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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | February 13, 2010
Two men were killed Thursday in Joppa and Owings Mills while attempting to fix clearing equipment. Deputies and emergency workers responded about noon Thursday to a call in the 2400 block of Old Mountain Road Central. Jonathan David Maxwell, 29, of Watkinsville, Ga., was found caught below the hydraulic lift of his skid loader, and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The man was attempting to make repairs to the equipment, they say. In Baltimore County, fire officials say a 46-year-old man was killed by a bulldozer he was trying to repair for a gas station owner.
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Tim Wheeler | May 11, 2012
Harvard University has a research forest.  So does Duke.  Yale has multiple forests.  The University of Maryland has “the wooded hillock. " a 24-acre patch of trees at the northern tip of the state's flagship public campus. Though tiny, largely unheralded and perhaps a bit scruffy by comparison, the forest near the Comcast Center is brimming with biodiversity, no less valuable to the faculty and students who use it than its more heralded Ivy League counterparts. Targeted for bulldozing a few years back to provide parking for buses and other support services, the hillock was spared after months of passionate protests by students and faculty, who argued the woods were a green oasis worth preserving on the sprawling 1,400-acre flagship campus.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 28, 1999
BULLDOZERS ARE changing the well-loved fields on Landing Road, and residents are grieving.The housing developments are planned and approved, but ties to the land run deep.The property, long a part of Trinity School, sits adjacent to a wide, gradual curve on Landing Road -- a meandering country road linking Ilchester Road in Ellicott City to Montgomery Road in Elkridge.The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have owned the school since 1933. They sold nearly 100 acres along Landing Road to Grovemont Development LLC.The road rises as it rounds the curve.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | February 13, 2010
Two men were killed Thursday in Joppa and Owings Mills while attempting to fix clearing equipment. Deputies and emergency workers responded about noon Thursday to a call in the 2400 block of Old Mountain Road Central. Jonathan David Maxwell, 29, of Watkinsville, Ga., was found caught below the hydraulic lift of his skid loader, and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The man was attempting to make repairs to the equipment, they say. In Baltimore County, fire officials say a 46-year-old man was killed by a bulldozer he was trying to repair for a gas station owner.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 18, 2000
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It took a call from Israeli police for South Florida police to realize the enormity and scope of numerous seemingly unrelated crimes. Six Bobcat front-end loaders stolen from a West Palm Beach, Fla., construction company in 1997 were linked to an international theft ring that extended from South Florida up the Eastern Seaboard and into Canada, the caller said. West Palm Beach police detectives also learned that their two suspects in that case were in custody in Israel, along with four other Israeli nationals accused of stealing at least 80 bulldozers and other heavy equipment in the United States and Canada.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | July 31, 1991
Elinor Santor always knew the 203 acres next to her house at the endof Elko Drive, in the Glenmar section of Ellicott City, would be developed someday.But she assumed it would be developed gently, especially after the county passed a steep slope bill three years ago that prohibited developers from building within 75 feet of a stream bed.Close by her house, a stream ran along a hedgerow, through a dense section of 50-foot-high trees -- oaks, poplars, sycamores and maples -- that had become the habitat for many small animals and birds.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 19, 1999
IZMIT, Turkey -- Engulfed in the darkness of collapsed concrete early Tuesday morning, Nuray Yildiz heard people screaming her name but could not answer with more than gasps.Gulping fresh air from a small pathway through the debris, the 14-year-old spent the next 12 hours clawing her way out while her parents and neighbors tried to dig their way in without accidentally killing her."I had thought, `I cannot die, but I am waiting to die,' " the brown-haired teen recalled yesterday. "When I realized I could breathe, I knew I wasn't completely underground and had a way out."
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 19, 1997
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- For two years, Hans Curvers has followed the bulldozers of Beirut.A billion-dollar campaign to rebuild the city's war-torn downtown has unearthed Beirut's archaeological past. And Curvers has been there to stop the bulldozers from reducing the historic remains to rubble.The fruit of his successful efforts -- and those of other international archaeologists and their Lebanese colleagues -- can be found in the cavernous basement of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, a storehouse for mosaics, architectural columns and buckets of pottery shards dating from the Iron Age to the time of the Crusaders.
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By Rafael Frankel and Joel Greenberg and Rafael Frankel and Joel Greenberg,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 20, 2005
GADID, Gaza Strip - The Israeli army moved cranes and bulldozers yesterday into some empty settlements in Gaza, preparing to tear apart the homes of Jewish settlers forced out earlier in the week. Extensive demolitions are expected within days. Cranes were pulled into Kerem Atzmona yesterday afternoon, and there were reports that about 20 homes were flattened there. Several bulldozers were observed yesterday at the settlement of Peat Sadeh on the third full day of the historic pullout of Israelis from Gaza.
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By TOM PELTON and TOM PELTON,SUN REPORTER | August 18, 2006
In the name of saving the environment, Baltimore is spending more than $10 million to bulldoze a wooded park and cut down nearly 150 trees for a stream reconstruction project. But some scientists warn that this aggressive method of erosion control is outdated, discredited and destructive. Supporters of the project say that altering Stony Run in Roland Park, adding a series of curves, small dams and pools, will reduce silt and pollution flowing downstream toward the Chesapeake Bay. "It's like, `Eureka!
