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By ROB KASPER | October 19, 1996
THERE WAS A HUM in the kitchen. At first I treated the hum the way all veteran homeowners treat strange noises. I pretended it would go away.When it didn't, I checked out the usual suspects, the kids, the radio, the refrigerator. All were known noise offenders. The percentages were usually pretty high, that at any given moment, one of them would be guilty. But in this case, they were innocent.The "hummer" turned out to be a fluorescent light fixture. It was the first of four such fixtures, each about 2 feet long, that were attached to the bottom of the kitchen cabinets.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones glides through the home clubhouse in a T-shirt and basketball shorts, razzing everyone he passes with a bellowing voice and an even louder cackle. On the other side of the room is right fielder Nick Markakis, sitting quietly at his locker, rarely looking up. Markakis' choice of nonbaseball duds is often tan and green camouflage. Earlier this season Markakis walked into Camden Yards in head-to-toe camo, looking as if he had just vacated a tree stand in the woods.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2001
A Westminster-area man who was trying to repair an outside light fixture died after falling 12 feet from the second story of his home - apparently breaking his neck, said state police at the Westminster barracks. Glenn Allan Starr, 38, of the 800 block of Lucabaugh Mill Road - just outside Westminster city limits - had a faint pulse but was unconscious when paramedics arrived about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, state police said. He was pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital. Starr's three sons were present when the accident occurred, police said.
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By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Marc B. Noren, a family law attorney and former manager for the Civil Division of the Clerk's Office of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, died of respiratory failure on Aug. 25, at his home in Pikesville. He was 59 and had suffered for several years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Mr. Noren was a fixture in the Baltimore City court system and family law circles, having begun his career at the age of 19 at the Baltimore City clerk's office. By age 22, he was a leader in one of the civil courts.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | June 4, 2005
VENTURING opinions about differences between men and women is a surefire way to get yourself in trouble. Here I go. When it comes to gender and light fixtures, men see the light, women see the fixture. I say this based on a sample of three -- my wife, her sister and myself -- and on one repair incident. My wife's sister lives on the other side of the country, in Phoenix. Until last weekend, I did not have a clue that she cared about our light fixtures. But last Saturday my wife pulled a new fixture out of a box and announced that some months ago she and her sister had determined that the "awful" old fixture in the hall was going to be replaced.
NEWS
November 9, 1998
FireWestminster: Firefighters from Westminster and New Windsor responded at 8: 24 p.m. Thursday to a house fire in the 400 block of Old New Windsor Road. Units were out 65 minutes.PoliceWestminster: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Johahn Drive told police on Tuesday that someone spray-painted a building and lighting fixture. Damage is estimated at $150.Pub Date: 11/09/98
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | June 18, 1995
Q: I'm planning a contemporary design for the condo that I'll soon be moving to. The choice for the dining-room lighting is perplexing, since it seems a waste not to hang a fixture from the outlet in the center of the ceiling. I'm afraid, however, that a chandelier will look old-fashioned. What do you think?A: You don't even have to hang anything from the outlet. Even if you're unable to install recessed lighting in the ceiling you can still choose what's known as a surface-mounted fixture.
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By ROB KASPER | February 20, 1999
ONE OF THE advantages of living in a house for a long time is that when something breaks, it usually is a repeat performance. The mystery of "what is that terrible noise?" is gone.Over the years, for instance, I have learned that a "chirp" coming from the refrigerator freezer means the fan motor has gone kaput. I now know that a growl from underneath the kitchen sink means the garbage disposal is gummed up, probably with potato peels, and that the problem can be remedied with a wrench that fits into the disposal's belly.
BUSINESS
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | March 9, 1997
A RECENT surprisingly warm weekend had people scrambling to open long-shut windows and to turn on ceiling fans. It wasn't hot enough to turn on air-conditioning, but getting the air moving made a big difference in comfort.Comfort is the reason old-fashioned ceiling fans have been making a comeback, especially during the last decade. If you don't have air-conditioning, judicious use of ceiling fans can almost replace it. If you have some air-conditioning, ceiling fans can make it feel like you have more.
NEWS
August 1, 1994
FIRE* Sykesville: Firefighters from the Sykesville station responded to an oil spill on Jeroby Road at 8:36 a.m. Friday. They were out for an hour and 45 minutes.Engines from Sykesville, Winfield, Gamber and West Friendship of Howard County were dispatched to a building fire in the 7500 block of Main St., Sykesville, at 3:15 p.m. Friday. The first unit to arrive determined the smoke was coming from the ballast of a light fixture and canceled the other units. They were out for 20 minutes.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Edward Clark - known as "Pops" to Baltimore softball enthusiasts - could often be found along the sidelines watching a game from his red folding chair. Nearly anyone who played in adult leagues saw the 81-year-old on the fields this summer, as they have for years. But on Wednesday players were mourning the city sporting patriarch, who died after his Northwest Baltimore home burned. Officials said late Wednesday that Clark died of smoke inhalation. His death is the 14th confirmed fire death this year - up from last year's all-time low of 12. "He was more than just a city employee.
