September 22, 2012
BOSTON - Orioles closer Jim Johnson often refers to his teammates as a bunch of grinders, a group of blue-collar players who pay little attention to individual accolades and instead focus on doing the unnoticed essentials that lead to winning. Johnson uses the grinder term because it bears reference to the gritty third-liners of a hockey team (he's a die-hard New York Rangers fan), the guys who lay down hits instead of scoring goals. So when Johnson set a new Orioles single-season record with his 46th save to close out a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, he didn't get caught up in the mark.
June 28, 2012
Atholton Swim Club The Atholton Swim Club Barracudas lost their first dual meet of the 2012 season to the Westminster Stingrays, 248.5-225.5. Despite the loss, Barracuda swimmers posted 75 best times and Ally VanNetta set team records in the 11-12 girls individual medley and butterfly. Mitchell Haugh won his three individual events and swam on a winning relay team. Ally VanNetta also won her three individual events. Winning two individual events each and swimming for winning relay teams were Julia Habiger, Pinya, Ryan Murphy and Kaitlyn Warner.
September 30, 1990
The count is in for 1990.Nine hundred thirteen video dealers voted for what they considered the best products of the year in the annual poll by Audio/Video International, a leading trade journal.The dealers, after all, are the most influential link between the product manufacturer and the consumer, the ones who guide customers toward the specific makes.Sunday's report covers television sets, which were evaluated according to five criteria: picture quality, general level of engineering design, reliability, precision and craftsmanship of manufacture, and cost-performance ratio.
January 13, 2012
HBO has set premiere dates for its two big-ticket political projects filmed in Maryland last year. "Game Change," the made-for-TV movie starring Ed Harris as John McCain and Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, will premiere March 10, according to Stuart Levine in the Hollywood trade publication Variety . "VEEP," the half-hour political satire that finished filming its first season in December in the Baltimore area, will debut April 22....
May 6, 1999
Owen Randolph Lee, a set designer whose extensive credits included outfitting the "Homicide" set, scenery for the Black Entertainment Network and such movies as "Beloved" and "Species 2," died Tuesday of colon cancer at Mercy Medical Center. He was 42 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.Mr. Lee, who most recently worked painting sets for the Barry Levinson film "Liberty Heights," was a regular designer and scene painter for the Baltimore and Peabody opera companies. Last fall, he painted sets for a production of "Norma" at the Lyric Theatre.
December 7, 1990
TOKYO -- Finally, after all the debate over whether high-definition television will be a revolutionary technology for consumers and national economies, the vaunted sets went on sale this week in Japan.They cost $34,000 apiece and the special-format broadcasts for HDTV are shown for only an hour a day. But for the three big electronics companies that have begun selling the world's first high-definition sets -- Sony, Matsushita and Hitachi -- the high cost and limited programming are no cause for distress at the outset.
July 22, 2012
After a hotly contested opening half, the Chesapeake Bayhawks took advantage of a 2-point goal by Ben Rubeor (Loyola High) just three minutes into the third quarter to propel them to an 11-7 Major League Lacrosse victory over the host Ohio Machine on Saturday night. With the win, Chesapeake became the first team to clinch a playoff spot. The teams went into halftime tied at 4, but Rubeor set the tone for a big second half for the Bayhawks (9-2), who extended their first-place lead to a full game over the Denver Outlaws.
June 5, 2003
PARIS - There was the usual rustling in the stands on the Philippe Chatrier stadium court when Albert Costa double-faulted to go down two sets to love yesterday. But unless they were headed for a comfort break, few fans, if any, were going anywhere. Down two sets? What's the problem? Senor Lunchpail was just getting started, and the French, who have been gaping in wonderment over the stamina and grit of this Spanish warrior for the past 10 days, knew it. Before the shiny afternoon was over, Costa would for the third time in this French Open come from two sets down to claim a win and keep alive his vastly underrated chances for a second consecutive title.
December 26, 2003
When a play takes place in a hotel, it is helpful if the set includes walls. Oakland Mills High School staff and students were planning a production of Ask Any Girl in the fall, but they returned from summer vacation to find that all of their sets - built and saved over 10 years - had been discarded during a school construction project. So they turned to a group of students at Hammond High School who are good at building walls, doors, windows, stairs and other pieces that literally set the stage for school plays in Howard County.