By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | May 24, 1991
The matchup between the Orioles and Yankees this weekend is one that Basement Bertha could appreciate.The only way the Orioles can escape from last place is to win the first three games of Johnny Oates' big-league managerial career. To understand the enormity of that task, consider that the Orioles not only haven't been able to sweep a series this year, they have been able to win only one.Since beating Texas twice in three games April 12-14, the Orioles have gone winless in 11 consecutive series (0-9-2)
The man and woman whose bodies were found in the basement of a Northeast Baltimore rowhouse Wednesday had been stabbed, police said yesterday. Investigators were looking for a car that may have been taken by the killer.Authorities identified the dead man as Gerald Duane Johnson, 35, of a second-floor apartment at 2027 Crestview Road. Police said they were awaiting autopsy results to positively identify the woman, who lived on the first floor.Police released scant details of their investigation yesterday as questions about the case mounted on this quiet street of rowhouses.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Dean Uhler | March 24, 2002
A letter from Edwin Leimkuhler of Baltimore described an offer from a waterproofing contractor to install a black, slitted, corrugated plastic tubing around the perimeter of his basement. He was told, however, there was a danger of it becoming clogged with an accumulation of dust and dirt. Another company proposed using rigid plastic pipe with holes in the underside of the pipe. He wants to know whether there is any important difference. What Edwin is describing is the essential component of a typical basement waterproofing system - a drain tile or "French drain."
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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