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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
Firefighters rescued a man from inside a vacant row house in West Baltimore that caught fire early Saturday morning, officials said. The one-alarm fire ignited about 6:30 a.m. in the basement of the home in the 200 block of S. Gilmor Street and extended into the first and second floor, said Capt. Roman Clark, a spokesman with the fire department. Firefighters heard the man's calls for help and rescued him. He was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, but Clark did not know the extent of his injuries Saturday night.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
A Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. transformer caught fire Tuesday in Gambrills, rising to two alarms and sending a dark plume of smoke over the surrounding area, according to Anne Arundel County fire officials. Firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Waugh Chapel Road at about 10 a.m. after a transformer that was being taken apart became engulfed in flames. BGE workers temporarily cut off power in the area after the fire grew to two alarms. No one was injured, fire officials said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
The Towson melee that left one person wounded in a shooting and led to seven people being charged came after a charity clothing drive brought a capacity crowd to the Recher Theater. Baltimore County police said today that several fights broke out early Sunday among people who were unable to get into the event. Four were arrested for disorderly conduct or failing to follow a lawful order; three were arrested for assaulting officers. Theater owner Brian Recher said the event, sponsored by fraternity Theta Mu Mu, featured a DJ and a clothing drive to benefit Goodwill.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
He stands on a grassy slope, right arm extended upward with an alfalfa treat, addressing his 4-ton companion in the tones of a tender friend. "You're a sweetie, aren't you? You're special," Mike McClure says. And Dolly plucks the treat from his hand, curls it into her mouth and emits a guttural rumble. That's the sound of a pachyderm purring, says McClure, the director of animal programs at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and an internationally known handler of elephants.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 7, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. and European scientists warned here yesterday that mammoth volcanic eruptions have been occurring somewhere in the world on an average of once every 100 years, and when the next one strikes it is likely to cause enormous disruptions to modern life.For example, were the Laki eruptions in Iceland in 1783-84 to occur today, the ash clouds could stop air travel on the most favored North Atlantic routes for months and cause tremendous crop damage in Europe, according to reports made on the opening day of the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
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By Peter S. Goodman and Peter S. Goodman,Special to The Sun | June 13, 1991
ANGELES CITY, Philippines -- Scientists here fear that the worst may be yet to come from the Mount Pinatubo volcano that erupted like an atomic explosion yesterday and again early today, chasing thousands of Filipinos from their homes and Americans from nearby Clark Air Base, one of the largest U.S. military facilities in the world.The volcano erupted four times yesterday, sending plumes of steam and ash 12 to 15 miles into the sky."We think this may not be the main eruption," said Raymond Punongbayan, director of the Philippine Volcanology and Seismographic Institute.
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By Jeremy Licht and Jeremy Licht,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2003
While lava flows aren't likely to replace snowdrifts as winter's signature, a team of English and American scientists says our wintertime is volcano time. Analyzing 300 years of data, the researchers concluded that volcanic eruptions are most likely to occur during January, February and March. It's the piling up of snow and ice on the Northern Hemisphere's land masses, they say, that makes winter a molten wonderland. "Statistically, there are about 20 percent more eruptions between January and March than there are between June and September," said volcanologist David Pyle, a member of the University of Cambridge team.
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By Melody Simmons and Peter Hermann and Melody Simmons and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writers Staff Writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article | September 16, 1994
Four men were shot to death last night and four others were wounded in a spate of gunfire throughout Baltimore that kept homicide detectives scurrying into the wee hours.The shootings produced one of the bloodiest nights in the city this year, police said, and brought the murder count to 211 victims. Last year at this time, there were 250 homicide victims."It was a jumping night," said Capt. Howard F. Parrott, commander of the homicide unit. "But it hasn't been that way. It's been quiet, a homicide every other night for the past week or so."
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March 23, 1995
Three people, including a 3-year-old boy, were forced out of their home in the 1300 block of Baltimore Blvd. yesterday morning when a clothes dryer ignited on an enclosed porch. No one was injured."I placed clothes in the dryer and started the machine and saw a spark at the rear," said Toni Lee Carmine, who lives in the Reese-area house. "Almost immediately, there were flames coming from the dryer. I called 911 and then ran upstairs to get my son Logan, who was still in bed sleeping."Ms. Carmine said she called to her father, Ed Gaskin, who was in bed reading and led her son and their black Labrador retriever to the family car.The woman said she ran back into the house to call 911 again as the flames started up the wall.
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By Martin C. Evans | November 6, 1990
A dispute over whether to end the container tax in Baltimore, which simmered for more than a week in private conversations throughout City Hall, boiled into public view during last night's meeting of the City Council.Council members, some of whom engaged in a testy exchange on the council floor, were divided over whether to support either of two plans that would repeal the tax.One of the two plans, which were introduced as bills before the council yesterday, would end the tax by the end of next month.
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