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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 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 Dean Uhler | May 12, 2002
I recently got a letter from Jodi Navid of Ellicott City, whose new house, she discovered, was built on a natural spring. She noted that the spring pumps approximately 1,200 gallons of water every 24 hours, and she is concerned that water might get into her basement. She added that she has taken several precautions to keep her house dry. She has two sump pumps draining to back of the yard and two alarms if the pumps fail. Also she has two battery-backup sump pumps in case of power outage.
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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 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 Dean Uhler | September 30, 2001
Ron Landy of Woodbine informed me about an incident where he had water flood over his basement door threshold, and he's worried that it will recur even though the builder made improvements to the drain. He wrote: "I recently moved into a new home with an areaway - a stairwell leading to a below-ground basement. The bottom of the well has a drain that leads directly to the sump pump. ... During a serious storm in early July, we had 5 inches [of water] in one hour, the drain was overwhelmed, and water seeped under the door to the stairwell and damaged the carpet in the finished basement.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | April 23, 1993
Five children -- the eldest age 6 -- died early today in a fire that destroyed their rowhouse in the 1300 block of Ensor St. in East Baltimore.All the victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, reportedly from smoke inhalation.Their mother, Cynthia Addison, 37, and four other children, including two teen-age boys, escaped.At the time of the fire, the father was in New York, police said.At least two firefighters sustained minor burns and were treated at the scene.
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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.
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.
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