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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 10, 2010
Officials are blaming a house fire in Pasadena Tuesday night on a portable space heater being too close to combustible furnishings. Firefighters called to a house in the 800 block of Old Mill Road shortly at 9:06 p.m. arrived seven minutes later to find heavy fire in a second-floor bedroom above a garage, Anne Arundel County Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said. No one was injured in the fire, he said. Twenty-nine firefighters brought the blaze under control by 9:42 p.m. Thompson said it appeared that a portable space heater was close to a bed and curtain.
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By Owen Kirby | October 3, 2014
Is America responsible for the chaos engulfing the Middle East? It is a question not far from many a Washington discussion of current events. With the Islamic State's fanatics erasing the region's colonial borders, for some the answer is evident: The U.S. upended the established order when it invaded Iraq in 2003, the repercussions of which are being faced now and likely for years to come. Requiring little perspective, this analysis has been embraced by a number of pundits. As is often the case in the Middle East, the reality is not so simple.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 11, 2010
A pot of food left cooking on a stove when no one was home was blamed for a small fire in Glen Burnie Wednesday night, Anne Arundel County Fire Department officials said. A neighbor spotted flames in a kitchen in the 7900 block of Parke West Drive around 9:48 p.m. and called 911, Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said. Firefighters arrived to see smoke coming from the roof, he said. The blaze was under control at 10:14 p.m. No one was injured. The room and its contents were damaged, Thompson said.
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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | September 30, 2014
Well, it's not like we didn't already have a national image problem. Baltimore has been mired in an ugly police brutality scandal and is widely viewed as one of the most lawless and dangerous places in America because of the real issues that plague most of the nation's urban areas and also the negative portrayals of the city in the movies and on TV. In times like these, a city turns its lonely eyes to its sports heroes, so the last thing this...
NEWS
February 12, 2010
A pot of food left cooking on a stove when no one was home was blamed for a small fire in Glen Burnie on Wednesday night, Anne Arundel County Fire Department officials said. A neighbor spotted flames in a kitchen in the 7900 block of Parke West Drive at 9:48 p.m. and called 911, Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said. Firefighters arrived to see smoke coming from the roof, he said. The blaze was under control at 10:14 p.m. No one was injured. The room and its contents were damaged, Thompson said.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1997
Blame it on the finance mergers?Top business executives in the Baltimore region assign "industry consolidation" the top blame for corporate downsizing in recent years, in slight contrast to their peers in other cities.In a survey by the Gallup Organization for phone company MCI, 555 chief executives, owners and presidents of mid- to large-size businesses were questioned about competition. The poll included 116 bosses in the Baltimore area, plus people in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 17, 2004
BOGOTA, Colombia - The Colombian government blamed leftist rebels yesterday for the killing of 34 coca pickers in a rampage that has aroused fears of a new wave of drug-fueled violence. The attack, Tuesday morning in the cocaine-rich La Gabarra municipality, was the worst since hard-line President Alvaro Uribe Velez took office in August 2002. He began an aggressive military offensive against Colombia's armed outlaws and opened peace talks with right-wing paramilitary death squads. The government blamed the massacre on rebels.
NEWS
July 17, 2002
OCEAN CITY - Speed, not faulty construction, has been blamed for the failure of steel restraining cables in an Ocean City parking garage where two men were killed Saturday. Brian T. Donnellan and Stefan Forpin, both 23-year-old New York residents, were fatally injured when their Chevrolet Blazer broke through the barrier and fell 40 feet to the ground, according to a report. Witnesses said the truck was traveling about 30 mph when it hit the cables. Ocean City's chief building official, Mike Richardson, said the cables appeared to have been structurally sound.
BUSINESS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | November 1, 1990
Analysts saw little to cheer about in Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s just-released third quarter results, but seemed willing to blame tough market conditions for the steelmaker's sharp drop in earnings.The Bethlehem, Pa.-based steelmaker yesterday posted a profit of $10 million, or 5 cents a share, for the quarter, a fraction of the $47 million, or 53 cents a share, it earned during the same period last year. Sales of $1.2 billion were down nearly 5 percent from a year ago.The company blamed the decline on a drop in sales and prices for steel and on higher operating costs.
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By Frank D. Roylance and William B. Talbott and Frank D. Roylance and William B. Talbott,Evening Sun Staff | January 10, 1992
A head-on collision that killed two people today on Md. 136 near Cool Spring Road in Harford County was being blamed on icy roads.State Police spokesman Chuck Jackson said the drivers of both cars died in the 6:40 a.m. crash that closed Md. 136 in both directions between U.S. 1 and Md. 22 near Churchville.Their names were not released.Jackson said the ice on Md. 136 formed suddenly sometime after 6 a.m.. State highway crews were called out to treat roads in parts of Harford County.State Police at the Bel Air barracks investigated "numerous" accidents blamed on icy roads.
