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By John Dailey | November 21, 2001
MONTHS AFTER demolition began, many in Baltimore are still debating means for preserving a part of Memorial Stadium. While some may think that people are debating the fate of bricks and mortar, much more is at stake: the commitment of a community to honor its war heroes. As many know, the PSINet Corp. filed for bankruptcy and began selling off assets. In light of its demise, PSINet's naming rights likely will be sold or forfeited and its namesake stadium renamed. That's an opportunity to preserve the essence of Memorial Stadium, and the Ravens organization should see to it that any new name for their PSINet facility includes the word "memorial."
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The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
The Comcast Center is no longer. The University of Maryland's arena will now be called the XFINITY Center, the school announced Monday. “We are excited to place the name Xfinity on this beloved University of Maryland sports venue,” Tom Coughlin, senior vice president of Comcast's Beltway region, said in a news release. “Our Xfinity brand represents our commitment to delivering an unparalleled, innovative entertainment experience to local consumers, and our partnership with the University of Maryland athletics department underscores this promise.” The building opened in 2002 and is home to the Terps' men's and women's basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, and wrestling teams.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
The Winfield Elementary School PTA has launched an effort to rename the school after Raymond Mathias, Winfield's longtime principal who was killed last month in a car accident.Organizers of a petition drive have collected signatures from more than 1,000 people in the Winfield community who support changing the school's name to J. Raymond Mathias Elementary."He basically dedicated his career to Winfield, and we just thought it would be a fitting memorial to the man," said Lesley Long, a PTA member who presented the petition to the school board last week.
NEWS
June 27, 2014
Can we get real about the name of Washington's NFL team? The team - and letter writers to The Sun - have tossed around "facts" that are not factual and "logic" that is not logical ( "Who could be offended by Redskins' name?" June 24). Claim: The team website says there are 70 high schools that use the nickname and a letter writer to The Sun claimed that many Native American high schools are among them ( "Specter of 'Big Brother' hovers over Redskins name protest," June 24)
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporter | September 6, 2007
WASHINGTON -- On the 12th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-tying 2,130th consecutive game, the House of Representatives voted yesterday to rename a section of Interstate 395 after the former Orioles star. The measure would christen the highway that runs from I-95 to Conway Street in front of Camden Yards as Cal Ripken Way. Ripken, who ultimately bested Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games mark by more than 500 games, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July. "He inspired the people of Baltimore every season with his quiet and unassuming dedication to his work and continues to do so in retirement through numerous charitable works and his youth baseball foundation," said Rep. John Sarbanes, a Baltimore County Democrat who sponsored the measure.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | November 16, 1993
A plan to rename Morgan State University's football stadium in honor of former coach Earl C. Banks, who died last month, has drawn protests from the family of the man for whom the stadium is named.Since 1937, Hughes Stadium has honored William Alfred Carroll Hughes, a prominent black Methodist minister and Morgan supporter who died in 1940.It ought to stay that way, family members say."This is an insult to the Hughes family," said Charles Evans Hughes Sr., a nephew of Bishop Hughes who lives in Catonsville.
NEWS
By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 2, 2002
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Residents of South Africa's Northern Province were never entirely pleased by the name of their corner of the country. "Northern" was not descriptive enough to capture the beauty of this land of baobab trees, game parks and sun-filled days, people complained. In fact, it said close to nothing about their home. So provincial authorities announced last month that they would rename the province Limpopo, after the "great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River," celebrated by Rudyard Kipling, that forms South Africa's border with Zimbabwe.
NEWS
By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
Before Cal Ripken's last baseball game, Mayor Martin O'Malley strode onto the field and boldly proclaimed Lee Street would be renamed Ripken Way. O'Malley thrust an orange-and-black street sign in the air and called it a fitting tribute to the Iron Man. The way the crowd cheered, you'd have thought it was a major-league deal. But it turns out you don't have to be a retired legend to get a street named after you in Baltimore. About every nine days in Baltimore, someone - or something - is immortalized with a street sign.
NEWS
By Stephen Henderson and Stephen Henderson,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
As Georgine Edgerton rode down Clifton Avenue in West Baltimore last week, she couldn't help reminiscing about how Walbrook Senior High first defined and then transformed the neighborhood she has called home for more than 30 years.It seems like just yesterday that the disparate Mount Holly, Windsor Hills, Fairmount Park and Woodhaven communities found themselves in an unlikely partnership supporting the school's creation, she says. From there, the alliance went on to help build affordable housing developments, condos and almost every community marker that stands in what is known as Greater Walbrook, including Cahill Recreation Center and Walbrook Junction shopping center.
