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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | December 29, 1999
Officials hope that a $9 million gift from Oriole great Cal Ripken will give a much-needed boost to a proposed baseball complex -- featuring a 6,000-seat minor league stadium -- in Aberdeen.The offer by the Orioles third baseman, who was born and raised in Aberdeen, would pay for facilities for the Ripken Academy, a baseball school for youngsters that was started by his father, Cal Ripken Sr., including playing fields that would be built next to the proposed stadium. The academy would work with the Babe Ruth League, a national youth baseball organization, to bring championship games to Aberdeen.
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Record staff report | April 11, 2012
Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace recently met with the Community Projects of Havre de Grace Committee to complete the final payment of their 10-year pledge to the James Harris Stadium project. In 2002, a discussion between Jean Royster, then president of Soroptimists, and Steve William, principal of Havre de Grace High School, resulted in the Soroptimist Club pledging $10,000 toward construction of the stadium. The James Harris Stadium has been an ongoing community project embraced by local people, organizations and businesses to construct an outstanding facility in memory of James Harris, former athletic director at Havre de Grace High.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1996
In the first of many State House showdowns over the stadium issue, several members of the House of Delegates were expected to push for changes today in the deal between the Maryland Stadium Authority and Baltimore's new football team.They argue that a bill forcing team owner Art Modell to pay $24 million toward the cost of the $200 million project doesn't go far enough.One amendment, to be offered by Del. Leon G. Billings, a Montgomery Democrat, would force the team to pay interest on the $24 million until it is paid to the state.
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By Steve Jones | February 4, 2012
On a sunny and mild Friday afternoon, Feb. 3, the shovels dug into a pile of dirt at McDaniel College. The groundbreaking for McDaniel's new stadium signified a renewed commitment to the school's athletic program, and the official beginning of a new era for both the 1,600 students that attend McDaniel and the Westminster community. "It will be the predominant structure that people will see when they come up the entranceway (to the college)," said Dr. Roger Casey, the college's president since July 2010.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | June 12, 1996
Jack Kent Cooke and the Glendening administration are in apparent disagreement over whether the Washington Redskins' owner must pay prevailing wages for the state-funded portions of his stadium construction project in Prince George's County.The administration and Cooke are in the process of negotiating the final terms of an agreement under which the state will provide $70.5 million to build the infrastructure for the Redskins football stadium scheduled to open next year.Backed by organized labor, the administration says it will insist on a provision requiring that Cooke pay workers at rates equivalent to the prevailing federal or state wage.
NEWS
January 11, 1994
As we enter a big political year in Maryland, voters should beware of candidates selling snake oil as a cure-all for the state's ills.Such demagogic rhetoric is already being heard. Candidates for governor have jumped on the "get-tough-with-criminals" bandwagon and jumped off the "Give Baltimore the (foot)ball" bandwagon, in the process promising all sorts of illusory benefits. The worst offender has been Sen. American Joe Miedusiewski, whose answer to the crime problem is to kill the Baltimore football stadium project and use the money to abolish parole and build more prisons to house extra inmates.
FEATURES
April 5, 1992
Janis Rettaliata found beauty at the site of the new Camden Yards stadium from the first day of construction; beauty in light, color and form.During the creation of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the renovation of the adjoining structures, this gifted local photographer spent 1,000 hours recording more than 2,000 images of the interplay and effect that light had on steel, &L concrete, brick, glass, plastic and other essential building materials.Sun Magazine published a number of these outstanding photographs last year, and on the eve of the inaugural Opening Day at the new stadium, we've selected another evocative gallery.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1994
It is unlikely the glassy darter, a tiny, translucent fish on Maryland's endangered species list, will have much effect on plans to build a new stadium for the Redskins in Laurel, biologists say.To begin with, it is unclear whether the fish, which is not on the federal endangered species list, exists in the Patuxent River, which flows by the stadium site.Even if it is in the river, the fish should not endanger the stadium project, says Janet McKegg, director of the Natural Heritage Program of the state Department of Natural Resources.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1999
Paul Angelo Russo says he doesn't like to give away money. But don't believe it.The 84-year-old retiree recently handed over $1 million to help pay for Calvert Hall College's new stadium complex, which was used for the first time last weekend.Russo's generosity to the Roman Catholic high school for boys in Towson -- from which his son Andrew graduated in 1962 -- will be celebrated with a stadium dedication Wednesday, said school president Brother Kevin Patrick Strong."This gift, it was heaven sent," said Strong, who added that Russo's donation will serve generations of students who will use the sports stadium and fields.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2000
With the fate of a minor-league stadium in Aberdeen hanging in the balance for months, Orioles star Cal Ripken Jr. has come to the rescue, agreeing to head the $25 million project and bring it to fruition. Ripken issued a statement yesterday announcing plans to move forward on a 5,000- to 6,000-seat stadium and Youth Baseball Academy with six youth stadiums. Groundbreaking on the complex off Route 22 near Interstate 95 is expected to take place within the next three weeks. "To begin construction on this project is very exciting to me," said Ripken, an Aberdeen native, in a news release.
