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June 10, 2010
I'm confused about the article in "Slots deal to cost $50 million" (June 10). I don't understand why the state is purchasing the slot machines for the casinos but allowing the casinos to pick the select the mix of machines. If I had a license for one of the casinos and the state was picking up the tab for the machines, I just might select the most expensive terminals out there. What the heck, not my money. If, as stated in the article, the average cost of machines is typically between $19,000 and $21,000, why are we paying $116,000 per machine for Shuffle Masters and $24,000 at the low end for KGM machines, which is obviously more than the average cost?
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By Dan Ervin | August 26, 2014
Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and pursue the development of emission-free nuclear power. That will take time and resources, with far greater emphasis on developing a diverse mix of low-carbon energy sources. Revising Maryland's renewable electricity standard to include nuclear power would provide a good beginning, since it would recognize the importance of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in meeting the Environmental Protection Agency's requirement to curb greenhouse gases from electricity generation by 36.5 percent by 2030.
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NEWS
August 18, 1994
Dick Dutterer, a dry-cleaning executive, recently became general manager of Admiral Cleaners for Carroll County.He is responsible for stores in Finksburg, Eldersburg, Sykesville, Mount Airy and Westminster.Mr. Dutterer, who lives in Manchester, began his career as a presser and spotter in 1960. After moving briefly to Orlando, Fla., in 1974 to supervise the new Disney World Theme Park Dry Cleaning and Laundry Department, he returned to Maryland to become plant manager for Padonia Cleaners.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
When I viewed "Coal Country," a film by Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in downtown Baltimore, I knew I would be a part of an effort to change the way Baltimore breathes. That evening, I shared that my tonsils and adenoids were removed and the difficulty I had most of my life with them. Having them removed made breathing a lot better. However, the quality of the air did not change. I now live in an area of Baltimore County (Dundalk) that is primarily industrial and is grossly affected by environmental pollution.
NEWS
October 22, 1990
Roland Nicholson Sr., a retired Baltimore businessman and teacher, died Friday at Sinai Hospital from complications following a stroke. He was 67.Services for Mr. Nicholson, the owner and operator of two dry-cleaning establishments, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 1121 W. Lanvale St.For 44 years, Mr. Nicholson and his brother, Percy, owned and operated Nicholson Bros. Dry Cleaners on Pennsylvania Avenue.He is survived by his wife, the former Juanita Brown of Baltimore; two brothers, Percy and Alton Nicholson, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Naomi Pearson and Mary Caldwell, both of Baltimore; two sons, Roland Nicholson Jr. of New York and Howard Nicholson of Baltimore; two daughters, La Verne Nicholson Sykes and Karen Nicholson Smith, both of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1996
An employee of a North Laurel cleaners let two men in after closing, but he ran from the store after they handed him a note announcing a robbery.Howard County police said the employee's quick escape sent the men running empty-handed from the Sunshine Cleaners in the 10100 block of U.S. 1. One suspect was later arrested nearby.Mark Eugene Jones, 26, of the 9500 block of Quarry Bridge Court in Guilford was charged with attempted robbery. He was being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $50,000 bond yesterday, a District Court commissioner said.
NEWS
May 5, 1994
Westminster police are searching for a man who tried to rob the Admiral Cleaners on South Center Street about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Investigators said a man walked into the cleaners, grabbed the clerk and demanded money using a knife.During the holdup attempt, a customer drove onto the parking lot and frightened the robber, who ran toward Main Street.Police said the employee was not injured.The robber was described as white, 17 to 20 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with dark, shoulder-length hair.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | May 26, 1994
When the job of looking for re-usable hangers among those returned by customers began gobbling up too much of its counter clerks' time, Admiral Cleaners went looking for someone else to do the job, and that suits Clyde "Nicky" Nichols just fine.Mr. Nichols got the job of sorting and stacking re-usable hangers to be shipped back to the cleaners from Baldwin Industries, a division of Providence Center Inc., a nonprofit organization serving mentally and physically challenged people.Though the work can be dull at times, Mr. Nichols said, he enjoys it and takes pride in it. "I get tired sometimes," he said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1996
Police arrested two men Wednesday on charges they stole $2,450 worth of jewelry from a Severna Park home where they were cleaning carpets.Walter Horst Tahedl, 41, of the 300 block of McKay St. in Stevensville and Scott Eric Shepherd, 28, of the 1800 block of Poplar Road in Annapolis were charged with felony theft.Katherine K. Link, 33, of the Carrollton Manor neighborhood called police to her home about 5 p.m. after she noticed her jewelry was missing. Link told Officer Thomas Powell that she had hidden a pearl necklace, a pair of pearl earrings, and a pearl and diamond ring in her bedroom night stand about 3 p.m., just before two carpet cleaners arrived.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 19, 2002
Police were searching for a man who attempted to rob a Finksburg dry cleaning establishment, then made off with money from an employee's purse. The employee was closing Admiral Cleaners in Finksburg Plaza about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday when a man came to the door, asked for the time and then began to walk away as she made a telephone call, state police in Westminster said. The man returned and demanded money from the register, which had been deposited. Implying that he had a gun, the man then received a small amount of cash from the woman's purse and ran to the rear of the shopping center in the 3000 block of Gamber Road, police said.
