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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,Staff Writer | July 2, 1993
Although June was a relatively dry month, a National Weather Service forecaster said yesterday that there is no drought in sight.Last month, 2.56 inches of rain were recorded at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, 1.11 inches below normal."
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun reporter | August 16, 2007
A well has provided Alice and Frank Kushner with water for the 37 years they have lived in their Westminster area home. But in late July, the well went dry. Once the Kushners curtailed showering, washing dishes and doing laundry, some flow returned. Still, the couple decided it was time to connect to Westminster's more reliable public system. With memories of rampant well failures across the metropolitan region during the 2002 drought still vivid, public officials and water resource experts say they are concerned that more private wells could fail over the next month of this bone-dry summer.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 19, 1998
CANDABA, Philippines -- This is the year the rains didn't come to Southeast Asia. Sun and heat conquered the land, and the paddies dried up, turned into a great expanse of cracked rust-red earth that yielded little but brown tufts of dying rice."
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | June 9, 2006
Don't know about you, but I was feeling a little bit left out while Barry Bonds bore down on Babe Ruth the past couple of months. How could you help but pine for those halcyon days when Baltimore was -- for a couple of months -- the center of the steroid universe. Now, you don't have to. Former Orioles pitcher Jason Grimsley, with his tawdry admissions and redacted deposition, has re-established Charm City as the East Coast capital of baseball's still-mushrooming performance-enhancing drug scandal, and I have only one thing to say: Baltimore: Get In On It!
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1995
More than five years have passed since a private developer last began construction of an office building overlooking Baltimore's Inner Harbor.But the dry spell will end officially at 11 a.m. tomorrow, when Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and other dignitaries break ground for a $32 million office and residential complex that will be the headquarters for Sylvan Learning Systems, now based in Columbia.The project occupies a block bounded by Central Avenue and Lancaster, Aliceanna and Exeter streets -- part of Baltimore's federally designated empowerment zone.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney | July 14, 1996
On the field: It had been nearly four weeks since Manny Alexander and Kent Mercker appeared in the field, before they entered the second game of the doubleheader yesterday in the same inning. Alexander took over second base in the sixth after Bill Ripken was ejected, just as Mercker took the mound in relief of Arthur Rhodes.In the dugout: When the managers took their lineup cards to the umpires before Game 2, Davey Johnson argued the final play of NTC Game 1 with umpire Larry Barnett. The ump had ruled Roberto Alomar out for leaving the baseline, part of a game-ending double play.
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2004
When the referees told Glenelg's Chela Hamilton before the game that she had to wear her lucky headband inside out so that a tiny logo did not show, she knew it was a bad sign. "It made me angry and actually made me play harder," she said. No matter how hard the senior played, however - and she and her teammates played with fervor - it wasn't enough to overcome Potomac's sensational guards, Lauren Brittingham (17 points) and Juantale Cook (20 points), who sparked the Wolverines to a 62-52 Class 2A South region championship last night at Glenelg.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | August 10, 1993
The pre-game numbers did not provide much encouragement.Rick Krivda had gone winless in almost two months and he was facing a Canton-Akron team that had pounded him for 18 hits and 12 runs in 8 2/3 innings during their two previous engagements.But that was then and this was now. The left-hander defied the figures, shutting out the Indians on five singles for eight innings and leading Bowie to a 3-0 Eastern League victory last night at Memorial Stadium.Although he ranked fourth among the league's ERA leaders, Krivda had not won since June 16, a 5-3 decision over Reading.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry | December 23, 1990
Last season, the Loyola Greyhounds were in the midst of 10-game losing streak on their way to tying the school's worst season in Division I, 4-24. Last night against UMBC, the Greyhounds surpassed their 1989-90 win total and stopped an 11-year dry spell against the Retrievers.That dry spell lasted seven games, and it ended with an 88-65 win over injury-riddled UMBC before 1,432 at the UMBC Fieldhouse. The victory gave Loyola (5-4) a three-game winning streak for the first time since 1988-89.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1997
A storm that swept into Maryland from the Atlantic Ocean ended a monthlong dry spell yesterday, and a second storm is expected to salvage much of Maryland's summer harvest with more rainfall today.The remnants of Hurricane Danny, which blew north this week, will dump 1 to 3 inches of rain in Maryland by this afternoon, said Christopher Strong, a National Weather Service meteorologist.Showers and thunderstorms may also bring flash floods to Western Maryland before they taper off by mid-afternoon.
