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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
After a brief hiatus that had people feeling downcast all over the globe, Midweek Madness returns with a nod to the opening of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 subscription series . The big news of the concert is the US premiere of John Adams' Saxophone Concerto, but there's something else a little newsy about it. An old war horse,Tchaikovsky '1812 Overture,' mostly confined these days to pops concerts or outdoor patriotic events, will...
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
After a brief hiatus that had people feeling downcast all over the globe, Midweek Madness returns with a nod to the opening of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2013-14 subscription series . The big news of the concert is the US premiere of John Adams' Saxophone Concerto, but there's something else a little newsy about it. An old war horse,Tchaikovsky '1812 Overture,' mostly confined these days to pops concerts or outdoor patriotic events, will...
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FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter | February 22, 2008
Witnessing the same event from different points of view is at least as old as Akira Kurosawa's 1950 Rashomon. But it's a concept that gets beaten into the ground in Vantage Point, an overly gimmicky and fatally repetitive terrorist thriller that quickly wears out its welcome. Think of it as Rashomon for the video age, as audiences get to watch the same political assassination from what seems like a hundred different vantage points (the actual number is closer to a half-dozen) around the Spanish piazza where the shooting takes place.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
After Baltimore police officers fatally shot a man in the Douglass Homes housing project last week, the accounts of what happened were nearly as great in number as the people who said they saw it. Police said 25-year-old Donte Bennett took out a gun before officers shot him. One resident said she saw the man's hands in the air; another said he was on his back with officers holding his wrists. Bennett's mother called for an outside review of the incident, and police say they have opened an internal investigation.
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November 9, 2008
The Wilde Lake Village Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the 2008-2009 board. The appointee will hold the office through the remainder of the term. Applications are available at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. The applications deadline is Jan. 15. Information: 410-730-3987. Town Center The Town Center Community Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. (The November edition of the community's newsletter, the Center Fold, listed the date incorrectly.
NEWS
March 9, 2008
Historic Oakland will offer three free presentations as part of its Master Gardener Series. "Basics of Landscape Design" by Melanie McKibbin at 7 p.m. March 18. "Gardening in Small Spaces" by Dana Rogers and team at 7 p.m. March 25. "Posies in a Pot" by Pat Greenwald at 7 p.m. April 1. All events will be held at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. Information and registration: 410-730-4744. Event features tea, jewelry show Town Center Community Association offers Sunday afternoon tea from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at the ballroom of Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.
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October 1, 1993
POLICE LOG* Dorsey's Search: 10400 block of Columbia Road: A TV and stereo were stolen from a bin at Storage USA between Sept. 6 and Tuesday. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.* Harper's Choice: 5600 block of Gulf Stream Row: A 1987 Ford Country Squire station wagon with Maryland tags VFE495 was stolen Tuesday or Wednesday, police said.* Town Center: 11000 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: Someone stole a $300 stereo and several cassette tapes from a black Toyota MR2 Monday.
NEWS
September 25, 2005
Volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Network (CERN) will present "Neighbor to Neighbor" workshops at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and Nov. 1 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road. The workshops, which are designed to encourage communication within families and neighborhoods before a disaster occurs, are being held in conjunction with Howard County's Community Readiness Week activities. Those who participate will learn how to shelter in place without assistance from local government or emergency personnel, and how to prepare for a local or regional disaster or emergency.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | September 22, 1993
The death of 15-year-old Tara Gladden and the discovery of her body a short distance from her Vantage Point home has heightened fears of crime among some Town Center residents and Columbia officials.Village officials are attempting to form a Neighborhood Watch Program to deter crime, and the Columbia Council is considering taking a more active role in public safety issues in light of the Atholton High School student's death and other recent crimes."There certainly is more concern about security measures.
FEATURES
By Jan Stuart and Jan Stuart,NEWSDAY | December 14, 2007
One would imagine it is something of a bittersweet triumph for an actor to endure long enough to revisit a glory moment from his youth, albeit from the vantage point of an older character. Unlike many of his classically schooled contemporaries in England, it was never in the cards for Michael Caine to ascend from playing King Lear's Edgar, say, to Lear himself. But then how many veterans of the Royal Shakespeare Company can lay claim to having done two film versions of the super-hit stage thriller Sleuth?
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel let rookie Kevin Gausman sit for about a half inning after the 22-year-old's rough performance against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night before approaching him. Hammel just wanted Gausman to know two things: 1. We've all been there. 2. You will be successful here. “I just asked him how he felt. He said he felt good. I just asked him, 'Did things kind of speed up on you a little bit?' That's what it kind of looked like from out vantage point,” Hammel said.
