January 19, 2010
When James H. McDonald was 16, back when Baltimore was legally segregated, he set out to apply for a job in a drugstore a few blocks into the white side of town. Almost as soon as he'd set foot over Fulton Avenue, the dividing line, he had company. "This gentleman - he said he was a policeman - asked what I was doing there," said McDonald, now 80. McDonald, who was followed to the store to prove that there was indeed a job opening, offered the story Monday as an example of life before the civil-rights activists made inroads, before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and long before a black man was elected president.
May 15, 2013
Advertisements praising Maryland's new gun control law will appear on Baltimore-area televisions soon after the measure is signed Thursday - the first volley in a two-pronged effort to defend the legislation and the politicians who voted for it. The gun control advocates behind the ads want to bolster support among Maryland voters in case there's a referendum next year. But they also want to counter a campaign to oust lawmakers who backed the bill in the General Assembly. "We know that the other side will be attacking the legislators who voted for it, and we want people to know those legislators were doing the right thing to save lives in Maryland," said Vincent DeMarco, president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.
March 22, 2012
The Baltimore Sun staff and its favorite fans and followers are gathering on Wednesday, March 28 at Bond Street Social. The Baltimore Sun meetup at Bond Street Social goes from 6 to 8 p.m. Happy hour prices will be in effect throughout with $4 for all beers, $5 for call drinks and wine and $6 select specialty cocktails. Bond Street Social is very social. All of chef Neill Howell's plates are meant to be shared. Signature "Social Drinks" are brought to the table in an 80-ounce infusion jar, perfect for sharing among your fellow Sun fans and even with the Sun staff, who are generally deligthed to share just about anything except their byline.
April 2, 2012
TOWSON, Md. -- Anthony DeGol finished third to help Penn State to the same spot as a team to close the Fireline Towson Invitational on Sunday. DeGol's final-round 73 left him at 4-under 212 for the tournament at the 6,659-yard Prospect Bay Country Club. The Nittany Lions totaled a 294-293-292--879 to tie for third, eight strokes behind co-champions Northern Colorado and Seton Hall. Tommy McDonagh's final-round 72 left him tied for 11th at 2-over 218, while Jay Woodward's 71 brought him to 7-over 223 and a tie for 31st.
October 31, 2012
Perhaps, Terrell Suggs will eventually find the time to deliver the "I told you so's. " Perhaps, the Ravens' normally loquacious linebacker will eventually detail his remarkably quick recovery from a torn right Achilles tendon, and concede that he had doubts that he would be able to play meaningful football this season. But you won't get any of that from Suggs these days. The bye week gave Suggs a chance to rest his surgically-repaired Achilles and reflect on how he made it back from a potentially career-threatening injury in 5 1/2 months, Suggs returned to practice this week, intent on helping a struggling defense, not basking in the adulation from teammates, fans and opponents, many of whom didn't believe such a rapid return was possible.
May 11, 2008
Producers of HGTV's My Big Amazing Renovation are looking for homeowners in the Baltimore area who are in the middle of making large-scale renovations to their homes. Homeowners who are doubling the size of their house, transforming the original layout, undertaking several unique design projects or updating the exterior and are eager to share their experience should call 303-712-3093 or e-mail cbaggish@highnoonentertain ment.com. Participants should note that HGTV will not cover the cost of any renovations.
March 10, 2000
WITHOUT ANY fanfare, individuals and groups all over the county and state participate in a monthly program that helps others as well as themselves -- the Self Help and Resource Exchange, better known as the SHARE program. SHARE offers monthly food packages, loaded with grocery items, fresh fruit and vegetables, in exchange for two hours of work and $15. Volunteer hours can be accumulated through church programs, helping out at a school, or donating time to a community group such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire, 4-H, senior centers or a community improvement association.
May 27, 1998
Bob Hope, America's only honorary war veteran, turns 95 on Friday. If you're among the thousands of people he's entertained over the years, we at The Sun would like to hear from you.In a career that's spanned everything from vaudeville to compact discs, Hope has emerged not only as one of America's most popular comedians, but also -- thanks to his years of entertaining troops stationed overseas -- one of its most respected citizens.If you're a veteran, whether of World War II, Korea, Vietnam or Desert Storm, and have fond recollections of Hope's USO shows you'd be willing to share, please call us. If you were there in the early days, saw Hope on stage (either in vaudeville or on Broadway)
April 6, 1997
A growing number of time-share operators are offering the option of spending time at sea. The cruises are not actual time shares, but rather are options that time-share owners can take in lieu of their land-based weeks.Traditionally, time-share owners have only been able to trade, say, a Thanksgiving week in Maui for a week at another vacation-ownership resort. A trade typically involves swapping your week for someone else's. The bartering usually is done by either of two major time-share exchange companies, Interval International or Resort Condominiums International.
September 2, 1995
Martek Biosciences Corp. of Columbia plans to offer 2 million shares of new stock to the public, the company said yesterday, announcing it has registered the proposed offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Based on yesterday's closing price of $14.50 a share, the offering would raise $29 million before investment banking commissions and other expenses. Martek went public in 1993 at $7 a share.Martek intends to use the proceeds from the offering to market and develop its consumer nutritional products, to pay for capital expenditures including potential expansion of the company's baby formula supplement factory, to fund clinical studies and trials of drugs and for general corporate purposes.