May 20, 1992
What's happening in Bangkok is another Tiananmen Square, except that this time the hated regime is our ally.You can hardly blame your local bank for throwing deposits at commercial real estate no one wanted, after you see the big boys risking the works on Olympia & York.Mark McGwire is hitting so many home runs that in future years, people are going to say, "Babe Who?"Lawrence Welk is going to direct the Heavenly Choir in the foxtrot.
May 29, 1992
Quick. Get your Perot bumper sticker before the bubble bursts.Crab shortage! Must be Don's fault.Olympia & York looked at London's docklands and said "Build it, and they will come," and they didn't.No one will trade with Serbia, which will take what it needs from Croatia and Bosnia.The House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring the invention of a better light bulb.L What if pirates invaded the Inner Harbor and no one noticed?
May 18, 1994
Blinder discusses jobless rateThe U.S. unemployment rate could decline to about 6 percent from the current 6.4 percent without igniting inflation, Alan Blinder, President Clinton's nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, said yesterday.That position puts him at odds with some analysts, who contend that a 6.4 percent rate is a "natural" rate and that any further reduction in the jobless rate would cause inflation to accelerate.His comments came in written responses to questions from the Senate Banking Committee.
May 16, 1992
TORONTO -- The bankruptcy filing by Olympia & York might well keep alive the world's largest real estate company, but it represents a once-unthinkable descent for one of the most mysterious and successful business enterprises of modern times.The Reichmann brothers, Paul, Ralph and Albert, offspring of World War II refugees from Europe who settled here in the 1950s, turned a small family tile-importing business into a huge, privately held empire in real estate, oil and timber once valued at $31 billion.
October 19, 2003
On October 15, 2003, MORTONSALAWITCH; beloved husband of Sylvia Salawitch (nee Silverman); beloved father of Dr. Ross and Shari (nee Baker) Salawitch, of Pasadena, CA, Lee Salawitch of Baltimore, and the late Amy Blitstein; devoted brother of Eleanor Traiger and the late Sylvia Richmond, Mildred, Joel and Sam Salawitch; loving grandfather of Stacy Blitstein; loving great-grandfather of Brian Griffin. Services at SOL LEVINSON AND BROS, INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane, on Monday, October 20, at 9 A.M. Interment Tifereth Israel Anshe Sfard Congregation Cemetery, Rosedale.
July 1, 2011
Moonstruck is a great food movie. Nicholas Cage on bread, the making of eggs, the great meeting scene in the restaurant with Olympia Dukakis and John Mahoney. Moonstruck opens the 13th Annual Little Italy Film Festival tonight. By the way, I'm looking for a good photograph of those eggs. There are lots of recipes online. My favorite thing in the whole movie is Loretta Castorini's take on the Marc Chagall: " It's kind of little gaudy, don't you think?"
April 10, 2003
On April 7, 2003, HANS M. WEIS, beloved husband of Fritzy Weis (nee Mense), loving father of Ron Weis of Baltimore and Jeffrey Weis of Ossining, NY, loving father-in-law of Cora Weis, devoted brother of Fred Weis. Adored grandfather of Pamela and Jon Merwitz and Joshua Weis. Loving great-grandfather of Ashley and Gregory MerwitzServices at SOL LEVINSON & BROS, INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane on Thursday, April 10 at 1 P.M. Interment Har Sinai Congregation Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road.
December 20, 2003
On December 17, 2003, SYLVIA SALAWITCH (nee Silverman), beloved wife of the late Morton Salawitch, beloved mother of Dr. Ross and Shari (nee Baker) Salawitch of Pasadena, CA, and Lee Salawitch of Baltimore, and the late Amy Blitstein; devoted sister of the late Colman Silverman and Rosalie Silverman; loving grandmother of Stacy Blitstein; loving great-grandmother of Brian Griffin. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd, at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Friday, December 19, at 12 Noon.
December 19, 1992
Olympia Pizzeria Ridgely Plaza, 1764 York Road, Lutherville. Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Will deliver in immediate area. Phone: (410) 252-4740.In this small, busy carryout, sandwiched between a barber shop and a pet shop in Ridgely Plaza, brothers John and George Rigopoulos offer some tasty Greek, Italian and American dishes.Primarily a carryout, it has about 10 small tables for two which are slightly secluded from the busy carryout counter.Pizza is a specialty, and you'll find almost any topping you enjoy.
February 13, 2003
For those of us who know how to save a buck and more efficiently use technology, caller identification boxes seem like a mighty waste of money. After all, an answering machine allows you to screen calls without having to squint at a little box with a telephone number on it to figure out whether you want to pick up or not. Nevertheless, the Olympia OL3000 InfoGlobe ($50) was such a neat gadget that I went ahead and sprang for Caller ID on my home telephone just to see it in action. With a brilliant floating LED display that shows telephone numbers, time and date of calls, current date and day, the Globe made Caller ID worthwhile for my middle-aged eyes.