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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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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 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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 Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1995
QUEENSTOWN -- Five years ago, Robert W. Kearns walked away from $30 million offered by Ford. Last week, he simply shrugged when he won $21 million from Chrysler.What Mr. Kearns wishes he had is the time he's lost.For 32 years, Mr. Kearns has relentlessly pursued automakers worldwide to get proper credit for inventing the intermittent windshield wiper. In the process, he saw his marriage collapse, suffered a nervous breakdown and consumed every waking moment steeped in lawsuits.Some -- even his daughter -- have questioned his sanity.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | July 11, 2004
Ellie Litman is exhausted, but she's game. She walks down the stairs to her newly decorated basement and says -- once more, with feeling -- "Annlynn, I love what you've done with this area down here. It is really nice." She said the same thing three hours ago when the Home and Garden Television crew first starting shooting the final segment of the Designers' Challenge that will air here on Wednesday at 8 p.m. It's beginning to sound pretty natural. The designer, Annlynn Best of Dramatic Comfort Interiors in Baltimore, looks just as modestly pleased as she probably did the first time her client said it. Designers' Challenge is one of HGTV's most popular series.
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez and Peter Hermann and Rafael Alvarez and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1999
The 3-year-old East Baltimore boy who was shot at his home Sunday night with his father's gun died Tuesday night of a head wound at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.Police said Jordan Garris -- who had been in critical condition since suffering a single gunshot to the right side of his head in the basement of his North Ellwood Avenue rowhouse -- was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. Tuesday.The father, Cliff Garris, 23, also of the first block of N. Ellwood Ave., told detectives he was on the first floor of the house about 4 p.m. Sunday when he heard a gunshot in the basement.
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