March 17, 1994
The Baltimore Arena will be a first- and second-round site for the 1995 NCAA men's tournament, Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18 of next year. UMBC will serve as host, and tickets will be available through a public lottery sale from 10 a.m. to noon on April 2 at the Arena and the UMBC Fieldhouse.Or, you can send a self-addressed, 3 x 5 postcard to: NCAA Tickets, UMBC Fieldhouse, 5401 Wilkens Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21228-5398. There is a maximum of two tickets per person. One all-session ticket, for six games, is $96; individual game tickets will not be sold.
June 21, 1996
Days until opening ceremonies: 28.Torch update: Louise Logan, a volunteer worker at a Prince George's County hospital, carried the torch up the Capitol steps in Washington.Update: Several thousand tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Games go on sale at 9 a.m. today. The tickets, which cost $636 apiece, can be obtained by calling the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (404-744-1996) and through ACOG's Internet site. There is a limit of two tickets per customer, and a Visa card is the only form of payment accepted.
September 22, 2001
A Pasadena construction company owner signed a check for $17,500 yesterday to take possession of two tickets to Cal Ripken's last game, which he secured through a radio station auction. The money will be used for disaster relief. Joe Memmel bid on the tickets, both autographed by Ripken, on Wednesday in an auction conducted by WQSR. The tickets were donated by Andrew Levine, president, and Mark Luterman, vice president, of the Baltimore-based Stone Care International. The company manufactures and sells maintenance products for stone.
February 9, 1994
About 10,000 tickets will be up for grabs in two lotteries for tickets to Opening Day, April 4 against the Kansas City Royals. Fans wishing to enter the general-public lottery should send postcards to: Orioles Opening Day Ticket Drawing, P.O. Box 29999, Baltimore, Md. 21230-0999.Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 21, and there is no limit to the number of postcards that can be submitted. Winners may buy as many as two tickets, and there is a limit of one winning postcard per household.The mini-plan lottery will be conducted by the Orioles, using the team's season-ticket list.
September 6, 1995
On the day when Cal Ripken immortalized himself alongside Lou Gehrig in the annals of baseball history, Avrum Weiss got himself a ticket to the game for only $9."I just want to pay face value. I'm a taxpayer," said the 48-year-old Northwest Baltimore resident as he stood in the scalp-free zone outside Camden Yards before the game. "I'm not a big baseball fan. I want to be here for the history of the great moment. But I'm not going to pay hundreds of dollars for a ticket."Despite all the pageantry of the record-tying game, tickets were readily available for those willing to wait patiently in the scalp-free area.
December 6, 1993
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Since he found a .357 Magnum in his backyard several years ago, Al Carey has had the powerful handgun hidden in a cardboard box in his garage.Mr. Carey said he occasionally worried about the gun, although never tried to do anything about it. But this weekend he did. After driving across town to a Baptist church, he left it with police officers and in exchange, Mr. Carey got some peace of mind, and two tickets to a Luther Vandross concert, to boot.In an unusual program organized by a local company, Bass Tickets, people can exchange guns for a pair of tickets that will get them into sports events, concert and comedy clubs, onto ski lifts or even buy them clothing or restaurant meals.