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June 14, 2013
The answer to the new stormwater fees and requirements is porous asphalt ("Churches seek break on city stormwater fee," June 12). When such asphalt is used, rainwater drains through the top layer and eventually runs back into the soil underneath the asphalt. This eliminates the need for drainage structures and drainage areas and stops runoff into ecologically sensitive or protected waterways. Moreover, it costs less overall than traditional paving options, is better for the environment and should be exempt from the high fees imposed by local governments.
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NEWS
June 14, 2013
The answer to the new stormwater fees and requirements is porous asphalt ("Churches seek break on city stormwater fee," June 12). When such asphalt is used, rainwater drains through the top layer and eventually runs back into the soil underneath the asphalt. This eliminates the need for drainage structures and drainage areas and stops runoff into ecologically sensitive or protected waterways. Moreover, it costs less overall than traditional paving options, is better for the environment and should be exempt from the high fees imposed by local governments.
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NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
The right, northbound lane of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, from Interstate 195 to the Baltimore Beltway, near BWI Marshall Airport, will be closed through Monday morning for repair work, according to state highway officials. Crews will close the northbound lane for concrete and asphalt patching, as part of a $12.5 million widening project, adding a third lane in each direction of MD 295, Maryland State Highway Administration officials said. The lane is scheduled to reopen no later than 5 a.m. Monday, SHA officials said.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
Highway crews are scheduled to complete work Monday night on a temporary patch of eastbound U.S. 50 that was buckled by 11 days of intense heat. A 50-foot-long crack squiggled across three left lanes near U.S. 301 in Prince George's County on Sunday afternoon, forcing officials to shut down all but the right lane and the shoulder to motorists. The break lifted one slab of concrete and reduced another piece to rubble. "It was less dramatic than it sounds, but clearly, we had to take traffic off of it," said David Buck, spokesman for the State Highway Administration.
NEWS
July 20, 1994
Someone stole a $1,875 plate tamper from a truck parked in the 8100 block of Kramer Court sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday, county police said.The truck belongs to the Reliable Contracting Co., located in the first block of Churchview Road in Millersville. John Evans, who lives at the address on Kramer Court, told police a plate tamper is used to flatten asphalt and is extremely heavy.Police have no suspects in the case.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2011
"The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work" is a potent grass-roots documentary — and it's all the stronger because its leaves of grass poke up through the asphalt. Writer-director-editor Richard Yeagley salutes the virtuoso craft, practical intelligence and fraternal cheer of Maryland's honest tradesmen without prettifying their hard work or playing down the costs it exacts on bodies and souls. He weaves vignettes of (mostly) men on the job into a lament for the growing sociopolitical bias against blue-collar workers.
NEWS
December 20, 1992
A truck carrying asphalt overturned yesterday, spilling it contents onto railroad tracks near Sykesville, state police said.The noon accident, near Route 97 and Hoods Mill Road, caused no delays in train service, a spokesman for CSX Transportation Inc. said.A police report was unavailable, and it was unknown whether the truck driver suffered injuries. State police could not provide the driver's name.Don Brannan, the owner and operator of Carroll County Cab, said he saw the truck as it lay on its side near the embankment just before the train tracks.
NEWS
March 17, 2004
Lorraine S. Lambert, who was co-owner of an asphalt company and worked as a benefits manager at a hospital, died Saturday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Mount Washington resident was 74. Born Lorraine Stiegler in Baltimore and raised on North Linwood Avenue, she was a 1947 Patterson Park High School graduate. She was the administrative assistant at the Baltimore Asphalt Paving Co. and later co-owned Lambert Paving Co. in Glen Burnie with her husband, Louis Lambert.
NEWS
December 3, 1990
David Michael Byrnes, 43, former operations manager for a Baltimore asphalt company, died of lung cancer yesterday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.Mr. Byrnes had retired from his job at E. Stewart Mitchell Asphalt Inc. in October because of illness.A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road in Govans.Mr. Byrnes lived in the Cedarcroft section of north Baltimore. A son of the late Baltimore Supreme Bench Judge Joseph R. Byrnes, he was a lifelong resident of the city.
