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August 7, 2013
I would like to thank the generous lady at the Laurel Regional Hospital. On Saturday, June 29, my daughter was in the hospital and desperately wanted to watch television. The cafeteria and gift shop were closed and I needed exact change ($8) to insert in the machine to get a card for TV in the room. I was at the front desk asking everyone if they had change. A visitor gave me $8 and I gave her a $20 bill. While I was inserting the money in the machine she slipped the $20 in my bag. She was too generous and I don't know how to thank her. Betty Frizzell Laurel
April 26, 2005
Luril D. Greene-Curtis, a hotel worker, died of a heart attack Thursday at Maryland General Hospital. The East Baltimore resident was 38. Born Luril D. Greene in Baltimore, she was raised on East Preston Street. After graduating in 1984 from the Institute of Notre Dame, she took at job with the FBI in Washington. In 1993, she became a hotel concierge at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore. She later held a job in human resources at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel and since last year had been working the front desk at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. Mrs. Greene-Curtis enjoyed dancing, cooking and entertaining.
July 12, 2003
John Henry Musterman III, a telephone lines supervisor, died of heart failure July 5 at Ruxton Manor Care. The Timonium resident was 93. Born in Annapolis, he was a 1928 graduate of Annapolis High School and earned a diploma at the Bliss Electrical School in Washington. He joined AT&T in Baltimore about 60 years ago and became a supervisor. He remained there 40 years. He then ran the front desk at Easter's Lock and Key Service until about 10 years ago. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of Maryland and Ascension Lutheran Church.
By Jean Block Bessmer | June 11, 1998
LAST Saturday night in Baltimore I slept with a couple I'd never met before. Well, it's a long story that came about because of the shortage of hotel rooms in the area.I had arrived in the city early in the evening to enjoy dinner with friends. Before we knew it time had flown. It was 3 a.m. -- too late for me to drive back to Rockville alone. So I began calling local hotels, searching for a room for the night.It quickly became clear to me that I would not find a room -- even the Hunt Valley Inn, 18 miles from downtown, didn't have a room.
By JEAN MARBELLA | April 1, 2008
Lynn Shiner heard the news as she drifted off to sleep Sunday night, and when she awoke yesterday morning, she thought maybe she had dreamed it. A few taps on the keyboard, though, confirmed that the crime, however nightmarish, was no dream. Three children killed in a Baltimore hotel room, allegedly by their father, who had been engaged in a pitched custody battle with his estranged wife. "I see a judge denied her request," Shiner said, referring to a petition for a protective order that the children's mother, Amy Castillo, had filed against their father a couple of years ago after this threat: "He ... did tell me that the worst thing he could do to me would be to kill the children and not me so I could live without them."
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2004
In an unusual move, two Howard County Circuit Court judges presided yesterday over the sentencing of an Ellicott City man who was convicted for his role in the April armed robbery of the Columbia Hilton Inn. The two-judge sentencing resulted because Judge James B. Dudley became ill with asthma after the first day of the jury trial last month and did not return to court, leaving Judge Diane O. Leasure to oversee the second and final day. "That's the...
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2010
At more than 2,100 miles long, the Appalachian Trail is a dream crusher for many a hiker who has envisioned a walk from Georgia to Maine in one season. Unrelenting summer weather, elevation changes and rugged terrain combine to trash all but the strongest mentally and physically prepared hikers. Only 25 percent finish what they started. Even the 41-mile piece that cuts through Maryland — the second-shortest segment of all the states and fairly flat by AT standards — can feel overwhelming.
By Mensah Dean and Mensah Dean,Staff Writer | August 19, 1992
With an aim toward ending the frustrating waits that often meet new guests, Marriott Corp. plans to introduce a service that would cut in half the time it takes to check into one of its hotels.The service, which has been in development for three years, is called "1st 10."It is "based on the premise that the first 10 minutes of a guest's hotel experience are the most important in setting the stage for a successful stay," the company said."1st 10" is a call-ahead reservation service for Marriott's customers.
July 14, 1995
For the second time in about a week, a man brandishing a large stick has robbed a motel along U.S. 50 in Arnold.County police said Suzanne McKee, 33, was at the front desk of the Howard Johnson Motel in the first block of Old Mill Bottom Road, when a man came in about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night and asked for a single room.Ms. McKee gave him a desk card to sign in. As the man filled out the card, he told Ms. McKee, "Now give me your money," and pulled out a large stick and held it to her neck, police said.
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1997
A Frederick County man plunged three stories to the atrium floor of an Annapolis hotel early yesterday, city police said.Warren Edward Haug, 46, of Walkersville was listed in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.Dennis W. Fox, a night auditor for the Governor Calvert House on State Circle, told police he was at the front desk shortly before 3 a.m. when he heard a loud thump and then heavy breathing coming from the atrium. He found Haug on the floor and noticed that the window to the man's room was open.
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