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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
Central Maryland's rate of homeownership, the proportion of households that are owner-occupied, was slightly lower in the fourth quarter of 2012 than during the same time a year earlier, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Just over 65 percent of occupied homes in Baltimore and six surrounding counties - Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne's - were owned by someone who lived there, the Census Bureau reported. In the fourth quarter of 2011, the homeownership rate in the region was 67.5 percent.
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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 Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Storms were moving through Central Maryland mid-day Wednesday and could bring downpours and gusty winds, the National Weather Service cautioned. The weather service cautioned of wind gusts up to 30-40 mph and heavy rain in Howard and Anne Arundel counties after noon. The storm was also producing occasional lightning. As much as three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall, the weather service forecasts. More storm chances are possible overnight. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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September 24, 2014
For most of Maryland, David R. Craig might be remembered best as the candidate for governor who finished second to Larry Hogan in the Republican primary earlier this year. But there's another title the outgoing Harford County Executive ought to have wrapped up - the elected official least interested in a pay raise. On Tuesday, Mr. Craig vetoed legislation that would have raised the county executive salary from the current $105,000 (a $90,000 base plus cost-of-living adjustments) to $130,000.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch across Central Maryland for Wednesday, warning of a risk of wildfire spread. With relative humidity down around 25 percent, gusty winds up to 30 mph and dry brush and twigs, the advisory is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. "OPEN BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS CONSIDERED VERY HAZARDOUS THIS TIME OF  YEAR," an earlier special statement cautioned. "ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF  WILDFIRES.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
Take a drive through Maryland's countryside and you'll see that the vibrant reds, yellow and oranges of fall foliage are nearing their peak for the season. High levels of color were being reported along the Interstate 95 corridor and in points west as of Saturday, according to the Foliage Network, a group that monitors the changing of leaves across the eastern U.S. and Midwest. An updated report was expected Wednesday. The amount of leaves that have fallen are meanwhile considered low to moderate across Central Maryland, meaning that there is plenty of raking ahead, of course.
SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | January 9, 1994
I got hooked on hunting crows with a rifle when I lived in Uniontown. Central Maryland is smack in the middle of one of the nation's largest crow flyways.Back in the 1940s and 1950s, during the height of crow hunting popularity, New Windsor, Uniontown, Taneytown and Silver Run were hotbeds of crow-hunting activity. Crows were gunned by the thousands and town shoots were common.This was shotgun hunting that closely resembled waterfowling tactics. Hunters used blinds, decoys and calls to lure the crows into range.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | July 11, 1999
Mission: To educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics and be work-force ready. Junior Achievement hopes to develop a desire in young people to stay in school and appreciate lifelong learning and to develop positive attitudes toward work. Throughout the school year, Junior Achievement volunteers present hourlong economics-oriented lessons to students in grades kindergarten through 12. Latest accomplishment: Junior Achievement of Central Maryland received the Peak Performance Award from Junior Achievement Inc. for 79 percent program growth during the 1997-1998 school year and achieved the highest growth rate of Junior Achievement offices throughout the country.
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November 9, 2003
Meals on Wheels launches Central Maryland Web site Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland recently launched a new Web site, www.mealsonwheelsmd.org. The Web site offers information on Meals on Wheels and resources available for the homebound, including how to obtain home-delivered meal service, daily client menus, volunteer applications and upcoming events. A page for Howard County is available. Information: 410-558-0932, Ext. 3025.
