Great Baltimore comebacks [Pictures]
Everybody loves a comeback. And we've had quite a few in the past year or so. Against all odds, the Grand Prix is back with new owners and a major sponsor. Denise Whiting, whose trademark of the word "hon" cost her dearly, managed a total turnaround, thanks in no small part to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Even Power Plant Live, long a punch line for serious Baltimore drinkers, has a new look and a fresh lease on life.
Here are seven of the more spectacular turnarounds of the past 12-odd months, as well as things we wish would come back, and a few items we'd never like to see again.
-- By Sam Sessa, Jordan Bartel, Wesley Case and Brandon Weigel
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What we want to come back: Flugtag( Reuters )
Baltimore is known for its quirky events (see: anything that the American Visionary Art Museum puts on), but we hadn't seen something quite like this in the city: A competition where teams make homemade machines and try to fly off a 30-foot platform. The platform was above the Inner Harbor -- and most sank immediately. Just fell right down in there. It's one of those times you don't mind the crowds. Watching those brave good sports dive into the water in 2006 was more than just randomly funny and exciting -- it made us grateful to live in a town where something like this could happen.