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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area until 2 p.m. on Monday. At 4:40 a.m., NWS said periods of moderate to heavy rain will fall across an area extending from Orange County, Va. (about 85 miles southwest of Washington) to Harford County. Rainfall will taper off from west to east during the afternoon, and the area should expect up to two inches of rain, with higher amounts possible, NWS said. The rainfall could cause streams and creeks to overflow and cause minor flooding in urban and poor-drainage areas, NWS said.
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Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
The marble head and body of the George Washington Monument in Baltimore reemerged last week from the scaffolding that has ensconced it for nearly a year, and all exterior renovations are expected to wrap up this month. The $5.5 million restoration project for the 178-foot obelisk in Mount Vernon is ahead of schedule, and entire building should be uncovered in time for the annual Monument Lighting in December, said Cathy Rosenbaum, of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. Cranes will arrive this week to remove some of the heavier construction infrastructure.
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October 23, 2012
The Baltimore Washington Region Government Procurement Fair will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to noon, at Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, in Greenbelt. More than 50 government agencies will be present. Informational sessions and one-on-one sessions with buyers will be available. Registration begins 7:30 a.m. The prepaid price for Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber members is $65; nonmembers $95; all at the door, $125. Register at http://www.baltwashchamber.org/events and click on Government Procurement Fair.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
Mike Soukup was driving southbound on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Monday afternoon when he saw a stream of brake lights and then a pillar of smoke. He then saw a pickup truck sideways on its passenger side. One person had been ejected from the vehicle, he said, and another was pinned underneath the truck. He noticed a pool of gasoline forming on the pavement. Soukup, 55, pulled over where he saw a man waving at him in the middle of the highway to come help. He began helping the man try to push the truck back on its wheels.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
The Maryland Transit Administration will increase capacity on weekend MARC trains between Baltimore and Washington beginning Saturday, citing growing ridership on the months-old service. The Penn Line service saw its most weekend riders to date this past weekend, on March 8 and 9, when 6,530 passengers traveled between Baltimore and its neighbor to the south, said Paulette Austrich, a MTA spokeswoman. The MTA first began weekend MARC service between Baltimore's Penn Station and Washington's Union Station on the first Saturday of December, offering nine three-car trains on Saturdays and six three-car trains on Sundays.
NEWS
September 2, 2013
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but Baltimore and Maryland are again in the running to be part of the world's most celebrated of sports events. Last week, a nonprofit group in Washington announced that the District and Baltimore plan to throw their hats into the ring as contenders to jointly host the 2024 Summer Olympic games. This could be a great opportunity to showcase the city and its region. Baltimore has already been disappointed once, in the early 2000s, when its joint bid with Washington to host the 2012 games didn't make the cut with the U.S. Olympic Committee, which makes the final decision about which American locale to recommend to the event's international governing body.
NEWS
December 30, 1996
THE BALTIMORE- Washington Parkway is starting to look like the roadway version of the "haves" and "have-nots."A drive along the two-lane road south of Route 175 in Anne Arundel County allows one to ponder the natural beauty of the trail. Yet north of Route 175, such scenic wonder turns sour.It's there that the State Highway Administration picks up maintenance of the road to the Baltimore City line. Bureaucrats explained to Intrepid One that their portion was designed for truck traffic and therefore the rugged, unkempt look is justified.
NEWS
October 7, 1995
9:50 a.m. Arrival and welcome at Baltimore-Washington Insternational Airport.8 p.m. Pope John Paul II departs on a TWA flight for Rome.
NEWS
July 3, 2012
The epic power outages have laid bare one of the fatal flaws of the state's growth policies for the Baltimore-Washington region: Our public infrastructure and services are inadequate to meet the demands of today's residents and workers. We need to make today's Baltimore-Washington region more livable before we can even begin to think about a future megalopolis that would be more congested and more demanding of infrastructure and services than the one we already have. Anthony J. Di Giacomo
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | March 16, 2008
January was the first time in a decade that average Baltimore-Washington electricity prices exceeded those of the nation, says a new government report. Blame deregulation and a shortage of generation in central Maryland. A kilowatt-hour for Baltimore-Washington consumers cost 12.3 cents in January, 6 percent higher than the national average, said the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Baltimore Gas and Electric residential customers paid half a cent more.) Price caps kept electricity artificially cheap for the area in the early 2000s, but those have expired.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | September 7, 2014
So, first question: If you could travel to the nation's capital from Baltimore in 15 minutes by super-fast train, would you? Sure you would. You'd give it a try at least once, if only to brag that you had achieved land speed of 300 mph. It would be a bucket list kind of thing. But would you go to the District of Columbia more often if you could get there in 15 minutes? I mean, really: Would having a high-speed train between Baltimore and Washington make you more interested in things D.C. - the Hirshhorn, the Nationals, protests in Lafayette Square, decriminalized pot?
