Theodore Klein, who made model railroaders’ fantasies into a reality, dies

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Theodore Klein, who as proprietor of M.B. Klein Inc., a major supplier of model railroad equipment and supplies, helped turned hobbyists’ fantasy railroads into a reality of rolling trains, cities and country villages, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his home on Upper Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore. He was 84.

To every model railroader, young or old, who ever dreamed of building a miniature version of the Baltimore & Ohio, Pennsylvania, Atlantic Coast Line, New Haven, Reading Co. or any other railroad in the basement or attic of their home, there was only one place to go to make it a reality, and that was M.B. Klein Inc. at North Gay and Saratoga streets.

Theodore Klein, son of Morris Benjamin Klein, founder of M.B. Klein Inc., and his wife, Sarah Miller Klein, a homemaker, was born and raised in Northwest Baltimore.

Mr. Klein dropped out of Forest Park High

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DCMS report claims ‘current football business model is not sustainable’

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Up to 15 professional football clubs are in danger of going bust as the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates a “broken” business model, MPs have warned.

The caution features in a stark report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee into the impact of Covid-19 on sporting and cultural sectors.

Sport has been severely impacted at recreational and professional levels and there are fears for the future of numerous organisations.

Bury were expelled from the EFL last year after running into financial difficulties (Peter Byrne/PA)

In terms of football, the committee has called for a “reset” of the game’s financial operation, particularly in the lower leagues, with the cash-rich Premier League doing more to help.

“The current football business model is not sustainable,” the report from the DCMS Committee, which scrutinises the work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, read.

“The Covid-19 crisis has shone a stark

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