May 30, 2012
I didn't realize people still handed out favors at weddings until this year. Granted, I hadn't been to (or in) many weddings before, but I was still surprised to see gifts waiting for us at the door, even after we had been fed, boozed up, photographed and danced with. Being a guest is the best role at a wedding -- you have none of the fiscal or planning responsibilities, and yet reap all of the rewards. As mentioned, I was pretty new to weddings until this year, and really thought that I'd only walk away from them with a full belly and an exasperated liver.
September 24, 2010
Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards today announced that additional guests have been added to the "Gary Williams Hall of Legends Induction. " The University of Maryland basketball coach will be honored on Sept. 30 at The Hippodrome in Baltimore. Joining the event are former Georgia Tech and current College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins; St. John's University coach Steve Lavin; former Terps Tahj Holden (2002 NCAA Championship team), Rodney Elliott, Evers Burns, Duane Simpkins, Dave Neal and Cedric Lewis; co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption," Tony Kornheiser; and former player and assistant coach under Williams, Matt Kovarich Williams will be inducted into the museum's new Hall of Legends.
July 26, 2010
One of the city's largest hotels was forced to evacuate some 900 guests Monday night after a water pipe burst in a stairwell. According to a spokesman for the Fire Department and an official from the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, a standpipe in the stairwell between the fourth and fifth floors ruptured about 5:30 p.m. The standpipe is used to connect to a hose in case of a fire. Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said that there were no injuries, and guests were allowed to use two working elevators to retrieve their belongings before being moved to other hotels in the city and surrounding area.
September 16, 2010
Men's college basketball Francis, Massenburg among guests added to Williams gala Maryland men's basketball head coach Gary Williams will be joined by a few more special guests when he is inducted into the Sports Legends Museum's Hall of Legends on Sept. 30 at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. Guests added to the event include former Terps guard and NBA first-round pick Steve Francis , ex-Maryland and NBA forward-center Tony Massenburg , University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Tubby Smith and Loyola men's basketball coach and former Terps assistant Jimmy Patsos . The event will include tributes to Williams from former players, Hall of Fame coaches and other special guests, including Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim , Villanova coach Jay Wright and former Maryland players Len Elmore and Walt Williams . Gary Williams will join previous gala honorees Babe Ruth , Johnny Unitas , Art Modell , Jim McKay and Brooks Robinson in an area reserved for those individuals who have contributed at the top echelon of state and national athletics.
October 1, 2010
"Only God and the sea know what happened to the great ship. " — President Woodrow Wilson The last anyone heard of the Cyclops as it steamed in a voyage that began in Bahia, Brazil, on Feb. 22, 1918, en route to Baltimore with 10,000 tons of manganese ore in its bunkers, was in a telegram to the West Indian Steamship Co. in New York City. "Advise charterers USS CYCLOPS arrived Barbadoes Three March for bunkers. Expect to arrive Baltimore Thirteen March. Opnav.
October 3, 2012
So, the endless post-season scenarios have put your plans up in the air? Think about Josh Distenfeld, executive chef at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Distenfeld has to make ordering, prepping and staffing decisions for what could turn out to be anywhere from zero to four games in the next five days. On Wednesday afternoon, here's what Distenfeld knew -- exactly what everybody else knew. "We're just like everybody else," said Distenfeld, who oversees all of the food operations at Camden Yards.