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By Garrison Keillor | May 5, 2010
I often walk through Times Square , where the Incompetent Bomber parked his 1993 Nissan Pathfinder last Saturday with the alarm clocks wired to the M88 firecrackers in the canister between the five-gallon gasoline containers and the three propane tanks and bags of nonexplosive fertilizer, and so I take a personal interest in the case. I'm fond of Times Square, which is an out-of-body experience offered for free to the general public, the colossal flash and razzmatazz of 10-story LED hi-def imagery rolling and bouncing among the JumboTrons and billboards in the glass canyons above the statue of Father Duffy by the TKTS booth.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
Danielle Reynolds, Elisa Davis and Michael Ross came from out of state to spend New Year's Eve in Baltimore. The three were meeting a larger group for dinner and drinks at Howl at the Moon, a piano bar in Power Plant Live. They were among the estimated 50,000 who packed into the Inner Harbor for the 2014 New Year's Eve Spectacular, an annual fireworks celebration to usher in the new year. Reynolds, a resident of Philadelphia, said she and Davis, who lives in Wilmington, Del., had been to Baltimore last year for a bachelorette party, and they were excited to spend the first few hours of 2014 in the city at the all-you-can-drink open bar before heading back to a relative's home in Fells Point to spend the night.
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By Tricia Bishop
The Baltimore Sun
| August 1, 2013
Three-year-old Ava McKelvey of Mt. Airy, who has Down syndrome, and her baby brother, Michael, are about to be famous, with a photo of the pair set to appear on a giant screen in New York City 's Times Square to kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which begins in October. The picture -- which shows the red-headed siblings leaning against a hay bale last fall, Ava's hands held in mid-clap -- was chosen from more than 1,000 entries and will flash across the News Corporation Sony Screen with roughly 200 others in a video montage.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | December 28, 2013
In a couple days, that big ball will drop in Times Square and usher in 2014. In a few weeks, the Orioles will open spring training and we'll start to find out whether they dropped the ball this winter. It's too early to say, of course. Dan Duquette has done some of his best work in the final days before the club returns to Florida, so it's only fair to wait and see what he might pull out of his hat over the next month or so. They say good things come to those who wait, right? He might already have caught a little lightning with the acquisition of outfielder David Lough, whose skill set intrigues manager Buck Showalter.
NEWS
August 11, 1992
News from the North: Times Square in New York has been saved. That is, saved from the plan to save it by obliteration and replacement. What is left is Times Square, the show and tourism center of Gotham, long since gone more squalid and sometimes-scary than Baltimore's Block after midnight.The plan was to save Times Square from its decades-long descent by an office redevelopment so massive that sleaze would be priced out. This project -- four massive towers, a trade mart, a hotel and renovation of historic run-down theaters -- was announced by city and state in 1981.
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By NEAL R. PEIRCE | February 28, 1994
New York. -- Can Times Square, Ground Zero of Urban America, stage a comeback from a 30-year assault of porn shops, theater closings, pickpockets, con men, and pervasive physical decay?The two-year-old Times Square Business Improvement District has taken on what might seem like Mission Impossible -- to make the Great White Way, once again, a place that is ''clean, safe and friendly.''Early reports are positive. Purse snatching and pickpocketing plunged 43 percent in 1992, the new program's first full year of operation.
BUSINESS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau of The Sun | February 26, 1994
NEW YORK -- Since becoming famous 100 years ago as the heart of Broadway shows, Times Square has had a spectacular career that ended in failure. Now it's working on a second.In playing the role of the city's pulse over the first half of this century, Times Square was the glitziest, most frantic intersection in the world's most famous city.But by the 1950s, this role was failing, and Times Square began to deteriorate quickly -- even faster than the city itself.As television and the suburbs sucked away the audiences from its rows of theaters, porno flicks took over and crime ruled the streets.
FEATURES
By John Rockwell and John Rockwell,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 29, 2002
NEW YORK - Pedestrians hurrying over a grate in the triangular median where Broadway and Seventh Avenue converge in Times Square, just south of 46th Street, rarely seem to notice anything out of the ordinary. But Max Neuhaus hopes that, subliminally, their lives are being changed. Neuhaus is a sound artist, a trained musician and a former famous percussionist who now shapes what he calls intangible sound in space, rather than the tangible sound of a composer working in time. "Times Square" is, if not necessarily his masterpiece, then at least his only work still up and running in the United States.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | December 30, 1993
NEW YORK -- According to the old show tune, there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway.Shortly after midnight tomorrow, 1,500 new lights will appear there, reflecting not just broken hearts but lives cut short.The new year will see the initiation of the Gun Fighters Deathclock, a three-story, red-white-and-blue, neon-edged billboard high above 47th Street in Times Square. The digital clock will offer an up-to-the-second tally of the number of guns in circulation in the United States, and the people who die because of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Doris Toumarkine and Doris Toumarkine,The Hollywood Reporter | December 30, 1994
In what New York City officials are calling a first, the city police department and Mayor's Film Office have paved the way for Columbia Pictures' big-budget "Money Train" to shoot in Times Square on New Year's Eve.Approximately 300 extras will be joining the 300,000-plus throng of revelers and multitude of news and broadcast crews expected tomorrow night at one of the world's most celebrated NewYear's Eve gatherings.The shoot won't involve the film's stars, Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, but will capture footage for a key chase sequence at the end of the film when Mr. Snipes, a good-guy decoy cop, chases his adversaries on a motorcycle.
