From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, May 10 through Friday, May 16.
The Preakness Stakes is a horse race steeped in history. Having first been run in 1873, the thoroughbred race is the middle jewel in the run for the Triple Crown. One of the little known traditions during Preakness week at Pimlico is the bath that each horse gets after their early morning workouts. Like most three year olds the horses don’t seem to be thrilled with the mandatory scrub down, but reluctantly suffer through them.
Michael Phelps qualified for finals in the 100 meter butterfly and the 200 meter freestyle at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday. He scratched the freestyle event but competed in and won the butterfly event. Last month Ryan Lochte won the 100 meter butterfly at the first meet Phelps competed in since he retired but he did not compete at this meet due to an injury.
Some of David Bowie’s famous costumes are on display in today’s photo brief, along with a Swiss tax dodge, a Mediterranean hunger strike and other news scenes from around the world.
U.S. President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg look at the faces of those who died during the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, military policemen stand in a line behind a demonstrator wearing the figure of a skeleton holding up a trophy representing that of the FIFA World Cup and more.
If you’re a Baltimore lifer or you’ve been here long enough to get yourself good and lost (and then found), you may have figured out by now that the natives like to give directions from Point A to Point B either without using street names or based solely on what buildings used to be at those locations.
Who needs street names when you can just say: “Remember where the old Caldor was on York Road? Drive there.” Or better yet: “Go north on 83, the Pepsi sign will be on your right. If you see the Mount Washington Whole Foods, you’ve missed your exit.” Of course, here in Charm City, we don’t just use landmarks for driving directions, we also use them as easy meet-up spots for the directionally challenged (ahem).
“Meet me under Mr. Boh,” “meet me in front of The Senator marquee”… are you starting to get the picture, yet?
Signs, signs are everywhere in the former City That Reads and the ones that light up are some of our faves, not to mention the most iconic — and easiest to give directions to. Here’s a sampling of Baltimore signs — night and day — to help you find your way around. — Amanda Krotki
The long awaited National September 11 Memorial Museum will open to the public on May 21 following a six-day dedication period for 9/11 families, survivors, first responders, workers and local city residents. For the dedication period the doors to the museum will be open for 24-hours a day from May 15 through May 20. On Thursday President Barack Obama and the first lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the opening of the museum. The exhibitions and displays seek to pay tribute to the 2,983 victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 bombing while also educating the public on the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
Astronauts return from ISS, White lion cubs abandoned, Mine disaster in Turkey, California fires | May 14
Astronauts return from ISS, White lion cubs abandoned, Mine disaster in Turkey, California fires and more in today’s daily brief.