This week 16 years ago, "Toy Story 2" premiered; 12 were killed when a massive bonfire collapses at Texas A&M University; a 7.2 earthquake struck Turkey and killed 845; "Sesame Street" celebrated its 30th anniversary on television; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
In the nearly four decades that Fashions Unlimited Inc. has been making swimwear, lingerie, athletic wear and other apparel for brands such as Hanes, Adidas, Liz Claiborne and Diane von Furstenburg, most domestic sewing work has moved offshore and Baltimore's garment district has all but disappeared.
This week 15 years ago, the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was held in California, "House Hunters" premiered on HGTV and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Chris Jakubauskas and Alfredo Simon gave up six runs apiece Monday night as the Orioles were overwhelmed in a 13-4 loss to the Rangers. ... The Orioles will purchase the contract of Mitch Atkins so he can start Tuesday night's game against the Rangers. ... About a year ago, when the Orioles were in Texas before the All-Star Break, Buck Showalter was contemplating whether he should return to baseball. ... Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was selected to his first career All-Star Game on Sunday, but Adam Jones trails Paul Konerko in voting for the final spot.