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By Greg Morago and Greg Morago,Hartford Courant | January 11, 2004
Upgrade. The word is like music to my ears. I live for the business-class bump-up, the better-positioned table, the superior room. Especially the suite talk. But just how does one upgrade from basic digs to deluxe? It's not science. There are practical and logical forces at work when it comes to getting a better room in a hotel. Here is some of what I learned about how to turn your three-star accommodations into five-star memories: * Never accept less than good. Let's say you walk into a hotel room and the air conditioning is broken or the TV's not working or your view is of an air shaft.
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April 24, 2014
Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •AARP Driver Safety Course. May 19, 10 a.m. Review current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle safely in today's environment. Register by May 12. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. •Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. $20 group setting.
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November 24, 1994
POLICE LOG* Pasadena: The Sunset Tanning Salon, the Sunset Nail Salon and the Sunset Styling Salon in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road were broken into and ransacked Monday night. Money was taken from the front desk of the tanning salon.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
OXFORD, OHIO -- John and Jim Harbaugh are teaming up to orchestrate what they believe is another first. The head coaching brothers have scheduled joint practices between John's Ravens and Jim's San Francisco 49ers following the matchup between the two teams in Week One of the preseason on Thursday, Aug. 7 at M&T Bank Stadium. While more and more NFL teams are engaging in joint practices during training camp - the Ravens have not done it in recent seasons - those workouts typically occur in the days before the teams play in the preseason.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 29, 1999
TRENTON, N.J. -- In an effort to catch drug smugglers who travel through Newark International Airport, New Jersey state police have quietly enlisted workers at dozens of motels to tip them off about guests who pay for rooms in cash, receive a flurry of telephone calls or, in some cases, simply speak Spanish, according to people who have participated in the program.The Hotel-Motel Program, operated from the state police special projects unit since the early 1990s, has recruited managers and employees at an undisclosed number of places to act as informers in their anti-drug initiative.
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May 24, 2011
Flea Market — Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Center. Vendor space is available for $15. Registration forms can be obtained at the Front Desk. For more info call 410-887-5338. The 11th Perry Hall Concert Series — the Baltimore Symphonic Band will kick off the series on Sunday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. Cash Bingo — Knights of Columbus Council 11615, June 4, 6 p.m., Church of the Annunciation Parish Hall, 5212 McCormick Ave., Rosedale.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 30, 1996
People involved in car accidents in Baltimore now can get copies of police reports within a week by visiting district station houses, a change that speeds a frustrating process that used to take four to eight weeks."
FEATURES
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | October 9, 1992
The Holiday Inn at the Inner Harbor in the 300 block of West Lombard Street, is featured tonight in a "20/20" investigative report about lax security practices at hotels across the country that leave travelers, especially women alone, vulnerable to criminals.In the episode, ABC producer Allan Maraynes walks up to the hotel's front desk, claims he has lost his key and, without being asked his name or for identification, receives a key to a room that a female colleague had checked into earlier in the day. The ABC crew also interviewed two women who said they had been raped several years ago, while staying at the hotel.
FEATURES
June 7, 2005
In the News Crowe appears to be unwired by broken phone Russell Crowe was arrested for allegedly throwing a telephone at the concierge at the Mercer Hotel in the SoHo section of Manhattan yesterday. Crowe, 41, was arraigned on charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon - the telephone - before Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Martin Murphy then released on his own recognizance; a court date of Sept. 14 was set. The assault charge is punishable by seven years in prison.
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By CHRIS YAKAITIS and CHRIS YAKAITIS,SUN REPORTER | June 27, 2006
An 80-year-old resident of a seniors' high-rise in Bolton Hill was charged with shooting and killing an 86-year-old desk clerk yesterday morning, Baltimore police said, after the clerk apparently refused to allow the suspect's granddaughter to board an elevator without a visitor's pass. "Shocking is not the word," said the Rev. Henry Sanders, an 81-year-old resident of Memorial Apartments on McMechen Street. "The word is astounding." Both the victim and the suspect lived on the 12th floor.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
FLORENCE, S.C. - It had been less than a day since Carol Grause ended a multi-state hunt for a man accused of a Baltimore County slaying and his 11-year-old daughter, but she was reluctant to take any credit. The trim, 53-year-old woman, who wore a silver cross embellished with small diamonds around her neck, said she believes God orchestrated Caitlyn Virts' rescue. "I am not the hero; the hero is those who started prayers for that girl," Grause said early Saturday afternoon.
