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By Terry Edmonds | May 29, 1992
In the ocean's languid yearningWet sand recedingIn the water's stillness movingFeel the TaoIn the child's tightrope tiptoeFeel security of mother's armsThe watchful eyeSoft sand belowIn the ocean's heave and breathingBreaking cold upon meWith you naked beside meSleeping lateI reawaken
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Tim Wheeler | October 8, 2014
With minor flooding forecast Wednesday morning for Baltimore and elsewhere along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, there's a new warning that rising seas are likely to encroach more often and reach farther inland in coming decades. The National Weather Service issued a coastal flooding advisory Tuesday night for Anne Arundel, Calvert and Harford counties and southern Baltimore. Onshore winds combined with higher than normal tides were expected to cause "minor shoreline inundation" in low-lying areas.
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BUSINESS
By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Evening Sun Staff | October 9, 1990
Ocean City in the summer is a tradition to Marylanders. But the tradition may change considerably for many if a state proposal to lengthen the school year becomes reality.Businesses that rely on the traditional summer trade are natural opponents of the proposal by the state Board of Education to lengthen the school year by 20 days in the hope of better educating students."It would be devastating here, absolutely devastating," said Anne FauntLeRoy, executive director for the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
September 29, 2014
Last week, Gannett Co. Inc., owner of The Daily Times in Salisbury, filed a lawsuit in Worcester County Circuit Court to force Ocean City to release the name of a 17-year-old drowning victim from Parkville. A number of the newspaper's readers have already expressed outrage at the litigation, with one letter writer describing it as "wrong, just plain wrong" and others questioning what possible public interest is served by knowing the name, particularly given that the victim's family has specifically asked that it not be released.
NEWS
May 29, 1991
Ocean City crowd estimates are like kites -- they always tend to go higher. Listen to Ocean City Mayor Roland Powell: "Judging by the traffic and the number of the people on the boardwalk and the beaches and the hotels and motels, I think it's been the best Memorial Day we've ever had."Ocean City mayors are known for their optimism and exaggeration. But there is no denying the success of Maryland's major ocean resort last weekend when 250,000 people went there, spending tens of millions of dollars.
NEWS
December 18, 1992
Unless Mayor Roland E. "Fish" Powell can stop the state in court, Ocean City soon could lose its image as a family sea-side resort. Big-time gambling, in the form of fast-paced keno, is on its way into town.Mayor Powell isn't the only local official in Maryland concerned about the insidious implications of this vast gambling expansion being pushed by the Schaefer administration. In Westminster, Mayor W. Benjamin Brown wanted to slow the keno invasion by forcing all operators to get a conditional-use permit.
NEWS
May 25, 1991
Thousands of fun-seekers are gathering in Ocean City this Memorial Day weekend, kicking off the start of the summer beach season at Maryland's premier beach and at neighboring Delaware's Atlantic resorts. It's far too early to tell how this season will stack up in comparison to past years, but initial indicators are promising.According to local Realtors, condo rentals are running 60 percent ahead of last year; occupancy rates for hotels and motels are expected to top 90 percent this weekend.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Ed Heard contributed to this article | June 19, 1994
The Coast Guard reported yesterday that it has stopped searching for an Ocean City man missing since being yanked into deep Atlantic Ocean waters by a blue marlin 60 miles off Morehead City, N. C., on Thursday.Meanwhile, relatives and friends in Howard County, where Chris Bowie, 29, grew up, and in Ocean City, where he lived and worked, were planning memorial services.Petty Officer Fred Kephart of the Coast Guard station at Fort Macon, N. C., said yesterday that the last search for Mr. Bowie ended at 7:23 p.m. Friday.
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By DeWitt Bliss and DeWitt Bliss,Sun Staff Writer | April 15, 1995
Daniel Trimper III, who had retired as head of several Ocean City businesses, including the complex of rides at the lower end of the boardwalk that includes a turn-of-the-century carousel, died Monday of cancer at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 84.Mr. Trimper also maintained a home in Ocean City, where his grandfather started the amusement business and his father was mayor.Mr. Trimper retired nearly 10 years ago as president of Windsor Resorts Inc., the family business that operates the carousel and other rides, and as owner of the Trimper Marine Railway and a dredging business, both in West Ocean City.
