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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Climb the steps and walk past the concrete columns that grace many Baltimore police stations and you'll encounter shuttered glass doors, blocked off by plywood, brown paper or the backs of file cabinets. Somewhere along the way, the public entrances to four of the city's nine district stations became casualties as police outgrew their space, with citizens instead directed to rear doors where officers and handcuffed suspects come and go. That will change in the Northwestern District on Reisterstown Road this week.
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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...
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.
NEWS
By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2001
One hundred twenty-five years ago this month, Alexander Graham Bell made the world's first telephone call, summoning his assistant with the famous line: "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you!" History doesn't record a response, but if Gordon Matthews had been around, the great inventor might have gotten this: "Hi, this is Tom Watson, Mr. Bell's executive assistant. I've stepped away from my desk. Press 1 to leave a message, 2 to reach an attendant." Matthews' name may not be familiar, but his most inspired invention is known to almost everyone: voice mail.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Impressive views of Harbor East, Little Italy, Federal Hill and the Baltimore waterfront can be found from the windows of this seventh-floor condominium at Spinnaker Bay. With an asking price of $975,000, the property at 717 President St. offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room. Listing agent Cindy Conklin of Prudential Homesale YWCG Realty calls it one of the best deals in the Spinnaker Bay high-rise complex. The condo's open-floor design features ample space for a large living room, dining room and den, all opening onto a kitchen and breakfast room.
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.
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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