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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | March 14, 2008
Focusing less on the design of a proposed ski-lift-style gondola over the Inner Harbor than other issues, the city architectural panel questioned the private funding of such a transportation project and worried that the attraction could steal pedestrians away from a redesigned Pratt Street corridor. But the developers pitching the $40 million privately operated "SkyLine Baltimore" system to the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel yesterday remained optimistic about their plan to connect the Convention Center to Fells Point via a seven-minute aerial ride.
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By Anne Marie Turner | February 16, 2012
Well Top Cheffers we are at the beginning of the end for this epic ninth season of "Top Chef. " With Bev, Lindsay, Paul and Sarah as the final four, they are shipped from the blistering heat of Texas to the biting cold of British Columbia.   Even as they great each other at the airport in Vancouver it is clear that Bev is still the odd man out and will have to fight tooth and nail to prove that she deserves to be in the finale.   With that all said and done I just want to point out that, without fail, every season at the finale, each chef has changed their hair.  Like they saw part of the season and thought "Woof," so they pull a Topanga from "Boy Meets World" and fix their hair.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | December 31, 2006
Call it crazy, even for Baltimore, but two-thirds of Inner Harbor visitors say they would gladly spend $7 to glide along the waterfront - up to 95 feet above street level - in a ski-lift-style gondola proposed for downtown, according to a new state study. The survey, which predicts that as many as 1.9 million people would hop on the gondola every year for the view - not to mention the novelty - is encouraging news for Trey and Peter Winstead, who came up with the idea three years ago to ease traffic and carry foot-weary tourists along the harbor.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2011
The Town of Ocean City is set to consider the addition of an aerial tram ride that would fly high above the boardwalk from the inlet parking lot to 27th Street. The proposal for the $10 million attraction comes from Trey Winstead, who has also proposed a similar project for the Inner Harbor. Winstead's venture, Skyline Ocean City, would locate the aerial tram about 50 to 85 feet above the boardwalk, offering riders views of the ocean, bay and beyond. A presentation of the proposal was to be made at Monday night's Ocean City council meeting, but Winstead said developers pulled it from the agenda to make a few tweaks and also to develop support from local businesses along the boardwalk.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2000
WALKERSVILLE -- Hours after Matthew E. Coleman called home Saturday from a 10-day vacation in Switzerland to wish his mother a happy Mother's Day, Swiss authorities called to tell the family he had died during a bungee-jumping outing that his mother had discouraged. The 21-year-old was killed when he slammed into the ground after he was tied to an elastic rope that was too long, officials said yesterday. The jump was organized by Interlaken-based Adventure World, the company that ran a canyoning expedition in central Switzerland last summer during which 21 people were killed in a flash flood.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | March 12, 2008
Picture floating high above Pratt Street in a ski-lift-style gondola, soaring over the Inner Harbor on a seven-minute journey from the Convention Center to Fells Point. Trey Winstead of Winstead Brothers LLC has been studying, planning and engineering such a 1.3-mile route along overhead cables for six years. Now along with his brother Peter Winstead he's ready to pitch the plan to put Baltimore on the cutting edge of urban aerial transit to the city's design panel. "This is going to be the best new attraction in the country," said Winstead, a civil engineer who came up with the idea with his brother after they moved to downtown Baltimore in 2002.
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By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1999
When Joseph Schweitzer graduated from the Naval Academy in 1989, classmates wrote in his yearbook that the Marine Corps-bound lacrosse star would "make the world safe for democracy."But a year ago, Schweitzer was co-piloting a jet that caused one of the most gruesome peace-time disasters in U.S. military history: the deaths of 20 civilians aboard a ski resort gondola in northern Italy. His otherwise spotless reputation as a serious, almost shy Marine is now stained by accusations he is a reckless killer.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | June 20, 1995
In sleepy Galesville, where nodding at passing boats is the unofficial pastime, one boat wins wide smiles and enthusiastic waves.It's the Magic Moment, a sleek handmade craft, certainly the only gondola on West River and perhaps the only one in Maryland."