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | February 12, 2010
Two men were killed Thursday in Joppa and Owings Mills while attempting to fix bulldozers. Deputies and emergency workers responded at about noon Thursday to a call in the 2400 block of Old Mountain Road Central. Jonathan David Maxwell, 29, of Watkinsville, Ga., was found caught below the hydraulic lift of his skid loader, and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The man was attempting to make repairs to the equipment, they say. In Baltimore County, fire officials say a 46-year-old man was killed Thursday by a bulldozer he was trying to repair for a gas station owner.
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By a Baltimore Sun staff writer | May 7, 2009
The University of Maryland, College Park aspires to be one of the "greenest" institutions of higher education in the country and plans to celebrate Friday its designation as an arboretum and "tree campus." But some students and professors say the administration is missing the forest for the trees by planning to bulldoze nearly 9 acres of woods on the sprawling 1,400-acre campus to make way for maintenance sheds, a mail-handling depot and a parking lot for the university's buses and trucks.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | January 10, 2009
I wince every time I hear another forecast for downtown Baltimore's Lexington Street. The block between Park Avenue and Howard Street, where so many Baltimoreans once shopped, is to be reconstructed as apartments and some shops, maybe a hotel, too. I'm making a preservation pitch for the overlooked 1934 gem, the Read's drugstore at the corner of Howard and Lexington. I don't think of Baltimore as having many truly modern buildings in the sense of streamlined art deco-moderne structures.
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By Joel Greenberg and Joel Greenberg,Chicago Tribune | January 26, 2008
JERUSALEM -- Egypt tried to close its breached border with the Gaza Strip yesterday, but Hamas militants bulldozed a new opening in a border wall, and riot police failed to stem the flow of thousands of Palestinians into Egyptian territory. The border breach at Rafah, in defiance of a tightened Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza in response to rocket attacks, is becoming a growing challenge to the Egyptian government. It does not want to be seen as aiding the Israelis in sealing off Gaza, but it also fears a spillover of Islamist influence from the Hamas-ruled territory.
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By TOM PELTON and TOM PELTON,SUN REPORTER | August 18, 2006
In the name of saving the environment, Baltimore is spending more than $10 million to bulldoze a wooded park and cut down nearly 150 trees for a stream reconstruction project. But some scientists warn that this aggressive method of erosion control is outdated, discredited and destructive. Supporters of the project say that altering Stony Run in Roland Park, adding a series of curves, small dams and pools, will reduce silt and pollution flowing downstream toward the Chesapeake Bay. "It's like, `Eureka!
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 27, 2006
GAZA CITY -- Dozens of Israeli tanks and bulldozers, backed by missile-firing drone aircraft, pushed into the northern Gaza Strip yesterday, touching off a daylong battle that killed 23 Palestinians and wounded at least 70. At least half of the Palestinian dead were fighters from groups including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade. But Palestinian medical sources said two young sisters were among at least three children who were killed. Throughout the day, in neighborhoods along the shifting urban front line, masked Palestinian fighters rushed toward the confrontation, many carrying rocket-propelled grenades and spools of wire for laying booby traps in the path of oncoming tanks.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 4, 2002
ZIF, West Bank -- Hamad Shatat knew what was coming the moment he heard the deafening roar of the engines. Moments later, he saw two bulldozers operated by the Israeli army maneuver past a herd of goats and crash into the walls of his house. These were not ordinary bulldozers. The mammoth machines nicknamed "the Beast" are slightly smaller than a tank but are more feared. The smallest of their interchangeable blades is taller than an adult, and wide enough to clear a two-lane highway with one swipe.
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By DAN BERGER | March 6, 1991
Why can't Baltimore County send bulldozers to dismantle the stump dump fire and make the cost a lien against the property?The U.S. opposes the dismemberment of Iraq. Next time we send the Marines will be to save it.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 22, 2005
BEIT LAHIA, Gaza Strip - As armored Israeli bulldozers knocked down the walls of Jewish settlers' homes yesterday in Gaza, leaving three decades of Zionist dreams in the dust, Nidal Muhammed flashed a wide grin. "The same bulldozers that knocked down our homes are now knocking down the settlers' homes," said the 19-year-old accounting student from the Palestinian town of Jabalia, north of Gaza City. For Muhammad, Israel's withdrawal from the 21 Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip has turned his world upside down.
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By Rafael Frankel and Joel Greenberg and Rafael Frankel and Joel Greenberg,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 20, 2005
GADID, Gaza Strip - The Israeli army moved cranes and bulldozers yesterday into some empty settlements in Gaza, preparing to tear apart the homes of Jewish settlers forced out earlier in the week. Extensive demolitions are expected within days. Cranes were pulled into Kerem Atzmona yesterday afternoon, and there were reports that about 20 homes were flattened there. Several bulldozers were observed yesterday at the settlement of Peat Sadeh on the third full day of the historic pullout of Israelis from Gaza.
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