November 5, 2005
For many men, the garage is a holy place -- it's their sanctuary, their place for their stuff. To examine this phenomenon, we'd like your help. Tell us about your garage -- or show us, if you can. Send an e-mail to rob.hiaasen@baltsun. com, or write to: Rob Hiaasen, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Please include your full name, address and phone number. And maybe we'll be by to check out your garage.
December 6, 2001
The state fire marshal is investigating a blaze that destroyed a masonry contractor's detached garage in Union Bridge early yesterday. Postal workers reported smoke in the first block of Whyte St. about 5 a.m. The 40-foot-by-15-foot garage and its contents were destroyed, and authorities estimated damage at $50,000. Deputy Fire Marshal Sarina Hart said Dean R. Pennington owns the garage for a contracting business. The building was by itself on property used for the business. Investigators determined that the fire was set deliberately and started inside the garage.
December 22, 1992
Annapolis' new Gotts Court Parking Garage is a home run -- an architectural triumph and key element in the revitalization of downtown.But its impact must be kept in perspective. The garage alone will not solve the capital city's economic problems, especially those of West Street.Of course, West Street businesses have good reason to celebrate the opening of this facility, which has been talked about for 30 years. By providing much needed parking space for shops and offices, the garage seems guaranteed to give West Street a shot in the arm.But, as Alderman Carl Snowden noted, "This is not the Second Coming."
September 11, 2005
DEBORAH A. UNITUS of Millersville has commuted to her Annapolis office for 30 years, always using Rowe Boulevard and its bridge across Weems Creek. "I was always curious about the very old, gray, painted garage with bi-fold doors tucked into the trees on the right immediately after crossing the bridge," she said, noting that during construction of the new lanes on the bridge it was not removed, although the road barriers now are just a few feet from...
May 4, 2010
A Prince George's County funeral home has lost its license after a state inspector discovered what appeared to be 40 bodies intended for cremation haphazardly piled in body bags stacked in its garage. The Maryland State Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors summarily suspended the license of the Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium in Riverdale on Monday. The emergency suspension affects two morticians as well as their business license. "I saw the photos," said Hari P. Close, the state funeral board's president.
October 24, 1990
Construction of the new Baltimore-Washington International Airport parking garage has reached the halfway point, airport officials said yesterday.Construction on the $29 million, four-level garage began in November 1989, and will add 2,800 more parking spaces for BWI travelers. The third floor of the garage will house the rental car pick-up and delivery area.The garage is located directly in front of the terminal building.Completion is scheduled for the fall of 1991.Deputy Administrator Nicholas Schaus said, "I am very pleased with the construction progress.
November 5, 1997
After months of phase-ins, the $37.2 million garage expansion at Baltimore-Washington International Airport is finally complete and open.The expansion, which began in April 1996, more than doubled the size of the previous garage to 5,600 spaces, including 1,000 on Level 3 for rental cars. It was prompted by a surge in passengers, which had created a shortage of parking spaces close to the terminal. Between 1994 and 1997, traffic jumped from 10 million passengers to 13.8 million.Two stories of the garage were extended outward and two new levels were constructed on top of the facility.
January 17, 1992
Choked with traffic in its historic streets, Annapolis is starting construction of a much-awaited garage to ease the parking crunch.The city awarded a $4.2-million contract Tuesday to Omni Construction Co. of Washington to build the 540-space garage behind the Arundel Center on Calvert Street.In a coup for Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins, who promised during his campaign to build the long-planned garage, the city is paying $1.3 million less than the original estimate. Omni was the lower of two bidders.
August 3, 1994
Firefighters in southwest Carroll found themselves fighting one fire and answering another call nearby yesterday afternoon.At 2:15 p.m. firefighters from Winfield, Westminster, Gamber and Reese were dispatched to a house fire on Salem Bottom Road between Nicodemus and Bloom Road.The fire started in an automobile parked in the driveway near the attached garage, fire officials said.Flames spreadfrom the car to the garage and were confined to that portion of the dwelling by the firefighters.