February 9, 1993
After months of waiting, supporters of a new Esskay plant in Baltimore have been told they will have to wait until financial conditions improve for Esskay's parent company.David B. McLaughlin, a spokesman for Esskay, said Smithfield Foods Inc. officials have decided that "until economic conditions improve, the corporation won't make any capital expenditures.""For the time being, it puts the situation on hold," Mr. McLaughlin said. Besides a bad hog market, Smithfield has also had to contend with problems at a new plant in North Carolina, he said.
February 22, 1991
The New BaltimoreCamerataProgram: works by Vivaldi, Haydn, Hindemith, Debussy and Weber.Where: Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.When: Sunday at 5:30 p.m.Tickets: Free.Call: 433-8803.Robert Schumann was trained as a lawyer, Hector Berlioz as a doctor and Charles Ives was one of the 20th century's great innovators not just in music but in designing life insurance. So it's not exactly unheard of that the three members of the New Baltimore Camerata, who will give a concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, are more than "just" musicians: Flutist Ellen Finkelstein is a prosecutor for the city; pianist Frederick Minger is a computer scientist; and cellist Donald Watts, while he teaches music at Towson State University, is also a certified public accountant.
January 14, 1998
RICHMOND, Va. -- It may sound like a foolish lark for a highly paid school administrator to leave her secure job in Richmond to take a potentially short-term deal in Baltimore. But that doesn't bother Searetha Smith.Her credos defy the careerist guardrails that hold others back: Be flexible. Do good work. Go forth. Don't worry.Last night, the new Baltimore school board voted unanimously to let Smith put her philosophies to work for the city's children. On Jan. 26, Smith will leave her associate superintendent's post in Richmond to serve as chief academic officer in Baltimore.
September 25, 2002
The Greater Baltimore Committee is pursuing the construction of a new Baltimore Arena despite last month's demise of the Washington-Baltimore 2012 Olympics bid and the absence of a major league basketball or hockey team. "From the beginning, we've assumed a new arena needed to be built in Baltimore regardless of the Olympics," said Donald P. Hutchinson, president of the GBC, Baltimore's largest business organization that deals with public policy. "Winning the Olympics would have made everyone's decision easy.
May 7, 2001
New Economy entrepreneurs love working in funky old buildings. Travel industry leaders report an upsurge of interest in heritage tourism. Antiques dealers on Key Highway are busier than ever. Now there's even more evidence that history has a role to play in Baltimore's renaissance: The city is getting its own historical society. The Baltimore City Historical Society will hold its inaugural meeting at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. The group was established to encourage public interest in Baltimore's history, serve as a gathering place for history buffs and support and promote the local museum community.
October 14, 2003
It's 8 a.m. on the first day of the new Baltimore Freedom Academy. The school's 105 pioneering ninth-graders will be arriving in minutes. The atmosphere is frenetic. "We're having a baby today! One hundred of them!" Tisha Edwards, the head of school, gushes to a parent volunteer in the cramped office of the academy, which for now is meeting at Baltimore City Community College downtown. For the next four years, Edwards, a woman with no background in education, will be momma to those babies.