September 30, 2010
Federal grand jurors in Los Angeles resumed their weekly meeting Wednesday, hearing testimony about drug use in cycling, when reports emerged that Tour de France champion Alberto Contador had scheduled a news conference Thursday to address a positive test he submitted for the banned stimulant clenbuterol during this year's Tour. The International Cycling Union later said that while only a "very small concentration" of clenbuteral was found in Contador's urine, he still had been suspended.
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
J.J. Reidy boarded a garish yellow RV parked in Harbor East and shared a vision: vast greenhouses in Baltimore raising produce to feed thousands, the plants feeding on nutrients from the waste of fish swimming in nearby tanks. In two minutes and 35 seconds of video time, the graduate business student and would-be entrepreneur delivered the pitch he fashioned with his business partner, Julie Buisson, wrapping it up with a punchy closing line: "We believe we can feed our city in our city.
July 8, 2013
On June 23, members of the Jarrettsville Jets 4-H Club were given a tour of the Emergency Operations Center in Hickory. Members were shown how the 911 calls flow into the center, how emergency services are dispatched and were given examples of how youth should react in emergency situations. The tour was part of a quarterly educational commitment through 4-H along with fun events and community service activities in which members are involved.
By Donna M. Owens and For The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
If you keep up with pop culture, Hollywood's glitterati and, particularly, the "black" blogosphere, you've probably heard of celebrity blogger "Necole Bitchie. " Necole Kane, who grew up on the Eastern Shore and lived in Baltimore for several years while attending Morgan State and Towson universities, is the visionary and CEO behind, one of the hottest urban gossip websites in the country. The site, which debuted in 2007 and has built a cultlike fan following, dishes up a mix of celebrity entertainment news, pop culture, music and fashion via posts, photos and video interviews on "Bitchie TV," her YouTube channel.
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
Sad news to report: Leslie Carter, the sister of Nick Carter (whom I interviewed for this week's Live!), passed away Tuesday in New York. Leslie, an aspiring singer and mother, was 25. No cause of death was given. Despite Leslie's death, Nick's tour will go on as planned, including his show at Rams Head Live on Friday . Here's the official statement from Nick's publicist: Nick Carter is thankful to the many people and the fans who have shared their wishes and prayers during this tragic time.
October 22, 2011
Take a haunted tour guided by 'Norman Bates' at Hitchcock after Dark , Saturday, Oct. 22, 8-10 p.m., Riverfront Park at end of Avondale Street. This fundraiser is presented by Venus Theatre, 21 C St. Tours also available Saturday, Oct. 29. Two nights only with four tours, half mile each, one starting at 8 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. each of the Saturdays. Enjoy s'mores, fall beverages, Hitchy costume contest and outdoor move, "The Birds!" Best Hitchcock costume wins door prize. Wear comfortable shoes and bring flashlight and movie watching blanket.
April 23, 2008
The 13-site Linthicum Historic House Tour runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 and include a map. Vehicles should be parked at St. John Lutheran Church on West Maple Road. Tour participants can walk from there or use the shuttle bus and can take the tour in any order. All guests are invited to end the tour at the GFWC of Linthicum Heights' clubhouse at 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road to enjoy a display of local art and free refreshments. For information about the tour sites, call 410-859-0606 or visit www.linthicum100.
By [MATTHEW VENSEL] | August 19, 2007
Get a taste of action, drama and history in Washington on Saturday as you learn about one of the most infamous acts in U.S. history: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Assassination Tour walks you through streets and buildings, including the theater where the assassination took place, and dives into the intriguing conspiracy behind the fatal and consequential events of that night. The tour starts at 7 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 at the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square Park, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington.
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 10, 2013
The Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently met at Tudor Hall to announce its new officers for the next two years. Jill Redding, who is also a Tudor Hall docent, gave a short tour and arranged a delicious meal. The program was a film about the Battle of Brooklyn on Aug. 27, 1776, when 400 Maryland soldiers fought and died in the largest and bloodiest battle until Yorktown and from which originated Maryland's nickname "Old Line State. " DAR is a patriotic lineage society that strongly supports the veterans, the Constitution and National Defense.
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 31, 2013
The next in a series of tours of historic properties hosted by the Historical Society of Harford County is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hopkins family's scenic Elberton Hill Farm in Darlington. The hosts will welcome visitors to the historic Hopkins-Bayless house, grounds and outbuildings on the working horse farm at 837 Darlington Road in Darlington. This will be an exterior tour of the house. The house stands on part of the tract called Elberton or El Briton, from which several of the surrounding farms were formed.
September 26, 2014
It's spooky, dear readers! Haunted tours of Havre de Grace run until Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Call 410-939-1811 or email for details. Welcome to autumn! Acquire your fall harvest of pumpkins and mums at Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Ave., Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. to noon. The Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot meal luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107, to anyone in need who enters.
