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May 16, 2012
A headstone for Chubby of "Our Gang" is front page news in The Sun while a $2 billion bank loss only makes page 16 ("Morgan's $2 billion loss stuns Wall Street," May 11). Banks return about two tenths of 1 percent in interest on deposits, while charging 4 percent to 8 percent interest on money they lend. Instead of encouraging deposits with higher interest rates, they put the difference into a gambling pool and wager on things like credit default swaps. JP Morgan has amassed over $200 billion to gamble with.
Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has agreed to acquire NBC affiliate KSNV in Las Vegas for $120 million, the Hunt Valley-based broadcaster said Wednesday. The purchase from Intermountain West is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. The addition of KSNV to a Sinclair-owned CW station and MyNetwork station in Las Vegas means the broadcaster's news footprint will cover all major cities in Nevada, said Steve Pruett, co-COO of Sinclair's television group. The company plans to sell the Federal Communications Commission license and related assets, but not the programming, of one of the three Las Vegas properties to comply with regulatory requirements.
By SUN STAFF | December 5, 1999
Sometimes it's the steady march of footsteps that irrevocably changes a place. Other times it's a single man with a vision and a mission who leaves big footprints.In the case of Las Vegas, it is Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, whose legacy survives in Nevada's Mojave Desert. The renowned mobster's Flamingo Hotel, which opened in 1946, set Las Vegas on its way to becoming glitter gulch and the fastest-growing American city in the second half of the 20th century.Two events greased the wheels for Siegel's vision -- the legalization of gambling in Nevada in 1931 and the gusher of electricity that began to flow out of Hoover Dam's power plant five years later.
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
UPDATE (9/2): Kacy Catanzaro's "American Ninja Warrior" run ended Monday night during the national finals episode after the Towson alum failed to complete the "Jumping Spider" obstacle of Stage 1. (In an earlier finals episode, Meagan Martin became the first female competitor to complete the obstacle, which you can watch here .) Yesterday, the 100-pound athlete tweeted she would watch the episode at the McHenry Row Greene Turtle.  ---------- With the Towson University gymnastics team by her side, Kacy Catanzaro -- the 5-foot-tall Internet sensation who became the first woman to ever complete the difficult "American Ninja Warrior" semifinals obstacles course -- was honored during halftime of the football team's game on Saturday night.
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | April 18, 1995
The recuperative powers of the Canadian Football League were called into play last week when it waved off the search for a new home for the Las Vegas Posse.On Friday, for the second time in 11 days, commissioner Larry Smith suspended the franchise and dismissed Jackson, Miss., as a relocation site. Yet, despite his announcement, there was a report in a Calgary, Alberta, newspaper over the weekend about continued efforts to revive the Jackson deal.Based on the CFL's record, it was not hard to imagine.
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will be starting daily nonstop service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Las Vegas on April 25. The flight, announced Wednesday, will leave BWI at 7:30 p.m. and arrive in Las Vegas at 9:22 p.m. The return flight departs Las Vegas at 11:47 p.m. and lands at 7:20 a.m. Spirit, which shifted its operation to BWI from Reagan National Airport outside Washington last September, also...
July 22, 2004
WHAT DOES IT say about America that this year's hottest city - the nation's cultural and economic trend-setter - is Las Vegas, sprawl that only began to sprout at a desert railroad stop 60 years ago, that produces next to nothing and that profits from peddling live fantasies, increasingly sexual, to the rest of the country and world? Las Vegas is America's fastest-growing city. Each month, 7,000 more newcomers show up, driving its population toward 2 million by this decade's end. Its just-built suburbs spread endlessly across arid bleakness, their land and home values rocketing.
April 6, 1992
LAS VEGAS -- Dana Lofland took advantage of a closing birdie and a late collapse by Beth Daniel to take her first professional victory by two strokes in the $450,000 event.Lofland, on the strength of a 24-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and two bogeys over the final three holes by Daniel, earned $67,500 to push her season earnings to $138,205."I thought I had to make it to win," Lofland said of the finishing putt that gave her a final-round 71 and 54-hole score of 212, 4-under par for the tournament at the Desert Inn course.
