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July 16, 1993
If you think those aerial photographs of Des Moines under water were scary and heart-rending, wait till you see Ocean City under water.Coastal engineers, planners, environmentalists, insurers predict that if a major hurricane hits Maryland's beach resort head on, damage will be enormous. Hurricane experts believe a new cycle of heavy activity began last year and will last for perhaps 25 seasons. The odds are pretty good -- or bad -- that a hurricane will hit Middle Atlantic resort areas at least once in that cycle.
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Sports Digest | August 31, 2014
Horse racing Acosta rides four winners, increases State Fair lead JD Acosta padded his lead in the jockey standings when he rode four winners on the 10-race program at the Maryland State Fair. Last year's leading rider has 11 wins during the first five days of the meeting. On Saturday, he won the fourth race with Late Start ($3.60), the fifth with Dixie Deputy ($4.40), the sixth with Steel Curtain ($4.20) and the finale with Corporate Measure ($10.80). Hugh McMahon saddled two winners to move ahead of King Leatherbury in the trainer standings with two days of racing remaining.
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BUSINESS
March 25, 2001
Des Moines, Iowa, knocked off Springfield, Ill., as the nation's most affordable housing market for the fourth quarter of 2000, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Housing Opportunity Index. The NAHB's index shows what percentage of the homes sold in an area can be bought by a family earning the median income. Nationwide, families earning the median income of $50,200 could afford to buy 59.3 percent of homes sold - up more than 1 percentage point from the previous quarter.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
The realization that long-distance runner Hannah Oneda would represent the United States at the 2013 Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships in Medellin, Colombia, this weekend didn't fully hit the Westminster native and Winters Mill graduate until she opened a package sent by USA Track & Field recently. Inside the shipment was a suitcase, which included a backpack, a uniform, a podium outfit, a rain jacket, T-shirts and shorts - all embroidered with the Team USA logo. Oneda, a soon-to-be sophomore at Johns Hopkins who earned a spot on the national team by finishing third in the 5,000-meter race at the U.S. Junior National Track & Field championships on June 20 in Des Moines, Iowa, knew the gear was coming, but she was still in awe that her name was listed on the shipping label.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | November 9, 1997
MIAMI -- Ann Moshenek, waiting to board her American Airlines flight, is laden with two jam-packed carry-on bags. A missionary, she has checked another two suitcases full of clothes, medicines and supplies to take back to her home in the Costa Rican jungle."
NEWS
November 1, 2004
1 day until Election Day THE TRAIL DEMOCRATIC TICKET Sen. John Kerry will visit Milwaukee, Detriot and Cleveland today, and will stay overnight in La Crosse, Wis. Sen John Edwards will visit St. Paul, MInn.; Des Moines, Iowa; Cincinnati;Pensacola and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today. He will stay overnight in Fort Lauderdale. REPUBLICAN TICKET President Bush will visit Wilmington, Ohio; Burgettstown, Pa.; Milwaukee; Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Dallas today.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | July 19, 1993
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Normally, news conferences don't cover bathroom topics. Mayors don't discuss flushing, say, with the same ease as infrastructure. And engineers don't grin and talk about toilet overload.But with 250,000 people without water since last weekend, officials in Des Moines found themselves facing some unusual problems -- among them how to advise a whole city on the delicate topic of when to flush.So it was that in news conferences last week, officials soberly discussed "solid waste."
NEWS
April 6, 1995
The Rev. Carl H. Mau Jr., 72, a sixth-generation American minister who led the international Lutheran movement during a critical period of realignment and initiative in the 1970s and '80s, died of cancer Friday in Des Moines, Wash.
NEWS
August 25, 1995
Lee Hadley, 60, an author who collaborated with Annabelle Irwin to write the Hadley Irwin novels for teen-agers, died of cancer Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. The women had written 13 novels in the past 15 years, all of them featuring lead characters who rise above hurtful circumstances.Ralph A. Hart, 91, former president of Heublein Inc. and Colgate Palmolive International, died of cancer Tuesday in Delray Beach, Fla.
NEWS
By Peter Lewis and Peter Lewis,Seattle Times | April 9, 1992
SEATTLE -- As part of an undercover sting operation three years ago, the Des Moines, Wash., Police Department hired a convicted rapist to have sex with women suspected of being prostitutes, the police chief has acknowledged.The rapist, police informer Robert Berdue, was authorized not only to get an agreement to have sex for money but to engage in sexual acts, which he did, according to court records and Martin Pratt, police chief in this suburb south of Seattle.Critics of the ploy include defense attorneys, prosecutors and rape-relief counselors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorlelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2011
Folks have seen the sign at the Can Company announcing a BangBang Mongolian Grill for the old Austin Grill space. The website address on the banner www.bangbangmongolian.com leads to a restaurant by that name in Des Moines. Franchise opportunities are mentioned on the website, but, so far, far as I can tell, there's only one Bang Bang Mongolian Grill, the one on Mills Civic Parkway, just a quick distance west of I-35 and southeast of Jordan Creek Town Center. What a bunch of hick-sounding names, right?
