Elizabeth C. Bellavance, educator, social activist and patron of the academic and arts communities, died July 24 of cancer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. She was 77.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Pit beef is a long-standing Baltimore tradition but making a business model work hasn't been easy. For a while, the stretch of U.S. 40 in eastern Baltimore and Baltimore County was known as "pit beef row," with Chaps, Big Al's and Big Fat Daddy's calling the strip home. Chaps is still there — and is a Baltimore legend.
With the front-runner in the race conspicuously absent, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Douglas F. Gansler and Heather R. Mizeur disagreed – politely – during a debate Tuesday night, with Gansler saving the brunt of his criticism for missing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
If you go Preakness 2014 this weekend, odds are you'll recognize the voice calling the race. That's because the voice belongs to Dave Rodman, who has called the Preakness — and every other horse race at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, except when he was sick or on vacation — every year since 1991. "I've never really put a number to it," said Rodman, when asked to estimate how many races he's called. "I'm not trying to break any world records or anything."
Ticket sales for the 139th Preakness Stakes on Saturday are running a couple percentage points ahead of last year, the fourth largest turnout in the history of the race, but the president of the Maryland Jockey Club sees the possibility of a record crowd.
With Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice back in the news and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling all over it this week, I have to revisit this post I wrote on TMZ in February, when the Rice-allegedly-knocks-his-then-fiancee-unconscious story first broke.
A Valentine's Day agreement among the Democrats running for governor to cooperate on setting up debates collapsed Wednesday as his rivals accused front-runner Anthony G. Brown of ducking a third televised encounter.