December 11, 1994
One message from the November election was that people do not trust government to solve all problems: There are other, voluntary, means to address them. The United Way of Central Maryland and its beneficiary health and service agencies provide the greatest avenue in Baltimore and the neighboring five counties for doing this. A greater responsibility than ever before for private giving -- by everyone able -- is a byproduct of this election.There are signs that the people of Central Maryland understand this challenge and are rising to it. As of Friday, the United Way campaign in the private sector had received pledges of $16,889,440.
Mike Preston | August 18, 2014
After nearly five weeks of training camp and two preseason games, it's still hard to predict if the Ravens will improve on last year's 8-8 record. On paper, they should because of certain additions they've made during the offseason. Those improvements are clearly noticeable on offense, but the defense appears to have taken a step or two backward. As for special teams, that's always a toss up even though the Ravens have traditionally played well in that area. It's only the preseason, of course, but the recurring question right now is will the Ravens win a lot of games, 42-27, or lose a lot of games, 42-27?
CHIAGO -- The city of Chicago and Southwest Airlines have "carelessly ignored" for years the risks of short runways and insufficient over-run areas at Midway Airport, an expert on transportation disasters said yesterday in a report on last week's fatal accident. The crash was avoidable, and the outcome would have been much worse if fuel tanks on the plane ruptured and caught fire, said Gunnar Kuepper, chief of operations at Emergency & Disaster Management Inc., a Los Angeles-based company that advises government agencies and private businesses on emergency-planning strategy.
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 25, 2013
Livestock trailers and carnival rides have arrived, the big tents have been pitched and the grounds are ready for today's opening of the 2013 Harford County Farm Fair. The fair runs Thursday through Sunday at the Harford County Equestrian Center on Tollgate Road in Bel Air. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 5 to 11 and children under 4 get in free. Senior citizens are admitted for $5 on Thursday only.
December 2, 2003
A 39-year-old man died yesterday afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital after being shot by an unknown assailant in his house in the Midway community in East Baltimore, city police said. Officers investigating reported gunshots inside a house in the 600 block of Bartlett Ave. about 1:15 p.m. found Earl William Ross lying on the living room floor, bleeding from wounds to his head and back. He was the 242nd homicide victim in the city this year, compared with 236 at the same time last year, police said.
By Laura Lippman and Melody Simmons and Laura Lippman and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writers | April 9, 1994
Spring cleaning got serious in the Barclay-Midway community yesterday, as 300 city workers swept -- and shoveled and steam-rollered and painted -- through the neighborhood.Statistics for the cleanup, which continues today, were staggering: 438 tires and two tons of appliances recycled, 15 buildings cleaned of graffiti, eight tons of garbage picked up at curbside, 111 tons of trash hauled to a solid-waste facility.But the cleanup effort was more than just hauling trash from the neighborhood bound by East North Avenue, 25th Street, Guilford Avenue and Homewood Avenue.
By Peter Hermann and Joe Mathews and Peter Hermann and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1996
A popular used-car lot owner and mechanic was shot fatally in his Greenmount Avenue shop yesterday, and police were searching for a man who rented part of the lot and apparently owed the victim money.Hours after the slaying of Lae Phoukieo, 54, Baltimore police swarmed into the East Baltimore-Midway neighborhood to try to quell a two-week outbreak of drug-related slayings and shootings.The raids were unrelated to Mr. Phoukieo's slaying, but police said they coincidentally targeted a house on Boone Street where the suspect in yesterday's slaying was believed to be hiding.
By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | July 19, 2002
US Airways reported a second-quarter loss of $248 million yesterday, marking another in a series of losing quarters for the nation's seventh-largest airline as it tries to restructure by cutting $1.3 billion in yearly costs and flying more small regional jets. The Arlington, Va.-based airline joined all carriers except Southwest Airlines in reporting steep losses for the quarter as a result of falling fares and fewer passengers. The loss amounted to $3.64 per share, up from a loss of $24 million, or 36 cents per share, in second-quarter 2001.
A Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore to Chicago slid off a runway at Midway International Airport, through a steel barrier and into traffic on a nearby street as it landed in heavy snow and wind, authorities said yesterday. Two people on the plane were reported slightly injured. Hospital officials said a 6-year-old boy was killed and at least seven other people, one of them a 2-year-old, in cars were seriously injured. The accident occurred about 7:15 p.m. when Southwest Flight 1248 from Baltimore slid off the runway, crashed through the airport's boundary fence and stopped in the intersection of 55th Street and Central Avenue, where it was struck by several vehicles, according to the Federal Aviation Administration's regional office in Chicago.
