November 14, 1991
While speaking from guitarist Reeves Gabrels' hotel room in London recently, David Bowie ribbed his latest songwriting collaborator at every turn. Of course, all the while, Gabrels, an American, cursed him feverishly in the background."
October 4, 1995
Bethlehem Steel Corp. yesterday announced it will increase the price of tin-coated steel, made at its Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County, by 4 percent on Jan. 2 to recoup increased production costs.The nation's second largest steel producer also said it is raising the price of electrolytic chromium coated steel, used for the ends of tin cans, by 5 percent.Bethlehem's price increase of tin-plated steel, which is priced from $1,200 to $1,400 a ton, comes less than a month after USX-U.
January 4, 2005
Local members of Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City, a Sherlock Holmes literary society, will introduce Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's intrepid fictional detective and talk about his world, his adventures and why people around the world continue to read and write about him. Characters from the stories will make an appearance. The program, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the east Columbia library, is to mark the start of a Sherlock Holmes essay contest for seventh-graders. Contestants will be asked to read The Speckled Band, a Holmes story, and write a five-paragraph analytical essay about it. Contest rules are available at www.hclibrary.
January 4, 1994
CHICAGO -- A research team has discovered the world's oldest tin mine, a lengthy network of narrow tunnels, as well as the bones of workers who apparently labored in them, in the mountains of southern Turkey.The find answers a long-standing puzzle of how people in the Middle East region, where experts believe the Bronze Age began, were able to obtain the key ingredient for the important alloy.The discovery of the nearly 5,000-year-old mine by Aslihan Yener, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute and her colleagues, also fuels a current archaeological debate on how metal technology spread.
March 30, 1993
CarnaudMetalbox, a European company that for the past two decades has made and exported to the United States decorative tin containers for food, cosmetics and beverages, yesterday opened a $2.5 million plant in Belcamp.The Harford County plant will initially employ about 25 people and is expected to nearly double its work force during peak-demand holiday seasons -- Christmas and Easter. Within three years, the company estimates it will provide 35 to 55 jobs.For the U.S. market, the company will draw on its store of tooling -- up to 700 sizes, shapes and designs -- to make fancy tin-plate containers for leading brands of food, cosmetics, tea, coffee, wines and liquor, candy and other products.
January 20, 2007
I wish someone on the copy desk of The New York Times had picked up on and questioned Dave Anderson's use of "Bawlmore" in a column he wrote the day after the Colts put an end to purple mania and the Ravens' dream of possibly going all the way to the Super Bowl XLI. Anderson wrote that natives pronounced Baltimore as "Bawlmore," and then used it throughout the column. I reread it several times and wondered if it was a not-so-subtle way of making fun of how folks speak in these latitudes -- a linguistic put-down of the city.