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By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News) | April 20, 2008
Can you recommend any family resorts that would provide a multigenerational vacation? Here are a few we can suggest: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort (hiltonhawaiianvillage.com) in Waikiki, Hawaii: There are plenty of programs and demonstrations on Hawaiian culture, and kids will enjoy the daily wildlife feedings of penguins, turtles, ibis and carp. While parents learn to make leis or play the ukulele (or just lounge on the beach), kids can join full- or half-day programs in the Express Keiki Club.
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By Jeffrey Ian Ross | September 22, 2013
Do me a favor: Save this op-ed in a folder somewhere and promise to open it up in five years. Let's see how many of us remember what today we're calling the "Navy Yard Shootings" - and, more importantly, whether we as a society decided to do something about the mass killings that increasingly are a part of life in the United States. If we can summon the will to make a change, whether it's enacting new laws or (I hope) trying new tactics that take into account the cultural norms that promote violence as a way to solve problems, real or perceived, what does that look like?
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October 23, 1994
The state NAACP unanimously endorsed during its annual conference in Solomons yesterday a resolution asking all businesses, labor groups and college students in Maryland to avoid Ocean City next Memorial Day and July 4, the resort's two major holidays.The group also is asking the General Assembly to withhold funds for beach restoration in Worcester County as part of what Gregory Wims, president of the state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, called "a plan of economic sanctions against Worcester County."
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Sports Digest | August 23, 2013
Amateur Golf Joiner, Luo win titles at Turf Valley Resort; Md. golfers dot top 20 Tyler Joiner of Albany, Ga., won the JoS. A. Bank/David Leadbetter Championship in Ellicott City after a 3-under-par 210 forced a sudden-death playoff against Kevin Conners of Downington, Pa. In the girls division, Julie Luo of Centreville, Va., won with a tournament total of 6-over-par 219. Jake Leavitt of Woodstock tied for fourth with a...
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By Alan Solomon and Alan Solomon,Chicago Tribune | May 4, 2008
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It's been a long time since cowboys parked their ponies on Main Street in what was once proudly marketed as the West's Most Western Town. Today's Scottsdale is two P.F. Chang's, two California Pizza Kitchens and two Merrill Lynch offices. It is art galleries and turquoise shops and boutiques and Beemer convertibles and monster shopping malls serving monster subdivisions hidden behind faux-adobe walls. Fortunately, though you may have to look carefully, Scottsdale is still desert and the mountains -- or at least a short drive from desert and mountains.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | December 9, 1992
The owners of the Homestead, a prestigious resort in western Virginia, have hired the Baltimore investment banking firm of Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. to find investors for the resort's long-term improvement plan.Daniel H. Ingalls Jr., president and chief executive of Virginia Hot Springs Inc., which owns the resort, said the company is trying to raise $30 million for a five-year, $50 million project. The remaining $20 million would be generated by the company, he said.The search for new investors comes after three years of losses by the Hot Springs, Va.-based resort, Mr. Ingalls said.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | January 17, 1995
After years of searching for private financing, the state approved an agreement yesterday for a bond sale to a Texas company that paves the way for building a controversial convention center and golf course at Rocky Gap State Park.The approval by the Board of Public Works was a milestone in a 10-year quest to build the $34.4 million resort, which is intended to help revitalize the Western Maryland economy."This is part of a vision for Western Maryland and Allegany County," said Mark L. Wasserman, state secretary of economic and employment development.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | November 21, 2003
CAMBRIDGE - Gliding across the Frederick C. Malkus Bridge, you can see the big hotel off in the sunlit distance, startling because it's been preceded by so many drab little strip malls and gas stations and burger joints, and stunning because it hits you like Dorothy's first glimpse of the Emerald City. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort has been doing business for 14 months now, and it's hard to find anyone around here who isn't singing hosannas for its impact on Cambridge and on Dorchester County, and for beginning to lift a swath of the Eastern Shore out of its prolonged economic doldrums.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2000
Sunterra Corp., an international resort company with ties to Maryland, has filed for bankruptcy protection in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, saying it owes potentially thousands of creditors hundreds of millions of dollars. The petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy follows months of financial trouble for the Orlando, Fla.-based time-share company, which operates 90 resorts around the world and serves about 300,000 families. The company reported a $15.6 million net loss in the first quarter of 2000.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | May 31, 1992
OCEAN CITY -- More blacks would "capture an ocean memory" if resort advertising included pictures of African-Americans, say local black leaders."Blacks are coming to Ocean City for vacation, but all you see in advertising is white, white, white," said James Purnell Jr., president of the Worcester County chapter of the NAACP.Such advertising, which includes city-paid television commercials and brochures, sends a subtle message that minorities, particularly blacks, are not welcome, Mr. Purnell said.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Ocean City began the summer with high hopes for a blockbuster season, fueled by a newly rebuilt fishing pier, the return of the Dew Tour and the possibility of an influx of tourists from northern beaches ravaged by superstorm Sandy. But nature had a different vision: rain and lots of it. "It's been a noticeably slower summer, and that's mostly because of the weather," said G. Jordan, manager of Treasure Island Sunglasses, who has worked on the Boardwalk for five years. "The ocean is supposed to offer sun," and when it doesn't, he said, people go elsewhere.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
So far this season, Ocean City has seen brawls on the boardwalk, robberies and even a few stabbings. Town councilman Brent Ashley has had enough. The vocal advocate for Maryland's resort city says what's urgently needed is a return to decency. For a start, he said, people can pull up their pants or perhaps put on a shirt and shoes in the evening. Ashley is proposing a decency law for Ocean City that could be modeled on a recent law passed in Wildwood, N.J. That law calls for a $25 fine for wearing saggy pants - those that fall 3 inches or more from the waistline - on the boardwalk.
