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February 14, 2006
On February 12, 2006, EMERALD J. HUBBE, loving mother of Vernon, Gary, Dennis, Emerald and Janet. Cherished grandmom of 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Charlotte, Faith and Robert. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, OF LANSDOWNE, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Rd., on Wednesday from 12 to 1 P.M. where a memorial service will take place at 1 P.M. Interment private.
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Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
A voracious Asian beetle that's killed millions of ash trees across North America has finally been spotted in Baltimore, posing a costly and difficult challenge for a city that stands to lose more than 200,000 of its most common trees to the exotic pest's onslaught. It could denude blocks lined with ash and cost the city millions of dollars to remove dead or dying trees from public lands, while homeowners may be forced to pay hundreds or even thousands to treat or replace their vulnerable trees.
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NEWS
February 23, 1994
Workmen are still putting the final touches on the renovations at Westminster's City Hall, but the project already appears to be a major success. Although major internal changes were made to the historic building, they were done with sensitivity and thought and at a very reasonable cost.In order to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the mansion, built by Col. John Longwell in 1842 and known as "Emerald Hill," needed some significant alterations. The city council chambers has been moved from the second to the first floor.
FEATURES
By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
I found a shiny green bug in my yard, and I'm afraid it is the emerald ash borer that is killing ash trees in Maryland. What should I do about my ash tree? The emerald ash borer beetle is rarely seen. It's about 1/2-inch long with a tapering silhouette. Recently, many people are confusing them with green tiger beetles. This voracious predator of other insects is 1/2- to 3/4-inch long, with an abdomen wider than the head and thorax and six white spots on the abdomen - a good guy in your landscape, though its powerful jaws can nip. For guidance on identifying emerald ash borers and symptoms, observing the quarantine on ash wood, and deciding on treatment of a valuable ash tree, go to extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/emerald-ash-borer . I'd been watering my new dogwood for 45 minutes a day like I was told to do, but I forgot the hose one day and watered for 50 minutes.
SPORTS
By John Steadman | November 12, 1990
Since Baltimore is devoid of pro football, the Emerald Tavern, and places like it, provide a vicarious setting for entertainment, excitement and enjoyment. So this was a typical Sunday afternoon. The crowd was responsive as it suggested a mood that might otherwise be found on a stadium 50-yard line. You don't need a ticket, but it's always standing room only.Behind the bar, helping to dispense the cheer, was Bill Saul, a one-time linebacker for the Colts, who never saw a ball carrier he didn't want to decapitate.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | February 12, 1992
A proposal to expand Emerald Hill -- to provide more office space for cramped city workers -- came under fire from residents, business leaders and even a pair of Boy Scouts."
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser | November 2, 1994
This is no classic. It's just a reliable, available, easy-to-enjoy red wine at a good price. The $6 estimate is actually the upper range. It's soft, fruity and ready to drink. There's no complexity, but it's clearly a cabernet. A solid everyday hamburger wine. Enjoy it for what it is.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | December 3, 2007
The Bowl Championship Series matchups are all about computer rankings and politics in the highest echelon of college football. The rest of the games are about alumni bases and the particular leanings of the individual bowl directors. Emerald Bowl Maryland vs. Oregon State, San Francisco, Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m., ESPN, 105.7 FM, 1300 AM
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | March 20, 1995
BOGOTA, Colombia -- They gather every day on Bogota's main street in the shadows of the Central Bank: 2,000 men in leather jackets swapping some of the most precious stones in the world.They're emerald dealers, hawking up to $1 million a day in stones that, gram for gram, fetch more than twice as much as diamonds and up to 50 times as much as cocaine. Most of what's traded here will be smuggled out of the country."Sure it's contraband," said Carlos Calderon, a 10-year veteran of the emerald-street trade, as he gingerly pulls three brilliant green stones from a tiny white envelope.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1999
Welter Weight finally turned into the super heavyweight yesterday.Rebuffed in three previous attempts to win the Maryland Hunt Cup -- including a neck loss to running mate Florida Law last year -- the Armata Stables' gelding exorcised the jinx with a convincing victory on a breezy, sunny day.The margin over Emerald Action was approximately eight lengths, with Welter Weight completing the four-mile course over 22 timber fences in 8: 43 3/5. Nem Blong Hem...