SPORTS
By Tim May, For The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Just when Towson thought it had stuck its flag in the ground as a renewed member of the country's elite college lacrosse programs, it ran into a hellbent Ohio State team on the same mission Sunday. Playing in a blustery Ohio Stadium where the 2,800 on hand offered only a hint of the home-field enthusiasm the football Buckeyes enjoy in front of 105,000 in the fall, Ohio State nevertheless prevailed 16-6 in the first-round game of the NCAA lacrosse tournament. The No. 3-seed Buckeyes dominated the second and third quarters, blowing open a game that had been tied 2-2 at one point in the first, on the way to quarterfinal match with Cornell - an upset winner over Maryland - on Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | January 7, 2013
Let's price that trip to Denver, the one that would allow you to watch arguably the greatest middle linebacker of all time face arguably the greatest quarterback of all time in one final game. Ray Lewis, with all of his pre-play growling and gesticulating, will stand across from Peyton Manning, with all his pointing and audible calling, in the AFC Divisional Round at Denver's Mile High Stadium. According to NFL Ticket Exchange.com , there were almost 5,500 seats available to the game as of 8:45 this morning, ranging from $150 to $2,500 a piece.  There are seats available in every section of the stadium.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2011
You can always schlep down to the (now-fenced-in) Inner Harbor, but we asked savvy Baltimoreans about other venues for seeing the fireworks on New Year's Eve. Here are a few alternatives to downtown crowds. •Residents of Federal Hill have been known to make dinner reservations at any of the many hip restaurants in the neighborhood before heading near the parking lot of the Wine Market on Fort Ave. (Those at the 10 p.m. dinner seating at the Wine Market will have a great view as well.)
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
In Elizabeth Ann Murphy's case, it was the storage closet of her middle school in South Baltimore, not the locker room of a college team. Her attacker was her teacher, not a football coach. But whenever Murphy sees the news coverage of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, she is hurtled back to when she was an 11-year-old victim, helpless not just in the face of John J. Merzbacher, the teacher who repeatedly raped her, but also the indifference of other adults in the school who she says could have stopped the abuse.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2011
Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon arrived in Florida on Saturday afternoon and is expected to report to the club's minor-league facility at Twin Lakes Park on Sunday. Simon, who had been detained in his native Dominican Republic since January as a suspect in the shooting death of his cousin and the wounding of another man in the early morning hours of New Year's Day, is currently on the major-league restricted list and is not part of the 40-man roster. At this point, there is still a question as to whether Simon has been completely cleared of wrongdoing in the incident, but the fact he obtained his visa and traveled out of the country is an encouraging sign for the 29-year-old reliever.
NEWS
November 23, 2008
The Hickory Ridge Community Association will hold a Holiday Craft Shop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. Admission is free. Information: 410-730-7327. Traffic study Marty Wells of Wells and Associates will discuss the traffic study of General Growth Properties' General Plan for downtown Columbia at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Town Center Community Association's village board meeting. Meetings, which are open to the public, are held at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.
NEWS
December 10, 1993
The Audubon Society of Central Maryland, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, will honor Del. Virginia N. Thomas as Conservationist of the Year in an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Florence Bain Senior Center on Beaverkill Road.Ms. Thomas, a District 13-A Democrat, is vice chairwoman of the Environmental Matters Committee of the House of Delegates.She is being honored for her efforts on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay by working to reduce solid waste in landfills and for cleaner air and water.
ENTERTAINMENT
By sam sessa and sam sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | July 2, 2009
The biggest nightlife event this weekend isn't a crazy dance party or a concert by a hot new band - it's the Fourth of July fireworks display downtown. Since the annual holiday falls on a Saturday, bars, restaurants and clubs are going to be busy all day and night. And no part of town will be more flooded with revelers than the Inner Harbor. Restaurants there will fill up fast, traffic will be tied in a knot, and it could take as long as half an hour to hoof it across Harborplace. Though the Light and Pratt street pavilions offer front-row seats for the annual fireworks at 9:30 p.m., they're not the only harborside spots with great views.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | January 25, 2009
The emotion and size of the crowd at Tuesday's presidential inaugural in Washington inspired and awed several prominent Howard County Democrats who attended. But getting there and back home presented more practical concerns. MARC commuter trains, Metro subway cars, private autos and a county car and police driver were the different modes used by four leaders to get to Washington's Union Station on Tuesday, the start of their individual and often very personal strolls to the swearing-in of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.
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