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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2011
A portion of Cathedral Street will remain closed indefinitely until the city repairs a broken storm drain that was leaking water into the Walters Art Museum . In early August, staff at the Walters noticed water was coming through the electrical panel in the basement and was concerned that the condition might cause a power outage. The city's Department of Public Works discovered the storm drain was leaking into a conduit that holds the electrical wires at the museum. "We were deeply concerned, as was the Walters," said Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for the department.
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December 27, 2012
Wayne Holtschneider, an accountant with the Department of Treasury for Harford County, has been named Employee of the Month for December 2012. Holtschneider is a five-year employee with Harford County government. Deputy County Treasurer Rick Pernas nominated Holtschneider for the prestigious award. In his nomination, Pernas stated: "During the spring of 2012 Mr. Holtschneider was contacted by a company that wanted to refinance conduit debt that involved Harford County. The company needed a signed release from the Department of Treasury in order to be able to refinance the debt.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2004
An audit released yesterday revealed that the city government lost out on potentially millions in revenue by failing to increase rates charged to electric, telephone and fiber-optic companies that lease underground public space for wires and cables. Baltimore's auditor, Yovonda Brooks, told the city's spending board yesterday that $3.5 million was squandered over the past three years because rates were not increased from $0.58 to $1.16 per foot of underground space used by companies. The report estimated that the city could miss out on an additional $9 million over the next five years.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2012
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is past due on nearly $5.5 million in payments owed to the city for use of a conduit system that carries power and telecommunications lines, according to city officials. The late payments are causing "cash flow" issues for city government and could delay the start of capital projects, said Jamie Kendrick, deputy director for administration in the city's Transportation Department, which manages the conduit system. Kendrick said the city will either try to negotiate a payment plan with the company or refer the matter to Solicitor George Nilson for possible litigation.
NEWS
November 2, 2005
House tour -- Historic Annapolis Foundation will hold its 14th annual Annapolis by Candlelight tour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The tour showcases 12 architecturally significant private homes on Charles, Conduit, Cathedral and Duke of Gloucester streets from the mid-18th to early 20th centuries. The self-guided walking tour costs $35. 410-267-8146.
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June 29, 2003
On June 21, 2003, NATHAN D. STEELE; beloved husband of Yvonne Volarath Steele; devoted father of Shawn D. Steele and Natalie A. Steele. Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 30, 2003, at 11:30 A.M., at First Presbyterian Church, Duke of Glocester and Conduit Streets, Annapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UMMS Foundation (Shock Trauma) or the National Parkinsons Foundation. Arrangements by the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Inc.
NEWS
January 26, 2002
Hollins Ferry Road will be closed today between Waterview Avenue and Washington Boulevard until 5 p.m. to all but area residents and businesses, city transportation officials said yesterday. The stretch will also be closed tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The road is being closed so workers can build an underground vault for an electrical conduit system.
FEATURES
By Suzanne Loudermilk | May 24, 2000
Chesapeake cookbook Annapolis resident Katie Moose has taken her love of cooking, sailing and the water, and compiled a cookbook close to her heart, "Chesapeake's Bounty" (Conduit Press). The book features recipes, menus, local history and more. Savor such fare as a Summer Night Repast of Steamed Crabs, Corn on the Cob and Coleslaw or a Summer Garden Party of Lili's Chicken Liver Pate and Cucumber Sandwiches. The $16.95 book is available at area bookstores or by mail (plus $3.20 postage)
NEWS
March 1, 2005
On February 24, 2005, SARAH A. HALE, loving mother of Cathy Williams of Westminster, MD and George Hale, Jr. of Wake Forest, NC; devoted grandmother of Jason and Todd Williams of Baltimore and Jessica Hale of Wake Forest, NC; great-grandmother of four; sister of Frank Greeley of Reisterstown, MD and the late Hazel Lopez of Baltimore. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 12 pm at the Hampden Community Pentecostal Church located at the corner of Dellwood and Conduit Avenues.
NEWS
January 6, 1991
The District of Columbia is taking strides to replenish its dwindling supply of trees.The push was initiated last month by residents and civic groups PTC who are concerned about the deterioration of streetscapes and the loss of shade trees.An appeal from citizens on upper Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest Washington has spurred the city to severely limit the number of trees developers can cut without permission from the zoning commission.A group of 20 non-profit organizations has formed the Urban Forest Council of Washington to coordinate tree plantings citywide.
