday's exhibition game against the New York Mets at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. He struck out the first two batters he faced and got center fielder Jeremy Reed to ground out to second, and the infield was under water before the Orioles could get through the bottom of the inning. The game was delayed for about 80 minutes, so Uehara went to the covered bullpen area next to the back fields and simulated four more innings of work, throwing a total of 76 pitches.
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