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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1990
Business has returned to Jayne Barrett's clothing store on State Circle in Annapolis.It's not as brisk as it was last year, but it's infinitely better than it was during the eight months her customers had to tramp through mud to get to her store, The Salt Box."The people on the circle took the brunt of this," Barrett said. "We're the ones who had the street and the sidewalk torn up."The city began rebuilding State Circle in March and finished in November. They rebricked the street and sidewalks and buried overhead power lines.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Filmmakers David Posamentier and Geoff Moore knew Annapolis was the perfect place to make their movie when someone heaved a trash can through a plate-glass window - and no one made a peep. The someone was actor Sam Rockwell, who stars in "Better Living Through Chemistry" as a nebbishy small-town pharmacist unexpectedly displaying a chemically enhanced backbone. The place was State Circle in Annapolis, just across the street from the Maryland State House. Posamentier and Moore were shooting a scene that involved Rockwell's character vandalizing his own pharmacy.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | April 9, 1991
With the end of the General Assembly's 90-day session, MPT's "State Circle" brings down the curtain on its year with a special broadcast at 7:30 tonight on Channels 22 and 67."State Circle" is a model of quality, locally produced public affairs programming. For those not familiar with the show, which airs each Friday when the legislature is in session, it offers the kind of coverage of state politics that big-city, network affiliates are supposed to provide but rarely do. It's aggressive, thoughtful and fairly comprehensive.
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April 12, 2013
Early maps The exhibit "Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700" will be on view through Sunday, April 14, at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. For gallery hours and information, call 410-626-2556 or go to stjohnscollege.edu. 'Looking Back: Memories' The group show, running through Sunday, April 14, at McBride Gallery, 215 Main St. in Annapolis, features still lifes, landscapes and marine scenes, and artists' favorite memories from a generation or a century ago. Gallery hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. Information: 410-267-7077.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | October 17, 1990
The latest obstacle to Annapolis' reconstruction of State Circle has been overcome.The city removed two fuel-oil tanks from School Street near the Governor's Mansion on Monday and drained and cleaned a third that had been leaking, city Public Works Director William Campbell said.The city will install a monitoring well to see how deep the oil has traveled from the third tank, Campbell said.The state Department of the Environment ordered the test because leaking tanks can pose a serious environmental threat.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2004
An Annapolis floral institution that over the years counted lawmakers, lobbyists and even governors among its clientele, has changed hands. Flowers by James -- a family business for 45 years on State Circle -- is now York Flowers, bought by a third-generation florist whose shop is in an upscale neighborhood of northwest Washington. Just steps from the State House and governor's mansion, Flowers by James has decorated weddings for thousands of brides around Annapolis, supplied corsages for the Naval Academy and many a May Day basket for businesses in Annapolis's Historic District.
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By DAVID NITKIN and DAVID NITKIN,SUN REPORTER | October 21, 2005
A trial of former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell could pull some of the most influential leaders in Annapolis into a courtroom, focusing attention on how relationships between politicians and business leaders - often built through money and favors - can shape the course of legislation and state affairs. In a federal indictment released this week, prosecutors described how Bromwell and his legislative aides asked some of the most prominent figures in Annapolis to intervene on behalf of a mechanical contracting company, Poole and Kent.
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By Ken Fuson and Ken Fuson,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1997
There it sits, triumphant, the soldier who survived battle, the flower left standing after a storm, the building that fire could not destroy.The address is 1 State Circle, Annapolis, one of the oldest and most historic buildings in a city replete with them."
