By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1998
For Philip A. S. Franklin, the 41-year-old Baltimore-born vice president of the International Mercantile Marine Co., owner of the White Star Line -- which owned the Titanic, the agony began in the early hours of April 15, 1912, when the phone rang at 1: 58 a.m. in his East 61st Street residence in New York City.Awakened from his sleep, Franklin was stunned by a reporter's inquiry about a report that the Titanic had sunk on its maiden voyage."I went to the telephone, and a reporter -- I could not tell from what paper -- said that they had just heard that the Titanic was sinking, and she had sent out a call for assistance," Franklin testified before Sen. William Alden Smith, chairman of the U.S. Senate investigative committee that held hearings into the loss of the liner.
By Ruth Hakulin and Ruth Hakulin,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2003
On a hot tip from a friend, I decided to make the trip to an "off-the-beaten-path" restaurant on a recent Saturday night in Pasadena. And to my delight, my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful "home-cooked" meal. Tall Oaks may be Pasadena's best-kept secret. On the outside, the building appears small, with tall oaks surrounding the structure. You almost feel as if you've traveled to the quietness of a mountain cabin retreat. But once inside, the spacious, 110-seat dining room, covered in rich wood paneling, offers a homey atmosphere.
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC TY REVIEW | May 23, 1996
Lately Fell's Point Corner Theatre seems to have a knack for giving audiences what they need. A couple of months ago, when we thought summer would never come, the theater produced "110 in the Shade."Now that summer arrived without giving spring a chance, the theater has a swimming pool on stage. OK, not a full-fledged pool. Just one corner of a pool.But since the entire stage is about the size of a wading pool, this is a considerable accomplishment. And it's an essential one for Terrence McNally's 1991 play, "Lips Together, Teeth Apart," which has been staged with skill and sensitivity by Terry J. Long.
December 11, 2002
George J. Gibmeyer Sr., a retired Anne Arundel County police sergeant, died Thursday of complications from a stroke at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Fla. The former Glen Burnie resident was 71. He had moved to Vero Beach in 1991, when he retired from the county police force. During his 26-year career, he had assignments on patrol in the Northern District and working in the 911 Center in Millersville. Born in Baltimore and raised on North Belnord Avenue, Mr. Gibmeyer was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School.
By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 31, 2000
CLARKSBURG - Michael Muehr, from Great Falls, Va., shot a 5-under-par 67 in the final qualifying event at Little Bennett Golf Course yesterday to lead four players into this week's Kemper Open at TPC-Avenel. He was joined by Ted Haley, Charlotte, N.C., and George McNeill, Fort Myers, Fla., who had 69's, and Stephen Gangluff, Marysville, Ohio, who survived a three-way playoff for the final spot after shooting 70. Muehr, 28, made it for the fourth straight year (he made one cut) in a season where he has his game "better than it's ever been."
By Allison Connolly and Allison Connolly,Sun reporter | June 21, 2007
Shoppers often judge a store by its window display. But these days, they should be more concerned about what could be leaking out the window than what's in it. Millions of customers who shopped at stores owned by TJX Inc. such as T.J. Maxx and Marshall's found out the hard way: Hackers parked outside used a laptop and antenna to capture data from the company's wireless network, enabling them to breach TJX's computer systems and over several years steal...
By Kevin Cowherd | September 14, 1990
YOU WOULD BE surprised (or perhaps mildly taken aback) at the number of people who will corner a writer at a cocktail party and inquire -- even before he or she has a chance to rake a cracker through the onion dip -- about writer's block.Writer's block is defined as that malady in which the writer's creative juices have seemingly dried from a great gushing torrent to a trickle.The writer sits and stares at a blank piece of typing paper or word processor screen and can summon neither an interesting thought nor a clever phrase, soon convincing himself that it would be far better for all concerned if he abandoned the literary life for that job in the fish store, straightening the haddock and doling out half-pounds of boiled shrimp to appreciative customers.
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2012
Some home-grown heavy hitters are joining the line-up Oriole Park. For the 20th Anniversary season at Camden Yards, the Orioles and its second-year concessionaire, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, have powered up the local presence at the yard. The new 3-4-5 hitters are Gino's Burgers and Chicken, Stuggy's and Dempsey's Brew Pub and Restaurant, named for and partly owned by Rick Dempsey. Word that Gino's Burgers and Chicken was coming to the Oriole Park leaked out in January . But the news about the addition of Stuggy's, a maker of specialty sausage and hot dogs based in Fells Point , has been simmerlingly quietly in management's steam pan. And although there had been word of a new brew-pub moving into the Camden Yard warehouse, fans are only learning Monday that the joint will be named for the lovable longtime Oriole Rick Dempsey.
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- An Annapolis gynecologist who was a partner in a well-known downtown practice surrendered his medical license yesterday amid allegations of having sexual relations with five patients.Dr. Jeffrey A. Briggs, a 39-year-old physician who worked with Annapolis OB-GYN Associates, gave up his license after Maryland's medical disciplinary board investigated charges that he was having affairs with patients. He admitted to "sexual misconduct."One former patient, a young woman from Annapolis, accused him of impregnating her and then arranging for an abortion.
By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 5, 1992
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- Boat captain Salvatore Napoli fondly recalls how, just a decade ago, he and his fishing mates would chug out to the ocean and, in a week, net up to 40 tons of cod, haddock, flounder and other bottom-dwelling fish.Last week, after 10 days at sea, he returned with only a quarter of that haul."Today, we don't bring in much fish," sighed Mr. Napoli, 38, a native of Sicily who has been fishing off the New England coast for 18 years and still speaks with a heavy accent.All around him, orange-suited laborers were hurriedly unloading the 75-foot-long boat and packing piles of fresh, glistening fish into ice-filled, gray plastic shipping containers.
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