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By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | December 13, 2009
At its last gathering, the ready-to-disband Mount Royal Democratic Club drew one of its biggest crowds in recent years to mark the end of an era Saturday evening at the club's annual holiday bash. Organizers said it was the final hurrah for a club that no longer has a place in an age of community association activism, the Internet and too many other demands on members' time. Several hundred formally dressed people, including current and former members and invited guests, mingled with top elected Democrats over cocktails and pate while a brass quartet entertained in the marble lobby of the MICA building in the 1300 block of Mount Royal Ave. Gov. Martin O'Malley joked that the club's president, former state Sen. Julian L. Lapides, had come up with a great marketing gimmick, advertising the bash each year as the final one, likening it to "the Cher farewell tour.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
If you're a fan of The Quest Bar on Fleet Street in East Baltimore, the good news is there's a big party there this Saturday. The bad news is the party is a last hurrah. After nearly 15 years, bar owner Tom Mathison is selling his longtime Highlandtown establishment -- perhaps the last true gay bar on the east side -- to developers, who plan to tear the tavern down and put in townhomes, he said Thursday. "It's just bittersweet when you've done something half your life, seeing it end," said Mathison, 66, who spent years tending bars on Boston Street and in Fells Point before starting Quest.
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NEWS
April 8, 1991
For 37 years, Baltimore's most dramatic sports moments have happened at Memorial Stadium. Rabid football fans transformed it into "the world's largest outdoor insane asylum" for their beloved Colts, giving the home team a keen advantage over opponents. Baseball fans have known it as the major-league Orioles' only home, a neighborhood ball field that both players and spectators found endearing.Today, the park hosts its last baseball opener. Next year, the Orioles will inaugurate their spanking-new playpen at Camden Yards.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
By midmorning Tuesday, Naval Academy Midshipman Kevin Saxton had been awake for eight hours, tackled an obstacle course, survived an endurance run and beat his classmates with pugil sticks. Sweat dripping down his face as he scarfed down trail mix, Saxton said his day at the annual academy Sea Trials was already a success - a sweaty, sandy, muddy good time with his band of classmates in Annapolis. "It's a lot of fun. Pretty physically challenging," said Saxton, a systems engineering major from Grand Rapids, Mich., who aspires to be a Marine Corps pilot.
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By John Bordsen | April 24, 1995
SHROUDS OF GLORY: FROM ATLANTA TO NASHVILLE: THE LAST GREAT CAMPAIGN OF THE CIVIL WAR. By Winston Groom. Atlantic Monthly Press. 256 pages. $23.IT WAS A case of Forrest-"Cump" in September 1864. U.S. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman -- "Cump" to his friends -- had captured Atlanta, and was about to implement a campaign partly inspired by his keenest opponent.That was cavalryman Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederacy's Wizard of the Saddle," with whom federal armies clashed during the Atlanta campaign.
SPORTS
By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 13, 1991
LAUREL -- For all he had done since shipping his stable ofwell-bred runners to Maryland last year, trainer Ben Perkins Jr. had not won a stakes race in the state.Until yesterday, that is, when Hero's Hurrah defeated Molly Bolt by a length in the $45,000 Francis Scott Key Handicap at Laurel Race Course.With a .34 winning percentage last year, Perkins was the leader in that category among Maryland trainers."But we didn't run many horses in stakes, and when we did they didn't run too well," he said.
SPORTS
April 2, 1991
Hero's Hurrah furnished trainer Ben Perkins Jr. and jockey Rick Wilson with their second victory on the card by capturing the $35,000 Easter Parade Purse at Pimlico Race Course yesterday.The even-money favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares shook off In the Curl early in the stretch and coasted to a 2 3/4 -length victory in 1 minute, 11 seconds over six furlongs.In the Curl finished second by a length over Ismelda.Hero's Hurrah, winner in the Francis Scott Key Handicap and seventh in the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap in two starts this year, earned $21,000 for owner Richard L. Golden of Chesapeake City and paid $4 to win.In the eighth, Perkins and Wilson clicked with Triple Crown nominee Tank, a son of 1985 Preakness winner Tank's Prospect.
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By Marty McGee | April 21, 1991
In the Curl barely held off a stretch-long surge from heavily favored Hero's Hurrah to win the $43,750 Primonetta Handicap at Pimlico Race Course yesterday."
NEWS
October 28, 1996
ROSS PEROT vows he will stay in the race for president "to the bitter end." And for him, that's the end it is likely to be. Once a fresh political voice who electrified America, threatened the reigning major parties and won more votes (19 percent) than any third-force candidate since 1912, he now is scrambling just to make the 5 percent mark that would qualify his Reform Party for federal funds in the next election.Given his love of the limelight, the Texas billionaire was accurate in dismissing Bob Dole's plea that he pull out as "weird and inconsequential."
