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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | August 7, 2012
A Baltimore County Police report says that some $4,300 in construction materials were stolen last week from a building site at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson. According to the police report, the incident occurred at the school, in the 8100 block of LaSalle Road, between 5 p.m. July 30 and 5:45 a.m. July 31. Someone broke through a plywood construction door at the school, and took $4,300 worth of copper materials, the report said. In addition to that incident, the following items were compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
The Maryland Port Administration is completing its initial review of a multimillion-dollar proposal that would turn Baltimore harbor shipping channel muck into bucks. The plan might eventually replace time-tested dredge disposal methods of piling sediment along the waterline or using it to plug holes in eroding bay islands with a factory that bakes the goo into concrete aggregate for construction. Baltimore would be the first port to use the process. "We're getting ready to take the next step and it's an important step for Maryland," said port commissioner Ted Venetoulis.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2005
The escalating cost of construction materials accounts for a substantial increase in next year's $95.6 million school construction budget for Howard County schools being proposed by Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin. The increase is reflected in almost every school project in the fiscal 2007 capital budget to be presented to the Board of Education tomorrow. For instance, a new northeastern elementary school in Ellicott City and a replacement school for Bushy Park Elementary are expected to cost at least $5 million more each.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | August 7, 2012
A Baltimore County Police report says that some $4,300 in construction materials were stolen last week from a building site at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson. According to the police report, the incident occurred at the school, in the 8100 block of LaSalle Road, between 5 p.m. July 30 and 5:45 a.m. July 31. Someone broke through a plywood construction door at the school, and took $4,300 worth of copper materials, the report said. In addition to that incident, the following items were compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun Reporter | October 18, 2007
Charles Rivers Carroll Jr., a retired construction materials salesman, died of pulmonary failure Monday at Sinai Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Richmond, Va., and raised in Grandview-on-Hudson, N.Y., he enjoyed sailing and ice boating as a young man from his family's riverfront home near the Tappan Zee Bridge. He attended Bard College and the Johns Hopkins University. He served in the 7th Regiment of the New York National Guard in 1939 and in the Army from 1940 to 1946.
NEWS
May 17, 1996
Police logAnnapolis: Someone climbed onto the roof of Perry Construction Co. in the 100 block of Defense Highway on Monday night and kicked down a plasterboard wall to get in and steal about $1,000 worth of construction materials.Pub Date: 5/17/96
NEWS
September 30, 1994
POLICE LOG* Jessup: 8700 block of Fairhaven Place: An 11-year-old boy was arrested after neighbors told police they saw him attempting to burglarize a home Tuesday afternoon. Police said the youth attempted to break the lock of a rear sliding door with a hammer.8400 block of Heartwood Road: Someone tried to steal a Ford Probe Monday, police said.* North Laurel: 9400 block of Sewall Avenue: Construction materials were stolen Monday or Tuesday from a house under construction. Police said thieves entered through a garage and that there were no signs of forced entry.
NEWS
By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1994
The state comptroller's office continues to investigate whether to collect an estimated $4,000 in back taxes from the developer of the Blue Ridge Manor community in New Windsor for construction materials the developer purchased tax-free.Bill and Mel Schneider said the finances of their development company, the New Windsor Partnership, were audited by the state in February after New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. voiced concern about the transactions.Marvin Bond, a spokesman for the comptroller's office, said the state cannot comment specifically on the NWP case because it is still being investigated.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1999
The opening of the 100-bed addition at the Carroll County Detention Center has been delayed at least until next week, and it can't come soon enough to end inmate crowding, officials said yesterday.Yesterday's census reached 198 inmates, four below the record, said Lt. Ed Spencer, who monitors the construction of the $6.1 million addition for Lt. Col. George R. Hardinger, the warden.Hardinger had expected inmates to move into the new wing this week, enabling his staff to begin a search for leftover construction materials -- items such as metal rods or pieces of wire -- that could be fashioned into weapons.
BUSINESS
By SEATTLE TIMES | April 19, 1998
This is time for spring cleaning. But it also can be time for spring maintenance if you're in the first year of living in a new home.We asked four professional home inspectors what types of maintenance new homes need in their first year.1. Seal your grout. You know, grout -- that white stuff between the tiles on kitchen counters and in bathrooms. The inspectors we interviewed didn't agree that this job is crucial to keep water from getting behind your tiles, but they said that sealed grout will stay cleaner longer.
