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Competition Builds For Baltimore's New Carousel

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The carousel at Baltimore's Inner Harbor was taken down earlier this year due to financial difficulties.
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The carousel at Baltimore's Inner Harbor was taken down earlier this year due to financial difficulties.

Two Maryland companies have submitted proposals to bring a carousel back to Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Baltimore has been without a carousel since earlier this year when the city pulled the plug on its antique carousel operator. It's reported the operator, which ran the carousel for three decades, ran into financial difficulties.

City officials encouraged proposals to bring another attraction to fill the space, and that led to Charm City Carousel Entertainment. The Stevensville based amusement vendor is proposing a classic carousel ride with 30 animal figures and two chariots.

There is a competing proposal by TC Amusements, a Severn company that maintains a carousel at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. That group is pitching a slightly smaller carousel featuring figures that represent the local area including a blue crab and a Baltimore oriole.

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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