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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1999
The owners of Greenspring Racquet Club again are trying to get around a new county law that limits development of their property -- this time asking a county zoning commissioner for permission to build two office buildings and a garage.Yesterday, in the first day of a two-day hearing, a consultant hired by the club's owners argued that the five- and six-story office buildings and attached four-deck garage would be in keeping with state efforts to curb sprawl."This is in line with the Smart Growth Initiative," said land planning consultant Sean Davis.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Ramon "Ray" Santamaria Jr., a retired tennis pro and captain of the 1954 Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team, died of cancer Dec. 9 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Cockeysville resident was 80. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, he was the son of Ramon Santamaria Sr., who came to Baltimore in 1938 as consul for the Republic of Honduras. His mother, Ramona, was a homemaker. He lived on Keswick Road in Roland Park and was a 1950 graduate of Polytechnic Institute, where he was class president all four years, played lacrosse and wrestled.
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April 28, 1991
Name: Joan WeyersHonored by the Carroll County Sun for: Winning the Maryland State Squash Racquet Championship in the women's doublesdivision recently at the Racquet Club of Roland Park in BaltimoreResidence; hometown: Lutherville, Baltimore County; MilwaukeeOccupation: Physical education teacher and women's tennis coach at Western Maryland College in WestminsterEducation: Master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and North Carolina-Greensboro; bachelor's...
HEALTH
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
This is for all those people who are seriously ill and thinking they may never do what they love again. I was like that in 2010, recovering from back-to-back breast cancer and heart surgeries and the aftermath. I thought tennis, which is my athletic passion, was probably not going to be part of my future - if there was one. During my illnesses, tennis was a number of things to me: distraction, as my recovery efforts happened to be perfectly timed for watching the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open; incentive, because I couldn't wait to get back onto the court; and dream - would I ever make it back?
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1998
About 50 residents of communities that surround Green Spring Station in Lutherville hope to persuade Baltimore County bureaucrats today to delay approval of an eight-story building at the busy complex.The building, planned by Foxleigh Enterprises at Falls and Greenspring Valley roads, includes five levels of parking, three stories of offices and 30,000 square feet of retail space.The project would be built on the site of what is now a 250-space parking lot between two retail buildings and the Greenspring Racquet Club.
SPORTS
December 15, 1990
The 1990 United States Tennis Association National Amateur Indoor Championships will be held at the Greenspring Racquet Club in Lutherville Dec. 28 through Jan. 1 and will feature the best amateur and collegiate players in the country.Men's and women's singles qualifying competition will be held at Greenspring next Saturday and Sunday. Four finalists, two men and two women, will advance to the main draw of the tournament. Entries for the qualifier must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | May 18, 1998
For the second time in a month, developers are proposing office buildings at Green Spring Station despite concerns from residents that the projects would overwhelm congested roads.Developer Howard Brown and William Hirshfeld, owner of the Greenspring Racquet Club, are seeking county approval to build two office buildings and a parking deck at the north end of the property where the racquet club sits.They plan to ask county officials today to let them apply for building permits, bypassing a public hearing and community input meetings.
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By Marie Forbes and Marie Forbes,Contributing sports writer | March 24, 1991
An award-winning tennis program for Carroll County teachers has blossomed into a revitalized tennis program for all county residents.Last year, Sue Rouiller, a resource teacher in the county's Extended Enrichment Program, noticed an article in the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Association magazine about grass-roots tennis for communities.With the assistance of fellow teacher Louise Scalzi and Ken Howard of Four Seasons Sports Complex, Rouiller devised a highly successful program of after-school tennis instruction and play for teachers.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1998
Carl Gustav Swensson was an optician whose philosophy to do everything "the very best you can" led him to numerous interests and a tennis career that began when he retired. He died Monday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.Mr. Swensson, 84, of Timonium owned and operated the Contact Lens and Artificial Eye Service downtown on East Chase Street from 1965 until he retired in 1980. He had previously worked as an optician in Montgomery, Ala., for 20 years.In his retirement, tennis was his passion.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1993
NAFTA talks to continueNegotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico reported progress but no breakthrough in efforts to resolve environmental and labor concerns about their plan to create the world's largest free trade zone.After 16 hours of discussions Thursday and yesterday, the top trade negotiators said they planned to meet again Wednesday and Thursday.American Airlines strike warningFlight attendants at American Airlines Inc., the nation's largest airline, warned yesterday that they are preparing to strike if they do not reach a contract agreement with management by Labor Day.The airline said flight attendants cannot strike until a federal mediator declares parties are at an impasse and establishes a 30-day cooling off period.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | August 30, 2010
Baltimore Mariners Simpson resigns as coach after championship season After leading the Baltimore Mariners to a perfect 16-0 season and the American Indoor Football Association championship last month, coach Chris Simpson announced he would not be returning to the team for the 2011 season. In an official statement Simpson said: "This has been a hard decision for me. However, there is a season of change in my life and time to move on to new challenges. I want to do what's best for my family and my career.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | December 2, 2009
Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. avoided the traditional ribbon-cutting at the official opening of the Northeast Regional Recreation Center on Tuesday and went right for the goal. A crowd of about 100 onlookers, including the Baltimore Blast champion soccer team, counted down from 5 and Smith kicked toward the goal three times. "I will get the ball by him," he said of Council Chairman Joseph Bartenfelder, who was standing in the goal. Smith proved no match for the seasoned goalie and longtime soccer coach.
