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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | May 15, 1993
Ah, there's nothing like a spring shower . . . the way the air gets washed fresh and clean, the way the grass perks up, the way the water fills the basement . . .Sometimes a basement water problem is just a little thing -- a few trickles down the wall, or water seeping in a crack. Some exterior grading (to make sure water runs away from the house), some crack-filling, may be all it takes to fix it.But in some cases, water is getting in because rain raises the level of the water table above the level of the basement floor.
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By Rob Kasper and Rob Kasper,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2003
AS ANYBODY with a basement knows, it has been a boom year for bugs, especially crickets. Now that the days are getting cooler and shorter, crickets have been scooting inside houses, singing up a storm. For instance, the other morning I arrived at the breakfast table in our downtown Baltimore rowhouse and my wife greeted me with the news: "There's a bird trapped in the basement." I listened to the commotion for a minute and told her "Girl, you've been living in the city too long. That's not a bird, it's a cricket."
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | April 2, 1994
As the Orioles prepare to open the 1994 baseball season downtown Monday, a Harford County man is putting the finishing touches on Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Havre de Grace.Aaron Thompson has built his own "Field of Dreams" in his basement, turning it into a scaled-down replica of the Orioles' ballpark.There's a 3-foot scoreboard, an entire wall with the B&O Warehouse, a three-dimensional Baltimore Sun clock, the Jumbotron screen (actually Mr. Thompson's 25-inch TV) and 2-inch painted Orioles fans (most of whom sit under a built-in bar)
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
A fire burned a single-family Pasadena house Thursday night, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. No one was injured, department spokesman Keith Swindle said via Twitter. The fire, which started in the basement of the house in the 1100 block of Bradley Rd., was brought under control around 10 p.m. The cause was under investigation Sunday night, the fire department said. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
BUSINESS
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | October 13, 1996
Randy recently collected his first flame on the Internet, when he entered a newsgroup discussion about foundation plantings and whether they lead to water problems in basements.One newsgroupie wrote that he had been told by a house inspector not to put foundation plants (flowers, bushes or shrubs) close to his house "because they retain water and would aggravate an already worrisome wet-basement problem."Randy wrote back, "I think foundation plantings are OK, as long as they don't restrict the flow of water from the house."
BUSINESS
By ILYCE GLINK and ILYCE GLINK,thinkglink.com | October 26, 2008
I sold my home in Vermont this past June (I now live in New Jersey), and since the closing, that area has received tremendous amounts of rain. As a result, the new owners have had water in the finished basement. They claim we knew about the leaking in the basement because they discovered "staining" from where it had occurred before. We never had water in the basement in the eight years we lived there, other than condensation on the pipes, which would weep onto the floor. After wrapping the pipes in foam insulation and having air conditioning installed in the home, we never had that problem again.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 28, 1998
An 18-year-old woman was found shackled in the basement of her Aberdeen home yesterday after her young brother called 911 to get help for her, town police said.The parents were being questioned by detectives.Police said the 11-year-old boy called the emergency number about 3:15 p.m. after seeing his sister, Lisa A. Dillard, chained to a support beam in the basement of their family's home in the 300 block of Woodland Green Drive, said Sgt. Albert Severn.Paramedics cut the chains and took Dillard -- who complained of chest and stomach pain -- to Harford Memorial Hospital.
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By Clara Germani and Clara Germani,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 26, 1997
MOSCOW -- It's springtime, tulips are blooming, the air is crisp and Muscovites are arming themselves with their vacuum cleaners for battle with the demons of the night -- mosquitoes.These aren't just any mosquitoes. These "basement mosquitoes," known formally as Culex pipiens pallens, breed in the depths of Moscow's high-rise apartment buildings and buzz their way into the lives of Muscovites through ventilation shafts.They are particularly insidious because they have adapted -- "MUTATED!"
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By New York Times | February 14, 1991
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Iraq has a major military communications center hidden in a secret basement of one of the main hotels used by journalists in Baghdad, senior American military officials say.The center sends out the last secure transmission lines to Iraqi forces in Kuwait over two bridges that span the Tigris River, the officials say.Allied commanders, after ordering the successful attack on four bridges in Baghdad, have been ordered by Washington not...
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1998
The parents of an 18-year-old woman who was found chained in the basement of her family home were charged with assault and false imprisonment, Aberdeen police said yesterday.Sandra Corprew, 37, and Randy Dillard, 40, were accused of chaining their daughter, Lisa Dillard, to a steel column because she had been running away, police said.Police were summoned to the Woodland Green townhouse development about 3: 15 p.m. Saturday by the woman's 11-year-old brother, who took officers to the basement.
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