By Liz Bowie | July 5, 1991
It is a long swim to Binghamton, N.Y., but the determined travelers are getting closer.American shad -- that slightly oily, bony fish once as popular as the blue crab -- is making a comeback in a portion of its 500 miles of historic spawning ground along the Susquehanna River.With the completion this spring of a $12 million fish lift -- the equivalent of an elevator -- at the Conowingo Dam, the number of the prized species to cross the 100-foot-tall structure doubled to 27,227 since the last spawning season.
By Michelle Higgins and Michelle Higgins,New York Times News Service | December 10, 2006
For vacation this year, Peter Heumann is taking his family to Copper Mountain in Colorado during the jam-packed holiday period between Christmas and New Year's, when skiers can easily end up waiting in line for 20 minutes or more just to get on the lift. But Heumann, his wife and 15-year-old-daughter won't be among them. Instead, the family will swish past the masses to a separate lift line designated for Beeline Advantage pass holders - a privilege that costs $20 a day in addition to regular lift tickets.
By Edward Gunts | October 10, 1991
The historic U.S. Custom House at Gay and Lombard streets is slated to undergo an $11 million face lift starting late next year, its first major renovation in more than a decade.FTC The architectural firm of D'Aleo Inc. and the Philadelphia-based preservation architect Hyman Myers have been hired to handle design work for the project, which involves upgrading spaces throughout the 1908 landmark. "The goal is to restore the building as much as possible and bring it up to code," said Trudy Wang, project manager for the Philadelphia office of the General Services Administration, which issued the contract for the work.
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Depending on who's telling the story, either Kent Hrbek has been watching too much professional wrestling or Ron Gant is not telling the whole truth.Hrbek appeared to lift Gant off of first base in the third inning of last night's second game of the World Series, but umpire Drew Coble ruled that the Atlanta Braves outfielder fell off all by himself.The play turned out to be a pick-me-up for the Minnesota Twins, who escaped from a first-and-third jam and went on to score a dramatic 3-2 victory at the Metrodome.
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's Congress approved an amendment to the Constitution late Tuesday that would permit President Alvaro Uribe, the Bush administration's most reliable ally in Latin America, to run for re-election in 2006. The main article in the five-point amendment, approved by a vote of 113-16, lifts the ban on re-election, leaving it up to the country's highest court to decide if the change is constitutional. Political analysts believe the Constitutional Court would be likely to approve the change after some debate.
By NEAL R. PEIRCE | April 3, 1995
Washington. -- A cloud of gloom has settled among associates of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. They fear that whether or not a special prosecutor finds that he tried to mislead the FBI, his political effectiveness has been irreparably compromised.Their reaction -- and ours -- should be different. It should be outrage that a case is being pursued against Henry Cisneros at all.Here is a man never accused of misusing his public offices, local or federal, for any kind of personal gain.
Lawyers for The Sun will argue today in a Richmond, Va., courtroom that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. had no constitutional right to forbid state officials from speaking with two of the paper's journalists, and that the ban was a violation of the First Amendment. The hearing, in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is the latest round in a running feud between the state's largest newspaper and Ehrlich, elected in 2002 as Maryland's first Republican governor in 36 years. The Sun filed a lawsuit against the governor on Dec. 3, 2004, after Ehrlich forbade state employees from speaking with columnist Michael Olesker and reporter David Nitkin, who was the State House bureau chief and who since has been appointed the paper's Maryland political editor.
By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | November 1, 1992
Katie Warfield can barely keep the grin off her face. The 70-year-old can hardly recognize her little cinder-block home -- long suffering a leaky roof, faulty plumbing, winter drafts and a host of other ills.In an effort resembling a barn-raising, some 50 volunteers converged on the Perryman home last week and gave it a face lift -- indoors and out -- that surpassed Mrs. Warfield's wildest dreams."It's so beautiful," she said. "I didn't know it could turn out to be so beautiful, with what they had to work with."
By John Fairhall and Karen Hosler and John Fairhall and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau Nelson Schwartz and Gilbert Lewthwaite contributed to this article | January 27, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration yesterday worked to head off mounting congressional opposition to lifting the ban on gays in the military.As Republicans tried to provoke a confrontation over Mr. Clinton's proposal to end the ban, the administration sought to assuage a key Democratic critic, Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.Mr. Nunn, who expressed annoyance at the lack of consultation with Congress, had planned to speak out on the Senate floor yesterday but postponed that as administration officials sought to address his concerns.
By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2001
Baltimore's popular Lexington Market, which has sold produce and meats at the same downtown spot for more than two centuries, is set to receive a $3.5 million face lift in the coming months. Larger windows, wider entrances and new stalls, signs and lights are part of the plan, which is scheduled to receive the go-ahead from the city's Board of Estimates today. The market's orange-and-red awnings would be torn down and replaced with a lattice of iron girders and red awnings. Funding for the project would be provided by a combination of loans and state grants.
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