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By Laren Hughes, For The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Cha-ching. Ah, the sweet sound of cash registers opening and closing. That sound will be heard throughout Ocean City this weekend as thousands of people file into the resort for the third annual Dew Tour. The extreme sports event spans four days and brings some of the best skaters and BMX riders in the world to Maryland's coast. Kathy Enste, who owns Dandy Don's Bike Rentals on Atlantic Avenue with her husband, Don, said business is always better when the Dew Tour is in town. "The weather looks absolutely perfect for this weekend, which means more customers to ride bikes," she said.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2013
The Maryland Economic Development Corp. expects to fall short next year on payments to investors who bought the bonds that funded the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, a state-owned golf resort hotel and conference center on the Eastern Shore. Known as default, a failure to meet bond payments may increase investor scrutiny of MEDCO, a company created by the General Assembly to aid economic development throughout Maryland, experts say, but it will not affect the state's credit rating.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
The state-owned Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge continues to deplete a reserve fund to cover its semiannual debt payments because it is not making enough money. The state withdrew $2 million from the reserve June 1, cutting the fund's balance nearly in half to $2.3 million, according to a June 4 letter to the Maryland Economic Development Corp., which owns the golf resort hotel and conference center on the Choptank River. MEDCO financed the hotel's construction in 2002, issuing more than $120 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds, which are designed to be paid for out of the revenue a project creates.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
OCEAN CITY - Merchants and others in Maryland's premier resort are hopeful that that an improving economy, stable gas prices, stepped-up marketing - and the lingering effects of superstorm Sandy - will combine to produce a strong summer season. Shops and restaurants are being built, and the town is poised to reopen the fishing pier that was damaged in last fall's storm. As the season kicks off with the start of the Memorial Day weekend, hotel bookings and rentals appear strong, and some in town believe Sandy has something to do with it. "First of all, there's everything that's happened in New Jersey.
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By THE DENVER POST | July 11, 2003
EAGLE, Colo. - A late-night ruckus in Kobe Bryant's hotel room prompted a nearby guest to complain to the front desk, kicking off a sexual assault investigation against the NBA star, according to an employee at the resort where the alleged assault occurred. The employee, who spoke with Bryant and other employees who interacted with the Los Angeles Lakers star just after the incident, said Bryant later appeared calm and composed in the lobby as he conversed at length with a night auditor in the wee hours of the morning.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
CAMBRIDGE -- A proposal by Harvey's Resorts & Casinos to build a $106 million waterfront gambling resort in this Dorchester County town is pitting morals against money in an escalating public debate.Both commodities are highly valued in this rural Eastern Shore county, which has a long, proud tradition of agriculture and seafood -- and a lot of seasonal unemployment.Opponents, led by four area ministers and two concerned residents, say that organized gambling will mean lower morals and higher crime.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
After $1.1 million in Superstorm Sandy clean-up work, Ocean City is ready for Memorial Day weekend and beyond, said Mayor Richard Meehan. Even the damaged century-old Ocean City Inlet Fishing Pier, which was featured prominently in national TV storm coverage, will be opening Friday. Meehan will mark the occasion by making the first cast from the 489-foot structure. "People from all over the country watched as that angry ocean tore apart that pier. Now, it's back in business," the mayor said.
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By Jeff Barker | May 21, 2013
Maryland's fourth casino - the Rocky Gap Casino Resort - hopes to open its doors for gambling this week. The casino, which held a controlled demonstration on Monday, is awaiting final approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control agency. The opening could come as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. Located off Interstate 68 near Cumberland, it will be the state's smallest casino. Evitts Resort, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Lakes Entertainment, plans to operate 558 slot machines plus 10 table games at the casino.
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