By Donna Ellis | November 17, 2011
Roughly translated, Las Vegas, according to our server, means "the suburbs. " The Las Vegas in Nevada pretty much started out that way, as a stopover and R&R locale for the folks working on the Boulder Dam. Our local Las Vegas is also in the 'burbs. In Jessup, on Route 1, just south of Route 175, next to a Burger King. Indeed, you can't get much more "modern" suburban than locating your eatery in a strip center. Co-owner, manager, cook and all-around general factotum Tomas Cruz, a native of San Salvador, opened this 70-seat, south-of-the-border themed restaurant in April 2009.
By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
All Ian Chiles wanted, whether he was drafted or not, was a chance to play in the NBA. The 7-foot-2, 260-pound former Morgan State center didn't hear his named called during the NBA draft June 26, but soon he'll get his long-awaited chance to play for an NBA team. On Monday, the Washington Wizards named Chiles to the team's 16-man roster for the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins Friday. The news came as a surprise to Ian's father, who knew the Wizards were considering his son but was unsure whether he'd make it. "I didn't know whether he made it or it was a tryout," Joel Chiles said.
From Sun staff reports | February 23, 2014
With a second-place finish Saturday in the all-around at the Winter Cup Challenge, gymnast Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore earned a spot on the United States men's senior national team. Competing inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino's Royale Pavilion in Las Vegas, Whittenburg, 19, opened his competition with a double-twisting double dismount on the still rings, one of six events in which he finished among the top 10. He finished second on rings, a meet best, scoring a 30.750. Whittenburg, an Edgewood alumnus, placed sixth in floor exercise with a 29.950, fourth in vault with a 30.050, seventh in parallel bars with a 29.100 and 10th in high bar with a 28.100.
Compiled from Inside Lacrosse reports | December 27, 2013
College commitments by freshman boys lacrosse players continue to roll in at an accelerating pace, and Johns Hopkins has added two more in St. Paul's midfielder Kyle DiPietro and midfielder Connor DeSimone of Smithtown East High in St. James, N.Y.  DiPietro, a 6-foot, 165-pound Baltimore Crabs product, attended Big 4, National Scholastic Club Lacrosse Association Member Guest, Aloha Fall Ball Tournament, Diamond Showcase and the B'more...
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2013
Melissa Otterbein never has thought of herself as a world-class athlete, just someone who was persistent and worked hard to achieve her goals. At Towson University, where she was a member of the swimming team, Otterbein made the Colonial Athletic Association championships twice in her four years. Otterbein, who grew up outside Philadelphia and has remained in Baltimore after graduating four years ago, has another goal that appears a little more challenging: She is trying to get the Tour de France to hold a race for women.
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to be in Las Vegas Tuesday for a panel discussion on clean energy, appearing alongside former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at an event with big names in national politics. The day-long National Clean Energy Summit 6.0 is hosted by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, and the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. O'Malley, Schwarzenegger and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will discuss ways states have worked to use clean energy.
By Dan Appenfeller, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2013
Kate Parker was skeptical during a 2006 triannual pool tournament at Dundalk's Green Room Billiards club, and with good reason. "I've got a feeling we're going to Vegas," she remembered one of her teammates saying. And despite the banner adorning the lobby - "This way to Vegas" - Parker still had her doubts. "We had a shot at Vegas and we lost," she said. "So we went into the losers' bracket; we had a shot at Vegas and we lost. " Even after the two defeats, Parker and her team turned things around, going on an unlikely run. And through a combination of luck, skill and quirks in the rules, the Elkridge resident's team was off to Las Vegas for the American Poolplayers Association National Team Championship with a wild-card bid. And come Friday, and running over the course of two weekends, more than 100 teams will be competing for the same honor at Maryland's APA spring program tournament.
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
One thing that happened in Vegas last week certainly won't stay in Vegas: The lobbyists Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone were married there before about 100 well-wishers, who included some of Maryland's top government officials - including the wedding officiant, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Malone, a one-time top aide to Gov. Martin O'Malley, and Jones, perennially among the state's highest-earning lobbyists, joined professional forces five years ago and on Tuesday were married in Las Vegas by Rawlings-Blake.
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