March 3, 1995
The New Big Thing in England -- the latest band touted as the savior of rock 'n' roll -- is practically unheard of Stateside.Yet, you've heard it all before.Oasis, the staggeringly popular quintet fronted by bickering brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher (when they're not taking feverish swings at each other), has an unerring ear for copping guitar riffs and sharp pop hooks straight from the canon of rock -- and the cheeky punk arrogance to pull it off.Liam, 22 (sneering vocals), and Noel, 27 (snotty lyrics and guitar)
June 14, 1991
How do you retaliate against a volcano?Schwarzkopf is on the offensive again, this time against the CIA.The Bush administration sees indicators of economic recovery the way a man lost in the desert sees an oasis: It's a mirage, but cheering.And the Chesapeake Bay Foundation looked at the oyster, and said: "Replenish thy seed and populate."The city school board has five finalists for superintendent. Or else it has a basketball team.Bush and Congress take the same view of domestic policy: It's the other's fault.
April 29, 1991
Writers and musicians were quick to recognize the advantages of computer technology, but artists have been relatively slow to give up their palettes and easels in return for the millions of colors and magic canvases that computers offer.It isn't that artists are slow; it's just that drawing with a computer mouse is like trying to draw with a potato. It lacks elegance.Throw out the mouse. A remarkable tool called the Wacom SD-510C pressure-sensitive digitizer (list price $695), which comprises a cordless, pen-like stylus and a 6-inch by 9-inch tablet, comes close to being a magic paintbrush.
March 20, 2000
Offices for rent will be available by summer at BWI By early summer, business travelers will be able to rent private offices at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Laptop Lane, a high-tech office space and service provider to airports nationwide, has an agreement to lease two locations at BWI. Laptop Lane provides 40-square-foot private workstations in airport terminals. Offices have 7-foot-high walls with doors that lock. Services in the offices include power and modem connections, a Pentium PC, faxing, e-mail, video e-mail, digital photo, color copies, black-and-white copies, document scanning, paper shredding, overnight packaging and shipping, and travel agency ticket delivery.
July 4, 2002
It's a long and winding Silk Road, and you can explore its sinuous twists and turns through Sunday at the National Mall in Washington. The Silk Road is the name given to the historic trade route that connected the peoples and traditions of Asia with those of Europe, and it's being featured at the Smithsonian Institution's 36th Folklife Festival. Musicians, dancers and craftsmen from more than 20 nations are represented, including Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Mongolia and Japan.
August 3, 2003
2 landowners deserve fair market value I sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver and their plight over the three-acre oasis they have had for 35 years. ("In Howard, road turns rural oasis into a battlefield," The Sun, July 28, 2003.) It is valued at $382,000 by appraisers, according to James M. Irvin of the Department of Public Works. I would very much like a referral for those very same appraisers because I suspect our property taxes would reduce significantly with them on board. If Mr. Irvin or Stewart J. Greenebaum possessed this property, they would be outraged by the circumstances.
June 7, 2006
Advertising Weber Shandwick appointed Tom Rowe as group manager and Kathleen Barry as an account executive. Both are in the international communications firm's Baltimore office.Catalpha Advertising & Design announced that Liz Werner joined the Towson-based advertising agency as a project manager. Banking and finance Provident Bank appointed Lisa LiPira, risk management, and Sherry Berman, operations, as vice presidents within their respective divisions. Susquehanna Bank named Scott B. Slick to the staff of the Hagerstown-headquartered bank as a business banker.
March 8, 1992
A little effort and a small additional investment can transform an inexpensive floral bouquet, readily available at florist shops, into a lovely centerpiece.Over 90 percent of the people who buy the prepackaged bouquets, $3.99 each, at Giant Food Inc. never do anything more exciting than pop them into a large vase, says flower department manager, Bill Hendricks. With a few simple directions and about $4 in materials, you can create a simple, attractive arrangement from one of these bouquets.
September 30, 2004
Christer Pettersson, 57, a petty criminal who was convicted and later acquitted in the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, died yesterday, leaving unsolved the slaying that has haunted Sweden for nearly two decades. Pettersson, who had a history of substance abuse, died at a Stockholm hospital of a brain hemorrhage and organ failure after surgery two weeks ago for head injuries. He was the only person ever brought to trial for the Feb. 28, 1986, slaying of Palme, who was gunned down as he walked home from a movie theater with his wife.
November 20, 2008
Just announced Lil' Wayne Verizon Center in Washington on Dec. 30. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Gogol Bordello The 9:30 Club in Washington, Jan. 2-3. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com. Amy Grant and Vince Gill Lyric Opera House on Dec. 10. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Oasis Patriot Center, George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on Dec. 20. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Still available Iris Dement The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on Dec. 7. 703-549-7500 or birchmere.com.