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April 08, 2009

LNG firm to delay impact surveys

The Virginia-based energy company that wants to build a liquefied natural gas terminal at Sparrows Point and a pipeline to Pennsylvania said Tuesday that it will delay required surveys of rare, threatened or endangered plant and animal species until summer. AES Corp. won conditional approval of the project in January from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission contingent on meeting requirements of several federal and state agencies, including the surveys ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The surveys cannot take place until warmer weather, when the animals are active and the plants are in bloom, AES officials said. The corps has agreed to hold the company's application in abeyance until the surveys can be completed, the company said. "Following their completion, the Army Corps of Engineers process will restart at the same point where it left off," said Louanne Kinney, an AES spokeswoman. "This reshuffling will not affect the project's overall schedule."

MARY GAIL HARE

Man, 19, hospitalized after stabbing in alley

A 19-year-old man was in critical condition Tuesday evening after being stabbed Monday night in a South Baltimore alley, city police said. Police officers found the victim, whose name was not released, about 11:20 p.m. in an alley near the 1400 block of Carroll St. in the Washington Village neighborhood, authorities said. Paramedics took the man, who had suffered multiple stab wounds, to a hospital. Information about a suspect or motive was not immediately available.

Gus G. Sentementes

Job services session set for older workers

The Baltimore County Department of Aging will give an overview of programs that provide employment services and resources to mature job seekers in a changing work force at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Greater Parkville Community Council meeting at the Parkville Recreation and Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road. The Department of Aging also offers health insurance counseling, tax assistance, legal services and other programs for seniors. Information: 410-668-2580.

3-alarm fire damages mattress-repair firm

A three-alarm fire Tuesday night caused extensive damage to a mattress-repair business in the Pulaski Industrial Park in East Baltimore, and its cause and origin remain under investigation, a city Fire Department spokesman said. No injuries were reported. Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman, said that a 911 call shortly before 9 p.m. brought the first of more than 30 pieces of equipment, including two aerial fire towers and 100 firefighters, to the 900 block of Rolyn Ave. Within five minutes, a second alarm was sounded. The third alarm was requested at 9:07 p.m. Cartwright said that much of the fire, which was declared under control by 10:33 p.m., was in the rear of the building.

Richard Irwin

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