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By Stephen Henderson and Stephen Henderson,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
As Georgine Edgerton rode down Clifton Avenue in West Baltimore last week, she couldn't help reminiscing about how Walbrook Senior High first defined and then transformed the neighborhood she has called home for more than 30 years.It seems like just yesterday that the disparate Mount Holly, Windsor Hills, Fairmount Park and Woodhaven communities found themselves in an unlikely partnership supporting the school's creation, she says. From there, the alliance went on to help build affordable housing developments, condos and almost every community marker that stands in what is known as Greater Walbrook, including Cahill Recreation Center and Walbrook Junction shopping center.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
A Baltimore councilman plans to push a measure to rename a street after the 8-year-old boy who died after trying to save his siblings from a fire in the family's rowhouse. Decerio Coley threw his 4-year-old sister from a window into the arms of neighbors below when the fire spread through the house early Monday morning. While neighbors shouted at the boy to jump, too, Decerio instead went back in to save his brother, Sean McCullough, 7. The 7-year-old was killed, while Decerio was critically injured and taken off life support the next day. The younger sister, however, survived unharmed.
NEWS
June 19, 2014
Professional sports is not a rational undertaking. Fans will pay astronomical ticket prices, build palace-like billion-dollar stadiums for their teams and tattoo on their bodies the names of players who are themselves wholly indifferent to where they are playing. In the U.S., the most extreme example of such extreme behavior can be found around the National Football League, the nation's unofficial religion on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and some Saturdays, too. Just 40 miles to the south, the debate in Washington over the naming of that city's NFL franchise is threatening to reach levels of absurdity and national disgrace.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
This time, The Brewer's Art went with a local celebrity of sorts. After receiving a cease-and-desist letter on behalf of musician Ozzy Osbourne, the Baltimore brewery has renamed its Ozzy beer Beazly, said co-owner Tom Creegan on Tuesday afternoon. It is named after Mark Barcus, a bartender of the Mount Vernon bar for nearly 17 years. His nickname around the bar is Beazly, Creegan said. "The running joke joke was if you worked here long enough, you don't get a gold watch - you get a gold ale," Creegan said.  The company submitted the proposed name change to Osbourne's representatives, Creegan said, and they approved it. Earlier this month, The Brewer's Art asked customers to submit potential new names for the beer (which will keep the same recipe)
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
City officials this weekend dedicated a portion of Jefferson Street in East Baltimore to honor Troy Douglas - an 8-year-old boy who was killed following a gas explosion in February. His family spent Sunday afternoon singing "Happy Birthday" at his graveside at King Memorial Park. He would have been 9. "He was a regular, 8-year-old kid," his mother, Shanika Brown, said. "His life got taken from him. It wasn't his fault. " Brown and Troy's father, also named Troy Douglas, are separated, but they and a dozen other relatives gathered at Brown's McElderry Park home after visiting the cemetery.
FEATURES
March 20, 2014
I am getting ready to adopt my first dog from a shelter, but I don't like his name. What's the best way to teach him a new one and get him used to it? Changing a dog's name is perfectly acceptable and is a relatively easy thing to do when done correctly. Oftentimes, finding a name that rhymes or begins with the same sound will make the process a little easier and faster, but it's not a necessity. First, decide on the name and make sure everyone within your household agrees.
NEWS
July 24, 2013
A recent Sun Article by Andrea Walker discussed the University of Maryland Medical Center's intention to rename Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital ("Kernan hospital changing name," July 8). James Lawrence Kernan was a Baltimore businessman who owned theaters and hotels. Mr. Kernan moved into one of his hotels and converted his mansion and estate to a hospital for children and later to include adults who required rehabilitative care. During his lifetime, Mr. Kernan watched his dream come true and the hospital become a success.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | April 10, 2008
The city's two fire unions plan to oppose a City Council bill filed this week to name a fire station after former department Chief William J. Goodwin Jr. The legislation would rename Engine Company 41 on South Conkling Street after the former chief because he "served the city of Baltimore with distinction and honor for over 30 years," according to the bill sponsored by Councilman Nicholas C. D'Adamo Jr. The station is where Goodwin started his career,...
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
The Winfield Elementary School PTA has launched an effort to rename the school after Raymond Mathias, Winfield's longtime principal who was killed last month in a car accident.Organizers of a petition drive have collected signatures from more than 1,000 people in the Winfield community who support changing the school's name to J. Raymond Mathias Elementary."He basically dedicated his career to Winfield, and we just thought it would be a fitting memorial to the man," said Lesley Long, a PTA member who presented the petition to the Carroll County school board last week.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
George and the late Marion Phelps are being recognized Wednesday when officials rename Middle Street in the Parole neighborhood of Annapolis for them at a 4 p.m. ceremony. George Phelps was the first African-American sheriff's deputy in Anne Arundel County. He deputized 200 special deputy sheriffs, all African-American, Annapolis officials said. In 1963, he was asked to provide technical assistance and material support for the security contingent at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Justice, led by the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The city earlier honored him for a longtime commitment to Annapolis' cultural heritage.
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