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February 3, 2010
I disagree that Amtrak is responsible for keeping up a fence along their track ("Hey, Amtrak: Good fences make good neighbors," Feb. 1). For years I have heard about kids and adults being run over. Kids have climbed box cars and been electrocuted by the overhead wires. But you can't fence the entire railroad. Why don't we see more fatlities from people crossing I-95? Because no one would ever think of crossing it. So why can't people learn to stay off the tracks? A fence won't work.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Anthony Alston was appointed by Anne Arundel County Public Schools to address achievement gaps among student groups. But the executive director of the system's new Office of Equity and Accelerated Student Achievement is also well aware of gaps that exist between the school system and some Anne Arundel communities. Alston discovered some of those gaps in early June, when then-interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins created the office to monitor achievement and report to the deputy superintendent.
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May 22, 2005
CONGRESS' RECENT vote to give the secretary of homeland security unlimited authority to erect fences along the nation's borders is a gift to restrictionist-minded lawmakers and their misguided constituents. Those who approve of such measures refuse to acknowledge a simple reality: Fortress America is no match for market forces in an age when geographic borders are fast becoming irrelevant. The measure approved by lawmakers earlier this month will waive state laws and environmental protections and grant Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff sole discretion to erect fences, roads and other border barriers in places he deems security risks.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
A set of historic wrought-iron gates that were stolen and scrapped from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park will be replaced, Baltimore County officials said Monday. While residents have been raising money to replace the gates, county officials said Edwin F. Hale Sr., 1 s t Mariner Bank founder and owner of the Baltimore Blast soccer team, would pay for new gates at the park. "I'm glad it's being maintained and getting the recognition it deserves," said Hale, who grew up in Dundalk.
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Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2011
A series of cars and fences were found covered in spray paint Sunday morning in Bowleys Quarters, Baltimore County Police said. Police said they responded to three calls from residents in the 3700 block of Holly Grove Road around 6:45 a.m. They said the lines of spray paint appeared primarily on cars and that there were no suspects in the case. childs.walker@baltsun.com
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By Pat Truly | June 15, 1995
A FEW YEARS ago I was being shown around a farm in a historic area of the upper South. The house and outbuildings were antebellum in origin, but lovingly restored. I noticed, looking down a grassy slope, stone fences separating various fields.Obviously it had taken someone a great deal of effort to dig up all the rocks on that place and use them to fashion miles of fences."Who built the rock fences?" I asked my guide."Oh," he said in an offhand manner, "those were probably done by the blacks and Irish."
FEATURES
By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | April 18, 1991
An impressive production of August Wilson's powerful Pulitzer Prize winning drama "Fences" is currently on stage at the Spotlighters Theatre.Universal in its theme of family conflicts, the story centers on Troy Maxson, a defensive, blustering spoiler of dreams, house rascal and trashman by trade. A diminished star of the Negro leagues he thinks of life and mortality in symbolic baseball terminology.Yet Troy is a tragic figure, not unlikable, and bigger than life in his inverted cosmic vision of the world.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 3, 2002
August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning domestic drama, Fences, begins performances Tuesday at Everyman Theatre. The 1950s installment of Wilson's decade-by-decade chronicle of 20th-century African-American life focuses on the family of a Pittsburgh garbage collector who was a star baseball player in the Negro Leagues. Frederick Strother plays former ballplayer Troy Maxson and Lance Williams portrays his frustrated son, Cory, under the direction of Jennifer Nelson, artistic director of Washington's African Continuum Theatre Company.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Theater Critic | November 26, 1993
Lead actor Gilbert Lewis makes his entrance laughing and joking in Center Stage's powerful production of "Fences." Almost immediately, Lewis' sonorous voice turns the play's heightened, poetic dialogue into a form of buoyant music. But since "Fences"Lead actor Gilbert Lewis makes his entrance laughing and joking in Center Stage's powerful production of "Fences." Almost immediately, Lewis' sonorous voice turns the play's heightened, poetic dialogue into a form of buoyant music. But since "Fences" is by August Wilson -- one of this country's foremost and most forthright chroniclers of black urban life -- that music quickly turns into the blues.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | February 7, 1992
