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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 Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1996
For Taneytown residents Sharon and Dale Kline, city officials can't formulate an emergency sewer plan fast enough.The Klines have had as much as 5 to 6 inches of sewage in their basement on West Baltimore Street three times this year, and every storm cloud is a reminder of what they say is the city's foot-dragging.Last week, officials from the Storm Water Management Administration of the Maryland Department of the Environment toured the city's problem sites and ordered Taneytown officials to develop a written emergency plan to handle sewage overflows.
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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 LYNN ANDERSON and LYNN ANDERSON,SUN REPORTER | March 31, 2006
In the same basement where Prohibition-era bootleggers once stored casks of whiskey, city officials say two young entrepreneurs opened an illegal nightclub that has residents of the historic Belvedere Hotel's condominiums complaining of thumping rap music and violence. In response to the complaints, city officials and vice police have staged a series of raids at the venerable Mount Vernon landmark, where they say liquor laws are once again being breached. During an early-morning raid this month, police seized alcoholic beverages, cash and a handgun.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff writer | March 17, 1991
With most of the chemicals once stored in a Gaither home on their way to incineration in South Carolina and assurances from public agencies that no ground water was contaminated, residents are markedly lessworried than they were two months ago.In sharp contrast to a packed meeting in early January, only eight residents showed up Thursdaynight to hear officials tell them that the cleanup of the Small homeand storage shed had been completed. Both meetings were at the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Hall and featured the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of the Environment, and countyhealth and environment departments.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Restaurant Critic | May 21, 1993
Strapazza must be doing something right. The popularTowson pizzeria and inexpensive Italian restaurant has spin-offs in Annapolis and now on Charles Street, with a new Strapazza scheduled to open across from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.The Charles Street location puzzles me a little. Towson and Annapolis and Camden Yards make perfect sense, but it wouldn't occur to me to open a restaurant like this in the basement of a downtown office building. What makes the combination lunch and dinner menu so appealing is that it's remarkably inexpensive for dinner.
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,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1995
The bodies of a man and woman were found yesterday in the basement of a neat rowhouse in the Yorkwood section of Northeast Baltimore, police said.Police found the bodies -- a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s -- about 11 a.m. in the rowhouse at 2027 Crestview Road.Police were called by a relative who had been unable to contact the female victim for several days.Officer Robert Weinhold, a police spokesman, said officers who entered the two-story brick dwelling through a rear first-floor window smelled a foul odor caused by the decomposing bodies.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
A fire caused $165,000 worth of damage to a Brooklyn Park house Thursday evening. Thirty-five members of the Anne Arundel County and Baltimore fire departments worked to put out the fire, which was reported around 5:30 p.m., in the basement of an unoccupied two-story single-family dwelling in the unit block of 7th Avenue, according to a news release. It took less than 30 minutes to get the fire under control. No injuries were reported. Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the incident.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2004
Archaeologists digging in one of their favorite kinds of pits -- a trash cellar -- figured its mix of coins, pottery shards and pipe- stems would tell them about one of the earliest European settlements along the Chesapeake Bay. But a unique and mysterious discovery along a cellar wall promises to be the most telling of all, offering insights into the difficulty of forging a new life in the New World settlement of Providence in the 1600s. "We did not expect to find this dead guy," said Anne Arundel County archaeologist Al Luckenbach.
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