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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | October 4, 2009
Edwin I. Carson, former longtime owner-operator of a Northwest Baltimore filling station, died of cancer Sept. 27 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. The former Pikesville resident was 81. Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1948 graduate of Forest Park High School. He entered the National Guard and spent part of his five years in the service at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Trained as an auto mechanic, Mr. Carson was proprietor for more than 30 years of Greenspring Auto Service, which was located at the western end of the Greenspring Shopping Center on Smith Avenue.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | October 4, 2009
Edwin I. Carson, former longtime owner-operator of a Northwest Baltimore filling station, died of cancer Sept. 27 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida. The former Pikesville resident was 81. Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1948 graduate of Forest Park High School. He entered the National Guard and spent part of his five years in the service at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Trained as an auto mechanic, Mr. Carson was proprietor for more than 30 years of Greenspring Auto Service, which was located at the western end of the Greenspring Shopping Center on Smith Avenue.
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May 2, 2004
Kneass C. "Hoss" Harrington Sr., former owner of several Baltimore filling stations who later owned a seafood store and 7-Eleven in Ocean City, died of cancer Wednesday at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. The Ocean Pines resident was 74. Mr. Harrington was born and raised in Catonsville, where he graduated in 1947 from Catonsville High School. In 1956, he purchased Hobbs Brothers Sinclair Service Station in Edmondson Village. In 1959, he sold the station and purchased North Bend Shell at North Bend Road in Catonsville.
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August 5, 2008
C. John Ciekot, a former Essex gas station owner and World War II veteran, died of cancer Sunday at his Cambridge home. He was 88. Mr. Ciekot was born and raised in Middle River and attended Baltimore County public schools. He was working at RustlessSteel in Baltimore when he enlisted in the Navy in 1944. He served as a bosun's mate aboard the USS Eldorado, an amphibious force command ship, in the Pacific. After being discharged in 1946, he went to work as a filling station attendant at an Esso station on Eastern Avenue.
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By Kathy Hudson and Kathy Hudson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2002
Meg Enns distinctly remembers the summer morning a year ago when she went to buy produce and noticed a "for rent" sign on the old stone filling station at the intersection of Falls and Shawan roads. She immediately pictured a coffee shop at this busy junction. "But I said to myself, `Don't do it. Don't do it. Get it out of your mind,' " says Enns. For a few days she didn't say a word to anyone about what she envisioned. A Florida native, she had been in Maryland only six months and had just been laid off from her job at an Internet company.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
Over the past decade or so, sports card stores have become part of the hobby and shopping landscape. Collectors have come to expect their hobby destinations to be free-standing shops or in malls or strip centers.But sometimes they find them in unusual places. In the Baltimore area, that can mean at a gasoline station or inside a variety store.Doug Sunday's Crown station on York Road in Timonium looks like a standard filling station with minimart. However, inside, baseball cards compete for space with the usual array of drinks and snacks.
NEWS
August 5, 2008
C. John Ciekot, a former Essex gas station owner and World War II veteran, died of cancer Sunday at his Cambridge home. He was 88. Mr. Ciekot was born and raised in Middle River and attended Baltimore County public schools. He was working at RustlessSteel in Baltimore when he enlisted in the Navy in 1944. He served as a bosun's mate aboard the USS Eldorado, an amphibious force command ship, in the Pacific. After being discharged in 1946, he went to work as a filling station attendant at an Esso station on Eastern Avenue.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen | December 17, 1996
Hey, if you wish big, mean Baltimore could be just a little like small, friendly Mayberry, N.C., this gift's for you. "Say 'Hey' to these Happy Mayberry Accessories!," offered this holiday season Hawthorne Village sculptures, maker of those ubiquitous Christmas villages. "Bring your Mayberry town to life!" Hark, do tell us more! The $21.90 "Have a Great Day" set, for example, features Opie dashing to school and Aunt Bee in her Sunday best, headin' for church -- a sweet, timeless TV image captured in handcrafted pewter figurines.
NEWS
December 13, 1995
REPORTS THAT RITE AID Corp. is interested in purchasing the vacant Farmers Supply Co. property in the heart of Westminster shows that city officials made the right decision earlier this year when they banned some kinds of businesses from the downtown business district. If the deal goes through -- and there is always the possibility that it won't -- a retail drug store will enhance this section of Westminster more than a 24-hour filling station would have.A well-stocked drug store -- carrying a wide line of merchandise including medicine, greeting cards, cosmetics, snack foods and magazines -- would establish a much-needed retail magnet in the heart of the Carroll County seat.
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By ROB KASPER | December 12, 2007
The Filling Station Address: --13501 Falls Road, Cockeysville Phone: --410-785-5955 Hours: --6 a.m-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday The Stone Mill Bakery Cafe Address: --Green Spring Station, 10751 Falls Road, Lutherville Phone: --410-821-1358 Hours: --7 a.m-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday A real hot chocolate, made with Valrhona dark chocolate and cream. It's so rich it feels like you are swallowing a piece of European chocolate.
