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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Nearly two dozen Marylanders reported seeing a fireball shoot across the sky late Sunday night. The meteor was visible across a dozen states, from West Virginia and Ohio to New York City and Massachusetts, according to reports made to the American Meteor Society . It produced a bright streak in the sky around 11 p.m., but few heard anything from it, according to the reports. It was large and bright enough from my perspective to mistake it for fireworks, but it was going downward," a witness in Westminster reported.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Nearly two dozen Marylanders reported seeing a fireball shoot across the sky late Sunday night. The meteor was visible across a dozen states, from West Virginia and Ohio to New York City and Massachusetts, according to reports made to the American Meteor Society . It produced a bright streak in the sky around 11 p.m., but few heard anything from it, according to the reports. It was large and bright enough from my perspective to mistake it for fireworks, but it was going downward," a witness in Westminster reported.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
A meteor burned through Earth's atmosphere over New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania on Monday night, creating a fireball seen for hundreds of miles, according to the American Meteor Society. More than 60 witnesses from Virginia to Connecticut reported seeing the fireball about 8:25 p.m., according to the society. It is estimated to have entered the atmosphere over southern New Jersey, likely landing somewhere in Lancaster County, Pa. Witnesses reported seeing it silently but brightly shooting across the sky before appearing to burn up. "The breakup was so visible I could see many of the fragments glow green as they fell strait (sic)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2014
One moment changed everything for Max Major. From the age of 12, the mentalist has been practicing the art of magic. But it wasn't until he turned 18 and saw his dad hypnotized to quit smoking that he realized magic was more than just clever tricks - it involved understanding the human mind. "That was like real-life magic to me," said Major, 30. "And I wanted to learn everything I could after that about our mind and the way that we're wired!" Major, who lives in Washington but is originally from Carroll County, is bringing his stage show "Think: An Evening of Mind-Reading and Magic" to the Theatre Project at 8 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. and 9 p.m Saturday.
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August 20, 1997
THE FIREBALL above the Baltimore Beltway transfixed passersby Monday evening after a gasoline tanker careened out of control at the northbound ramp to Interstate 83. But what truly amazed Marylanders was that only one life was lost in the accident, that of truck driver Lagant Crosby, 29, of Baltimore.The crash and explosion occurred at the worst place -- the northern crossroads of the metropolitan area's interstate grid -- but hardly at the worst time. By 8 p.m., when the truck flipped over, the evening rush hour had dissipated.
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | March 18, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Miami-bound Amtrak passenger train ripped through a gasoline truck trapped on the tracks yesterday afternoon, igniting fireballs that killed six people.The flames engulfed eight vehicles waiting at the crossing, killing the truck driver, three people in a van and two in separate cars. All 138 people on the train survived, although at least six were injured."Everything was just a ball of flame. The fireball had to be 150, 200 feet high. I saw a B-52 go down in Vietnam.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | March 1, 2009
Don Gansauer watched from Canton as a mushroom cloud rose over the Brandon Shores power plant. "What is the meteorological explanation of mushroom clouds ?" Heat (nuclear fireball, or cooling-tower steam) rises into still, colder air. As the column climbs, it cools to surrounding temperatures, slows and piles up into a "mushroom" cap.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | October 19, 1994
Raymond Tosh never saw it coming.He took a fire hose seven steps up a stairwell toward a flame-filled apartment in Northwest Baltimore yesterday morning, briefly turning around to get some kinks out of the hose. When he looked back toward the flames, all he saw was a 4-foot ball of fire.And it was heading his way."It was just a normal fire, and all of a sudden it went wrong," Firefighter Tosh recalled from his home in Finksburg.The fire, which burned out two apartments in the 3000 block of Thorndale Ave. and caused about $48,000 in damage, was caused by a child playing with matches in a second-floor apartment, Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres said.
