March 1, 1994
A federal judge's ruling that water contamination on two nearby farms cannot be traced to the Keystone landfill is not expected to take the landfill off the Superfund list.But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is studying a request from attorneys for the landfill owners to drop plans for cleanup outside the site's borders, EPA spokesman Harold Yates said yesterday. That request came after the Feb. 10 decision favoring landfill owners Kenneth and Anna Noel.Mr. Yates said EPA staff members have not finished studying technical and legal aspects of the judge's ruling.
January 21, 1992
Donald PomerleauServices ThursdayDonald D. Pomerleau, the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who left his mark as Baltimore's forceful but controversial police commissioner from 1966 to 1981, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wicomico Episcopal Church, Wicomico Church, Va.Burial with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Arlington National Cemetery.Mr. Pomerleau, who modernized a demoralized Baltimore Police Department during a time of turbulent social and political change, died Sunday at his home at Edwardsville in rural Northern Virginia after a long struggle with kidney cancer.
November 15, 1992
We're nearing the end of the Bush era in movies.In movies? Yes, that's right.Just as presidential administrations set the tone in such areas as education, energy and international diplomacy, they also seem to have a mysterious relationship with the national movie mood.The original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956), for example, was a telling emblem of the paranoid Eisenhower period, while the free-spirited "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) seemed to reflect the optimism of the Kennedy years.
April 27, 2003
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The men at the Cinema Park theater easily name their favorite Hollywood stars -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rambo. They prefer action movies, both from India and the United States, and even say they like one called Mission of Justice, starring "Rambo's wife." But the men also have a major soft spot for the theater's next film: Titanic, to be shown on the big screen in Kabul for only the second time since the fall of the Taliban. "I can't tell you how I got it," says Abdul Bashir Jamili, who buys most Cinema Park movies from India and Pakistan.
October 15, 1998
If Rambo, Tom and Buster weren't such macho horses, they could be the equine equivalent of tap dancers, clopping regally through parades, showing off their fancy steps and pausing only to acknowledge the oohs and ahs of the suitably impressed.Unlike most of their breed, though, Rambo, Tom and Buster toil for a living.They are 1-ton, blue-collar draft horses, among the last animals logging in Maryland, every bit as nimble as their showy counterparts but dedicated to dragging 800-pound hunks of wood all day.Rarely have they had so much work.
September 14, 1990
These are crazy and fateful days in Moscow. Speculation is rampant that hardliners might try to prevent the Soviet Union's slide to capitalism by staging a desperate military coup. Another sensation is a revelation that unless emergency funds are found, the government -- which already is battling shortages of meat, bread and cigarettes -- will run out of ink needed to print increasingly worthless rubles. Meanwhile, a much-maligned symbol of Western values, "Rambo -- First Blood," is showing to sell-out crowds.
January 24, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- He was the anti-interview when the Giants played in the Super Bowl four years ago, a portrait in monosyllabism for the world's press to study. It seemed in character for a player so gruff and rugged his teammates tried to nickname him "Rambo."Mark Bavaro is not a cartoon, though. We have learned that this week. He remains among the game's toughest players, but the notion that he has a matching personality is wrong. We know that now. Back in the Super Bowl again, Bavaro, the Garbo of the Giants, has this time opened up and let the world see inside.
March 3, 2005
In the Region Development group wins lease to run Inner Harbor Marina A development group that includes Harbor Bank executive Joseph Haskins Jr. has received a lease to operate the Inner Harbor Marina off Key Highway in South Baltimore. Under a deal approved by the Board of Estimates yesterday, Marine Associates LLC will pay the city $199,992 annually to rent the 158-slip marina. The lease has a three-year renewal option and is about $160,000 a year more than the lease with the previous operator, said Andrew B. Frank, executive vice president of the Baltimore Development Corp.
January 9, 2005
They say time flies when you're having fun. And even when you're not, time does have a way of moving way too fast. That reality is driven home to us every year when we are deluged by hype surrounding the 25th anniversary of this or the 10th anniversary of that. So to give you a heads-up on what we'll be facing this year, here's a clip-and-save guide of all the notable pop culture anniversaries we'll be "celebrating" in 2005. 50 Years (1955) July 9 - "Rock Around the Clock": Bill Haley and His Comets' hit (used as the theme for the film Blackboard Jungle)
October 13, 1996
PARENTS, WE have a problem. And we can't pretend that we don't just because it's embarrassing to discuss.Somehow we have lost our way and forgotten what is important. The buzz word is "values," but the term has been devalued from reckless and frequent use. We talk about "caring" for our children. What do we mean by "caring"? Hillary Rodham Clinton is right. It does take a village.A Barbie village.We've seen what our children have done to their Barbie dolls. But they are our Barbies, too. We must stop the madness.