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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
Baltimore's latest crop of pigeon-killers made their media debut today. But they hardly resembled the fast-flying predators they will one day grow to be.Dressed in snow-white down, the 10-day-old peregrine falcons huddled in a corner of their nest box, which overlooks the Inner Harbor from a 33rd-floor ledge of the United States Fidelity & Guaranty building.Mostly, the two females and one male dozed. The male, snuggled between the two larger females, raised its head briefly.Felicity, their mother, was clearly agitated, sensing the movement of camera crews and others inside the building behind a one-way window.
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BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK and JAY HANCOCK,jay.hancock@baltsun.com | October 4, 2008
Yesterday's bailout approval is not the end of the financial crisis. Rather, it halts the free-fall, if only temporarily. It furnishes a narrow ledge to perch on, assess broken bones and contemplate the abyss. Policymakers still need weeks to figure out how to spend the $700 billion allowed by the package. They don't know which toxic mortgage securities to buy, where to buy them, how much to pay or what to do once the stinking piles of junk are quarantined. They have only the vaguest idea how they'll "implement a plan that seeks to maximize assistance for homeowners," as the law requires.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1997
Pigeons, robins and flickers, beware. There are three new peregrine falcons in downtown Baltimore, and they're hungry.The three falcon chicks, or eyases, were banded Thursday, three weeks after they hatched on a 33rd-floor ledge of the USF&G building. A fourth egg was infertile.They are healthy and "feeding with relish on the birds that fly around downtown Baltimore," said John Barber, a USF&G Corp. executive and former Smithsonian Institution ornithologist.Mourning doves and starlings have also fallen to the parent falcons, their fates revealed by the shredded remains in the falcons' gravel-lined aerie.
NEWS
June 25, 2005
ANNAPOLIS Mid who died in fall was drinking, officials say A midshipman who fell to his death from a ledge off his fifth-floor dormitory room in April had been drinking, climbed out the window to smoke and probably lost his balance, Naval Academy officials said yesterday. The body of Jay Michael Dixon, 21, a junior physics major from Destrehan, La., was found about 12:30 p.m. April 9 at the bottom of a mechanical pit outside Bancroft Hall -12 hours after officials believe he accidentally tumbled from the 4-foot-by-4-foot ledge into the area that is generally obscured from view.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE **TC | July 20, 1997
The creation of a professorship is usually not a subject of great intellectual debate.But when the trendy University of California at Berkeley this year announced the endowment of a new chair, many academics paused to ponder what post-industrial society was coming to.With a $1 million grant from Xerox Corp. and its Japanese affiliate, Berkeley created a Distinguished Professor of Know-ledge -- at its business school.Never mind that some professors, particularly professors of philosophy, could not understand what a professor of know-ledge knows or teaches.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | May 3, 1991
The first quarter of 1991 hasn't been a total loss for USF&G Corp.Blythe and Beauregard, the two peregrine falcons that have nested on the 33rd-floor ledge of the company's headquarters building in downtown Baltimore since 1985, have produced yet another healthy quartet of dividends.The arrival of the four new chicks, or eyases, was announced yesterday, on the same day the insurance company announced $55 million in first quarter losses. The young birds actually hatched two weeks ago, during Earth Week, after a month-long incubation, company officials said.
NEWS
July 29, 1992
One of three peregrine falcons that hatched in June on a Baltimore skyscraper has died in a storm.John Barber, an official with United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. who watches over the birds, said that the two remaining falcons are learning to fly in the frequently hazardous urban wilderness.One was found stranded yesterday on the plaza in front of the USF&G building on Light Street.Peregrines have raised their young on a 33rd-floor ledge of the building since the late 1970s."We try to respond to [rescue]
NEWS
June 25, 2005
ANNAPOLIS Mid who died in fall was drinking, officials say A midshipman who fell to his death from a ledge off his fifth-floor dormitory room in April had been drinking, climbed out the window to smoke and probably lost his balance, Naval Academy officials said yesterday. The body of Jay Michael Dixon, 21, a junior physics major from Destrehan, La., was found about 12:30 p.m. April 9 at the bottom of a mechanical pit outside Bancroft Hall -12 hours after officials believe he accidentally tumbled from the 4-foot-by-4-foot ledge into the area that is generally obscured from view.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK and JAY HANCOCK,jay.hancock@baltsun.com | October 4, 2008
Yesterday's bailout approval is not the end of the financial crisis. Rather, it halts the free-fall, if only temporarily. It furnishes a narrow ledge to perch on, assess broken bones and contemplate the abyss. Policymakers still need weeks to figure out how to spend the $700 billion allowed by the package. They don't know which toxic mortgage securities to buy, where to buy them, how much to pay or what to do once the stinking piles of junk are quarantined. They have only the vaguest idea how they'll "implement a plan that seeks to maximize assistance for homeowners," as the law requires.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | November 15, 1996
Given the everyday chaos that is New York, it shouldn't be a surprise to hear that someone is out on a ledge in midtown Manhattan, but in the case of ABC's college football studio efforts and analyst Todd Blackledge, that's not such a bad thing at all.Each week, provided there's time, Blackledge picks apart some aspect of the college game in a segment called "The Ledge," which has proved to be a boon for the viewer and for Blackledge's broadcasting career."I...
