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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 5, 2009
James Edward McComas, president of the H.C. McComas Fuel Co. and a self-taught musician, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Monkton resident was 51. Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. McComas was a 1976 graduate of Loyola High School. He attended Loyola College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he studied biology. Mr. McComas went to work more than 30 years ago for the family-owned fuel business that was established in 1871. "He worked tirelessly to ensure the family business would prosper.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
McCormick & Co. Inc. saw increases in third-quarter sales and profits, led by greater demand from consumers in China and growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Sparks-based spice maker said Thursday. Income jumped 18 percent to $122.9 million, or 94 cents per share, in the three months ending Aug. 31, compared with $104.4 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier, helped by a lower tax rate. McCormick's sales rose 3 percent to $1.04 billion, the company said. The results sent shares of McCormick up nearly 3 percent on the New York Stock Exchange to close at $67.50 each.
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By DAN THANH DANG and DAN THANH DANG,dan.thanh.dang@baltsun.com | October 26, 2008
If the needle on a gas gauge points to "F" and no one is around to see it, does it mean the gas tank is full? This is not supposed to be a trick question, and the answer is: maybe. Or so Lauren Klemm discovered recently when she rented a U-Haul cargo van on Falls Road in Baltimore. After filling the van up with almost three gallons of gas for $10.09, Klemm and her dad dropped the van off at the U-Haul store after closing time and left the key in a drop box. Days later, the 25-year-old graduate student checked her bank account to discover that U-Haul charged her $32.25 on top of the $80 she'd already paid.
NEWS
September 24, 2014
What good news! The morning after more than 400,000 activists turned out to protest climate change, major philanthropies pledged to divest from fossil fuel ("Philanthropies, including Rockefellers, and investors pledge $50 billion fossil fuel divestment," Sept. 22), demonstrating how the tables are turning in this false controversy over the environment vs. the economy and jobs. The Rockefeller Fund and many others have recognized there is no question that the economy will fail miserably if we permit climate change to continue unabated.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | April 16, 2014
The Maryland Department of the Environment has categorized the damage done to downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi by a diesel fuel leak as minimal, even though an estimated 500 to 600 gallons of fuel entered the lake, according to an office spokesperson. Jay Apperson, deputy director for MDE office of communications, said that cleanup of the spill, which occurred at around 4 p.m. on April 14, is expected to last a week, although containment for the spill will remain in place for approximately four weeks.
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By Robbie Whelan and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 1, 2010
A former Baltimore public works employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the city and reselling it as part of a scheme that went unnoticed for a year and a half. Maurice Boone, 45, was found out Jan. 5, 2009, by a Baltimore County police officer who saw Boone filling several 250-gallon storage tanks with city-purchased diesel at a warehouse on Sparrows Point Road. The officer observed Boone while investigating a car-theft ring. According to court records, Boone told police and an investigator from the city inspector general's office that the plot had been going on since 2007.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Aaron Chester | November 8, 2007
Two heavy-rock bands promoting new releases -- Fuel and Trapt -- perform at Rams Head Live tonight. Famous for the songs "Shimmer," "Hemorrhage" and "Innocent," Fuel recently released Angels and Devils. California-based Trapt released a live album earlier in the year. Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. Tickets are $24.50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2012
Lee Richardson is a pioneer of sorts in taking a new look at a very old energy source. The Wicomico County poultry farmer just finished installing a commercial-sized wood pellet stove to heat one of his chicken houses in Willards, east of Salisbury. When his next flock of chicks arrives from Perdue, Richardson will test how the wood-warmed birds fare compared with those raised in a neighboring house, which is heated by burning propane gas. "We're going to run it for a year and see what happens," Richardson said.
