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November 22, 2009
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Russell R. Jones, former general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, died Wednesday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90. The son of restaurant owners Russell Wehr Jones and Noelie Delores Richard Jones, Russell Richard Jones was born and raised in Lehighton, Pa., where he graduated in 1941 from high school. His college studies at Lehigh University were interrupted when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was trained as a bomber pilot and later trained B-29 pilots.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | December 31, 1992
Bethlehem Steel Corp. said yesterday that it had signed an agreement that provides it with $500 million in revolving credit. The new line of credit replaces two others.The credit line is with a group of 19 U.S. and international banks, including Maryland National Bank and First National Bank of Maryland, according to Bethlehem spokesman Art Roth. Bethlehem did not specify the commitment of each bank.Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. is the agent for the line of credit, with Chemical Bank and Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan Ltd., as co-lead managers.
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By Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Nine workers were hospitalized Monday after the roof gave way on a building at the former steel mill in Sparrows Point, disrupting work on the lengthy dismantling of the Baltimore County industrial complex. Four of those hurt suffered serious to critical injuries, authorities said, and state regulators were on the scene investigating what went wrong. All 13 workers in the building that once housed the cold mill at the time of the accident were able to get out, demolition contractor MCM Management Corp.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau | December 25, 1993
BETHLEHEM, Israeli-Occupied West Bank -- The flag went back up, Christmas was saved, and this town celebrated its first happy Christmas Eve in six years of glum holidays.A row over raising the Palestinian flag had threatened to scrub the Christmas festivities at the birthplace of Jesus, but Israeli authorities yielded yesterday, and the celebration was on.Thousands of Palestinians gathered here to watch marching bands and choirboys escort the Latin Catholic patriarch to church services, the first such public rejoicing since the Palestinian uprising began in 1987.
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By Garrison Keillor | December 25, 2007
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- I woke up in New York one day last week - a good thing, since I had gone to bed in New York the night before - and dressed and packed and hustled off to the subway. On the sidewalk on 86th Street and Central Park West, a newspaper vendor stood with big stacks of the Post, Daily News, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Times. I walked up, he glanced at me, reached for the Journal, then the Times. A buck twenty-five for an instant reading of my character. What is it about me that says I'm not interested in news about the misdeeds of the rich and famous?
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
In an effort to hold down mounting health care costs, Bethlehem Steel Corp. announced yesterday that it has reached a tentative agreement with PHP Healthcare of Alexandria, Va., to create a health care center in Bethlehem, Pa., for the exclusive use of Bethlehem workers.If the plan proves successful, it could be expanded to other Bethlehem operations, including its Sparrows Point steel mill and shipyard in Baltimore County. A company spokesman said there was no set time on the test period.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | May 29, 1993
Master labor contract talks covering workers at Bethlehem Steel Corp. plants at Sparrows Point and Burns Harbor, Ind., will begin June 8, the company and the union announced yesterday.The announcement came a day after the United Steelworkers of America reached a groundbreaking agreement with Inland Steel Industries Inc., which includes a no-layoffs clause and allows a union official to sit on the company's board.Both sides said they hoped to reach an agreement before the current contract expires July 31.Bethlehem and the Steelworkers union have been engaged in preliminary talks about local issues at individual plants, according to Bethlehem spokesman Henry Von Spreckelsen.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | November 12, 1992
Bethlehem Steel Corp. is talking with an Indian steel company about a possible sale of Bethlehem's closed bar, rod and wire division, which formerly operated a rod mill at Sparrows Point.The company said its discussions with Ispat Group of Calcutta, India, involve Bethlehem's rod mill at Sparrows Point, various steel mills in Johnstown, Pa., and a 13-inch bar mill in Lackawanna, N.Y.The division's Johnstown wire mill, which is slated to be sold to TMB Industries in Chicago, is excluded from the talks, according to a Bethlehem statement Tuesday.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1994
Bethlehem Steel Corp. stock dropped more than 7 percent yesterday after the nation's No. 2 steelmaker reported lower-than-expected earnings.Bethlehem reported it made $26 million, or 14 cents a share, in the second quarter.The news sent its share price down $1.625 to $20.75."It is definitely disappointing in what should be the strongest steelmarket in 20 years," said Charles A. Bradford, a metal analyst for UBS Securities Inc., a New York investment banking firm.Yesterday's results were the company's fourth consecutive profitable quarter -- excluding a $290 million restructuring charge in the fourth quarter -- after suffering three years of losses.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent Snodgrass — he never used his first name while living in Baltimore — was the son of a Marion County, W.Va., deputy sheriff and a homemaker. After graduating in 1946 from Fairmont High School, he enrolled at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va., where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1948, graduating in two years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Joseph C. Watkins Sr., a retired millwright who enjoyed riding the railroad, collecting model trains and playing Santa Claus, died Jan. 6 of complications after surgery at York Hospital in York, Pa. He was 81. The son of Carlton H. Watkins, a steelworker, and Rose Selig Watkins, a homemaker, Joseph Carlton Watkins Sr. was born and raised in Sparrows Point, where he attended public schools. After serving in the Air Force, where he earned his General Educational Development certificate, Mr. Watkins went to work at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Alvin L. Jordan, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and sports fan, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. He was 76. Alvin Leroy Jordan was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated in 1955 from Sollers Point High School. He attended what are now Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he excelled in football, baseball and track, family members said. While in college, he was drafted into the Army and served two years in Korea.
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2013
A colleague writes to complain about a point of AP style: the insistence that A.D.  should precede rather than follow a year, which he finds outrageously archaic. It is the traditional usage. A.D.  is an abbreviation for "in the year of the Lord,", so it is placed as it would occur in conversation: "in the year of the Lord 2013. " B.C.  follows the year, because one would say "44 [years] before Christ. " And it's a usage that I enforce, reluctantly.  I would much prefer the academic C.E.  and B.C.E.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
David A. Mack, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. floating drydock operator, died March 14 after being struck by two hit-and-run drivers in eastern Baltimore County. The longtime Edgemere resident was 77. Mr. Mack was walking home after spending the evening at Wells-McComas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2678 when he was hit by two drivers about 9:45 p.m. on North Point Road near Delmar Avenue. "He was struck by one driver and then another who both fled the scene," said Louise Rogers-Feher, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman, who said that Mr. Mack was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2012
The five-pointed star, made of stainless steel and dozens of heavy-duty light bulbs, looks deceptively simple. Its symbolism is anything but. Not long after Bethlehem Steel built the Sparrows Point steel mill's massive "L" blast furnace in 1978, workers erected the "Star of Bethlehem" at the top - a reference to the longtime owner as well as to the nativity. The star has shone from on high in December ever since, its meaning slowly transforming from an eye-catching example of the steel mill's might to something deeper and more emotional.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2012
Officers pulled a man from a burning truck, moments before the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames, Baltimore County police said. The truck had crashed into a light pole at North Point Road and Bethlehem Boulevard, and the driver, who has not been identified, was trapped inside the burning vehicle, police said. Three officers responded at 2:20 a.m. Saturday and worked to free him from the vehicle. The driver was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is being treated, according to police.
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