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By James Bock | October 23, 1990
A lottery claims clerk pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing two winning Pick Four tickets worth $7,500 and giving them to her boyfriend to cash.Carolyn L. Cooks, 44, of the 4700 block of Loch Raven Boulevard entered the plea in Baltimore Circuit Court. Sentencing was set for Dec. 10, according to the state attorney general's office.The tickets were bought in Prince George's County in the fall of 1989 and mailed to Baltimore for redemption. Cooks stole them, gave them to her boyfriend and later approved them for payment to two other members of the scheme, according to a prosecution statement of facts.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | September 24, 2009
Fans hoping to see Bruce Springsteen perform in Baltimore in November should be able to buy tickets online Friday for between $31 and $100. But don't blame Scott Culler for being skeptical. The 23-year-old securities analyst from Marriotsville, who'd never seen Springsteen live on stage, was thrilled when similar prices were announced for the May 18 concert at the Verizon Center in Washington. Culler tried to buy four tickets the moment they went on sale Feb 2. But the sale didn't go through.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | February 20, 1994
Early on the evening of May 9, 1992, Benjamin Orlando, a 47-year-old high school science teacher from Harford County, stood on the parking lot at Camden Yards and, much to the confusion of two city police officers, committed an honest act.Orlando had four tickets to that night's Orioles game that he couldn't use. The tickets cost $13 each, and he immediately sold them at face value -- a total of $52.This is known as Not Breaking the Law.But Orlando immediately...
SPORTS
By PETER BLAIR | December 23, 2005
Pro hockey Canadiens@Capitals Where -- MCI Center, Washington When -- Tonight, 7 What now? -- Washington, which has only two wins in its past 10 games and is in last place in the Eastern Conference, looks to find its footing for the first time this season against Montreal and goalie Jose Theodore. If you want to see a team that makes the Ravens look like winners, maybe this game is for you. Tickets are available on the team's Web site and start at $10, but families can purchase a Power Pack - which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips, four small sodas and four Caps hats - for just $86. Online -- washingtoncaps.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | June 16, 1992
Bill Floyd was first in line at the Orioles box office early yesterday morning, but the A-1 position didn't do him much good.Floyd had hoped to purchase four tickets to each of about a half-dozen weekend dates at the new stadium. Instead, he walked away with just one set. He'll be using them on the next available Sunday at the ballpark: Sept. 13."With the new ballpark, that's just the way it is," said Floyd, who accepted the chronic ticket shortage with a sense of humor. "We never bought tickets in advance for Memorial Stadium.
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By Bruce Reid, Meredith Schlow and Laura Lippman and Bruce Reid, Meredith Schlow and Laura Lippman,Evening Sun Staff | August 2, 1991
Oriole fans should be used to disappointment by now, but some of the team's most faithful fans were distressed this morning to find they had waited 20 hours for an obstructed view of the last game at Memorial Stadium.Within minutes of the ticket windows' opening at 9 a.m. today, buyers who left the stadium were complaining about obstructed-view seats. Others said they had gotten good, but lonely seats -- as the better seats seemed to be available only in singles."I've been here since 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon," said a bitter Rebecca Herndon, 28, of Baltimore, who was holding four obstructed-view tickets.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Staff Writer | December 27, 1992
Ten local nonprofit organizations received a total of $24,815 from the recent All-Baltimore concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.Each group that was part of the benefit received full value of the tickets it sold. A total of 2,243 tickets were sold by: Chesapeake AIDS Foundation Inc.; Friends of the Family; the Fund for Educational Excellence; Lois J. Wright Memorial Concert Series Inc.; Maryland Associates for Dyslexic Adults and Youth Inc.; Women's Housing Coalition; the League for the Handicapped; the Holocaust & War Victims Tracing & Information Center (American Red Cross)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2003
As another baseball opening day dawns, inquiring kids want to know. What's in it for me at Oriole Park, besides a ballgame, that is? Well, youngsters, there's the Kids' Corner, directly inside Gate C. It's open during every game and features the Bird Bounce, speed pitch, photo cutouts and a food stand that sells a "kid-size" pretzel for $2 and "megaphone" popcorn for $1. Want to bring Mom, Dad and baby brother to the ballpark with you? Families can purchase a MasterCard Grand Slam Ticket Pack for any Monday or Wednesday game (excluding opening day)
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | June 16, 1992
Bill Floyd was first in line at the Orioles box office early yesterday morning, but the A-1 position didn't do him much good.Floyd had hoped to purchase four tickets to each of about a half-dozen weekend dates at the new stadium. Instead, he walked away with just one set. He'll be using them on the next available Sunday at the ballpark: Sept. 13."With the new ballpark, that's just the way it is," said Floyd, who accepted the chronic ticket shortage with a sense of humor. "We never bought tickets in advance for Memorial Stadium.
