The great emotional au revoir for Bau Bau, the giant panda shipped last month from the National Zoo in Washington to China where, the idea is, she will mate and produce another rare panda brought to mind one of the most hilarious events in my experience as a newspaperman at The Baltimore Sun. It involves a 500-pound gorilla and Hugh Hefner.
Few people are more enthusiastic about the third Thursday of November than the men, women and children who belong to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, an association whose 30,000 members have proved a direct line from one or more of the passengers who made the historic voyage.
During this week 46 years ago, the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line, actor Will Smith was born, TV show "Hawaii Five-0" premiered on CBS and the following songs were the most popular in America according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen was transformed into a wrestling arena Sunday night for the latest stop on TNA's Impact World Tour. In case you missed it, three dedicated and talented Baltimore Sun summer interns were there to provide a running, retroactive commentary.
By By Aaron Dodson and Cody Goodwin and Trevor Hass