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By Josh Mitchell | July 12, 2008
A four-alarm fire ripped through a commercial building in western Baltimore County last night, fire officials said. County firefighters responded to the fire at 6730 Whitestone Road in Woodlawn about 9:20 p.m., a fire dispatcher said. She did not know if anyone was inside the building. Crews were still fighting the fire more than an hour later. The 16,000-square-foot building, built in 1962, is owned by Concrete Protection & Restoration Inc., state property records show. A witness, John Scott of Baltimore, said he and his wife were heading home when they saw a plume of smoke from Interstate 70. They pulled over in the parking lot of Martin's West and looked across Interstate 695, where a warehouse-like structure was engulfed in flames, Scott said.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | July 7, 2009
Scores of people in Maryland and Pennsylvania who lingered outdoors into the early morning hours Monday were startled by the brilliant flash of a meteor that soared over the Mid-Atlantic states. Many more were rattled in their beds by the sonic boom that followed the flash. Sam Luther witnessed both events from a camp on the Susquehanna River near Delta, Pa. "We were sitting by the campfire on the river talking when the entire sky lit up for 3-5 seconds," he said in a post to TheBaltimore Sun's Weather Blog.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
A meteor burned through Earth's atmosphere over New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania on Monday night, creating a fireball seen for hundreds of miles, according to the American Meteor Society. More than 60 witnesses from Virginia to Connecticut reported seeing the fireball about 8:25 p.m., according to the society. It is estimated to have entered the atmosphere over southern New Jersey, likely landing somewhere in Lancaster County, Pa. Witnesses reported seeing it silently but brightly shooting across the sky before appearing to burn up. "The breakup was so visible I could see many of the fragments glow green as they fell strait (sic)
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | January 23, 2010
Meteorite hunters are descending on Washington's Virginia suburbs this week, drawn by news of a space rock that lit up the night sky on Monday and drilled through the roof of a Lorton doctors' office. Steve Arnold, co-star of the Science Channel's TV series "Meteorite Men," grabbed an early-morning flight from Arkansas to Baltimore on Thursday to launch a search for fragments of the meteor. He was joined by Michael R. Hankey, an amateur astronomer from Freeland who was bitten by the meteorite-hunting bug last July after he snapped a photo of a fireball that fell over the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | July 7, 2009
Scores of people in Maryland and Pennsylvania who lingered outdoors into the early morning hours Monday were startled by the brilliant flash of a meteor that soared over the Mid-Atlantic states. Many more were rattled in their beds by the sonic boom that followed the flash. Sam Luther witnessed both events from a camp on the Susquehanna River near Delta, Pa. "We were sitting by the campfire on the river talking when the entire sky lit up for 3-5 seconds," he said in a post to TheBaltimore Sun's Weather Blog.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | March 1, 2009
Don Gansauer watched from Canton as a mushroom cloud rose over the Brandon Shores power plant. "What is the meteorological explanation of mushroom clouds ?" Heat (nuclear fireball, or cooling-tower steam) rises into still, colder air. As the column climbs, it cools to surrounding temperatures, slows and piles up into a "mushroom" cap.
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By Josh Mitchell | July 12, 2008
A four-alarm fire ripped through a commercial building in western Baltimore County last night, fire officials said. County firefighters responded to the fire at 6730 Whitestone Road in Woodlawn about 9:20 p.m., a fire dispatcher said. She did not know if anyone was inside the building. Crews were still fighting the fire more than an hour later. The 16,000-square-foot building, built in 1962, is owned by Concrete Protection & Restoration Inc., state property records show. A witness, John Scott of Baltimore, said he and his wife were heading home when they saw a plume of smoke from Interstate 70. They pulled over in the parking lot of Martin's West and looked across Interstate 695, where a warehouse-like structure was engulfed in flames, Scott said.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | December 12, 2005
For most people, the answer to "When's the last time you had a flat tire?" is usually "Never" or "Gee, not in a long time" or some answer suggesting a low probability of occurrence. But not me. Me, I get flat tires all the time. In fact, by the time you read this, I've probably gotten another three or four flats to push my overall total to, oh, 70, easy. But until the other day, I had never had a tire blow out on me, an experience you want to definitely avoid if at all possible. The blowout took place on a busy four-lane highway in Baltimore County.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
A fireball in the eastern sky that startled early-morning commuters from Washington to New York yesterday was not a meteor, but an old Soviet rocket re-entering the atmosphere after 26 years in orbit. The United States Space Command said the Vostok launch vehicle was sent into orbit in 1975 and sizzled back into the atmosphere some 10 miles off the Delaware coast about 5:51 am. yesterday. Witnesses said the brilliant yellow and white fireball took at least 20 seconds to cross the sky from south to north.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2004
The driver of the gasoline tanker that plunged from an overpass onto Interstate 95 in January apparently had a heart attack or other sudden medical problem that caused him to lose control of his truck, according to the final state report on the fiery crash that claimed four lives. Investigators for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police found no evidence of serious mechanical defects with the tanker, which had passed an inspection one week before the accident shut down I-95 near Elkridge for seven hours Jan. 13. "The evidence indicates that the driver of [the tanker]
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