July 22, 1993
A strong ebb current, a heavy chop, and gusty breeze from the north added up to a real challenge for the 67 starters in Saturday's Magothy River Sailing Association 17th Annual Race to Baltimore.Some sailors coming up the bay from Annapolis to the starting area north of Baltimore Light found just getting there on time to be more of a challenge than they could manage, in fact, and were so late for their starts they went on to the Inner Harbor finish rendezvous without sailing the 14.3-mile race.
October 28, 2004
Electronic Arts' Def Jam Fight for New York is a gritty, urban fistfight. You fight in a New York underworld of thugs and gangsters, trying to make a name for yourself. Each win earns you cash to spend on clothes, jewelry, tattoos and trinkets. You can get up to four players involved in a fight, but there's no online play. The fights are plenty of fun, even against the computer, and button-mashing does no good. To win a match, you have to knock out your opponent, and to do that you have to execute a specific move.
April 3, 2000
Once upon a time, when a journalist's dream was more apt to center on the Great American Novel than lucrative dot-com opportunities, a young writer named John Douglass Wallop III tried his hand at fiction. He was so serious about his craft that he gave up journalism to work in his father's Washington insurance agency, selling policies by day and writing at night. His first book, "Night Light," received some nice critical notices, but it came and went without much fanfare. In 1953, he was at work on a second book, when he set it aside and dashed off, in just three months, a novel devoted to his lifelong obsession: the Washington Senators.
July 6, 1997
1996 Borsao Campo de Borja ($5). This Spanish red has to be one of the great values in wine today, It's rustic but it sure packs a wallop with its concentrated fruit flavors. Yes, it's raw, but it is also loaded with flavors of fruit, herbs and chocolate. Buy it by the case.Pub Date: 7/6/97@
November 8, 1995
Big red is right. This blend of zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon and valdiguie packs a wallop as it delivers a mouthful of spicy, robust, meaty flavors with hints of chocolate, blueberry and tomato. It's a little rustic, but graceful nevertheless, like a man who can wear cowboy boots with a tux and carry it off.
August 28, 1998
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW what Ellen Sauerbrey really thinks about environmental protection, do as I did this week and check out the Web site of Frontiers of Freedom (http: //www.ff.org).The front-runner for Maryland's Republican gubernatorial nomination is on the board of FOF, an ultraconservative think tank and political advocacy group in Arlington, Va.She says she has been inactive and may resign, but as she also told The Sun's Michael Dresser this week, she joined the anti-regulatory organization because:"As I remember, what their goals were, was something I very much believe in."