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November 20, 1991
* Theresa Smith, 21, of Ellicott City, chimney sweep in Howard County:Yeah, I do, if the community there doesn't want it. You'll havekids trying to get in with fake IDs. I don't agree with any of the stuff (that goes on in there) anyway. I saw places like that in Baltimore, and they're terrible.Should it cover complaints about Good Guys Bar and Grill in NorthLaurel?
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1999
A half-dozen chimney fires Saturday and Sunday in Carroll and Frederick counties might have been prevented with more regular cleaning, fire officials said.Chimney fires often occur when wood is burned in a wood stove or fireplace where a deposit of soot or creosote, a wood preservative, has built up inside the chimney or chimney liner, said Chief Dale Lowman of Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company."That deposit buildup catches fire, and, if there is a crack in the liner or chimney, or it burns hot enough, it can spread through the interior house walls and produce a full-blown house fire," said Lowman, whose company responded Sunday to one of six chimney fires reported within an 18-hour period.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1999
A half-dozen chimney fires Saturday and Sunday in Carroll and Frederick counties might have been prevented with more regular cleaning, fire officials said.Chimney fires often occur when wood is burned in a wood stove or fireplace where a deposit of soot or creosote, a wood preservative, has built up inside the chimney or chimney liner, said Chief Dale Lowman of Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company."That deposit buildup catches fire, and, if there is a crack in the liner or chimney, or it burns hot enough, it can spread through the interior house walls and produce a full-blown house fire," said Lowman, whose company responded Sunday to one of six chimney fires reported within an 18-hour period.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 17, 1998
Last week, retired fire Capt. James R. Loar committed his first public political act by filing at the last minute to run as a Democrat for County Council in the district that represents Ellicott City and Elkridge.He grew quickly into his new role as politician: A media relations firm sent out a news release for his campaign Tuesday, and he introduced himself to local Democratic Party leaders Wednesday.Now, he has crossed one more thing off his list of Things Politicians Can Do: Bow Out of the Race.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 17, 1998
Last week, retired fire Capt. James R. Loar committed his first public political act by filing at the last minute to run as a Democrat for County Council in the district that represents Ellicott City and Elkridge.He grew quickly into his new role as politician: A media relations firm sent out a news release for his campaign Tuesday, and he introduced himself to local Democratic Party leaders Wednesday.Now, he has crossed one more thing off his list of Things Politicians Can Do: Bow Out of the Race.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | December 24, 1994
A man who was Maryland's most-wanted "deadbeat dad" was ordered yesterday to serve nearly six months in jail and pay more than $48,000 in support for his five children.Immediately after the Howard County Circuit Court hearing, the man's 20-year-old son was arrested on charges related to failing to pay child support for his daughter.Anthony Charles Farace, 43, of Woodlawn was found guilty of lTC criminal contempt by Judge James Dudley for not making most of his court-ordered payments since his 1986 divorce.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | December 16, 1995
This year, it seems, winter's gotten an early grip on things. A lot of places have already had some snow, and some places have already had a lot of it. The unusual weather has probably led people to start the heating season early -- without the mandatory pre-use maintenance of heating equipment. If this is you, using your wood stove or fireplace without preparation, stop and do the right thing.Surely everybody knows this by now: All fireplaces and wood stoves need to have the flues cleaned once a year.
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By Dolly Merritt | March 27, 1993
Around the house* Protect chimney from creosote buildup. Hire a chimney sweep after each cord of wood is burned.* Replace kitchen sponges, towels and cloths frequently. Bacteria can remain in soiled items, which can contaminate clean dishes or pots and pans.* Avoid sorting socks at laundry time. Keep a package of safety pins near the hamper. Before family members toss socks into bin, they can pin the tops together. An added bonus is no more missing socks.In the garden* Submerge wilted rose -- flower and stem -- into a container of warm water and straighten.
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By NANCY JONES-BONBREST and NANCY JONES-BONBREST,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 25, 2006
Josh Denning Chimney sweep Mark & Buttons Chimney Sweeps, Owings Mills Salary --$42,000 Age --28 Years on the job --five How he got started --Denning previously worked as a roofer, but said it was "grueling" work. He decided to try his hand as a chimney sweep and enjoyed it from the start. "Doing the service end of it I get to deal with people a lot more instead of constant labor. That's my favorite." Typical day --He starts his day at 7 a.m. and ends about 4 p.m. He cleans and inspects all types of chimneys and fireplaces.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | April 25, 2002
She travels by umbrella, is fond of exceptionally long words and knows that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. She's Mary Poppins, magical nanny extraordinaire. And this weekend and next weekend, you can catch Pumpkin Theatre's presentation of the musical comedy Mary Poppins at the Hannah More Arts Center in Stevenson. Baltimore playwright David Rawlings Brown adapted the classic P.L. Travers Mary Poppins stories for this musical presentation. Nancy Parrish Asendorf stars as the title character.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | December 16, 1995
This year, it seems, winter's gotten an early grip on things. A lot of places have already had some snow, and some places have already had a lot of it. The unusual weather has probably led people to start the heating season early -- without the mandatory pre-use maintenance of heating equipment. If this is you, using your wood stove or fireplace without preparation, stop and do the right thing.Surely everybody knows this by now: All fireplaces and wood stoves need to have the flues cleaned once a year.
NEWS
By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | December 24, 1994
A man who was Maryland's most-wanted "deadbeat dad" was ordered yesterday to serve nearly six months in jail and pay more than $48,000 in support for his five children.Immediately after the Howard County Circuit Court hearing, the man's 20-year-old son was arrested on charges related to failing to pay child support for his daughter.Anthony Charles Farace, 43, of Woodlawn was found guilty of lTC criminal contempt by Judge James Dudley for not making most of his court-ordered payments since his 1986 divorce.
NEWS
November 20, 1991
* Theresa Smith, 21, of Ellicott City, chimney sweep in Howard County:Yeah, I do, if the community there doesn't want it. You'll havekids trying to get in with fake IDs. I don't agree with any of the stuff (that goes on in there) anyway. I saw places like that in Baltimore, and they're terrible.Should it cover complaints about Good Guys Bar and Grill in NorthLaurel?
NEWS
March 23, 1993
ONE of our favorite three-year-olds has officially entered her Mary Poppins phase.Move over, Barney. Take five, Big Bird. In this little girl's household, every day's a holiday with Mary. Which means the video and the soundtrack are played and replayed to the point where the kid's parents are driving each other nuts unconsciously humming "Feed the Birds" day and night.This Mary-mania reminds us there have been an inordinate number of popular songs that mention or pay homage to various Marys.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | October 13, 1991
He's not exactly the storybook character Bert, ready to lead Mary Poppins' charges up a smoke stairway to the stars.But Brian Miller,a partner in Miller's Chimney Sweep of Westminster, will clean your flue just as thoroughly.A full-time sweep for the past five years, Miller said the familybusiness was started when his brother was out of work 13 years ago."Wayne worked at the Caterpillar plant in Dallastown, Pa., and when they went on strike, he had no job," Miller said. "So, he started the family business."
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