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By Derek Chavis and For The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
In a lot of ways, tonight's episode of "Glee" was an entirely more touching tribute to Corey Monteith's character, Finn, than the actual tribute episode from September. The kids of McKinley High paid their respects to their fallen leader through song, memories and a very touching flashback. I personally feel justice for Finn after tonight. There were no fake tears, no forced performances, no questions such as “Where is this character?” or “Why didn't so-and-so come back for this?
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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 Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | October 15, 2009
The odd and tragic case of Mark Castillo took another erratic turn Wednesday, when the 43-year-old father abruptly pleaded guilty to drowning his three young children in a city hotel bathtub, carefully timing their submersion with a stopwatch. Castillo's unexpected guilty plea to the murders, which he calculated to punish his estranged wife, came after lawyers and court officials spent a week choosing a jury for his trial. Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda K. Heard found Castillo, who arrived in court in sweats and a T-shirt instead of his customary suit, mentally capable of entering the plea and sentenced him to three consecutive life terms without possibility of parole.
FEATURES
By Christopher Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 13, 1997
Not only do America's hoteliers want you to pay more for your rooms, some of them want the money sooner.A strong seller's market in the hotel trade has been pushing occupancy figures and room rates steadily upward. And hoteliers have realized they can control their now-precious room inventories more closely by requiring deposits.Putting a deposit on a room is a bigger commitment than making a reservation and guaranteeing it with a credit card, as the majority of hotel guests do now. If you don't show and didn't call ahead to cancel, you're generally charged for the first night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel, b | March 25, 2012
"What's wrong with you people? You're all so cynical. You don't smile, you smirk. " - Megan Through all the years, through all the Peggy Olson working-girl iterations and Betty Draper mood changes and Don Draper bed-mate changes, one thing about "Mad Men" has remained the same: the show's about identity, how people cope with changes, roll with the punches or duck and run for cover. Society is there, too. Changing. In it's super-changey 1960s way.  And in the eagerly awaited "Mad Men" Season 5 premiere, it's right there in the viewer's face and on faces of the characters: Cultural upheaval!
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
By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | October 25, 2009
Just a few months after her husband drowned their three children, Amy Castillo found herself standing on top of a mountain during a Christian missionary trip to China, winds whipping, rain pouring down. She asked herself a question: "Can I live with this?" A long time passed before she could honestly answer. The man she once playfully called "sexy thing," who swept her off her feet and quickly became her best friend, had gradually vanished over the past five years. In his place was a manic, suicidal stranger who spent entire nights at Baltimore strip clubs, blew thousands of dollars in wild shopping sprees and accused her of being self-righteous and manipulative.
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.
NEWS
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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