January 1, 2000
As the 19th century came to a close, a wag seriously proposed that the U.S. Patent Office be closed because everything mankind needed had been invented. And The Sun seemed to echo those sentiments in a New Year's Eve editorial: "The year 1900 enjoys special distinction because it is the last year of the nineteenth century, the greatest century of human progress in all history. With the exception of mathematics and astronomy, all the sciences may be said to have been established in this nineteenth century.
May 4, 2007
The places and times of the public school proms and after-prom parties: Atholton Prom: May 12, Baltimore Radisson, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. After prom: AMC Theater, The Mall in Columbia, 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Centennial Prom: Tomorrow, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, 8 p.m. to midnight After prom: Columbia Gym, Clarksville, midnight to 4:30 a.m. Glenelg Completed. Hammond Prom: Tomorrow, Sheraton Baltimore City-Center, 8 p.m. to midnight After prom: AMC Theater, The Mall in Columbia, midnight to 5:15 a.m. Howard Prom: May 11, Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, 8 p.m. to midnight After prom: AMC Theater, The Mall in Columbia, 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Long Reach Completed.
August 19, 2004
ATHENS OLYMPICS Prime-Time coverage. TV: Ch. 11, 8 p.m. to midnight
July 6, 2000
Where: 804 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum, 410-636-1777 Dining hours: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Friday; 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday; 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday Prices: Moderate Credit cards: All major cards Rating: *** Ratings: * culinary wasteland **** culinary heaven
October 7, 1996
Police logOwen Brown: 6700 block of Quiet Hours Place: Someone stole a gray 1995 Isuzu Rodeo between 10 p.m. and midnight Thursday. It had Maryland license number 768385M.Pub Date: 10/07/96
September 26, 1996
Police logCape St. Claire: Someone stole a $500 generator from the bed of a truck parked in the 1300 block of Bay Head Road between midnight Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday.Pub Date: 9/26/96
February 7, 2007
XS 1307 N. Charles St. -- 410-468-0002 Hours --7 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Thursdays; 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 9 a.m.-midnight Sundays Restaurant's estimate --15-20 minutes Ready in --8 minutes Though this order, $8.35, was the least oily, it bordered on bland. Marinated chicken seasoned with a few sesame seeds sat on top a bed of mostly tasteless noodles and chopped vegetables.
December 8, 2006
Elaine Pardoe writes from Columbia: "Does the low temperature prediction for a given day refer to the night/early morning that has just passed, or the one to come?" It's slippery. Our forecast lows are "overnight" lows, typically reached just before dawn the following day. Looking back, meteorologists report extremes reached between midnights. This page goes to bed before midnight, so our Almanac must use the weather service's "preliminary" midnight-to-4 p.m. readings. It's a newspaper thing.
October 15, 2004
Four state Division I men's basketball schools besides Maryland - Coppin State, Morgan State, UMBC, and UMES - will have Midnight Madness activities tonight preceding their first practice. Loyola and its new head coach, Jimmy Patsos, will conduct a closed practice at midnight. Tonight and tomorrow's schedule: Coppin State Doors open at 8 p.m., followed by three-point shooting contests, basketball games, and performances by dancers, cheerleaders, and models. Also, every member of a Coppin athletic team will be introduced, leading up to basketball introductions at midnight.