By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2000
ASHBURN, Va. - Through the preseason Super Bowl hype, the early season struggles and now a five-game winning streak, cornerback Darrell Green kept his cool. He's been through it all before with the Redskins - from three-win seasons to Super Bowl conquests during his 18-year career. There was no need to panic after the 1-2 start and no need to rejoice at the 6-2 record and first place in the NFC East midway through the season. Green's attitude is indicative of a veteran Redskins team. "It's important to have a certain level of sobriety as to where you are," Green said.
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
It's hard to miss the illustration of an oversized pyramid posted on a wall inside the Gossett Football Team House. In and around the black and red pyramid - which Maryland players see as they walk between the locker room and meeting rooms - are words depicting core values and goals of the Terps. Among the goals in block letters at the top are "ACC Champion," "Graduate" and "Bowl Game. " Halfway through their regular season, the Terps (4-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) aren't quite comfortable talking about a bowl game.
By Mike Frainie, Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2012
To say that the 2011-12 season has been a frustrating one for the Morgan State Bears would be an understatement. On Wednesday night at Coppin State's Physical Education Complex, it looked to be more of the same. This time, though, the Bears (7-18, 4-9) didn't fold, pulling off a 91-80 upset of the host Eagles (13-14, 8-6) in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game. Aric Brooks (St. Frances) led the Bears with 19 points, while Tony Gallo scored 21 to lead Coppin State. "We fought through so much adversity this year," Bears coach Todd Bozeman said.
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2011
You'll have no trouble finding food at the Maryland State Fair. Some of it is still walking around on hooves, granted. But once you're on the Midway, you'd have trouble swinging a test-your-strength mallet without hitting a stand selling corn dogs, fried dough, french fries or skewered chicken. Oddly, as hamburgers have become the an upscale item and a precious gem in the locavore dining, they've nearly vanished from the fair's main street. Sausage is plentiful, but hot dogs are hardly seen.
August 27, 2011
Officials of the Maryland State Fair in Timonium on Saturday said they had closed the fair's midway rides and games at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and that the buildings at the fair would close at 5 p.m. due to the inclement weather as Hurricane Irene approaches the Baltimore area. The rest of the rest of the fairgrounds will close for the day at 6:30 p.m., officials said, canceling the slate of activities planned for Saturday evening. The fairgrounds, on York Road, are still scheduled to reopen on Sunday morning, Aug. 28, at regularly scheduled times, officials said.
July 15, 2011
Several years ago, I was a committee chair for a local charity function at M&T Bank Stadium to benefit Baltimore's homeless. Midway through the evening, Sheila Dixon graced us with her presence, making an appearance in one of those now infamous full-length mink coats. I remember thinking at the time there could be no greater example of brazen temerity. But having just read that Ms. Dixon is considering a run for mayor in 2015, I stand corrected. Richard Crystal, Baltimore
April 27, 2011
The release of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate yesterday probably won't quiet all the so-called carnival barkers out there, but it ought to make a dent. As the president observed, the political sideshow over his place of birth and citizenship had become too great a distraction of late not to at least make the effort. Make no mistake, President Obama didn't prove this morning that he was born in Hawaii. That was already accomplished several years ago when he released his short-form birth certificate, the one that is standard issue in the 50 t h state and that Republican and Democratic governors had already confirmed matched the information on the longer document.
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1996
Rejoice in your Lord. "Please diagram each sentence," barks Sally Schmidt, under the big top. There is a time for every purpose under heaven."I don't feel well," says little Nathan. "Of course not. That's because Miss Sally is making you work today," says Miss Sally, in her one-room trailer of a schoolhouse behind the Midway at the Maryland State Fair. Nathan smiles and is healed.Ten carny kids get their private, nonaccredited, education 180 days a year inside a trailer labeled Deggeller Midway Academy.
January 27, 1997
Police logNorth Laurel: First block of Midway Ave.: Someone tried enter a house Tuesday by prying the door.Pub Date: 1/27/97
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2010
The Sunday after a devastating fire consumed The Block, I went to grab a couple of $2 Bohs at Midway Bar to see how the city's beleaguered adult-entertainment district was coping. It had just been two days since the area was reopened to the public, and signs of the fire were everywhere. The street was still blocked, and police tape cordoned off the Gayety Show World bookstore, which was gutted. But there were also signs that the area's bars were slowly getting back on their feet.
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