SPORTS
By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 26, 1995
Matt Barnes, 23, of Westminster is coming off the best season of his career. Now he is preparing for next season, which will take him to a new level of stock car racing.After four years of racing in the four-cylinder stock division on the clay ovals at Trail-Way, Potomac and Lincoln speedways, Barnes is anxious to move onto asphalt racing with NASCAR.In January, Barnes plans on joining his older brother, Steve, at Daytona International Speedway for the rookie evaluation that's required for the Goody's Dash Series.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
The local trucker who police say was driving the tanker that leaked a 40-mile ribbon of roofing asphalt onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, snarling holiday traffic and damaging hundreds of cars, has been issued two tickets. George Delaney, 50, of Glen Burnie, received citations from Pennsylvania State Police for failure to secure a load and failure to obey a state trooper. The trucking company, MTS Express LLC of Stevensville, has placed Delaney on administrative leave and impounded the truck.
EXPLORE
October 12, 2011
Brandi Denae Kilmartin and John Henry Darney III are to be wed Nov. 18 in Cancun, Mexico. The grew up in Kingsville. The bride to be is a paralegal for an insurance company and the prospective groom is an estimator for an asphalt company.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
The right, northbound lane of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, from Interstate 195 to the Baltimore Beltway, near BWI Marshall Airport, will be closed through Monday morning for repair work, according to state highway officials. Crews will close the northbound lane for concrete and asphalt patching, as part of a $12.5 million widening project, adding a third lane in each direction of MD 295, Maryland State Highway Administration officials said. The lane is scheduled to reopen no later than 5 a.m. Monday, SHA officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2011
"The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work" is a potent grass-roots documentary — and it's all the stronger because its leaves of grass poke up through the asphalt. Writer-director-editor Richard Yeagley salutes the virtuoso craft, practical intelligence and fraternal cheer of Maryland's honest tradesmen without prettifying their hard work or playing down the costs it exacts on bodies and souls. He weaves vignettes of (mostly) men on the job into a lament for the growing sociopolitical bias against blue-collar workers.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2010
To be truly green, you have to get down and dirty, it seems. As Baltimore officials begin to tackle the polluted runoff fouling the harbor and the Chesapeake Bay, they are turning to a technique long used by farmers. It's not enough simply to strip off some of the city's ubiquitous pavement and plant grass. The ground beneath that asphalt and concrete often remains as hard and impervious as the man-made surface it's replacing. And the rainfall will just keep running off — washing fertilizer, pet waste, oil and other contaminants into storm drains and nearby streams.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,tim.wheeler@baltsun.com | January 19, 2010
Maxine Taylor thought she was being "green" by using wood chips instead of asphalt for a driveway on her woodsy front yard in Butchers Hill. The chips happen to let rainfall soak through into the ground, stopping a little of the storm-water pollution that's plaguing Baltimore's harbor. But instead of winning praise from a City Hall officially committed to a "cleaner, greener Baltimore," Taylor was cited for violating the city's building and zoning codes with her woody driveway.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2002
Dr. Arthur Thomas Ward Jr., a retired surgeon who combined two careers -- as a specialist in ear, nose and throat conditions, and as creator of the paving material used to fix Baltimore's potholes -- died of cancer complications Saturday at his North Baltimore home. He was 91. He was an owner and chemist at National Paving and Contracting Co. in Northwest Baltimore, where he maintained a testing laboratory for the road-surfacing asphalt products he sold. Born in Baltimore and raised in Walbrook and Homeland, he was a graduate of Forest Park High School.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
Miller Asphalt Products Inc. in Finksburg is operating according to state regulations and likely will be allowed to continue treating contaminated soil, Maryland Department of the Environment officials said last night.Ten people attended a public information meeting at the Reese Fireman's Building to discuss the company's application for an oil operations permit. Several asked questions about the plant operation and how it's regulated.The company, on Dede Road, has been treating contaminated soil for two years.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2009
Jos. A. Bank reports increased Q1 earnings Jos. A. Bank men's clothing store said late Tuesday that fiscal first-quarter earnings increased as people continued to buy its suits and other products despite the recession. The Hampstead-based company reported net income of 62 cents per share, or $11.5 million, compared to 53 cents per share, or $9.8 million, the same period a year ago. Comparable store sales, or those at stores open at least a year, increased 4.3 percent. Internet and catalog sales increased 12.1 percent.
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