January 22, 2002
JERUSALEM -- On color-coded tourist maps, the Old City is neatly divided into self-contained quarters. Each of its four communities -- Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Armenian -- looks to be secure in its own exclusive enclave. The maps are wrong. The Old City, surrounded by 16th-century walls up to 9 feet thick, is a labyrinth of winding, narrow streets where mutually distrustful sects compete for influence and turf while safeguarding their rituals, some dating back thousands of years.
January 13, 2002
POOR KASHMIR. It lies in the Himalayan ramparts where the borders of India, Pakistan and China rub together. Reality mocks its beauty. There is no escaping the permeating melancholy of a land that lies under the gun. It is as if malevolent gods, jealous of its loveliness, placed a curse on it. The poison entered the garden in 1947 when the war-weary British quit their Indian empire and partitioned it. They had no wish to cut it up: One of their imperial...
May 9, 2013
Kevin Plank may have sold the first Under Armour shirts from the back of his car, but as his reach has grown, so too have his wheels: These days, he jets around the world, recently to five Asian cities in six days, but managed to get back home to Baltimore to watch a member of his celebrity-filled stable of athletes play in a game. That would be his 9-year-old son, James, playing in a Little League game in Baltimore County. Like any sideline dad, Plank showed off a few photos on his cellphone, scenes from a spring evening more Norman Rockwell than Under Armour, whose thumping ads feature glaring athletes seemingly in training not for a mere game but a coming apocalypse.
February 4, 1997
TCPolice logSeverna Park: A thief smashed the front window of Cork 'N Keg Liquors in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday and stole cigarettes, cash and liquor.Pub Date: 2/04/97
July 27, 1994
WASHINGTON -- For many years, American commandos were assigned to volunteer teams with the suicidal mission of detonating small nuclear weapons at very close range, according to authoritative military sources.The so-called "Green Light" Army demolition squads were supposed to deliver, arm and then "watch the device until it went off" to assure that enemy forces did not interfere with the explosion, said a former Special Forces member trained in the mission."If that meant staying inside the hydroelectric plant, standing 20 feet away from the warhead, that's where you stayed," he said.
November 29, 2011
How did Mac Miller do it? It seems improbable, but the party-all-the-time Jewish rapper from Pittsburgh found himself at the top of the Billboard 200 on Nov. 16, without a radio hit, and more important, without a major-label machine there to take the credit. Miller, 19, sold 144,000 copies of his debut album, "Blue Slide Park," making him the first independent artist to claim the top spot since 1995. He's not a protege of a superstar, nor have any of "Blue Slide Park's" songs charted.
July 9, 2014
New advances in wine technology are great news for people who thrive on variety and experimentation. With more Baltimore-area restaurants adopting an array of advanced wine-dispensing systems - from kegs to devices that allow wine to be poured without removing the cork - it's easier than ever to imbibe without committing to a single bottle. These new systems have a cool factor that makes wine geeks go nuts. But the technology is for more than just show. Implementing these systems translates into more options for customers, cost savings for restaurant owners and environmental benefits for everyone.
August 24, 1995
A Pasadena man was arrested on drug charges and three other men and a juvenile were issued citations for possession of alcohol yesterday after police stopped the young men for a traffic violation.An officer stopped a blue Toyota pickup truck shortly after 3 a.m. and found a keg of beer in the truck bed, police said. While confiscating the keg, police said, they found a bag with what appeared to be marijuana in the truck bed.Calvin Truman Holmes, 18, of the 1200 block of Rock Hill Road in Pasadena, was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
July 7, 1993
As the All-Stars gather next week in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, on hand will be baseball's best hitters, its fastest pitchers and its swiftest base runners. To that list of superlatives I add one more, baseball's longest beer.The draft beer that comes out of the tap at concession stand No. 111 just short of the left field foul line on the lower deck is pumped about 350 feet, the longest draft beer in baseball.The Miller Lite, one of five brands of draft beer sold in the park, moves in a cooled plastic line from kegs sitting behind home plate deep in the basement of Camden Yards.
June 7, 1998
Quote: "We came out and played a beer league game. The only thing missing was a keg around second base." -- Mariners manager Lou Piniella, whose team committed four errors, leading to four unearned runs.It's a fact: The start of the sixth inning was held up for two minutes while the video of the Belmont Stakes was shown on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard.Who's hot: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera lowered his ERA to 0.44 with a scoreless inning.Who's not: Mariners second baseman Joey Cora committed three errors, leading to three uneared runs.