University of Maryland students have been trying for years to win a coveted award, the $250,000 American Helicopter Society Sikorsky Prize, which has gone unclaimed since its inception in 1980. It requires their helicopter be in the air for at least 60 seconds, while staying within a small area, while reaching at least 10 feet of height.
By By Carrie Wells and Alison Matas and The Baltimore Sun
One week after placing second place overall at the Mid-Atlantic Dance Team Championships at Towson University, which included first-place soloists Paige Quill (senior division) and Ashlea Boseck (junior division), second place soloist Monica Nolan (senior division) and third place soloist Nicole Eppig (senior division), the C. Milton Wright Dance Team took it up notch by winning the Maryland State Championships at the Baltimore Convention Center on Feb. 2.
While Saturday's announced crowd of more than 18,500 marked a single-day Orioles FanFest record, the day revolved around remembering Earl Weaver, the Hall of Fame manager who died late Friday night at the age of 82.
Earl Weaver, the franchise's Hall of Fame manager, died Friday while on a baseball-themed cruise in Caribbean. On Saturday, the club held its annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center with a record attendance and heavy hearts.
Earl Weaver, the Orioles' irascible, chain-smoking, umpire-baiting manager who led the team to four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship in his 17 years here, died Friday night while on an Orioles-themed cruise.
The Aberdeen IronBirds will host a Hot Stove Dinner at Ripken Stadium Thursday evening, part of a series of stops the Baltimore Orioles are making before the 2013 season starts, and attending will be two very notable members of the Major League club, manager Buck Showalter and closer Jim Johnson.
Terrell Carr and his mother, Niesha Carr, have loved his experience at William C. March Middle. From the Arabic classes in which he's excelled to the quality of the instruction, both have nothing but good things to say about the school. And they are disappointed that it might close at the end of the year.
Workers are taking down fences, removing safety barriers and opening streets following the weekend's races, with the goal of restoring the flow of traffic through Downtown Baltimore in time for the Tuesday morning commute.
Michael Andretti, wearing his promoter's hat, stopped for a chat in the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday afternoon. The IndyCar owner, who has taken on the job of organizing the Grand Prix of Baltimore this weekend through his company Andretti Sports Marketing, looked relaxed.