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November 16, 1990
THE ''ROCKY'' saga began when a 30-year-old Sylvester Stallone, a few films behind him, wrote a script about a Philadelphia boy named Rocky Balboa, a boxer who wanted a shot at the big time.The studios were interested, but they didn't want to do the film with Stallone. They wanted a bigger box-office name, someone like Burt Reynolds or James Caan. Stallone told them that he was part of the deal, and if they didn't want to do it, he would.He did. Somehow. It cost less than $1 million to make the film.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
A Baltimore architecture firm founded in 1977 by two Park School graduates and a friend has nearly doubled in size in the last two years, making its most ambitious bid for greater reach last month when it announced the expansion of its footprint to Colorado. In two years, Hord Coplan Macht has opened an office in Alexandria, Va., wooed top talent to its ranks, and worked to merge with smaller Denver-based SlaterPaull. The growth has brought employee count at the firm — which worked on Fells Point's Union Wharf apartments, Towson University's new SECU Arena, Morgan State University's Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies and the West Shore Park, among other projects — to 180, up from about 100 just two years ago. "We didn't sit down and say, 'Let's open up an office in the Rocky Mountain region someday, but we did make a strategic decision that being 100 and some people in one region … was — not risky, but rather restrictive to us," said CEO Lee Coplan, 63, one of the firm's three founders.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2012
When A$AP Rocky's DJ dropped “Brand New Guy,” a thunderous track from last year's “LiveLoveA$AP,” the sold-out crowd at Baltimore Soundstage lost it. And so did Rocky and his Harlem, N.Y., crew - 90 seconds in and they were stage-diving as if it were a well-earned encore. It was the fourth song of the night. Out in the crowd, Rocky was mobbed like a 10-year-vet, not a rap rookie who only started performing live four months ago. “Look at my shirt. I look like Michael Jackson,” the 23-year-old said after realizing his black crewneck T-shirt was now a deep V-neck.
TRAVEL
By Rona Kobell, For The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
The beach. The beautiful water. The strolls along the boardwalk for summer foods. The lovely house with the wraparound porch and the sunny breakfast nook. And the two-hour backup on the Bay Bridge. The rowdy, half-naked crowds pushing in line for french fries and saltwater taffy. The expensive rental house with the unstable porch, not to mention the dingy decor. Beach vacations can be a mixed bag - and that's when you've taken care of the things you can plan for. Bad weather, unexpected traffic and incompatibility among friends who don't work so well as weeklong housemates can all put a damper on what you hoped would be a great vacation.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | November 16, 1990
SYLVESTER Stallone has done it again. You would think his ''Rocky'' films would succumb to the law of averages, but the newest in the series, written by Stallone, is better than some of the others.''Rocky V'' has originality, and that's surprising in a boxing film. Aren't the stories always the same?Well, yes, they are, but this one braves a few new trails. When the film begins, the credits give us a review of the last film, one in which the Philadelphia boy took on the Russian champ and put him away.
NEWS
By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | January 24, 2009
Rocky Balboa, Hollywood's favorite heavyweight, will be all over AMC today. The franchise started in 1976 with Rocky (3 p.m., repeats 2:30 a.m.), a little film starring a beefy grade-B actor no one had heard of that became a giant, Oscar-winning hit. Sylvester Stallone, whose previous resume included playing a street tough in The Lords of Flatbush (and a stud in the soft-core porn The Party at Kitty and Stud's), almost through force of will alone got this film made. It seemed destined to fail from the start; who wants to watch an unknown actor in a film about a third-rate boxer getting an unexpected shot at the heavyweight title?
NEWS
October 21, 2008
Suddenly on October 18, 2008, ROCKY DAVID WILLIAM TORRES; loving son of Tina and Rafael Torres; step-son of Gary Hare; dear brother of Tyann James and Joey Hare; grandson of Iris Torres and Silverio Colon and the late Andrew and Hilda Shroyer. A Funeral Service will be held at the family-owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Thursday at 8 PM. Cremation to follow. Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.
NEWS
October 6, 2005
On October 4, 2005; ROCKY D. ANDERSON, beloved husband of Evelyn L. Anderson. Also survived by two sons Ricardo "Ricky" and Dwight Anderson; two sisters, Jessie L. Cartwright and Annie M. Coker of Olanta, SC; two brothers, Robert L. Anderson of Olanta, SC and Wilbur Anderson of Baltimore, MD. On Friday, friends may call VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 3 to 8 P.M., and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. On Saturday, Mr. Anderson will lie instate at New Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1700 Mc Cullough St., where the family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M., with services to follow.
FEATURES
May 1, 1991
No time to make a fancy dessert? This Rocky Road Cak bakes in your microwave oven in about 20 minutes.This recipe is from Baker's Chocolate.Rocky Road Cake 2 eggs3 1/2 cups non-dairy whipped topping, thawed30 chocolate wafers, crushed into crumbs (1 1/2 cups)1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup miniature marshmallows1/4 cup chopped nutsBeat eggs in a large bowl with a fork. Fold in whipped topping, chocolate wafer crumbs and three-quarter cup of the chocolate chips, until just blended.Batter will be white with specks of chocolate crumbs.
