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January 16, 2014
Aberdeen Christopher K. Bennett, 20, of the first block of Rigdon Road, was charged Monday with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and unauthorized removal of property. Emory R. Gullion, 25, of the 1900 block of Bennett Road, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A theft was reported Monday in the 1400 block of South Philadelphia Road. Vandalism was reported Monday in the 3400 block of Churchville Road. A license plate was stolen from a boat trailer Sunday in the 900 block of Carsins Run Road.
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Wesley Case | April 16, 2014
For years, Silks was a mysterious eyesore in Canton. In 2009, Midnight Sun contributor Evan Siple painted an unusual picture of a previous visit. While Silks appeared to be a sports bar from the exterior, the inside was an “extension of the owner's house.” The main door was locked, stacks of mail were scattered and the owner wore pajama pants and slippers behind the bar. A friend in search of a bathroom mistakenly entered a living room. The writer's verdict? Silks, seemingly a semi-private hangout, was “crazier than crazy.” Unsurprisingly, that business plan did not last.
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March 4, 1991
Howard Head, a Baltimore philanthropist who made millions developing a revolutionary, lightweight ski and an oversized tennis racket to improve his performance in both sports, died last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 76.Mr. Head had complications after quadruple bypass surgery last month, and his condition deteriorated rapidly.He left his body to Hopkins for medical research.A memorial service will be held in Baltimore later this week.A design engineer at the Glenn L. Martin Co.'s Middle River aircraft plant during World War II, Mr. Head later turned his engineering skills to sports equipment because of a frustration with his own shortcomings on the ski slopes and the tennis courts.
NEWS
January 16, 2014
Aberdeen Christopher K. Bennett, 20, of the first block of Rigdon Road, was charged Monday with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and unauthorized removal of property. Emory R. Gullion, 25, of the 1900 block of Bennett Road, was charged Saturday with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A theft was reported Monday in the 1400 block of South Philadelphia Road. Vandalism was reported Monday in the 3400 block of Churchville Road. A license plate was stolen from a boat trailer Sunday in the 900 block of Carsins Run Road.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 13, 2000
GOT SOME GENTLY used sports equipment collecting dust in the closet? Then the Gamber-Smallwood Optimist lacrosse program is looking for you. The organization, which sponsors a league for 275 to 300 young lacrosse players each year, is having a sports equipment yard sale from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 7 in the East Middle School cafeteria in Westminster. "It all kind of stems from parents saying they had a lot of equipment [lying] around that they don't use," said Robin Arnold, one of the organizers.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2013
All along, Jason Goger knew his goal was to work for an entrepreneurial company focused on reaching consumers thirsting for new technologies. He got that desire from his father, who started small businesses and crafted various products when Goger was growing up outside Charlottesville, Va. Goger took a job at Black & Decker Co. to learn how a big corporation worked, "just so I had that understanding," he said. After a few years, it came time to follow his passion. He interviewed with several companies, but only one seemed to be the right philosophical match: STX LLC, the Baltimore-based sports equipment maker that arrived on the market with an innovative (i.e.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Daily News | May 17, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- One company will introduce a joy stick for steering a car. Another will bring out a specially designed Ford Thunderbird. Others are marketing products ranging from special scuba equipment to infrared devices for operating a computer.They are among the innovations to be displayed today as companies that specialize in equipment for the disabled introduce their latest products at Abilities Expo, which runs through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center.Marketing products for the disabled has become a $1.6 billion a year industry.
SPORTS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 9, 1993
ATLANTA -- Somewhere in this 2 million square feet sea of Extenders, Air Carnivores and Stairmasters, far, far away from Magic Johnson, Mickey Mantle and Mega Man, overshadowed by hundreds of women dressed in the skimpiest, tightest and brightest leotards this side of "BodyShaping," there is this:The Eggserciser.Made of a polymer material, all but guaranteed to provide a sweat-free workout for nine of 13 hand and arm muscles, the Eggserciser has a suggested retail price of $7.95.But Mark Davis can get it for you wholesale.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | March 25, 2009
Laura Koras was shepherding four wiggly kids through The Shops at Kenilworth and navigating the recession at the same time. "Five pairs of lacrosse shorts and two T-shirts for $60," said Koras of Reisterstown after visiting the Lax World Outlet. The discount shop at the Towson mall sells new but dated equipment at prices at least half those in Lax World's retail stores. "My husband is a financial planner," she added. "So with us, you make every penny count." The popularity of the local lacrosse outlet, which is associated with the specialty retail chain, and other sports equipment discounters, such as Play it Again Sports, makes it clear that bargain-hunting has become a game more popular than ever.
