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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | February 27, 1997
SALTVILLE, Va. - It seems a natural green valley, except for how the grass grows brown in some places and not at all in others, and the 6-foot chain-link fence that stretches endlessly around the property.The barrier keeps people out of what locals call the muck pond, a 76-acre cauldron of chemical waste near Perryville Road - the festering legacy of the company that dominated this speck of a town in far southwestern Virginia.For decades, Olin Chemical Corp. nurtured Saltville, named for its vast salt reserves.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2000
Roosevelt and Brenda Rice were visiting her elderly parents, talking in the living room, when it hit with a loud crash - a falling object from the sky that punched a hole in the roof of their rural home and sent part of the ceiling crumbling onto the floor. The family went outside to see what happened and found a basketball-sized, bluish-white object that appeared to be smoking or smoldering. Roosevelt Rice, 48, said he thought it was a meteor at first. Instead, authorities said yesterday, it appeared to be a chunk of "blue ice" - a mix of chemicals and human waste discharged from the toilet system of an unidentified airplane flying over the Lothian community in southern Anne Arundel County.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
Aberdeen Proving Ground was assessed two fines totaling $140,000 yesterday for violations in the handling of hazardous waste at the huge Harford County weapons-testing and research installation.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the proving ground $115,000, and the Maryland Department of the Environment levied a penalty of $25,000. Both fines, which may be contested by the Army, stemmed from a joint inspection of the proving ground's environmental program conducted in January 1993, as well as subsequent inspections.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 17, 1999
In a baseball town, talk of nine irons, putters and backswings has reached East Baltimore. Some are dressed in jeans and sweat-stained undershirts, others in the more traditional khakis and brightly colored polo shirts. Men, many of whom have spent their lives molding instead of swinging steel, flock to Superfun Golf Driving Range every afternoon to work on their long game. The range, at 6501 E. Lombard St., opened without fanfare March 27. Although its motto supports "Good Clean Fun by the Bucket" for everyone, it has been popular mostly with men. "I come here every day and hit a bucket of balls, rain or shine," said Frank Bolk, a retired Baltimore County Detention Center colonel.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | June 23, 1993
NEW YORK -- Stocks lost ground yesterday after Kmart Corp. said its earnings would not meet investor expectations in the second quarter and the year.The warning from the nation's second-largest retailer caused a rout in retail stocks and raised fresh doubts about the strength of the economic recovery."
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | April 29, 1992
Q. I understand stock of Borden Inc. has done well. I would appreciate your opinion on whether I should buy.A. This glass is half full and half empty. Investors must weigh the promising aspects of Borden Inc. (around $34 a share, New York Stock Exchange) against its discouraging side, said Roger Spencer, analyst with PaineWebber Inc.For example, the dairy portion of Borden's business is working hard to become more efficient and the company's stock performance has been excellent for its group.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | June 5, 1991
A consultant to the company that supplies waste materials for LehighPortland Cement Co. to burn in its kilns was convicted eight years ago of conspiring to dump chemical waste in a New Jersey landfill.Residents opposed to Lehigh's plan to burn carbon waste found the information about the supplier's former chairman and chief executive officer during a computer search of newspaper stories and have given it to the Maryland Department of the Environment.Residents say they hope the information will persuade the state to deny Lehigh a permit to burn carbon waste, a non-hazardous waste, as an alternative fuel.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | November 11, 1993
Aberdeen Proving Ground faces the prospect of a large fine from federal regulators for alleged lapses in the management of hazardous waste.Armed with a year-old law that allows states and the federal government to fine military installations for environmental violations, regulators are demonstrating a willingness to fine bases up to $2 million or more for failing to comply with rules regarding the handling or disposal of waste.Before passage of the law, bases had claimed sovereign immunity from such fines.
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March 24, 1994
We still don't know impact of chemical wasteThe recent court decision in the state of New York concerning the Love Canal chemical waste dump poisoning has cleared the chemical company of wrongdoing to the extent that it could not have known at the time the harm that would be caused and therefore will not need to pay punitive damages.Isn't it incredible that a company in the business of manufacturing chemicals would not have some inkling of their potential for harm?Even if the average layperson or government official of the late 1960s was naive about the dangers, could highly trained chemists and businessmen who knew their materials have been that stupid?
