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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 28, 1996
Team owner Art Modell said he has been told by his doctors to cut down on his traveling this season. Modell, who spent two weeks in a Florida hospital this spring with a blood infection, had an encouraging checkup on Monday.He did not travel to the team's preseason finale in Buffalo, where an official with the Bills said Modell was told to stay away because of the hostile reception he might encounter. Numerous Browns fans were spotted in the crowd, some with anti-Modell signs. Modell denied that account.
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March 31, 2014
We often hear the clanking of the scaffold as the work is being done on the Washington Monument ( "Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). Like our neighbors, we look forward to its completion. We realize that restoration of the monument is necessary and is being accomplished to high standards of historic preservation. To the contrary, the massive public works being proposed for the Mount Vernon parks is neither necessary nor can it be considered historic preservation.
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NEWS
October 14, 2007
A state agency with headquarters in Annapolis will plant 120 trees to replace sickly ones it cut down and donate 240 more to the city for its reforestation projects. Officials from the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund and the city will hold a tree-planting ceremony Tuesday in the Primrose Acres community, which abuts the agency's office on Forest Drive. In the spring, MAIF officials removed 120 trees from the parking lot behind its headquarters at 1750 Forest Drive. The white pine trees, which were planted behind the building in the late 1960s, had root problems, had been damaged by wind and were hazardous to agency employees and several houses in the community behind the MAIF building.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - For a group that came here on what its coach called a "business" trip, the Maryland men's basketball team certainly found plenty of opportunities for pleasure during its six-day stay at the Paradise Jam. There were the catamarans the Terps took onto the Caribbean on Saturday after Maryland beat Marist in the opening round. There were more impromptu activities, such as the wall-ball beach games Evan Smotrycz and Jake Layman invented with one of the team managers at the resort where the Terps , their families and many of their fans were staying.
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1996
A Prince George's County man died Saturday when he fell from a ladder while helping a friend cut down a tree in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.George Bernard Laird, 44, of Bowie was at the home of a friend in the 300 block of Marie Ave. about 3 p.m. when the three-story ladder began to buckle, said his daughter-in-law, Susanna Laird.A tree branch hit the ladder, and Laird fell, striking his head on a concrete step and dying instantly, according to police. He was pronounced dead at North Arundel Hospital, police said.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | June 23, 1991
The County Council voted 7-0 in favor of a tree preservation law that will require developers and the county government to replace trees they cut down for development.Theresa M. Pierno, D-District C, a key sponsor of the bill, said the measure, which included 29 amendments, is a major environmental step for Harford."With more trees kept on the sites, we'll be able to prevent erosion problems and protect animals' habitat," said Pierno. "I think it's great."Wayne Merkel, acting regional director for the state Department of Natural Resources, also praised the final version of the county bill.
FEATURES
By Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld | March 8, 2008
What is the best tool to use to cut down ornamental tall grass, such as porcupine grass or switch grass? Mine are 10 to 12 feet high. How low do I cut? When should I divide them? Cut your grass down in spring, leaving about a foot of stem. You can use manual or electric hedge clippers or even a chainsaw on a big stand of grass. Tying off above and below the cut with a bungee cord or rope helps stabilize the grass while you cut. Divide after cutting. (Porcupine grass is a type of miscanthus.
NEWS
December 15, 1993
POLICE LOG* Hickory Ridge: 3300 block of Corina Court: Christmas tree lights were cut down from the front of a house last Wednesday, police said.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | March 20, 1995
If the rape victim cannot testify, the defendants go free. Th message to perpetrators is clear enough.Hizzoner has appointed yet another schools chief: Hizzelf.House Republicans have cut a little here, a little there, not much, just enough for Bill to have a chance in '96.Now that the IRA is raising big bucks from American fat cats, maybe it can cut down on bank robberies and extortion and on calls for a Socialist Ireland. Just a tad.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | June 18, 1998
A proposal to build luxury homes in the Chestnut Ridge area of Baltimore County is on hold until the project's developer replaces trees he cut down on a neighboring property, county officials said this week.Plans for Ivy Manor, a proposed development that has been dogged by questions about its effect on the environment, will not be considered for approval until its developer replaces the trees or otherwise compensates the neighboring landowner, said Donald T. Rascoe, development manager for the county Office of Permits and Development Management.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
A key city agency is recommending that a West Coast firm win a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul Baltimore's water-meter system — an effort officials say is long overdue and could help end the persistent problem of wildly erroneous bills. But the plan to convert the system to wireless "smart" meters is being protested by a rival firm, which says that Itron Inc.'s $83.5 million proposal has "substantial technical deficiencies," including using "unlicensed radio frequencies that may not function properly.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
The knock on Torrey Smith (Maryland) early in his Ravens career was that he had hands of stone to go along with his rocket-powered legs. Smith caught 99 passes, 15 for touchdowns, in his first two seasons, but he also dropped a combined 13 passes  - the most on the Ravens, according to Pro Football Focus. Smith heard his critics and, sure, wanted to prove them wrong. But he cares more about self-improvement, so he spends time on the JUGS machine at the start of every practice and is known to put in extra time at the end of workouts.