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By Don Markus nHC PtB | October 4, 1991
Years from now, when Memorial Stadium is merely a memory and the new home of the Baltimore Orioles is no longer state-of-the-art, someone will tell you that he was there. For the last weekend on 33rd Street. For the last game. For the last pitch.What the fans might not tell you is that they didn't see much. Especially if they bought tickets from John Ruley."There's a lot of interest," Ruley said yesterday. "We have tons of partially obstructed seats. But nobody wants to sit in them."Ruley, a broker with Ticket Action of Silver Spring, said business has slowed quite a bit this week, as the good seats, going for anywhere from $45 to $65 apiece, were gobbled up. Tim Ryan, lTC who operates Ticket Finders in Greenbelt, said that he has sold box seats to Sunday's game for as much as $150 a pair.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2005
The decision late in 2003 to move the NCAA men's lacrosse championships from the Ravens' stadium to the Eagles' stadium in Philadelphia was met with mild skepticism, especially in Baltimore. The site selection committee appeared to have traded the sport's deep connections here for the sake of expansionism and some extra parking. "To put a positive spin on it, it's kind of cool for Baltimore to have a challenge now," Baltimore organizer Marty Schwartz said at the time. "I think we'll sell it out [in 2004]
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2003
As another baseball opening day dawns, inquiring kids want to know. What's in it for me at Oriole Park, besides a ballgame, that is? Well, youngsters, there's the Kids' Corner, directly inside Gate C. It's open during every game and features the Bird Bounce, speed pitch, photo cutouts and a food stand that sells a "kid-size" pretzel for $2 and "megaphone" popcorn for $1. Want to bring Mom, Dad and baby brother to the ballpark with you? Families can purchase a MasterCard Grand Slam Ticket Pack for any Monday or Wednesday game (excluding opening day)
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 2001
Eastern Europe has turned out string quartets the way Brazil has produced soccer players. One of the newest and best of them, the Czech Republic's Skampa Quartet, will appear under the aegis of Candlelight Concerts at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Smith Theatre on the campus of Howard Community College. The Skampa is one of the more exciting young string quartets on the international scene today. Founded in 1989 at the Prague Academy of Music, where one of the ensemble's teachers was Milan Skampa of the Smetana Quartet, the Skampa Quartet was recognized quickly for its excellence when the group won the 1990 Best Quartet at an international competition in Florence, Italy.
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By Dan Rodricks | August 20, 1999
THAT FEELING -- that ole, empty, August ennui -- settles over you like Saran Wrap at Camden Yards. Especially when the home team, 20 games out of first place, plays a team that's 21 games out of first place. And the home team hits no hits and scores no runs through four innings, then only two to win. And attendance is down by 10,000, an acre of empty seats in the upper deck. Those who come stare blankly into the arena. The vendors look desperate.And Cal's not in the game.And the $13 million-a-year slugger goes 0-for-3.
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By DAN RODRICKS | August 5, 1994
Three years ago, I presented a good idea (if I do say s myself) for the Power Plant, and none of the so-called tourism experts listened to me. Now, who knows? Maybe the PP will become office space for Alex. Brown. Maybe it won't. Too bad the chowderheads didn't listen to me. My concept could have become reality a year ago. We could have rolled this baby out and filled the place with paying customers. Instead, what do we have? A white elephant.Which gets me to my proposal.I say call the Power Plant what it is: The White Elephant.
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By DAN RODRICKS | July 15, 1994
Few things in my little black book of public outrages are as infuriating as Baltimore cops arresting people for scalping tickets at Orioles games. I don't buy it. The time and manpower put into the effort is a waste of this financially-crunched, crime-burdened city's resources, and if anyone in municipal government had any nerve they'd tell the Orioles to hire their own enforcers. Moreover, I figure it this way: If the Orioles can set ticket prices as they wish, so can fans. It's called free enterprise.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | August 5, 1994
Three years ago, I presented a good idea (if I do say s myself) for the Power Plant, and none of the so-called tourism experts listened to me. Now, who knows? Maybe the PP will become office space for Alex. Brown. Maybe it won't. Too bad the chowderheads didn't listen to me. My concept could have become reality a year ago. We could have rolled this baby out and filled the place with paying customers. Instead, what do we have? A white elephant.Which gets me to my proposal.I say call the Power Plant what it is: The White Elephant.
SPORTS
By PETER BLAIR | December 23, 2005
Pro hockey Canadiens@Capitals Where -- MCI Center, Washington When -- Tonight, 7 What now? -- Washington, which has only two wins in its past 10 games and is in last place in the Eastern Conference, looks to find its footing for the first time this season against Montreal and goalie Jose Theodore. If you want to see a team that makes the Ravens look like winners, maybe this game is for you. Tickets are available on the team's Web site and start at $10, but families can purchase a Power Pack - which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips, four small sodas and four Caps hats - for just $86. Online -- washingtoncaps.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | June 9, 1994
Before the Orioles game last Friday evening, four men socialized at a popular bar on South Calvert Street.By 7 o'clock, a half-hour before game time, they began to walk to Camden Yards."
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | February 20, 1994
Early on the evening of May 9, 1992, Benjamin Orlando, a 47-year-old high school science teacher from Harford County, stood on the parking lot at Camden Yards and, much to the confusion of two city police officers, committed an honest act.Orlando had four tickets to that night's Orioles game that he couldn't use. The tickets cost $13 each, and he immediately sold them at face value -- a total of $52.This is known as Not Breaking the Law.But Orlando immediately...
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