SPORTS
By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Standing outside of his barn at Churchill Downs, leaning against a temporary fence that seems more invitation that blockade, D. Wayne Lukas is as much a Kentucky Derby fixture as spilled bourbon and bad bets. The Derby takes thousands of horses in their 3-year-old years and whittles them down to a field of 20 through a series of races run across the country, and no trainer has been there at the end more often than Lukas. His two starters entered in Saturday's race, 30-1 Oxbow and 20-1 Will Take Charge, would be his 46th and 47th.
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For The Baltimore Sun and For The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
When 302 Glenrae Drive in the heart of Old Catonsville went on the market March 27, 2013, it didn't remain there long. Only three days, in fact. The Bob & Ronna Team of Long & Foster Realtors brought a potential buyer to see the home on that very day, and a bid was placed immediately. "Not only that, it listed and sold at the same price — $425, 000," Ronna Corman-Chew said. "This is an incredible, completely remodeled three-bed and two-bath split-level with a retro flair," Bob Chew said.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | January 23, 2013
When former IndyCar circuit champion Tony Kanaan heard that his new teammate would be the promising young driver Simona De Silvestro, he immediately thought they would get along fine. "Both of us have caught fire before," he said Wednesday. "So we have a lot to talk about. " A YouTube search turns up a video of Kanaan on fire while his car is in pit row and another in which members of his pit crew are burned by nearly invisible flames (because the fuel used at the time was methanol and burned clear)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
McCormick & Schmick's emerged in the 1970s as a reliable seafood restaurant for business travelers. Acquired this year by Landry's, the giant Houston-based "diversified restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company," the restaurant is undergoing a midlife makeover. McCormick & Schmick's has restyled its menu, its mission and even its name. The restaurant's full name, printed on the menu, is now McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks. Fish still gets top billing, but there are competing players.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | December 27, 2012
Despite being a rookie, Justin Tucker ranks third in the NFL in field-goal percentage (93.5) and seventh in points (127). It wasn't enough, however, for the Ravens kicker to earn a Pro Bowl invitation. The Cleveland Browns' Phil Dawson, who leads the league in field-goal percentage (96.6), got was selected as the AFC's kicker. Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said Tucker could become a regular Pro Bowler if he maintains his consistency and productivity. “I really don't know how the Pro Bowl voting goes.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | January 25, 1997
I WAS ENJOYING some "quality time" at home. I had managed to elude all forms of domestic responsibility and all members of my family. Everybody was out of the house, but would soon be back. When they returned, so would my obligations.For one brief shining segment of a Saturday afternoon, I was a man of leisure. There were pillows on the couch, a basketball game on the tube. It was time for a little horizontal meditation, sometimes called napping. Just as I settled in, I heard my mother's voice.
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By ROB KASPER | December 19, 1992
Once there was light. Then there was darkness, followed by the smell of something burning.It seemed like an appropriate time to turn off the electricity and try to fix the darkened fixture on the kitchen wall.Experience has taught me that when doing minor electrical repair work, it is wise to flip the circuit breaker off, and to chant a reassuring phrase. Something like "Don't burn the house down."The smelly kitchen fixture was a sconce, a wall light designed to look like a candle.It had been installed some years ago by men who knew what they were doing, electricians.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2012
Mildred Otenasek, a pioneering force for women in Maryland Democratic politics and a much-loved professor and mentor at her alma mater, Notre Dame of Maryland University, died Nov. 19 at her home in Roland Park. She was 98. A diminutive, soft-spoken woman with a fierce intellect and a determination to both succeed and blaze a path for the women who would follow her, Mrs. Otenasek became a driving force in politics, including a stint as the first female member of the Democratic National Committee for Maryland.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
When it's not quite 9 a.m. on a Sunday and there's a crowd gathering on the sidewalk, there's a good chance something special is happening. When that crowd is gathering outside the funky facade of Blue Moon Cafe in Fells Point, breakfast is that something special. Here's how breakfast at Blue Moon works: Upon arrival, head inside to track down a waiter and add your name to the ever-growing list. During our visit, at a quarter to 9, the wait was 30 minutes; an hour later when we left, it had swelled to a full hour and a half.
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