BUSINESS
By 1991 Tribune Media Services, Inc | April 10, 1991
I am 26 years old and have owned Caterpillar Inc. stock for three years. I held on even though the stock kept diving. Now I don't know what to do.A. The earth won't move for this stock any time soon.Nonetheless, you should probably hold your downtrodden shares of Caterpillar Inc. (around $48 a share, New York Stock Exchange), the famous maker of earth-moving machinery, until there's some stabilization in its price, advised Karen Ubelhart, analyst with Shearson Lehman Brothers.Considering how low your shares have fallen, this is no time to sell and recognize a big loss, she believes.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | February 27, 1997
SALTVILLE, Va. - It seems a natural green valley, except for how the grass grows brown in some places and not at all in others, and the 6-foot chain-link fence that stretches endlessly around the property.The barrier keeps people out of what locals call the muck pond, a 76-acre cauldron of chemical waste near Perryville Road - the festering legacy of the company that dominated this speck of a town in far southwestern Virginia.For decades, Olin Chemical Corp. nurtured Saltville, named for its vast salt reserves.
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March 24, 1994
We still don't know impact of chemical wasteThe recent court decision in the state of New York concerning the Love Canal chemical waste dump poisoning has cleared the chemical company of wrongdoing to the extent that it could not have known at the time the harm that would be caused and therefore will not need to pay punitive damages.Isn't it incredible that a company in the business of manufacturing chemicals would not have some inkling of their potential for harm?Even if the average layperson or government official of the late 1960s was naive about the dangers, could highly trained chemists and businessmen who knew their materials have been that stupid?
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | January 6, 1994
Aberdeen Proving Ground was assessed two fines totaling $140,000 yesterday for violations in the handling of hazardous waste at the huge Harford County weapons-testing and research installation.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined the proving ground $115,000, and the Maryland Department of the Environment levied a penalty of $25,000. Both fines, which may be contested by the Army, stemmed from a joint inspection of the proving ground's environmental program conducted in January 1993, as well as subsequent inspections.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | November 11, 1993
Aberdeen Proving Ground faces the prospect of a large fine from federal regulators for alleged lapses in the management of hazardous waste.Armed with a year-old law that allows states and the federal government to fine military installations for environmental violations, regulators are demonstrating a willingness to fine bases up to $2 million or more for failing to comply with rules regarding the handling or disposal of waste.Before passage of the law, bases had claimed sovereign immunity from such fines.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | June 23, 1993
NEW YORK -- Stocks lost ground yesterday after Kmart Corp. said its earnings would not meet investor expectations in the second quarter and the year.The warning from the nation's second-largest retailer caused a rout in retail stocks and raised fresh doubts about the strength of the economic recovery."
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | March 3, 1993
Maryland environmental officials, who this week fined Aberdeen Proving Ground for improper storage and handling of hazardous waste, have ordered the Army post to show that it is doing all it can to reduce or re-use the material.In a nine-page administrative order received by the Harford County installation Monday, the state Department of the Environment gave the Army 60 days to show that it had considered all ways to recycle or reduce the waste its ships to about 15 disposal sites across the country.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 17, 1999
In a baseball town, talk of nine irons, putters and backswings has reached East Baltimore. Some are dressed in jeans and sweat-stained undershirts, others in the more traditional khakis and brightly colored polo shirts. Men, many of whom have spent their lives molding instead of swinging steel, flock to Superfun Golf Driving Range every afternoon to work on their long game. The range, at 6501 E. Lombard St., opened without fanfare March 27. Although its motto supports "Good Clean Fun by the Bucket" for everyone, it has been popular mostly with men. "I come here every day and hit a bucket of balls, rain or shine," said Frank Bolk, a retired Baltimore County Detention Center colonel.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | April 29, 1992
Q. I understand stock of Borden Inc. has done well. I would appreciate your opinion on whether I should buy.A. This glass is half full and half empty. Investors must weigh the promising aspects of Borden Inc. (around $34 a share, New York Stock Exchange) against its discouraging side, said Roger Spencer, analyst with PaineWebber Inc.For example, the dairy portion of Borden's business is working hard to become more efficient and the company's stock performance has been excellent for its group.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey | January 15, 1992
Q: With another disappointing holiday season for retailers, is it time to sell my shares of Toys "R" Us?A: The grinch shouldn't affect the world's largest children's retail chain in 1992.Don't sell shares of Toys "R" Us Inc. (around $34 a share, New York Stock Exchange), for this company knows its niche in the market and has all the right elements in place to succeed, said Donald Trott, analyst with Dean Witter Reynolds.Toys "R" Us reported a healthy 7.9 percent same-store sales gain for the eight weeks ending Dec. 28, while overall sales were up 16.4 percent.
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