SPORTS
By Patrick Maynard | April 15, 2013
BOSTON -- When Kieran O'Leary took the trip to last year's Boston Marathon, the County Dublin resident met up with several other Irish visitors before the race. "Some of the guys I knew from before from other races -- I'd met a few of them previously," O'Leary said by phone last week. "We met up on race day and traveled out to the start together and then hung around together, waiting for the start. " There were plans to meet up afterward as well. No post-race reunion happened however, because O'Leary found himself in a medical tent, receiving an I.V. drip -- a recovery from one of the hotter Boston Marathons in history.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2011
Just weeks after it turned up in Howard County, the emerald ash borer has been detected in Anne Arundel and Allegany counties. Maryland agriculture officials have responded by placing all Maryland counties west of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay under quarantine. Movement of ash wood and trees, and all hardwood firewood, out of the zone is banned, and all movement of hardwood firewood within the zone is discouraged. "Buy it where you burn it," officials urged. The quarantine is "the best way to secure Maryland's Eastern Shore, where EAB has not been found to date, and protect our riparian forest buffer plantings," said state Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
The exploration and discovery of new and exotic sensory realms inspires chef John Shields' zest for cooking. The owner of Gertrude's Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art uses travel to foreign shores to nourish that quest. Often called "The Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay," Shields hosts the PBS television series "Coastal Cooking With John Shields" and has written three popular cookbooks on bay cuisine. To say Shields is busy is an understatement, so when he has time to get away, simplicity is key. He finds that and more, in his ancestral home of Ireland.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2011
The bar at 1439 S. Charles St. has gone by different names over the past couple of years. Until 2008, it was the Fort Charles Pub. Then, it was Taps. When they started renovating it in November, its new owners were going to call it Catherine's Pub. But a month later, they switched permanently to Delia Foley's. What kind of bar is it? What else could it be but an Irish pub? As a concept bar, it works. From its name to its decor, it plays the Irish pub role so well it practically belongs in a Jim Sheridan movie.
TRAVEL
By Liz Atwood | March 8, 2009
This is where the boys are. And girls, too. Once again, mtvU, the media network for college kids and a subsidiary of MTV, the music network, is celebrating spring break in this Florida Panhandle city. The action starts today and is expected to draw thousands of students who will be flocking to the beach for fun, games, music and swag. While nonspring-breakers may want to postpone their visit until after the party is over, there is lots to do for students and nonstudents alike. 1 : Take a dive : Thanks to an abundance of natural, historical and artificial reefs, Panama City Beach is known as the "Wreck Capital of the South."
NEWS
By TED SHELSBY | September 14, 2008
The Maryland Department of Agriculture has confirmed the spread of a voracious ash tree-killing beetle to a wooded region of northern Charles County. Previously, the pest, commonly called the emerald ash borer, had been limited to a site south of Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County. In recent years, the beetle has been blamed for the destruction of 25 million ash trees, including about 25,000 in Maryland. The latest detection is in a wooded area of Charles County just over the border from Prince George's.
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By Jon Goldberg and Jon Goldberg,Knight Ridder/Tribune | March 5, 2000
STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Rock hound Jamie Hill knew he had found an impressive batch of emeralds in November 1998 while digging near his Alexander County home. Now gem experts are calling one of his emeralds the finest ever mined in North America. Cut from an 88-carat emerald crystal, the pear-shaped "Carolina Queen" has been weighed in at 18.8 carats and boasts a remarkable dark green hue rare for North Carolina. The oval "Carolina Prince," cut from the same rough emerald, tipped the scales at 7.8 carats.
NEWS
By SHERIDAN LYONS and SHERIDAN LYONS,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1999
Emerald Hill will be repainted, repaired and its deteriorated wooden posts and porch replaced as part of a major exterior renovation of the white mansion that became Westminster's City Hall 60 years ago."In the past, it's simply been painted a number of times without a whole lot of other exterior work," said Thomas B. Beyard, city director of planning and public works.Work began last week on the $50,000 second phase of the renovation, by the Patrick Construction Co., he said."This is probably the most significant exterior renovation by the city," he said.
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