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By Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post | August 1, 2013
Above the harbor in Curtis Bay is a 1-acre urban farm. "Look out over the harbor and you can see piles and piles of coal," says Jason Reed, a community organizer who works there. That coal is the subject of a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a coalition of environmental groups against the U.S. Export-Import Bank, challenging the federal agency's financing of fossil fuel exports from ports in Baltimore and Hampton Roads, Va. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in California, targets a $90 million loan guarantee the bank made last year to Xcoal Energy & Resources, a Pennsylvania coal broker, to sell coal from Appalachian mines to customers in Asia and Italy.
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By Max Ehrenfreund, The Washington Post | August 1, 2013
Above the harbor in Curtis Bay is a 1-acre urban farm. "Look out over the harbor and you can see piles and piles of coal," says Jason Reed, a community organizer who works there. That coal is the subject of a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a coalition of environmental groups against the U.S. Export-Import Bank, challenging the federal agency's financing of fossil fuel exports from ports in Baltimore and Hampton Roads, Va. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in California, targets a $90 million loan guarantee the bank made last year to Xcoal Energy & Resources, a Pennsylvania coal broker, to sell coal from Appalachian mines to customers in Asia and Italy.
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SPORTS
By James H. Jackson | October 18, 1990
The Baltimore Skipjacks yesterday assigned two former first-round draft choices, goalie Ollie Kolzig and center Harry Mews, to the Hampton Roads Admirals of the East Coast Hockey League yesterday.Kolzig, the No. 1 choice of the Washington Capitals in the 198 entry draft, played junior hockey last year with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, but had not seen any action with the Skipjacks this season.Mews, who played for Northeastern University last year, was Washington's No. 1 choice in the 1988 supplemental draft.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Eleven years ago, Navy Capt. Barbara "Bobbie" Scholley dived more than 230 feet into the ocean to help bring back the past: two sailors killed when their Civil War battleship sank in 1862. On Friday, the Annapolis woman joined the crew members' descendants and dignitaries to usher them into eternity. The two sailors, whose remains were recovered from the wreckage of the USS Monitor in 2002, were buried at Arlington on Friday, 151 years after the ship battled the Confederate ironclad Virginia in the critical Battle of Hampton Roads, which revolutionized naval warfare.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | September 12, 1990
The Seagirt Marine Terminal may be the most potent weapon in the Port of Baltimore's arsenal, but it would be wrong to aim it at any one competitor, according to Gov. William Donald Schaefer.Several times during the ceremonial opening of the state's newest terminal yesterday, Schaefer mentioned the stiff competition from ports in other states."We're going to bring business in, but we're not going to concentrate on hurting anybody else. I don't think you should do that in America," Schaefer said.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 13, 1996
Undefeated defending U.S. Interregional Soccer League indoor champions.That's a title the Bays will wear with pride throughout the outdoor season, which begins tonight when they visit the Hampton Roads (Va.) Mariners in their USISL opener."Winning breeds confidence," said Bays coach Kevin Healey, who was named the USISL Coach of the Year after his team captured the indoor title by downing the defending champion Atlantic Magic, 10-8, in the championship game in Tulsa, Okla."We had an outstanding indoor team and a lot of the guys on that team are ready to take on the challenge outdoors."
SPORTS
January 2, 1992
HockeyWashington Capitals -- Assigned D Shawn Chambers to Baltimore (AHL) for reconditioning.Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL) -- Recalled G Byron Dafoe (6-4-0, 2.78 goals-against average) from Hampton Roads (ECHL).
BUSINESS
By John H. Gormley Jr | May 15, 1991
Polish Ocean Lines, one of the most important steamship lines in the port of Baltimore, has no plans to shift vessels to Hampton Roads, Va., now that the line has received permission to call there.Until last week, 12 militarily sensitive ports in the United States, including Hampton Roads, were off limits to vessels from Eastern bloc nations. On May 8, President Bush lifted that prohibition on ships from Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.Krzysztof Tyc, the senior representative for POL in North America, said yesterday that while he welcomed the decision, he did not expect the line to shift ships from Baltimore to Hampton Roads.
SPORTS
May 29, 1999
Opponent: Hampton Roads MarinersSite: Virginia Beach, Va.Time: 7: 30 p.m.Outlook: After five straight home games in May, each with a different mix of starters, the Mania plays its second A-League road match. Coach Paul Kitson said the 10-hour, round-trip bus ride could help the chemistry of his 0-5 team, which has started scoring, but still is last in the eight-team Atlantic Division. Sixth-place Hampton Roads is 2-3.Pub Date: 5/29/99
BUSINESS
By John H. Gormley Jr | May 3, 1991
The unwillingness of longshoremen in Hampton Roads, Va., to work unlimited late-night shifts should help the port of Baltimore retain the business of Maersk Line, Maurice C. Byan, president of the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Inc. said yesterday.Baltimore's ability to offer steamship lines unlimited midnight starts gives the port "a leg up on Hampton Roads," Mr. Byan said.Under the local contract that went into effect in Hampton Roads late last year, only four midnight shifts are permitted in the Virginia ports per month.
