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By Larry Carson | larry.carson@baltsun.com | November 15, 2009
Hopes for a reborn central Columbia clashed with fears over a bankrupt developer's future at an unusual, daylong Howard County Council hearing Saturday. Discussion has been going on for five years as debates raged over traffic, affordable housing, schools and infrastructure cost. The council intends to vote on the resulting legislation by January, though critics say more time is needed. Columbia's master developer, General Growth Properties Inc., the Chicago shopping center chain that bought the Rouse Company five years ago, is pushing to urbanize downtown Columbia with a new street grid, pedestrian plazas, sidewalk shops, restaurants and multistory, densely packed offices and garages.
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Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella | May 2, 2014
Best Buy plans to overhaul its home theater section, carving out shops-within-a-shop for Sony and Samsung, the chain announced. In a move to boost TV sales, the retailer will begin rolling out its latest redesign in mid-May. The Sony Experience at Best Buy will be unveiled in 350 Best Buys, while the Samsung Entertainment Experience will debut in 500 stores, showcasing technology such as Ultra HD, boasting four times the resolution of HDTV. A Best Buy spokeswoman  expects to have details in a few weeks on Baltimore-area store redesigns.
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NEWS
December 30, 2011
The Sun's high praise for the course design innovations at the University of Maryland Baltimore County is well deserved ("A Model Institution," Dec. 27). UMBC's success in transforming courses in fundamental chemistry, mathematics and physics has led to better student performance in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines that are so important to moving Maryland forward. The transformation at UMBC reflects an effort throughout the University System of Maryland to increase student performance in a range of gateway introductory courses.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
The SAT — that anxiety-provoking test required for so many college applications — is being redesigned to focus more on classroom learning and less on brain teasers. The College Board announced Wednesday that its revised SAT will be ready in the spring of 2016. The new version will have two parts, "evidence-based reading and writing" and math, and will return to a highest possible score of 1600. An optional essay question will be graded separately. "I hope it takes some of the intense anxiety of this high-stakes exam away," said Barbara Gill, assistant vice president of undergraduate admissions at the University of Maryland, College Park and a College Board trustee.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella | May 2, 2014
Best Buy plans to overhaul its home theater section, carving out shops-within-a-shop for Sony and Samsung, the chain announced. In a move to boost TV sales, the retailer will begin rolling out its latest redesign in mid-May. The Sony Experience at Best Buy will be unveiled in 350 Best Buys, while the Samsung Entertainment Experience will debut in 500 stores, showcasing technology such as Ultra HD, boasting four times the resolution of HDTV. A Best Buy spokeswoman  expects to have details in a few weeks on Baltimore-area store redesigns.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
After more than a decade of planning, Charles Village and the Johns Hopkins University are preparing for two years of traffic disruptions along North Charles Street. The stretch between 25th Street and University Parkway has been slated for repaving and redesign since 2002. Utility updates along the corridor are nearing completion, and the city expects to begin the street's reconstruction this spring. About 2,000 feet of North Charles, between 25th and 29th streets, will be resurfaced.
NEWS
April 10, 1991
A developer has two weeks to resubmit plans for 114 condominiums anda small office center on a heavily wooded lot in Glen Burnie.Thecounty has set a deadline of April 26 for Pasadena developer George Stone to submit revised sketch plans for 114 two-bedroom condominiumsand a 6,000-square-foot office complex on Crain Highway.Stone wants to develop an8.3-acre property to continue a commercial strip of gas stations and small shops on the east side of Crain Highway near Aquahart Road. In November, the county Office of Zoning and Planning asked Stone to revise the plans to provide more buffers and redesign the layout.
NEWS
By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,SUN PUBLIC EDITOR | October 2, 2005
Sun editors were so determined that readers be prepared for the paper's sweeping redesign that they published a 10-page explanatory guide just before its launch on Monday, Sept. 19. "We wanted a newspaper that better reflects the demands and interests of readers in this busy, complex, high-definition world of ours," said Editor Tim Franklin. The first reactions were much more negative than positive. Many found the increased emphasis on color and index boxes "glitzy," "jarring" and "obtrusive" and the text hard to read.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | October 24, 1994
Annapolis citizens will offer their views on the proposed redesigns of a popular downtown eatery and a fast-food restaurant tonight when the City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall.First on the agenda is a plan to rebuild part of Harry Browne's, at 66 State Circle, near the State House.Rusty Romo, the restaurant's owner, wants to enclose the outdoor dining area, which seats about 60 people. Mr. Romo said he'd lose about 15 seats, but could use the space year-round. The enclosure would take about four months to complete, he said.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1997
As Leo Bretholz gazes at the refurbished Holocaust Memorial in downtown Baltimore that was dedicated yesterday, he thinks of the November night nearly 55 years ago when he escaped from a cattle car bound for the Auschwitz concentration camp.The centerpiece of the new memorial is two concrete monoliths that suggest the boxcars that were used to transport to death camps many of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust."It conveys a message immediately," Bretholz said. "The [old memorial]
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
It took me a little longer to get back to this than I expected (if it makes you feel better, imagine my hyperdrive motivator was damaged ), but after so many of you spent time this week reading about the  Star Wars-themed redesign of NFL team helmets , I had to share my recent e-mail exchange with John Raya, the project's mastermind. Raya, an artist in Mexico, said he had the idea for his project after studying fans of the Oakland Raiders. "I saw fans of the Raiders, those who attend every game, and saw that among them there is a character dressed as Darth Vader ," Raya wrote this week.
