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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff Bruce Reid and William B. Talbott contributed to this story | November 27, 1990
Administrators at Southeast Middle School in Baltimore were attempting to allay fears of parents and students today after the fatal shooting of the school's head custodian."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 14, 2014
Church Creek Elementary School was evacuated briefly Friday morning while firefighters investigated a possible gas leak. Around 8 a.m., the school's chief custodian reported an odor of gas in the boiler room at the school at 4299 Church Creek Road, according to Lindsay Bilodeau, communications specialsit for Harford County Public Schools. Per the school system's normal procedures, the building was immediately evacuated and the fire department, BGE and school system facilities crews were notified to respond to the school, Bilodeau wrote in an email.  It was determined that a pilot light was out in one of the boilers.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
Students and staff were evacuated from Westside Elementary School in Baltimore's Penn North neighborhood early Friday morning after carbon monoxide levels rose to a level higher than is considered safe in the school's boiler room, a Baltimore City Public Schools spokeswoman said. Everyone exited the building in the 2200 block of N. Fulton Ave., south of Druid Hill Park in West Baltimore, sometime after the morning bell rang so work crews could assess where the gas was coming from, said Edie House Foster, the spokeswoman.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
Students and staff were evacuated from Westside Elementary School in Baltimore's Penn North neighborhood early Friday morning after carbon monoxide levels rose to a level higher than is considered safe in the school's boiler room, a Baltimore City Public Schools spokeswoman said. Everyone exited the building in the 2200 block of N. Fulton Ave., south of Druid Hill Park in West Baltimore, sometime after the morning bell rang so work crews could assess where the gas was coming from, said Edie House Foster, the spokeswoman.
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By Jamie Malernee, Christiana Sciaudone and Peter Bernard and Jamie Malernee, Christiana Sciaudone and Peter Bernard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 26, 2003
MIAMI - An explosion in the boiler room of a cruise ship killed at least four people and injured at least 19 others yesterday, just 10 days after the ship passed a federal inspection. Initially reported as a fire, the explosion aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines' SS Norway was the result of a huge buildup of scalding steam that, when released, thundered through the ship that had docked less than two hours before. Some passengers reported being awakened when their beds shook. Pat Ehrengruber, 58, was out on the deck at 6:30 a.m. watching the lights of Miami when the blast occurred.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2003
Perry Hall High School, Baltimore County's largest school, was closed yesterday afternoon after a worker in the boiler room may have released asbestos. The school, which has nearly 2,300 students, will remain closed today as the air quality continues to be tested and any contamination is cleaned up. "We have no clue or indication at this time that any contamination is outside of the boiler room," said Douglas J. Neilson, a school system spokesman. "However, we released the students as a precaution, and we will be testing as a precaution."
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By Howard County Bureau of The Sun | December 5, 1991
An electrical fire in the boiler room of Bushy Park Elementary in Glenwood caused a power outage and forced the evacuation of 600 students and employees for an hour yesterday morning.The students, teachers and support staff went to nearby Glenwood Middle School, where they stayed until power was restored to the school at 11 a.m. The fire caused only minor damage to the school boiler room and there were no injuries, said Patti Caplan, spokeswoman for the Howard school system.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2002
Parents of children who attend Villa Cresta Elementary told school officials last night they can't believe the school was allowed to open last week - 90 minutes after asbestos fibers were released into the air in a boiler room. "If something happened before the kids came to school, why do you want to put our kids at risk?" said Matt Moran, a father of two Villa Cresta pupils. About 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, a construction worker cut an asbestos-insulated pipe, releasing the potentially harmful fibers.
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By ANN HORNADAY and ANN HORNADAY,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 18, 2000
Boiler Room" gets off to an intriguing start, but there's less here than meets the eye. Made with pumping energy and visual brio by first-time filmmaker Ben Younger, this morality tale of 1990s greed and ambition is derivative, but honestly so. It wears its references on its sleeve, actually quoting David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" and paying inventive homage to Michael Douglas' famous monologues in "Wall Street."
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
Grove Park Elementary/Middle school in Northwest Baltimore will be closed Monday, according to the city schools website. The school's boiler room was flooded and there was a power outage in the main building, according to Baltimore City Schools. Staff are still expected to report to the school, which is in the 5500 block of Kennison Ave.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
Grove Park Elementary/Middle school in Northwest Baltimore will be closed Monday, according to the city schools website. The school's boiler room was flooded and there was a power outage in the main building, according to Baltimore City Schools. Staff are still expected to report to the school, which is in the 5500 block of Kennison Ave.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | August 18, 2007
About three-quarters of Maryland's roughly 1,500 licensed "assisted-living facilities" for the elderly went unchecked by regulators despite a state law that requires annual inspections, according to a legislative audit released yesterday. "It is something Maryland should be ashamed of," said Kate Ricks, chairwoman of Voices for Quality Care, a nonprofit group that advocates for the elderly. She said she is appalled that Maryland did only a fraction of the required annual inspections during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.
