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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2011
Prospects for Gov. Martin O'Malley's bid to restrict rural and suburban development on septic systems apppear dim this year with a key House leader expressing reservations, but the governor's press secretary maintains he's not giving up on trying to get his legislation passed this year. Del. Maggie McIntosh, head of the House Environmental Matters Committee, wrote O'Malley earlier this week saying that while she agreed with him on the need for tighter curbs on sprawl and on "the proliferation of septic systems," she was worried the measure would disproportionately affect some counties where most housing is built with on-site sewage treatment.
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Luke Broadwater, Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner outlined Tuesday a sweeping plan to reduce police brutality, including the possibility of equipping officers with body cameras, while reiterating that they are committed to restoring public trust in the agency. "We didn't create these problems, but as leadership in charge today, it's our obligation to do everything that we can to fix the breach between the community and police," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said about the 41-page report outlining their plans.
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December 13, 2009
A leaf-removal program has been discontinued after 25 years, saving Prince George's County $2 million. Some county residents say they raked their leaves to the curb as they had for years and expected they would be vacuumed up by the county. But they were surprised to learn the leaf-removal program had been cut. Susan Hubbard of the county's Department of Public Works and Transportation says a notice about the program being discontinued went out to community representatives over the summer.
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By Matthew Wellington and Robert S. Lawrence | October 1, 2014
Science tells us that the overuse of antibiotics is leading to "super bugs," bacteria that are increasingly difficult if not impossible to kill with antibiotics. The biggest users — and arguably abusers — of antibiotics are large-scale industrial farms. More than 70 percent of antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, and at many facilities, antibiotics are fed to animals that aren't sick. This enables the animals to grow faster and lets them stay healthy despite cramped, confined quarters where bacteria abound.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
A 54-year-old man was pronounced dead Saturday after his car ran into a curb and overturned in Columbia. Henry Walter Atkins III, of Severna Park, suffered from a medical condition that may have caused him to lose control of his 2005 Ford pickup, Howard County police said. Atkins was driving his truck northeast on Columbia Gateway Drive near Robert Fulton Drive at about 1:20 p.m. when the vehicle left the road, struck an embankment and flipped onto its side, police said. A Howard County Fire & Rescue vehicle driving in the opposite direction had to swerve to avoid being hit, police said.
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By Michael Olesker | July 19, 2001
AT THIS moment, I have to question the values of an entire generation. As I drive around the various neighborhoods, and take note of the school yards and the ballfields and, never to be minimized, the front steps and street corners, I do not see a ball in flight. A summer day, a clear sky -- and not a baseball, a sponge ball, an old-time pinkie or a tennis ball heaved toward someone holding a bat in hand. Where are all the kids? Hiding inside the house? Not a baseball game, not a stickball game, not a stepball game, not a curb ball game.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1995
Westminster police are warning homeowners to beware of anyone leaving a leaflet or approaching residents offering to paint house numbers on the curb for $10.Police recommend that the house number appear in 4-inch numerals on or near the front door to aid emergency personnel, but the company leaving the leaflets, Community Painting Service, is not licensed to do such work in Carroll County or Westminster.Officers said the company does not have a trader's license or permit from the city to do curb painting.
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July 13, 1997
A 73-year-old man sitting in a lawn chair was fatally injured yesterday afternoon when he was struck by an automobile than ran out of control and jumped a curb along Baltimore National Pike, city police said.The victim, Nathaniel Ashe of the 5100 block of Greenwich Ave., was sitting outside an apartment building there when the accident occurred about 12: 15 p.m. He was pronounced dead at 2: 19 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.Police said the car, a 1997 Kia driven by Keishan Willis, 21, of the 100 block of Twin Circle South, was eastbound in the 5100 block of Baltimore National Pike when it hit a curb, an embankment and a tree before hitting and dragging Ashe.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | July 15, 1999
Y ESTERDAY'S street ball heroes: Look at 'em all, down there at Robinson and Pratt streets in East Baltimore, in the very shadows of Highlandtown Middle School in their T-shirts and sneakers, with middle age just around the corner but youth still fresh inside their heads.Half of them have moved out to suburbia now, the way people sometimes do. But they make their way back here, once a year for the last 10 years, back to the old neighborhood, and the old corner, in a kind of pilgrimage to the past, to play the game that carried them through summers of old.Curb ball: one of the old city games, squeezed into any available open space, squeezed between houses, squeezed onto narrow streets, squeezed between cars driving through.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,SUN REPORTER | May 30, 2007
Sidewalk dining nearly proved fatal yesterday evening when a black Honda Accord jumped a curb in front of two Federal Hill restaurants, injuring at least three patrons. The car came to a halt at the steps of Regi's American Bistro. Two people were taken to Maryland General Hospital and one to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Witnesses said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, but the names and conditions of the victims were not immediately available. The accident occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m., outside Regi's and an adjacent restaurant, Ten-O-Six, in the 1000 block of Light St. Overturned folding chairs and tables were crushed and knocked over.