SPORTS
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
As the 2000 Ravens embraced their defensive identity and a run-first offensive strategy, head coach Brian Billick -- coordinator of wide-open passing offenses in Minnesota -- joked that he'd been " pulled over to the dark side . " Almost 14 years later, an artist in Mexico has designed a football helmet to better depict Billick and the Ravens' fall. In a project posted on behance.net , artist John Raya shows off his Star Wars-themed redesigns of helmets for the teams in the AFC and NFC . Raya substituted each NFL city with a planet from the Star Wars universe and each NFL mascot with a character or creature from the the sci-fi staple.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
The city's former chief technology officer began a redesign and overhaul of Baltimore's government website last year, but left the task unfinished, city officials said this week. The half-completed job, which included a redesign of the site's main page but not agency pages, created the need for the city to solicit bids on a complete website redesign and hosting contract, said Chris Tonjes, Baltimore's current Chief Technology Officer. The city is now considering bids from eight firms that range from $68,000 to $840,000.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.co | October 8, 2013
Residents at a public meeting Monday said downscaled plans for a Walmart-anchored shopping center in Remington seem "cheap," and two Baltimore City Council members threatened to seek renewed council scrutiny of the project unless neighbors' concerns are addressed. Recent changes to the proposed center, 25th Street Station, which is being developed by WV Urban Developments, LLC,  are classified by the Planning Department as "minor revisions," needing only Planning Commission approval.
FEATURES
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car - part of a proposal to modernize the city. In the 350-page, comprehensive zoning overhaul - a once-in-a-generation undertaking that officials are calling TransForm Baltimore - they describe plans to remake old industrial buildings into artisan workshops and lofts, preserve the character of the city's neighborhoods and protect the port as an economic engine for the region.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
Here's what the new Baltimore Style magazine looks like. "It's got a new logo, a fresh design - and Katie O'Malley on the cover," editor-in-chief Joe Sugarman said in an email to The Sun. "Our fashion editor, Suzin Boddiford, somehow convinced the first lady to model the latest spring fashions in a 10-page fashion shoot. We've got an interview with her in there, too. I have to say, she looks like a real model. People will be stunned. " #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1999
Thwarted in an attempt to lift height restrictions on new construction around historic Federal Hill, a Florida developer now intends to redesign a Ritz-Carlton hotel proposed for south of the Inner Harbor to comply with existing limitations.Developer Neil Fisher said the redesigned $100 million luxury lodging and condominium project will meet the 71-foot height limitation that is in place for a parcel adjacent to the Rusty Scupper restaurant."We're taking one last look to see if something can be designed to meet the height restrictions," Fisher said.
NEWS
November 5, 1997
In a music review in yesterday's editions of The Sun, an incorrect name was given for the person responsible for the acoustic redesign of the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall. The redesign was done by Christopher Jaffee.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 11/05/97
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2012
Joe Sugarman has been promoted from senior editor to editor-in-chief at Baltimore's Style magazine. He succeeds Brian Lawrence who was fired in September after 10 years in that job. "Yes, the rumors are true," Sugarman wrote in an email response seeking confirmation of his appointment. "The November food issue will be my first as editor-in-chief at Style. That issue comes out early next week, with a great cover photo of Hilary Phelps looking like she just stepped out of the set of 'Mad Men.'" Sugarman added that he and his team will "likely roll out some changes to the magazine by the second quarter of 2013, including a redesign by the new creative director, Kim Van Dyke.
CLASSIFIED
By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
In the beginning, the Pasadena home purchased by Matt and Jenny Knoepfle was not so much a dream as it was a challenge. "This was a 1940s shore cottage [back when] people were building randomly and then adding on to their houses," said Jenny Knoepfle of the home she and her husband bought on Cockey Creek, which is off the Magothy River. "When we bought this house, our third floor was not here; there were steps to a loft. We knew we were going to rebuild for a family. " Most of the rooms in the bilevel brick structure were crammed on one floor, including a corner kitchen, a dining area, a small living area and an even smaller master bedroom and bath.
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