By Stephanie Citron and For The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
A series of occasional articles exploring destinations that are easily reached via nonstop flights from Baltimore. Flying to the West Coast for vacation isn't often ideal for Baltimoreans. It can be difficult to find nonstop flights, and it's almost always a pricey venture. But that all changed this month when Alaska Airlines launched reasonably priced, nonstop service from BWI-Marshall to Seattle. Despite its rainy reputation, Seattle is an ideal destination during the months of September and October, when the summer crowds have dissipated and chances for sunshine remain high.
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
President Barack Obama laid out a sobering view of the international crises that have beset his administration this year - and tried to make the case for returning Democrats to the Senate majority - at a small gathering of political donors in Baltimore on Friday. Speaking at the home of a hedge fund manager who is among the country's foremost advocates for Israel, Obama said the Islamic State fighters who have taken over portions of Iraq and Syria have displayed "the kind of brutality that even by the standards of terrorists is extraordinary.
By Kevin Rector and Sean Welsh and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
President Barack Obama landed in South Baltimore in a large helicopter shortly before 4 p.m. Friday in advance of a private tour of Fort McHenry. Obama disembarked one of three aircraft that landed in a field to the side of Sun Park, just northwest of the Hanover Street Bridge. Secret Service agents spent days preparing and securing the site. The President walked briskly from the open doors of his helicopter to a waiting motorcade. Just moments before, Blue Angels jets streaked across the same skies amid the Star-Spangled Spectacular events.
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
With more than 20 years of experience, R&B singer Joe has had a front-row seat to watch the genre evolve.  And in 2014, the 41-year-old singer born Joseph Thomas believes R&B needs to remember romance - and being in love with more than only yourself - still matters. To him, the influence of rap's street bravado has chilled a genre that has long identified with warmth. “I just want it to be a little bit more about love and more about respect, and to talk about things that's going on right now, as opposed to bigging yourself up and making yourself look real smooth and fly,” Joe said on the phone earlier this week from New Jersey.
Sports Digest | August 19, 2014
Incoming Maryland men's basketball freshman Dion Wiley has been one of the top players during Global Sports Academy's 2014 Men's Basketball Goodwill tour across Europe. With just one game remaining, Wiley has led his squad in scoring in each of the first four matchups with various European opponents. Wiley is the only Terp on a team that also includes players from North Carolina State and Mount St.Mary's. Against Basics Melsele of Belgium, Wiley had 11 points and four rebounds. He followed up that performance with a 14-point, three-rebound display against Germany's SG Sechtem.
October 20, 2010
'Spirits of Point Lookout' in St. Mary's County What: Take a ghost tour of Point Lookout State Park, site of many legendary tragedies and hauntings, as you experience a historic and interactive presentation. Spirits of Point Lookout is not a "haunted house"-style event. Presentations are suitable for children, but the event does require a 50-minute, half-mile walk. The evening also includes music, food, games and more. Where: Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland 20687 When: Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tour groups of 30 leave every 12 minutes.
December 2, 1990
The Union Square Christmas cookie tour, now in its fifth year provides an insider's look at one of Baltimore's most architecturally distinguished and historically significant communities.Residents of the Victorian neighborhood that H. L. Mencken called home will not only open their houses to visitors, but will serve holiday cookies made from their own recipes. This year's tour will be held next Sunday (Dec. 9) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Included will be 27 houses, many of them restored by their owners to their original 19th century appearance.
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Brockett Horne and her husband, Chris Tesluk, say they chose their city home with the flip of a coin. "Chris works in College Park and I teach at MICA; we ended up choosing Baltimore over D.C.," says Horne, a 40-year-old graphic artist. "We wanted an old house and close to a park. The city suits us … there is so much going on. " The couple purchased a three-story Butchers Hill rowhouse near Patterson Park in 2008 for $182,000. A former barbershop, it hadn't been occupied in 20 years.
By Jessica D. Evans, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Ocean City's boardwalk is not just for kids and this weekend offers proof in the form of an adults-only bar crawl. The Ocean City Boardwalk Bar Tour, sponsored by Lindy Promotions and Coors Light, is Saturday, July 19, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. This isn't the typical bar hop from your college days. The tour, now in its second year, will have 10 bars participating with discounted drinks such as $2 Coors Lights, $3 Blue Moons, $3 Redd's Apple Ales and $3 Summer Shandy's. Featured bars include Shenanigans Irish Pub, Hooter's, Caribbean Pool Bar, Bull on the Beach, Guiddos Burritos, Connors Beach Cafe, Hammerheads, Brass Balls, Peppers and Cowboy Coast Country Saloon.
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