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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,SUN REPORTER | June 13, 2008
The number of false alarms from security systems in the county has decreased significantly since police mounted a reduction effort - except at schools and other government-run buildings. A recent audit of the Police Department's False Alarm Reduction Program showed that more than 50 alarm sites accounted for more than 25 percent of all false alarms - and half of those are government buildings. The "top offending" sites, in fact, are operated by county government agencies or the school system, according to the audit.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
A 48-year-old woman was charged after she crashed an SUV into the Drumcastle government building in Towson on Thursday morning, Baltimore County police said. Hiwot Arbi of the 900 block of Gladway Road in Middle River was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, police said. About 8:40 a.m., a black Toyota Rav4 traveling southbound at a high speed in a parking lot turned left and struck two unoccupied parked vehicles - one a gold Chevrolet Blazer - before hopping a curb, becoming airborne and crashing into the building, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
An employee at Aberdeen Proving Ground pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing tons of copper wire from government buildings and other locations in Harford County while on the job, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore. Timothy J. Bittner, 52, of Bel Air, used work vehicles and his experience as an electrician in the APG Department of Public Works to conspire with others to steal thousands of dollars worth of the metal from inside government buildings in Edgewood and from underground locations in Eagle Point between March and November of 2011, prosecutors said.
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April 16, 2014
With Russian troops amassed along its border and Kremlin-backed separatists in control of major cities in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev is facing the gravest threat to its survival since the breakup of the former Soviet Union a generation ago. Unless the U.S. and its allies can convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from using the unrest there as a pretext for military intervention, it looks more likely than ever that eastern...
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May 2, 2013
Reading about the rain water tax, I see that government buildings do not have to pay this tax. The government evidently knows how to keep their runoff from causing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Why not tell the rest of us their secret so we can keep our rain water from being contaminated and the Bay will quickly become pristine clean? Believe that and I'll tell you another one. Mary Chesney Schwind Cockeysville
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By Knight-Ridder | January 24, 1991
MOSCOW -- The Soviet Union nearly ground to a halt yesterday when millions of people swarmed banks, government buildings and workplaces.The hysteria was sparked when Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced this week that 50- and 100-ruble notes were being immediately withdrawn from circulation to help cut inflation.Working people and pensioners -- many of whom stuff mattresses and socks with thousands of rubles in those denominations -- say the order may hit them the hardest. Citizens have until tomorrow to trade in about 250 rubles of the larger notes.
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February 7, 2013
In case you somehow missed it, though we don't know you possibly could have, Harford County turned purple during the last month, Baltimore Ravens Purple. Schools, storefronts, homes, government buildings, every conceivable business, piece of public art, baked goods and thousands of cars and trucks, all have all been adorned with the colors of the Super Bowl XLVII Champions. And, who among us in Harford hasn't donned the purple and black, as we cheered our team to the victory, many of us also outfitting our dogs, cats and other pets in similar attire.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 7, 2006
PARIS -- In one of the largest restitutions ever of art seized by the Nazis, the Dutch government announced yesterday that it would return more than 200 old-master paintings to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker, a wealthy Dutch Jewish dealer and collector who fled Amsterdam ahead of advancing German troops in May 1940. The works include oils by Jan Steen, Filippo Lippi, Anthony van Dyck, Salomon van Ruysdael, Jan Mostaert and Jan van Goyen that have been hanging in 17 Dutch museums and other government buildings since the 1950s.
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May 12, 1992
The city of Westminster has the honor of being the seat of the Carroll County government.Some honor. Mayor W. Benjamin Brown calls it a "burden" because it costs his city an estimated $133,000 in real estate taxes that could be collected if county government buildings were taxable.At a recent meeting with the three county commissioners, Mr. Brown claimed 21 county-owned properties in Westminster could generate almost $86,000 in property taxes. In addition, six county Board of Education buildings in the city could be taxed for nearly $47,000.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 15, 1996
PHOENIX -- The government's case against the Viper militia of Arizona threatens to backfire on federal agencies that heralded it as a breakthrough in the war against domestic terrorists.Federal authorities said this month that the arrests of 10 men and two women here -- the largest apprehension of militia members in U.S. history -- thwarted a plot to launch a terrorist campaign to attack government buildings with ammonium nitrate bombs.Standing on the White House lawn, President Clinton said: "I'd like to begin today by saluting the enforcement officers who made arrests in Arizona yesterday to avert a terrible terrorist attack.
