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This month's historic snowstorms caused at least $1.5 million damage at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, delaying its opening by up to a month and further threatening an institution that has struggled to emerge from financial difficulties. After the zoo...
Tags: Television, Animals, Maryland, Employees, Druid Hill
Special to baltimoresun.comFor a park, Druid Hill certainly has an abundance of features to keep its visitors busy. Pathways wind through the park's 745 acres and treat those who tread its grounds to what seems like a quiet oasis in the middle of one of the East Coast's most...
Tucked behind busy West Baltimore intersections lies a tiny neighborhood where one home caught the public eye this spring. That's because the homeowner offered his broad, flat front yard as the Baltimore site of "Edible Estates," the project that...
Sun ReporterRevealing that he received a diagnosis of clinical depression this week, Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan bowed out of the race for governor yesterday, a startling move that reshapes this year's contentious gubernatorial campaign. Duncan's...
Reality CheckI missed this last night, but @marylandzoo on Twitter got me in the loop. Staff members from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore were featured in a 'Pound for Pound Challenge' segment on last night's Biggest Loser. You can see the......
Tags: Twitter, Inc.
Sun StaffNever mind that snow leopards are supposed to revel in this weather. This one, recently arrived from San Antonio, ventured outside for a minute into the snow and ran back into his enclosure. "He is a Texas boy, and he just hates it," said one of his...
Tags: Hot Dogs, Maryland, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Maurice Smith
Special to the SunLet's say this first: The Baltimore Zoo is one of the finest in the country. But every zoo is different, and sometimes it's fun to check out the animals and exhibits lurking in other cities. Summertime, the season of vacationing and visiting, is an ideal...
Sun StaffThe city's Board of Estimates is set this morning to hire two attorneys -- for hourly rates up to $375 -- to assist City Council members with a pending federal probe into their finances, hiring practices and official dealings with two local businessmen....
Tags: Carroll County (Maryland), Maryland, Employers, Values, Lawyers
Sun StaffThe entire Baltimore City Council violated the city's ethics law by accepting and, in most cases, not disclosing free parking passes from a company doing business with the city, according to a 13-page opinion released yesterday by the Board of Ethics....
Tags: Values, Employers, Public Officials, Judges, Lawyers
Special to SunSpotAmerica is at war. The nation's economy continues to struggle at a sluggish pace. And Maryland legislators still are working to close the state's $1.3 billion budget deficit. Still, this Saturday night will be among of the busiest this year for many...
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