NEWS
August 12, 1992
You would think a tourism strategy for Ocean City would consist of planting the beach umbrellas each Memorial Day and counting the receipts by Labor Day. Apparently, it's not that easy.Room tax revenues were down 10 percent in June over last year, when they hadn't grown much from the previous summer. The resort's business community surmised several reasons: cheap air fares, which lured away more affluent travelers; the lingering recession, and dismal spring and early summer weather.One of Ocean City's most devout visitors, Gov. William Donald Schaefer, suspected one more reason, something he abhors: timidity in promotion.
FEATURES
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
The Scunny Memorial Paddle, which ran from Sept. 16 to 21, turned out to be even less fun than Christopher Furst, a marketing director for Power Plant Live, thought it would be. And the novice kayaker didn't go in expecting the 175-mile kayak trip was going to be a day at the beach. "In all honesty, it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I've played every sport, baseball, football," Furst said, "but this was sheer endurance, paddling eight hours a day in an uncomfortable position.
NEWS
By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
What does it take to win the National Association of Home Builders' 2010 Best in American Living Awards? In the case of one particular winning home - a coastal Maryland mansion - it takes an owner with a vision and an equally qualified design visionary to make the dream a reality. Off a narrow lane on Ocean City's Assawoman Bay, Bill and Shelby Allen's three-story home sits regally at the water's edge in defiance of all elements, both natural and architectural. “I wanted a Northern Atlantic, Nantucket-style cottage - coastal [and]
TRAVEL
By Julie Scharper and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Dumser's soft ice cream cones were still twirled perilously high, Thrashers' french fries were still doused in vinegar, and the surf was clear and cold as ever, but there were signs of change in Ocean City this summer. In some cases, literally: Town officials posted signs along the boardwalk asking visitors to refrain from using profanity. It was an unusual move in an interesting season at Maryland's most popular resort town. The planning board discussed curtailing weekly rentals in some neighborhoods but ultimately rejected the idea.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Two men, including one from Rosedale, died while swimming at Ocean City Wednesday, officials said. The 49-year-old man from Rosedale, who has not yet been publicly identified, was spotted floating unconscious far out into the water by a beach patrol supervisor at around 5:45 p.m., about 15 minutes after lifeguards had gone off duty for the day, Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin said. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. "Our biggest message is don't swim when we're off duty and this is what this person did," Arbin said.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the hotel's water pipes, Worcester County health officials said. Health officials zeroed in on the 145th Street hotel after a second person who stayed there tested positive for the infection Aug. 28, said Kathleen Derr, nursing program manager for communicable disease for the county health department. The other person became ill earlier in the summer, she said.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | September 15, 2014
Baltimore and Annapolis are likely to suffer serious coastal flooding again before this century is over, and people and property in Ocean City and on the lower Eastern Shore face even greater risks as climate change accelerates sea level rise along Maryland's extensive shoreline, warns a new report. Drawing on new government data and projections, Climate Centra l, a nonprofit research and information group, calculates that 41,000 homes with 55,000 residents in the state are in danger under mid-range sea-level rise projections if storm-driven flooding surges five feet above the high tide line - which it did in the Baltimore area and elsewhere during Tropical Storm Isabel in 2003.
NEWS
July 16, 1993
If you think those aerial photographs of Des Moines under water were scary and heart-rending, wait till you see Ocean City under water.Coastal engineers, planners, environmentalists, insurers predict that if a major hurricane hits Maryland's beach resort head on, damage will be enormous. Hurricane experts believe a new cycle of heavy activity began last year and will last for perhaps 25 seasons. The odds are pretty good -- or bad -- that a hurricane will hit Middle Atlantic resort areas at least once in that cycle.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | September 4, 2014
Ocean City will look to better enforcement to cut down on problems with rowdy visitors instead of a ban on short-term rentals, according to a city official. The vacation destination had been considering adding regulations to govern some rental properties in response to complaints from some residents, but members of the planning and zoning commission backed away from the idea Wednesday, said Blaine Smith, the assistant director of the city's Planning and Zoning Department. “They don't think there needs to be new regulation.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Five people were injured near Ocean City on Sunday when their boat exploded, police said. The explosion occurred shortly after the boaters boarded the 24-foot inboard/outboard motor boat in Ocean Pines, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. Owner Neil Edwards had backed the vessel away from the dock without incident, Thomson said. But when he shifted into forward, it exploded. The passengers all were blown off the boat or jumped, Thomson said. Neighbors helped them out of the water.
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