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2014-01-08 12:20:35

-- Lindsay Eifert and Gretchen Kelleher Win Top Honors in Annual Contest by The Baltimore Sun -- BALTIMORE, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRMALL(®) USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall), is pleased to announce that two bartenders at the Greene Turtle were voted the "Top Bartenders in Baltimore" in the annual Baltimore's Favorite Bartenders contest...

2009-07-14 18:38:21

Sinclair Broadcasting Group said it is considering seeking U.S. bankruptcy protection if it can't pay down its substantial debt that's coming due. The Hunt Valley, Md., owner of television stations, which depends on automotive advertisers for revenue, said it may be obligated to pay $488.5 million of its outstanding debt within 18 months, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday. The company said it has $1.3 billion in total debt as of March 31. We do not have the cash necessary to meet our (debt)...

2008-08-07 06:00:45

By Josh Mitchell, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 7--In the months leading up to the 2001 anthrax scare, Bruce E. Ivins had sought help from a psychiatrist, started taking antidepressants and repeatedly told a friend he was frightened by bouts of paranoia and depression. Yet even as his mental condition appeared to be deteriorating, Ivins maintained a government security clearance that gave him access to some of the world's most deadly pathogens. Details about Ivins' mental state in 2000 and...

2008-08-06 06:00:33

By Rob Kasper, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 6--Beer rules. It is the alcoholic beverage we Americans say we drink most often, besting wine, its closest competitor, by double digits. That was my take after reading the 2008 Gallup Poll of consumption habits, released last week. It found that 42 percent of the U.S. drinkers surveyed said they most often consumed beer, compared with 31 percent who picked wine and 23 percent who preferred spirits. Not so long ago, the same poll had beer playing...

2008-08-03 06:00:00

By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 3--Four thoughts about the meeting last week in Annapolis on new yellow perch fishing regulations, then I promise to let it go. 1.) Eight thousand pounds of fish. Were we really having a serious, adult conversation about 8,000pounds of fish? That's what watermen reported catching this spring in their truncated season. The state estimates that no more than 40 watermen take part in the harvest. Forty into 8,000 is 200 pounds. What kind of a...

2008-08-03 06:00:11

By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 3--On Sept. 22, Baltimore's historic Lyric Opera House will become the Lyric Opera-in-High-Def-Simulcast House. That night, thanks to an initiative by the Baltimore Opera Company, the season-opening gala at the Metropolitan Opera in New York will be beamed into the Lyric's 2,400-seat auditorium, as it will be in venues around the country. Ten full opera productions from the Met will be shown at the Lyric, transmitted via satellite, between October and...

2008-08-02 06:00:00

By David Wood, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 2--WASHINGTON -- Fort Detrick, where scientist Bruce E. Ivins worked for more than three decades, is the largest U.S. government research center focused primarily on biodefense. Set on a former airfield north of Frederick where the Maryland National Guard once based a fleet of biplanes, it houses dozens of labs. Chief among them is the military's main research facility on biological weapons, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 1--(C-) Three yetis, a yak and a couple of yuks. That's all you get in the way of original entertainment in The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, an extravagant and frenetic third entry in the franchise about adventurer Rick O'Connell ( Brendan Fraser) and his continuing fights with the embalmed yet undead. It's like an Indiana Jones movie without rhythm, wit or personality, just a desperate, headlong pace. It does have a sense of the...

2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 1--The Baltimore Museum of Art's First Thursday film series, lovingly shepherded for the past two years by Maryland Film Festival programmer Eric Allen Hatch, offers its last hidden gem next week: Swedish director Lukas Moodysson's 2000 Together, the story of a houseful of counterculture types searching for common ground through which they can relate to one another -- or at least keep living together under the same roof. This last offering from...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'