NEWS
September 22, 2014
Regarding the officer who beat a citizen near North Avenue recently, both these men share guilt ( "Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released," Sept. 16). The policeman was wrong for letting his emotions get in the way, and the individual was wrong to provoke him. Until Baltimore and the nation hold both the cops and the people they interact with responsible for their behavior, such conflicts are inevitable. John Holter, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City 's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized, and a Virginia teen drowned in a rip current there Tuesday as town officials limited beachgoers to wading as Hurricane Cristobal continues to churn up Mid-Atlantic waters. This summer has been the deadliest in years for swimmers at Maryland's oceanfront resort, with the first reported drownings while lifeguards were on duty since 2007, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol.
NEWS
August 27, 2014
The misinformation in Susan Shaw's letter ( "State should clean up its act Aug. 22) compelled me to write this. She says don't blame commercial real estate for overflows because they don't overflow. She goes on to say the overflows were the state's fault. Actually, the overflows are Baltimore City's fault since its operates the wastewater treatment system where the overflows occurred. But even blaming the city is off the mark. Ms. Shaw fails to recognize a central fact. When it comes to water, everything is downstream.
NEWS
August 15, 2014
As I watch reports of the disintegration of Iraq into utter chaos ( "Turning point in Iraq," Aug. 8), I can't help but think of the tragic misuse of our troops who gave so much for absolutely nothing, and I pray that we will never again entrust the White House to another incompetent mediocrity like George W. Bush. Marc Raim, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
August 3, 2014
I have to agree with commentator Jacob Simpson's take on the Ray Rice's domestic violence case ( "Ray Rice is not a victim," July 31). As a 60-year-old survivor of a 13-year relationship where the violence escalated from verbal to physical abuse, I remember each time I was attacked my partner screamed: "Why do you do this? Why do you push my buttons? Why do you have to be such a [expletive]!" All abusers blame the victim. The attacks on me were perpetuated by alcohol abuse, and 99 percent of the time all I did was ask a question or make a statement - which in his mind meant I had it coming.
NEWS
July 31, 2014
In the recent editorial, "Disruptive democracy" (July 29), a critical, overriding question is overlooked. It is correctly observed that the overly zealous curbing of public comment is not the fault of the police officers. Instead, it is a reflection of the low tolerance of citizen input by the county government as a whole. But most certainly, it was not "the county government as a whole" that directed the police officers to give "helpful tips" to the two Dundalk activists who were trying to present their perspective on the government's plans that would significantly impact their local community.
BUSINESS
By Orlando Sentinel | June 25, 1991
Despite a recession that has crippled the housing industry, lumber prices have jumped more than 30 percent in the past six weeks, home builders and industry members have said.The National Association of Home Builders, a trade group based in Washington that represents builders' interests, laid the blame on proposed logging restrictions on millions of acres of forest land in the Pacific northwest and California to protect the habitat of the northern spotted owl.That has sent timber buyers scrambling to buy supplies to protect themselves from possible shortages, said Mark Ellis Tipton, a Raleigh, N.C., home builder and president of the national builders association.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1990
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker denies that the high interest rates he encouraged in the early 1980s spawned the problems of the savings and loan industry later in the decade.Volcker, appearing yesterday before the House Banking Committee, said the industry's ill-advised excursion into risky investments, not the highest interest rates since the Civil War, proved its downfall."The industry could have survived that episode [of high interest rates] and the great bulk of it did," he said.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | July 31, 2014
Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan blamed Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown for Baltimore's "food deserts" Thursday, suggesting that the O'Malley-Brown administration's tax policies led the the recent demise of the Stop Shop Save grocery chain. In a statement released by the campaign, Hogan minimized the impact of Thursday's opening of a new, 67,000-foot ShopRite store in Howard Park. “ShopRite expanding in Baltimore is a good thing, but I would have hoped this major corporation would have chosen to locate in one of Baltimore City's food deserts where unemployment and poverty are far higher than the state average," Hogan said.
NEWS
July 28, 2014
If all went as planned, Gov. Martin O'Malley spent this past weekend in Iowa, his second trip to the state in a month, which puts him about two visits ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this year. His purpose is hardly a secret as he's considered a likely Democratic candidate, albeit a relatively unknown one, for a 2016 presidential run. Conventional wisdom is that candidates in Iowa say nice things about agriculture. One of the big controversies involving this year's race for a U.S. Senate seat from the Hawkeye state, for instance, was whether the Democratic candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley, threatened a lawsuit when some of his neighbor's organically-raised chickens wandered into his yard.
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