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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.
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 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.
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 Sloane Brown | September 24, 2000
Talk about your hot night -- and we don't mean the balmy evening temperatures -- to get a sellout crowd of 1,500 to fill the Living Classrooms Foundation campus. Feed them spicy treats from more than 40 area restaurants. Then let loose some jumpin' tunes from a boogie-woogie group and a zydeco band. The Living Classrooms annual fundraiser, "Maritime Magic," simply sizzled. Among this warm and friendly crowd: James Piper Bond, Living Classrooms president and CEO; Parker Rockefeller, senior vice president; Brian Billick, Ed Hale, Andy Obrecht, Michael Ott, Dick Pate and Alan Walden, Living Classrooms board members; Eileen Abato, event auction and restaurant chair; Linda Stewart, Baltimore Mentoring Partnership executive director; Mark Thoner, Lite 102 radio afternoon drive personality; Ted Rouse, Struever Bros.
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 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.
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.
April 17, 2004
Julia A. Duley, a homemaker and childcare provider, died Sunday of pneumonia at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 96. She was born Julia Atta Roberts in Baltimore and was raised in East Baltimore. She was a 1924 graduate of St. Paul's Commercial School and married John W. Duley in 1928. The couple lived in East Baltimore and later moved to Crossland Avenue in 1951. Mr. Duley, a Pennsylvania Railroad engineer, died in 1963. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Duley moved to Northeast Baltimore, where she lived with a sister.
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1996
Runners are invited to take part in a Central County Thanksgiving tradition and win some of their holiday supper at the eighth annual 5K Turkey Trot Nov. 26.The race will be at 11: 30 a.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's Siegert Field.First-place winners in six categories win turkeys. Runners-up take home apple pies. The first 70 entrants receive free T-shirts.Last year, about 70 runners and walkers competed. Broadneck High School soccer player Gretchen Oaksmith won the women's trial in 20 minutes, 26 seconds.
By Joyce Lain Kennedy | October 2, 1991
Dear Joyce: I would like to make a career on a cruise ship, perhaps as a cruise director. But what does a purser do and how do you get hired? -- R.S.G.In cruise jobs, you may be busy as the dickens aboard ship during the cold months, November through April, and unpaid and unemployed on land the remainder of the year.Cruise ship pursers handle money, do crew personnel workensure compliance with regulations in each port and staff a "hotel front desk" for passengers. Cruise directors stage all entertainment.
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