NEWS
June 17, 2014
Biking and walking are my favorite ways to travel around Baltimore. To be sure I'll make it to work without stopping to wheeze for air, I subscribe to a daily bulletin for air quality reports. Recently, the air quality indicator has been yellow rather than green, and many Baltimoreans can tell the difference - asthma has kept them home from school or made it difficult to work. With summer beginning, Baltimore's smog will only get worse. Four coal plants near Baltimore release pollution that forms smog and contributes to the asthma attacks and other health impacts Baltimore residents are so familiar with.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
This week, I received my notice about the monthly street cleaning and I applaud the Mayor's office for rolling out the much needed service but is it enough ( "City street-sweeping expansion to rely on cooperation, not enforcement," March 20)? I bought my home in an up-and-coming community in 2012. I love it there and am looking forward to the growth of the neighborhood. However, I was not prepared for the rat infestation. I seldom use my backyard as I have heard them try to gnaw their way into my home.
NEWS
By Erin Cox and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley delivered his final State of the State address Thursday in a speech that promoted his seven years as governor and argued for policies to help the middle class. The term-limited O'Malley, who is considering whether to run for president, chronicled what he views as his top accomplishments, including highly ranked schools, approval of same-sex marriage and a reduction in violent crime. He reflected on his time in the governor's mansion as period of tough choices and progress, saying he left the state better than when he took office.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
We are fortunate to live in a green area of the city with fine schools, spacious homes and a strong sense of community. The new year begins a fresh slate. To improve the area, we might adopt a dozen resolutions. 1. Clean up our "lanes" (aka alleys).  To see an exemplary lane, visit Hollywood Lane. Parallel to Roland Avenue and Long Lane, Hollywood runs for one block, between Kenwood and Ridgewood Roads. No trash, organic debris, leaves or grass clippings clutter the roadway. Recycling bins and trash cans sit with lids on next to garages.
NEWS
December 4, 2013
Del. Heather Mizeur's decision to accept public financing for her gubernatorial campaign may be a transparent attempt to turn what is likely to be a massive fundraising deficit into some shred of advantage. So what? By being the first candidate since 1994 to do so, she breathes some life into a system that had seemed all but dead and gives some real momentum to efforts to make public financing more broadly available state-wide. Ms. Mizeur has styled her campaign as something of a giant public service project, and this may be the ultimate manifestation of that.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | November 6, 2013
Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science determined that nitrogen pollution in nine mostly forested rivers and streams in the Appalachian reaches of the bay watershed has declined in tandem with government-mandated air pollution reductions for power plants and motor vehicles....
NEWS
February 6, 1995
Howard County police say a man wanted in the armed robbery of a Columbia cleaning business Friday afternoon probably is the same one who tried to rob a woman in a parking lot there early that morning.No one was injured in the 3:45 p.m. robbery, police said.According to police reports, a man entered the Bergman Cleaners in the 7100 block of Minstrel Way in the Owen Brown Village, displayed a black pistol and ordered workers to turn over cash. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1997
James L. Watson Jr., a longtime church choir member who once owned an East Baltimore dry cleaners, died Monday f a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 66.For more than 30 years, Mr. Watson's strong tenor voice was heard nearly each Sunday from the choir pit at St. Philips Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Baltimore, where he was a member."But best of all was when he sang Christmas carols to us every Christmas. That was really special," said his daughter, Wanda Watson Cox, of Baltimore.
EXPLORE
May 20, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. Amberly Way 100 block, between 3 and 4:15 p.m. May 14. Handbag, ID, credit cards stolen from vehicle. Art Museum Drive Unit block, between 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. May 14. Toshiba laptop stolen from vehicle.
NEWS
By Alison Prost | April 30, 2013
Stormwater is the only source of pollution to local waterways that is growing. There has been much talk lately of stormwater fees as a "rain tax. " While catchy, the moniker really doesn't tell the story. The story begins when those raindrops hit parking lots, roads and other paved surfaces. As they flow downhill, they pick up pollution - oil and grease from automobiles, fertilizer from our yards, and dog waste that wasn't picked up. That pollution flows into storm drains, then into local streams and creeks, then into local rivers.
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