October 25, 2011
One Baltimore woman has found her urban oasis — in Chicago. Deborah Robertson, 57, is the winner of the 2011 HGTV Urban Oasis, a luxurious, furnished one-bedroom residence on the 35th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. The home, designed by Vern Yip — a judge on HGTV Design Star, offers views of the city skyline and a contemporary look with eclectic furnishings. It has one and a half baths, a gourmet kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities for Trump residents include a spa, fitness center, indoor pool, restaurants and 24-hour concierge.
May 20, 2010
Who says drinking games can't be taken seriously? Flip cup, a game typically played in college frat houses, steps into the limelight Saturday when the Recher Theatre hosts the annual World Series of Flip Cup. Flip cup is an international sport, apparently. Now in its fifth year, the World Series of Flip Cup is a chance for aficionados to showcase their drinking- game prowess. In the game, teams of six players compete to see who can chug a cup filled with beer or water, set it on the edge of the table upside down and flip it upright with one hand.
May 24, 2012
North County High School freshman Jack Andraka stood on the auditorium stage, speaking about the invention that earned him the $75,000 grand prize at the recent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Behind him stood Dr. Anirban Maitra, a professor in the Johns Hopkins University's department of pathology who gave Jack use of his lab to craft his invention, a cheap and effective "dipstick-sensor" method of testing blood or urine to identify early-stage pancreatic cancer and other diseases.
December 13, 2009
Middle and high school students with singing, dancing and musical skills are encouraged to audition for "Howard County's Got Talent" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Columbia Teen Center, 5853 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Finalists will compete Jan. 8 for the grand prize of a one-year representation contract with Cima Talent Management Inc. Agency. To register and more information, call 410-715-5523.
October 1, 1995
Like father, like son. Or is it the other way around? For the first time in memory two people from the same family have won prizes in Sun Magazine's annual photo contest -- Baltimorean Karl G. Franz, a pre-press manager for a printing firm, and his son Max, a student at Archbishop Curley High School. But that wasn't the only surprise in this year's contest. For the first time, the grand prize went to an entrant in the 16 and Under category. That would be Max, who was pretty cool about his double good fortune.
April 6, 2012
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter ( BARCS) is one of 108 shelters across the country officially in the running for slots in The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The top 50 shelters will compete for a $100,000 grand prize and more than $500,000 in prize grants. The top 50 shelters will be chosen through online public voting. After the contestants are selected, the participating shelters will try to save at least 300 more cats and dogs during August, September and October 2012 than they did in the same time period in 2011.