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By Jacques Kelly | October 22, 1990
A most pleasant way to travel to New York from Baltimore was the Royal Blue, that beautiful train Baltimoreans believed was theirs.I will never forget the first time I saw a line of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad coaches at Camden Station. It was one sharp-looking train, awaiting passengers as the steam vapor rose out of hissing hoses. The engine and coaches were stunning, decorated in a deep, rich regal blue, perfectly offset by the warm gray, then highlighted with gold stripes and some black trim.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2011
The wrestling mat was old - more than 20 years old. It had seen a lot of sweat and spit and blood and tears - just like the wrestlers who had toiled through countless matches on its worn, faded surface. The mat had been through so much, its spongy, protective softness had begun to dry up and harden, posing a safety risk last season at St. Mary's on Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. "It was the same old mat Dad had here when he coached," said St. Mary's wrestling coach Dave Hicks, whose father, Wayne, coached the Saints from 2001 to 2008 and oversaw the mat's refurbishing about 10 years ago. "It was the same mat they used in the early 1990s.
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By Jacques Kelly | December 9, 1991
The passenger train that snaked through the Howard Street Tunnel, Remington, Charles Village and Waverly seemed to attract more photographers than Elizabeth Taylor's wedding.At grade crossings and bridges in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties and northward to Philadelphia, the shutterbugs were out in droves. The occasion was the one-day re-creation of the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's famed Royal Blue."This might be the excursion of the decade," said James Genthner, a Baltimore rail enthusiast.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to the Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2009
Claire Cote was a standout at a party at Silo Point's Style Sky Lounge. The 22-year-old Charles Village resident, who works for Clementine (the party's caterer), starts her job this fall as an after-school dance teacher in Mount Washington. Her fashion philosophy reflects her contemporary dancer's free spirit. "I don't have many fashion rules. Don't overdress or over-accessorize. Do wear whatever you want. I agree there are certain things that are more fashionable than others. But, if you really like something, you should wear it. And wear it with pride."
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1997
Baltimore lost part of its heritage on the April morning in 1958 when readers of The Sun and The Evening Sun were jolted by this full-page advertisement from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:"EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, APRIL 27 BALTIMORE AND OHIO ROUTE PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON-PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK WILL BE DISCONTINUED."The last trips of these trains will be Saturday, April 26, 1958," the ad continued. "We sincerely appreciate the patronage of those who have used these trains in the past and regret the necessity for their discontinuance.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1997
Baltimore lost part of its heritage on the April morning in 1958 when readers of The Sun and The Evening Sun were jolted by this full-page advertisement from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:"EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, APRIL 27 BALTIMORE AND OHIO ROUTE PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON-PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK WILL BE DISCONTINUED."The last trips of these trains will be Saturday, April 26, 1958," the ad continued. "We sincerely appreciate the patronage of those who have used these trains in the past and regret the necessity for their discontinuance.
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March 31, 2001
Founded: 1838 Location: Durham, N.C. Enrollment: 6,368 undergraduates Tuition and fees: $25,630 Famous alumni: Former American Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole; CNN anchorwoman Judy Woodruff; NBA player Grant Hill of the Orlando Magic; novelists Anne Tyler, Reynolds Price and William Styron. Academic ranking: No. 8 among national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report School colors: Royal blue and white Nickname: Blue Devils, after an Alpine unit of French soldiers noted for their courage in World War I. Last trip to Final Four: 1999 NCAA basketball titles: Two, 1991, 1992
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1996
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Mount Royal Station gained centenarian status this month the same way it opened 100 years ago -- without civic fanfare or recognition.The station, which now houses the Maryland Institute, College of Art, opened Sept. 1, 1896, with no ceremony whatever, except for a front-page advertisement in The Sun that proclaimed:"Passengers for Eastern points shall not fail to visit Mount Royal Station on their next trip. The Royal Blue Line trains are fine, fast and frequent."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | May 12, 2007
Several weeks ago, a couple of hundred guests, government and construction officials, alumni and students, gathered under threatening skies to celebrate completion of a two-year, $6.3 million renovation of historic Mount Royal Station, long a centerpiece of the Maryland Institute College of Art and a successful national symbol of adaptive reuse. The building, in Romanesque style with elements of Renaissance Revival, features a red tile roof and a 150-foot-tall clock tower designed by architects E. Francis Baldwin and Josias Pennington.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Special to the Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2009
Claire Cote was a standout at a party at Silo Point's Style Sky Lounge. The 22-year-old Charles Village resident, who works for Clementine (the party's caterer), starts her job this fall as an after-school dance teacher in Mount Washington. Her fashion philosophy reflects her contemporary dancer's free spirit. "I don't have many fashion rules. Don't overdress or over-accessorize. Do wear whatever you want. I agree there are certain things that are more fashionable than others. But, if you really like something, you should wear it. And wear it with pride."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun Reporter | April 27, 2008
Fans of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad would have to agree with poet T. S. Eliot's assessment that "April is the cruelest month," because 50 years ago this weekend, the railroad stopped whisking travelers over its famed Royal Blue Route between Washington, Baltimore and New York City. With annual losses of $5 million on the Washington-New York run mounting, Howard E. Simpson, the B & O's president, made the decision to terminate the service that had operated along the route since the late 1880s.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | May 12, 2007
Several weeks ago, a couple of hundred guests, government and construction officials, alumni and students, gathered under threatening skies to celebrate completion of a two-year, $6.3 million renovation of historic Mount Royal Station, long a centerpiece of the Maryland Institute College of Art and a successful national symbol of adaptive reuse. The building, in Romanesque style with elements of Renaissance Revival, features a red tile roof and a 150-foot-tall clock tower designed by architects E. Francis Baldwin and Josias Pennington.