NEWS
By BRADLEY OLSON AND JASON SONG and BRADLEY OLSON AND JASON SONG,SUN REPORTERS | October 9, 2005
Heavy weekend rains abruptly ended an autumn drought but caused headaches for many Maryland residents, leaving thousands without power, flooding roads and basements, triggering accidents and bringing a spate of event cancellations. After a nearly six-week stretch in which the Baltimore area experienced no significant rainfall, the region was walloped by a torrential downpour that brought nearly 7 inches of rain over two days to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
NEWS
By Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali,Special to the Sun | September 18, 2005
Do I need to water the shrubs I just planted, since it rains a lot in the fall? While fall plantings typically have the advantage of three moist seasons before a droughty summer spell, the weather doesn't always cooperate. September and October are often dry, and it is extremely important to ensure that new plants enter winter with adequate moisture available to their roots before the ground freezes. Monitor new plants for their first two years, and water as needed. I'm tired of planting tulip bulbs for squirrels to eat. What bulbs won't they eat?
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2005
The sight of bare walls in her classroom was too excruciating for Denise Webster. So the art department chairwoman at Loch Raven High School posted photocopy after photocopy of a painting that reflects how she and her students felt when they first saw those walls without their artwork. Called The Scream and painted by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, it shows a man holding his hands to his face in anguish. The source of their frustration: a flood that cascaded through the school late last month, resulting in the loss of hundreds of pieces of student artwork.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | April 8, 2005
WBAL-TV yesterday was named as one of four stations in the country to win a prestigious national Peabody Award. It is the first time in more than 50 years that any Baltimore station or broadcaster has won the coveted award. WBAL was honored for a series of reports on the Chesapeake Bay that led to improved state environmental policies. "People want to paint TV news with a broad brush, saying that we are all only looking for the salacious or making a grab for ratings," said news director Michelle Butts.
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2004
When the referees told Glenelg's Chela Hamilton before the game that she had to wear her lucky headband inside out so that a tiny logo did not show, she knew it was a bad sign. "It made me angry and actually made me play harder," she said. No matter how hard the senior played, however - and she and her teammates played with fervor - it wasn't enough to overcome Potomac's sensational guards, Lauren Brittingham (17 points) and Juantale Cook (20 points), who sparked the Wolverines to a 62-52 Class 2A South region championship last night at Glenelg.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | August 24, 2003
After a long and frustrating summer, King Leatherbury raced into the record books yesterday on the opening program at Timonium Race Course. The venerable Maryland thoroughbred trainer finally broke the 6,000-win barrier when Cherokee Sunrise pulled away for a 4 1/4 -length victory in the seventh race, a maiden special event for 2-year-olds. Third on the all-time list, the Baltimore native and Mitchellville resident joined Dale Baird and Jack Van Berg as the only trainers with as many wins.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Jay Apperson and Dennis O'Brien and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Mike Farabaugh contributed to this article | July 25, 1997
The gully-washing downpours, predicted this week to end a monthlong dry spell, eluded Maryland yesterday as farmers found little to cheer about in the sprinkles that fell on their parched fields.Remnants of Hurricane Danny brought cooler weather to the state, but little of the expected 1 to 3 inches of rain. A minuscule .09 inch was gauged at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.Jim DeCarufel, a meteorologist with the weather service, said a number of factors combined to weaken Danny severely and transform it from a system of soaking thunderstorms into a patch of periodic drizzling rain by the time it arrived from the Gulf Coast yesterday.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | July 22, 1992
On the cocktail table in Tom Pollock's airy Universal City, Calif., office sits a battered book entitled "How to Make Good Movies." It is a subject on which, not too long ago, the chairman of the MCA Motion Picture Group was considered an expert. Riding high on a mix of prestige and mass-appeal films such as "Field of Dreams," "Born on the Fourth of July" and Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," the entertainment lawyer-turned-studio chief could seemingly do no wrong.These days, Mr. Pollock and Universal are riding out an 18-month dry spell.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 16, 2003
Westminster planners passed the last local hurdle to the construction of the Medford Quarry emergency water connection yesterday, winning unanimous approval from the county's Planning and Zoning Commission. Stephen A. Ford, the county's development review supervisor, recommended that the commission approve the project, which will give the city access to a plentiful water source when city water reserves are threatened by drought. Last year, the city spent about $85,000 trucking in water when water levels fell below 25 percent.
NEWS
By J.R. Moehringer and J.R. Moehringer,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 2002
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The dirt is dry, the grass is dry, the alpine pond that normally glistens here is a pathetic puddle. But as he pulls off the road and scans the scene, Bill Bonebrake notices what's not in the picture. "This would normally just be all flowers," he says, looking at the field unfurling beneath him. "A sea of color." Normally. But not much is normal in Colorado, as the worst drought in 70 years continues to squeeze the Rocky Mountains, wringing the last drops of moisture from an already arid landscape.
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