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By Dan Berger | July 8, 1998
Louis Goldstein, a tax collector, was beloved. Why can't the IRS be more like Louie?Americans only pretend to re-enact their Civil War. Ulstermen really do re-enact theirs.Gee, Larry Young could be Baltimore's answer to New York's Rush Limbaugh.It's Willie Don's last hurrah. What if Joan Pratt beats him?Jenny Chuasiriporn for governor!Pub Date: 7/08/98
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2014
For decades, well-heeled contributors have been able to extend Maryland's campaign donation limits through a quirk in state law known to reform advocates as the "LLC loophole. " The General Assembly passed legislation in 2013 to close the loophole as of the next four-year election cycle, but campaign finance reports filed last week show it is enjoying a last hurrah in the 2014 governor's race. Here's how the loophole works: Maryland law limits an individual or company to a donation of $4,000 to a single candidate or $10,000 to all candidates combined.
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Tim Wheeler | October 16, 2013
If you hurry, you can still catch a free wildlife show at the Inner Harbor. The Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River is alive with big, milky jellyfish swimming lazily about. I'd been hearing from folks about the jellies for the past week or so, then saw them for myself on Tuesday while at the National Aquarium for the kickoff of a new effort to raise oysters in the harbor. It's not unusual to see the balloon-shaped Atlantic sea nettles in the harbor in the fall, said Jack Cover, the aquarium's general curator.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
For Baltimore sports fans, now is the early spring of our discontent. Could it really be that just six weeks ago, we were living in sports fandom ecstasy? The Baltimore Ravens were parading down Pratt Street hoisting a Vince Lombardi Trophy, having won the Super Bowl , the highest honor in U.S. professional sports. There was even a bit of afterglow leftover from the Orioles' surprising season and playoff effort, the first time Baltimore's Major League Baseball franchise had reached the post-season since 1997.
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Dan Rodricks | December 3, 2011
Nobody asked me, but I'm betting - and hoping - that 85-year-old Roscoe Bartlett, Buckeystown's most durable Republican, will seek re-election in the reconfigured 6th Congressional District. There's been a lot of buzz about this lately, with political gossips saying Mr. Bartlett is doomed, and with numerous Republicans and Democrats lining up to run in the 2012 primaries. A political blogger reported that Mr. Bartlett's chief of staff, Bud Otis, has been exploring a run. Mr. Bartlett apparently hasn't been raising much money for a re-election bid, either.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2010
This weekend, Whartscape hits two milestones. The annual celebration of underground arts and culture marks its fifth year — and it won't be back for a sixth. After half a decade of sweaty lo-fi spaces and experimental bands, videos and art, this will be the last Whartscape, according to co-organizer Dan Deacon. "We've taken the idea of we want to do with Whartscape and brought it to a pretty good place," Deacon said. "We do it for the love of arranging the festival, and I still love doing it, but I don't want to repeat it. I don't want it to become an institution — something that just happens.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella , lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | December 13, 2009
At its last gathering, the ready-to-disband Mount Royal Democratic Club drew one of its biggest crowds in recent years to mark the end of an era Saturday evening at the club's annual holiday bash. Organizers said it was the final hurrah for a club that no longer has a place in an age of community association activism, the Internet and too many other demands on members' time. Several hundred formally dressed people, including current and former members and invited guests, mingled with top elected Democrats over cocktails and pate while a brass quartet entertained in the marble lobby of the MICA building in the 1300 block of Mount Royal Ave. Gov. Martin O'Malley joked that the club's president, former state Sen. Julian L. Lapides, had come up with a great marketing gimmick, advertising the bash each year as the final one, likening it to "the Cher farewell tour.
FEATURES
By Donna Peremes and Donna Peremes,Edited by Catherine Cook | March 21, 1991
When Johnny comes marching home again, hurrah, hurrah! That's the chorus being sung at Frederick's of Hollywood corporate headquarters.It seems that the private, oh-so-personal celebrations being planned for returning troops have fortified the already-healthy lingerie business in very big ways. The largest increases have been at locations situated near military bases, like the one in Clarksville, Tenn., near Fort Campbell, which reported a 300 percent increase in sales over a comparable period last year, though many stores are feeling the warm afterglow of war's end.Business is bursting at the seams here in the Baltimore area too. Sales have doubled over previous rates last year at certain Virginia locations, according to Frederick's, and the Glen Burnie store is doing better than all of them.
NEWS
By Beatrice Masini | November 29, 2000
Editor's note: Extra-large amounts of courage can sometimes be found in extra-small packages. Once upon a time there lived a princess who was very beautiful, but also very small. And some nasty people said that she was too small to be a real princess, because real princesses were tall and elegant. They said it quietly so that no one could hear them. But they were not quiet enough. The princess heard what they said, and it made her sad. One day, Little Princess Leonora -- for that was her name -- went to find the Queen Mother, who was not only her grandmother but also her best friend.
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