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Did The Seal Pool Shrink? Nah, Mayor Schaefer Added Some Poundage

In 1981, Mayor Schaefer threatened to jump into the Seal Pool of The National Aquarium if construction was not finished on time.

It wasn't, and so Schaefer donned a bathing suit and jumped in. Twenty years later, his aides thought to re-enact the scene - using the same bathing suit. They learned that since the original opening, the Aquarium added square footage, and Mr. Schaefer had added pounds!

Gil Sandler was born and raised in Baltimore -- a circumstance he considers fortunate and one he does not want you to forget. He attended public school (P.S. #59, Garrison Junior High, Baltimore City College, Class of 1941) and then served in the United States Navy.
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