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By RICHARD IRWIN | March 3, 2005
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Arrest: Members of the Warrant Apprehension Task Force entered a house yesterday morning in the 4600 block of Mannasota Ave. and arrested Brandon Robertson, 19, of the 1600 block of E. Monument St. on a warrant charging him with attempted murder and a handgun violation. On Jan. 4, Claude Suggs, 22, of the 200 block of N. Spring Court was about to answer a knock at the door of a house in the 200 block of N. Ellwood Ave. when a gunman standing outside fired several shots through a window that struck Suggs in the left arm and right leg. An investigation by district detectives led to Robertson's arrest.
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By Jamie Malernee, Christiana Sciaudone and Peter Bernard and Jamie Malernee, Christiana Sciaudone and Peter Bernard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 26, 2003
MIAMI - An explosion in the boiler room of a cruise ship killed at least four people and injured at least 19 others yesterday, just 10 days after the ship passed a federal inspection. Initially reported as a fire, the explosion aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines' SS Norway was the result of a huge buildup of scalding steam that, when released, thundered through the ship that had docked less than two hours before. Some passengers reported being awakened when their beds shook. Pat Ehrengruber, 58, was out on the deck at 6:30 a.m. watching the lights of Miami when the blast occurred.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2003
Perry Hall High School, Baltimore County's largest school, was closed yesterday afternoon after a worker in the boiler room may have released asbestos. The school, which has nearly 2,300 students, will remain closed today as the air quality continues to be tested and any contamination is cleaned up. "We have no clue or indication at this time that any contamination is outside of the boiler room," said Douglas J. Neilson, a school system spokesman. "However, we released the students as a precaution, and we will be testing as a precaution."
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2002
Afraid that potentially harmful asbestos could have been released into the air at Johnnycake Elementary School this week, Baltimore County school system officials closed the west-side school yesterday in what they called "a precaution." The closing occurs two days after officials were roundly criticized by parents at Villa Cresta Elementary School for not responding quickly enough to a more serious asbestos release at that school. A worker in a boiler room at Villa Cresta in Parkville cut into an asbestos-covered pipe before classes began March 20, and air samples taken in hallways eight hours later showed elevated levels of asbestos fibers.
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By William B. Talbottand Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbottand Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | December 3, 1990
A janitorial supervisor for the Baltimore school system today was charged in the slaying last week of a custodian whose body was found in a boiler room at Southeast Middle School.Frank E. Collins, 43, who lives in the 4400 block of Moravia Road, was arrested at his apartment by city police about 6:30 a.m. He was described by police as the boyfriend of the victim.Collins is accused in the fatal shooting last Wednesday of Barbara A. Thrower, 44, who worked as head custodian at the school in the 6800 block of Fait Ave.He was charged with first-degree murder, robbery, possession of a .32-caliber revolver and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
Federal agents arrested a maintenance man yesterday on charges of operating a bustling gun-running business out of the boiler room of a building that is home to the state's Department of Probation and Parole.Thomas Earl Earp, 52, could face up to 45 years in prison if convicted of the federal charges, which include the sale of a sawed-off shotgun to agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).In all, ATF agents say, Mr. Earp sold them 46 firearms and they found 102 weapons at his Middle River home on Douglas Road.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2002
Afraid that potentially harmful asbestos could have been released into the air at Johnnycake Elementary School this week, Baltimore County school system officials closed the west-side school yesterday in what they called "a precaution." The closing occurs two days after officials were roundly criticized by parents at Villa Cresta Elementary School for not responding quickly enough to a more serious asbestos release at that school. A worker in a boiler room at Villa Cresta in Parkville cut into an asbestos-covered pipe before classes began March 20, and air samples taken in hallways eight hours later showed elevated levels of asbestos fibers.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2002
Parents of children who attend Villa Cresta Elementary told school officials last night they can't believe the school was allowed to open last week - 90 minutes after asbestos fibers were released into the air in a boiler room. "If something happened before the kids came to school, why do you want to put our kids at risk?" said Matt Moran, a father of two Villa Cresta pupils. About 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, a construction worker cut an asbestos-insulated pipe, releasing the potentially harmful fibers.
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