NEWS
December 10, 2013
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. offered a great commentary on President Barack Obama's foreign policy mistakes. But he should also have mentioned the failed Libyan intrusion, which led to the as yet unexplained visit by Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens to Benghazi without appropriate security and his resulting demise without any help from the current administration ("Obama's foreign policy failures," Dec. 8). Also, CBS has reported that al-Qaida flags are now flying over some government buildings.
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By Catherine Pugh | August 15, 2013
For many local governments, the promise is seductive. A cottage industry of consultants and network builders — who stand to profit handsomely — sell the idea to misty-eyed government officials that building a municipal broadband network will spawn a local Silicon Valley microcosm that will be a monument to their incumbency. But what they don't see is that the economics of the grand venture doom it to likely failure. For the most part, municipally-built broadband networks have the economic chips stacked against them and, where tried, have saddled local taxpayers with a mountain of debt and half-built networks that are then sold at fire-sale prices to vulture investors.
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August 9, 2013
Dundalk was once economically and culturally vibrant and included our traditional Heritage Fair, Fourth of July and St. Patrick's Day parades, picnics at Chesterwood, Stansbury and Gunpowder parks and a myriad of historical events associated with North Point and Fort Howard. It was through the vision of our community that we could boast of the activities that attract visitors and community pride. Suddenly, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz decided he must sell our government center to generate funds for schools.
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May 2, 2013
Reading about the rain water tax, I see that government buildings do not have to pay this tax. The government evidently knows how to keep their runoff from causing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Why not tell the rest of us their secret so we can keep our rain water from being contaminated and the Bay will quickly become pristine clean? Believe that and I'll tell you another one. Mary Chesney Schwind Cockeysville
NEWS
February 7, 2013
In case you somehow missed it, though we don't know you possibly could have, Harford County turned purple during the last month, Baltimore Ravens Purple. Schools, storefronts, homes, government buildings, every conceivable business, piece of public art, baked goods and thousands of cars and trucks, all have all been adorned with the colors of the Super Bowl XLVII Champions. And, who among us in Harford hasn't donned the purple and black, as we cheered our team to the victory, many of us also outfitting our dogs, cats and other pets in similar attire.
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By Alex Clearfield | October 22, 2012
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, spoke at Johns Hopkins University last week. He mostly avoided partisan politics, instead focusing on the roles of China and technology in determining America's future. However, he did address his failed presidential campaign, noting that his serving as ambassador to China under President Barack Obama hurt his standing with conservatives. To thunderous applause, Mr. Huntsman said (and I paraphrase), "No matter your party, when your president calls on you to serve, you do it. " This sentiment is anathema to many of our government officials today.
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By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 23, 1990
BEL AIR -- Gov. William Donald Schaefer says he has seen the future of Maryland, and it is lighted by an energy-efficient fluorescent light bulb.At a news conference held in front of a state district court building here yesterday morning, Mr. Schaefer appointed a new energy czar and announced a program to reduce the energy costs of government buildings and vehicles.Mr. Schaefer teamed up with George V. McGowan, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. chairman, to announce the start of a joint conservation program as a group of government officials and election campaign workers watched.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
An employee at Aberdeen Proving Ground pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing tons of copper wire from government buildings and other locations in Harford County while on the job, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore. Timothy J. Bittner, 52, of Bel Air, used work vehicles and his experience as an electrician in the APG Department of Public Works to conspire with others to steal thousands of dollars worth of the metal from inside government buildings in Edgewood and from underground locations in Eagle Point between March and November of 2011, prosecutors said.
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