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By Dennis O'Brien and TaNoah Morgan and Dennis O'Brien and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1999
A Pasadena landmark went up in flames early yesterday as a two-alarm fire destroyed the Wooden Nickel restaurant.Three or four employees were in the single-story brick structure when the blaze erupted in the dining area shortly after 1 a.m. They were unable to control the fire."
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By Dennis O'Brien and TaNoah Morgan and Dennis O'Brien and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1999
A Pasadena landmark went up in flames early yesterday as a two-alarm fire destroyed the Wooden Nickel restaurant.Three or four employees were in the single-story brick structure when the blaze erupted in the dining area shortly after 1 a.m. They were unable to control the fire."
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NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | July 26, 1992
It's Sunday, sports fans, and that means it's "smorgasbrowse" time. For those of you new to this game, what I do is run a whole bunch of "Q's and A's," plus some notes, and wait for your response.You may add, delete, criticize, praise, ask or answer anything you read here. To communicate, just dial up the 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, any time.Let's start with a big surprise question:* How about the Gunning's Crabhouse/Winner Distributing Co.-sponsored 50-and-over men's basketball team winning lastweekend's Baltimore City Hoops Tournament for the benefit of Cystic Fibrosis on the Oriole Park at Camden Yards parking lot?
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | September 27, 1996
There's nothing wrong with "American Buffalo" that a little energy wouldn't have cured. The movie version of the famed David Mamet play turns out to be a glum and dour meander through the slums of the American imagination.We're in what has so lately become a familiar neighborhood: small-time crime and the non-Rhodes Scholars who commit it and, more importantly, see it as a lifestyle. The geniuses-not at the center (and the edges and on top and below and every other conceivable location) of "American Buffalo" are pawnshop owner Don (Dennis Franz)
NEWS
By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff Writer | September 18, 1992
The leaves slowly are turning into their rich fall colors, football season is in full swing, and the Orioles are in the middle of the pennant chase.So naturally, the local young men of summer, those hearty, athletic souls of the county's Senior Softball League, are about to hang up their gloves and wait out the fall season to get ready for the winter basketball season. Right?Not quite. The Orioles might want to take notes on conditioning for a stretch run from these guys.After competing in two or three games a week since May, two Pasadena-based squads -- Betty and Jake's and Wooden Nickel -- are prepping for the 50-and-over Senior World Series championships in Wayne County, Mich.
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo | February 4, 1991
World War II generals didn't believe black soldiers had the courage to parachute from the belly of a plane. Walter Morris proved them wrong before the war ended.George Bivens did the same in Korea. And when it was Robert L. Drake's turn during the Vietnam War, he too proved that a black man could have wings.They lived through different wars, served with different military units, parachuted from different planes. But these men share a history symbolized by a banner and a crest that hang on a wall in East Baltimore's Wooden Nickel bar: a winged gold parachute topped by a star and a black panther perched on a parachute canopy.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski | August 11, 1994
SwimmingPasadena's Steve Jones of the Maryland State Police won four swimming gold medals and three silvers in the International Law Enforcement Olympics Monday and Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. The event drew law enforcement officers from 25 countries.Jones, 36, won the 200 individual medley, 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly, was on a winning relay in the 35-39 age group, and collected silvers in the 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and a relay.His times of 1 minute, 1.29 seconds in the 100 fly and 1:11.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | June 21, 1991
It usually starts with baseball, and for many it carries over into softball as the temples gray and the waistlines expand.The physical appearance changes with each passing year, but not that inner feeling. Once it's there, it never leaves.It's that competitive fire of playing a boy's game and loving every minute of it. You might call it an addiction, but it is a healthy one.To fulfill that need for the older guys, the Anne Arundel County 50-and-over Men's Slo-pitch Softball League was formed five yearsago with three teams.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski | June 9, 1994
Softball* 10-12 girls -- The Cape St. Claire Cougars improved their record to 8-1 with wins last week over Crofton Black and Crofton Red.In Cape St. Claire's 11-10 win over Crofton Red, the Cougars trailed 10-6 in the bottom of the fifth inning before Suzie Shuttleworth doubled in the third and fourth runs of the inning to knot the score at 10. Becky Wojtowicz followed with an RBI single that brought in what proved to be the winning run.In the Cape's 20-10...