NEWS
February 4, 2010
On January 31, 2010 HARRY CHRISTOPHER CARROLL, devoted father of Susan Carroll Thompson and her husband Raymond Thompson and the late Chip Carroll Wyrde; dear brother of Timothy L. Carroll and Cynthia C. Koontz; grandfather of Robert and Kaitlyn Thompson. A memorial service will be held Friday 11:00 A.M. at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD 21093. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018 or the Diocese of Maryland, 4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore,
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, Jamie Smith Hopkins and Hanah Cho , and Andrea K. Walker, Jamie Smith Hopkins and Hanah Cho,and,andrea.walker@baltsun.com and jamie.smith@baltsun.com | September 19, 2008
When investor Warren Buffett bought MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. for $2 billion in 2000, he bet it would be a good long-term investment even though shares of the company had recently plunged 21 percent. His bet turned out to be right. MidAmerican has expanded from its Des Moines base to become an aggressive deal-maker and, with yesterday's announced acquisition of Constellation Energy, North America's largest utility. It has steadily expanded through traditional utilities - the latest deal would give it 8.7 million utility customers from coast to coast - while becoming a leader in wind-powered energy.
NEWS
By PAUL WEST and PAUL WEST,SUN REPORTER | January 3, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa --Tonight, the voters are hitting the reset button on the presidential campaign. Both the Democratic and Republican contests will be reshaped nationally, perhaps in surprising ways, by Iowa's caucuses, the first voter test of the '08 race. Key questions surrounding the most wide-open presidential election in decades are about to get real answers. How big a threat does Illinois Sen. Barack Obama pose to Hillary Rodham Clinton's national standing? Has the Democratic contest become a two-person fight already, or are John Edwards' long-shot chances still alive?
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,Sun reporter | January 1, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Surveying a sea of pumped-up activists at a campaign rally, Sen. Barack Obama asks if there are undecided voters in the crowd. Hundreds of Iowa hands pop up. Converting these last-minute deciders - as many as one in four caucus-goers aren't locked in yet, according to Obama's campaign and others - could be key to winning Iowa, the first voter test of the 2008 presidential campaign, on Thursday night. Obama has widened his lead over New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards in the Democratic race, according to a new Des Moines Register poll released last night, which showed him with 32 percent among likely caucus-goers to 25 percent for Clinton and 24 percent for Edwards.
NEWS
By McClatchy-Tribune | December 29, 2007
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The presidential campaign erupted yesterday into a full-blown debate over how best to stabilize Pakistan as candidates vied in the few days before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses to show who was best prepared to lead the war on terrorism. Following Thursday's assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates spent much of yesterday laying out specific policies they'd follow now - or, for Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and two former Republican governors, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, trying to persuade voters that they're qualified to play in that league.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | July 17, 1993
When the Raccoon River inundated the Des Moines water treatment plant last weekend, the threat of disease hung over the flood-ravaged Iowa city until a Timonium-based maker of self-contained filtration machines provided thirsty residents with fresh water.Michael J. Glynn, president and chief executive officer of Memtec America Corp., said yesterday that when he saw news reports Monday about the loss of the Des Moines water system, he contacted government officials about sending some of his company's "small package plants" to the scene.
NEWS
February 4, 2010
On January 31, 2010 HARRY CHRISTOPHER CARROLL, devoted father of Susan Carroll Thompson and her husband Raymond Thompson and the late Chip Carroll Wyrde; dear brother of Timothy L. Carroll and Cynthia C. Koontz; grandfather of Robert and Kaitlyn Thompson. A memorial service will be held Friday 11:00 A.M. at Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2216 Pot Spring Road, Timonium, MD 21093. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018 or the Diocese of Maryland, 4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore,
NEWS
By Maria L. La Ganga and Maria L. La Ganga,LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 21, 2007
DES MOINES -- Tom Tancredo, the Colorado congressman best known for his bellicose views on immigration, pulled out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination yesterday and threw his support behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. He also took credit for moving what he described as the "perilous consequences of massive, uncontrolled illegal immigration" to the forefront of the presidential campaign, at what was likely the best-attended news conference of his back-of-the-pack run. "Just this month, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and even The New York Times have grudgingly accredited my campaign with forcing the issue of immigration to the forefront of the national stage," he said before a thicket of television cameras and reporters in a hotel ballroom here.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,Sun reporter | December 17, 2007
DES MOINES, Iowa -- As a long pre-primary campaign nears an end, the presidential contest has been turned upside down. In both parties, the ground has shifted drastically under the leading contenders. Much of what strategists thought they knew is now in doubt, and the nominations are very much up for grabs. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, once seen as the inevitable Democratic nominee, has been caught by Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, according to recent early-state polling. At least as breathtaking has been the Republican upheaval.
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