TRAVEL
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
The Hampton Roads communities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg may not be the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of an annual international arts festival in the Old South. For more than three decades, the Spoleto Festival USA held in Charleston, S.C., has taken up a lot of the spotlight, but another enterprise has steadily gained attention and admiration over the past 13 years — the Virginia Arts Festival. It's no wonder that nearly 25 percent of the attendance at this enterprise comes from beyond the Hampton Roads area.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,Sun Reporter | April 22, 2007
TRAPPE -- For nearly 40 years, beach-bound Marylanders have sped past the old ferry that sits, squat and square, ever-changing yet seemingly indestructible, at the western end of the Choptank River bridge. The Hampton Roads' nine-lives kind of history has been limited only by the whimsy, vision and money of a procession of entrepreneurs. Among its incarnations: an upscale restaurant with white tablecloths, some lesser eateries, two or three different bars. There were a couple of antiques businesses -- including one set off by a red-white-and-blue paint job to mark the 1976 Bicentennial -- and an indoor flea market.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Denis Horgan and Denis Horgan,HARTFORD COURANT | May 27, 2004
PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Possibly the Hampton Roads area hasn't heard there's a bad economy going on, that we need to be thrifty and not squander our resources. Instead, this happily cluttered corner of Virginia luxuriantly overflows with fascinating places, vistas and events to visit. There is history and natural beauty and industry and agriculture and big urban centers and beautiful rural scenes. There's culture and entertainment and sports and footprints from every era of the nation's past.
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By Peter Dujardin and Peter Dujardin,DAILY PRESS | April 20, 2004
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - APM Terminals, a sister company of the Maersk Sealand shipping line, said yesterday that it will spend more than $450 million to build a 300-acre container terminal in Hampton Roads that could increase by 50 percent the port of Hampton Roads' capacity to handle shipments. Gov. Mark R. Warner, speaking to business and government leaders at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal against the backdrop of the McKinney-Maersk container ship, said the investment is the single biggest private investment in Hampton Roads' history and one of the largest ever in Virginia.
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By Ricardo Baca and Ricardo Baca,DENVER POST | April 4, 2004
The coastal area of southeastern Virginia, home to generations of sailors and a modestly priced spot for beach lovers, has somewhat surprisingly emerged as a powerhouse music town. In the past five years, some of the nation's top hip-hop tastemakers have begun sharing the neighborhood with Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana. "I don't know what it was or how it exactly happened," said Virginia Beach native Chad Hugo, one-half of the Neptunes and one-third of N.E.R.D., two of the most blazing, on-fire, buzzed-out musical entities on the planet.
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By Miriam Stawowy and Miriam Stawowy,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 6, 2002
HAMPTON, Va. -- Since the summer, Patricia Bishop and her four hoofed companions have known only the solitude of the breeze and murmur coming off the waters of Hampton Roads. "It's me, the horses and my country music," said Bishop, Hampton University's stable manager. Starting this month, the waterfront stable will get more frequent visits when a small group of students begins to learn the basics of horsemanship as part of a new course being offered at the university. The Western Equestrian class will teach students horse riding for recreation and will include learning about proper care, handling and feeding of horses.
SPORTS
By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer | July 23, 1994
It was not the kind of first-half effort Baltimore Bays coach Kevin Healey was looking for in his team's season finale last night against the Hampton Roads Hurricanes.The Bays defense came out flat-footed and the offense was nowhere to be found for most of the first half. It proved costly, enabling Hampton Roads to build a comfortable 3-0 lead -- all on goals from forward Ian Spooner -- and go on to a 5-3 victory in front of 1,241 at UMBC Stadium.The Bays concluded their second outdoor season in the U.S. Interregional Soccer League with a 6-12 mark.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | January 25, 1995
NORFOLK, Va. -- The port of Baltimore has lost its bid for a much sought-after shipping service to the Far East after four major companies in a vessel-sharing arrangement chose Hampton Roads instead.The shipping consortium notified port officials in Baltimore and in Hampton Roads yesterday that the Virginia facility had been selected as the mid-Atlantic port for its weekly service from the East Coast to the Far East.In Norfolk, port officials said yesterday that the new service, which begins in April, would mean an additional 20,000 containers a year and up to 100 new jobs.
NEWS
By Agnes Blum and Agnes Blum,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 16, 2001
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Thanksgiving party at Pho 79, a Vietnamese noodle shop, crackled with the laughter of family and friends who sat drinking and sipping pho - Vietnam's signature minty, beef noodle soup. The reverie ended when an argument between two men in the parking lot led to gunfire and the death of a 26-year-old man. When Virginia Beach police officers arrived, they encountered the confusing din of an unfamiliar language inside the restaurant. Officers struggled to understand witnesses' accounts told in Vietnamese or broken English.
NEWS
By Christopher Bambury and Christopher Bambury,Special to the Sun | June 4, 2000
Among the events featured in next weekend's Civil War re-enactments in Harrisburg, Pa., will be a mock naval battle between two replicas of the world's first true iron-clad warships, the Confederacy's Virginia and the Union's Monitor. The two vessels, which will meet June 9 on the Susquehanna River, played small but important roles in the war and had profound impact on naval technology. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Union navy, which was superior in size and strength to the Confederate navy, began a blockade of Southern ports.
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