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March 31, 2001
Founded: 1838 Location: Durham, N.C. Enrollment: 6,368 undergraduates Tuition and fees: $25,630 Famous alumni: Former American Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole; CNN anchorwoman Judy Woodruff; NBA player Grant Hill of the Orlando Magic; novelists Anne Tyler, Reynolds Price and William Styron. Academic ranking: No. 8 among national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report School colors: Royal blue and white Nickname: Blue Devils, after an Alpine unit of French soldiers noted for their courage in World War I. Last trip to Final Four: 1999 NCAA basketball titles: Two, 1991, 1992
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1998
What else can go wrong? The Kansas City Royals already were at the bottom of the American League Central when they lost veteran shortstop Jay Bell and designated hitter Chili Davis to free agency. Now, it looks like they'll have to do without pitching ace Kevin Appier for most or all of the 1998 season.In other words, the Royals are the perfect first opponent for a team that is trying to extend last year's season-long stay at the top of the AL East.The Orioles always seem to draw the Royals in the first week of the season.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1997
Baltimore lost part of its heritage on the April morning in 1958 when readers of The Sun and The Evening Sun were jolted by this full-page advertisement from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:"EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, APRIL 27 BALTIMORE AND OHIO ROUTE PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON-PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK WILL BE DISCONTINUED."The last trips of these trains will be Saturday, April 26, 1958," the ad continued. "We sincerely appreciate the patronage of those who have used these trains in the past and regret the necessity for their discontinuance.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1997
Baltimore lost part of its heritage on the April morning in 1958 when readers of The Sun and The Evening Sun were jolted by this full-page advertisement from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:"EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, APRIL 27 BALTIMORE AND OHIO ROUTE PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON-PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK WILL BE DISCONTINUED."The last trips of these trains will be Saturday, April 26, 1958," the ad continued. "We sincerely appreciate the patronage of those who have used these trains in the past and regret the necessity for their discontinuance.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | January 5, 1993
So we're running low on milk, the baby needs another delivery from Nu-Dy-Per and I have a turn-off notice from BG&E in my pocket. So where do I go? I go play Keno.I had to.Yesterday was an historic day. Not since the installation of new drapes in the Governor's Mansion has there been such a momentous day for the state of Maryland.It was either the day we moved into the big leagues of "revenue enhancement" through state-of-the-art casino-like gambling, or the day we became the gambling sewer of the East Coast.
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By FRED RASMUSSEN | November 18, 1990
Two commercial highways, one of macadam and the other of steel, with strong Baltimore links changed travel and commerce in America forever.The easternmost section of the National Road was begun in 1797 when Baltimore businessmen and bankers, anxious to find a quick route to the western territories, committed their economic resources to that end, writes Merrit Ierley in "Traveling the National Road: Across the Centuries on America's First Highway (Overlook Press,...
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1996
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Mount Royal Station gained centenarian status this month the same way it opened 100 years ago -- without civic fanfare or recognition.The station, which now houses the Maryland Institute, College of Art, opened Sept. 1, 1896, with no ceremony whatever, except for a front-page advertisement in The Sun that proclaimed:"Passengers for Eastern points shall not fail to visit Mount Royal Station on their next trip. The Royal Blue Line trains are fine, fast and frequent."
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | January 5, 1993
So we're running low on milk, the baby needs another delivery from Nu-Dy-Per and I have a turn-off notice from BG&E in my pocket. So where do I go? I go play Keno.I had to.Yesterday was an historic day. Not since the installation of new drapes in the Governor's Mansion has there been such a momentous day for the state of Maryland.It was either the day we moved into the big leagues of "revenue enhancement" through state-of-the-art casino-like gambling, or the day we became the gambling sewer of the East Coast.
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