FEATURES
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,special to the Sun | August 16, 2008
For some, the desire to return to one's roots is a strong pull. Wendy Adams acted on that urge in the fall of 2002. "We were living in a renovated home downtown when I asked [my husband] if he'd like to take a Sunday drive and see where I grew up," she remembered. The couple drove to the Patapsco River Valley in Baltimore County, not far from Adams' girlhood home in Relay. Their exploration ended that day at the end of a steep, narrow incline that led to a compound serenely resting on 4 acres, also in Relay.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun Reporter | October 18, 2007
Charles Rivers Carroll Jr., a retired construction materials salesman, died of pulmonary failure Monday at Sinai Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Richmond, Va., and raised in Grandview-on-Hudson, N.Y., he enjoyed sailing and ice boating as a young man from his family's riverfront home near the Tappan Zee Bridge. He attended Bard College and the Johns Hopkins University. He served in the 7th Regiment of the New York National Guard in 1939 and in the Army from 1940 to 1946.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,Sun reporter | December 1, 2006
The people who manage construction for Baltimore's public universities are getting used to cost-cutting on the fly - changing roofing, flooring, even the design of the building itself in a mad race against time. It's been nearly three years since building costs began shooting up unusually quickly nationwide, pinching future owners and their contractors alike. And they're not seeing relief yet. "It's been difficult," said Ron Brown, associate director for architecture, engineering and construction at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, who handles projects at institutions across the metro area.
NEWS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2005
The escalating cost of construction materials accounts for a substantial increase in next year's $95.6 million school construction budget for Howard County schools being proposed by Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin. The increase is reflected in almost every school project in the fiscal 2007 capital budget to be presented to the Board of Education tomorrow. For instance, a new northeastern elementary school in Ellicott City and a replacement school for Bushy Park Elementary are expected to cost at least $5 million more each.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1999
The opening of the 100-bed addition at the Carroll County Detention Center has been delayed at least until next week, and it can't come soon enough to end inmate crowding, officials said yesterday.Yesterday's census reached 198 inmates, four below the record, said Lt. Ed Spencer, who monitors the construction of the $6.1 million addition for Lt. Col. George R. Hardinger, the warden.Hardinger had expected inmates to move into the new wing this week, enabling his staff to begin a search for leftover construction materials -- items such as metal rods or pieces of wire -- that could be fashioned into weapons.
BUSINESS
By Brian Simpson and Brian Simpson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 4, 1999
When Pam Loya and her husband Roy prepared to open bids from general contractors for a major renovation of their historic Monkton home, Pam had her camera ready. As Roy opened and read the first bid, Pam snapped the photo that froze his expression. Roy's face showed the emotions of a man being simultaneously electrocuted, beaten, and robbed."I expected that kind of face," she said. "But it was even higher than I was thought it would be. I was unpleasantly surprised."While not every bid for a renovation project induces such a strong reaction, homeowners dealing with stratospheric costs may be tempted to try anything to save some money.
FEATURES
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,special to the Sun | August 16, 2008
For some, the desire to return to one's roots is a strong pull. Wendy Adams acted on that urge in the fall of 2002. "We were living in a renovated home downtown when I asked [my husband] if he'd like to take a Sunday drive and see where I grew up," she remembered. The couple drove to the Patapsco River Valley in Baltimore County, not far from Adams' girlhood home in Relay. Their exploration ended that day at the end of a steep, narrow incline that led to a compound serenely resting on 4 acres, also in Relay.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,Sun reporter | December 1, 2006
The people who manage construction for Baltimore's public universities are getting used to cost-cutting on the fly - changing roofing, flooring, even the design of the building itself in a mad race against time. It's been nearly three years since building costs began shooting up unusually quickly nationwide, pinching future owners and their contractors alike. And they're not seeing relief yet. "It's been difficult," said Ron Brown, associate director for architecture, engineering and construction at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, who handles projects at institutions across the metro area.
BUSINESS
By SEATTLE TIMES | April 19, 1998
This is time for spring cleaning. But it also can be time for spring maintenance if you're in the first year of living in a new home.We asked four professional home inspectors what types of maintenance new homes need in their first year.1. Seal your grout. You know, grout -- that white stuff between the tiles on kitchen counters and in bathrooms. The inspectors we interviewed didn't agree that this job is crucial to keep water from getting behind your tiles, but they said that sealed grout will stay cleaner longer.
NEWS
May 17, 1996
Police logAnnapolis: Someone climbed onto the roof of Perry Construction Co. in the 100 block of Defense Highway on Monday night and kicked down a plasterboard wall to get in and steal about $1,000 worth of construction materials.Pub Date: 5/17/96
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