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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2005
The music room in the Hampton Mansion, with its gilded portraits and ornately carved furnishings, evokes Victorian times. The master bedroom's fine linens and floral wallpaper reflect the Federal period. And the formal dining room is painted in Prussian blue and decorated with an eye toward classical European tastes. But soon the historic rooms will have a 21st-century feel - from air conditioning. The $1.3 million project, which also includes fire sprinklers and a new heating system, will close the 18th-century mansion in Towson for much of the year.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1998
Baby, it's cold inside.While temperatures were sweltering outside, indoor temperatures plummeted to chilly, goose-bump levels in many air-conditioned offices around town this week. Dressing for success became an exercise in wearing layers of clothing that could be shed by degrees."It is really cold in my office," said Jill Taylor, a communications manager at downtown's T. Rowe Price who quickly slipped off her beige jacket as she stepped outside and into the heat. "I like to get out every day at lunch, so I wear sleeveless underneath."
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By LAURA LIPPMAN and LAURA LIPPMAN,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Before air conditioning, Congress had to take the summers off.The National Building Museum leaves it to you to decide if this means the invention of air conditioning was necessarily a good thing."
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2002
Turn off your air conditioner. That's right. Turn it off and go outside any day when the temperature is in the 90s and the heavy, humid summer air is as thick as warm Jell-O. Then you'll begin to understand why it is worth noting the breakthrough development 100 years ago this summer of one of the great inventions of our time - air conditioning. While it probably ranks below indoor plumbing, it still has left a profound and immeasurable stamp on modern life, aiding the development of other technologies, changing our landscape and the way we relate to the world around us. "We call it a transformative type technology of the 20th century," says Chrysanthe B. Broikos, curator of the National Building Museum in Washington.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | April 1, 2001
Tired of seeing their children come home from hot, sweaty days spent in west county schools without air conditioning - and tired of waiting for the Anne Arundel County school board to pay to install a cooling system - parents from Arundel middle and high schools are raising money for the work themselves. Parents from Arundel Middle School in Odenton have collected $12,000, putting them well on their way to their goal of air conditioning the top floor by the time school resumes in the fall.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2002
Attempting to cool down Baltimore's overheated women's jail, a federal judge signed yesterday a sweeping consent order that requires state officials to provide air conditioning for 210 detainees in the facility by Aug. 31. The women's jail houses 580 detainees, so the order in U.S. District Court in Baltimore for air conditioning will cover less than half the female population awaiting trial during a sweltering city summer. "Nobody would say the solution is ideal, but it is the best that can be accomplished under present conditions," Judge J. Frederick Motz said.
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June 19, 2005
THE QUESTION: When school ended recently, my child's building still lacked air conditioning. When will all of Carroll County's schools be equipped with air conditioning? THE ANSWER: The district has five schools without air conditioning. Of those, Freedom District Elementary in Sykesville and Charles Carroll and William Winchester elementaries in Westminster are expected to have air conditioning installed by the time school starts this fall, said Ray Prokop, the district's facilities director.
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August 27, 1998
Students at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City were dismissed at 10: 15 a.m. yesterday after timers -- which normally activate the air conditioning about 90 minutes before school begins -- failed.After the head custodian and two heating-and-air-conditioning specialists were unable to make repairs, school was dismissed because of the heat, said Assistant Principal Jack Bridner.The air conditioning was fixed and operating again by about 2 p.m., he said."It should be much better" today, Bridner said.
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January 30, 2013
I would like to talk about the death penalty issue being discussed in Annapolis ("Senators wrestle with death penalty vote," Jan. 28). The problem I have with the death penalty is that when a person kills someone, the killer will not die for his actions. He will have a life in prison with free medical care, free food, free clothes and free heat and air conditioning and watch television. If they need a kidney or heart transplant, they can be on the waiting list for a donor organ. Gov. Martin O'Malley is wrong when he said that it cost too much money to have a death penalty.
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August 13, 1997
PoliceWestminster: An employee of Catons' Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Catonvsville told police Monday that property was stolen from a customer's garage on Mulligan Lane. The loss was estimated at $600.Pub Date: 8/13/97
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