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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Staff writer | January 2, 1994
Lawrence bought his first baseball bat recently, but for all the wrong reasons.The 76-year-old Pigtown resident keeps the Louisville Slugger beside his front door to ward off intruders."
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
The National Aquarium's new $12.5 million "Blacktip Reef" exhibit, a replica of an Indo-Pacific coral reef that replaces the "Wings in the Water" exhibit, will open July 10, officials announced Monday. Once it is completed, visitors will be able to view the 260,000-gallon self-contained ecosystem through a 27-foot viewing window, as well as from platforms above the water. Visitors also will be able to observe diver demonstrations and feedings. "You're sort of transferred into their world," Jack Cover, the aquarium's general curator, said.
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NEWS
October 15, 1995
The Maryland Governor's Tourism Industry Conference will meet Oct. 22 through 24 at the Best Western Invitation Inn/Comfort Inn in Edgewood.Those attending the conference, which is expected to attract about 250 people, will discuss ways to use computer technology to promote tourist attractions and events throughout the state.This is the 15th year for the annual conference. It is sponsored by the Maryland Tourism Council Inc., a trade association, and the Maryland Office of Tourism Development.
TRAVEL
By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2012
- Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky? The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There aren't many spots in a bustling city where the cacophony of horns and rushing traffic below melds with the Zen-like peace of an urban sanctuary up above. Yet the High Line, which was opened in 2009 and bills itself as the first public park of its kind nationwide, manages to achieve that feat.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,STAFF WRITER | December 31, 1995
Maryland's tourism industry appears poised for its most dramatic growth in years, with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of new attractions in the pipeline and record spending planned for marketing to attract visitors.The hopeful outlook is shared by directors of major tourist attractions, hoteliers, restaurateurs and other business leaders who have united to push for more marketing money that many of them view as imperative.Competing with states that spend millions more to attract tourists and conventions, Maryland has lost market share and lags well behind national averages in lengths of stay and amount spent.
TRAVEL
By Hugo Martin and Hugo Martin,Tribune Newspapers | July 26, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Move over, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The hot new Southern California tourist attractions are the restaurants, boutiques and tattoo parlors where some of reality television's most popular shows are filmed. Tourists from as far away as Germany fly in to visit the West Hollywood tattoo shop featured in the Learning Channel's LA Ink. Fans of the E! hit Keeping Up With the Kardashians stream into the Calabasas clothing stores run by the show's stars. And sightseers and diners alike jam the pricey West Hollywood eatery frequented by personalities on MTV's The Hills.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Sun Staff Writer | August 21, 1995
The inner-city high school students booked their flights on computers, printed their tickets and flew off to Cleveland -- twice. Then they researched New York City, planned itineraries and boarded a bus for an overnight trip there. Now they're deciding whether to take a cruise -- from Baltimore to Bermuda.School was never like this.But this school, the Academy of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality at Southwestern High, relies on a decidedly hands-on approach to prepare the Baltimore students for careers in the fast-growing travel and tourism industry.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1996
The USS Torsk World War II submarine and two historic ships -- Inner Harbor tourist attractions scheduled to close in September -- would be saved under an 11th-hour rescue that a private foundation is negotiating with the city.Baltimore-based Living Classrooms Foundation, a nonprofit organization that runs educational programs on land and at sea, hopes to take over operation of the Torsk, the Lightship Chesapeake and the Coast Guard Cutter Taney in September from the Baltimore Maritime Museum.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1996
Tiki torches will flicker by the palm trees as a steel drum band plays on the stage with a thatched roof. Along the midway, barkers will beckon with old-fashioned carnival games. Bagpipers and brass bands will blow their tunes.It's a tropical carnival coming to Baltimore's Inner Harbor and it's the focal point of what organizers hope will become a nationally recognized winter festival.City and state agencies, civic groups, businesses, tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants are throwing the weekend-long "Baltimore On Ice" Jan. 19-21 as part a new effort to thaw the historic deep freeze in the city's tourism industry.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY and DAVE BARRY,Knight Ridder/Tribune | August 23, 1998
TODAY I'LL BE concluding my two-part series on Paris, France. In writing this series, my goal, as a journalist, is to provide you with enough information about this beautiful and culturally important city so that I can claim my summer vacation trip there as a tax deduction.My topic in Part II is the historic tourist attractions of Paris. The Parisians have been building historic attractions for more than 1,500 years as part of a coordinated effort to kill whatever tourists manage to escape the drivers.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | June 23, 2011
So the solstice has come and gone, and now it's officially summer. We may have been living with warm weather for weeks, but now kids are out of school and we're in the window when friends and relatives are more likely to visit.  Here's some Baltimore discounts via Travelzoo to help entertain those folks, which I found through Baltimore on the Cheap . Until June 29 you can buy cheaper tickets for the Seadog Cruises speedboat tour...