NEWS
August 9, 2007
Democrats running Congress can blame President Bush and their tiny Senate majority for most of the disappointments of their tenure so far. But on their bid to apply progressive policy to energy and the environment - potentially a signature issue - Democrats are getting beat by their own guys. If House leaders, in particular, can't find the discipline within their ranks to finally muscle past the auto industry and raise motor vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, voters might well ask what difference it makes which party is in charge.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Your editorial on the Environmental Protection Agency's new fuel efficiency standards was right on point ("EPA gets it right," Aug. 29). It lets us know where a Romney administration's priorities really would be on fuel standards. Hopefully, anyone who hasn't made up their minds about who to vote for in November will now know how to cast their ballot. James Maddox Jr., Baltimore
SPORTS
By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 18, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  At different points, Maryland's media relations staff is responsible for tracking down Terps players. Some players can be more difficult to find or get in touch with. But Matt Taylor, Maryland's primary media contact for football, says sophomore cornerback Will Likely is not one of them. If Likely is not in class or on the practice field, Taylor says Likely is often just in the Terps' defensive back team meeting room evaluating film. People can see Likely's talent.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Baltimore officials plan to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked for community improvements to replace a major artery in the city's underground steam pipe system. The proposal has drawn criticism from local elected officials and community leaders who say it is a misuse of the funds to be generated by the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. They want the money to be used for neighborhood-oriented projects, such as walking trails or efforts to connect unemployed residents with jobs.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a rooftop generator at Bond Street Wharf into the Fells Point harbor Sunday, Maryland environmental officials said. The fuel leaked into the water from a stormwater outfall at Bond Street, Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson said. Officials believe 75-100 gallons of the red-dyed fuel reached the Patapsco River. MDE's Emergency Response Division contained the spill with a boom, a temporary floating barrier used to contain oil, and used absorbent materials to recover oil from the water, Apperson said.
NEWS
August 7, 2014
Your Aug. 4 editorial ( "Cap and dividend" ) does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people - and government - make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us without poisoning the atmosphere. And I agree with your assertion that rising energy prices will be a "near certainty," but my reason is different. Peak oil refers to a peak in production, which might already be happening, and predicts higher energy prices as production falls.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2014
The project seemed simple enough - build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy industry But 18 months after it was heralded by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the $75 million project has been stymied after prospective sites and a potential partnership fell through. Now state officials are weighing giving Green Planet Power Solutions, the California-based company chosen to build the 13.4-megawatt plant, a nearly $35 million subsidy on top of what the state previously agreed to pay for its power.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Several toll lanes on southbound Interstate 95 prior to the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore were closed Tuesday afternoon after a tractor trailer collided with a pick-up truck at one of the toll entrances. The accident, reported to Maryland Transportation Authority officials about 5:18 p.m., forced four lanes of traffic to be closed as hazardous materials crews responded to 20 gallons of fuel reported to be spilled on the roadway, said Tamory Winfield, a MdTA spokesman. No injuries were reported, but the lanes - No. 15 through No. 18 - could remain closed for some time, Winfield said shortly after 6 p.m. First Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman, said the accident appeared to involve the tractor trailer, the pick-up truck and one other passenger vehicle.
NEWS
January 16, 1991
The county should continue to purchase fuels in bulk rather than dealing solely with outside vendors, a county study has shown.The County Commissioners were told this week that gas, diesel and off-road fuel for county vehicles should be bought and stored in large tanks by a single vendor. The county currently contracts with major fuel suppliers, who sell about 500,000 gallons of vehicle fuel to the county a year at a cost of $573,000.The county has one automated fueling station at its Maintenance Facility on Meadow Branch Road.
NEWS
November 16, 1999
A gasoline tanker rig lies on Fairfield Avenue after it overturned making a sharp turn in Wagner's Point. The accident caused thousands of gallons of fuel to spill onto the street and into a nearby sewer drain yesterday morning. Two major roads were closed, preventing many from reaching or leaving their jobs and cutting off Wagner's Point residents. (Article, Page 3B)
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
The season's first tropical storm is expected to brush the mid-Atlantic coast just in time for the Fourth of July, but it is a cold front helping steer the system offshore that could deliver storms and heavy downpours before a cooler, drier holiday Friday. Hot, humid air over the region for the middle of the week is forecast to fuel storm chances through Thursday night. Oppressive levels of moisture in the air prompted Baltimore City officials to declare the summer's first "code red" heat advisory Wednesday.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Two left lanes on Interstate 95 near the MD 24 exit in Harford County have reopened after an overturned vehicle caused a fuel spill, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The right lane remains closed. The area is experiencing major delays. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company reports a 48-year-old woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center following the crash as a precaution. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning from noon until 10 p.m. Friday.
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