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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.
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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...
HEALTH
By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2011
It's time for your Saturday-morning yoga class. You meet your fellow fitness buffs in a scenic outdoor setting, lay out your mats and begin your hourlong workout. It's a great way to start the weekend. And even better, it's entirely free. No-cost yoga classes aren't the only options for free exercise in the Baltimore region. Many gyms and exercise studios in the area offers free trial memberships. Most also give free memberships to employees, so if you're willing to teach a class or two, or even work the front desk, you probably qualify.
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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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 6, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say they arrested a man in connection with the robbery of the Park Plaza Motel in the Brooklyn Park area on Thursday Police said around 6 p.m. officers responded to the motel at 4900 Ritchie Highway. Police said the motel clerk told them a man walked around the motel lobby, then walked to a doorway and entered the front desk area where the clerk was located. He pulled out a large knife and demanded money, police said. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
"Avenue of the Arts:" Silk Art Display and Reception — Opening night and informal reception, Mon., Aug. 5, 7-8 p.m, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Silk artwork designed by Marilyn Morris and students who take classes at center. Silk art on display through Sept. 30. Sign up in lobby to attend reception. 301-206-3350. Balance is not an Illusion! — Thu., Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-noon, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road. Skeletal changes can affect posture.
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