NEWS
February 9, 1997
Several Annapolis streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow in preparation for President Clinton's address to the Maryland General Assembly.State Circle, Maryland Avenue, and Francis, School, North, East, Cornhill and Pinkney streets will be closed.Several other roads might also be closed throughout the morning: St. Johns Street from College Avenue to Calvert Street, Bladen Street inbound from Calvert Street to College Avenue, and College Avenue from Church Circle to King George Street.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 7, 1999
A fire in a laundry room of the historic Governor Calvert House inn on State Circle in Annapolis forced the evacuation last night of more than a dozen customers, but caused no injuries and only slight damage.A dryer in the laundry room on the upper level of the parking garage of the mansion across the street from the State House caught fire at about 6: 25 p.m., triggering sprinklers that kept the flames from spreading, said Capt. Leonard Clark of the Annapolis Fire Department.All the diners at a banquet and several residents in the hotel's 18 occupied rooms escaped safely when they heard smoke detectors, according to fire officials and hotel management.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
William C. Farrell Jr., a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. executive, died Sept. 4 of complications from renal failure at his Annapolis home. He was 87. The son of a C&P telephone installer and a homemaker, William Charles Farrell Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Fairmount Avenue. After graduating in 1943 from Polytechnic Institute, he briefly attended the Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering before enlisting in the Army that year. Mr. Farrell served with the Signal Corps and was initially assigned to Squire Laboratories Inc. in Revere, Mass., before completing tours of duty in Europe and Japan.
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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
Michelle and Larry Kownacki first got involved with the Animal Legal Defense Fund in 2005, when they became foster parents for Gentle Ben, a Jack Russell terrier who had been hoarded and neglected. They chose the name because the dog, one of more than 300 crammed into a South Carolina home, lacked the feistiness typical of Jack Russells. That didn't last long. Over the years, Gentle Ben gained health and personality. He also became the mascot for the annual benefit the Kownackis hold in Annapolis to raise money for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home. A few blocks to the northeast, the dome of the Naval Academy Chapel looms far above the street. Lee helped renovate it in 1999, rappelling out a window to apply chemicals to the copper to bring out its historic-looking green. A little to the west, the spire of St. Anne's Episcopal Church towers above downtown.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2011
This Friday in Annapolis dogs will slip into their docksiders, pop on their Panama hats and climb aboard a cruise ship. There, they'll enjoy snacks, drinks and live music. Maybe if you're nice, they'll let you come along. It's Ben's 5 th Dog-Friendly Cruise, an event organized by Paws pet boutique to benefit the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Dogs and people meet at the Annapolis City Dock to board the Watermark's Harbor Queen at 7 p.m. They'll cruise until about 10 p.m., listening to the live music of Dan Haas & Ben's Bones, nibbling finger foods from Whole Foods and perhaps sipping on a little something from the cash bar. There will be a silent auction with the chance to score all kind of goodies from area businesses -- Red Leash Photography, Loews Annapolis Hotel, Davis' Pub, Stoney River Legendary Steaks, Broadneck Grill, Casa Nova and Paws & Possibilities Dog Training are just a few. Peole can also buy $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest.
NEWS
January 3, 2010
Ask Maryland politicians whether they believe in the need for transparent government, and they're sure to say yes. But when it comes to actually finding ways to make it easier for citizens to learn what their elected representatives are doing in Annapolis, the talk doesn't translate to much action. Our delegates, senators and governor aren't necessarily hostile to the idea of revealing the secrets of State Circle. In 2008, for example, they passed the "Google Government" bill that put information about all state contracts online in a searchable format.
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By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | December 23, 2008
The State House is reopening after an eight-month, $10 million renovation, though planners are far from completing the wholesale redesign - and a more visitor-friendly experience - they envision for the historic building. Construction crews have repaired an aging heating and cooling system, updated a plumbing system that was in danger of rupturing and replaced unsafe electrical wiring. With that work in the final stages, moving trucks pulled around State Circle to unload boxes and furniture yesterday, and Gov. Martin O'Malley was in the building.
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By Andrew A. Green | January 16, 2007
Annapolis residents should be ready for street closures, parking restrictions and a 19-gun salute tomorrow during the inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Martin O'Malley. Bladen Street will be closed to southbound traffic from Rowe Boulevard starting at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow. College Avenue will be closed eastbound from Church Circle except for official traffic starting at 9:30 a.m. State Circle, School Street and Francis Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More streets will be closed for the inaugural parade, which is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. The parade route runs from the main gate of the Naval Academy to East Street to State Circle to North Street.
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