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January 16, 2014
Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acupuncture. Thursdays, 9 a.m. $20 group setting. •Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a.m. $2 instructor fee at class each week. •Ask the Pharmacist. Last Monday of the month, 9 a.m. Call center to register. Free. •Back in the Game with Dr. Michael Murray.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
A fire on Monday damaged a West Ocean City hotel but resulted in no significant injuries. Ocean City Fire Department, along with the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, responded to The Bedtime Inn & Suites at 12534 Ocean Gateway about 12:30 p.m. to find black smoke coming from the single-story hotel. Officials said the fire was contained to one of the hotel's units and was quickly extinguished. Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office said the affected hotel room was unit 143. The fire marshal is investigating the blaze but has not determined the cause or an amount of damage.
NEWS
February 24, 2012
This is the third installment of the fourth Grammarnoir serial. The final installment will be posted on National Grammar Day, March 4, a Sunday, because grammar never takes the day off. You can read Part 1, "A Belle in the Night," here . Part 2, "The Mission," is here.   Part 3: The belly of the beast The Greyhound bus nosed through a darkened landscape as flat and barren as a corporate vice president's conscience.
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By Shelley Silwick, Write2shell@yahoo.com | February 21, 2012
Just in time forSt. Patrick's Day, a bit of Erin treasure sparkles like a rainbow right in our own, soon to be green, community back yard. The Emerald Isle Club, founded in 1956, meets once a month in Parkville and keeps the Irish heritage alive to pass on to future generations. In finding more details about this club, it was a pleasure speaking to a true Irish gem, Norah Kalkman, of Towson. A club member since 1966, Norah embraced the group like a pot of gold when she came over from County Mayo in western Ireland.
NEWS
September 16, 2011
Medicare Free sessions on annual enrollment for the Medicare Part D prescription program will be held at the county's senior activity centers through Oct. 13. The approximately hour-long sessions take place: •Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday. •Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. (This session will be conducted in Korean.) •Pasadena Senior Activity Center, 4103 Mountain Road, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
A fire on Monday damaged a West Ocean City hotel but resulted in no significant injuries. Ocean City Fire Department, along with the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company, responded to The Bedtime Inn & Suites at 12534 Ocean Gateway about 12:30 p.m. to find black smoke coming from the single-story hotel. Officials said the fire was contained to one of the hotel's units and was quickly extinguished. Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office said the affected hotel room was unit 143. The fire marshal is investigating the blaze but has not determined the cause or an amount of damage.
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By Shelley Silwick, Write2shell@yahoo.com | February 21, 2012
Just in time forSt. Patrick's Day, a bit of Erin treasure sparkles like a rainbow right in our own, soon to be green, community back yard. The Emerald Isle Club, founded in 1956, meets once a month in Parkville and keeps the Irish heritage alive to pass on to future generations. In finding more details about this club, it was a pleasure speaking to a true Irish gem, Norah Kalkman, of Towson. A club member since 1966, Norah embraced the group like a pot of gold when she came over from County Mayo in western Ireland.
EXPLORE
July 6, 2011
The West Laurel Wahoos have been having a terrific swim season. They started off the swim season with a big win defeating Whitehall. Since then, they have had two very narrow losses. Despite the losses, Wahoos have had some spectacular swims with double and triple wins by Max Bagileo, Danielle Calabrese, Olivia Petrusky, Lee Friedman, Eric Brothman, Cara Samson, Billy Rosenberg and Jessica Sweitzer. If you happen to drive by the West Laurel Swim Club on a Saturday morning when they are having a swim meet, you will see a full parking lot and parked cars overflowing onto Brooklyn Bridge Road.
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