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By DAVID KOHN | January 19, 2009
Negotiate with your gym: Health clubs are suffering, too Health clubs have historically been immune to economic downturns. Many people consider exercise a necessity rather than a luxury. And in anxious times, working out is looked to as a great stress buster. But this financial crisis is more severe, and many gyms have seen flat or decreasing revenue as members quit and fewer people join, according to an industry trade group. As a result, health clubs are working harder to attract and retain members, who might be experiencing their own financial difficulties.
NEWS
By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | January 15, 2007
The hulking metal barns are treasured by the area's tennis community. Thousands of people have volleyed with friends on the indoor courts, including Pam Shriver, who practiced here nearly every day during the peak of her career. Now, more than three decades after it was built, the Green Spring Racquet Club has been sold to developers who are considering razing the barns and building offices. Neighbors, complaining of crowded roads, are gearing up for a fight over the site's fate. Although the new owners say play will continue for more than a year, players are scrambling to find new courts.
NEWS
January 13, 2002
Racquetball, invented in Connecticut in 1949, hit its peak in the late 1980s but remains a staple in many athletic clubs, including Columbia, where the Columbia Association maintains courts and competition. Some reasons it's a real workout: Calories burned range from 640 an hour to 822, various researchers conclude. An average game, taking 20 minutes, sends a player running about 3,650 feet. That's more than 2 miles, if you play an hour. You get aerobic and anaerobic exercise while playing, using nearly every muscle group, including sustained, repetitive use of large muscles that increase calorie consumption.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 5, 2001
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Baltimore County development group that claimed its rights were violated by a zoning law that blocked plans for an office complex at the entrance to Green Spring Valley. William and Loretta Hirshfeld and Greenspring Racquet Club Inc. had asked the Supreme Court to review a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., last fall that denied most of their legal claims. The Supreme Court rejected that request without comment this week.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1998
An eight-story retail and office complex may be built at Green Spring Station in Lutherville, a Baltimore County panel ruled yesterday after a three-hour hearing marked by angry protests from eight community groups in Ruxton and Green Spring Valley.County review group members Bob Bowling and Lynn Lanham, representing the Department of Public Works and Office of Planning and Community Conservation, agreed that developers can move forward with the 130,000-square-foot structure, which would include five levels of parking, three stories of offices and 30,000 square feet of retail space.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,Contributing Writer | October 27, 1994
Claude England may have lost a step since his playing days at the University of Maryland, but he's the one man everyone will be chasing when the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Association's Indoor 35-and-over Singles Championships begin tomorrow at the Cross Keys Tennis Club.A field of 32 players from the Mid-Atlantic region that encompasses Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., will begin play in the single-elimination tournament at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The event is open to the public.
NEWS
By Bob Kurtz and Bob Kurtz,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 7, 2001
Since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when you could have built a case for it being America's fastest-growing sport, racquetball has declined in popularity, but you can still find a hot game on a cold winter evening at two athletic clubs in Columbia. During racquetball's heyday, the Columbia Association opened 28 courts at Supreme Sports Club in Owen Brown village and the older Columbia Athletic Club in Harper's Choice village. Court time was at a premium for the game, a blend of handball and squash in which players using stubby rackets compete by trying to keep a small rubber ball they alternately hit against their enclosed court's walls from bouncing more than once.
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