The Crofton Civic Association wants to take owners of Crofton Country Club to court, to stop them from building chain-link fences where golf course greens and fairways abut public roads.In a unanimous vote at a closed-door meeting Monday night, civic association members decided legal action may be the only way to stop the club from going ahead with its plans."We decided to give it to the attorney for whatever action is necessary to keep the fences from being erected," said board president Ed Dosek.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided to expedite the safety measures - ideas that came from a months-long study of the area - to have them in place by the upcoming fall semester. Three pedestrians have been killed crossing U.S. 1 in the past six months. Beginning Aug. 1, U.S. 1's speed limit will be dropped to 25 mph from 30 mph between Guilford and Berwyn roads, the highway administration said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Wrought-iron gates erected to preserve Battle Acre Monument Park, one of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites, have been stolen, police said, even as they were being restored in time for September's celebration of the war's bicentennial. Baltimore County police said the spiked gates on North Point Road that adorned the long-neglected park, wedged between shopping centers and brick rowhouses, were reported missing by a volunteer on Monday. "I'm a little upset about it. They are trying to get this park ready for the big celebration in September.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Despite a slow start to the season away from Ripken Stadium, short-season Single-A Aberdeen will receive a lot of attention when the club returns home this weekend. After going 1-5 on a six-game road trip to begin the year, the IronBirds will host Brooklyn in a 7:35 p.m. game Friday. On Saturday night, top prospect Dylan Bundy will pitch for Aberdeen. And there will be a new "Ripken orange" glow in the outfield. The IronBirds, who changed their colors this season to match the Orioles' orange-and-black scheme , completed the installation of orange padding -- called "Ripken orange" in a news release -- on the outfield fence at the ballpark Thursday.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
The city and state are putting up a $450,000 black steel fence around the downtown War Memorial to stop homeless men and women - some of whom are veterans - from sleeping on the steps under the Greek-inspired columns of the landmark building across from City Hall. Activists who work with the homeless say the new fence, to be complete by mid-June, is a "disappointing" reminder of the ways government has failed to serve vulnerable people. But stewards of the historic structure say the barrier is needed to protect the War Memorial from trespassing and the occasional campfire.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
The consumption of alcohol at this year's Baltimore Pride festivities will be confined to two designated beer gardens within the larger event footprint, organizers said Thursday. "City officials are trying to crack down on alcohol consumption," said Kelly Neel, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore, or GLCCB, which organizes the events. "They told us we had to fence in the entire perimeter of everything and have it manned by police, or have the beer gardens, which was their preference.
NEWS
May 1, 2014
Maryland State Police and Harford Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Derrick J. Ware, 29, of the 100 block of West Inca Street, was arrested on a bench warrant Tuesday in a case in which he is charged with second-degree assault. Randy Bowens, 47, of the 900 block of Avon Drive who was being held at the Harford County Detention Center, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant in a case in which he was charged with second-degree assault. A window to a backhoe was broken in the 1400 block of Perryman Road Saturday.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | April 12, 1991
'Fences' When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., matinees Sundays at p.m. Through April 28.Where: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St.Tickets: $7 and $8.Call: 752-1225.*** "Death ain't nothing but a fastball on the outside corner," says Troy Maxson, protagonist of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Fences," currently making its Baltimore debut at the Spotlighters Theatre.Husband, father, garbage collector, ex-con and former Negro League ballplayer, Troy spews out stories with the force of a batter winding up for a home run. He talks about how he has battled death and the devil; how his father mistreated him; how he ended up in jail; and, most of all, how he doesn't want his son Cory to make the same mistakes he did.Like the decade in which it is set -- the 1950s -- "Fences" is Mr. Wilson's least adventuresome script.
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By Jill A. Schuker | November 19, 2003
WASHINGTON - "Good fences make good neighbors." Robert Frost's vivid poetic injunction was one I grew up hearing, reading, writing and thinking about, and not just in English class. The words are both provocative and penetrating, thoughtful and controversial, profound and applicable in history, geography and politics. When uttered, reflective discussion and debate usually follow. And the words have a haunting quality. The phrase resonated in the 1960s when the Berlin Wall was erected, as well as when it came down years later.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
The fate of the Baltimore area's last drive-in theater continued to play out in the courts Monday, as the owner of Bengies Drive-In appeared before a three-judge panel in Annapolis. He asked them to reinstate an $838,000 jury award to pay for a wall shielding the property from the lights of a nearby convenience store. The jury had found in favor of Bengies owner D. Edward Vogel in June 2012, agreeing that lights on the Royal Farms store's property were visible from the Middle River drive-in and interfered with its business - and with plans to add a second screen to the complex.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
A careless driver ran into the wrought-iron fence surrounding Baltimore's historic Old Otterbein Church early Sunday morning, knocking over a roughly 20-foot section fronting Sharp Street and leaving church officials scrambling to get repairs done in time for the holidays. Daniel Fisher, head of the church's board of trustees, said he arrived at Old Otterbein around 9:45 Sunday morning and discovered the damage. He said security personnel at the nearby Baltimore Convention Center told him they heard a crash around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and called police.
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