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August 3, 1993
Columbia Association honors workersThe Columbia Association has recognized the following employees for outstanding service:* Anne Cerfoy, program director, Before and After School Care;* Eric Colbert, heavy equipment operator, Open Space;* Bill Foley, head guard and instructor, Columbia Swim Center;* Nancy Kolb, front desk staff member, Columbia Athletic Club; and* Ted Nathurin, instructor, Supreme Sports Club.POLICE LOG* Town Center: Someone stole a horn, a JVC AM-FM stereo and $4 in change from a 1986 Nissan 200-SX between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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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.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2011
TripAdvisor has named Admiral Fell Inn , a lovely historic hotel in Fells Point, one of the Top 10 Haunted Hotels in America . Admiral Fell Inn was the only Maryland hotel to make the list of "rooms with a Boo!" TripAdvisor came up with the list by seeing which hotels had the greatest number of traveler comments referencing "ghosts" or "haunted" on TripAdvisor.com. That makes sense. Admiral Fell Inn is a Historic Hotel of America and dates to the 1700s. Plus, it's in Fells Point, which certainly has more than a few ghosts - enough for a cottage industry of sorts.
NEWS
By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | May 27, 1996
A 21-year-old New York man died Saturday night after he fell about 45 feet from a fourth-story balcony at an Ocean City motel, police said.Police said they believe Gerald J. Chiodo had been drinking when he started climbing from balcony to balcony along the top floor of the 52-room Americana Motor Inn about 9 p.m. The balconies are separated by about a foot, and police said they don't know how many Chiodo had straddled before he lost his grip and fell to...
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2010
Until recently, Antonnette Okunola was couch surfing with friends or sleeping in her car. She had lost her job and left her mother's home because of their strained relationship. She quickly became one of the hundreds of young adults in Baltimore who do not have a regular place to live. The 24-year-old woman works two part-time jobs now and last week moved into her own furnished apartment in Park Heights at Restoration Gardens, the first housing project in Maryland dedicated to homeless youths.
NEWS
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...
NEWS
June 18, 2007
Joseph Charles Shaney, a retired computer operator, died of a stroke June 11 at his Towson home. He was 64. Born in Baltimore and raised on Bradford Street in Highlandtown, he was a 1961 graduate of Patterson High School and then joined the Navy, serving as a cryptologist in the Pacific. After his military service, Mr. Shaney became a computer operator and worked at the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, American Smelting, Mrs. Filbert's foods and the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, from which he retired seven years ago. In retirement, Mr. Shaney worked two days a week at the front desk of the Penthouse Condominium in Towson, and at his death he was a member of the Walkable Towson Committee.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser | September 6, 1992
SEATTLE -- A visitor in this city, hearing story after story about the Nordstrom department store chain's service beyond the call of duty, decided to put it to the test.On a recent Saturday, he wandered through the downtown Nordstrom store, making small purchases in several departments on different floors.After making each purchase, he asked the salesperson to hold the merchandise behind the counter until he returned to pick it up Tuesday, telling them he preferred not to carry it around.
NEWS
By MARY GAIL HARE | October 19, 2006
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the attempted abduction of a 2-year-old boy from a motel in Joppa on Tuesday morning. April S. Craig, 21, of Middletown was registering at the front desk of the Super 8 Motel about 8:30 a.m. when a man began talking to her son. Within minutes, the boy had disappeared from the lobby. Craig quickly located the child holding the man's hand walking down a hallway toward a room. She grabbed her child as the man was unlocking the door to a room.
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