NEWS
May 5, 2011
No doubt the city and the Baltimore Development Corp. are right that the Inner Harbor, like any tourist attraction, needs updating every now and then. But some of the proposals they've gotten for a new signature structure feel a bit random — more like the latest version of the "Man/Woman" sculpture at Penn Station than Baltimore's answer to the Eiffel Tower. A 13-story tall "aerophare" that would take a dozen passengers at a time up to an observation point near the Light Street Pavilion would be striking but alien.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2010
Baltimore's Inner Harbor has a wide range of attractions for families and acres of open space, planners say, but it doesn't have many quiet outdoor spaces where a mother can take her baby in a stroller or where area residents can relax without running into throngs of tourists. Two local nonprofit groups are working to address that shortcoming by creating a $2 million waterfront park for families living in the Inner Harbor and Harbor East communities. Pierce's Park is the name of a public space that is expected to open by the fall of 2011 on a one-acre parcel on Inner Harbor Pier 5, between the Columbus Center and Eastern Avenue.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
Thirty years after the opening of Baltimore's Harborplace pavilions triggered a wave of redevelopment along the city's shoreline, owners are planning sweeping changes that they say will bring in new retailers and restaurants and help attract local residents and office workers as well as tourists. Representatives for General Growth Properties, the owner of Harborplace, say they are close to signing leases with three large tenants that would fill much of the vacant space inside the two waterside pavilions by next spring.
NEWS
July 1, 2010
Harborplace, once a symbol of Baltimore's rebirth, turns 30 this weekend. It is showing its age and has lost some of the its allure, but it still has appeal. On a quiet summer afternoon this week — probably a little too quiet for Harborplace merchants — patrons whiled away the time sitting in the Light Street pavilion eating crab cakes and taking in the striking view of the Inner Harbor. But it's hard to observe the scene without engaging in the favorite Baltimore pastime of naming restaurants that used to be here.
TRAVEL
By Hugo Martin and Hugo Martin,Tribune Newspapers | July 26, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Move over, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The hot new Southern California tourist attractions are the restaurants, boutiques and tattoo parlors where some of reality television's most popular shows are filmed. Tourists from as far away as Germany fly in to visit the West Hollywood tattoo shop featured in the Learning Channel's LA Ink. Fans of the E! hit Keeping Up With the Kardashians stream into the Calabasas clothing stores run by the show's stars. And sightseers and diners alike jam the pricey West Hollywood eatery frequented by personalities on MTV's The Hills.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | September 17, 1994
Some might call it the impossible vacation.Since he handed a New York cabbie $472 for a ride from New York to Laurel two months ago, Dutch tourist Sasa Nikolic has been embraced by a flood of goodwill by outraged Americans -- everything from a free Florida vacation to limousine tours of the nation's Capitol.Now he's been offered a stateside job and a shot at U.S. citizenship."A long time ago I started thinking it would be nice to become an American," said Mr. Nikolic. "Now maybe I can do it."
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1995
Baltimore, the city that turned a moribund waterfront into a tourism magnet emulated across the nation, is on the threshold of expanding its menu of attractions at a pace and on a scale unparalleled since Harborplace launched the downtown renaissance 15 years ago.More than a dozen downtown attractions, costing more than $400 million, are planned, among them the first children's museum designed by Walt Disney Co., a new football stadium and a major harborside...
NEWS
By Michael Martinez and Michael Martinez,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 22, 2006
BUTTE, Mont. -- This was once "the Richest Hill on Earth." Home to vast mineral wealth, Butte was a storied mining town, providing one-third of the nation's copper for the dawning electric age more than a century ago. Today, that hill has a hole, a toxic abyss framed by a gash where the land was. The pit, 1 by 1 1/2 miles, is the center of the nation's largest string of Superfund sites, stretching 140 miles mostly along waterways, local officials say....
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