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By ROB KASPER | December 12, 2007
The Filling Station Address: --13501 Falls Road, Cockeysville Phone: --410-785-5955 Hours: --6 a.m-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday The Stone Mill Bakery Cafe Address: --Green Spring Station, 10751 Falls Road, Lutherville Phone: --410-821-1358 Hours: --7 a.m-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday A real hot chocolate, made with Valrhona dark chocolate and cream. It's so rich it feels like you are swallowing a piece of European chocolate.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff | September 17, 2006
Oh, you thought it would last forever, didn't you? You thought every time you pulled into a gas station, you'd be able to drive your car up to the little compressor with the long black hose and put air in your tires, as much as you wanted, and never get charged for it. Free air - why, it was practically a birthright in this country! Who would ever charge for air? Oh, maybe in the dreary old Soviet Union, where you had to wait in line for eight hours just to buy a tomato, or Afghanistan, a country that seems stuck in the Middle Ages, where there are only about 14 cars anyway.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2005
Chemical-eating bacteria are being injected into the ground under a Carroll County gasoline station in hopes they will eliminate a toxic gasoline additive found underground there - the first use in Maryland of a process by a South Carolina environmental firm. The company, phA Environmental Restoration, began injecting bacteria known to eat methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, at the station in Finksburg on Feb. 14. Last year, the Maryland Department of the Environment identified the Shell Jiffy Mart on Route 140 and Suffolk Road as the source of the MTBE.
NEWS
July 7, 2004
Haywood T. Bryant, a retired auto mechanic and filling station owner, died of congestive heart failure June 30 at his Catonsville home, where he lived for the past 40 years. He was 83. Born in Lunenburg County, Va., where he graduated from Lunenburg High School in 1939, he moved to Turners Station in 1942 and worked in the Bethlehem Steel Co.'s pipe mill and shipyard. He served in the Army during World War II. After living for several years in White Plains, N.Y., he returned to Turners Station and attended the Lincoln Technical Institute for training as an auto mechanic.
NEWS
May 2, 2004
Kneass C. "Hoss" Harrington Sr., former owner of several Baltimore filling stations who later owned a seafood store and 7-Eleven in Ocean City, died of cancer Wednesday at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. The Ocean Pines resident was 74. Mr. Harrington was born and raised in Catonsville, where he graduated in 1947 from Catonsville High School. In 1956, he purchased Hobbs Brothers Sinclair Service Station in Edmondson Village. In 1959, he sold the station and purchased North Bend Shell at North Bend Road in Catonsville.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 20, 2003
NEW YORK - About 100 people were treated for smoke inhalation early yesterday morning after a subway fire sent thick clouds of black smoke wafting through a station in Brooklyn, officials said. The smoke was so heavy that almost everyone on the train and in the station, at York Street near the Manhattan Bridge, required treatment at the scene, and more than 60 people were taken to nearby hospitals, officials said. Train service at the station was redirected for much of the day. The incident began about 3:15 a.m. as the southbound train entered the station, said Charles Seaton, a spokesman for New York City Transit, which operates the subway.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff Writer | July 9, 1994
It could be a mirage, a phantom filling station visible only in summer dusk: a stand of vintage gas pumps glowing with names that fuel America's macadam memories -- Sunoco, Sinclair, Esso, Texaco Fire Chief, Phillips 66, Pennzoil . . .Several times a week, motorists deliberately pass this White Hall shrine to full service with a smile created by Fred Graefe, an antique car buff and "automobilia" collector. Displays inside and outside his rural Baltimore County home commemorate an era when uniformed service station attendants automatically washed the windshield, checked under the hood and inflated the tires on request.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and Andrea F. Siegel and John A. Morris and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writers | April 21, 1993
Anne Arundel County can build a low-rise replacement jail at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis, but there would be no room for future expansion, according to a consultant's report released yesterday.The report said a 1,200-bed replacement jail would be at capacity in 20 years. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Inc. presented the $150,000 study to County Executive Robert R. Neall yesterday. The Harrisburg, Pa., consultant was asked to determine if a replacement jail could be built -- and how large it could be -- on the 19-acre site.
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By Kathy Hudson and Kathy Hudson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2002
Meg Enns distinctly remembers the summer morning a year ago when she went to buy produce and noticed a "for rent" sign on the old stone filling station at the intersection of Falls and Shawan roads. She immediately pictured a coffee shop at this busy junction. "But I said to myself, `Don't do it. Don't do it. Get it out of your mind,' " says Enns. For a few days she didn't say a word to anyone about what she envisioned. A Florida native, she had been in Maryland only six months and had just been laid off from her job at an Internet company.
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2001
In a recent survey, 300 residents and business owners told Howard County officials that one thing the county's U.S. 1 corridor doesn't need is another gas station. Clearly, not everyone agrees with the survey. Just weeks after the county approved a gas station for the U.S. 1-Route 100 junction, officials are considering a proposal for another station on U.S. 1, south of Route 175. Fuelman Inc., a Pennsylvania company, wants to build a filling station opposite Mission Road that will serve fleets of commercial delivery trucks rather than passenger cars.
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