Blackpool Dance Festival, West Point graduation, National Spelling Bee, a baby giraffe, a motorized suitcase and more in today’s Daily Brief.
See aerial photos of the landslide scene after part of 26th Street in Charles Village collapsed onto a CSX railroad track Wednesday following heavy rains. About 20 Charles Village residents face up to 40 days away from their homes while city engineers assess the stability of the area. These photos were taken Thursday by Baltimore photography duo Belinda and Terry Kilby of Elevated Element.
1982: It was Sunday in downtown Baltimore, Ireland, and a couple of visitors from Baltimore, Md., the city that got its name from family in the tiny Irish town, couldn’t help making comparisons.
There were some distinct similarities. The habits of the townfolk, for instance. In the harbor, sailboat captains were fussing over their craft. On shore, the locals were paging through the Sunday papers. And in the street, tourists were taking all the legal parking spaces.
A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., swallowing 8 cars including a ’62 Black Corvette, a PPG Pace Car, a Ruby Red 40th anniversary Corvette and other anniversary vehicles. In November, a building had partially collapsed over a sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort near Disney World in Clermont, Florida. The 40 to 60 foot sinkhole opened up under the resort building reportedly beginning late August 11 into early August 12. To explore this geological phenomenon, we took a look at some of the more notable sinkholes to form worldwide, as well as a few that made headlines in Maryland in the last 10 years.
Driving on I-95 just north of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, you cannot help but notice the grinning, mustachioed cartoon character that appears to be winking at you. Though National Bohemian hasn’t brewed its beer at the intersection of O’Donnell and Conkling for 35-plus years, the company’s iconic mascot remains a ubiquitous reminder of this city’s industrial past.
The Super Plunge event Friday kicks off the Polar Bear Plunge weekend, and includes plunges for law enforcement and corporate participants, all of whom dash from the shore and into the water. Some entered and immediately retreated; others remained in for a somewhat extended dip. On Friday, 41 “Super Plungers” including Special Olympian Joe Wu, of Rockville, plunge into the ice cold Cheaspeake Bay water every hour for 24 hours.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a new creamery, a new panda, and a continuation of a diplomatic spat with India.
The first snow storm of 2014 hit not only Maryland, but much of New England, the Midwest and the Atlantic Coast, with some regions receiving as much as two feet of snow. Several airports were closed, while flights elsewhere were delayed. Schools closed up and down the East Coast on Friday, while sub-zero wind chills took effect, leaving many to shovel themselves out in the frigid air, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.