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By Chuck Acquisto and Chuck Acquisto,Contributing Writer | December 30, 1992
The holidays have brought few on-court gifts for Francis Scott Key's girls varsity basketball team. Because of Monday's bad weather, the struggling Eagles have practiced just once in the last week, and in yesterday's first-round game of the second annual Central Maryland Basketball Tournament at Atholton, coach Brian Hollingsworth's 1-4 team faced defending champion Damascus of Montgomery County.Unfortunately for Hollingsworth and his Eagles, there was no exchange counter to switch tournament pairings.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
Last year, the Common Core was debated by everyone from conservative talk show hosts to parents flooding state capitals, and teachers rebelled against a new evaluation system they believe is unfair. Now it's year two for the phase-in of controversial education reforms. And while students returning to Maryland classrooms this week may be blissfully unaware of the debate, they will see more changes. First, they can forget about the MSA (Maryland School Assessment) and learn the name for new state tests: PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days, he said, he called his mother in Maryland. That was the first part of his American journey. When school opens Tuesday, he will have his first day in a U.S. seventh-grade classroom, at Bates Middle School in Annapolis, after being reunited with a mother he had not seen for seven years.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Two of the area's Habitat for Humanity groups said Wednesday they plan to merge this fall, a move designed to ease fundraising and the coordination of volunteers. The combined organization is to take the name of the Halethorpe-based Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity's 10-person team absorbed into the larger, 70-person organization. Chesapeake CEO Mike Posko, who is to continue to lead the affiliate, said the merger will reduce confusion among donors and volunteers, who were previously torn between the two groups.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Before they get a decision in their immigration cases - before they even have a hearing - the tens of thousands of children entering the country illegally will face an increasingly daunting challenge at the heart of a massive backlog in U.S. immigration court: The young immigrants must first find an attorney. Legal groups and immigration experts say the number of lawyers available to represent undocumented children in Maryland and elsewhere is already woefully inadequate to meet the demand - even though many of the most recent border crossers haven't yet begun to enter the court system.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A line of storms brought 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rain across Central Maryland on Tuesday night.  The National Weather Service received reports of a 61 mph wind gust at Martin State Airport in Middle River and a 58 mph gust in Havre de Grace. Similarly strong gusts were reported in Western Maryland. As the storms approached the Washington, D.C., area, officials postponed the start of a game between the Orioles and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect across Central Maryland until 11 p.m. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Harold H. Hogg, founder of a Central Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania commercial construction company who endowed the Hogg Family Chair at Duke University, his alma mater, died June 3 of leukemia at the Moorings Park retirement community in Naples, Fla. The former York, Pa., resident was 86. The son of Dr. William L. Hogg, a United Methodist minister, and Mildred R. Hogg, a Latin teacher, Harold Hubert Hogg was born and raised in Leechburg, Pa....
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2002
Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced yesterday he will declare a drought emergency for Baltimore and Central Maryland, imposing mandatory restrictions on water use for the first time since 1999. Maryland's rainfall shortage and the low water levels in streams and reservoirs is more typical of the end of a very dry summer than the beginning of spring, state officials said, warning that conditions will likely become more severe. "Unless there is a significant change in weather, we should recognize this spring and summer are going to be very, very difficult," Glendening said State officials are still deciding which mandatory restrictions might be imposed, but called for expanded voluntary conservation statewide.
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September 1, 1991
FrederickCadetsCoach: Bob Campbell, sixth yearAssistant coaches: Shaun Carey, Mike Sanino, Dave Jackson, Phil Rhodes, Ron Cecil, Andre Jackson, Tom LohrLast year's record: 7-3, 4-2 in the Central Maryland ConferenceTop returnees: Seniors, offensive tackles Mike Kelly, Greg Stup, halfback Trenton Ambush, tailback Wayne Cook, running back MonteBryantCoach's comments: "I think we're strong in depth. It's pretty competitive. If there is a weakness, we are young time-wise. Other than (the players mentioned above)
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Storms were moving through Central Maryland mid-day Wednesday and could bring downpours and gusty winds, the National Weather Service cautioned. The weather service cautioned of wind gusts up to 30-40 mph and heavy rain in Howard and Anne Arundel counties after noon. The storm was also producing occasional lightning. As much as three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall, the weather service forecasts. More storm chances are possible overnight. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations. When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course you were downtown, because that's where all the corporate headquarters were," said Jim Wheeler, a United Way board member who is leading the search to find new offices. "Now we're more hands-on services, boots on the ground ... and so it makes sense to be out and about.
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