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Carrie Wells and Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
One Towson University student drank so much alcohol he was unable to speak and threw up "without a pause" before passing out outside a nearby apartment complex, according to an anguished email his mother sent to university officials. Another student attempted to drink a bottle of Southern Comfort and ended up in the hospital with a blood alcohol content of 0.34 percent, a level that's life-threatening. In 2012, a rugby club member was so intoxicated he told a dormitory resident assistant that the year was 1993.
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September 3, 2014
I appreciated the sentiments expressed by letter writer Rosalind Nestor Ellis ( "No to police drones," Sept. 1). We surely do not need a militarization of the Baltimore Police Department. And to be proactive, the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore has been in touch with a member of the City Council to introduce legislation to control the use of drones in Baltimore. Doing nothing will only exacerbate the problem. Max Obuszewski, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Richard S. Madaleno Jr | August 4, 2014
Excessive drinking among college students is a public health problem that is larger than just the colleges and universities. It is a problem for our entire state. The more than 270,000 students attending college in Maryland comprise a large and critical segment of our future workforce. This is why I was proud to work with the leadership and staff of the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems this legislative session to ban the sale of extreme-strength "grain" alcohol.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground - partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one of two where the State Highway Administration is laying "pervious" concrete this summer as a test of its environmental friendliness. Porous paving surfaces have been around for decades, but they're expensive and often didn't work well.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school. Beginning next school year, principals will have to consult with the central office before they suspend pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for any length of time — a move that comes after The Baltimore Sun revealed a sharp uptick in pre-K suspensions in Baltimore, which had the most of any district in the state.
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Dan Rodricks | July 1, 2014
For the first time in many years, I've been taking the bus on a regular basis again, and I have a few things to say about it. But first, a moment of awe: The drivers who work for the Maryland Transit Administration, at least those I've seen in action, do one thing, as a matter of routine, that I find awesome: They bring a 40-foot bus to rest within half an inch of the curb without touching it. I haven't seen the tires rub yet, and I'm always watching for...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 23, 1999
An 81-year-old Pikesville man and the elderly passenger in the front seat of his car died yesterday when the Chevrolet he was driving jumped a curb in the Sinai Hospital parking lot and rammed the hospital building, city police reported.Moses Cohen, of the 3000 block of Northbrook Road and Rose Scherr, 76, of the same address, died in the 10: 23 a.m. accident, traffic investigators said.The relationship between the victims was unclear last night.Sinai officials were unsure why the pair were at the hospital.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | May 10, 2009
THE PROBLEM: Had a Canton curb been painted illegally? THE BACK STORY: Gary Brukiewa didn't know what to think. A curb on Fait Avenue just east of a driveway into a Rite Aid parking lot had been painted yellow, and Brukiewa wasn't sure whether that was legal. "I've heard so many conflicting stories about who can and cannot paint the curb," he said. It turns out there is also a "No Stopping" sign just west of the driveway that prohibits parking from the driveway to the intersection with Streeper Street.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Twenty-two pedestrians died after being hit by cars in Baltimore County in 2013 - that's a five year high, and officials say the county is on pace to match it this year. Trying to lower those numbers, county officials Thursday launched a "Heads Up! Walk Safe" campaign, urging pedestrians to obey traffic laws and be more cognizant of their surroundings while walking and biking. Pedestrians are at fault in 80 percent of crashes, officials said. "This past year, 2013, we had more fatal pedestrian crashes in Baltimore County than in the five years prior," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz during a news conference.
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Dan Rodricks | June 3, 2014
It was one of those rare June days in Baltimore - warm and sunny, not yet hot and humid - so you could take a good, long walk through the city without shvitzing or getting terribly distressed. I mean, you could actually feel good about the place. There was a cooling breeze along North Charles, so nice you didn't even feel the after-burn from the buses and delivery trucks in the street. People were strolling, walking dogs, riding bikes, pushing skateboards or waiting for the Charm City Circulator to take them to the Inner Harbor.
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