December 8, 2007
College basketball Michigan at Duke 2 p.m. [chs. 13, 9] You can go bleary-eyed watching college hoops today, and to get an early start, begin with the Wolverines playing the Blue Devils. It's really more an opportunity to get caught up with No. 6 Duke, because Michigan is pretty bad. The Blue Devils are 8-0 and shooting like they have radar. Michigan lost to Harvard. It's really humiliating when the Ivy League kids are going "na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey-hey-hey, goodbye!" - in Latin.
October 22, 2005
On October 18, 2005, DORIS NASH AUSTIN beloved sister of Ruth Waller and Mary E. Austin. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Sunday after 10 A.M. Family will receive friends on Monday at Berean Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1901 Madison Avenue at 11 A. M followed by funeral services at 11:30 A.M. See www.marchfh.com2005, NAOMIE SPARKS (nee Lee), formerly a resident of Edgemere, MD, beloved wife of the late Louis H. Sparks, Sr.; loving mother of Louis H. Sparks, Jr., Mary Lee Makinen, the late Ronald Wayne Sparks, and the late Dennis Lee Sparks, Sr.; cherished grandmother of eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
September 11, 2005
You might wonder whether Baltimore really needs one more Irish pub, and you would be right to wonder. Their number is probably eclipsed only by the number of steakhouses that have appeared in the last few years. I date the area's high profile Irish pub explosion from the success of An Poitin Stil in Timonium, which opened in 1999. The new Tir Na Nog, located where the second floor of Planet Hollywood used to be, manages to differentiate itself from the rest of the pack by, well, not being terribly Irish.
January 6, 2005
Finbarr O'Neill insists he didn't abandon a foundering ship only 16 months after taking over as president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, the U.S. distributor of the Japanese vehicle line. Yet on Tuesday, the day that Mitsubishi reported a 37 percent decline in new-vehicle sales for 2004, O'Neill resigned to become president and CEO of Reynolds & Reynolds of Dayton, Ohio, which provides data processing, computer, Web site, sales and management training services for the nation's auto dealers.
February 20, 2003
Before you get over it, you have to get it over with. The breakup, that is. With today's exit strategies, it's all over a bit too quickly for some people's tastes - a little less like Casablanca and more like "How to lose a guy (or girl) in 10 seconds." Thank e-mail and its kiss-off cousins - voice mail, even text messaging (because it's often cheaper than a cell-phone call) - for the instant-dumping epidemic. These innovations might make it possible to be in touch constantly, but they make it just as easy to vanish facelessly and sometimes voicelessly.
December 15, 2002
After kayaking 17 miles down Kauai's stunning Na Pali coast, every one of Cindy Chase's muscles hurt -- in her face. She and her paddling partner, Jamie Klein, had spent the entire day grinning. "We couldn't wipe the smiles off," she said. Cindy and Jamie are seasoned whitewater boaters. A death-defying plunge down experts-only rivers, like the upper Youghiogheny in Western Maryland, is routine to the Morgantown, W.Va., couple. But sea-kayaking the waters off Hawaii's oldest, wettest and most beautiful island was an entirely new thrill for them.