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By Jeff Seidel | April 13, 2008
Construction began last week at Harford Tech on a project that will drastically change the school's athletic program. Harford Tech athletic director Mike Woods and county supervisor of athletics Ken Zorbach confirmed that work has started on a $3.5 million project to build a stadium with field turf, install a track, baseball field and two practice fields, and convert a baseball field into a softball field. Construction started Wednesday, to the delight of Harford Tech coaches and supporters.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | March 28, 2008
The precisely manicured green grass at Oriole Park leads the eyes to the outfield seats and up to the scoreboard. The board, with its big clock on top, its pair of Oriole birds perched on iron poles and its old-fashioned iron support structure, looks like the JumboTron scoreboard that has been in the park since the day it was installed 16 years ago. But looks can be deceiving. The video/scoreboard the Maryland Stadium Authority unveiled yesterday is not the old scoreboard, but the result of a $5 million project.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | March 25, 2007
The minor league Ripken Stadium, which opened to acclaim and sold-out games five years ago, has proved to be such a financial drain to the small town of Aberdeen that the mayor now wants to sell it. Mayor S. Fred Simmons says that he has had conversations with several potential buyers but that the most promising involve the stadium's namesake: hometown hero Cal Ripken Jr., who owns the team that plays there, as well as a sprawling youth baseball operation...
NEWS
By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2004
The last time Annapolis resident Evan Belaga took a swim in Weems Creek, he marveled at the clear green color of the water. Just last week -- after torrential rains pounded the region -- Belaga looked out his window and was alarmed to see a murky plume traveling down the creek, turning the water opaque in its path. Belaga, president of the Weems Creek Conservancy and board member of the Annapolis environmental commission, immediately recognized the plume as sediment. "This unbelievable cloud of it came gushing into the system," Belaga said.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2002
Faced with criticism from state officials skeptical of the purchase price, officials of a nonprofit group looking to buy the Memorial Stadium site say they are willing to provide all documents concerning the sale and their proposed development of the prime piece of city real estate. Govans Ecumenical Development Corp. a church-based nonprofit organization in North Baltimore, is looking in coming weeks to clear its final hurdle, state approval, for the purchase of the East 33rd Street site.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | December 8, 2000
Plans to demolish Memorial Stadium and build senior housing on the site encountered fresh opposition yesterday, and it wasn't clear when state officials would vote on the project. The leading legislative opponent of the proposal, Del. Kenneth C. Montague Jr., said he has strong doubts about a developer's financial ability to build the housing. Other critics rallied at the 1954 North Baltimore stadium, renewing pleas to save much of the structure and convert it into a research or technology park.
SPORTS
By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1994
Janet Marie Smith, a key planner of Camden Yards and the inspiration for many of its celebrated architectural flourishes, has signed on to help create another major-league ballpark.Smith, 36, is leaving the Orioles after five years to join TBS Properties, Ted Turner's sprawling sports and entertainment empire. She assumes the title of vice president for sports facilities, and she'll be overlooking progress of a coming baseball park for the Atlanta Braves, a new Braves' spring training complex and an arena being talked about for the NBA Hawks and possibly a future NHL team.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1996
State officials and the Washington Redskins reached an agreement yesterday under which the football team will pay workers the prevailing wage for state-funded highway construction on county roads at the team's new stadium in Prince George's County.The Redskins and state highway officials reached an agreement last month under which the team will pay prevailing wages on several projects on state roads near the stadium site."All state and county off-site infrastructure construction will require payment of prevailing wages," said Chuck Brown, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Transportation.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2000
With the fate of a minor-league stadium in Aberdeen hanging in the balance for months, Orioles star Cal Ripken Jr. has come to the rescue, agreeing to head the $25 million project and bring it to fruition. Ripken issued a statement yesterday announcing plans to move forward on a 5,000- to 6,000-seat stadium and Youth Baseball Academy with six youth stadiums. Groundbreaking on the complex off Route 22 near Interstate 95 is expected to take place within the next three weeks. "To begin construction on this project is very exciting to me," said Ripken, an Aberdeen native, in a news release.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | December 29, 1999
Officials hope that a $9 million gift from Oriole great Cal Ripken will give a much-needed boost to a proposed baseball complex -- featuring a 6,000-seat minor league stadium -- in Aberdeen.The offer by the Orioles third baseman, who was born and raised in Aberdeen, would pay for facilities for the Ripken Academy, a baseball school for youngsters that was started by his father, Cal Ripken Sr., including playing fields that would be built next to the proposed stadium. The academy would work with the Babe Ruth League, a national youth baseball organization, to bring championship games to Aberdeen.
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