NEWS
By Marie Westhaver and Marie Westhaver,Contributing writer | November 10, 1991
When Rick Loden decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning a golf shop, he found the store's course would be greener if it included soccer, baseball and lacrosse.Loden personally visited all of thesporting goods stores in Howard and Baltimore counties to scope out the competition and see what sports needs weren't being met. The Sports Connection, opening Nov. 16 in the Columbia Marketplace, will offer merchandise for what may be the four most popular sports in Maryland: soccer, baseball and softball, lacrosse and golf.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
STX, which built its business through innovation on the lacrosse field, aims to play in a larger but more slippery arena - the ice rink. The Baltimore-based sports equipment maker plans to introduce a line of ice hockey sticks and protective equipment by late 2014. The company, based in Pigtown, has begun building new office space and posting job openings to prepare for the launch. It's a rare foray into a new business for STX, which developed the first plastic lacrosse head in 1970.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2013
All along, Jason Goger knew his goal was to work for an entrepreneurial company focused on reaching consumers thirsting for new technologies. He got that desire from his father, who started small businesses and crafted various products when Goger was growing up outside Charlottesville, Va. Goger took a job at Black & Decker Co. to learn how a big corporation worked, "just so I had that understanding," he said. After a few years, it came time to follow his passion. He interviewed with several companies, but only one seemed to be the right philosophical match: STX LLC, the Baltimore-based sports equipment maker that arrived on the market with an innovative (i.e.
NEWS
By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | March 25, 2009
Laura Koras was shepherding four wiggly kids through The Shops at Kenilworth and navigating the recession at the same time. "Five pairs of lacrosse shorts and two T-shirts for $60," said Koras of Reisterstown after visiting the Lax World Outlet. The discount shop at the Towson mall sells new but dated equipment at prices at least half those in Lax World's retail stores. "My husband is a financial planner," she added. "So with us, you make every penny count." The popularity of the local lacrosse outlet, which is associated with the specialty retail chain, and other sports equipment discounters, such as Play it Again Sports, makes it clear that bargain-hunting has become a game more popular than ever.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 21, 2005
Shortly after school let out for the summer, Arundel High School Principal Sharon Stratton received an e-mail from a former student. It was Jonathan Matys, who had graduated from Arundel in 2000 and had become a sergeant with the Army, serving with a military intelligence battalion in Iraq. "He was just giving me an update on where he was and what he was doing," Stratton said. Matys also mentioned that he liked to play softball and other sports in his spare time but didn't have much equipment.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2003
The Sykesville Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance last night banning portable basketball hoops and other outdoor sports equipment from municipal streets. The vote occurred after a public hearing, a 30-day delay, clarification of wording in the proposal and several months of sparring with residents who maintained the town was overstepping its bounds with the ban. Officials countered that the safety of residents ultimately falls to them and they cited liability issues if they allowed street play to continue.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2003
Taneytown officials unanimously approved last night banning portable basketball hoops and other sports equipment from the city's streets and curbs. The measure, approved on a 5-0 vote by the Taneytown City Council, prohibits the hoops within 20 feet of the street and 15 feet of the sidewalk. Players also will have to keep off streets and sidewalks no matter how exciting the game. About a half-dozen residents at the meeting opposed the measure, saying they keep a close eye on their children and that traffic is light.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case | April 16, 2014
For years, Silks was a mysterious eyesore in Canton. In 2009, Midnight Sun contributor Evan Siple painted an unusual picture of a previous visit. While Silks appeared to be a sports bar from the exterior, the inside was an “extension of the owner's house.” The main door was locked, stacks of mail were scattered and the owner wore pajama pants and slippers behind the bar. A friend in search of a bathroom mistakenly entered a living room. The writer's verdict? Silks, seemingly a semi-private hangout, was “crazier than crazy.” Unsurprisingly, that business plan did not last.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 20, 2003
Charles D. Lippy, an engineer who helped establish a program that collected and distributed sporting equipment to children here and abroad, died of a heart attack Thursday at his Hampden home. He was 56. Born in Baltimore and reared in Hampden, Mr. Lippy was a 1964 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. After graduating from high school, he went to work as draftsman for the old State Roads Commission, now the State Highway Administration, in its Brooklandville office. He enlisted in the Navy in 1967 and was a senior naval communications tracing technician at Subic Bay in the Philippines until being discharged in 1969.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2003
Elias Stewart "Stew" Friant Jr., a manufacturer of sports equipment and a lacrosse coach and player who developed an early plastic lacrosse stick, died Thursday at his home near Towson of congestive heart failure after a brief illness. He was 77 and had lived for more than 40 years in Mount Washington. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Friant graduated from Polytechnic Institute and enlisted in the Army Air Forces as a cadet in 1943. He served stateside until the end of World War II. He later joined the Maryland Air National Guard, serving from 1948 to 1954 with the 104th Fighter Squadron.
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