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE **TC | July 20, 1997
The creation of a professorship is usually not a subject of great intellectual debate.But when the trendy University of California at Berkeley this year announced the endowment of a new chair, many academics paused to ponder what post-industrial society was coming to.With a $1 million grant from Xerox Corp. and its Japanese affiliate, Berkeley created a Distinguished Professor of Know-ledge -- at its business school.Never mind that some professors, particularly professors of philosophy, could not understand what a professor of know-ledge knows or teaches.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1997
Pigeons, robins and flickers, beware. There are three new peregrine falcons in downtown Baltimore, and they're hungry.The three falcon chicks, or eyases, were banded Thursday, three weeks after they hatched on a 33rd-floor ledge of the USF&G building. A fourth egg was infertile.They are healthy and "feeding with relish on the birds that fly around downtown Baltimore," said John Barber, a USF&G Corp. executive and former Smithsonian Institution ornithologist.Mourning doves and starlings have also fallen to the parent falcons, their fates revealed by the shredded remains in the falcons' gravel-lined aerie.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | November 15, 1996
Given the everyday chaos that is New York, it shouldn't be a surprise to hear that someone is out on a ledge in midtown Manhattan, but in the case of ABC's college football studio efforts and analyst Todd Blackledge, that's not such a bad thing at all.Each week, provided there's time, Blackledge picks apart some aspect of the college game in a segment called "The Ledge," which has proved to be a boon for the viewer and for Blackledge's broadcasting career."I...
FEATURES
By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | August 18, 1996
We're remodeling a small bathroom -- so small that it contains only a shower stall, toilet and sink. We would prefer to avoid the usual cabinet/sink combination. Will it be possible to provide enough storage space for towels and toiletries if we install a pedestal sink?The photo basically answers your question. As you can see, the added ledge accommodates all the necessary toilet articles, while extra towels are stored on shelves in the small built-in cabinet.If you don't have enough space for a cabinet, the ledge can be made wider than the 6 inches seen here.
NEWS
By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | May 14, 1993
A great drama of nature is taking place again, high above Baltimore's Inner Harbor -- the revival of a bird of prey nearly wiped out just three decades ago by the pesticide DDT.Baltimore's peregrine falcons, Beauregard and Felicity, hatched four robust chicks, known as eyases, this week on their 33rd-floor "cliff" at the USF&G Building.Hatchings have become an annual occurrence at the falcon "scrape," or nest, but it is the commonplace nature of the event that is so impressive. This year's clutch of eggs brings to 51 the number of peregrine young produced there -- accounting for more than any other known nesting site for the comeback of the species east of the Mississippi.
NEWS
July 29, 1992
One of three peregrine falcons that hatched in June on a Baltimore skyscraper has died in a storm.John Barber, an official with United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. who watches over the birds, said that the two remaining falcons are learning to fly in the frequently hazardous urban wilderness.One was found stranded yesterday on the plaza in front of the USF&G building on Light Street.Peregrines have raised their young on a 33rd-floor ledge of the building since the late 1970s."We try to respond to [rescue]
NEWS
By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | May 14, 1993
A great drama of nature is taking place again, high above Baltimore's Inner Harbor -- the revival of a bird of prey nearly wiped out just three decades ago by the pesticide DDT.Baltimore's peregrine falcons, Beauregard and Felicity, hatched four robust chicks, known as eyases, this week on their 33rd-floor "cliff" at the USF&G Building.Hatchings have become an annual occurrence at the falcon "scrape," or nest, but it is the commonplace nature of the event that is so impressive. This year's clutch of eggs brings to 51 the number of peregrine young produced there -- accounting for more than any other known nesting site for the comeback of the species east of the Mississippi.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | April 17, 1992
A high-flying, seven-year romance -- one that produced more than two dozen young peregrine falcons on a skyscraper above the Inner Harbor -- has ended.Blythe, a female peregrine who had raised young consistently on a 33rd-floor ledge outside the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Building since 1985, hasn't been seen since March 1, said John Barber, a company official who watches over the birds.She may be dead, Mr. Barber and others fear, since desertion of a mate is almost unheard of among the falcons.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
Baltimore's latest crop of pigeon-killers made their media debut today. But they hardly resembled the fast-flying predators they will one day grow to be.Dressed in snow-white down, the 10-day-old peregrine falcons huddled in a corner of their nest box, which overlooks the Inner Harbor from a 33rd-floor ledge of the United States Fidelity & Guaranty building.Mostly, the two females and one male dozed. The male, snuggled between the two larger females, raised its head briefly.Felicity, their mother, was clearly agitated, sensing the movement of camera crews and others inside the building behind a one-way window.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | April 17, 1992
A high-flying, seven-year romance -- one that produced more than two dozen young peregrine falcons on a skyscraper above the Inner Harbor -- has ended.Blythe, a female peregrine who had raised young consistently on a 33rd-floor ledge outside the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Building since 1985, hasn't been seen since March 1, said John Barber, a company official who watches over the birds.She may be dead, Mr. Barber and others fear, since desertion of a mate is almost unheard of among the falcons.
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