February 11, 2013
Wedding date: Jan. 13, 2013 Wayne's story: Wayne Gooch, 58, grew up in Cleveland. He is retired from Verizon and regularly volunteers at food banks in Rehoboth Beach, Del. His father, James, and his mother, Julia, are both deceased. Russell's story: Russell Keys, 50, grew up in Baltimore. He is a communications representative for Verizon. His father, William, is deceased, and his mother, Carrie, is retired. Their story: Wayne and Russell met at a club in Washington on Jan. 13, 1989.
January 1, 2013
Police have reopened the 12900 block of Fork Road in Baldwin Tuesday morning after a several-hour closure caused by a car accident that brought down utility wires. Baltimore County Police Corporal John Wachter said Verizon repair crews are working between Cherry Hill Road and Abels Avenue, but traffic can now pass through. The motorist was driving on Fork Road at about 5:50 a.m. when he struck a utility pole, Wachter said. The motorist was not taken to the hospital, he said. No other cars were involved in the crash, Wachter said.
October 31, 2012
Taylor Swift, one of the only musicians still capable of going platinum in a week, will headline Washington's Verizon Center on May 11 and 12. Swift, whose new album “Red” will debut at the top of the Billboard 200 next week with 1.2 million copies sold, will bring Ed Sheeran along as the opening act. Since he sings on the “Red” track “Everything Has Changed,” Sheeran seems like a practical choice. Tickets go on sale Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Local fans will have to head south to see the six-time Grammy winner, as there are no current plans for Swift to stop in Baltimore.
September 6, 2012
RANDOM UPDATE: The infamous all-meat dress Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will be displayed in a new exhibit, opening Friday, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts , according to the Associated Press. The meat has been dried and painted to resemble the raw meat's original color. -- Lady Gaga's "The Born This Way Ball" will make its way to North America next year, according to Live Nation. On Feb. 25, 2013, Gaga will perform songs from her first three releases at Verizon Center in Washington, according to a link the singer-songwriter posted to Twitter earlier today.
July 26, 2012
About 80 members of the Communications Workers of America protested at Baltimore City Hall Thursday against a deal between Verizon Wireless and cable companies that they said will hurt the city's chances of ever receiving the telecommuncation company's next-generation Internet broadband network, known as FiOS. In a deal with major cable companies across the country, Verizon Wireless plans to expand its fourth-generation wireless services after purchasing unused wireless spectrum from the cable providers.
May 23, 2012
No longer a boy, perhaps not yet a man but most definitely a pop phenom, Justin Bieber will bring his headlining "Believe" tour (named after his upcoming album) to Verizon Center on Nov. 5, according to a press release. Tickets go on sale June 2 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000. Members of Bieber's fan club can log onto bieberfever.com (seriously) at noon today for presale tickets. Carly Rae Jepsen, the young singer with the current song of the summer ("Call Me Maybe")