March 6, 2003
Electronic ecstasy or digital depravity? By all accounts, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City by Rockstar Games - one of the best-selling video games in the world - is a bit of both. As its sales continue to skyrocket, so might the controversy surrounding it. On the one hand, fans will tell you, the game is brilliant - a lush and wild adrenaline-fueled, shoot-'em-up role-playing game that is surely one of the most ambitious pieces of interactive entertainment ever made. You can go anywhere, do anything, drive dozens of cars, motorcycles, buses and speedboats, fly planes or deliver pizzas, all while listening to humorous DJ banter and classic '80s music.
January 3, 2002
Kemp Carroll Gatling, a former Baltimore hotelman who during his long career managed such well-known hostelries as the Emerson, the Lord Baltimore and the Stafford, died Saturday of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 89 and lived in Rodgers Forge. During his 46-year career in the hotel business, Mr. Gatling combined genuine Southern hospitality with an unflappable disposition and willingness to please guests, whether the prominent or just ordinary travelers. "He was a small man and well-tailored.
March 12, 2000
COLLEGE PARK -- Sophomore guard Gary Neal lobbed his right-handed, driving layup over Gwynn Park's 6-foot-9 Sharrod Ford with 5.5 seconds left to lift seventh-ranked Aberdeen to a 50-48 Class 2A state championship victory last night. A three-point attempt by the Yellow Jackets' Seth Mitchell banked away at the buzzer, sending Aberdeen's bench into a wild celebration at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House. The 6-2, 130-pound Neal's improbable finish against Ford -- who had blocked five shots to that point to go with his 21 points and 15 rebounds -- earned the Eagles (26-1)
January 25, 1998
BaseballMets: Signed P Efrain Valdez to minor-league contract.BasketballNets: Activated F Chris Gatling. Released F Xavier McDaniel.Raptors: Placed G Chris Garner (tendinitis in right ankle) on injured list. Activated F Walt Williams (Maryland).HockeyNHL: Suspended Sharks F Tony Granato for high-stick on Oilers D Dan McGillis on Friday; length of suspension will be decided after hearing tomorrow.Mighty Ducks: Reassigned D Pavel Trnka to AHL Cincinnati.Canadiens: Recalled F Terry Ryan from AHL Fredericton.
December 14, 1997
As the great Baltimore hotel debate continues, Kemp C. Gatling, 85, of Rodgers Forge, thinks back to the glory days when he managed the Hotel Emerson, whose lobby always seemed to be filled with celebrities, politicians and sports teams.Gatling, who began his hotel career in 1927 as an "elevator boy" at the Monticello Hotel in Norfolk, Va., recently recalled one of his first celebrity assignments there handling the luggage of Harry K. Thaw, the Pittsburgh millionaire who created a turn-of-the-century sensation when he murdered society architect Stanford White.
January 31, 1997
When the reserves for the NBA All-Star Game were announced this week, there was a clear message sent by coaches to players: Having an impact on winning carries more weight than individual statistics.Thus, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Anthony Mason, Glenn Robinson, Mark Jackson, Kevin Garnett, Jayson Williams and Chris Gatling -- all of whom have played at an all-star level -- will not be in Cleveland for the Feb. 9 game. With the exception of Mason, all six players are on teams that were at or below .500 on Monday when the coaches voted.