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December 15, 1991
Airline pass for Hawaiian island flightsHawaiian Airlines is offering a new pass that permits unlimited interisland travel -- a sort of Eurailpass in the Pacific. The new pass, called the Hawaiian Airpass, is available to non-residents, no matter which airline they use to fly into Hawaii. A visitor can have five days of unlimited flights among the six major Hawaiian islands (the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai) for $129, seven days for $149, 10 days for $199 and 14 days for $239.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2005
A year after a tethered tourist balloon stalled 200 feet over Baltimore's downtown, trapping 17 frightened passengers for two hours, the popular attraction remains grounded with no assurance that the gondola will rise above the city again. Yet the idle helium balloon that is still tied to a yellow winch next to the Port Discovery children's museum serves as a reminder of unresolved issues and painful memories. The board president of the nonprofit corporation that runs Balloon Over Baltimore Inc. would say only that the company is still "addressing issues" of the accident.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | March 14, 2008
Focusing less on the design of a proposed ski-lift-style gondola over the Inner Harbor than other issues, the city architectural panel questioned the private funding of such a transportation project and worried that the attraction could steal pedestrians away from a redesigned Pratt Street corridor. But the developers pitching the $40 million privately operated "SkyLine Baltimore" system to the Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel yesterday remained optimistic about their plan to connect the Convention Center to Fells Point via a seven-minute aerial ride.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | March 12, 2008
Picture floating high above Pratt Street in a ski-lift-style gondola, soaring over the Inner Harbor on a seven-minute journey from the Convention Center to Fells Point. Trey Winstead of Winstead Brothers LLC has been studying, planning and engineering such a 1.3-mile route along overhead cables for six years. Now along with his brother Peter Winstead he's ready to pitch the plan to put Baltimore on the cutting edge of urban aerial transit to the city's design panel. "This is going to be the best new attraction in the country," said Winstead, a civil engineer who came up with the idea with his brother after they moved to downtown Baltimore in 2002.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Columnist | January 4, 2007
So now there's talk of building a ski-lift-style gondola system that would whisk visitors high above the Inner Harbor and out to Fells Point, turning Baltimore into the Aspen of the East, only with less snow and more panhandlers. My first reaction is: Hey, not a bad idea. Then I close my eyes and envision some drunk falling out of the gondola and splashing down in the harbor, and when they finally fish him out and pound on his chest and revive him, there's a lawyer standing over him holding out a business card and whispering: "You should think about compensation for what you've been through."
NEWS
December 31, 2006
NATIONAL Ford's achievements honored The nation's capital honored Gerald R. Ford's memory yesterday in funeral ceremonies recalling the touchstones of his life, from combat in the Pacific to a career he cherished in Congress, to a presidency he did not seek. pg 1a Raucous farewell to Brown More than 8,500 James Brown fans filled an Augusta, Ga., arena bearing his name yesterday in a final, joyful farewell to the singer that seemed as fitting for a civil rights leader as for the Godfather of Soul.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | December 31, 2006
Call it crazy, even for Baltimore, but two-thirds of Inner Harbor visitors say they would gladly spend $7 to glide along the waterfront - up to 95 feet above street level - in a ski-lift-style gondola proposed for downtown, according to a new state study. The survey, which predicts that as many as 1.9 million people would hop on the gondola every year for the view - not to mention the novelty - is encouraging news for Trey and Peter Winstead, who came up with the idea three years ago to ease traffic and carry foot-weary tourists along the harbor.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2005
A year after a tethered tourist balloon stalled 200 feet over Baltimore's downtown, trapping 17 frightened passengers for two hours, the popular attraction remains grounded with no assurance that the gondola will rise above the city again. Yet the idle helium balloon that is still tied to a yellow winch next to the Port Discovery children's museum serves as a reminder of unresolved issues and painful memories. The board president of the nonprofit corporation that runs Balloon Over Baltimore Inc. would say only that the company is still "addressing issues" of the accident.
NEWS
December 31, 2006
NATIONAL Ford's achievements honored The nation's capital honored Gerald R. Ford's memory yesterday in funeral ceremonies recalling the touchstones of his life, from combat in the Pacific to a career he cherished in Congress, to a presidency he did not seek. pg 1a Raucous farewell to Brown More than 8,500 James Brown fans filled an Augusta, Ga., arena bearing his name yesterday in a final, joyful farewell to the singer that seemed as fitting for a civil rights leader as for the Godfather of Soul.
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July 9, 1995
Why Are Builders So Cavalier About Trees?I live in a formerly wooded area of Severn.My house was sheltered by large, established spruce trees that I valued greatly, although they were on my neighbor's side of our border.One day, I came home to find that, in the name of development, the trees bordering my backyard had been torn down.I cried for an hour and called the new development's Realtor to learn the extent of the damage.I was reassured that the trees that I valued the most, those lTC bordering my driveway and the side of my house, would not be taken down.
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By Linell Smith and By Linell Smith,Sun Staff | April 21, 2002
Get your credit card ready: That season of once-in-a-lifetime moments has arrived again. If you're planning to attend several weddings -- plus a graduation or two -- you could easily be in for $500, according to estimates from local retailers and wedding planners. Wedding gifts start at $75 and climb ever upward -- Bride's magazine places the average gift at $100--- and graduation gifts aren't too far behind. But buying wedding gifts usually raises more anxiety, perhaps because of the changing nature and etiquette of weddings.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | April 22, 2001
During the 10-day honeymoon Robert and Kristin McCollum had in Italy, they enjoyed romantic gondola rides in Venice, relaxed near scenic Lake Maggiore and blew hundreds of dollars on beautiful glassware from the famed island of Murano. The Dallas couple had no worries about the myriad honeymoon indulgences burning away their savings. In fact, the McCollums didn't even pay for the trip -- their family and friends did, using a honeymoon registry that allowed them to buy items like gondola rides, cappuccinos and hotel stays for the newlyweds.
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