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March 3, 2010
A Baltimore man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to robbing a Jessup motel last February. Brandon Ray Walls will serve the time concurrently with a 10-year sentence he received for robbing a Pikesville motel five days earlier. Police say Walls, 22, of the 400 block of N. Calvert St., brandished a stun gun at the front desk of La Quinta Inn and Suites in Jessup on Feb. 12, 2009, and ordered a clerk to hand over cash from the register. Officers used surveillance video from the Jessup robbery to identify Walls as a suspect, police say. - Don Markus
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NEWS
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 Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
When the Playboy Club in Baltimore opened in 1964, it quickly carved a niche for itself in the city. Like its counterparts across the nation, the local franchise prided itself on being upscale and professional, former Playboy Bunnies who worked there said. More than 100 former Bunnies, who worked in clubs internationally from the '60s to the '80s, converged on Baltimore to share stories of the bygone businesses this weekend at their semiannual reunion. Several who worked in Baltimore's club said its appeal was much the same as the magazine's - they were mysterious and provocative.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
A phone number for filing complaints about Baltimore police officers connected callers this week instead to an adult chat line advertising "hot ladies. " The toll-free 800 number listed on the site until earlier this week was supposed be a 24-7 hot line for an internal investigations detective. But that's not what greeted callers. "Welcome to America's hottest talk line," a recorded female voice said. "Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk with you. " The Web page was dated April 28, 2008, at 4:24 a.m. but a note at the bottom said it was updated on Dec. 18, 2012, at 11:39 p.m. It listed only the Public Affairs Office as its author.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1996
HOUSTON -- You expect to find some high-tech laboratory with hundreds of leotard-clad clones running around. Lithe little Nadias doing their flips and tumbles in one corner, muscular little Mary Lous doing their vaults in another. You expect to see this great bear of a man -- and certainly hear his booming voice -- the moment you walk in the door.But Bela Karolyi's gym is different from what you expect, mostly because it looks pretty much the same as hundreds of other neighborhood gyms across the country.
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...
BUSINESS
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.
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.
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