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Jacques Kelly | December 6, 2013
I was not prepared for the sheer candlepower of Harbor East when I went in search of some early Christmas spirit this week. Moving along Albemarle Street, where the holiday lights burned hot and bright, I made some mental comparisons with the old Howard Street and its department stores. Hands down, Harbor East outperformed the staid department stores. The place had a nighttime energy - and the circle at President Street reminded me of a kind of Times Square bustle. The traffic was maddening but there was no getting away from the reality that this part of downtown Baltimore is an authentic December destination.
NEWS
November 23, 2013
Looks like the French may not be flocking to Charm City any time soon. Seems Baltimore's not really a safe destination, at least as far as the French foreign ministry is concerned. Just as our state department warns about Americans traveling to certain places (it suggests avoiding North Korea, for example), the French are urged to exercise caution in certain U.S. locales. And what do the French say about Baltimore? "Considered a dangerous city except Downtown. " But don't feel too bad; few American cities fared much better.
FEATURES
By Tricia Bishop
The Baltimore Sun
| August 1, 2013
Three-year-old Ava McKelvey of Mt. Airy, who has Down syndrome, and her baby brother, Michael, are about to be famous, with a photo of the pair set to appear on a giant screen in New York City 's Times Square to kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which begins in October. The picture -- which shows the red-headed siblings leaning against a hay bale last fall, Ava's hands held in mid-clap -- was chosen from more than 1,000 entries and will flash across the News Corporation Sony Screen with roughly 200 others in a video montage.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
At half past noon on New Year's Eve, slivers of yellow confetti littered the main lobby of the Maryland Science Center , where employees worked to sweep them up. There, the ball had already dropped - long before the stroke of midnight which, for most, would mark the beginning of 2012. But the midday revelers Saturday said the annual tradition offered by the Science Center, and another at Port Discovery , allows kids - and some parents - to enjoy the traditional New Year's countdown and still get a full night's sleep.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | May 10, 2010
Some people in politics seem unable to accept good news. Take, for example, how House Minority Leader John Boehner greeted the arrest of the man accused of the Times Square car bombing plot. After Faisal Shahzad had been seized only 53 hours after the plot was thwarted, Mr. Boehner observed: "We have been lucky, but luck is not an effective strategy for fighting terrorism." He added that the Obama administration "continues to operate without a real, comprehensive plan to confront and defeat the terrorist threat."
NEWS
By Garrison Keillor | May 5, 2010
I often walk through Times Square , where the Incompetent Bomber parked his 1993 Nissan Pathfinder last Saturday with the alarm clocks wired to the M88 firecrackers in the canister between the five-gallon gasoline containers and the three propane tanks and bags of nonexplosive fertilizer, and so I take a personal interest in the case. I'm fond of Times Square, which is an out-of-body experience offered for free to the general public, the colossal flash and razzmatazz of 10-story LED hi-def imagery rolling and bouncing among the JumboTrons and billboards in the glass canyons above the statue of Father Duffy by the TKTS booth.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | March 15, 1992
NEW YORK -- One of Manhattan's most famous and financially troubled landmarks, 1 Times Square Plaza, the triangular building renowned for its electronic "zipper" of news headlines and for dropping the ceremonial ball on New Year's Eve, has filed for bankruptcy protection.The 41 tenants in the 22-story building are not expected to be affected immediately by the filing. The vacancy rate is 50 percent.A lawyer for the owners, C. Albert Parente, said Friday that difficulties in obtaining money to modernize the building and a drop in billboard advertising led to the filing.
FEATURES
By N.Y. Times | September 25, 1991
NEW YORK -- The Hotel Macklowe, the site of several forthcoming New York designer shows, is negotiating with Sony to have the fashion shows televised live on the giant video screen in Times Square.(A great idea for traffic safety. Can you just see it? Cabbies ramming into each other. Bicycle messengers going head over handlebars. Sidewalk preachers hypnotized by 10-foot-tall models in miniskirts.)Michael Kors, Bob Mackie, Mary McFadden, Steven Stolman and Joan Vass are among the designers planning to hold shows at the Macklowe in November.
NEWS
May 4, 2010
Investigators are still sifting through the evidence left behind by Saturday's would-be car bomber, whose explosives-packed Nissan Pathfinder was discovered in New York's Times Square just as evening theater-goers converged on the district. Though the bomber's identity remains unknown, one thing is already clear: Whoever planned the attack intended to do grievous harm. Had the explosives detonated, the crude device might have killed or injured scores of innocent bystanders, and possibly many more.
NEWS
January 15, 2010
DENNIS STOCK, 81 Photographed famous James Dean portrait Dennis Stock, a photographer best known for his iconic Life magazine photo of film legend James Dean walking through a rainy Times Square in a dark overcoat, died Monday night of complications from pneumonia and cancer in Sarasota, Fla. "His singular most iconic image would definitely be his James Dean walking down Times Square with a cigarette in his mouth, because James Dean...
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