NEWS
February 15, 1991
Judging from Iraq's dramatic announcement today that it is prepared to withdraw from Kuwait and end the Persian Gulf war, we can't help but wonder if Saddam Hussein might be drawing his military strategy not from the military manuals but rather from the 1976 American film classic "Rocky."Consider events over the past 48 hours: On Tuesday a large number of people, including women and children, were killed when an American pilot dropped a precision bomb into a building in Baghdad.Let us accept, without dispute, the American version of what happened: It was a legitimate bombing attack on a sophisticated command and control station in time of war, and there was no indication whatsoever that any civilians were inside.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
One month after coach John Harbaugh emphasized a high standard for players' conduct, starting cornerback Jimmy Smith became the latest Ravens player to be arrested during an unusually rocky offseason. Smith, 25, was charged Saturday night with failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer, a misdemeanor, after an incident at the Greene Turtle in Towson, making him the fifth Ravens player to be arrested since February. Police responding to a call about an unconscious woman in a bathroom at the York Road bar said they found Smith helping an intoxicated woman in the women's restroom.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
With the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline three weeks away, the Orioles are pursuing trade options, including an upgrade of their starting rotation. According to industry sources, the Orioles have been closely monitoring and gathering background information on Colorado Rockies veteran left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa, 33, is not a stranger to Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, who was in charge of the Boston Red Sox in 2001 when the club signed De La Rosa out of the Mexican League.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | June 9, 2014
Wow. Does Maureen Dowd have an amazing job, or what? Not only does the New York Times columnist occupy some of the most exclusive real estate in journalism, she got her editors to pay her way to Denver to score some dope and get high. She sold the junket as a reporting trip. She'd been writing about Colorado's legalization of marijuana and wanted to see how the rollout was going. Makes sense. You don't cover the Super Bowl from your family room TV. But you also don't suit up. And when the rookie doper - called a "noob" in the business - ate her way through an entire marijuana candy bar instead of taking just a bite, she had a really, really bad trip.
SPORTS
By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez stumbled through a two-run first inning Sunday, but he recovered to allow just two more hits through the next five frames in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards. “The first inning was a little frustrating for him,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “He was good. He didn't break.” Despite tying a season-high with four walks, Gonzalez recorded his third straight quality start and has allowed three or fewer runs in nine of his 10 starts this season.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Daniel "Rocky" Hyde, a former tavern owner and a retired Maryland State Lottery employee, died of heart failure Wednesday at Franklin Square Medical Center. The Rosedale resident was 65. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Leo Hyde, a postal worker, and Vera Sacco Hyde, a homemaker. The family lived in Loch Raven Village. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School and was a 1966 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he was a standout football offensive and defensive lineman.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his big dreams. That's not just the scenario of the wildly popular 1976 film "Rocky. " It also works as the art-imitating-art story line for the two Baltimore-area actors starring in the new musical version of "Rocky" that opens this week on Broadway.
NEWS
June 29, 1993
During his first six months in office, freshman Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has received a great deal of unwelcome publicity for a raft of verbal blunders and his outspoken conservative zealotry. Such notoriety has given him a higher profile than most freshmen, but it also may be the undoing of his political career.Democrats have taken delight in criticizing the Sixth District representative, who represents western Howard County, Carroll County and Western Maryland, for his remark that the preponderence of state scholarship winners -- many of them Asian-Americans -- didn't have "normal" names.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | August 28, 1993
Rocky Point won the final round of the first Baltimore Public Parks Junior Inter-Club tournament at Mount Pleasant Golf Course, and claimed the overall championship with 10 points. Pine Ridge was second, eight points; Forest Park, third, six points, and Mount Pleasant, fourth, two points.Rocky Point and Pine Ridge had gone into the last of the four sessions tied with seven points, and the eventual champions totaled 119 points in the concluding age-group competition to 94 for Pine Ridge.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Over the course of 24 years, Signature Theatre has given 42 premieres, 18 of them musicals. This commitment to new work cannot be praised enough, even if it's hard to summon much enthusiasm for the 18th of those musicals, "Beaches. "  This piece is based on the Iris Rainer Dart novel about an unlikely, decades-long friendship between two women from opposite worlds. That story is best known for inspiring the 1988 movie starring Bette Midler as Cee Cee, a brash singing actress destined for the big time; and Barbara Hershey , her moneyed, tender, overly manicured friend, who learns how to really live just in time to get a fatal disease.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman | February 25, 2014
The Rocky Gap Casino Resort said Tuesday it will add 150 new parking spaces, less than a year after its 550 slot machines and 10 table games started operations. The Rocky Gap casino, which is supposed to boost tourism in the western part of the state, is the state's fourth and smallest casino. It opened in May and in January announced a new location of the Bonkerz Comedy Club. Construction, including the expansion of the facility's fitness center, Pro Shop, and a restaurant kitchen, will start this spring, the resort said in a release.
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