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A helicopter will be hovering above power lines throughout Central Maryland in coming weeks, but don't worry. It's not the NSA. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., which provides power to Maryland's most populated regions, will be contracting the utility helicopter to allow for inspections of its electric transmission equipment through next month, the company said Thursday. The helicopter will be used in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Prince George's counties, and may be spotted "hovering near power lines and rights of way or following a flight path along electric transmission rights of way," the company said.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Thanks to a persistent rainstorm Tuesday night, the budding Orioles-Nationals rivalry has been moved 50 miles up the road, but it will make a return appearance to the nation's capital in August. Tuesday's finale of a two-game series at Nationals Park was postponed after a two-hour, 30-minute rain delay. It will be made up Aug. 4 in Washington - no time for that game has been announced yet. According to Nationals manager Matt Williams, a day-night doubleheader in Washington and Baltimore this week was never in consideration because both teams have the common day off in the Baltimore-Washington area in August.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The Big Ten has planned events in Baltimore and Washington to celebrate Maryland joining the league on July 1. A two-day event will begin at the Under Armour Brand House at noon on June 30, continue later that day at Nationals Park and conclude on July 1 in College Park. The Big Ten Network will host a 4 p.m. block party prior to the Washington Nationals-Colorado Rockies game on June 30 and will dedicate its entire July 1 programming to Maryland joining the conference. “The University of Maryland and Maryland athletics are excited to celebrate its new era in the Big Ten Conference,” Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said Wednesday in a statement.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | April 29, 2014
IKEA is sending a team of five home furnishing experts on the road to help homeowners tackle design challenges, with a stop in the Baltimore/Washington area planned for June. But Baltimore-area homeowners only have until Friday to apply for a home makeover. Consumers are asked to submit a video  about how IKEA can help improve their life at home by May 2. The design experts are leaving their regular jobs at IKEA stores for a year to travel to at least five cities and take on two makeovers at each stop.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84. "His use by God went beyond local churches," said the Rev. James H. Farmer, pastor of Severna Park United Methodist Church. "Jerry's life was a gift to the church and as a pastor of God. " The son of a United Methodist minister and a homemaker, Gerald William Weiss was born and raised in Ashley, Ill., and later moved to Albion, Ill., where he graduated in 1947 from Albion Community High School.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | January 20, 1998
Health benefit costs in the Baltimore-Washington market dropped 2.3 percent last year, according to a survey of employers by William M. Mercer Inc., a benefits consulting firm.However, the decline in cost already seems to be reversed, John Welch, a principal in Mercer's Washington office, said yesterday."Most managed care organizations had depressed earnings in 1997, or actually lost money," Mercer said, so they are raising premiums. Among clients in the Baltimore-Washington area renewing for 1998, he said, price increases are 3 percent to 8 percent, with most at 4 percent or 5 percent.
NEWS
November 28, 1992
Some of the most familiar pairings in American annals migh not have prospered had the names been reversed.Roebuck and Sears.Costello and Abbott.Jill and Jack.A debate is now raging in corporate offices, think-tanks and government chambers over whether to call the new combined "common market" in this region the "Baltimore-Washington" metropolitan area, or the "Washington-Baltimore" area.Because the populace in the two regions ostensibly has more in common now, and because business leaders feel the consolidation would attract more international business and government aid to these parts, federal officials are expected to combine the two metropolitan areas into a single mega-market, on paper, by year's end.Fortunately, one criteria that the U.S. Office of Management and Budget does not use in deciding whether two metropolises merit a common market is how smoothly they decide whose name goes first.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
The first televised debate in Maryland's Democratic primary for governor will be May 7, followed by a second debate on June 2, according to the stations that will broadcast them. The first TV debate matching Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 7 at the University of Maryland, College Park and will be broadcast on Washington's NBC affiliate. According to NBC4, "Meet the Press" host David Gregory will moderate.
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