NEWS
By Tom Horton | April 1, 2013
Optimism might seem out of place after the Waterkeeper Alliance's bitter loss in a recent lawsuit to hold Perdue Farms and its grower Alan Hudson responsible for polluting waterways with poultry manure. But it's possible to at least be hopeful of solutions, perhaps within the current decade, to this widespread bay pollution. Reasons for hope were less likely when the lawsuit was filed three years ago. Witness a survey recently presented by University of Maryland ag scientist Kenneth Staver.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2013
The Orioles have made three more cuts, optioning catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk and sending non-roster invitees Daniel Schlereth and Adam Russell to minor league camp. Exposito, who is on the 40-man roster, batted .381 with a .481 on-base percentage in 14 spring games. But the 26-year-old had struggled defensively, making two errors, including a catcher's interference that allowed the winning run to score when he scooped up a live ball with his catcher's mask. Exposito, who batted .056 in nine games with the Orioles last year, will compete for the starting job at Norfolk.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2013
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Friday that his officers' rushed review of speed camera tickets has produced "unacceptable" mistakes and pledged "dramatic" reform of the system, including increased staffing. "To be perfectly honest, we've made some mistakes that we shouldn't have been making in reviewing citations," Batts said in his first public comments since The Baltimore Sun found Baltimore's speed cameras have been issuing erroneous citations. "I've sat down and gone through the process, and we're making some dramatic changes.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2012
No one seemed to know who owned the unhealthy trees in the alley behind Rexmere Road in Baltimore, the ones growing amid the electrical lines, but there was no mystery about the cause of every power outage around there. Meetings were organized. Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke tracked down people with property maps. The Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi at Clare Court, surprised to find that most of the trees were theirs, hired a contractor to trim like mad just before superstorm Sandy hit in October.
NEWS
By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1997
Mary L. Bowman's infamous trees are finally gone.In the closing chapter to one of the county's more bizarre neighborhood disputes, a Baltimore County circuit judge yesterday released the Green Spring Valley homeowner from a contempt order after she removed 200 trees that were blocking a neighbor's view.On Thursday, Judge Alfred L. Brennan Sr. threatened to put Bowman in jail for cutting down only 100 of the 200 trees in her back yard that were found in violation of a community covenant that bans "hedges" within 60 feet of any property line.
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | August 12, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Four large maple trees, on the property of Western Maryland College in the 100 block of Pennsylvania Ave., were unceremoniously chopped to the ground on Tuesday.The trees, which provided shade for both students and neighbors, were cut down, chopped up and carted away to the dismay of several residents who live just across the street from the college and have enjoyed them for many years.Walter Bartlett, who is recovering from a recent heart attack and still carrying a monitor at his side, said the trees not only provided shade but helped dissipate some of the carbon monoxide from cars and trucks on the busy city street.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | August 30, 2012
ST. LOUIS - Even before playing extensively in tonight's preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams, Ravens' third-year linebacker Sergio Kindle hoped that he had already done enough to survive the final roster cuts. However, Kindle, who has been active for just two regular season games since he was selected in the second round of the 2010 draft, admitted that he'll still feel some anxiety Friday when the Ravens have to trim their roster from 75 to 53 by 9 p.m. Though coaches have lauded Kindle for the progress that he's made during training camp, they've stopped well short of saying that he is a lock to make the team, and Kindle knows that his performance tonight will certainly factor in that decision.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray | October 18, 2011
Joe Flacco's 97-yard touchdown drive on the Ravens' first possession Sunday was impressive on a number of levels. The fourth-year quarterback completed seven of eight passes for 82 yards, throwing to four different receivers in every direction. He finished off the near-nine minute drive with a sneak for the touchdown. But what made that drive so much more impressive was the fact that Flacco was getting drilled by a Houston defense that plays in the same aggressive, physical style as the Ravens.
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