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By Bob Allen | October 13, 2011
The Least of These Ministries, a faith-based, nondenominational relief organization founded by Manchester resident Steve Hull and his wife, shipped 200,000 meal packages to undernourished Haitian sugar cane workers this week. On the morning of Oct. 10, the organization took possession of the food packages from another group, Feed My Starving Children, after pledging to transport the food to Haitians living in work camps in the Dominican Republic. The shipment was passed along later this week.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2011
A portion of Cathedral Street will remain closed indefinitely until the city repairs a broken storm drain that was leaking water into the Walters Art Museum . In early August, staff at the Walters noticed water was coming through the electrical panel in the basement and was concerned that the condition might cause a power outage. The city's Department of Public Works discovered the storm drain was leaking into a conduit that holds the electrical wires at the museum. "We were deeply concerned, as was the Walters," said Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for the department.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2010
Workers are mapping Baltimore's underground telecommunications network, an effort that could help the city lure a billion-dollar project offering ultra-high-speed Internet connections to residents and businesses. Baltimore is one 1,100 communities to apply for the Google Fiber pilot project. On its website, Google Fiber recommends that applicants have a conduit system in place to lay the fiber optic cables. Winners are expected to be announced later this year. City workers have begun a survey of the city's 3.9 million-foot-long underground conduit system "using state-of-the-art GIS mapping technology," according to a statement from the office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
NEWS
October 27, 2009
It's heartening that City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake has already called for an audit of the Baltimore City Foundation in the wake of Sunday's report by The Sun's James Drew about the wildly lax financial controls that have made it a slush fund for City Hall. But it's going to take a lot more than an audit to clean up this mess. The fund needs new leadership, new accountability practices and new rules on what its funds can be used for. Former Mayor William Donald Schaefer created the fund in the 1980s as a conduit for donations to support the city's efforts to help the needy, something that was becoming more necessary because of Reagan administration cuts to social safety net funding.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Brent Jones and Gus G. Sentementes and Brent Jones,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com and brent.jones@baltsun.com | January 1, 2009
An underground electrical conduit caught fire yesterday morning at an Elkridge senior-housing complex, leading fire officials to evacuate the building and temporarily shelter 100 residents at a nearby library, authorities said. Howard County firefighters were called to the four-story building in the 6300 block of Rowanberry Drive about 5:30 a.m. to check on reports of a natural gas leak. Instead, firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide in the building and immediately began relocating residents to a library across the street from the building, according to Bill Mould, a spokesman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue.
NEWS
By Doug Donovan and Jessica Anderson and Doug Donovan and Jessica Anderson,Sun reporters | July 16, 2008
The underground electrical fire that blasted a North Charles Street manhole cover skyward Monday continued to hobble downtown traffic and commerce yesterday - a frustrating reminder of how the aging, unseen matrix of wires and pipes beneath Baltimore can spur sudden chaos above ground. City firefighters struggled for nearly 10 hours into yesterday morning to control the subterranean blaze that sent flames 14 feet into the air. It was extinguished only after the Baltimore County Fire Department arrived with a carbon dioxide-spewing device that smothered the flames about 3:30 a.m., a fire official said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lou Dolinar and Lou Dolinar,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 17, 2001
My PC is a couple of years old with these specs: AMD K6-2, 450 megahertz with 128 megabytes memory and a Diamond SpeedStar A50 (8 MB memory) graphics card. I hoped the new Max Payne game would work on my machine (minimum requirements include 16 MB memory graphics card), but it doesn't. I assume this is because of the video card. Should I get a new video card or buy another PC? If I get a new PC, should I go for the Pentium 4 or Pentium III or AMD Athlon? I want this PC to last, so it seems crazy not to buy the latest technology (i.e.
NEWS
September 7, 2005
On September 6, 2005, BETTIE ANN DORSEY PURCELL of Annapolis, MD. She was born in Baltimore on September 29, 1932 to the late Charles and Victoria Williams Dorsey. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Purcell; sons Craig N. Purcell of Baltimore and Benjamin D. Purcell of Annapolis; and four grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. Memorial services will be on Friday at 3 P.M. at 1st Presbyterian Church, 144 Conduit Street, Annapolis.
NEWS
September 4, 2007
THE PROBLEM -- An ill-fitting and noisy manhole cover on Harford Road in Northeast Baltimore has aggravated a homeowner for more than a year. THE BACKSTORY -- Andrew Mehri couldn't get to sleep at night, and he blamed a loose manhole cover that didn't quite cover the hole. Every time a car or truck went over it, he said, the noise jolted his family awake. Mehri said he called the city "so many times that I have lost count." He wrote Watchdog: "If you feel like wanting to have a headache please call me to have a little stay at my house to enjoy the quality of life I am paying this city to provide.
NEWS
November 2, 2005
House tour -- Historic Annapolis Foundation will hold its 14th annual Annapolis by Candlelight tour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The tour showcases 12 architecturally significant private homes on Charles, Conduit, Cathedral and Duke of Gloucester streets from the mid-18th to early 20th centuries. The self-guided walking tour costs $35. 410-267-8146.
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