NEWS
By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff writer | June 20, 1991
Will these guys ever grow up?From April through October, they play up to 100 games a season. Some of them travel all over the United States to square off against top-flight competition. They fight through the aches and pains of a grueling schedule that would kill most men almost half their age.But most of all, these hearty souls just want to go out and have fun.The County Senior Softball Association's 50-and-over League, in its fifth year, is gearing up to play host to this weekend's second annual Senior Invitational Tournament at Upton Park.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg News Service | August 7, 1995
To hear the Washington Mint tell it, coin collectors should be beating down its doors.It proclaims -- in full-page advertisements in the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today, among others -- the "limited minting" of half-pound American Silver Eagle coins.At a "special discount" of $139, say the ads, "oversubscription is a virtual certainty."Not everyone agrees. "It's a terrible deal," says Marty Haber, president of South Miami Rare Coins in Miami. The coins are "grossly overpriced," adds Ira Goldberg, president of the Professional Numismatic Guild.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski | August 11, 1994
SwimmingPasadena's Steve Jones of the Maryland State Police won four swimming gold medals and three silvers in the International Law Enforcement Olympics Monday and Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala. The event drew law enforcement officers from 25 countries.Jones, 36, won the 200 individual medley, 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly, was on a winning relay in the 35-39 age group, and collected silvers in the 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and a relay.His times of 1 minute, 1.29 seconds in the 100 fly and 1:11.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski | June 9, 1994
Softball* 10-12 girls -- The Cape St. Claire Cougars improved their record to 8-1 with wins last week over Crofton Black and Crofton Red.In Cape St. Claire's 11-10 win over Crofton Red, the Cougars trailed 10-6 in the bottom of the fifth inning before Suzie Shuttleworth doubled in the third and fourth runs of the inning to knot the score at 10. Becky Wojtowicz followed with an RBI single that brought in what proved to be the winning run.In the Cape's 20-10...
SPORTS
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | July 6, 1993
He has had a heart attack and he hobbles on arthritic knees, but for Barry Shetrone the sports beat goes on.The former Orioles outfielder will mark his 55th birthday today the same way he has marked many others, by playing softball in the Anne Arundel County Senior Softball 55-and-over division.In 1959, Shetrone was promoted from the minor leagues to the Orioles bearing promise -- as another Southern High alumnus had a few years before. Al Kaline had gone to the Detroit Tigers and landed in the Hall of Fame.
NEWS
By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff Writer | September 18, 1992
The leaves slowly are turning into their rich fall colors, football season is in full swing, and the Orioles are in the middle of the pennant chase.So naturally, the local young men of summer, those hearty, athletic souls of the county's Senior Softball League, are about to hang up their gloves and wait out the fall season to get ready for the winter basketball season. Right?Not quite. The Orioles might want to take notes on conditioning for a stretch run from these guys.After competing in two or three games a week since May, two Pasadena-based squads -- Betty and Jake's and Wooden Nickel -- are prepping for the 50-and-over Senior World Series championships in Wayne County, Mich.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | July 26, 1992
It's Sunday, sports fans, and that means it's "smorgasbrowse" time. For those of you new to this game, what I do is run a whole bunch of "Q's and A's," plus some notes, and wait for your response.You may add, delete, criticize, praise, ask or answer anything you read here. To communicate, just dial up the 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, any time.Let's start with a big surprise question:* How about the Gunning's Crabhouse/Winner Distributing Co.-sponsored 50-and-over men's basketball team winning lastweekend's Baltimore City Hoops Tournament for the benefit of Cystic Fibrosis on the Oriole Park at Camden Yards parking lot?
SPORTS
By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | July 6, 1993
He has had a heart attack and he hobbles on arthritic knees, but for Barry Shetrone the sports beat goes on.The former Orioles outfielder will mark his 55th birthday today the same way he has marked many others, by playing softball in the Anne Arundel County Senior Softball 55-and-over division.In 1959, Shetrone was promoted from the minor leagues to the Orioles bearing promise -- as another Southern High alumnus had a few years before. Al Kaline had gone to the Detroit Tigers and landed in the Hall of Fame.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg News Service | August 7, 1995
To hear the Washington Mint tell it, coin collectors should be beating down its doors.It proclaims -- in full-page advertisements in the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today, among others -- the "limited minting" of half-pound American Silver Eagle coins.At a "special discount" of $139, say the ads, "oversubscription is a virtual certainty."Not everyone agrees. "It's a terrible deal," says Marty Haber, president of South Miami Rare Coins in Miami. The coins are "grossly overpriced," adds Ira Goldberg, president of the Professional Numismatic Guild.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | June 21, 1991
It usually starts with baseball, and for many it carries over into softball as the temples gray and the waistlines expand.The physical appearance changes with each passing year, but not that inner feeling. Once it's there, it never leaves.It's that competitive fire of playing a boy's game and loving every minute of it. You might call it an addiction, but it is a healthy one.To fulfill that need for the older guys, the Anne Arundel County 50-and-over Men's Slo-pitch Softball League was formed five yearsago with three teams.
NEWS
By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff writer | June 20, 1991
Will these guys ever grow up?From April through October, they play up to 100 games a season. Some of them travel all over the United States to square off against top-flight competition. They fight through the aches and pains of a grueling schedule that would kill most men almost half their age.But most of all, these hearty souls just want to go out and have fun.The County Senior Softball Association's 50-and-over League, in its fifth year, is gearing up to play host to this weekend's second annual Senior Invitational Tournament at Upton Park.
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