By Michael Olesker | March 14, 2000
IN THE RUINS of Memorial Stadium, Mike Gibbons gestures through a raw Saturday mist toward the place that used to be the Baltimore Orioles dugout. "Come here," says Gibbons, director of the Babe Ruth Museum, leading a farewell tour of the old 33rd Street ballpark before the wrecking balls prepare to muscle up this year. We trudge through the wet gravel and weeds that have turned the old playing field into something resembling an unkempt graveyard, until we reach the tunnel by the first base dugout and step down into the darkness.
By ROCH KUBATKO | December 26, 2005
The Orioles continue to conduct their business with heavy hearts. Calls must be made and returned, but it's never easy while in mourning. Imagine how Mike Flanagan feels, having been a teammate and close friend of Elrod Hendricks, and the man who had to make the incredibly difficult decision to relieve Elrod of his bullpen duties for fear that the daily grind, including the travel, would be too much. I can only imagine. I hope Flanny knows how much Elrod loved him. I heard the man speak about him enough times to know this is true.
By Sloane Brown | May 23, 1999
Imagine a historic Ruxton stone mansion, surrounded by 25 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, woods, ponds and fountains. Now imagine a perfect spring afternoon. Two gleaming white tents are pitched amid the greenery, and some 600 guests stroll the grounds, sipping drinks and dining on a seemingly endless supply of shrimp. That was the scene at the tony Tea at Tyrconnell, which raised $70,000 for AIDS Action Baltimore.Spotted among the swanky set: Lynda Dee, executive director of AIDS Action Baltimore; event chair Joe Platerote; event committee members Lisa Blair, Barbara E. Stern, Karen Winicki, Amy Lowenstein and Greg Baranoski; Corbin, owner of Corbin Salon; Lisa Barnhill, associate broker at Hill & Co.; David Naumann and Dave Shatt, owners of the Bay Cafe; and Michael J. Brown, publisher at Daedalus Books.
By Mary Gottschalk and Mary Gottschalk,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 21, 1991
Imagine all the people . . . wearing John Lennon's eyeglasses.Although people have emulated the late singer's style for close to three decades by wearing round, wire-rimmed glasses, until this month none of those frames had the cachet of his signature on the inside of the right temple.Now New Jersey-based Eagle Eyewear is launching the first four models in the John Lennon collection of eye- and sunglasses for men, women and teen-agers. Priced at $70 to $80 in metal or plastic and expected in local stores by the end of this month or early March, the styles are named after popular Lennon songs or albums -- "Revolution," "Imagine," "The Walrus" and "Double Fantasy."
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Sun Staff Writer | March 27, 1994
Imagine the barn-raising sequence from "Witness" or "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."Now imagine it with 4,000 old tires.That was the scene yesterday in Patapsco Valley State Park as more than 200 volunteers built a playground, working from designs developed by the New Hampshire-based Learning Structures Inc.The project -- a cooperative effort by the Maryland Environmental Service, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of the Environment --...
December 19, 2004
THE BEST ARGUMENT in favor of trying to hold elections in Iraq next month may have come from the streets of Kiev. The Ukrainian vote was terribly flawed -- brazenly unfair, in fact -- yet it was the very mechanism of the election that gave the Orange revolutionaries something concrete to protest. There was a clear-cut process, and it didn't work, and that spurred the Ukrainian opposition to turn out to seek specific redress. The election results provided a forum for their dissent, and that dissent, moreover, was within the larger system -- and was itself legal.
April 17, 1991
Imagine, if you can, Baltimore with no electricity, no running water, no sewage disposal, no telephones or gasoline; the picture resembles an especially awful circle of hell. If you can imagine the thouands of ways residents of modern cities depend on basic infrastructures, perhaps you have some idea of the crisis confronting the cities of Iraq. Televised pictures of Kurdish refugees have justifiably stirred outrage and sympathy. But, so far at least, the West has not seen graphic evidence of the desperation of 14 million other Iraqis -- the other victims caught between Saddam Hussein's aggression and the allied coalition's determination to turn it back.
By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
NEW YORK -- Twelve years of "isolation and neglect" of American cities will end if the nation puts Bill Clinton in the White House, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke told assembled Democratic Party leaders and a national television audience here last night.Today, he said, American cities like Baltimore are places of "great pain," burdened by crime, by crumbling highways and water systems, and by poorly trained workers.The Bush administration did nothing in response, the mayor said. Instead, it punched holes in the ship of state and "started throwing people overboard."
By Lani Harac and Lani Harac,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2001
Imagine maneuvering a vehicle through an obstacle course with a gate, a series of blocks and four structures topped with white barbell-shaped targets -- under water. Now imagine building a machine that can run the course by itself without remote controls or human assistance. Twelve teams of high school and college students have accomplished that and are competing in the fourth annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, which starts tomorrow at the Naval Academy. In the contest, which will take place in murky College Creek behind Hubbard Hall, students will pit their independently intelligent contraptions against each other for $20,000 in prize money and "serious bragging rights."
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