September 13, 2014
One of the biggest events in Baltimore history is going down this weekend. Here's what you need to know to make the most of the Star-Spangled Spectacular. What is it? Star-Spangled Spectacular is a 10-day festival to celebrate the 200th birthday of the national anthem. It starts Wednesday Sept. 10 and ends Tuesday Sept. 16. The events will be centered on the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry in Locust Point. What about the rain? As of noon Saturday, organizers said all events were scheduled to go on as planned including the fireworks.
July 4, 2010
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Suddenly, it's 2006 all over again in Germany. Fans are turning out in tens of thousands on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and elsewhere to watch what is surely the best German soccer team put together in the past quarter-century. That team, in a performance as devastating as it was comprehensive, demolished Argentina 4-0 on Saturday to sweep into the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup. "I feel like I have been hit by Muhammad Ali," said Diego Maradona, Argentina's coach.
July 10, 2010
GUEUGNON, France — Mark Cavendish screamed in exultation Friday, outsprinting game American Tyler Farrar over the line and winning the hot, windy Stage 6 at the Tour de France. Cavendish, of the Columbia-HTC team, finished the longest mileage day of racing in 5 hours, 37 minutes, 42 seconds, nosing his bike ahead of Farrar, who rides for Garmin-Transitions and is racing despite a broken bone in his wrist. The 141.3-mile route began in Montargis and was a draining day with temperatures on the road approaching 100 degrees.
September 8, 2013
O' say can you see? The answer these past couple weeks in downtown Baltimore would be a definite, no! ("Race to remove Grand Prix barriers," Sept. 3) The weeks of hassle for Baltimore commuters while setting up for the race, not too mention the weeks after the race for removing the concrete barricades/chain link fencing/blue "block out" tarps would be bad enough, but it was Labor Day weekend! Where do I begin? Enough is enough. This race is an abysmal failure, and the businesses, residents and tourists that are in Baltimore need for it to cease and desist.
September 13, 1995
Take three very common ingredients, combine them in a new way and voila, a tasty new dish that's sure to please.Bell peppers, spaghetti with sauce and grated cheese take an inside out turn when the spaghetti actually becomes the stuffing for the peppers.This treatment was inspired by a chef in Italy who went to a good deal more effort than we're proposing here. He roasted the whole peppers first and then peeled them. He added anchovies, bread crumbs, lots of olive oil and lots of baking time.
July 6, 2011
Historically, travel hasn't been fashion-friendly. No matter how you pack, your clothes are destined for Wrinkleville. And that expensive bottle of perfume in your checked bag is likely to arrive broken or not at all. But fret not. Designers and cosmetic companies have taken note, launching mini-sized, wrinkle-free or collapsible products that help travelers stay fashionable while jet-setting. "So many designers and companies are conscious of travel-friendly fabrics and products," said Stephanie Bradshaw, a stylist based in Cockeysville.
June 28, 2006
Summertime's long, warm days are the perfect setting for the ultimate alfresco dining experience: a picnic. Whether you're heading out to watch Fourth of July fireworks next Tuesday or attending an outdoor concert, a picnic packed with simple, easy-to-transport foods makes any summer outing a little special. To take the guesswork out of what to pack, we asked some experts to assemble picnics tailored to particular occasions, from a romantic open-air dinner for two to a family foray with a meal in a hamper.
January 30, 2010
A snowstorm intended for Southern Maryland turned north Saturday, snarling traffic and causing many to unexpectedly scrap their weekend plans. By mid-afternoon Saturday, the weather system had dropped four inches in Baltimore and more in Salisbury and Ocean City, according to the National Weather Service. Though BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport remained open with few delays and cancellations, traffic on Interstate 95 and other major roads slowed to a crawl in certain areas. "Roadway conditions are not ideal," Lora Rakowski, a spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration, said Saturday afternoon.
August 30, 1996
Home runs the Orioles' new lineup would hit projected over a 162-game season:Player ....... HRs .. PaceAlomar 2B .... 20 .... 25Anderson CF .. 40 .... 49Palmeiro 1B .. 31 .... 38Bonilla RF ... 21 .... 26Ripken SS .... 21 .... 26Surhoff LF ... 20 .... 25Zeile 3B ..... 20 .... 25Murray DH .... 19 .... 23Hoiles C ..... 23 .... 28Pub Date: 8/30/96